Sunday Night Football
Minnesota @ Green Bay
Adrian Peterson figures to be the most popular play on Sunday night, but the running back on the other side may offer the most appealing outlook in DFS tournaments. Eddie Lacy has posted rushing lines of 22-100, 25-125-1, and 13-105-1 in his three career meetings with Vikings coach Mike Zimmer's defense. James Starks got benched last week for losing a fumble on the first play of the second half, and did not reenter. Starks has fumbled five times this season, losing two in his last two games. Lacy quietly ranks sixth in the NFL in rushing yards (416) since Week 10 and is averaging 4.57 yards per carry over his last six games. Due to the dysfunction in Green Bay's passing game, it's possible the Packers saddle up Fat Eddie for a heavy Sunday night load.
James Jones is the best bet for receiving-game production in this one. Not only did Jones drop a 6-109-1 line on Minnesota in Week 11, but the Vikings' secondary is most vulnerable on the outside due to Captain Munnerlyn's stingy slot coverage. As noted by DFS analyst Adam Levitan, Jones' targets have been in steady ascent (3, 7, 9, 11) for the last several weeks. Jones appears to be Aaron Rodgers' most trusted passing-game weapon at this stage of the season.