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Aaron Rodgers not on injury report ahead of Week 7 vs. Commanders

We break down the news that Aaron Rodgers is dealing with a thumb injury. What it means for Week 7 and beyond.

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers looks to pass during a game against the New York Jets at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2022 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Jets defeated the Packers 27-10. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Friday update: Rodgers was removed from the injury report and will play in Week 7. His thumb bothered him last week during the game, so there is a chance it will again, but he’s going to be out there.

Thursday update: Rodgers is back at practice on Thursday, per Wes Hodkiewicz. He has his thumb taped, but appears to be throwing normally.

The Green Bay Packers got a glimpse of what a Rodgers-less offense looked like in Week 6. He played through the entire game but was battling a thumb injury, which showed. You can argue that his lack of star power at receiver played a role, and it certainly did, but this was one of the few times we can say the future Hall of Famer looked bad. His thumb injury is still bothering him to start Week 7, and he isn’t practicing on Wednesday.

Fantasy football implications for Week 7

Rodgers heads into Week 7 as the overall QB20 in fantasy football. The back-to-back MVP winner has been an utter disappointment this season. Even if he is active, you are likely not going to play him. The Commanders are giving up the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, but Rodgers still doesn’t get elevated to a starting position in the favorable matchup.

The only fantasy football implications, if Rodgers is inactive, would be an upgrade to both Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon in the backfield. Backup quarterback Jordan Love should have a decent rapport with Romeo Doubs, but there is no telling how he would work through his progressions to see which wide receivers stand to benefit.