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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) announced on Tuesday night that he's been medically cleared. That presumably means he'll start this weekend's game against the Panthers. Rodgers has been practicing for a couple of weeks now and been impressing teammates and media members. The last time he returned from a broken collarbone -- albeit on his non-throwing side -- he went for 318 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs against the Bears in his 1st game back. He comes with a bit lower floor than usual this week, but Rodgers sits safely inside QB1 territory in our rankings. His return is also a big boost to WR Jordy Nelson.

Packers OLB Nick Perry (foot) is inactive for today's game against the Browns. That removes the sack leader from a shaky Green Bay pass rush. The Packers remain an upside play on D, though the recent additions at WR and spotty rushing success add scoring risk to the Browns offense.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers impressed both beat writers and teammates on Wednesday in his 1st official practice since breaking his collarbone. "He looks like himself," WR Jordy Nelson said. Rodgers still needs to get full medical clearance, but he continues to trend toward returning for next weekend's game against the Panthers.

Packers OLB Clay Matthews (groin) is active for today's game against the Buccaneers. He's a low-level IDP option anyway but is available if he makes sense in your deep league.

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Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) is active for today's game against the Bucs. He ended up missing just 2 games with that MCL injury. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this morning that RB Jamaal Williams will get “most of the work,” but that could change based on how both RBs are performing. Williams remains the better fantasy bet but is more of a risk/reward RB2 now. Jones is just a flier in his 1st game back.

The Packers expect RB Aaron Jones to play against the Buccaneers today after he missed the past 2 games with a knee sprain, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Jamaal Williams, however, is "still expected to get most of the work." Jones has been the most explosive of Green Bay's RBs this year, though. We'd be surprised if he doesn't get a decent number of touches. Of course, it's tough to know just how healthy Jones is. We'd play Williams 1st among the 2. Beyond that, the values of both -- because of the unpredictable touch outlooks -- will be a bit of a crapshoot.

The Packers have placed RB Ty Montgomery on IR, ending his 2017 season. He got off to a rocking start, with 253 yards and 3 TDs in his first 3 games. But he suffered a rib injury in the 4th that's hampered him ever since. Montgomery is also dealing with a wrist injury that requires surgery, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He should be fine for the offseason program, but Montgomery will need to fight for a 2018 role in Green Bay's young, crowded backfield.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) is expected to practice when he's 1st eligible on Saturday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. This doesn't yet guarantee that Rodgers will play again this season, though. Rapoport notes that Green Bay will need to still be in the playoff race to bring Rodgers back, which would likely require wins the next 2 weeks vs. Tampa Bay and Cleveland. Rodgers' collarbone will also need to be healed enough to get the green light from what Rapoport calls the Packers' "notoriously conservative doctors." We'll continue to track Rodgers' progress. He's 1st eligible to play Week 15.

Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bucs after a limited week of practice. That one kicks off at 1 pm ET, so we'll know Jones' status by noon. If active, both Jones and Jamaal Williams will be risk/reward RB3 options. If Jones is out, Williams will be a borderline RB1 as Green Bay's feature back.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is out for this weekend's game against the Bucs. He's yet to practice since re-injuring his ribs on November 12 and has no timetable for return. We'll see if RB Aaron Jones (knee) is able to play on Sunday.

Updating a previous item, Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) was listed as a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. That gives him a shot to return for this weekend's game against the Bucs. We'll see what he's able to do in the final 2 practices of the week.

Packers RBs Ty Montgomery (ribs) and Aaron Jones (knee) remained sidelined on Wednesday. Neither guy looks like a particularly good bet to play against the Bucs this weekend. That'd leave Jamaal Williams in a feature-back role again. He's played 85.4% of Green Bay’s snaps and racked up 39 carries and 11 targets over the past 2 weeks.

Packers S Morgan Burnett (groin) is active for tonight's game against the Steelers and ready to use in IDP lineups if you waited for him. OLB Clay Matthews (groin) is out, which hurts a defense you shouldn't be using anyway.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is inactive for tonight’s game against the Steelers. He didn’t practice all week and wasn't particularly close to playing. Consider him questionable for Week 13. With RB Aaron Jones (knee) also out, Jamaal Williams gets another game as Green Bay’s feature back. He carried 18 times and saw 6 targets last week.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) is doubtful for Sunday night’s game against the Steelers. He didn’t practice all week and won’t play. With RB Aaron Jones (knee) also out, Jamaal Williams gets another game as Green Bay’s feature back. That has him in the RB2 mix, despite the difficult matchup.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) remained sidelined on Wednesday. At this point, fantasy owners should be operating under the assumption that Montgomery won't play against the Steelers on Sunday night. That'd make Jamaal Williams the Packers' feature back again. He played 88% of the snaps last week, racking up 18 carries and 6 targets.

Packers RB Aaron Jones was charged with speeding, driving without a valid license and operating a vehicle with a controlled substance in his system on October 1, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Jones has pleaded not guilty but reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana that morning when he was pulled over. No pot was found in the car. Jones' next court hearing isn't until February, so this shouldn't impact his availability the rest of this season. He, of course, is expected to miss at least a couple more games with his knee injury. Jones could certainly be facing a suspension come 2018, though. He was also arrested for DWI while at UTEP back in 2016.

The Packers have officially ruled S Morgan Burnett (groin) out for Sunday's game against the Ravens. It'll be his 2nd straight game lost to this injury, which came the week he returned from 2 games out for a hamstring injury. Josh Jones should start again in his place.

Packers QB Brett Hundley (hamstring) put in a full week of practice and isn’t listed on the final Week 11 injury report. He’ll start Sunday’s game but is a lower-end QB2 against a tough Ravens pass defense.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) didn’t practice all week and is out for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. There’s no timetable for his return, but HC Mike McCarthy did say Friday that he doesn’t think Montgomery’s injury is a “long-term concern.” With RB Aaron Jones (knee) also out, Jamaal Williams is a volume-based RB2 option for Week 11.


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