Thursday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Cardinals vs. Packers

Thursday Night Football DFS Breakdown: Cardinals vs. Packers

This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.

Thursday's matchup between the 7-0 Cardinals and the 6-1 Packers was shaping up to be one of the marquee games of the season, but it's lost a bit of its luster with the news that Davante Adams and Allen Lazard have been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The line opened at 3.5 points but now the Cardinals are 6.5-point favorites at home in a game with a 50.5-point total. Assuming Adams does not play, there will be plenty of cheap options on the Packers side worthy of rostering. It will be much easier than it would've been to afford both QBs and as things stand, that's how most of my builds will look. I still expect a competitive game, but with Green Bay shorthanded, stacking the Cardinals and hoping for a blowout seems viable as well. As always in these single-game contests, plan for a specific scenario and build lineups to fit that game script.

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Kyler Murray ($12,000 DK, $17,000 FD) is the most expensive player on both sites. From a fantasy perspective it's a bit concerning that he only has 17 rushing yards in his last three games. It's part of the reason that he hasn't topped 26 DK points since Week 2, but Thursday's matchup against Green Bay will be a great opportunity for him to put up a ceiling score. The Packers have allowed the league's second-most QB rushing yards and they're still without top corner Jaire Alexander and top pass-rusher Za'Darius Smith. With Davante

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Ryan Belongia
Ryan has a background in accounting, finance and poker. He's been playing DFS full-time since 2018. A multiple-time King of the Pitch finalist, Ryan's been ranked inside the Top 5 on the RG Soccer Leaderboard for three years running. Originally from Wisconsin, he moved to London in 2019 for the futbol.
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