Fantasy football projections, Week 17: Packers vs. Bears featuring Aaron Rodgers, Eddie Lacy and Jay Cutler

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We break down the Week 17 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears.

The Week 17 matchup between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears features two division rivals battling for a playoff spot on the last day of the regular season. We've got all the fantasy projections for you courtesy of numberFire.

Green Bay Packers

After missing the team's last seven games with a broken collarbone, franchise quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been cleared to start on Sunday. Ironically, Rodgers suffered his injury against the Bears on the first drive of the game at Lambeau Field back in Week 9. Every player on the Packers instantly gets an upgrade in fantasy value with Rodgers back under center.

Running back Eddie Lacy will also be counted on against the Bears. He has four touchdowns in the last three weeks and that makes him an automatic starter this week against a week Bears defense. He'll have a lot of opportunities to find the end zone in a game that should be filled with scoring.

Chicago Bears

As big as Sunday's game is for the Packers, it's equally important to the Bears. Cutler looked to be in rough shape against the Eagles last week. It was tough for fantasy owners to watch as the Eagles put up 54 points in the game and the Bears as a team did little to respond positively. Hopefully this week will work out much better for Cutler.

If that is the case, Alshon Jeffery should stand to benefit. He's shown an ability to make some amazing catches on big plays this season. If Brandon Marshall is the team's top receiver, Jeffery is definitely a close second going into the final week of the season. Both receivers should be fantasy starters against Green Bay this week.

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