We’ve already lost arguably the top fantasy RB and WR this season, and now we have lost the top QB.
Early in Green Bay’s visit to Minnesota, Aaron Rodgers was tackled hard by Anthony Barr and was then forced out of the game. Rodgers was taken off the field via cart in what was feared to be an injury to his throwing shoulder.
Packers FEAR Aaron Rodgers broke collarbone. Undergoing tests to see if that was case
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 15, 2017
Since, it has developed that the team fears Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone. Typically, the recovery time is 8-10 weeks, which means he’ll likely be out for the remainder of the fantasy season. However, I wouldn’t bet against a guy like Rodgers to make a speedy recovery.
Brett Hundley has since taken over for Rodgers and takes a TD pass and an interception into halftime. We will further update you on Rodgers’ injury status when more details become public.
Update: It was in fact a broken collarbone for Aaron Rodgers. As mentioned earlier, recovery time is typically between 8-10 weeks for this type of injury, so this could potentially end his season.
If you’ve been riding Rodgers so far this season, this is obviously bad news. Hopefully you have a good backup, because the waiver wire likely lacks a decent replacement. If anything, try to work a trade with a team who holds two good QBs.
As far as the Packers’ WRs are concerned, this will hinder their production, but I still view Nelson and Adams as must starts.
I don’t think you can find a beneficiary here, but you would have to think Ty Montgomery’s workload increases. Whether he’s getting carries or catching passes out of the backfield, his usage should go up as reliable safety net. Look for the Packers to find creative ways to get the ball in his hands.