Posted: 8/16/2019 3:08 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (back) is expected to participate in practice Sunday, Aug. 18. He missed the second preseason game because of back tightness.
Huddle Up: Rodgers should be fine moving forward and should be one of the top quarterbacks in fantasy leagues this season.
Posted: 8/16/2019 9:08 am UTC
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (back) was held out of the team's exhibition game against the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday, Aug. 15, due to back tightness, and head coach Matt LaFleur said afterward it's not a 'necessity' to have Rodgers play at all in the preseason. 'I think we'd like to see him, but you're talking about a veteran quarterback that's played a lot of football,' LaFleur said via PackersNews.com following Thursday's game. 'I don't think it's a necessity, but it's certainly something that we'd like to see.'
Huddle Up: There is much intrigue in seeing Rodgers operate in LaFleur's new offense, but Rodgers will be just fine if he can stay healthy, and in fact is primed for a bounce-back season after hitting a full-season career low with 4.2 touchdown pass percentage last season. He remains a high-level QB1.
Posted: 8/15/2019 4:08 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (back) will not play in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15, because of back tightness. The team says holding Rodgers out is a precautionary move.
Huddle Up: Rodgers probably is dealing with a minor injury and is in no danger of missing any regular season games. He will be working in a new offensive system this season but will still be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in all leagues.
Posted: 8/13/2019 10:08 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Tuesday, Aug. 13, he plans to play his starters for 'a quarter or so' against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Aug. 15 in the second preseason. 'It'll be a good test for our first time running this offense in another stadium, on the road, against a really good defense,' QB Aaron Rodgers said after Tuesday's practice.
Huddle Up: The high-profile Packers offense is always flush with fantasy options when healthy so it'll be important to see how the receiving corps works Thursday. Keep a close eye on who is getting the playing time with Rodgers among Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow, Geronimo Allison, Equanimeous St. Brown and J'Mon Moore.
Posted: 7/30/2019 5:07 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers might sit out the team's Aug. 8 preseason opener, head coach Matt LaFleur said Tuesday, July 30, because it will follow several days of joint practices with the Houston Texans. Those practices will allow Rodgers a chance to work against another team while wearing a red no-contact jersey.
Huddle Up: There is much anticipation in seeing Rodgers operate his new offense in a game, but there's a good chance that have to wait until Week 2 of the preseason. In the meantime, he remains an upper-level QB1 in fantasy.
Posted: 4/09/2019 4:04 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers told a Milwaukee radio station Monday, April 8, that he suffered a a tibial-plateau fracture and an MCL sprain in Week 1 last season.
Huddle Up: Rodgers wound up playing through the issue and didn't miss a start, but he was clearly bothered by the injury for the first half of the season and finished with a full-season personal-low 25 TD passes. In any case, Rodgers is due some better health fortune and a return to top-three fantasy QB status is certainly on the table with a new coach/fresh start also looming for the veteran QB this season.
Posted: 2/24/2019 6:02 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will have a new coach for the first time since 2006, and Packers RB Aaron Jones is fully confident in Rodgers' ability to establish a good working relationship with head coach Matt LaFleur. 'I don't think Aaron will have a problem,' Jones said recently on NFL Network. 'He'll pick it up very quickly. He's coachable, and he wants to win, and he's a team player, and he's a leader, so we're all going to get behind our leader and we're going to be ready to go this year.'
Huddle Up: For whatever reason, Rodgers and the offense didn't seem to click during the last few seasons of the Mike McCarthy coaching era, and the QB finished 2018 with his lowest full or near-full-season TD pass total (25) of his career. Rodgers' fantasy stock as taken a minor ding, but he remains a solid QB1 consideration.
Posted: 2/19/2019 7:02 am UTC
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will not be asked to run a dramatically different offense than the one he has operated for most of his career, according to offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.
'When you take a guy like Aaron Rodgers, who is a very good football player, I mean, he's kind of one of those guys where you can kind of pretty much do a lot of everything. I think a lot of it is going to carry over. I think some of the language will be different but it's going to be a lot of the same premises for him,' Hackett told PackersNews.com.
Huddle Up: Rodgers is unlikely to be the overall QB1 in drafts this summer following the emergence of Patrick Mahomes, but he'll come off the board shortly thereafter as the QB2 or QB3. It will also be interesting to see how receptive the 35-year-old will be to the schemes of new head coach Matt LaFleur and Hackett, although it's hard to imagine he'll drop off considering how vanilla Mike McCarthy had become with his play-calling in recent years.
Posted: 2/04/2019 5:02 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) is expected to be able to fully participate in the team's offseason program and will not require surgery on the left knee that hindered him throughout various points of the 2018 season.
Huddle Up: Rodgers, who also has experienced no setbacks from the concussion he suffered in the regular-season finale, told the NFL Network his body feels "really good," and ESPN's Rob Demovsky reports the 35-year-old quarterback will make his annual appearance in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this week. The Packers can begin their offseason program on April 1. Rodgers figures to be the second or third quarterback to come off fantasy draft boards this summer.
Posted: 2/04/2019 12:02 am UTC
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (concussion, knee) said that he has recovered from the concussion he suffered at the end of the season and has decided not to undergo knee surgery this offseason.
Huddle Up: Rodgers had a down year by his standards, but he still finished with 25 touchdowns compared to just two interceptions. He is no longer the No. 1 fantasy quarterback, but he should still be a reliable QB1 in 2019.