FanDuel Single-Game Daily Fantasy Football Helper: Week 12 Sunday Night (Packers at Eagles)
In a unique fantasy format, single-game slates feature five flex spots with identical scoring to the main slate. However, kickers are included in these contests, and there is an "MVP" roster slot. The MVP receives 1.5-times his total fantasy points, making this spot crucial.
Our Brandon Gdula has done a deep dive on single-game strategy, and we have projections for the single-game slate if you select the game from the slate tab. It's worth checking out both of those things before you make your lineups.
Jalen Hurts ($17,000): Philadelphia's dual-threat quarterback rates first among tonight's options with 23.9 expected fantasy points against a Green Bay Packers' defense ranked seventh (17.2) in FanDuel points allowed per game to his position. While Green Bay's overall defensive ranking appears strong, they have recently struggled against the pass in their last three contests, allowing 11.1 yards per completion and the second most passing touchdowns per game (2.3)
Aaron Rodgers ($15,500): After producing his best fantasy performances in Green Bay's last two games, Rodgers will have a much tougher task versus a stingy Eagles' unit allowing 10.6 FanDuel points and one passing touchdown per game to quarterbacks. In five road games this season, the 38-year old has averaged 22.8 completions for 227.6 yards and 1.4 touchdown passes while also accounting for a 3.4% interception rate on 177 total attempts.
A.J. Brown ($14,500): Ranking first among all pass catchers in receptions (6.1), receiving yards (84.3), and targets (9.6), and touchdowns (0.59), Philadelphia's lead wideout has an underrated spot versus a Packers' defense giving up 25.3 FanDuel points to wideouts. Brown has seen plenty of volume in the red zone including seven targets within the opposing ten-yard line and four within the five.
Aaron Jones ($13,500): In a juicy matchup versus an Eagles' unit allowing 139.7 rushing yards in their last three weeks, Green Bay's versatile back will need a big performance against the main weakness of Philadelphia's defense if the Packers are to keep the game close. Since Week 7, Jones has become Green Bay's clear leader in their backfield, averaging 17.2 touches for 98.8 scrimmage yards .
Miles Sanders ($13,000): Philly's efficient runner has an ideal spot against a Packers' team ranked 25th in FanDuel points allowed per game to running backs (22.1) and 21st (4.6) in yards allowed per rush attempt. Green Bay's defense has been run on often this season, ranking 30th in opposing rush play rate with a 49.4% percentage.
DeVonta Smith ($12,000): In his first game playing without Dallas Goedert last week, Smith emerged as his team's leading pass catcher with six receptions for 76 yards on nine targets. According to Rich Hribar, the Eagles' second year wideout has been their target leader (25.1%) in matchups against zone-based defenses which the Packers employ at a 71.4% rate on passing plays.
Christian Watson ($11,500): After scoring five touchdowns in his last two appearances, Green Bay's rookie wideout has become a big play threat for an offense choosing to pass at a 59.0% rate. In a tough spot against a Philadelphia secondary ranked eighth (24.1) in FanDuel points allowed per game to receivers, Watson stands as his team's second rated pass catcher with 3.5 receptions for 44.1 yards on 6.5 targets.
Allen Lazard ($11,000): While Watson has received the most attention with his recent production, Lazard stands as his team's top pass catcher on Sunday night with 9.6 expected fantasy points including 4.5 receptions for 52.7 yards on 7.5 targets.
A.J. Dillon ($10,000): Despite a recent decline in his offensive snap percentage, Dillon has still averaged 11 touches in his past four games. In a matchup against a defensive unit allowing 21.7 rushing attempts for 98.2 yards, numberFire's models project Dillon to record 7.6 FanDuel points.
Philadelphia D/ST ($9,500): On 385 pass attempts, Green Bay's offensive line has allowed a 18.4% pressure rate, 28 quarterback hits, and an average of 2.3 seconds in the pocket while the Eagles have generated a 24.6% pressure percentage, a 8.8% quarterback knockdown rate, and a 8.7% hurry percentage on 352 total attempts.
Jake Elliott ($9,000) / Mason Crosby ($8,500): Philadelphia's veteran kicker has converted 82.6% of his 23 field goal attempts and 97.3% of his extra point tries in 13 home games since last season while Crosby has produced a 68.2% field goal percentage in 22 attempts and a 93.3% extra point percentage in 14 road games since 2021.
Quez Watkins ($8,500): In a primary slot role (79.0%), Watkins has seen 29.4% of his targets 20 or more yards downfield while the Packers rank 18th (10.3) in yards allowed per completion.
Randall Cobb ($8,000): The Packers' veteran wideout ranks third on his team in receptions (3.2), yards (37.3) and targets (5.1). In his first game back from his ankle injury last week, the 32-year old played an immediate role, hauling in six receptions for 73 yards on six targets.
Robert Tonyan ($7,000): In a matchup against a defense allowing 4.1 receptions for 39.2 yards per game to tight ends, Tonyan is projected for 4.1 targets.