With the Packers off to a strong start, the Vikings surging and the Beas the preseason favorites to the win the NFC North, the Lions are being overlooked. Their only loss was a nail biter against the Chiefs, making Detroit very live in what is arguably the most competitive division in the NFL. The oddsmakers are giving the Lions respect since they are only 3.5 point underdogs (via DK Sportsbook) playing in Green Bay on MNF.
Aaron Jones ($17,100): I understand that Jamaal Williams is back for Green Bay after missing last week’s game with a concussion. However, Jones was so good without Williams that it’s hard to imagine Green Bay won’t feature Jones. Last week was easily his best performance of the season in a difficult matchup against the Cowboys. Jones racked up a total of 182 yards and found the end zone four times. He’s scored in four straight games with a total of eight TD’s over the stretch.
Geronimo Allison ($9,600): Since the Packers led for most of last week’s game, they never were forced into many throwing situations. This allowed them to mostly run the ball or throw short check downs to Aaron Jones. In a game with a tight spread, Green Bay will likely have to take more downfield chances tonight. Davante Adams is out with a toe injury for the second consecutive game, opening up value in the passing game. Marquez Valdes-Scantling figures to be the top option although Allison led the receivers with six targets last week.
Kerryon Johnson ($8,600): The way to attack the Packers’ defense is on the ground. Overall, they have a solid defense, but it mostly comes from their success against the pass. Against the run, Green Bay is beatable. It ranks 28th in run DVOA and Johnson is coming off his highest usage game of the season. In the Lions’ last game against Kansas City, Johnson had 28 touches and scored 19.7 DKFP. Since the Lions scored a season best 30 points, Johnson figures to be featured heavily again.
Danny Amendola ($6,800): We will need an update here since Amendola is listed as questionable to play with a chest injury. I am hoping he will be good to go since he has the benefit of getting an extra week off due to the bye week. If active, Amendola is a risky GPP play with an extremely high ceiling and a very low floor. In the first game of the season, he was the go to guy for Matt Stafford. He was targeted 13 times and had over 100 receiving yards. Amendola is unlikely to have much ownership due to the injury designation, so he could differentiate lineups in tournaments.
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