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Aaron Rodgers | QB | Green Bay Packers
Posted: 12/16/2014 12:59am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers had one of his worst games as a pro in Week 15 against the Buffalo Bills, but he wasn't helped by seven dropped passes in the game, either, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Huddle Up: One particular late third-quarter drop by Jordy Nelson, which could've resulted in a 94-yard TD, would've potentially turned the whole day around for Rodgers and Co., but hey, even MVP candidates are allowed to have off days. Now if they just didn't occur during the fantasy postseason, there would be a little less angst ...

Posted: 12/9/2014 12:39am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 327 yards and three scores in a 43-37 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Monday, Dec. 8.
Huddle Up: Rodgers was 24-of-36 without a turnover as he shredded a suspect Atlanta defense. Rodgers has tossed multiple TD passes in nine of his last 10 games and is now one TD throw behind Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck for the league lead.

Posted: 11/10/2014 10:03am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers threw for 315 yards and six touchdowns in the first half of the team's Week 10 game Sunday, Nov. 9, before being pulled early in the second half.
Huddle Up: It looks like a half is all Rodgers needs these days against his favorite punching bag a.k.a. the Bears' defense. Rodgers threw for 617 yards and 10 TDs against Chicago this season, but the bad news is that the annual two-game series is now in the rear-view mirror.

Posted: 11/7/2014 4:17pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) practiced in full for the third straight day Friday, Nov. 7, and is probable for Week 10 against the Chicago Bears.
Huddle Up: We all knew Rodgers wasn't going to pass up a game against the Bears.

Posted: 11/4/2014 11:40pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) said he's fine to play in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears. 'I was on a great plan,' Rodgers said. 'The medical staff here gave me a seven-day plan to attack the rehab, and I stuck to it. I also added in just a little wrinkle, as well.' He said his medical treatment 'involves needles.' Head coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers looked good in a walk-through Monday, Nov. 3.
Huddle Up: Come on, you really don't think Rodgers is going to miss an opportunity to bully his favorite punching bag, the Bears, on Sunday night, do you?

Posted: 11/4/2014 4:22pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) took part in the team's workout Monday, Nov. 3, for his first on-field activity since he pulled his left hamstring in the team's Week 8 loss. The session wasn't a full-out practice, however. Rodgers doesn't believe his injury is very severe.
Huddle Up: There's no indication that Rodgers is any serious danger of missing the Pack's first game back after the bye, but his fantasy owners are advised to do a (discount) double-check and stay on top of the practice reports this week, nonetheless.

Posted: 10/27/2014 9:21am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) was lifted late in the fourth quarter of the Week 8 game against the New Orleans Saints with the game out of hand.
Huddle Up: Rodgers appeared to injure his hamstring in the second half, but he did rush for a touchdown after the apparent injury. With the Packers getting steamrolled there was no need for them to put their franchise quarterback at further risk of injury. The Packers have a bye in Week 9 so Rodgers should have ample opportunity to heal before the team returns to action.

Posted: 9/22/2014 10:41am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has underthrown his target 11 times in the last two games, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Huddle Up: Could be that Rodgers is unable to step into throws because of oncoming pressure, could just be coincidence; either way, Rodgers has thus far been a fantasy disappointment. He's also faced a couple defenses that have traditionally given him trouble, so there's no reason to think things won't turn around going forward--and that makes Rodgers an attractive buy-low candidate.

Posted: 8/24/2014 6:50pm et
Green Bay Packers C JC Tretter (knee) will miss up to six weeks with a left knee injury.
Huddle Up: It's never good when a team's starting center goes down, and for the Pack, it continues a string of recent seasons featuring offensive-line injuries. Rodgers, however, still belongs in the top tier of fantasy QBs in almost any type of league.

Posted: 8/16/2014 3:05pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers said it will be good to get some playing time with starting C JC Tretter and to get timing down with receivers. Rodgers even went as far as to say he would be okay with being hit a couple times in his first preseason game of the year against the St. Louis Rams Saturday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Rodgers doesn't need much preseason work to get ready for the regular season, so expect him to play sparingly. Rodgers is a projected Top 3 fantasy QB.

Posted: 8/13/2014 6:43pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Rodgers sat out the Nashville downpour last week, and should run a series or 3 Saturday in St. Louis.

Posted: 6/25/2014 12:07am et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers thinks the team will be more physically intimidating in 2014. 'I think we're a bigger, more physically intimidating team,' Rodgers said. 'We haven't had the kind of physical talent as far as size here in a while. I think there's been times -- I think back to playing Jacksonville in '08 in Jacksonville [a 20-16 Packers' loss], some of the battles we've had with our division teams at times -- where you walk on the field and feel like you're kind of a JV team.'
Huddle Up: Could this mean more rushing (with second-year stud Eddie Lacy) and fewer passing attempts for Rodgers? It's definitely a possibility, especially with the Pack aiming to keep the QB upright and healthy after a broken collarbone cost him 7 games last season.

Posted: 6/1/2014 2:08pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has lost 11 pounds this offseason as he continues to try to improve his flexibility. Rodgers also has been doing yoga in the offseason to increase his flexibility. 'A lot of flexibility's helping with those injuries as you get older,' said Rodgers.
Huddle Up: The added flexibility can only help, although the broken collarbone that cost Rodgers 7 starts last season could've happened to any QB in any shape.

Posted: 1/7/2014 11:08pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) won't say if he was fully healthy when he returned. Rodgers would only say he was fully cleared.
Huddle Up: This tells you the QB played the final 2 games at less than 100 percent, but all that matters is he appeared to avoid re-injury or aggravation, and will be fully healed and healthy by the time training camp rolls around.

Posted: 1/5/2014 10:39pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers completed 17-of-26 passes for 177 yards, 1 TD and no interceptions Sunday, Jan. 5 in a 23-20 wild-card playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Rodgers' passing-yardage total was a career playoff low, but given the circumstances -- his second game from a 2-month injury absence, a more ground- oriented game plan and the bitter cold -- it was far from a shocker. Look for Rodgers to regain his place among the top fantasy QBs again next summer.

Posted: 12/27/2013 10:29pm et
The Green Bay Packers do not plan on limiting QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) in his first game back from a cracked collarbone in Week 17 against the Chicago Bears. "To me, that goes back to the decision," head coach Mike McCarthy said. "If we were thinking that way, the decision wouldn't be what it is. The decision's been made. Obviously it was a thorough one. And it's time for Aaron to play. We're going to cut him loose and we're going to go play. We're going to play to win."
Huddle Up: This falls under the start-your-studs category.

Posted: 12/26/2013 10:28pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) will start in the team's Week 17 game, coach Mike McCarthy announced at a team meeting Thursday, Dec. 26. Rodgers practiced in full Thursday. "Every football player that plays in this game Sunday will have risk. I think we all understand that," McCarthy said. "So we've done our due diligence, we've gone through all the evaluations, and we feel it is time. Aaron is ready to play."
Huddle Up: McCarthy ended weeks of speculation with the official announcement Thursday, and if you're still alive, you're starting him. In the meantime, bump up the projections for the Pack's pass-catchers -- maybe even Randall Cobb -- as well.

Posted: 12/25/2013 5:44pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. The team did not practice, but the NFL makes teams release a Wednesday injury report, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: The song remains the same. Watch his status throughout the week, but don't hold your breath.

Posted: 12/24/2013 5:57pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) had another scan of his collarbone in the last 24 hours. The hope is there will be a determination on his playing status for Week 17 on Thursday, Dec. 26.
Huddle Up: Nothing really new here in the QB's quest to avoid missing an eighth straight game.

Posted: 12/23/2013 3:46pm et
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team would like to name the starting quarterback for Week 17 sooner rather than later. McCarthy said the team needs to see QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) practice before they make a decision.
Huddle Up: At least you will know sooner than later this week, it seems. Hopefully Rodgers is good to go. If you happened to get this far without him, congratulations.

Posted: 12/20/2013 6:07pm et
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) has been officially ruled out of the team's Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: Despite coming close again to returning, Rodgers will miss a seventh straight game.

Posted: 12/20/2013 12:22pm et
The Green Bay Packers aren't expecting QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone) to play in Week 16, unless something significantly changes with doctors.
Huddle Up: Looks like another week of Matt Flynn, which isn't necessarily bad news for the Packers and their fantasy owners but also doesn't provide a hoped-for boost during Championship Week.