An eventful Thanksgiving slate has come and gone, oozing with points and productive fantasy football performances all across the board. But there’s still plenty to be devoured on Parlay4, so let’s take a look at some of those Sunday leftovers.
Jalen Hurts vs. GB
Patrick Mahomes vs. LAR
Aaron Rodgers @ PHI
Geno Smith vs. LV
Aaron Rodgers Over/Under 15.9 Fantasy Pts
When Aaron Rodgers is in a do-or-die situation, well, the future Hall-of-Fame quarterback can be relied upon to supply big-time numbers. Such will be the case on this week’s Sunday Night Football tilt.
The Packers enter Week 12 with a very uncharacteristic 4-7 record. Should they lose to the NFC-leading Eagles, that could just about do it for Green Bay’s playoff chances. As a result, expect Rodgers to bring it and be useful for fantasy owners.
True, Philadelphia has limited opposing quarterbacks this year to a staggering 69.9 passer rating, easily the lowest in pro football. They’re also yielding the second-fewest passing yards (178.4) each week.
But this is Aaron Rodgers, an all-time great. While the 38-year-old hasn’t crafted his usual spectacular year that we’ve all become so accustomed to on a regular basis, that shouldn’t take away from the fact he’s at least having a solid year, still comfortably residing in the top 10 in both passing yards and touchdowns.
The situation also dictates backing Rodgers from a fantasy football perspective. The Eagles are 9-1 and will be at home, therefore making them a pretty decisive favorite for this encounter. As a result, as long as the Packers are trailing for the majority of it, that means Rodgers will be throwing often and stockpiling stats while playing from behind. This script should point to him topping his fantasy football projections.
Pick: OVER 15.9 Points
One can never go wrong with MVP frontrunner Patrick Mahomes but given how high his predicted fantasy football tallies are getting, sometimes it’s wise to lay off his over depending on the scenario. That thinking can be applied in Week 12, when Kansas City plays host to the Rams.
Los Angeles has fallen mightily in a short timespan due to injuries since winning Super Bowl LVI and they’ll likely be in a worse predicament on Sunday without their starting or backup quarterback. This means the start could go to Bryce Perkins, who has never played in an NFL game.
If that is the case, the Chiefs will roll easily and that means a fairly light workload for Mahomes. In fact, if the game gets out of hand — which is a likely outcome — the Texas Tech product might be rested early.
Geno Smith is another QB to choose from this weekend. Given he’s coming off a bye, however, that could be a variable that stunts him from what has been a sensational breakout campaign, and thus, I’m avoiding him. Rodgers’ counterpart Sunday evening, Jalen Hurts, is also in play here but I prefer going with the former for his high potential this week.