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Concussion comes at worst time for owners of Rodgers, Packers

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By Michael Blunda

Aaron Rodgers was riding high as the most prolific fantasy quarterback entering Week 14. But it all could come crashing down at the worst possible time.

Set for a tasty matchup with the Lions on Sunday, Rodgers didn't even make it to halftime, as a second-quarter concussion sidelined him for the remainder of the contest. He finished the day with 46 yards and an INT passing and 25 yards rushing, numbers that likely resulted in many of his owners being knocked out in the first round of their fantasy playoffs.

But even if you were able to escape with a win this week, you're not in the clear yet. With this being Rodgers' second concussion of the season, the chances are good that he may have to miss this week's game against the Patriots and possibly even more. That would mean Matt Flynn going under center for Green Bay, which is a scary proposition for anyone with Packers on their squad.

While Flynn did do some decent things in relief at Detroit, his inexperience would make it difficult to trust anyone from this team in your lineup. Flynn has not started a game or thrown a TD pass in his three-year career, so it would be difficult to expect much from the LSU product. Outside of WR Greg Jennings, there's probably not another Packer who belongs in fantasy lineups this week if Rodgers is out.

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