Chicago Bears (1-0) vs. Green Bay Packers (0-1)
Lambeau Field, Green Bay Wisconsin – 7:20 P.M. – TV: NFL Network
The oldest rivalry in the NFL resumes with a Thursday night tilt in Green Bay. The Packers are coming off their season opening loss to San Francisco while the Bears made quick and easy work of Indianapolis. There are plenty of fantasy points to be had.
Jay Cutler to Brandon Marshall might not have made the spash it did the first time in Denver when Marshall caught 18 passes, but for owners his nine catches and 15 targets were proof the dynamic duo are one of the best connections in the NFL when healthy.
The running game picked up steam to the count of 3 scores against the Colts. Michael Bush picked up two scores at the goal line and Matt Forte picked up a score on the ground as well.
The surprise of the day came from rookie Alshon Jeffrey who was targeted five times catching three balls for 80 yards and a touchdown.
Starts: Cutler, Forte, Marshall, Bush (flex)
Sits: Devin Hester, Earl Bennett, Kellen Davis, Evan Rodriguez
Green Bay Packers:
Greg Jennings groin injury is the talk in Green Bay. Jennings hasn't practiced all week and a quick turnaround making his availability for Thursday doubtful.
Aaron Rodgers threw 44 times against the 49ers with Jermichael Finley (11), Jennnings (10), Randall Cobb (9), Jordy Nelson (7) and James Jones (6) his top targets.
There was no running game for the Packers in week one as Rodger led the way with 27 yards on the ground. Cedric Benson was a non-factor in the game.
Starts: Rodgers, Nelson, Finley are obvious for the Pack.
Sits: Cedric Benson, Jennings if he is green light
Take a Chance: Jones was on the field for about the same amount of snaps as Nelson, Jennings and Finley. He was also targeted twice in the red zone.