Green Bay Packers versus Denver Broncos
Sunday Night Football Fantasy Cash League Picks 11-1-2015
It will be a matchup between undefeated teams on Sunday Night Football as the Denver Broncos are hosting the Green Bay Packers. DFS draft GMs can tune to NBC TV on November 1st at 8:30PM Eastern Time to track the results of their one day league rosters.
Both teams are 6-0 on the year. Green Bay enters play after a bye week. They hung on two weeks ago in a 27-20 home victory to San Diego Chargers. The Packers defense came through with a huge stop late in the fourth quarter with San Diego inside the five yard line of Green Bay. The Packers successfully defended four downs in a goal to goal situation to receive the ball over on downs and preserved the victory. Even though the Packers allowed 548 yards to San Diego they were able to limit the Chargers to just 2 of 6 inside the red zone. On offense Green Bay was able to successfully move the football on the ground for 133 yards on 17 carries. The Packers have been carried on the right arm of Aaron Rodgers for several years. In 2015 the Packers are a more complete team. They are eighth in the NFL in rushing yardage at 127 yards per game. On defense Green Bay is number one in scoring defense by allowing just 16.8 points per game.
Denver also enters play after a bye week. They traveled to Cleveland two weeks ago and came away with a 26-23 victory on the road in overtime. It was another outstanding defensive performance for Denver as they held Cleveland to just 297 yards of offense. It was a sloppy game on both ends as each team had three turnovers. The much maligned Broncos offense was 0 for 3 inside the red zone. Denver has had issues offensively as the club is 29th and fourth last in the NFL in total offense as they produce 325 yards per game. This is a team that thrives on the defensive end of the field. The team is best in the league in total and passing defense. They rank fourth against the run and second in scoring defense. The Broncos are surrendering just 17 points a game.
Green Bay Packers QB:
The Packers veteran quarterback is hitting on 68% of his throws for 1491 yards with 15 touchdowns and 2 picks. With the running game working, Rodgers becomes even more lethal as he can work play action more successfully. Rodgers had 255 yards passing against the Chargers hitting on 55% of his throws with two touchdowns and no picks.
Green Bay Packers RB:
With Eddie Lacy batting injury problems it has been James Starks getting touches. Starks has rushed for 286 yards on 63 carries with a touchdown. Starks had his best game of the season against the Chargers with 112 yards on the ground on 10 carries with a touchdown.
Green Bay Packers WR:
Jones leads the club with 21 catches for 424 yards with six touchdowns. He is averaging 20.2 points per game on the year.
Denver Broncos QB:
Manning is completing 61.6% of his throws this season with seven touchdowns and ten picks. He threw for 290 yards in the road win at Cleveland but had a touchdown with three picks. Peyton Manning has seven interceptions over his past three games yet the team is still undefeated at 6-0.
Denver Broncos RB:
The veteran running back has 66 carries on the year for 323 yards with two touchdowns. Hillman had a good game at Cleveland as he rushed for 111 yards on 20 carries for 5 ½ yards per rush.
Denver Broncos WR:
Sanders is a bit banged up with a shoulder injury but should play on Sunday. He leads the Broncos with 38 catches for 527 yards and three touchdowns. In the win at Cleveland it was Sanders catching four balls for 109 yards and a touchdown. Emmanuel Sanders has over 100 yards receiving in two straight games.
NFL Sunday Night Fantasy Football League Picks
QB: Aaron Rodgers (Packers)
RB: James Starks (Packers)
WR: James Jones (Packers), Emmanuel Sanders (Broncos)