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Packers-49ers fantasy points projections to help you set your lineup

We go over fantasy projections for key players in Thursday’s matchup between the Packers and 49ers.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers walks to the sideline after a touchdown with Green Bay Packers wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown, Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams, and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling during a regular season game between the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions on October 7, 2018 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers will take on the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on Thursday to kick off Week 9. The visitors sit atop the NFC North while the host is last in the NFC West, but both teams could use a lift after suffering losses in Week 8.

The Packers have lost two of their last three games and have had to depend on Davante Adams to carry the receiving corps while other wideouts have been indisposed. Allen Lazard will return from the IR for this matchup to boost the offense. Aaron Jones’s status is up in the air because of a calf injury while Jamaal Williams and A.J. Dillon have been placed on the COVID-19 list. Green Bay could need significant contributions from Dexter Williams and Tyler Ervin out of the backfield.

San Francisco has very little to offer on offense with Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle, Raheem Mostert, Deebo Samuel, and Brandon Aiyuk out of commission for this matchup. Nick Mullens will lead a ragtag group of 49ers against one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. The outlook isn’t good for the home team.

Both teams are short on key players in this matchup but the Packers have significantly higher fantasy upside . Here are some ESPN PPR points projections to give you an idea of what you can expect from key players on each side.

Green Bay Packers

QB Aaron Rodgers: 19.6
RB Dexter Williams: 11.67
RB Tyler Ervin: 10.06
WR Davante Adams: 23.03
WR Allen Lazard : 9.98
WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling: 5.2
TE Robert Tonyan: 8.46
K Mason Crosby: 6.89
D/ST: 5.22

San Francisco 49ers

QB Nick Mullens: 15.25
RB JaMycal Hasty: 14.69
RB Jerick McKinnon: 12.99
WR Trent Taylor: 8.7
WR Richie Jams: 7.8
TE Ross Dwelley: 14.31
K Robbie Gould: 4.1
D/ST: 7.6