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Aaron Rodgers will start vs. Vikings Week 11

We break down the news that Rodgers returned to practice on Friday and will start Week 11

Divisional Round - Los Angeles Rams v Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams of the Green Bay Packers celebrate after scoring a touchdown in the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams during the NFC Divisional Playoff game at Lambeau Field on January 16, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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Friday PM update: Rodgers will start against the Vikings.

Friday update: Aaron Rodgers returned to practice on Friday after missing the last two days with a toe injury.

Thursday update: Rodgers was not practicing for a second straight day due to his toe injury. He said he will “definitely” play on Sunday, per Ryan Wood.

Wednesday update: Rodgers said Wednesday was a rehab day for his toe injury, not a veteran’s rest day. Adams appeared to get the day off as a vet but Rodgers was actually getting treatment for his toe issue. His status is worth monitoring throughout the week.

The Green Bay Packers hope to keep their winning ways going in Week 11 when they meet NFC North division rivals in the Minnesota Vikings. Aaron Rodgers is back in the mix for the Packers after a stint with COVID, although he is also dealing with a toe injury. Rodgers and top receiver Davante Adams were not practicing Wednesday ahead of Week 11.

Fantasy football implications

This feels like a veteran’s rest day, given the other names not participating in practice. Rodgers is dealing with a toe injury and he did say the toe was paining a bit, so his status might be worth monitoring. Adams, who was also sidelined due to COVID, appears to be given a rest day as part of a maintenance program. Both players are instrumental for fantasy managers, especially against a Minnesota defense that has problems historically stopping them. Managers can expect both players to be ready to go Sunday barring any new developments over the next few days.