Aaron Rodgers works individual drills, fantasy status still unclear

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did individual drills on Wednesday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was at practice on Wednesday, though he wasn't a full participant. Rodgers, who is recovering from a broken collarbone, took part in individual quarterback drills, according to Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

That's all well and good -- if Rodgers can throw the ball and look fine doing so, then half the battle is already won. The big issue will be whether or not he can take a hit at this stage of his recovery. It doesn't take much to cause a setback when a broken bone is concerned.

As to whether or not Rodgers will be able to play in Week 14, it's worth noting that Matt Flynn, Rodgers' backup, was taking snaps with Evan Dietrich-Smith. That's the starting center, which means Flynn is still being prepared as the starter for the team's Week 14 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. Rodgers was working with Garth Gerhart, a practice squad center, according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Fantasy Impact: Obviously, Rodgers is one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL and therefore one of the top fantasy options. He's excellent, and while Flynn has been OK as a replacement (unlike Scott Tolzien), Rodgers is infinitely better. This news isn't exactly good, but there's still two more days of practice with which Rodgers could work his way back into the starting lineup with Dietrich-Smith to be ready for Sunday against the Falcons. The waiting game continues.

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