Finishing off the second Sunday of the 2022 season, Chicago @Green Bay, here we cover the DraftKings showdown slate. The Packers offense just fell apart last week as they struggled to keep pace with the Vikings moving the ball. Here, they have a good opportunity to improve their record against the Bears. The Bears come into this one with a hard fought victory over the 49ers in awful conditions.
DraftKings SNF Showdown 2022 – Chicago @Green Bay Captain Picks
Aaron Jones ($18,300)
I think Jones is going to be a nice pivot from the field here. Dillon was effective last week, where Jones was being used in a different role- and is now the highest priced option. The Packers are likely to try and get Jones back involved here as a pass catcher and runner out of the backfield.
Allen Lazard ($14,100)
Based on last week, Lazard is desperately needed in the offense. His size makes him a nightmare to match up against, with huge ability through the air, and he is able to break passes with his speed. He missed the opening game through injury, which will put some people off but he has a nice ceiling in this matchup.
Darnell Mooney ($11,700)
Mooney has speed, and the Packers secondary didn’t show any in Week 1. Justin Fields, if he is given the opportunity, can get the ball downfield. Don’t look at the box score last week, that weather had a huge impact in the game. Mooney is the primary receiver and should get PLENTY of targets in the offense.
DraftKings SNF Showdown 2022 – Chicago @Green Bay Flex Picks
Aaron Rodgers ($10,600)
Rodgers could be forced to spread the ball, as his receivers get used to league/ playbook. There is no doubting that he struggled along with the offense in Minnesota. But Rodgers doesn’t like struggling for too long, and might just put this team on his back in front of the home crowd. Oh, and he also owns Chicago (couldn’t not mention that)
David Montgomery ($9,000)
Montgomery was a game built for the running game, and Montgomery shouldered that workload with 17 carries and 3 receptions. Khalil Herbert was the guy that managed to get into the endzone, but at the moment it’s still Montgomery’s backfield. In a game that could be close, he could see a lot of carries again.
AJ Dillon ($8,400)
Dillon looked to be the better runner last week, and was the only player to score a TD. He also, weirdly, leads the team in targets. In this backfield split, Dillon can’t be overlooked but doesn’t have the same week-to-week ceiling that Jones does.
Robert Tonyan ($6,800)
Tonyan returned from injury last week, and while he wasn’t on the field too much (just over a third of offensive snaps) but was involved when he was on. He should be able to improve on his 3 receptions for 36 yards in this matchup. Especially as he is one of the few receivers with chemistry with Rodgers.
Cole Kmet ($2,000)
Kmet at this price seems like a lock, allowing you to pick up a starting TE, and put in several other pieces in your lineup. The Packers secondary struggled last week, and Kmet should see more involvement than he did last week- where a mix of coverage and weather impacted him.
DraftKings SNF Showdown 2022 – Chicago @Green Bay Kickers and DSTs
The Green Bay DST ($4,400) is likely going to be overowned in this matchup. Fields looked more comfortable than he was last season, but he is still a young QB that has been prone to turnovers. When you consider the impact of Lambeau Field too, they are a decent play. Equally, the Chicago Bears ($3,800) could take advantage of the Packers offense struggling to open the season, and they looked solid against the 49ers last week (although the weather was a huge factor here).
The kickers in this contest are nice pivots and cap savers. Mason Crosby ($4,200) didn’t get too much opportunity last week, as the Vikings ran away with the game. But, at home, he should get more opportunities on the field. I’m not sure on selecting Cairo Santos ($4,000) here, as the Bears offense could struggle to give consistent opportunities to their kicker.
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