The Packers (7-3) rode the emotional roller coaster in Week 11 at Indianapolis. They built a 14-point lead by halftime only to lose it all by the early portions of the fourth quarter. They then tied the game up with just 3 seconds remaining to force overtime. But a Marquez Valdes-Scantling fumble pretty much sealed their fate in a 34-31 defeat. Aaron Rodgers was tagged with two turnovers, but he was largely great against one of the league’s best defenses. He threw for 311 yards and three touchdowns. Those scores went to running back Jamaal Williams, tight end Robert Tonyon and wide receiver Davante Adams, who looked like the best wideout in football once again. He concluded with seven receptions, 106 yards and that TD. Running back Aaron Jones scored for the first time in his last three games and compiled 71 total yards on 14 touches.
Chicago (5-5) is looking to start anew as they come off their bye week after a four-game losing streak. The Bears’ offense gained a season-low 149 yards during their Week 10 loss to the Vikings. Their only touchdown came from a Cordarrelle Patterson kickoff return. Nick Foles threw for just 106 yards and one interception before leaving in the late stages of the game with a hip injury. Wide receiver Allen Robinson was the only player who did anything positive of note for Chicago’s offense. He caught six of Foles’ 15 completions, gaining only 43 yards.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 26
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Bears: #18 Overall — #29 offense, #4 defense, #12 special teams
Packers: #9 Overall — #2 offense, #18 defense, #26 special teams
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Allen Robinson, WR, $6,400
Going one-on-one with Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander may make Robinson look like a fade candidate, but hope could be on the horizon. With Foles bothered by that hip injury, Mitchell Trubisky may end up back under center for the Bears in this game. Robinson actually turned in his best fantasy box score of the season with Trubisky at QB in Week 3, catching 10 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. Robinson also saw 28 targets in Trubisky’s three starts. Robinson is a locked-in WR2 regardless.
David Montgomery, RB, $5,300
Chicago’s backfield may be the site of more than one return on Sunday. Besides the possibility of Trubisky, David Montgomery is expected to play after clearing the league’s concussion protocol. Montgomery averaged more than 20 touches over his last four games before suffering his brain injury. Although his production typically leaves you wanting more — his has reached 15 DraftKings points in just two of nine games — Green Bay has allowed the second-most fantasy points per game to RBs. Montgomery has never been cheaper on DraftKings this year.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, $6,700
This isn’t the prettiest matchup on paper for Rodgers, but does that really matter at this point? He has been outstanding for most of the season, consistently shredded Indy’s tough defense in the first half of last week’s game, and the Bears gave up nearly 300 yards and two touchdowns to Kirk Cousins right before their bye. With his receiving corps getting healthier by the week, Rodgers feels matchup-proof right now.
Robert Tonyan, TE, $3,400
Tonyan finally got back into the end zone last week after a five-game drought. And really, a touchdown is all we are looking for from most tight ends at this point. The Bears have allowed a touchdown to three of the past four lead tight ends they have faced. The only man in that quartet who didn’t score was Minnesota’s Kyle Rudolph, and he still put up double-digit fantasy points with four catches and 63 yards. Tonyan is the 18th-most expensive tight end on the full Week 12 slate.