Packers: Five bold predictions vs. Bears in Week 15
3. Allen Lazard has 100-yard day
While Robinson could have a big game, I also expect a Packers receiver to step up. This week, it will be Allen Lazard. Davante Adams could see a lot of All-Pro cornerback Kyle Fuller, but the Bears could be without Prince Amukamara again this week. He was a full participant during Wednesday’s practice, but he is coming off a hamstring injury, so only time will tell how close to 100 percent he is.
Lazard should be the clear number two option in the passing game. He’s made the most of his opportunities and, equally as important, hasn’t made many mistakes. Geronimo Allison has struggled with drops, while Marquez Valdes-Scantling only has one catch in the past five games.
Aaron Rodgers might need a receiver not named Davante Adams to make a big impact in this game. Lazard has shown he can take on that role. This week, I predict he’ll complete his second 100-yard performance of the season, regularly making important receptions on third downs to keep drives alive.
Adams will get plenty of targets as ever, but Lazard should too. The Bears defense is dealing with a number of injuries, and if Amukamara is out again, there will be opportunities for the other receivers outside of Adams.