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Packers-Bears Fantasy Advice: Who to start/sit in on Thursday night in week 4

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There should be some value here in a Thursday Night Football game, where offense is sometimes difficult.

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It is Packers-Bears Week! The Packers come off a weird win and the Bears come off their first win. Now we head into a Thursday Night Game. Offenses are traditionally slow on TNF, but that did not seem to matter last week in a 41-39 Rams victory over the 49ers.

Here’s what to look for on your fantasy teams this week.


Aaron Rodgers

Do not overthink things. Rodgers has been good... by the end of things at least. You really do not have a better option. Do not overthink.

Mike Glennon

Glennon has been throwing short passes and completing his passes at a good clip (67.3%). Still, he has an unimpressive 5.7 yards per attempt. The Packers defense has been pretty decent at limiting passing yards this year. Glennon will only be valuable in 2QB leagues.

Running Backs

Ty Montgomery

Montgomery had his first big run against the Bears last year. Expect at least 20 touches in this game. He should remain an RB1 in this game. The Bears defense is decent, but Montgomery is a multifaceted weapon who is useful in any situation.

Jordan Howard / Tarik Cohen

Cohen has been a star in the Bears backfield. In three games Cohen has 24 carries and 20 receptions. He leads the Bears in receptions and receiving yards. Jordan Howard has been the main ball carrier, with 45 carries. Cohen has 283 total yards and Howard has 237 yards. Cohen is around a high-end RB2. Howard has had one good week and is not likely to have another one against a good Packers run defense. If Nick Perry and Mike Daniels are out, he will do better though.

Wide Receivers

Jordy Nelson / Davante Adams / Randall Cobb

Geronimo Allison was the star of Week 3, but Randall Cobb was not listed on the injury report on Tuesday. The Bears are 20th in passing yards, but have only given up three passing touchdowns. Still, no interceptions yet. Nelson and Adams should have room to operate and stay valuable. Nelson as a WR1 and Adams as a WR2. Cobb will be a flex option again. He has been the high-target, lower yard receiver.

Kendall Wright / Deonte Thompson / Josh Bellamy

There is no fantasy value here. Kendall Wright is third on his own team in targets and catches. Cohen and Zach Miller both get more attention. Wright has ten catches and just 104 yards over three games. The rest are worse.