Rodgers threw for a healthy 278 yards last week but his TD output declined for the second game in a row and he again failed to come through late to help the Packers pull out a victory. Green Bay's season is done but Rodgers is still looking good this week against a Bears' pass defense that allows 233.6 yards a game. He's still getting it done from a fantasy perspective so he's well worth starting in a beatable matchup on Monday night.
There are rumors the Packers aren't convinced Grant is the answer at RB. That makes no sense to me given how hard he runs and how effective he's proven he can be despite Mike McCarthy's curious reluctance to commit to him more this season. Grant was held to 56 yards last week but he helped his PPR owners with three receptions for 32 more. He's had at least 75 total yards in nine of his past 10 games and as Pierre Thomas showed last week, the Bears can be run on. Grant has some downside but if McCarthy uses him intelligently, he has a very good chance to come through this week.
Jackson again provided nothing of value for fantasy owners last week. He had only two touches against Jacksonville and has only four in the past two games. He's only worth starting if Grant is hurt. Keep him benched this week.
A legit WR1 for much of the season, Jennings has fallen on hard times lately. He has only five receptions the past two games though he has scored twice in the past three. This is a sweet matchup against a poor Chicago pass defense and Jennings got 5-64-1 against the Bears in the first matchup. He's a good bet to score and deliver no worse than strong WR2 numbers this week.
Driver had a solid day in PPR formats last week, catching five passes for 65 yards. He has 13 receptions in his last three games but he has only one touchdown in his last six. The Bears held him to 4-60-0 in the first meeting but the upside is certainly there against this poor pass defense. Driver is worth a look as your WR3 this week.
Jones had by far his best game of the season last week, catching four passes for 132 yards. He made big plays downfield and showed the ability that endeared him to the team last year. This is a matchup which should see plenty of passing production from Green Bay but don't chase last week's stats. Jones is talented but he's been a major disappointment this season and it's best to play it safe this week and find a more consistent WR option.
Lee had a poor game last week against Jacksonville, catching only two passÚs. He also saw his consecutive TD game streak stop at two in a row. He's not been a consistent option in the passing game so despite the favorable matchup, it's best to find another TE option this week.
Crosby came through nicely for his owners last week, converting all three of his FG attempts in the loss to the Jaguars. He has scored 24 points in the past three games. The Packers shouldn't have any trouble moving the ball against the Bears this week so Crosby has a good chance to do well. He's a quality fantasy starter this week.
It's just not happening for the Packers' defense. They got lit up by a struggling David Garrard last week and can't stop anybody on the ground. Kyle Orton looked awful last week so a takeaway or two is certainly possible. But the Packers are no longer a strong starting option so look elsewhere this week if you can.
Orton soiled the bed last week against the Saints. Despite facing a terrible New Orleans defense, he could only muster 172 yards passing (though he did have a rushing touchdown). He hasn't topped 220 yards passing in any of his past three games so even though Green Bay's pass defense stinks Orton is not a lock to capitalize on the matchup. At best, he's a mild upside play and hopefully he's not someone you're relying on this week.
A sprained ankle limited Forte to only 34 yards rushing last week against the Saints though he did score and catch five passes. He's expected to play Monday night and will feast on an awful Green Bay run defense that has fallen completely apart. The Packers are giving up 138.2 rushing yards a game and Forte will have his way with them. As long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks with his ankle, he's a Must Start this week.
If Hester had a good QB, he would've had a huge game last week. Orton missed him for what could have been a 90-yard TD and so Hester finished with only four receptions for 46 yards against the Saints. He's caught 12 passes in the past three games and isn't a bad upside play as a WR3 given Green Bay's massive problems in the secondary. The downside comes with Orton. If Orton reverts to being Kyle Orton again, Hester has no chance. So remember that and don't start Hester ahead of someone producing more consistently of late.
Lloyd did little again last week as the Bears' No. 3 WR, catching only two passes for 21 yards. He has only three receptions in the past three games and hasn't regained the prominent role he enjoyed earlier in the season. Keep him benched.
After a two-game drought, Olsen is back in form at just the right time for his fantasy owners. He caught eight passes last week and has 11 receptions and a touchdown in the past two games. The Packers have had problems stopping TEs this season and Olsen had a solid 4-45-0 line against them in the first meeting. He's looking good in this critical fantasy week.
Clark dropped a potential touchdown last week and has only six receptions in the past three games. He's not involved consistently enough to start in any league this week as he has only 36 receptions and one touchdown this year. Look elsewhere for a starting TE
Gould got back on track last week as he took full advantage of the favorable matchup against the Saints. He scored nine points, including the game-winning FG in overtime. The Bears will have no trouble moving the ball against a wilting Green Bay defense. As long as the weather isn't a problem, Gould will come through nicely this week. He's a strong starting option.
The Bears delivered again for their fantasy owners last week, producing a kickoff return for a touchdown on the game's first play. For the season, they are allowing 21.6 points per game but they're struggling of late against the run. Aaron Rodgers is making critical mistakes so 2-3 sacks and some takeaways are very likely. This will be a high-scoring game but the Bears have some upside at home, making them a solid fantasy option this week.