Green Bay Packers, D/ST
Heading into their Week 16 Monday night matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers have allowed 16 or less points in four of their last five games with multiple sacks in six of their last seven and six interceptions over their last three contests. Regardless of their result Monday night, a Week 17 matchup can’t be ignored.
The Detroit Lions are an easy mark to stream a defense against. The Denver Broncos only tallied five fantasy points (Yahoo! scoring) in Week 16, but they did get four sacks and Lions have still topped 20 points just once in their last seven games. The even 20-point total over that span, in Week 13, was gotten to with the help of a long touchdown pass on David Blough’s first career completion.
The Packers will have playoff seeding at stake in Week 17. Expect Mike Pettine’s unit to bring it, and a shutout of the Lions is possible. In any case big chunks of sacks and takeaway feels certain, with a high floor and a high ceiling as a streamer.
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