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Carolina Panthers
Lambeau Field | Sunday, November 30 | 1:00 p.m. EST (Fox)
Pick: Packers 27, Panthers 24
Green Bay Packers
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJake Delhomme
190 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT
Delhomme has now thrown at least one TD pass in each of his last five games, but he's also had just seven TDs during that time and has been limited to one TD pass in each of the last three games. He completed 21-of-35 passes for 295 yards and a TD last week at Atlanta, but this week look for the Panthers to try and ground out a win at Green Bay. The Packers were burned through the air on Monday night at New Orleans, but don't look for Delhomme to do the same damage.
RBDeAngelo Williams
3 rec, 25 rec yards, 110 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Williams has become a fantasy monster lately as he rushed for 100 yards for his fourth straight game last week, scoring a total of five touchdowns during that span. He gained 101 yards last week at Atlanta on 19 carries with a TD and added two catches for 19 yards. He now goes against a Packers' run defense that ranks 26th in the NFL. Look for another 100-plus yard game and paydirt once again.
RBJonathan Stewart
30 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Stewart was held to just 15 yards on five carries last week at Atlanta and after the game he was seen wearing a boot cast on his left foot. It was a precautionary measure, but it's still a notable injury. Look for Stewart to see limited action this week at Green Bay, but he should be good for a goal-line score or two.
WRSteve Smith
5 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
Smith had eight catches last week at Atlanta for 168 yards and now has 14 catches for 231 yards in his last two games. He hasn't scored in the last three games, but he's definitely getting plenty of targets from Delhomme. He will be locked up with Al Harris this week, which should be a fun matchup to watch. Look for continued success even if it comes with fewer catches.
WRMuhsin Muhammad
3 rec, 40 yards
Muhammad had four catches for 40 yards and a TD last week at Atlanta and has now scored a TD in two of his last three games. He will likely be matched up against Charles Woodson this week and could have limited success on the frozen tundra of Lambeau. Temper your enthusiasm for Moose this week and project lesser production.
WRDwayne Jarrett
2 rec, 20 yards
The Packers struggle with a third wideout most weeks, so Jarrett could have some success this week. He had two catches for 15 yards last week at Atlanta, but projecting much more than that is tough.
TEJeff King
3 rec, 20 yards
One week after catching his first TD pass of the season, King was held to just two catches for 10 yards at Atlanta. The Packers struggle in coverage against the tight ends, but King isn't a deep threat and shouldn't hurt them too badly this week.
KJohn Kasay
3 PATs, 1 FG
Kasay has had a solid season, converting 20-of-21 FG attempts thus far while scoring 86 points in 11 games. His success will be somewhat tempered by the conditions in Lambeau this week.
Defense
2 sacks, 1 INT
The Panthers have had limited success on defense this year (22 sacks), but they do have more interceptions (9) than TD passes allowed (8). If they can get pressure on QB Aaron Rodgers this week, the turnovers will come.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBAaron Rodgers
225 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 1 INT
Rodgers managed the clock wisely and was very effective in the first half at New Orleans on Monday night, but once they got behind he got careless with the ball and threw three critical interceptions. He finished with 248 yards and two TDs while completing 23-of-41 passes, and he also added 36 yards rushing and a TD. But he was bad in a dome for the second straight time and he's been more inaccurate on the deep throws. The Panthers rank 9th in the NFL vs. the pass, so this is a tough matchup this week, but at home Rodgers will take care of the ball better and put up solid numbers.
RBRyan Grant
2 rec, 10 rec yards, 110 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Grant was a workhorse in the first half at New Orleans on Monday night, but once the Packers fell 10 points behind he was rarely used in the second half. He finished with 67 yards on 18 carries and even added 19 yards on three receptions. The Panthers rank 17th against the run, but look for the Packers to pound the ball on the ground this week, with Grant possibly going over 100 yards once again.
RBBrandon Jackson
3 rec, 20 rec yards, 30 rush yards
Jackson was a non-factor last week at New Orleans as he had only three touches, but the Packers will try to grind out a win this week against Carolina, so expect more touches at home. He's still not fantasy worthy, but he will be more of a factor this week.
WRGreg Jennings
5 rec, 80 yards, 1 TD
Jennings topped the 100-yard mark for the first time since Week 4 as he was extremely active in the passing game on Monday night at New Orleans. He caught eight passes for 101 yards and a TD as he was targeted 15 times. Don't expect as much action this week against Carolina, but Rodgers is obviously locking in on him and he has a good matchup at home.
WRDonald Driver
5 rec, 60 yards
Driver wasn't as active as expected last week at New Orleans as he was limited to four catches for 43 yards. He hasn't caught a touchdown pass in the last three games and is seeing far fewer targets lately than Jennings. The Packers will run the ball more often this week, so expect another mediocre game from Double-D.
WRJordy Nelson
2 rec, 20 yards
With James Jones inactive once again last week, Nelson was the No. 3 wideout and he finished with three catches for 21 yards. He's still not fantasy worthy and won't provide much help this week even if James is sidelined again.
TEDonald Lee
4 rec, 30 yards
One week after getting Lee more involved in the offense, the Packers totally ignored him at New Orleans. He finished with only one catch for eight yards as Tory Humphrey topped him with a 29-yard catch. It's tough to start Lee each week, but he should be more involved this week at home and could even find paydirt again.
KMason Crosby
2 PATs, 2 FGs
Crosby didn't even have a FG attempt last week at New Orleans, only the second time that's happened to him this year. He still has 91 points and is a worthy fantasy play at home this week.
Defense
2 sacks, 2 INT
The Packers' defense has been a top fantasy D all season long, but it was horrendous at New Orleans on Monday night and came away with only one turnover and one sack. This week it will be tough again as the Panthers will run regularly and pass less frequently.
 
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