Fantasy Football News 2018

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.

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 QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) took some snaps from the training staff during Wednesday's practice, according to the Packer Report's Bill Huber. It was Rodgers' 1st time on the practice since field breaking his collarbone a month ago. HC Mike McCarthy said Thursday that Rodgers is making "really good progress and "moving right along." It sounds like he has a shot to return when 1st eligible in Week 15.

Doctors have told Packers QB Aaron Rodgers that he might be able to throw in 6 weeks, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That timeline -- which would have him throwing by around Week 13 -- would clearly give Rodgers a chance to return before the end of the regular season. Whether to keep him around on your fantasy roster will have to be a personal decision, however, and depends on the usefulness of who you'd replace him with and how much you need that roster spot. If you have any IR slot, Rodgers is a no-brainer stash there. If Rodgers is designated to return, he wouldn't be allowed to play before Week 15. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the team isn't expecting him to return.

The Packers have placed QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) on IR. No surprise there. Making the move now allows Green Bay to re-activate Rodgers as early as Week 15. Of course, it's completely unclear whether he'll be ready by then or if the Packers will have a reason to bring him back. Rodgers is only worth stashing in the deepest of fantasy leagues and leagues with an IR spot.

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 QB Aaron Rodgers had a decent day in Sunday's win over the Bears, but his stat line should have been better. Rodgers completed 19 of 31 passes for 252 yards, but a pair of incomplete passes proved more noteworthy. WR Davante Adams dropped 2 throws in the end zone, which would have obviously improved the fantasy lines significantly for both players. As it was, Adams caught just 2 of 6 targets for 25 yards. He finished 3rd on the team in targets and tied for 3rd in receptions. Adams has seen just 6 targets in 4 of his past 5 games (with 7 in the other) and averaged 3 receptions per game over that span. He's an iffy fantasy option for Week 16 against a Vikings defense that held him to a 3-26 line back in Week 2.

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Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) is active for today’s game against the Bears. He’s not at 100% — a situation complicated by the fact that it’s currently 6 degrees in Chicago. There’s more risk here than usual, but Rodgers has simply been too good to bench at this point of the season.

The forecast for today's Packers-Bears game calls for a temperature of 6 degrees with winds of 10-20 mph. The wind chill could sink as low as -13. That's cold. Expect more running than usual from both sides. We're still expecting Green Bay's passing game to be effective. WR Alshon Jeffery is the only piece of the Bears' passing game that should be in fantasy lineups.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) will play against the Bears today. "He’ll be watched closely," Rapoport adds. Rodgers obviously isn't at 100% and is at some risk of an in-game aggravation. But the only QBs we'd consider benching him for would be Matt Ryan and Kirk Cousins.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. He didn't practice all week. Rodgers clearly isn't at 100% but is fully expected to play on Sunday. The calf issue adds some risk -- especially with sub-zero temperatures forecasted for Chicago -- but he remains a must start in a tough week at QB.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (calf) admits that he won't be at 100% for this weekend's game against the Bears. "It'll be about pain management on Sunday, but the good thing is I'll be out there," he said. "I'll be out there and ready." Rodgers tweaked that calf on the 3rd play of last week's game but still chucked for 246 yards and 3 TDs. The injury obviously adds some risk to his Week 15 outlook -- especially with a high of -1 degrees currently forecasted for Chicago on Sunday -- but Rodgers remains a solid QB1.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers injured his calf in Sunday's win over the Seahawks, he told Fox's Erin Andrews afterward. Rodgers has been dealing with a bum hamstring and believes the calf was a compensation injury. He was pulled in the 4th quarter, but that seemed to have more to do with the score than the injury. Rodgers should be play against the Bears next Sunday -- albeit with limited mobility -- but we'll keep a close eye on him throughout the week.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers tossed 3 TD passes on just 18-of-23 passing in Sunday's win over the Seahawks. He totaled 246 yards while taking just 1 sack. Rodgers admitted after the game that he hurt his right calf on the game's initial 3rd down. Rodgers played through it until Green Bay pulled him for Brett Hundley in the 4th quarter with a large lead. Rodgers told FOX's Erin Andrews that it'll be a "long week of rehab" but also vowed not to miss a game. He'll be in fantasy lineups as long as he hasn't underestimated the issue.

1-3 inches of snow is expected in Green Bay today, but winds will be at just 4-8 mph. Those aren't ideal conditions, but we're not expecting weather to have a major impact on the Seahawks or the Packers, who both have experience playing in crappy weather.

 
 
 

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