Sunday Night NFL DFS Picks: Top lineup includes Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, and Davante Adams

If you're making NFL DFS Sunday Night Football picks in Week 17, here are our two favorite lineups for the Packers vs. the Vikings.

It’s time for Week 17 Sunday Night Football, and that means it’s time to reveal our favorite DFS lineup for the Packers vs. Vikings, where temperatures are expected to be around five degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re competing in DFS tournaments or 50/50 competitions, here are our two recommended NFL DFS lineups. Each set of picks reflects the most likely fantasy football game scripts. As always, this DFS lineup is based on FanDuel pricing.

Top NFL DFS picks for Sunday Night Football Week 17 | Lineup No. 1

This DFS lineup assumes a sizable Packers victory, leading to a negative game script for Minnesota. It also assumes Green Bay will capitalize on the Vikings’ porous run defense.

Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers ($17,000)

The ultra-cold weather makes me wonder if this lineup could work. But Aaron Rodgers can score 4 red-zone touchdowns as well as any quarterback, so it won’t take much for him to be an elite option. His offense is as healthy as it’s been in a while. So this lineup assumes Rodgers can capitalize fantasy-wise on a matchup that favors fantasy QBs. After all, Minnesota is yielding the seventh-most fantasy points to the position this year.

Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers ($14,500)

Not much needs to be said about Davante Adams. Fantasy’s WR2 should once again be Rodgers’ No. 1 target. He boasts a 106-1,362-10 receiving line in 14 games while averaging 21.6 fantasy points per contest. Minnesota’s defense is yielding the sixth-most receiving yards in the league. Everything is lining up for Adams to be a must-start DFS pick.

Aaron Jones, RB, Green Bay Packers ($12,500)

Aaron Jones has only one top-12 RB week in his last six games. He’s well-positioned to make it two in his last seven. Minnesota is yielding 4.7 yards per carry, the fourth-worst mark in the league.

Three of Jones’ last four opponents have consisted of the Rams, Ravens, and Browns. We should expect him to find his footing in a plus matchup, with a game script that should favor a heavy dose of Green Bay’s backfield. If you have an MVP slot, go all-in on Jones.

AJ Dillon, RB, Green Bay Packers ($10,500)

Since we’re going with Jones and a solid Packers victory, we need to go with the cheaper AJ Dillon, who has proven to be a capable RB3+ even when playing a complementary role. Dillon’s usage in mop-up duty is attractive in a game where Green Bay should be protecting its lead throughout the second half. I also like Dillon’s TD potential in a contest where the Packers realistically should put up 30+ points.

Sean Mannion, QB, Minnesota Vikings ($5,000)

There’s $5,500 left. This lineup assumes a Packers blowout. So we’re betting on Sean Mannion to eke out 6+ points at a very cheap price. It’s no prettier than that. Maybe he lunges in from the 1-yard line. Maybe he spreads the ball around for 150 yards. But for $5,000, if we believe Green Bay will dominate, Mannion makes sense. And if you want to get cute, do another lineup replacing Mannion with the $5,000 Kellen Mond.

Top NFL DFS picks for Sunday Night Football Week 17 | Lineup No. 2

This DFS lineup assumes a similar outcome but with two lineup adjustments based on different potential results. The following are the two additions, replacing Sean Mannion and AJ Dillon.

K.J. Osborn, WR, Minnesota Vikings ($8,500)

With no Thielen, K.J. Osborn will step into Minnesota’s No. 2 receiver role. His ceiling is nowhere near Justin Jefferson’s. But he’s clearly talented enough to assume this responsibility, having collected 7+ targets and 1 TD in three of his last four games.

In this lineup, the Vikings will find some success throwing more than normal, meaning a solid target count and at least one scoring opportunity for Osborn.

Tyler Conklin, TE, Minnesota Vikings ($7,000)

If — and it’s a big if — Minnesota’s passing game is active enough to generate some first downs and possibly a touchdown, then Tyler Conklin will play an important role. The Packers defense is giving up 18.6 fantasy points per game to opposing TEs, which is the fourth-highest total in the NFL. Conklin’s 54-540-3 receiving line this season is no fluke, and Thielen’s absence should create more opportunities for this top-four offensive option.

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