Fantasy Recap: SNF Bears @ Packers (9/18/22)

  • Packers 27, Bears 10 (Packers covered -10, O 33.5)

     

    Key Postgame Stories

    Unlike the Packers, the Bears don’t publicly offer their fans shares of stock in the team. If they did though, Aaron Rodgers would probably be a majority shareholder as his ownage of Chicago has now reached an astounding 24-5 career record (.827 winning pct) after a bounce-back SNF win in his Lambeau season opener. The Bears’ feel-good vibes off their season-opening upset victory wore off quickly as we were reminded that this rebuilding project is still in its infancy. They had a chance to make it a one-score game halfway through the fourth quarter on a failed Justin Fields goal line plunge on fourth down that was met by a wall of Packer defenders.

    Rodgers was his typical accurate self (completed 76% of passes to finish with a 234-2-0 passing line, 16.3 total fan pts) and the running game looked ferocious (more on that below), but the fantasy viability of this pass-catching group is starting to look quite suspect and unreliable. None of the rookie receivers looked remotely usable in fantasy yet, as Romeo Doubs (2-27-0) and Christian Watson (3-9-0) seem like mere dynasty stashes at this point in time. 

    One storyline to keep an eye on is the ongoing ACL recovery of LT David Bakhtiari, who didn’t play in this game despite practicing on Friday. Rodgers was sacked three times and pressured often by a surprisingly decent Bears pass rush. While he didn’t turn the ball over through the air, Rodgers did have a fumble lost on a botched handoff to AJ Dillon that the QB admitted was his fault.

     

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