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Week 14 Fantasy Picks: Start 'Em, Sit 'Em for Packers vs Lions

Larry Rupp
Matthew stafford' fantasy outlook paints him as a viable streaming quarterback in Week 14.
Matthew stafford' fantasy outlook paints him as a viable streaming quarterback in Week 14. / Quinn Harris/Getty Images
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The Green Bay Packers (9-3) will look to pad their lead in the NFC North division when they go on the road to take on the Detroit Lions (5-7) in Week 14 NFL action. The Packers will look to improve to 6-1 at home this season and head into this one as 7.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL betting odds.

If you need help with your fantasy football lineups, here's some start 'em, sit 'em advice for the Week 14 Packers-Lions showdown.

Robert Tonyan Fantasy

Start Robert Tonyan, TE, Green Bay Packers: Robert Tonyan has now scored a touchdown in three straight games and has become the No. 2 option in the Packers' passing game. Over the last three weeks, Tonyan has hauled in 14 of his 15 targets and is averaging 50.0 receiving yards per game. His 15 targets in that span ranks second on the team, behind just Davante Adams. Now, this matchup doesn't have the looks of a huge game for Tonyan as the Lions have been solid at defending tight ends this season. However, you can't look past his recent production. Tonyan remains a viable TE1 both this week and moving forward. Start him.

Matthew Stafford Fantasy

Start Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions: If the Lions will want to keep up with the high-scoring Packer's offense this Sunday, Matthew Stafford is going to throw the ball a ton. He proved he is not afraid to do that as he tallied 402 passing yards last week to go along with 3 passing touchdowns. The Packers' pass defense has struggled as of late, giving up 3 passing touchdowns in both Weeks 11 and 12. Stafford's best games have come against defenses that rank within the top 15 in the league in defending the pass, so it is entirely possible he has another big game here. He is a great option to stream at quarterback this week if you are in need of help at the position.

Allen Lazard Fantasy

Sit Allen Lazard, WR, Green Bay Packers: Allen Lazard has been a respectable No. 2 wide receiver in the Packers' offense this season, but he just hasn't been productive from a fantasy football perspective ever since he returned from a core muscle injury. Lazard has caught 9 of his 14 targets over the last three weeks for just 91 yards and a touchdown. That is not the kind of production worthy of a start in fantasy football. He is becoming a third option for Rodgers as Adams and Tonyan continue to thrive in the passing game. Simply put, Lazard is a touchdown-dependent player right now and that is not someone you can feel comfortable starting this week.

Danny Amendola Fantasy

Sit Danny Amendola, WR, Detroit Lions: Danny Amendola was able to return from a hip injury last week and ended up hauling in 3 of 5 targets for 62 yards. He has slid into a No. 2 wide receiver role on this Lions' offense due to the absence of Kenny Golladay (hip injury). Despite ranking third on the team in targets this season, Amendola hasn't scored a single touchdown and has had over 60 receiving yards in just four of his 10 games played. Amendola is a fine depth piece to have until Golladay returns, but it would be best to keep him on your bench for now. The production just isn't there.


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Larry Rupp is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Larry Rupp also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username phillyfan424. 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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