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Packers HC Mike McCarthy said Monday that QB Aaron Rodgers will undergo surgery on his broken collarbone. "Potentially his season will be over," McCarthy added. Rodgers will head to IR soon, with the possibility of being re-activated starting in Week 15. It sounds like the chances are better than not, though, that he misses the final 10 games. QB Brett Hundley is set to take over as Green Bay's starter. With plenty of weapons and plus athleticism, he could make some fantasy noise.

The Packers announced that QB Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone in Sunday's game against the Vikings. "There's a chance he could miss the rest of the season," the report added. Rodgers broke his collarbone back in 2013 and missed 7 weeks. That timeline would have him back for Week 14. We're sure to get more updates on the situation over the next 24 hours, but fantasy owners will obviously need to find a replacement for the stud QB.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers exited in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Vikings after being slammed to the ground by LB Anthony Barr. He appeared to injure his right shoulder. Rodgers was carted back to the locker room. We'll update his status when we learn more. QB Brett Hundley is Green Bay's backup.

Update: Rodgers is officially questionable to return with a right shoulder injury, the team announced.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is active for today’s game against the Vikings. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning that Montgomery “is not expected to be limited going in.” But NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport hears that he’ll split carries with RB Aaron Jones. Montgomery seems like the better bet for pass-catching work. Both guys are risk/reward fantasy plays.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Packers RBs Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery are "slated to split carries" in today's game against the Vikings. That's not surprising given Jones' breakthrough at Dallas last week and Montgomery playing through broken ribs. The situation obviously lowers the ceiling for both players in fantasy, but both are options for FF lineups.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is expected to play against the Vikings today and that he "is not expected to be limited going in." It's the most optimistic report we've heard yet. Montgomery will still be at risk of an in-game setback. And it's unclear how much RB Aaron Jones will eat into his workload. But Montgomery now looks like the best Week 6 fantasy bet in Green Bay's backfield.

The Packers have ruled S Morgan Burnett out for Sunday's game at Minnesota. Burnett is dealing with a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice all week. S Josh Jones should see full or nearly full playing time in Burnett's absence and present upside.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson (back) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final injury report. He’s good to go for Sunday’s game in Minnesota. Nelson could see a bunch of CB Xavier Rhodes but remains a must-start in season-long leagues.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. He put in a full week of practice, though, and signs point to him playing. The bigger question is Montgomery’s workload with the rib injury and RB Aaron Jones’ emergence. Consider Montgomery and Jones both risk/reward RB2s for Week 6.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) was again listed as a full participant on Thursday. This workout, unlike Wednesday's, was in full pads. Montgomery told reporters afterward that he "felt fine" and that he feels "comfortable" after taking some contact. It sure sounds like he's on track to play against the Vikings this weekend. We'll get another update tomorrow.

Packers S Morgan Burnett suffered a hamstring injury in Sunday's win over the Cowboys, limiting him to just two-thirds of his normal playing time. He was not on the field for Wednesday's practice. We have yet to see a further update on his condition, but it's a worrisome situation for a player who has dealt with some lower-body issue every season since 2013. Plan to be without Burnett for Week 6 in your IDP league.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) was listed as a full participant in Wednesday's practice. That would seemingly put him on track for this weekend's game vs. the Vikings, but insider Jason Wilde tweeted that there's "no guarantee he plays." There's likely still concern about Montgomery's ability to absorb contact with those broken ribs. We'll continue to track his status over the next few days.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson put in a full practice on Wednesday. He's listed on the injury report with a back issue, rather than the previously reported hamstring. Regardless, Nelson is on track to play against the Vikings this weekend. He'll see plenty of shutdown CB Xavier Rhodes in that one, but Nelson is worth keeping in fantasy lineups.

Packers WR Jordy Nelson was on the sidelines for the final drive of yesterday's win over the Cowboys with a hamstring injury, according to NFL.com's Michael Silver. Neither Nelson nor HC Mike McCarthy had an update after the game. The fact that Nelson couldn't be out there at such a crucial time, though, suggests that this is something we'll need to monitor closely this week.

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Packers DE Mike Daniels (hip) is active for today's game against the Cowboys. That will mark his 1st action since the 1st quarter of Week 2. We'd rather watch him for a game before using him in IDP lineups again.

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Packers WR Davante Adams (concussion) is active for today’s game against the Cowboys. There’s no reason to believe he’ll be limited at all. Adams is a WR2 with upside in a likely shootout.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is inactive for today’s game against the Cowboys. His absence leaves the backfield to Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams. Jones reportedly got the 1st-team work in practice this week and is the preferred fantasy play.

Packers RB Aaron Jones got the 1st-team reps in practice this week, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. RB Jamaal Williams was listed as a full participant all week, so it sounds like Jones has passed him on the depth chart. That's not a surprise if you've watched both guys play this season. Expect both to be involved vs. Dallas today, but Jones is now the better fantasy bet.

Packers WR Davante Adams has cleared the concussion protocol and is expected to play against the Cowboys on Sunday. It's a remarkable recovery after taking a nasty hit from Bears LB Danny Trevathan just 9 days ago. Adams is safe to get into fantasy lineups as a WR2 with upside against Dallas' beatable secondary.

Packers WR Davante Adams (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. He was limited in practice all week, and HC Mike McCarthy confirmed on Friday that Adams still hasn't passed through the protocol. McCarthy added that Adams will likely need to do so before Green Bay flies to Dallas on Saturday if he's going to play. So we should get another update on his status tomorrow.

 
 
 

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