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.

Recent Shark Bites

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers revealed this week that he suffered a tibial plateau fracture and MCL sprain in his left knee in last season's opener. Rodgers told ESPN Wisconsin that the "indent" fracture to the top of the shin bone was "very painful." Rodgers re-injured the MCL in Week 5 on a hit by Lions LB Christian Jones. Rodgers said the injuries limited his mobility "for a good part of the season." Rodgers previously had the ACL repaired in that knee (in high school) and had arthroscopic surgery on the joint after the 2015 season. This time around, he avoided surgery. Instead, Rodgers said he had "a series of shots" this offseason and that the knee now feels fine. Barring any offseason setbacks, Rodgers should be a 2019 bounce-back candidate.

The Packers have hired Matt LaFleur as their new HC. The 39-year-old was a hot name as an OC candidate around this time last year after working under Sean McVay in Los Angeles in 2017. LaFleur's 1 season in Tennessee was underwhelming on paper, with the Titans finishing 25th in total yards and 27th in points. But he was dealt a bad hand at QB between an injured Marcus Mariota and Blaine Gabbert. That likely also played a part in Tennessee being the 2nd run-heaviest offense in the league and 10th slowest in situation-neutral pace. Hopefully LaFleur brings a more aggressive, up-tempo attack to Green Bay. Consider the hire a risk/reward proposition for Aaron Rodgers and Co.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers exited in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Lions to be checked for a concussion. We'll update his status when we learn more. QB DeShone Kizer is in for Green Bay.

Update: Rodgers has been diagnosed with a concussion and is done for the day. It's his 3rd documented concussion.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers told reporters on Wednesday that he'll play against the Jets this weekend. Green Bay was eliminated from playoff contention last week, and Rodgers injured his groin. But he'll get back out there anyway. "I'm super competitive," Rodgers explained. He'll be a lower-end QB1 for Week 16.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said he injured his groin on the final play of the 1st half of Sunday's loss to the Bears. He played the 2nd half but admitted that the groin "bothered [him] a little bit." It sounds like something Rodgers would play through if Green Bay was still in the playoff hunt. But they were officially eliminated with the loss in Chicago. HC Joe Philbin said Monday that he plans on Rodgers playing against the Jets this weekend. We'll see if those plans change.

Recent Featured Analysis

Read All Analysis
DFS Showdown Tips: Patriots-Jets

Check out the top values as you finalize your FanDuel and/or DraftKings showdown lineups for this NFC East clash.

14 hours ago Read More
Podcast: Injury Fallout and Titans Rebirth 10-21-19

Patrick Mahomes is down. Matt Ryan is down. Ryan Tannehill is up. What do we do now?

18 hours ago Read More
Premium Content Week 8 IDP Free Agent Focus

Need a DL or LB for Week 8? We've got some options for you.

12:10am EDT 10/21/19 Read More
Premium Content Week 8 Free Agent Focus

Chase Edmonds killed the Giants on Sunday, along with any fantasy owners who had him on the bench. Is he available in your league? Get ready to open your checkbook ...

12:10am EDT 10/21/19 Read More
Premium Content DFS Showdown Tips: Eagles-Cowboys

Could a surprise TE make your night in the Eagles-Cowboys showdown?

6:10pm EDT 10/20/19 Read More
Premium Content Week 7 FanDuel Picks

Tournament targets and cash-game plays for Week 7 on FanDuel.

5:10am EDT 10/19/19 Read More
DFS Podcast: Week 7 DraftKings 10-18-19

One QB stands out from the crowd for his consistent production. But plenty more bring it on the upside front for Week 7 ...

3:10pm EDT 10/18/19 Read More

Turn your phone into a draft weapon with our FREE APP

Download on the App Store Download on Google Play