Week 5 Monday Night Football Fantasy Preview: Packers @ Raiders

  • Green Bay Packers (2-2) @ Las Vegas Raiders (1-3) Best Lines Available

    Packers (+116) @ Raiders (-130): O/U 45.5
    Packers +2.5 (-110), Raiders -2.5 (-105)

    Writer’s Record:
    Bet: 8-13 -5.39u
    Lean: 9-6 +3.05u

    Another Monday night football game is upon us! Let’s rally the troops and see what the Packers & Raiders have in store for us as the sole game on the slate. Some fantasy managers will be holding their collective breath as this one plays out, hoping for that big game to push them over the edge. I know I’m going against Jordan Love in a superflex league, so I’m hoping he throws up a dud, or at least less than 33 points (which is very likely).

    Main Storylines to Watch

    Packers Passing Attack: Jordan Love managed nearly 250 passing yards last week, but he also threw two interceptions and they did not look good, in general. The big storyline here is that everyone will be watching how the Packers utilize Christian Watson as he’s now back and in full action after an injury kept him out the first several weeks. Will Rome Doubs be dialed back or will he continue to be a target hog? Last week it seemed the latter would certainly be the case, but will one more week of building chemistry with his star receiver make Jordan Love trust Watson more?

    Can the Raiders’ offense be at all competent? In the bottom five of the league in most metrics, this Raiders offense has struggled. We expected big things from Davante Adams and Josh Jacobs, and neither of those guys has come through for us at all. Jakobi Meyers has had big weeks, but Jimmy Garoppolo has yet to prove he can sustain any kind of offensive success for fantasy managers, and it’s hard to see that changing against a decent defense in the Packers.

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