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How to watch, what to watch for Packers vs. Lions in Week 14

The Packers and Lions face off in Week 14 of the 2020 NFL season. We break down how to watch the game, odds for the matchup, key injuries, and notable fantasy football start/sit considerations.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) looks to throw a pass during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field.  Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The hottest team in the NFL, the Green Bay Packers will be looking to extend their winning streak to three games when they go on the road to play the Detroit Lions Sunday at 4:25 p.m. ET.

The Green Bay Packers (9-3) are coming off of a dominating 30-16 win over the Philadelphia Eagles last week at the Lambeau Field. MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers had another easy day at the office, completing 25-of-34 passes for 295 yards and three touchdowns. Two of his touchdown passes went to superstar wide receiver Davante Adams, which were apart of 10 receptions (12 targets) for 121 yards. Lastly, running back Aaron Jones had 130 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown.

As for the Lions (5-7), they pulled off an impressive second half to defeat the Chicago Bears 34-30 on the road. Detroit was without rookie running back D’Andre Swift and Pro Bowl wide receiver Kenny Golladay, but that didn’t matter to quarterback Matthew Stafford. He completed 27-of-42 passes for 402 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception.

One of his touchdown passes went to Marvin Jones, who was the game’s leading receiver with eight receptions (12 targets) for 116 yards. On the ground, veteran running back Adrian Peterson kept chugging along with 57 yards on 16 carries and two touchdowns.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, Dec. 13
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Channel: FOX
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Packers: #5 Overall — #2 offense, #20 defense, #26 special teams
Lions: #25 Overall — #15 offense, #32 defense, #19 special teams

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Packers: -7.5, -400
Lions: +7.5, +335
Total: 55

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Packers

Aaron Rodgers, QB, $7,500

The bad man himself, Aaron Rodgers is a no-brainer must-start this week in DFS or in your fantasy football playoffs. In his last three games, Rodgers has 10 touchdowns and only one interception. Over that same time in fantasy football, he’s scored 21.7, 25.6, and 23.5 fantasy points, respectively. We should expect another 20-point performance as he’s facing a Lions’ defense that is giving up 21.1 fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season.

Aaron Jones, RB, $7,600

The easy go-to option here would be Davante Adams, but another great option in fantasy this week is Aaron Jones. The versatile running back erupted for 130 rushing yards against the Eagles last week, which included a 77-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter. This season, Jones has been a consistent double-digit scorer in fantasy football and will be able to do that on Sunday versus Detroit. The Lions’ defense is allowing opposing running backs to score 26.6 fantasy points per game in 2020.

Lions

Adrian Peterson, RB, $5,000

If Swift does not play this week, we could be in store for another 10-plus carry day for the ageless in Adrian Peterson. Peterson has scored four touchdowns in the last two weeks and been a good value play in fantasy football. This week, he’ll be going against a Packers’ defense that is allowing 22.3 fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. Outside of last week’s game versus Philly, Green Bay gave up 20 and 21 fantasy points to both the Colts and Bears’ running backs.

Marvin Jones Jr., WR, $5,800

Veteran wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. has stepped up as the Lions’ WR1 with Golladay in and out of the lineup because of the hip injury. Last week against the Bears, Jones posted a season-high 17.6 fantasy points. In the Lions’ last three games, the 30-year-old wideout has recorded 18 receptions (30 targets) for 215 yards and a touchdown.

In a game where the Lions will definitely have to throw the ball to win, Jones should get a lot of targets coming his way. Through 13 weeks, the Packers’ defense is giving up 13 touchdowns and 20.8 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers.