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DFS Showdown Tips: Packers-49ers


When was the last time you set a Showdown lineup with no QBs?

Last Sunday’s Bears-Rams game would have been a nice spot to do so, in hindsight. This Sunday night’s contest just might be as well.

San Francisco’s top-shelf defense enters Week 12 rated 2nd-best against the pass for the season but just 19th in run-D efficiency, per Football Outsiders. On the other side, Green Bay sits a mediocre 16th in pass D -- and 28th against the run.

That lines up attractively with what each team has going on offense.

The 49ers come in with the league’s 2nd most run-heavy offense, rushing on 50.9% of offensive plays. The Packers check in just 15th in run rate, but they feature 2 RBs ranked among the top 28 in PPR scoring: Aaron Jones sits 5th in total points; Jamaal Williams 28th in both total PPR points and PPR points per game.

Of course, each side also sports some star pass-catchers that set up Showdown decisions. Let’s see where the value lies ...