Aaron Rodgers Fantasy Football News 2018

The Packers have fired HC Mike McCarthy. It ends a 13-year stint in Green Bay. The team has underachieved recently, though -- especially considering they're quarterbacked by Aaron Rodgers. Today's home loss to the Cardinals was the nail in the coffin. Joe Philbin will take over the interim HC. The move is unlikely to have a significant fantasy impact.

The forecast for today's Cardinals-Packers game calls for a 100% chance of snow and winds of 20-30 mph. Those are tough conditions for the passing games -- especially the Cardinals, who play their home games indoors. QB Josh Rosen shouldn't have been in your plans anyway, but WRs Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk are shakier plays now. Aaron Rodgers looks like a lower-end QB1 in this spot. RB Aaron Jones and the Packers defense are elite fantasy plays.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers told the media Thursday that he suffered a setback with his left knee when he took a hit on the opening drive of last week's game vs. the Lions. He didn't practice on Thursday. "Got to be in the rehab group again today, got a lot of good work in with [assistant trainer] Nate [Weir] and just hoping I get back out there tomorrow and have a feel-good Friday and a practice [Sunday] and be good to go -- hopefully back to where I was in Detroit," Rodgers said. He obviously played through the issue last week and isn't in danger of missing Monday night's game against the 49ers. But Rodgers said he might need to play with a bigger brace on that knee. We'll keep an eye on the situation. Rodgers remains a QB1 in fantasy lineups.

11:09am EDT 9/23/18

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) is active for today’s game against the Redskins. There was never any doubt about his availability. Rodgers still isn’t at 100% but is safe to get into fantasy lineups.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) will play against the Redskins today. He's listed as questionable, but there was never any doubt that he'd be out there. Rodgers' mobility will be limited again, but he's a fine QB1 play vs. a beatable Washington defense.

The Packers list QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Redskins. He hasn’t practiced yet this week but will take part in Saturday’s workout. Rodgers is fully expected to play on Sunday and has a much easier matchup than last week, when he finished as QB19 against the Vikings.

11:09am EDT 9/16/18

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) is active for today’s game vs. the Vikings. His mobility both inside and out of the pocket will be limited. He's a borderline QB1 for Week 2 at less than 100% against a tough defense.

A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is dealing with an "unusual" knee injury. There's reportedly no ligament damage but a "compression injury from blunt force while bent." It would keep most guys out "a while," the source added. "He shouldn't have played last week and shouldn't play now, but he likely will. There will certainly be a short leash, like there was last week, but we saw what happened." The injury could take a couple of months to heal, so this could be an issue the rest of the season. It's especially bad news with a tough Vikings defense in town today. Rodgers is a risky Week 2 fantasy starter.

Aaron Rodgers will "try to play through the pain" of his knee injury today against the Vikings, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. There is reportedly no ligament damage, but Rodgers' injury could take up to 2 months to heal. We'll see how much it inhibits him. For now, the injury at least adds risk to one of Rodgers' toughest matchups of the season. It's tough to sit an active Rodgers anytime, but weigh that risk against the quality of your fill-in option.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) took part in the team's practice on Saturday, according to insider Tom Silverstein. "He will be evaluated in the morning to see how the knee responded," Silverstein adds. We should get an update on Rodgers' status tomorrow morning. And we'll get the Packers' inactives at noon ET.

The Packers list QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings. He didn't practice all week, but HC Mike McCarthy said Friday that Rodgers is "getting better." We'll continue to keep an eye on his progress over the next couple of days. The good news is that Packers-Vikings kicks off at 1 pm ET, so we'll know Rodgers' status by noon Sunday. If active, he'll be a borderline QB1 at less than 100% against a stingy Minnesota defense.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) is "getting better," HC Mike McCarthy said Friday. "I'd say he feels better than he did at the beginning of the week," McCarthy added. We'll see how Green Bay lists Rodgers on the final injury report, but we might not know whether he'll play against Minnesota until inactives are announced. The good news is that it's a 1 pm ET kickoff. It's worth noting that injury expert Dr. David Chao expects Rodgers to play.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. HC Mike McCarthy said that his QB will try do more with the rehab group than he did Wednesday but reiterated that Rodgers is a question mark for Week 2. “I’m sure he’s sore today," McCarthy said. "This is no layup. That’s why it’s a day to day situation.” Rodgers can play against the Vikings without practicing, but it'd be nice to see him get in at least a limited workout on Friday. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers spoke to the media on Wednesday and said that his injured knee is feeling "a little better each day." He characterized the injury as a sprain and also added that he doesn't need to practice to play against the Vikings this weekend. We'll continue to keep a close eye on his progress over the next few days. Packers-Vikings kicks off at 1 pm ET on Sunday.


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