Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions

The apprehension to start Rodgers was real from Weeks 12-15, but he came through in a big way against the Jets in Week 16 and should have restored some confidence in his fantasy owners to keep him in their starting lineups in Week 17. It was 10 weeks between his last two 400-yard games and while it’s been a bumpy road to have Rodgers as a regular starter, he can still pop off a performance like last week if his receivers are healthy and the matchup is right. The last time Rodgers played the Lions was in Week 5, when he threw for 442 yards and three touchdowns. We wouldn’t book him for that much again bit this is undoubtedly a strong matchup for Rodgers.