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Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Bears vs Packers

Jason Schandl
Sunday Night Football fantasy picks for Bears vs Packers in Week 12, including Allen Lazard.
Sunday Night Football fantasy picks for Bears vs Packers in Week 12, including Allen Lazard. / Dylan Buell/Getty Images

Two wins separate the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears in top half of the NFC North Standings, and the long-time rivals will meet for the first time this season on Sunday Night Football in Week 12.

If you're looking for some fantasy football picks for the game, The Duel has you covered. Here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for Week 12 Sunday Night Football.

Allen Lazard Fantasy

Start Allen Lazard, WR, Green Bay Packers: Marquez Valdes-Scantling is questionable with an Achilles injury, and given he didn't practice on Friday, he seems like a long-shot to play. Enter Allen Lazard, who would be the unquestioned No. 2 WR if MVS sits. Lazard only saw 4 targets in his return from an injury of his own in Week 11, but he had opened the season with averages of 4.3 receptions and 84.7 yards per game before getting hurt. He's no Davante Adams, but catching passes as Aaron Rodgers' second receiving option would give Lazard plenty of value tonight.

David Montgomery Fantasy

Start David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears: One missed game and a bye week has given David Montgomery enough time to clear the concussion protocol, and he should slide right back in as a workhorse in the Bears backfield. In five full games played after Tarik Cohen landed on IR (not including his injury-shortened Week 9), Montgomery averaged 20.6 opportunities (14.8 carries plus 5.8 targets) per game. You're not sitting a 20-opportunity running back in almost any matchup, but that's especially true this week against a Packers squad that checks in at 18th in Football Outsiders' Defensive DVOA metric.

Jamaal Williams Fantasy

Sit Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers: There's not a lot of fantasy ambiguity in the Packers offense. You know you're starting Rodgers, Adams and Aaron Jones. Lazard is one of the few players who is often on the fence, but we covered him already for this week. Jamaal Williams is a guy who often gets some consideration because he does see a decently-sized role behind Jones, but this isn't the week to count on him. His volume fell last week, with his 7 opportunities marking his second-fewest in any game this season. A game with a lowly 44-point over/under, per FanDuel Sportsbook, isn't the spot where you want to roll the dice on a TD salvaging a decent fantasy score in a low-volume outing from Williams.

Cordarrelle Patterson Fantasy

Sit Cordarrelle Patterson, RB/WR, Chicago Bears: This could really read "Sit any Bear not named Allen Robinson or David Montgomery," but we'll go with Cordarrelle Patterson because he was a fun play in the Bears' last game. Even getting the start at RB with Montgomery on the shelf, Patterson saw just 14 opportunities, and his fantasy total was completely salvaged by a kick return touchdown. Prior to that start he averaged just 3.2 carries and 2.1 targets per game. Not only are you safe to bench him, but you are safe to drop him from your team entirely.

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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in his articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.