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How to watch, what to watch for Packers vs. Bears in Week 17

The Packers and Bears face off in Week 17 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.

Head coach Matt Nagy of the Chicago Bears looks on during the second half against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 27, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images

There are a few games across the NFL in Week 17 that feature one or both teams that do not have much of an incentive to come out with a victory. That’s not the case when the Green Bay Packers head on the road to play the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

With a win, Green Bay clinches the No. 1 seed in the NFC to earn a first round bye. With a loss, the Packers would still get the top seed with a Seattle Seahawks loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

For Chicago, the Bears guarantee themselves a spot in the playoffs with a victory. With a loss, the Bears would need the Arizona Cardinals to lose to the Los Angeles Rams on the road.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, Dec. 3
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Channel: FOX
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Packers: #3 Overall — #1 offense, #15 defense, #25 special teams
Bears: #15 Overall — #25 offense, #7 defense, #10 special teams

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Packers: -5.5, -235
Bears: +5.5, +200
Total: 51.5

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Packers

Robert Tonyan, TE, $5,000

This is a good opportunity to get in on Robert Tonyan for a relatively cheap price. He caught just one pass for 17 yards in a win over the Tennessee Titans. The one catch tied for a season-low and those 17 yards were the second-fewest that Tonyan has had all year. In addition, his touchdown streak of five consecutive games was snapped. The Bears allow the second-most points to opposing tight ends this season, so he has an opportunity to shine.

Aaron Rodgers, QB, $7,600

Aaron Rodgers is listed as the sixth most expensive quarterback for DFS prices, and that’s too low, especially for what’s at stake. Green Bay has to be as motivated and focused as possible in this game. In his last game against the Bears, Rodgers was limited to just 211 yards passing but threw four touchdowns in the victory.

Bears

Allen Robinson, WR, $7,700

Green Bay has a fairly good secondary, but the Bears will need to throw a lot in order to keep pace with the Packers offense. Allen Robinson is as good as the Bears can ask for at the wide receiver position, and he’s coming off a 10-catch, 103-yard performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Robinson was targeted 13 times against Green Bay on Nov. 29, and he caught eight passes for 74 yards with two touchdowns.

Mitch Trubisky, QB, $5,600

Don’t look now, but Mitch Trubisky is putting up some pretty big fantasy numbers on a consistent basis at this point. Since reclaiming the starting job, he threw for 10 touchdown passes and four interceptions. Trubisky threw for 242 yards and three touchdowns with two picks against Green Bay in late November. He is worth putting in your lineup if you’re looking to spend DFS money outside of the QB position.