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Running Backs Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers – $8,673: Healthy and ready to bring back some balance to the Packers’ offense, Lacy should score against the Lions. There are going to be plenty of opportunities for Lacy to get going in this shootout and the Lions aren’t strong against the run. Maurice Jones-Drew – $6,990: The Rams have been run all over in the past 2 weeks, so why can’t the Pocket Hercules get in on the action? I actually like the Jaguars chances of keeping this thing competitive too. The price is right and Jones-Drew is overdue. DeMarco Murray, Dallas Cowboys – $10,478: He is active in the pass game and Romo will check it down to him enough to make him a viable option. He should get at least 1 chance to score near pay dirt and this game could approach 65 points. LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots – $3,495: Take the discount and pad the rest of your lineup. Blount is expected to play a significant role against the Bengals. This will be a great game and a tough test for Blount, but his price is so low you almost have to roll with him. Wide Receivers Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions – $14,618: The Packers wont have an answer for Megatron and he’ll be heavily involved in this shootout. The only question is if he will score, or perhaps, how many times he’ll score. There should be little doubt that Johnson’s targets will approach double digits. Dez Bryant,Dallas Cowboys – $13,404: The Cowboys haven’t put the Romo-to-Dez show on display yet, but there is no better time than now. Bryant has been getting it done nonetheless, however, you have to expect a large showing one of these weeks. The Cowboys will need a huge game from Bryant to keep pace. The Panthers dominate front seven should have no issues dominating the line of scrimmage.(Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Draft Street Week 5 Picks: Tight Ends Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions – $3,701: The former first rounder caught all 7 of his targets last week and he’ll get more opportunities again this week. The price is low and there is upside, Pettigrew isn’t a game breaker, but he should chip in enough to cover the small investment. Draft Street Week 5 Picks: Defense & Special Teams Carolina Panthers – $6,103: The Panthers have one of the best front 7 groups on defense in the NFL. The Cardinals have one of the worst Offensive Lines in the league. Carson Palmer has been bad and the Black Cats are rested. I’ll pay the extra coinage to lock in the roar. Signup with Draft Street for great Daily Fantasy Games | Deposit to receive a 100% Bonus up to $200 The post Draft Street Week 5 Picks appeared first on Fantasy Sports Locker Room.
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The Packers' defense handled the short-handed Lions and the offense showed continued balance with Eddie Lacy almost rushing for 100 yards.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Star linebacker Clay Matthews left the Packers' 22-9 win over Detroit after the third quarter with a thumb injury.
Matthews sacked Matthew Stafford on the last play of the quarter on a third-and-9 at the 34 to push the Lions out of field-goal range. He jogged to the locker room with a trainer and did not return.
Matthews was coming back from a hamstring...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Five things to watch for in Sunday afternoon's Week 5 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Detroit Lions:
1. How does Aaron Rodgers bounce back from a rare bad game?
There haven't been many poor performances from Rodgers in recent years. Therefore, there isn't much of a sample size to draw upon in determining how he responds to an un-Rodgers...
The Green Bay Packers returned to Lambeau Field after a disappointed loss followed by a bye week. The week off gave the Packers time to reflect on their season, but also an opportunity for the Detroit Lions to gain some separation from the Packers.
The Lions were coming off a big win against a fellow division rival, the Chicago Bears. The win over the Bears put the Lions at 3-1,...
Clay Matthews missed the fourth quarter, Brad Jones missed the second half (hamstring) and Robert Francois tore an Achilles. Still, the Packers had five sacks and shut down the Lions.
When Clay Matthews trotted off the field late in the second half, Sunday, it was unclear what injury would have forced him from the game.
Now, his status as a starter is in doubt.
ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that while Matthews is still evaluating his options with the team, he may be out of commission for at least a month.
Clay Matthews left...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- About 75 minutes before kickoff, players inside the Green Bay Packers' locker room began to find out that Detroit Lions' star wide receiver Calvin Johnson was inactive for their Week 5 matchup.
While Johnson's absence certainly played into the Packers' favor and their 22-9 victory over the Lions, at least one Green Bay player didn't take it...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TODD McMAHON Associated Press Ask Darren Perry about Calvin Johnson and the Green Bay Packers' safeties coach cuts right to the chase.
''He's pretty doggone good and he can create some problems in a lot of different areas,'' a smiling Perry said of the standout Lions wide receiver. ''So we have to account for him.''...
Detroit Lions (3-1) at Green Bay Packers (1-2)
The Packers are 1-2, but this isn’t representative of the type of team they are. They started last year 2-3 and finished 11-5. They’ll be a very good 10-12 win team again this season. The Lions, however, are also very good. I had a 10 win projection for them at the start of the season and that seems very reasonable for them right...
Before kickoff, the Packers were given a boost of confidence in learning that offensive threat, Calvin Johnson was scratched from the lineup for the Lions.
Still, the Packers only hold a three-point advantage at Lambeau Field agains the Lions, 6-3. Crosby has nailed two field goals including a 52-yarder.
The story of the half has been Green Bay's running game...
The Detroit Lions (3-1) roar into Lambeau Field to take on the Green Bay Packers (1-2) with a chance to go to 3-0 in the NFC North and take a commanding divisional lead. Kickoff for this contest is at 12 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on FOX Sports. Stats The Detroit Lions have started […]The post Green Bay Packers to defend pride against Detroit Lions by Russ Thomas appeared first...