Last updated: December 27th at 9:45am ET
Team Totals: Packers 28, Lions 15.5
Serious candidates to overtake San Francisco for the NFC’s No. 1 seed with a victory at Detroit and 49ers loss at Seattle on Sunday night, the Packers are certain to play this one with full motivation and at full strength. The Lions’ undermanned and injury-depleted defense has been unable to stop the run, rush the passer, and get guys covered all season, while Green Bay’s offense stands to benefit from an ideal environment inside Detroit’s Ford Field dome.
Particularly with Jamaal Williams battling a shoulder injury, Aaron Jones is an elite Week 17 DFS play. Davante Adams is a first-tier WR1 stackable in DFS lineups with Aaron Rodgers.
Still quarterbacked by third-stringer David Blough while fielding a three-man RBBC of Kerryon Johnson, Bo Scarbrough, and Ty Johnson, the Lions’ lone compelling Week 17 fantasy option is Kenny Golladay, a boom-bust commodity whose receiving lines in Blough’s four starts are 6/66/1 > 3/44/0 > 6/58/1 > 4/158/1.
Although his floor remains low, Golladay’s matchup stands out positively after the Packers were ethered by fellow WRs Allen Robinson (7/125/0), D.J. Moore (9/120/0), Anthony Miller (9/118/1), Mike Williams (3/111/0), Terry McLaurin (4/57/1), Stefon Diggs (3/57/1), Deebo Samuel (2/50/1), Darius Slayton (6/44/0), Steven Sims (4/40/0), Sterling Shepard (3/40/1), and Curtis Samuel (5/35/1) over their last seven games. Green Bay has coughed up the NFL’s eighth-most 20-plus-yard completions (55) and third-most 40-plus-yard catches (14), playing right into Golladay’s big-play hands.
Score Prediction: Packers 27, Lions 13