Monday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings
If you still have players on your fantasy team yet to play their Week 14 game, it means that the "Monday Night Football" matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings will likely determine whether you're coming away with a win or not. There's no room for error when it comes to your starting lineup, specifically if you have multiple options for the game.
With that in mind, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for Monday's matchup between the Packers and Vikings.
MNF Fantasy Football
Start Mike Boone, RB, Minnesota Vikings: With Dalvin Cook out and Alexander Mattison not expected to play, it's going to be the Mike Boone show in the Vikings' backfield. The Vikes go all-in on their lead back, whoever it is, and Dalvin Cook averaged 19.5 carries per game when fully healthy, while Boone racked up 15 touches in just 21 snaps in relief of Cook when he got hurt in Week 15. The Packers rank just 25th in Football Outsiders' run defense DVOA rankings, compared to 16th against the pass, and Boone should see a feature role in the Minnesota offense on Monday. He checks in at RB16 in our Week 16 PPR fantasy football rankings.
Start Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers: On the other side, the Vikings rank higher against the run (fourth) than the pass (eighth), and a close game against a tough defense could get Jamaal Williams some significant work. He's the clear No. 2 behind Aaron Jones on the ground for Green Bay, averaging 9.0 carries per game over the last four compared to 13.3 for Jones. He has 12 receptions to Jones' 10 in that time, though, and has still been on the field for at least 40 percent of the Packers' offensive snaps in each of the four contests. Williams notched a respectable 13.1 PPR fantasy points in his first meeting against the Vikings this year.
Sit Adam Thielen, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Adam Thielen's health is going to remain a big question mark until he proves he can get in a full game. After playing just seven snaps in Week 9, he was on the shelf until Week 15, when he returned to play 51 percent of the Vikings' offensive snaps. When he's getting in a full workload he's a great play, but the Packers' reasonable pass D combined with the injury concerns leave Thielen offering a ton of risk tonight.
Sit Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers: Not cracking the top 12 at QB in our Week 16 rankings, Aaron Rodgers is in the midst of a serious slump. He ranks 14th in per-game fantasy production among QBs on the year, and the Vikings have held opponents at the position to bottom-10 numbers. Rodgers has only topped 15 fantasy points once in his last six games, and he's not likely to snap that cold streak on Monday.
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