Packers Fake Field Goal Rewards Patient Fantasy Owner

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 13: Tight end Tom Crabtree #83 of the Green Bay Packers leads teammates onto the field for warm-ups prior to their game against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on September 13, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Packers turned some trickeration into a boost in fantasy value against the Bears. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Packers ran a fake field goal in the second quarter that resulted in a 27-yard touchdown for Tom Crabtree. Special teams and solid defense have been a significant factor for Green Bay against the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Impact: Most fantasy owners wouldn't dare go near the Packers D/ST in 2011. After sporting the worst defense in the league last season, Green Bay followed up that campaign by giving up 30 points and 377 total yards to the 49ers. However, owners who have held onto this team saw a huge boost in the first half of Week 2's matchup, as the Packers racked up four sacks, one interception and this impressive trick play touchdown seen below. If the second half goes just as well, the Packers D/ST could be one of the top scorers for fantasy leagues this week.

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