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Sunday Night Football Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Green Bay Packers vs Kansas City Chiefs

Jason Schandl
Oakland Raiders v Green Bay Packers
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Sunday night's games are a bit of a different beast in fantasy than primetime games on Thursday and Monday. On Thursday, you need to make lineup decisions on a short week, and on Monday's you're usually left without many options as only two teams are left to play. "Sunday Night Football" falls somewhere between the two.

With that in mind, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for Sunday's matchup between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles.

Who to Start in Fantasy Football

Start Jamaal Williams, RB, Green Bay Packers: Jamaal Williams has proven himself to be more than just a thorn in the side of Aaron Jones' fantasy outlook. He has seen five targets and scored a touchdown in each of his two games since returning from a concussion, and excluding Week 4 when he got hurt, he has outsnapped Jones in two of their last four games. Jones is still the superior fantasy option, but Williams has proven himself to have true standalone value, making him more than just a handcuff and worth a start tonight.

Start LeSean McCoy, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: It's hard to get too excited about a running back in a Matt Moore-led offense, but LeSean McCoy still offers plenty of fantasy value in a favorable matchup tonight. The Packers have been below average against the run this year, ranking 19th in Football Outsiders' pass defense DVOA rankings, and that has them giving up the fifth-most fantasy points per game to opposing RBs. McCoy continues to lead the KC backfield, outcarrying and outsnapping Damien Williams in each of the last two games, and he's the best bet to take advantage of this matchup.

Fantasy Football Sit 'Em

Sit Alan Lazard and Jake Kumerow, WR, Green Bay Packers: Alan Lazard and Jake Kumerow were both interesting fantasy sleepers in Week 7, but should be left on your bench (or dropped) in Week 8. They played increased snaps with both Geronimo Allison and Marquez Valdes-Scantling limited, but both MVS and Allison are off the injury report this week and should reclaim their spots atop the WR depth chart. That leaves Lazard and Kumerow way down on the pecking order for targets, and neither is likely to see enough volume to be viable fantasy options.

Sit Damien Williams, RB, Kansas City Chiefs: The matchup with Green Bay isn't as good for Williams as it is for McCoy, since he'll have fewer opportunities to do damage on the ground. Williams has just 10 carries (and four targets) in his last two games, and he hasn't had double-digit PPR fantasy points since Week 1. The Chiefs can support one fantasy-relevant RB with Moore at the helm, but two is a stretch when their offense isn't likely to be clicking at nearly the level we're used to.


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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 their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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