Nov 26, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiverDeonte Thompson
(14) during the NFL game against the Green Bay Packers on Thanksgiving at Lambeau Field. Chicago won 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Last Game: 17 Points Allowed, 1 Sack; 2.00 fantasy point
The defense has been about the most consistent area of the team this season (besides Crosby). They’ve allowed under 20 points in 6 games this season — including the past three contests — while generally making the needed plays to keep Green Bay in range for victory.
Fantasy-wise however, they’ve been untrustworthy.
Only three times this year have they garnered double-digits in fantasy points, and there have been five occurrences where the defense has garnered under five fantasy points; four of those have been in the past five games.
They’ve gone on a recent multi-week streak of garnering no sacks before that Vikings game, and then ended up having their first zero-turnover effort of the season on Thanksgiving (to Jay freaking Cutler of all people!).
And of course, it was these same Lions that came in Lambeau and won for the first time since 1991 just three weeks ago, and they haven’t lost since.
There are certain things working in Green Bay’s favor (Detroit is still terrible at running — which can make them one-dimensional at thus easier to defend — and Stafford has tended to be somewhat mistake-prone in his career) but there is plenty working against them here as well.
They could manage to put up a good effort for you, but I wouldn’t exactly expect it as much as hope for it.
Week 13 Prediction: 20 Points Allowed, 1 Sacks, 1 Forced Turnovers; 4.00 fantasy points
Verdict: Expect Little, But Could Surprise