The Packers (8-3) made light work of the Chicago Bears last Sunday night, triumphing 41-25 in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicates. Aaron Rodgers hardly broke a sweat as he completed 21 of 29 passes for 211 yards and four touchdowns. Aaron Jones ran for 90 yards — his most since Week 2 — on 17 carries, but the bad news for his fantasy owners was that Jamaal Williams got the same amount of carries and reached the end zone for the second consecutive week. Davante Adams turned in a pretty standard line: six catches, 61 yards and a pirouetting touchdown reception. Allen Lazard scored for the first time since Week 3, and tight end Robert Tonyan was productive once again as he caught all five of his targets for 67 yards and a score.
The Eagles (3-7-1) lost at home to the Seahawks on Monday, 23-17. Carson Wentz did little to quiet the debate surrounding his present and future as the Eagles’ starting QB. He put up 215 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against an extremely bad secondary. However, Wentz didn’t get much help either. Miles Sanders was stuffed all night long, gaining only 15 yards on six carries. Tight end Dallas Goedert was the only skill player here who stood out. He caught seven of 10 targets for 75 yards and a TD. Richard Rodgers caught a Hail Mary TD in the waning seconds, patting both his and Wentz’s stat lines. No other pass-catcher exceeded 40 receiving yards. The much-ballyhooed inclusion of rookie QB Jalen Hurts didn’t come to fruition; he played two snaps.
Date: Sunday, Dec. 6
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Eagles: #27 Overall — #30 offense, #13 defense, #19 special teams
Packers: #5 Overall — #2 offense, #18 defense, #25 special teams
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Dallas Goedert, TE, $4,300
Goedert is the only player you can trust in this passing offense for fantasy purposes. Wentz certainly trusts him; he gives his big TE high-value targets in the end zone and deep down the field. This week’s matchup versus Green Bay doesn’t pop off the page, but neither did the Seahawks matchup. Even with Zach Ertz’s return looming, Goedert is a must-start in season-long formats and an easy choice in DFS at a price that was set prior his 20-point effort on Monday night.
Miles Sanders, RB, $6,700
Sanders was a total dud in Week 12, but an appealing rebound spot awaits him this Sunday. Although the Packers haven’t allowed an RB rushing touchdown in their past three games, lead backs have obtained at least 90 yards on the ground in each of those weeks. Green Bay even made David Montgomery look spry! He galloped for more than 100 yards on just 11 totes. Sanders has big-play upside and should be able to tap into that upside as long as the Eagles’ fractured O-line opens a few lanes.
Aaron Jones, RB, $7,200
As much as it irks them, Jones’ fantasy owners just have to come to grips that this is a 60-40 backfield with Jones and Williams. It has basically been that way for the entire season. At least Jones gets the lion’s share of the work, and he has consistently been the better player. The Eagles were recently carved up by Nick Chubb and allowed two TDs to Wayne Gallman in Week 10. Although it would be nice to see him get a little more opportunity, Jones is still worth this DraftKings price as the top back in this high-powered offense. The fact that he saw just two targets in Week 12 also feels like a bit of a fluke; he came into that week averaging 4.8 targets per game.
Allen Lazard, WR, $5,000
Lazard ended Week 12’s win with six targets, second-most among the Packers’ pass-catchers. That’s a good sign for a man in his second game back from core-muscle surgery. The Packers need someone to help take attention away from Adams, and Lazard looks like he could be that man. With Darius Slay occupied with Adams, Lazard looks like a nice value play this week.