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Friday fantasy open thread: Which Lions-Packers player will outperform their projections?

The Lions took advantage of garbage time last week, while the Packers just looked like garbage.

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Last week, both this author and the plurality of voters correctly predicted that T.J. Hockenson would blow his measly 9.8-point prediction out of the water, as the top Detroit receiving threat ended the week as TE3. Congratulations goes out to those who guessed Jared Goff would surpass his projections as well, even if most of his production occurred in garbage time...

The Detroit Lions now travel to Green Bay for a contest against a Packers team who had just one player over five fantasy points last week (Davante Adams) and none even hitting double digits. Unfortunately, do not expect a repeat of that story on Monday night. This one could get ugly for Lions fans, but there might again be some late-game opportunities for fantasy points at least. Reminder, the below scoring includes 6pt TDs and 0.5 PPR:

  • Jared Goff (17.1 pts): 263 pass yd, 1.4 TD, 0.9 INT
  • D’Andre Swift (14.5 pts): 49 rush yd, 4.5 rec, 37 rec yd, 0.6 TD
  • Aaron Jones (16.7 pts): 71 rush yd, 3.3 rec, 26 rec yd, 0.9 TD
  • Davante Adams (17.6 pts): 7.3 rec, 91 rec yd, 0.8 TD

Today’s Question of the Day is:

Which Lions-Packers player will outperform their projections?

My answer: After watching the 49ers completely dominate the Lions defense last week, it is hard to see how an angry Packers offense does not end up doing the same. Aaron Jones had just five carries last week due to game flow, but he should be in for a much bigger day. Even though projections already basically build in a touchdown, I think he finds the end zone on multiple occasions and ends as one of the week’s top backs.

The Jared Goff-D’Andre Swift connection might benefit from game script as well, but it looks like much of Goff’s success this season will come down to volume over efficiency. Finishing as QB6 in Week 1 was a nice surprise, but do not expect that to consistently be the case over the course of the year

Your turn.


Which player will outperform their projections?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Jared Goff (17.1 pts)
    (116 votes)
  • 31%
    D’Andre Swift (14.5 pts)
    (174 votes)
  • 16%
    Aaron Jones (16.7 pts)
    (91 votes)
  • 30%
    Davante Adams (17.6 pts)
    (169 votes)
550 votes total Vote Now

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