This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.
The Packers are reeling from their embarrassing Week 1 loss against the Saints, adding extra urgency to a matchup where the divisional implications already gave them enough reason to consider the game a must-win. If their Week 1 game against San Francisco is any indication the Lions are not intimidated, though going to Lambeau Field is often challenging even for the resolute. This showdown will demonstrate just how legitimate the Packers might be, and gives the Lions a chance to herald the end of Green Bay's reign in the NFC North. Of course, the Packers are heavy favorites for a reason. The O/U is 48.5 with the Packers favored by 11.5 as of press time.
Aaron Rodgers ($11400 DK, $16000 FD) likely feels as much pressure as any quarterback in Week 2. Luckily for him and his fantasy investors, Rodgers is likely able to withstand that pressure and channel it into a strong performance here. The Lions defense was carved up by Jimmy Garoppolo in Week 1, surrendering a huge game to Deebo Samuel in particular, and Rodgers has more ammo to work with than Garoppolo did. Perhaps Rodgers won't be on the cashing showdown teams, but if so it would probably be from the game getting out of hand early rather than failure on Rodgers' own part. He has the personnel advantage and failure isn't an option. His main concern is managing the pass rush with left tackle David Bakhtiari out.
Jared Goff ($10000 DK, $14500 FD) didn't