Green Bay Packers (5-6) wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks missed Thursday’s 29-22 win on the road over the Detroit Lions (8-3) because of a concussion. Head coach Matt LaFleur met with the media on Monday and told them that Wicks is out of the concussion protocol.
He should be good to go this week when Green Bay hosts the Kansas City Chiefs (8-3) on Sunday night football. It will be interesting to see how many snaps he will see on offense against Kansas City’s defense.
Wicks was playing well and getting into a groove for the Packers offensively before the concussion. During the year, he has caught 20 passes for 331 yards, receiving and one touchdown. He is averaging 16.5 yards per reception. Wicks has also been targeted 32 times this season.
Before the concussion, he was playing better than Christian Watson. However, Watson had five receptions for 94 yards receiving and one touchdown against the Lions on Thanksgiving Day. Watson averaged 18.8 yards per reception in that football game.
Dontayvion Wicks For the Green Bay Packers Was Improving Week-by-Week Before the Concussion
Just because Watson had a good game for Green Bay last week does not mean that Wicks should not be involved in the offense on Sunday night. He has been ascending over the last several games. Against the Los Angeles Chargers, he caught three passes for 91 yards receiving and averaged 30.3 yards per reception in that contest.
It would not be a good thing for him to be on the sidelines watching the game. Green Bay will need to continue using four-wide sets against the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense. Wicks is always getting open for the Packers offense.
Assuming Wicks is active, he needs to be on the field. It would be total coaching malpractice by Matt LaFleur if he wasn’t going to play at all. Jordan Love and Wicks have connected well with each other so far this season. It feels as if Wicks is close to his first career 100-yard receiving game sooner rather than later.