Thursday update: Rodgers didn’t practice again on Thursday as he manages his broken toe. He’ll play, but once again without much practice.
Aaron Rodgers did not practice today. Neither did David Bakhtiari or Za’Darius Smith.— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) December 9, 2021
Jaire Alexander did practice for second straight day.
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur told reporters Wednesday that they are taking it “day by day” in regards to Aaron Rodgers practicing this week. LaFleur added that backup Kurt Benkert took all the first team reps, per Lily Zhao.
Fantasy football implications
Despite Benkert taking all the first-team reps in practice Wednesday, all signs are pointing to Rodgers still playing on Sunday Night Football. At this point of the season, Rodgers does not need to practice and will just rest his injured toe. The star quarterback picked up additional rest last week as the Packers were on the bye.
Rodgers will be going up against the Bears’ defense, which has allowed quarterbacks to complete 67.1% of their passes this season. Furthermore, Chicago is giving up 18.5 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks. Earlier this season, Rodgers completed 17-of-23 passes for 195 yards and two touchdowns. The 38-year-old quarterback will likely be one of the top quarterbacks in fantasy football for Week 14.