Packers vs. Bears: Last-minute fantasy football advice

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 28: Aaron Jones /

Which Green Bay Packers should you start in Thursday night’s game against the Chicago Bears?

Fantasy football returns tonight, and the Green Bay Packers also kick off their regular season against the Chicago Bears.

The Packers could have a number of high-scoring players in fantasy this year, but who should you put in your starting lineups against the Bears?

Here’s our start and sit advice for Thursday’s game.


Aaron RodgersIf you drafted Rodgers, you’re starting him even in a tough matchup. Rodgers went without a touchdown pass in the Packers’ last trip to Soldier Field but had three scores in the comeback victory in Week 1.

Aaron JonesEven in what could be a breakout year for Jones, this is a difficult matchup. Still, you’re not sitting last season’s NFL leader in yards per carry. Volume should be there, and with Matt LaFleur wanting his RBs to be involved in the passing game, Jones should have a safe floor with the potential to have a big game.

Davante AdamsDon’t worry about Adams’ matchup. Last season, he put up 19.8 PPR points in Week 1 against the Bears, and 21.9 points in Week 15, according to Fantasy Data. There’s a reason why Adams went as high as the first round in many drafts this year.


Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-ScantlingBoth WRs could be good options in the FLEX spot, but I’d personally wait to get an idea on their roles in LaFleur’s offense. We know Allison is likely to line up in the slot and MVS more on the outside. But we don’t yet know how many targets either player can expect to see. Either could have a good game, but I’d keep them on the bench this week against last season’s No. 1 scoring defense.

Jamaal WilliamsIt will be tough to run against the Bears defense, and with Jones likely to see the majority of the carries, Williams should remain on the bench in fantasy.

Jimmy GrahamThe Bears allowed the sixth-fewest fantasy points per game to tight ends last season, according to Pro Football Reference. It’s difficult to trust Graham in a tough matchup — he finished as the TE14 in standard scoring last season, according to Fantasy Pros. It’s possible Graham has a bigger role in LaFleur’s offense, but he shouldn’t be started in Week 1.