Chicago Bears versus Green Bay Packers Thursday Night Football Real Money Fantasy Picks 11-26-2015
The final game of the tripleheader of action from the NFL on Thanksgiving has an NFC North battle scheduled as the Green Bay Packers will host the Chicago Bears. Fantasy football draft GM’s can tune to NBC TV at 8:30PM Eastern Time from Green Bay on November 26th to follow the results of their DFS roster picks for their one day league.
This will be the second meeting of the season between these two rivals. Back on September 13th it was Green Bay earning the 31-23 road victory at the Chicago Bears and despite being outgained by 80 yards in the process. The Packers made the most of their red zone appearances by scoring four touchdowns in five drives inside the Bears 20 yard line. On that night Aaron Rodgers completed 18 passes for 189 yards and completed three touchdown throws. Eddie Lacy had 19 carries for 85 yards and had a two yard rushing touchdown.
The Bears piled up 402 yards in defeat and had their ground game working rushing for 189 yards on 33 carries. Matt Forte had 141 yards on the ground with a rushing touchdown on 24 carries. Unfortunately Forte is hurt and will miss this game. Jay Cutler passed for 225 yards with a touchdown and pick. Ultimately the red zone drives resulted in only one touchdown in three attempts and that made a huge difference in the result of the game.
Chicago travels to Green Bay with a 4-5 record. They have a winning record on the road with a mark of 3-2. Their two game win streak came to an end last Sunday in a 17-15 home defeat to Denver. A failed two point conversion in the closing seconds prevented Chicago from forcing the overtime period. The Bears again had trouble executing inside the red zone by going 1 of 4 on drives inside the Broncos 20 yard line. Chicago struggled in run defense as the Broncos were able to rush for 170 yards and they gave up two touchdown throws to backup quarterback Brock Osweiler who was forced into starting with an injury to Peyton Manning.
Green Bay was able to break a three game losing streak and took over the lead back in the NFC North division with a 30-13 road victory to Minnesota last week. Packers had two touchdown throws from Aaron Rodgers and their field goal kicker Mason Crosby was excellent making 5 of 5 kicks. Packer’s defense was able to contain Adrian Peterson and the Vikings ground attack. Peterson had 13 carries for only 45 yards and a rushing touchdown.
Chicago Bears QB:
The veteran quarterback is completing 63.4% of his passes for 2310 yards with 13 touchdowns and 6 picks. Last week he threw for 265 yards but failed to throw a touchdown pass and had a pick. Up until that point Cutler had thrown a touchdown pass in every game he has started in 2015.
Chicago Bears RB:
The rookie running back has been forced into a starting role as Matt Forte has been sidelined due to injury. Langford has 78 carries for 250 yards with five touchdowns. It is only a 3.2 yards per rush average. He had a miserable game on the ground last week with 13 carries for 25 yards but he did score a rushing touchdown.
Chicago Bears WR:
The Bears have been hit with major injuries to impact wide receivers. This has forced Marquess Wilson to get targeted more frequently. He had his best day as a pro catching four passes for 102 yards which averaged out to 25.5 yards per reception.
Green Bay Packers QB:
Rodgers is completing 61.7% of his throws for 2482 yards with 23 touchdowns and 3 picks. With injuries to his receiving corps the Packers have not been as sharp as they have liked offensively. Rodgers still was able to record two touchdown throws on the Bears secondary last week.
Green Bay Packers RB:
Lacy has had some consistency issues in recent games. He bounced back with a 100 yard performance last week at Minnesota on 22 carries.
Green Bay Packers WR:
The veteran wide out has been a big play receiver this season. He has seven receiving touchdowns and is averaging a career high 19.7 yards per catch in his 30 receptions on the year.
NFL Thursday Night Football Fantasy League Picks
QB: Aaron Rodgers (Packers)
RB: Jeremy Langford (Bears)
WR: James Jones (Packers)