Cincinnati Bengals
Name  Donald Lee
Born  8/31/1980
Height  6-4
Weight  248
College  Mississippi State
3/3/2011 11:07:00 AM
Description: The Packers have released TE Donald Lee. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: Owners jumped on the Lee bandwagon when Jermichael Finley went down, but Lee failed to live up to the waiver-wire hype after producing just eleven catches for 73 yards and three touchdowns. Lee should find work elsewhere, but is nothing more than a depth option.
2/14/2011 1:53:00 PM
Description: Packers TE Donald Lee is expected to be released this offseason. SOURCE: MILWAUKEE JOURNAL-SENTINEL
Insight: Jermichael Finley owners hit the waivers hard for Lee in 2010, but he was barely a blip on the fantasy radar. Due $2.2 million on the last year of his deal, he just isn't worth keeping around.
10/15/2010 12:00:00 PM
Description: ESPN reports Packers' head coach Mike McCarthy said he's optimistic Lee (chest) can play this week after he returned to practice on Thursday.
Insight: Lee's status is still up in the air, and his effectiveness may be limited if he does play. (
10/14/2010 1:51:00 PM
Description: After it was initially thought that he would miss the next two weeks with a chest injury, Packers TE Donald Lee made a surprising return to practice Thursday. SOURCE: TWITTER
Insight: This isn't a good sign for those who picked up Andrew Quarless. We will know more about Lee's participation later Thursday, but just the fact that Lee was back at all is a bit of a shock.
10/11/2010 3:04:00 PM
Description: Greg Bedard of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, via Twitter, that Lee (chest) is expected to miss at least two weeks with a chest sprain.
Insight: Lee could have stepped into a greater role with Jermichael Finley (right knee) out, but that will not come to fruition. (
10/10/2010 2:05:00 PM
Description: Lee scored Green Bay's first touchdown of the game Sunday but then left with a left shoulder injury. reports that he won't return.
Insight: Lee saw a door to production open when Jermichael Finley went down. With the top two tight ends removed, look for lots of multi-receiver sets from a deep deep at that position. (
10/10/2010 1:33:00 PM
Description: The Packers are now down to third-string TE Andrew Quarless after TE Donald Lee left Sunday's game against the Redskins with a shoulder injury and is not expected to return.
Insight: Jermichael Finley is also out with a knee injury.
5/6/2010 10:34:00 AM
Description: The Green Bay Press Gazette reports Lee's days with the Packers could be numbered.
Insight: Jermichael Finley is the clear No. 1 tight end for Green Bay, so even if Lee sticks around his fantasy value is limited without an injury. (
Cold7/25/2009 11:50:00 PM
Description: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Lee remains the team's No. 1 tight end. He's being pushed by second-year player Jermichael Finley.
Insight: Expect Finley to catch more passes this season. His infringement on Lee's numbers makes neither player particularly attractive for fantasy purposes. (
Cold7/10/2009 8:36:00 AM
Description: Lee could face a fight for his starting job in training camp from second-year man Jermichael Finley.
Insight: Finley was a raw player last year and didn't get a whole lot of playing time as a result. He's a tremendous talent, though, who figures to be a bigger part of the offense in 2009, no matter who opens the year as the starter. Lee should not be drafted in most fantasy leagues. (
4/16/2009 12:50:00 PM
Description: Lee caught 39 passes for 303 yards and five touchdowns in his second season as the team's starting tight end.
Insight: Lee could face decreased looks this season, however, with second-year man Jermichael Finley around. Finley only caught six passes as a rookie but has potential. Lee is a late-round option as a fantasy tight end. (
Steady11/16/2008 4:03:00 PM
Description: Lee had his best game of the season with six catches for 33 yards and a TD.
Insight: Lee has been a quiet TD, but now has three TD's in his last six games. He won't make anyone forget about Mark Chmura, but he can catch the ball if left wide open. (
11/14/2008 11:37:00 AM
Description: Lee signed a nice contract extension in the off-season but has yet to produce any decent fantasy numbers so far this season. He is used primarily as a blocker in the Packer offense.
Insight: Lee has been sharing TE duties with two other options so consider him a very risky play in Week 11 against Chicago. (
10/31/2008 11:20:00 AM
Description: Lee had been used primarily as a blocker so far this season. He was held out of the end zone in Week 7 after scoring a touchdown the week before on a shuffle pass at the goal line.
Insight: Lee is a risky play because he is used as a blocker so frequently. There are much better options at TE this week, keep Lee on your bench. (
10/8/2008 7:15:00 PM
Description: Lee found the end zone for the first time this season, against the Falcons in Week 5. Lee signed a contract extension this past off-season and has proven to be a reliable receiver in the red-zone.
Insight: The Packers? receivers go as Aaron Rodgers goes and a Week 6 game in Seattle should translate into good receiving yards for Lee. Monitor the progress of Aaron Rodgers? injured shoulder to determine Lee?s worth this week. (