Thursday Night Breakdown - Week 4
Thursday Night Football is here, again, like it is every week. I’ve decided weekly I will break down each Thursday Night game for you all by going over each player you’d start this week. Remember to move your Thursday players into a position spot and out of your flex to save yourself later.
Green Bay Packers:
Aaron Rodgers – He hasn’t had a flashy first three weeks. This is fine though, the Eagles have given up the tenth most points to quarterbacks this season, including Case Keenum and Matt Ryan. Despite Matthew Stafford’s under whelming week against the Eagles, Rodgers should still be able to get it done. Start him with confidence this week.
Aaron Jones / Jamal Williams – The Eagles are the fifth best team against the running back currently over the first three weeks. I can’t tell you to sit Aaron Jones, but I am sitting him. Until something changes LeFleur has a man crush on Jamal Williams and refuses to give us he enjoyment of watching Aaron Jones. Jones comes with touchdown upside weekly as he makes the most out of the limited carries he’s given. I’d put him in the low end RB2 range and I’m not confident with starting him. Jamal Williams can’t be started in this bad match up, but he’s worth a hold until we have more clarity on this backfield.
Davante Adams / MVS / Geronimo Allison – The Eagles have given up the fourth most points to wide receivers. Adams has also had a rough start along with Rodgers, but I would expect him to get it done on Thursday night. MVS can be started as a low end WR2 with WR1 upside. Geronimo and MVS have seemed to swap weeks, Geronimo is a low end WR3 this week with mid-tier WR2 upside. With the Eagles defense being so bad against the pass, this would be a good week to flex him if you have bye weeks starting.
Jimmy Graham – The Eagles are in that mid-range of stopping the tight end. Graham has touchdown upside with Aaron Rodgers under center. He’s a low end streamer this week, but if you we’re outbid on Will Dissly he might be the best option.
Carson Wentz – The Packers are the opposite of the Eagles; they’re currently giving up the second least amount of fantasy points to quarterbacks. I would look elsewhere for your quarterback needs and stream an option like Daniel Jones or Kyle Allen.
Alshon Jeffery / Nelson Agholor – Green Bay has given up the least amount of fantasy points to the wide receiver position. The Eagles will win on the back of the run game, Jeffery will serve as a low end WR2 with touchdown upside, and Agholor will serve as a mid-range WR3, with some hopeful volume without Desean Jackson playing.
Miles Sanders / Jordan Howard – Please let this be the week. The Packers have given up the fourth most fantasy points to running backs. Miles Sanders is electric, and he’s getting the volume. He had a fumble last week, which could affect the workload he receives, but we can’t plan for that. Sanders should serve as a high end RB2 this week, with top 12 RB upside. Fire him up because this is the match up he can get it done in. Howard serves high upside flex play if you’re desperate. He’s disappointed so far this season but he could be a good DFS play if you enjoy doing the Thursday tournaments.
Zach Ertz – You can’t sit him, but the Packers are 29th against the tight end currently. The landscape is so trash though. Don’t get cute, start Ertz but don’t be shocked if he disappoints this week.