Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers

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By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Jan 12th 9:26am EST

Rodgers has been limited by a strained calf muscle for the last few weeks, but after helping the Packers defeat the Dallas Cowboys at home, he said, "I think I've got 120 minutes left in me." (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers will likely be limited in practice all week by the strained calf muscle. However, as he showed this weekend against the Cowboys even with limited mobility he can still be effective and lead the Packers to victory. Rodgers made some throws that had incredible velocity on them and made you truly believe that he wasn't going to let this injury get in the way of his team's chances to win. The Packers get a tough test against the Seattle Seahawks on the road, a rematch of the NFL's season opener between two teams that evolved immensely since then.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Thu, Jan 8th 2:19pm EST

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers’ calf muscle has a slight tear in it in addition to be significantly strained, per sources. (Source: Facebook - Adam Schefter)

Fantasy Impact: I am not the Packers' team doctor, but what I do know is this report does not worry me. It was known he had a significant "calf strain"; a strained muscle by definition is a torn muscle, just not a major tear. Often it is multiple minor tears. So to me, this is not news, just another case of the media blowing things out of proportion. Aaron Rodgers will play, and regardless of how bad his calf is, I promise you its better than it was when he came out in the second half against Detroit (He played pretty well in that second half). So if you planned on using Rodgers this week, don't let this report deter you.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Tue, Jan 6th 12:09pm EST

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy on Aaron Rodgers: "He's a quick healer. I think he'll be in pretty good shape come Sunday." (Source: Twitter- Green Bay Packers)

Fantasy Impact: The risk analysis that took place Week 17 against the Lions seems to be trending more towards 'reward' with the extra week of rest. Rodgers seems to be on track to practice Thursday and that should put him in a good position to be fully healthy come Sunday. Against the 26th ranked pass defense, Aaron Rodgers should be able to have his way through the air. Pick him up in your daily and playoff leagues.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Dec 15th 9:52am EST

Aaron Rodgers threw for just 185 yards and two interceptions on 17-of-42 passing, adding 3 carries for 27 yards in Week 15's loss in Buffalo.

Fantasy Impact: The Packers' offense was largely held in check all afternoon as Rodgers and co. didn't seem to be on the same page. A number of passes uncharacteristically fell to the ground without anybody in a position to make a play. One of his interceptions went off of Jarrett Boykin's hands while the other was a pass behind Randall Cobb that was jumped by the safety. His day could have been somewhat salvaged however had Jordy Nelson not dropped a wide open pass that looked like it was going to lead to a 90-yard touchdown. Even with that the Packers still got the ball back with about 2 minutes to win the game but Aaron Rodgers was stripped of the ball and the play ruled a safety to ice the game. It was just an off game for a Green Bay offense that maybe needed a reality check to refocus itself before playoffs. Look for Aaron Rodgers to bounce back in Tampa Bay in Week 16 assuming that this poor performance didn't knock you out of playoffs.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Tue, Dec 9th 9:21am EST

Aaron Rodgers was 24-of-36 for 327 yards and 3 touchdowns on Monday night against the Falcons. He also added 5 carries for 28 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Against a suspect pass defense, Aaron did everything that was expected of him, torching Atlanta with ease. He took care of the ball, continuing his streak of zero-interceptions at home since last year. The game was actually close however as Matt Ryan and Julio Jones were doing their best Rodgers impersonation. With the Lions only a half game back and the Cardinals still the #1 seed in the NFC, don't expect Aaron Rodgers and company to step off the gas. Keep him fired up in all lineups, although you probably already knew that.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Dec 1st 5:00pm EST

Aaron Rodgers finished 24 of 38 for 368 yards and two touchdowns. He didn't throw an interception and also rushed for 22 yards finishing with a 112.6 rating.

Fantasy Impact: As if the last 7 games weren't enough evidence, Rodgers took down one of the best secondaries in the NFL: New England. With touchdown passes to Richard Rodgers and Jordy Nelson, Aaron Rodgers led Green Bay to a 26-21 victory in Titletown, USA. It was disappointing, however, that in 4 redzone trips, the Packers came away with 4 field goal attempts. In Rodgers' defense, Davante Adams did drop a sure-touchdown. In any case, Rodgers has shown he is elite, yet again, and should have no problems next week vs. Atlanta. Keep him in all lineups.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 9:50am EST

Aaron Rodgers completed 19 of 29 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: Eddie Lacy was having his way against the Vikings and ended up carrying the ball 25 times, so Aaron Rodgers' skills were mostly needed in more of a game-manager fashion.That being said he was still able to toss two touchdowns, one to Lacy and one to a wide open Richard Rodgers. Aaron Rodgers gets a tough matchup next week against a New England team that kept the Lions out of the end zone all day Sunday. But it is at home in Lambeau where he has been dominant, and you likely don't have a better option, so Aaron Rodgers should still be in most lineups.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 5:56pm EST

Aaron Rodgers went 22 of 36 passing on his way to 341 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions in Sunday's Week 11 blowout of the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact: With 28:3 TD-to-INT ratio, Rodgers is on pace to match, or surpass, his MVP season. Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb both went over 100 yards and just like the week before Rodger's skills were not needed to finish the game. The Vikings defense has been decent, but the way Aaron Rodgers is playing he is a must-start in Week 12.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Nov 10th 12:14pm EST

Rodgers tossed 6 touchdown passes in the first half, tying an NFL record with Oakland's Daryle Lamonica in 1969 for first half touchdowns. He completed 18 of 27 passes for 315 yards with a near perfect QBR of 99.8 out of 100.

Fantasy Impact: Aaron Rodgers came out guns blazing, and torched the Bears defense, which he is accustomed to doing. Rodgers threw two touchdown passes to Jordy Nelson, and one each to Brandon Bostick, Andrew Quarless, Eddie Lacy and Randall Cobb.The fact that he was only started in 86% of ESPN leagues is startling. In two games against the Bears this season he has thrown 10 touchdowns and no interceptions. He is a must-start every week, and even more so when playing the Bears. It goes without saying that you are starting him against a Philadelphia defense that is ranked 30th against opposing QBs, especially considering it is in Lambeau.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Tue, Nov 4th 12:57pm EST

McCarthy says Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (hamstring) did "everything" in today's post-bye practice. (Source: Twitter - Jason Wilde)

Fantasy Impact: With the soft defense of Chicago and a prime-time game in Lambeau, Aaron Rodgers with a full bill of health is a must start. Although it is unlikely you were going to sit him as long as he is playing. Fire him up with confidence, along with Cobb, Nelson, and Lacy in what is a crucial divisional match-up.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 27th 1:04pm EDT

Aaron Rodgers was 28 of 39, passing for 418 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Sunday night's loss to the Saints. He also rushed twice for 21 yards and a touchdown, but tweaked his hamstring on that first carry. Rodgers says he will not miss anytime though. (Source: Packers.com)

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers' play did seem to drop-off slightly after tweaking the hamstring, throwing an interception two plays later in the end zone on a pass intended for Andrew Quarless. The interception wasn't completely his fault though as the ball was knocked out of Quarless' hands directly to another defender. His second interception came later and was equally unlucky as he narrowly missed Davante Adams who tipped it up to the Saints' player. Even with the two picks, Aaron Rodgers still had a productive fantasy day and with a timely Week 9 bye he should be ready to go with a full bill of health in Week 10.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 20th 12:35pm EDT

Aaron Rodgers was nearly perfect in completing 19 of 22 passes for 255 yards and three touchdowns in Green Bay's 38-17 dismantling of the Panthers.

Fantasy Impact: The Packers were up 21-0 before the end of the first quarter putting Rodgers in a position where he was able to sit almost the whole 4th quarter due to such a large lead. He opened the game with a 59-yard touchdown to Jordy Nelson, and went on to throw touchdowns to Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. Aaron Rodgers has 1 interception on the season to 18 touchdowns, with the lone interception coming in Week 1 after the ball bounced off of Jordy Nelson's hands. Rodgers should have a big day against the Saints on Sunday night, and hopefully Drew Brees can keep it competitive forcing Aaron to play the entire game.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Oct 13th 1:08pm EDT

Aaron Rodgers was 24 of 42 passing for 264 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's come from behind victory over Miami. He added an additional 34 rushing yards on seven carries.

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers continues to show he remains elite, putting on a masterful game-winning drive that included a 4th and long conversion, a fake spike, and a touchdown pass to Andrew Quarless to win the game. The running game sputtered again which is a concern for the Packers, but Rodgers is going to put up fantasy points regardless. He is a strong QB1 for Week 7 against a suspect Carolina secondary. But he is a QB1 every week.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Fri, Oct 3rd 9:41am EDT

Rodgers threw for 3 touchdowns, completing 12 of 17 passes for 156 yards in Thursday's rout of the Vikings. He was pulled in the fourth quarter due to the score.

Fantasy Impact: The defense gave the Packers excellent field position as well as scoring on their own, and Lacy was averaging over 8 yards-a-carry so Rodgers did not have to put the team on his back. Although the yards were low, the three touchdowns were a nice bonus. Rodgers should be started with confidence in Week 6 even with a tough matchup against Miami.


By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Sun, Sep 28th 4:24pm EDT

Rodgers finished 22 for 28 for 302 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Fantasy Impact: After one of the worst games of his career in Week 3, Aaron Rodgers bounced back in a big way for fantasy owners in Week 4. The QB topped 300 yards and through a pair of touchdowns each to Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb. The Bears defense seemed helpless to stop the QB as he distributed the ball to five different receivers. This was an encouraging outing for Rodgers and the Packers offense, hopefully a sign of things to come. They get the Vikings in Week 5.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 22nd 10:53am EDT

Aaron Rodgers completed 16-of-27 passes for 162 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions.

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers looked off at times and missed a few throws that he usually makes. The game-plan seemed to be to establish the run early to neutralize the pass rush, but that never materialized. With Detroit's strong front-seven, and a lack of Packers' running game, the Lions were able to pin their ears back and bring the pressure. Rodgers' protection struggled at times to keep him upright, but Rodgers has been known to overcome that in the past. Still, there is no reason to worry here, Rodgers remains an elite QB1 despite the two weak performances this year. Rodgers should have a great opportunity to bounce back against Chicago in Week 4.


By Ryan Dorfman, Packers Correspondent, Sat, Sep 20th 3:07pm EDT

Rodgers faces the Detroit Lions this weekend, a team which is good for 7th-best in the NFL in fantasy points against QB's. Per fftoolbox.com, Rodgers has averaged 19 fantasy points against the Lions through 10 matchups. (Source: Fantasy Football Maniax)

Fantasy Impact: Despite the average of 19 fantasy points against the Lions, I am not worried about Rodgers this week. In fact, I ranked him as my #1 QB this week. Detroit has been terrific against the run thus far, so I expect Rodgers to have a field day out there in what will most likely be a shootout between the two teams.


By Ryan Dorfman, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 12:34pm EDT

Aaron Rodgers rallied the Packers from an 18-point deficit to defeat the Jets on Sunday. Rodgers completed 25-42 passes for 346 yards and 3 td's. He did not throw an interception. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: You should be starting Rodgers every week if you have him, with the exception of his bye week. After a sluggish start on the very first drive, Rodgers showed us why he is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL. Start him with confidence.


By Ryan Dorfman, Packers Correspondent, Fri, Sep 5th 10:46am EDT

Aaron Rodgers was a shell of himself on Thursday night, however it came at the hands of the Seattle Seahawks defense. Rodgers clearly went out of his way to avoid throwing the ball anywhere near Richard Sherman. Rodgers was 14-15 on passes thrown 10 yards or fewer downfield in the 1st half, but he went 0-3 on passes longer than 10 yards.

Fantasy Impact: There shouldn't be concern about Aaron Rodgers, he had a bad game against a terrific team. However, there should be some worry about the offensive line situation in Green Bay. Bryan Bulaga suffered a knee sprain after missing all of last season with a torn ACL, J.C. Tretter is injured as well, it's not pretty. If Green Bay can't protect Rodgers, he won't be very productive. Here's to hoping Green Bay makes an adjustment for next week against the Jets.


By Dale Redman, Packers Correspondent, Thu, Sep 4th 12:13pm EDT

Aaron Rodgers could be in for a tough night, facing what could be the top defense in the NFL. The QB is projected to throw for 263 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT. (Source: FantasyPros)

Fantasy Impact: Aaron Rodgers is one of the elite level QBs in the league and was drafted as such. Despite the unfavorable matchup, Rodgers should remain in your starting lineup every week. Expectations may be modest against Richard Sherman & Co., but continue to roll with Rodgers in Week One.


By Ryan Dorfman, Packers Correspondent, Sat, Aug 30th 7:53pm EDT

Aaron Rodgers finished the pre-season with 267 passing yards, 3 TD's, and no INT's.

Fantasy Impact: Rodgers is certainly playing with a chip on his shoulder. Even with a Super Bowl Ring, he still feels he has something to prove. Rodgers completed 60.6% of his passes during the pre-season and looks to be a top candidate for MVP.


By Joe Webster, Packers Correspondent, Sun, Aug 17th 11:43am EDT

Rodgers completed 11 of his 13 passes for 128 yards and touchdown in two drives in his preseason debut. (Source: Rob Demovsky of ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, Rodgers already looks like "he is in mid-season form." He marched down the field on his first drive and capped it off with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb. His second drive almost ended in another touchdown, this time to Jordy Nelson, but was called back on a penalty. Aaron Rodgers looks like he will be leading one of the most productive offenses in the league this season and seems to be a lock as one of the top three fantasy quarterbacks.


By Eric Anderson, Packers Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 9:40am EDT

"Really I'm more interested in what happens on the other side of his performance, particularly in the passing game," coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday. "But Aaron, he needs to get out there and play just like we do every year." The plan calls for Rodgers to get the most playing time in the second and third preseason games, though with relatively limited snaps. (Source: Associated Press (Madison.com))

Fantasy Impact: The battle behind Rodgers for the QB2 spot is where most will cast their gaze, as Scott Tolzien battles Matt Flynn. However, this will be the first live, game action for Rodgers and new Packers' center J.C. Tretter. They've been building chemistry during the offseason, but it will be interesting for fantasy owners to keep an eye on how that translates to the field with an actual opponent. Though, Rodgers has proven his ability to excel with any center over the years.


By Dakota Mitchell, Packers Correspondent, Wed, Aug 6th 12:17pm EDT

"As good as he already is, you think it's kind of hard for him to get better," Cobb told USA TODAY Sports. "But with the way he prepared himself this off-season physically, I think his mental state is in a different world, in a different realm right now, and he's been killing it so far in training camp." (Source: USA Today)

Fantasy Impact: Aaron Rodgers is already atop many draft boards, checking in as the #1 QB quite often. So news that he is getting better should quell any doubters that believe the 30 year-old might be rusty coming off an injury plagued season. The offense outside of Rodgers has improved with a powerful running game, loads of talent at WR and TE, and a much improved O-Line. But even if they aren't ready, Aaron is. "I feel great," Rodgers said. "I paid a lot of attention to my body and nutrition, yoga, flexibility and stuff this off-season in hopes of this being the halfway point of my career — playing nine (seasons) and trying to get nine more."


By Ryan Dorfman, Packers Correspondent, Mon, Jul 28th 9:55pm EDT

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers look to speed things up a bit this year. The goal has been set for the offense to run 75 plays per game. Last season they averaged 67 per game. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: We are looking at approximately 27 additional passing yards per game from Rodgers, granted the offense runs 75 plays. For a QB who averaged 281 Y/G last season, an uptick from 281 to 308 yards may be the difference between a loss or a win for your team.

The NY Times | Aug 4th
The NFL's reigning MVP has failed to crack the top 2 at his position just twice in his career.
WalterFootball | Aug 4th
He could easily be the #1 fantasy quarterback again this season, but I think we've seen his upside whereas Andrew Luck could still get better and has slightly more upside for fantasy. Either of course are worthy #1 quarterback picks.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 3rd
Rodgers comes into this season with perhaps the most prolific offensive unit he's ever been a part of. One more giant mark in the pro column is that his offensive line has quietly become one of the better units in the league.
Breaking Football | Aug 3rd
Rodgers is still my top dog. Andrew Luck is circling him, but I like A-Rod's protection these days and he has a better supporting cast around him.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 3rd
He is a top target and should be drafted, 4,000+ yards and nearly 40 TDs for 2015.
Yahoo! Sports | Aug 2nd
Top 2 in FAN PPG at QB in every full season he's played since becoming a starter in '08 (which is all of them save injury-shortened'13, when he finished 3rd in FAN PPG in his 8 full games)
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 2nd
Rodgers is going to be the main competition for Luck being the top fantasy quarterback and he is coming off a MVP season where he threw for 4,381 yards and 38 passing touchdowns. Retaining WR Randall Cobb and T Bryan Bulaga was a major win for Rodgers and the Packers offense.
FFLockerRoom | Aug 1st
The Packers lost James Jones and kept on humming along. If the Packers lose Randall Cobb, he will be missed but I expect that offense to do what it always does when there is a difference maker under center like Rodgers.
Yahoo! Sports | Jul 31st
With the fantasy football draft season here, you'll want to be prepared when you're on the clock. Brad Evans has three tips to help you build a winning team. [Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today!]The early part of the draft is about limiting your risk, so target players with a high floor and not a high ceiling. Quarterback could come into play earlier than normal with A...
Coach Esser | Jul 28th
Rodgers got back Jordy and Cobb this off-season and they are talking up a big improvement from Adams. Rodgers puts up great numbers without having to throw it around at historic rates. Gotta him for that and the added scramble yardage.
EDSFootball | Jun 24th
In any fantasy football (mock) draft this season, the first quarterback to be selected will almost always be either Aaron Rodgers or Andrew Luck. Based on ADP data from Fantasy Football Calculator, Luck (2.04) and Rodgers (2.07) are both second-round picks, on average, and then the next three quarterbacks are being selected in the fourth or fifth round: Peyton Manning (4.01), Russell Wilson (4.10)...