The 31-year-old will start on the bench at Goodison Park on Sunday, with Ronald Koeman taking the opportunity to shuffle his pack.
Rooney has been a regular for the Toffees since returning to his roots from Manchester United over the summer.
His most recent outing came on Thursday, as he found the target in a Europa League clash with Apollon Limassol.
That effort was his third of the season and his first in seven outings.
It was, however, not enough to see him cling on to a starting berth.
Rooney had been cleared to play, having suffered a hand injury against Limassol after being trodden on.
Oumar Niasse has been handed his first start under Koeman, with the Dutchman making five changes to his side.