DraftKings NFL picks, Sunday Night Showdown Week 12: DFS plays for Bears vs. Packers

DraftKings NFL picks for Week 12 Sunday Night Showdown with Bears vs. Packers.

Just a few weeks ago, a Sunday Night Football matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears in Week 12 looked quite enticing. But with the recent free-fall of the latter, it’s looking less intriguing. Even still, it’s a prime opportunity for DFS fantasy football enthusiasts to build a winning DraftKings Sunday Night Showdown lineup.

It’s all about making the right picks, especially at the Captain spot but also getting the right Flex options. This is especially true when it comes to the value picks on DraftKings if you elect to have an expensive option as your Captain. That’s always something to keep in mind when making your DFS picks for a Showdown lineup.

To help you out, we’re going to run through the intriguing plays and also the players you should fade with your DraftKings picks for the Sunday Night Showdown slate featuring the Bears and Packers before constructing a winning lineup.

DraftKings NFL Showdown Plays for Bears vs. Packers

Davante Adams ($12,600/$18,900) – Adams is the most expensive player on the slate but it’s not hard to see why given that he’s scored eight touchdowns in his last five games and has 847 yards with 68 receptions in eight games played. It’s a question of if you want to pay this premium or not.

Aaron Rodgers ($11,400/$17,100) – Not having Rodgers as the top-priced option makes him wholly intriguing. He’s hit over 300 yards in each of his last three games with 16 passing touchdowns in his last five outings. With familiarity vs. Chicago, this should be a smash.

Mitchell Trubisky ($9,200/$13,800) – Admittedly, you’ll need some serious guts to play Trubisky, who hasn’t started since Week 3. But if you want to build a contrarian lineup, this isn’t a bad price on DraftKings for a starting quarterback in a Showdown lineup.

David Montgomery ($8,800/$13,200) – Fantasy football managers are endlessly frustrated with Montgomery but his role remains unquestionably high in this offense. Going up against a Packers defense that’s allowed the fourth-most points on DraftKings to running backs, I like the second-year back here.

Allen Lazard ($6,800/$10,200) – Lazard returned to the lineup last week and had minuscule production. Having said that, with Valdes-Scantling and St. Brown questionable to play, Lazard could be the second option in the passing attack. that could boom against a shallow Bears secondary.

Robert Tonyan ($5,800/$8,700) – I’m not over the moon about Tonyan in this game but the Bears have been bad against tight ends this season and the Green Bay man had five receptions with 44 yards and a score last week. At this price, he’s intriguing.

Darnell Mooney ($4,800/$7,200) – We’re getting into dart-throw territory here and that’s where Mooney has so much value. Yes, he’s a boom-or-bust option but the speedy wideout has been a deep option all year and had 11 targets in three games with Trubisky.

Packers D/ST ($4,200/$6,300) – If you’re wholly skeptical of Trubisky, then this should be an easy play. We know the Bears quarterback is prone to both low-scoring outputs and turnovers. Thus, the Packers and their pass rush should be a great option in that spot.

Jamaal Williams ($3,400/$5,100) – This would be a game-script play. If you believe that the Packers get up big in this one, they’ll turn to the backs and Williams will get work. Throw in that he has pass-catching upside, grabbing a score just last week, and this is a nice value spot.

Anthony Miller ($3,000/$4,500) – Miller has been immensely frustrating this season but had 14 targets in three games with Trubisky in addition to two scores. He’s a cheap option that, with a new quarterback, could be a nice pick for your DraftKings lineup.

DraftKings NFL Showdown Fades for Bears vs. Packers

Aaron Jones ($10,400/$15,600) – There is a world in which Jones has value in the PPR format as a checkdown option for Rodgers in the passing game. Having said that, his rushing upside at this price has me a bit worried, especially since the running back has been lackluster since returning from injury.

Allen Robinson II ($10,000/$15,000) – When you’re paying this type of price for a skill position player, you want them to be almost a sure thing. And while Robinson is targeted often no matter who’s at quarterback, his performances have been sporadic at best when Trubisky has been under center. That makes him a fade for me at this price.

Jimmy Graham ($5,200/$7,800) – Graham has popped up on occasion this season, including scoring five touchdowns on the year. However, his yardage has topped 34 yards just twice and he’s coming off of a 0.0-point performance last week. That’s not enough for me to have him in my lineup.

Cordarrelle Patterson ($4,400/$6,600) – In theory, the versatility of Patterson should make him valuable. In practice, not so much. He’s not going to get a bulk of the rushing work with Montgomery back and his receiving touches have been inconsistent. Even at a cheap price, I’m staying away here.

DraftKings NFL Sunday Night Showdown lineup for Week 12

  • Captain: Aaron Rodgers (1.5X – $17,100)
  • Flex: Davante Adams ($12,600)
  • Flex: Allen Lazard ($6,800)
  • Flex: Robert Tonyan ($5,800)
  • Flex: Packers D/ST ($4,200)
  • Flex: Anthony Miller ($3,000)

For me, this has the makings of a massive Packers game for Rodgers. I think Adams gets the work to pay off his high price on DraftKings and that Lazard and Tonyan get plenty of work as well. Miller is the linchpin for the lineup and the hope would be Trubisky can target him heavily in a garbage time comeback attempt.