Aaron Rodgers Fantasy Football News 2018

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.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers won't practice on Wednesday, instead working off to the side with the rehab group. "I would say it's day by day," HC Mike McCarthy said of Rodgers' status. "Anytime a player comes off a game where he's injured, obvious there's the hope of playing. He'll be given the whole week to get ready." We're still betting on Rodgers suiting up for Sunday's game against the Vikings, but there's no guarantee he'll be out there. We'll have another update tomorrow.

Packers HC Mike McCarthy wouldn't commit to QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) being available for Week 2 against the Vikings. "We're still collecting all the information on his specific situation," McCarthy said Monday. "I know Aaron wants to play and is always driven to play but that's all I have right now." Rodgers was obviously limited by that left knee injury on Sunday night -- but he also chucked for 273 yards and 3 TDs in the 2nd half. We'll keep an eye on his status throughout the week, but we'd be surprised if he didn't play in a big game against Minnesota.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers left in the 2nd quarter of Sunday night's game against the Bears after suffering an apparent left leg injury. After being checked out in the blue sideline tent, he rode a cart to the Green Bay locker room. We'll certainly be on the watch for updates. DeShone Kizer is the backup.

Update: Rodgers returned in the 3rd quarter.

The Packers and QB Aaron Rodgers have agreed to a 4-year extension worth $134 million. The $33.5 million average annual salary makes Rodgers the highest-paid player in NFL history. He's now signed with Green Bay through the 2023 campaign.

The Packers have placed QB Aaron Rodgers on IR, ending his season. HC Mike McCarthy said the QB was sore coming out of Sunday's return at Carolina, and then Atlanta's Monday night victory eliminated Green Bay from playoff contention. So Brett Hundley should start Saturday night against the Vikings and then at Detroit in Week 17. Hundley means an upgrade for both opponent defenses in fantasy.

Packers HC Mike McCarthy was non-commital on QB Aaron Rodgers' Week 16 status. "Rodgers is sore, and rightfully so," McCarthy said Monday. "He was hit too many times. Took two big hits. We're working through that and we'll see what tomorrow brings." Green Bay would be eliminated from the playoff picture if the Falcons beat the Bucs on Monday night -- and have no reason to play Rodgers against the Vikings on Saturday at less than 100%. We'll continue to monitor the situation.

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 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.

 
 
 

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