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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 04

    GB @ SEA

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    NYJ @ GB

  • Week 3 - Sep 21

    GB @ DET

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    GB @ CHI

  • Week 5 - Oct 02

    MIN @ GB

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    GB @ MIA

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    CAR @ GB

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    GB @ NO

  • Week 9 - Nov 02


  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    CHI @ GB

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    PHI @ GB

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    GB @ MIN

  • Week 13 - Nov 30

    NE @ GB

  • Week 14 - Dec 08

    ATL @ GB

  • Week 15 - Dec 14

    GB @ BUF

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    GB @ TB

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    DET @ GB

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    SF 30 @ GB 22

  • Week 2 - Sep 13

    CHI 10 @ GB 23

  • Week 4 - Sep 24

    GB 12 @ SEA 14

  • Week 5 - Oct 07

    GB 27 @ IND 30

  • Week 6 - Oct 14

    GB @ HOU

  • Week 7 - Oct 21

    GB @ LAR

  • Week 8 - Oct 28

    JAC @ GB

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    ARI @ GB

  • Week 10 - Nov 11


  • Week 11 - Nov 18

    GB @ DET

  • Week 12 - Nov 25

    GB @ NYG

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    MIN @ GB

  • Week 1 - Sep 08

    NO 34 @ GB 42

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    GB 30 @ CAR 23

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    GB 27 @ CHI 17

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    DEN 23 @ GB 49

  • Week 5 - Oct 09

    GB 25 @ ATL 14

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    LAR 3 @ GB 24

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    GB 33 @ MIN 27

  • Week 8 - Oct 30


  • Week 9 - Nov 06

    GB 45 @ LAC 38

    2372 pass yards

    20 TDs

    75 rush yards

    2 TDs

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    MIN 7 @ GB 45

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    TB 26 @ GB 35

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    GB 38 @ NYG 35

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    OAK 16 @ GB 46

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    GB 14 @ KC 19

  • Week 16 - Dec 25

    CHI 21 @ GB 35

    4,643 pass yards

    45 TDs

    3 rush yards

    48 TDs

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    GB 27 @ PHI 20

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    BUF 7 @ GB 34

  • Week 3 - Sep 27

    GB 17 @ CHI 20

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    DET 26 @ GB 28

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    GB 13 @ WAS 16

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    MIA 23 @ GB 20

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    MIN 24 @ GB 28

  • Week 8 - Oct 31

    GB 9 @ NYJ 0

  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    DAL 7 @ GB 45

  • Week 10 - Nov 14


  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    GB 31 @ MIN 3

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    GB 17 @ ATL 20

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    SF 16 @ GB 34

    298 pass yards

    3 TDs

    39 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    GB 3 @ DET 7

  • Week 15 - Dec 19

    GB 27 @ NE 31

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    NYG 17 @ GB 45

    404 pass yards

    4 TDs

    26 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    CHI 3 @ GB 10


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Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers - Titletown Fantasy Stud

Aaron Rodgers has been viewed as a top quarterback since getting the chance to become a full time starter in 2008.  Rodgers has consistently been taken amongst the first quarterbacks in fantasy drafts and has proven he will not hurt your team, having double digit interceptions only twice in his career and the worst of which came in 2008.

Aaron Rodgers is a contrast in perception, playing for the cold weather Green Bay Packers and throwing for over 4,000 yards in 4 of the past 5 seasons.  The Packers have been devoid of a real running game since Rodgers took over, with the team ranking only as high as 14th in attempts with 4.0 yards per carry over that time.  The Packers have also not been a team that runs in the redzone much either, rushing for 63 touchdowns in the past 5 years and 18 of those touchdowns belong to Rodgers.

Rodgers has been an extremely effective and consistent quarterback during his career.  He has averaged throwing for 274.77 yards per game with 2.41 total touchdowns and only 0.58 interceptions. This is the most impressive stat of Aaron Rodgers career to this point, having thrown only 45 interceptions on 1,717 attempts…that is only 3% of the time…Rodgers does not hurt his team.

Rodgers has also proven that he is the type of a player who can win games in the NFL by taking the team on his back, as well as for fantasy owners.  Rodgers throws a 300 plus yard game 35.9% of the time he takes the field as a starter.  Rodgers also throws for 3 or more touchdowns 41% of the games he starts.  That is extremely impressive and the type of stat that wins games in the NFL and in fantasy.  For contrast, Rodgers has averaged throwing for zero touchdowns in a game only 8.9% of the time.

Rodgers has not been the quarterback that has busted off the 5,000 yard passing season, with his best effort coming in 2011 where he threw for 4,643 yard in 15 games (that 16th game was the game that made Matt Flynn a ton of money throwing for 480 yards and 6 TD against the Lions).  This is not Rodgers game, but being safe with the football and running when needed is Rodger’s game, which is winning football.

Rodgers and his Packers will have the best chance for a ground game with the additions of Eddy Lacy and Johnathan Franklin to the backfield.  Rodgers is a savvy quarterback and a proven winner playing with a great home field advantage.  Rodgers is just hitting the prime of his career, and having weapons like Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones and Jermichael Finely in the passing game, we may not have seen the best that Rodgers has to offer.  So, while I can say 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in a season has eluded him, I can only say...so far.




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2008-2011 Statistics

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                          Comp/Att   Yards   TD   INT        Rush   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats        343/502    4643   45    6         60      257     3        409.4      27.3

2010 Stats        312/475    3922   28   11        64      356     4        328.5      21.9

2009 Stats        350/541    4434   30    7         58      316     5        359.0      22.4

2008 Stats        341/536    4038   28   13        56      207     4        318.2      19.9


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2012 Pros and Cons


(+) 45 touchdown passes last year to just 6 INTs

(+) Aaron Rodgers has the LOWEST Career Interception Percentage in history at 1.80% (2nd: Neil O'Donnell - 2.11%; 3rd: Tom Brady - 2.16%)  OTHER NOTABLES:  Joe Montana (19th); Drew Brees (26th); Peyton Manning (28th); Dan Marino (41st); John Elway (50th); Roger Staubach (100th); Bart Starr (141st); Johnny Unitas (158th); Terry Bradshaw (184th); Joe Namath (196th)

(+) He has six great receivers to throw to in Greg Jennings, Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, James Jones, Donald Driver and Jermichael Finley

(+) Rodgers also has the highest Passer Rating of all-time at 104.1 (2nd: Tony Romo - 96.9; 3rd: Steve Young - 96.8; 4th: Tom Brady - 96.4; 5th: Philip Rivers - 95.5; 6th: Peyton Manning - 94.9; 7th: Drew Brees - 94.0; 8th: Kurt Warner - 93.7; 9th: Joe Montana - 92.3; 10th: Matt Schaub - 92.2)

(+) Rodgers plays in a high-volume, pass-heavy offense, yet has rushed for 16 TDs in his last four years as a starter

(+) When you think of the Packers offense as it is today, the running game is clearly an afterthought

(+) In his four years as a starter, Rodgers finished second (2008), first (2009), first (2010), and second (2011) in fantasy points

(+) Important to note: Rodgers finished first in points per game for all players in 2011

(+) Being his fifth season as a starter, he’s just now in his absolute prime

(+) Aaron earned an NFL record 122.5 Passer Rating last season… that's a pretty insane number

(+) The Packers defense slowed down last year allowing teams to put up big points against them. If this continues, Aaron will be forced to win games in shootouts again, thus giving him more fantasy potential

(–) No running game can allow defenses to drop back and focus on defending the pass

(–) Suffered two concussions in 2010, and likes to run more than a pocket-passer of his caliber should care to

(–) Tends to hold onto the ball too long, thus leaving himself more susceptible to injury

(–) As his appearances on the State Farm commercials for the double check discount shows, he's not very marketable


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Aaron Rodgers - Best QB in the World


The big question heading into the 2010 season was if Aaron Rodgers could repeat his Pro Bowl performance from a year ago.  The answer:  Hell Yes!  In fact, Rodgers even managed to improve upon it in a couple ways, with the most obvious one, of course, being that he led his team to a 31-26 Super Bowl victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers while winning the game’s MVP honors in the process.  Though the other aspects Rodgers would surpass in 2010 may not have been as high-profile as his playoff run, witnessing an uptick in his yards per passing attempt while simultaneously seeing his sacks plummet were just as instrumental to his overall campaign as his final feat and shouldn’t be overlooked.

As for how he did from a fantasy perspective, the same assessment applies.  Once again, Aaron “it out” led all QBs in fantasy points by throwing for 3,922 yards and 28 passing TDs while adding another 356 yards and four TDs on the ground.  What made his #1 ranking so special, however, is that he was able to accomplish it in just 14.5 games (left the Week 14 game before halftime with a concussion, missed Week 15), and though his 21.9 fantasy points per game turned out to be a half-point less than what he put up in 2009, it was still second in the league next to Mike Vick (27.2 points/game in 12 games).  With five 300-yard games in 2010 and five more with 3+ touchdown passes (eight if you include the playoffs), Rodgers is now the overwhelming favorite to be the first QB off the board in 2011 fantasy drafts.


Pros and Cons

(+) He has five great receivers to throw to in Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, James Jones, Jordy Nelson, and Jermichael Finley

(+) Rodgers plays in a high-volume, pass-heavy offense, yet has rushed for 13 TDs in his last three years as a starter

(+) Brett who??? Super Bowl MVP!!!  Rodgers has proven he can handle the pressure, whatever type of game you put him in.

(+) The breakout of James Starks gives him a bona-fide threat behind him and will allow the running game to take some pressure off the passing game.

(+) In his three years as a starter, Rodgers finished 2nd (2008), 1st (2009) and 1st (2010) in fantasy points

(+) The Packers have one of the best defenses in the league, thus keeping the ball in his hands quite a bit

(–) Suffered two concussions in 2010 despite being sacked 19 less times

(–) Tends to hold onto the ball too long, thus leaving himself more susceptible to injury

(–) Super Bowl Victory letdown – Some players end up leaving for more money, some get lackadaisical, so who knows how his teammates will react

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2009 Review

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Raise your hand if you thought that Aaron Rodgers would be one of the best fantasy players by his 5th year in the league when he was drafted in 2005 to sit behind the Richard Alpert of football, Brett Favre. Now put your hand down if you went to Cal. Alright that's better. Since the Packers finally let the most retired player in history go three years ago, Rodgers has glistened. In 2008, Rodgers gave us a glimpse of what he could do with a full season’s worth of work by putting up the second most fantasy points (basic scoring format) in the entire league. No Big Deal. However, in order to prove himself, Rodgers would at least have to duplicate those numbers in 2009 and show the world that Green Bay made the right call in choosing him over Favre.  He did not disappoint.  The Packers QB came out firing and ended up bulldozing the league, putting up the fifth most amount of QB fantasy points recorded in a single season over the last decade. He also scored over 20 fantasy points in 9 games, which led all players (only 6 other players did that in 6 games).


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Rodgers not only established himself as one of the top QBs in the league last year, but also as one of top QBs in Packers history. His 4,434 yards passing ranks second in Packers history while his 103.2 QB rating and 64.7% completion rate ranks third.


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Brett who? Aaron "it out" Rodgers was a fantasy owners ace in the hole last season.  Don't believe us?  Check this:

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

For a guy rising to the top as quickly as Aaron Rodgers has, it’s tough to imagine that he hasn't acquired a decent nickname as of yet (there is even a Facebook page dedicated to those against the nickname "A-Rod" for him: Those against the nickname "A-Rod" for Aaron Rodgers).  So in the meantime, until we hear of a good, usable handle for him, we'll refer to Rodgers as Aaron "It Out".  The kid loves to throw the pill around, so it's at least fitting.  Anyway, let’s move on. 

There’s no reason why Rodgers can’t rise to the top of the fantasy heap again in 2010.  His schedule doesn’t get much tougher, and he still has the rest of the NFC North to beat up on, so he definitely has a chance to improve upon his fantasy leading stats from last year.  With another year of experience under his belt, and being one more year removed from the leftover Favre-Junkies, it’s a good bet “Aaron It Out” exits the 2010 season with another fantasy scoring crown to his name.

Here's some quick hits related to Rodgers' supporting cast that shed good promise on another fulfilling season:

~ Donald Driver will be playing for a new contract, so he should have at least as good of a season as he had last year.  He’s an absolute workout machine, so despite his age, he’ll keep playing like he’s in his 20’s

~ Greg Jennings is too talented not to rebound from his mediocre 2009 season.  Expect at least 10 more catches, 100 more yards, and 3-4 more TDs out of him

~ Rodgers gets to play with his new toy, Tight End Jermichael Finley, for a whole season in 2010.  Finley started only nine games last season, yet ended up with the 12th most fantasy points for TEs and had the eighth best Per Game average on the year

~ The Offensive Line was shoddy at best, but with another full off-season together, they should at least be better than they were last year.  They also just re-signed Tackles Mark Tauscher and Chad Clifton, so Rodgers will be happy about that

~ The Packers also gained two more promising Offensive Linemen through the 2010 NFL Draft (they signed two other O-Linemen as undrafted free agents as well).  Rodgers was happier than a three-peckered billy goat when he found out that the highly-touted Guard/Tackle out of Iowa, Bryan Bulaga, fell into the Packers lap with the 23rd pick

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Rodgers does not have a Twitter account.  The official Team Twitter account comes through here:  Packers Player Tweets



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In 2009, Aaron dated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Julie Henderson, damn you Aaron! That's a nice shorty.


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Aaron inked a big deal on Halloween of ’08 after proving that he can fill Favre’s shoes.  The contract amounted to six years, $65 million, $20 million of which was guaranteed.  $500,000 workout bonuses are available from 2010-14, while annual $500,000 roster bonuses are available from 2011-2014.  Here’s the breakdown:

2010 - $6 million

2011 - $7.25 million

2012 - $8 million

2013 - $9.25 million

2014 - $10.5 million

2015 - Free Agent

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It's tough to support Matt Flynn as a handcuff to Rodgers, as he only has 17 career passing attempts, 0 TDs, and a 37.4 career QB Rating, but he IS the guy next in line, so...

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Team Analysis

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Strength of Schedule

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Shadow of Doubt

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“I don’t feel I need to sell myself to fans, They need to get on board now or keep their mouths shut.”

-Aaron Rodgers Summer of 2008


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Notice the misspelling of Brett, as Brent.  Question is, is that just Cheesehead stupidity, or a pot-shot at Mr. Favre?

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We can't imagine how nerve-wracking it must have been for Rodgers in his first start - Heck, the first start for a Packer not named Favre in 16 years - to come out of the tunnel in front of packed house at Lambeau Field and millions of homes around the country on Monday Night and hear a crowd who couldn't decide if they wanted him there or not.  Well, whatever he was feeling, he didn't show it...

Rodgers threw for a touchdown and ran for another, marching the Packers to a 24-19 victory over the Vikings.  Talk about handling pressure!  Even though he didn't lead the Packers to the playoffs (thanks to a 5-game losing streak at the end of the season), he still had a solid fantasy season.  He threw 28 touchdown passes with only 13 interceptions and logged over 4,000 yards through the air.  His poise and precision (he completed 63% of his passes) rewarded those who picked him up cheaply that season.  Never will Aaron "it out" Rodgers be doubted again.

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Injury Report


Despite his offensive line acting like a sieve and nearly getting himself killed because of it, Rodgers played a full 16-game season in 2009 and there's no reason to believe he can't do it again.

Ice Ice Baby

Pyro's take: The GB vs Bears game is set to begin at -2F. Yes that's negative two degrees.

Fantasy Goo: We haven't seen cold weather have a direct impact on Rodgers and crew, but could increase turnovers and special teams mistakes.

12/14/16, 02:10 PM CST by The Hartbeat
Source: twitter.com

Snow to Play a Factor in GB

Pyro's take: There should be 1-3 inches of snow in Green Bay today.

Fantasy Goo: This should make it a more ball control game with less shots downfield. Bump up Randall Cobb in PPR and temper expectations for stretch the field players like Jordy.

12/04/16, 09:47 AM CST by The Hartbeat
Source: twitter.com

Rodgers' passing completions and attempts skewed

For those of you in point per completion leagues, Rodgers is averaging just 18 a game. Might be a good time to try and buy.

Pyro's take: For those of you in point per completion leagues, Rodgers is averaging just 18 a game. Might be a good time to try and buy.

09/26/16, 06:28 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: pyromaniac.com

Is Aaron Rodgers now more of a Reality Player or a Football Player?

Aaron Rodgers' family drama is now front and center on the 'Bachelorette' -- and even JoJo Fletcher is pleading for the NFL superstar to reconcile with his brother.

Pyro's take: Aaron Rodgers' family drama is now front and center on the 'Bachelorette' -- and even JoJo Fletcher is pleading for the NFL superstar to reconcile with his brother. JoJo explained that Aaron has cut off his relationship with his family for the last 1 or 2 years -- and Jordan got flustered when she asked him to explain why.

Fantasy Goo: Ever since Olivia Munn showed up with her irresistible face we all became jealous and Aaron has been playing less and less like the Rodgers we are used to seeing. Jordy was gone last year but, many quarterbacks in this league do not even have a Randall Cobb. Tom Brady has made average WRs productive. Why did Aaron seem to fall off a cliff last year? Was he not focused in 2015? Now his family is on TV which cannot be a positive for 2016. If Jordy is the answer to last year’s dip in production then we can cheer up. However, could we be watching a slow spiral downward for Rodgers? I want to hear less about Olivia Munn and some broad named JoJo and hear more football related stories. Aaron will need to prove to us that he cares about being the best QB in the league again.

07/19/16, 03:57 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.tmz.com

"Zero Issues".. "Going for it Every Single Time"


Pyro's take: Mike McCarthy is expressing strong confidence in his offense this offseason. He said he would have "zero problem" with going for two every single chance they got because he trusts his team. Rodgers was the #2 player in two point conversions with (5) and the 3rd was Marcus Mariota.

Fantasy Goo: If your league awards points for two point conversions, expect Rodgers to experience a bump in weekly fantasy point average.

06/15/16, 12:22 PM CDT by The Archer
Source: blog.packers.com

'If there’s a game Sunday, I’m playing’

Nelson, running full speed, caught passes from Rodgers in Thursday’s organized team activities at Clarke Hinkle Field

Pyro's take: Nelson, running full speed, caught passes from Rodgers in Thursday’s organized team activities at Clarke Hinkle Field. Rodgers worked with Nelson off to the side during a period midway through session. Nelson cut left and right, exercising his surgically reconstructed right knee. How did his knee feel afterward? Nelson offered just one word. “Great,” he said.

Fantasy Goo: Odds are that you need to move Jordy Nelson up in your tiers. These numbers might convince you. In 2014 Jordy caught 98 passes for 1,519 and 13 touchdowns. So, those boxes are checked. Next, his quarterback is Aaron Rodgers which places a check in that box. Explosive? Well, just about every year, Jordy has hauled in a touchdown from beyond 70 yards. Jordy and Aaron Rodgers surely are pissed off about the way their 2015 went. My money rides on both of those guys this year.

06/13/16, 06:39 PM CDT by STiFFKiTTY
Source: www.packersnews.com

Mike McCarthy on the lack of a deep threat


Pyro's take: Mike McCarthy spoke On the lack of a deep threat:

Everybody wants to talk about passing game, speedy receivers. To have a successful passing game, you have to have big targets that can move through the middle of the field. You look at the production of Jordy and Jermichael inside. When you don’t have that element, you see what we saw this year. Our run game was clearly better in 2013 and 2014 than in my time here, our front. It was probably the best potential for a defense to load up against our run. If they don’t feel the big-time threat on the outsides, you’re going to see three deep, three-shell coverage. We’re going to add a person to the box very quickly.

01/19/16, 10:42 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.packersnews.com

Mike McCarthy said he will continue to call plays in 2016.


Pyro's take: Mike McCarthy on his offense. "I think you have to look at everything. We will change. There will be changes. I don’t have them here today. There definitely will be a lot of adjustments whether it’s offense, defense, special teams, the way we practice. The nutrition in the training room. We can improve in a number of different areas."

01/19/16, 10:30 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.packersnews.com

Green Bay Packers offense at rock-bottom


Pyro's take: The Packers will almost certainly finish the season with their lowest-ranked offense since at least 1992. With only Sunday's game against the Vikings remaining, the Packers stand 24th in total yards per game. They have finished outside the top 10 only once in coach Mike McCarthy's tenure, in 2012, when they were 13th. The lowest they've finished in the last 23 years was 19th in 1993 and 18th in 2005. -- Rob Demovsky

12/29/15, 12:32 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Aaron Rodgers named to Pro-Bowl


Pyro's take: Aaron Rodgers was named to the Pro-Bowl among five other quarterbacks.

12/22/15, 11:58 PM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: probowl.fantasy.nfl.com

Aaron Rodgers has never had a 300-yard passing game against a Mike Zimmer-coached defense.


Pyro's take: Rodgers who has struggled the last few weeks has even more bad news. He has never thrown for more than 300-yards against Mike Zimmer's defense, This includes four outings. Two against Cincinnati and twice last season. -- Rob Demovsky

11/22/15, 01:18 AM CST by Vaaal-verde
Source: espn.go.com

Hold the Ham

It seems that any lingering effects on Aaron Rodgers hamstring,which he strained in the third quarter in the loss to New Orleans has been alleviated. Rodger even ran for a 14-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Offensive coordinator Tom Clements said Rodgers' tight hamstring didn't change the way he played.

"Not much," he said. "Just stayed away from designed quarterback movement plays, but he still moved around fairly well. So it's not as if we had to revamp the whole plan."

Pyro's take: It looks as though everything will be on the go when the Packers return from their bye week, and Rodgers should remain in your starting lineups.

10/28/14, 11:26 AM CDT by Vaaal-verde
Source: www.packersnews.com

Packers planning for Flynn to start

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he will be preparing backup Matt Flynn to play against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday because QB Aaron Rodgers still hasn't gotten medical clearance to return.

"As we plan tonight and tomorrow, we’re planning to play the game with Matt," McCarthy said. "That’s the way you have to go about it, it’s the same way we went last week. Visiting with Aaron yesterday about where he is, he has hurdles to go over and medically he’s not cleared. So we’re planning for Matt Flynn."

Rodgers will work out in front of the medical staff on Tuesday and be evaluated on Wednesday to see how much progress he has made. But McCarthy gave no indication that Rodgers would be cleared then to participate in game action.

"The plan for Aaron is he’s going to work out tomorrow as part of his rehab," McCarthy said. "He’ll be evaluated Wednesday morning by Dr. Pat McKenzie. I just met with the training staff before I walked in here. They’re going to do some things tomorrow that they haven’t done last week. He’s still not medically cleared."

"When asked if it was getting down to a situation where Rodgers would have to decide the risk of returning, McCarthy said it would always be team physician Patrick McKenzie's call as to whether the quarterback could return.

Pyro's take: Rodgers will need to be medically cleared before he can play, and with the Lions in free fall the Packers could use him back.

It has been my belief that the Packers would shut Rodgers down, but as long as the Pack has a realistic shot at the division title that can't be done.

If you have been holding onto Rodgers in hopes that he would come back for your fantasy playoffs there is still hope for your championship game. Just not this week.

12/09/13, 04:54 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.jsonline.com

Is Rodgers is danger of being shut down?

For now, it looks like the Packers will be without Aaron Rodgers another week.

This weekend will be ripe with playoff implications. If Green Bay wins and Detroit loses, reaching the postseason suddenly becomes realistic again. If Green Bay loses and Detroit wins, the debate of whether or not the Packers should rest Rodgers the rest of the season is going to heat up.

Rodgers broke his collarbone on Nov. 4 and has cleared two of three hurdles.

One player who helped lead the Packers to a Super Bowl, veteran Charles Woodson, weighed in on this question this week. He talked about what management is certainly thinking about.

“With having a guy that you’re going to pay over $100 million, (if) you’re out of the playoffs I would shut him down," the Raiders safety said on NFL Network's "Around the League." I know Aaron and if he’s healthy, it depends on what his scans are telling him, I know he’s kicking and scratching trying to get back in the game. But having your franchise guy go out there and there is no chance at making the playoffs and you’re not really sure what’s going on with that shoulder, you don’t have the confidence or the doctors’ don’t have that confidence in that shoulder that you can go out there and the same thing is not going to happen again, I think you shut him down."

Pyro's take: This was the biggest fear for fantasy owners when Rodgers went down with the injury, and now it might come true. Rodgers has been practicing this week, but he is not cleared to take any contact. If the Packers drop this game then I agree with Woodson that from a franchise move it's the wisest decision.

We saw the same situation earlier in the season with Doug Martin, and the after then Buccaneers kept losing they decided to shelve their best asset, instead of risking injury in a meaningless game. This is too bad for Rodgers owners, but hopefully you were able to find a good option for the playoffs.

12/05/13, 06:09 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.jsonline.com

Rodgers may miss week 14 and possibly the season

So the reports keep getting worse for the Green Bay Packers.

On Sunday morning, NFL Network reported that Aaron Rodgers would be "lucky" to play this coming week against the Atlanta Falcons. And if Green Bay were to lose Sunday against the Falcons and slip further out of the playoff picture, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said, the team may shut Rodgers down for the rest of the season.

The Packers starting quarterback has been out since Nov. 4 with a broken collarbone and the team hasn't won since.

Pyro's take: This news is not much of a surprise. Rodgers is a risk to rush back, and if he is not 100% healthy there is no reason to bring him back this week against the Falcons. The Falcons are a beatable team, but so were the Vikings and even the Lions this past week. If the Packers lose I expect Rodgers to be shut down.

The same thing happened earlier in the season with the Muscle Hamster, and in the wake of a losing the season the team opted to shut down their franchise player. The Packers should do the same thing. Rodgers is not worth risking long term, especially when the Packers are not going to have to win their division in order to get in to the playoffs.

This is bad news if you own a Packers receiver, but it also means you will see a heavy dose of Eddie Lacy the rest of the way.

12/02/13, 05:21 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.jsonline.com

Rodgers out until Thanksgiving at earliest

Aaron Rodgers still is not ready to return from his fractured left collarbone, meaning Scott Tolzien will draw a second straight start at quarterback for the Green Bay Packers this Sunday.

Head coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Monday that Tolzien, who has spent the majority of this season on the practice squad, will be under center when the slumping Packers host Minnesota this weekend.

Rodgers, who suffered the injury to his non-throwing shoulder on the opening possession of Green Bay's Week 9 loss to the Bears, had been hoping to be ready to go for the Minnesota game. However, McCarthy said that the 2011 NFL MVP has not yet been medically cleared to play.

"I don't make medical decisions," said McCarthy on Rodgers' status. "We know he wants to return as soon as he can, when he can."

Pyro's take: This has been a tough couple of weeks if you are Packers fan, and the news is not getting any better about his return. The loss of Rodgers has had a waterfall effect on the fantasy production from the wide receivers.

With Scott Tolzien under center again this week it could be another loss for the Packers. Tolzien just makes too many mistakes that are typical of a young quarterback, and that was clear against the Giants. Jordy Nelson and Jarret Boykin did manage decent yardage games, but without Rodgers there is not enough redzone production.

11/18/13, 06:51 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.chicagotribune.com

Aaron Rodgers most likely out more than 3 weeks

Rodgers won't return to his position under center because of a broken left collarbone he suffered on the first series of the Packers' 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday night at Lambeau Field.

No timetable was given for his return, but Rodgers won't play this week against Philadelphia and quite possibly the next three or four weeks after that. Even though it doesn't appear to be a displaced fracture, he would risk exactly that if he were to land on his left side the way he did Monday night.

"It's a difficult injury because there's not a specific type of rehab you can do for this," Rodgers said Tuesday on his weekly radio show on ESPN Milwaukee. "It's not like you can get a massage or 'stim' (electrical stimulation) or the different various treatments that they have out there that can try to get you back quicker.

"You just have to wait for the bone to heal. That's going to be the frustrating part, but I feel like I've been a quick healer in the past and am hopeful this will be on the short end of whatever prognosis comes up."

Two shoulder specialists said it is vital that the fracture — even if it is just a crack in the bone, which Rodgers' injury appears to be — heal completely or the quarterback would be at risk for a more serious injury to the collarbone, one that would end his season.

Pyro's take: This is terrible news for Rodgers and it has a major impact on the Packers wide receivers now that Seneca Wallace will be under center for the foreseeable future. Rodgers may be a quick healer, but the increased risk of re-injury is enough that he will probably be out closer to 6 weeks. Wallace is not recommended as a pickup in fantasy.

11/06/13, 07:24 PM CST by Houdini
Source: www.jsonline.com

Rodgers fine after taking shot to the chin

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers took a hit to his chin on just the second play of the game on Sunday, but came back into the game immediately and will have no problem starting next week.
"My chin is a little swollen; (it) makes me look a little chubby right now," Rodgers said.

Pyro's take: Rodgers has certainly lived up to his billing this year and is a must-start for your fantasy team no matter who the opponent is.

12/21/09, 10:30 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.jsonline.com

Rodgers just fine, practicing in full

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (ribs) took part in a full practice on Thursday and is ready to face the Ravens on Monday Night Football this week.

Pyro's take: Rodgers has been a QB1 for your fantasy football team the whole way, so don't stop playing him now just because he's going up against a Ravens D that is sure to blitz him and that crap offensive line all night long.

12/03/09, 02:15 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com

Rodgers goes in for X-rays after Thursday game

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers needed to go in for X-rays after the Thanksgiving day game against the Lions. Rodgers said that his left (non-throwing) elbow and knee are banged up, but that it's more just overall soreness than anything.

Pyro's take: Rodgers should be fine as his offensive line did another good job of protecting him today (1 sack, 4 QB hits). He's got a good 10 days of rest ahead of him, so expect the QB1 to be back under center next week against the Ravens.

11/26/09, 05:45 PM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: twitter.com