Green Bay Packers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Matchup Preview (10/10/21): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)

Green Bay Packers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Matchup Preview (10/10/21)

Green Bay travels to Cincinnati this week, as they continue their AFC North tour after beating the Steelers at home this past weekend. Cincinnati has the long rest, where they narrowly escaped Jacksonville 24-21. The Bengals won’t be able to afford the sluggish start they had and the defense will have their hands full facing a Packers offense that is rolling. While both teams are 3-1 and sitting atop of their divisions, Green Bay is the landslide favorite in this one. This game makes for an attractive fantasy watch as both sides have plenty of skill position players in good matchups. Is Aaron Rodgers and company too much for this Bengals team or will Joe Burrow lead this team to another W? Let’s find out.

Green Bay Packers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Betting Odds

After a horrendous opener, the Packers offense has looked much more familiar of late. The offense has made quick work of 49ers and Steelers defenses over the last two weeks. Cincinnati’s defense has actually been respectable this season ranking 4th in DVOA. There are too many weapons to deal with for the Bengals, especially Davante Adams against a Bengals secondary that is very targetable. With no real threatening pass-rush, Rodgers should have an easy day picking apart this pass-rush. The offensive line was a question mark coming into the season but so far have held their own.

The Bengals offense will need to further air it out in this game, where we finally saw that last week but that was due to how the game was going. The Packers are likely to miss Jaire Alexander, their shutdown corner, which does open things up for Ja’Marr Chase. The Bengals will be able to put up some points but not enough to cover. The Packers just have too much firepower. With the Packers doing the heavy lifting and what should be some garbage time points, the over is one I like for this week.

My predictions: Packers Win 31-20, Cover -3.5, Over 49.5

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TV Schedule

Date: Sunday, October 10th
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Location: Paul Brown Stadium – Cincinnati, OH
TV Coverage: FOX

Green Bay Packers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Live Stream

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Injuries

Green Bay Packers: Elgton Jenkins (Q), Kevin King (Q), Krys Barnes (Q), Jaire Alexander (Q), Preston Smith (Q), Marquez Valdes-Scantling (O)
Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Mixon (Q), Tee Higgins (Q), Chidobe Awuzie (Q), Jessie Bates III (Q)

Green Bay Packers Analysis

After the debacle against New Orleans, Green Bay has taken care of business over the last three weeks. Aaron Rodgers looks back to his MVP self and Aaron Jones has been a big factor in the offense. The Packers go on the road for the next few weeks and should be favored in most. While there are underlying issues when you look at more advanced metrics.

The defense is more of a problem here as they rank 26th in DVOA and we knew this team was going to struggle against the run, as they have over the last few seasons. It is the secondary that is having issues to start the year and this is a game where the Bengals can attack. Jaire Alexander is banged up and questionable for this week. Taking out their top corner would be a big boost for the Bengals passing attack.

Aaron Jones hasn’t had the most efficient start to the season in terms of rushing yards, but he isn’t totally to blame there as the run block grades are rather poor. However, Jones has found the end zone due to the volume in the red zone Green Bay has produced this season. Jones has five total touchdowns. He has a 13-126-3 receiving line.

Davante Adams continues to dominate in targets (45) as nobody else has more than 20. A second option hasn’t exactly step forward, but that isn’t new for those who have been following the Packers. Randall Cobb stepped up against Pittsburgh with two touchdowns and was a focal point of the offense. This did come with MVS hitting the injured reserve.

Green Bay Packers Depth Chart

QB: Aaron Rodgers
RB1: Aaron Jones
RB2: A.J. Dillon
WR1: Davante Adams
WR2: Allen Lazard
WR3: Randall Cobb
TE1: Robert Tonyan
TE2: Marcedes Lewis

Cincinnati Bengals Analysis

The Bengals are leading the AFC North as they start the season 3-1 and are a few plays away from being 4-0. The defense has been aided by a beneficial schedule but DVOA does back up their strong play at the moment (4th). Facing Rodgers, Jones, and Adams is a different task, however.

If the Bengals pull off an upset it will be because of their offense. Joe Burrow has continued to deal with a lot of pressure and has been sacked 11 times already this season. However, he is completing 73% of his passes and has nine passing touchdowns in four games.

Ja’Marr Chase isn’t asserting himself as a monster target-hog but he has four touchdowns and 297 receiving yards to start his career. Tyler Boyd has stepped up in the absence of Tee Higgins, who is questionable for this week. Boyd has 30 targets in four games, picking up where he left off with Burrow last season. If Higgins returns, Burrow will have his weapons against a weaker Packers secondary.

Joe Mixon has had issues with injuries since coming into the NFL and he is dealing with an ankle sprain. If he is unavailable this week, Samaje Perine would step in, and Chris Evans would also be in line for some touches. It would be a good matchup for

Cincinnati Bengals Depth Chart

QB: Joe Burrow 
RB1: Joe Mixon
RB2: Samaje Perine
WR1: Tyler Boyd
WR2: Ja’Marr Chase
WR3: Auden Tate
TE1: CJ Uzomah

Green Bay Packers vs. Cincinnati Bengals Daily Fantasy Picks

With a total sitting just under 50, this is a game you can target for DFS purposes. Davante Adams continues to be a strong DFS start, as he has over a 30% target share so far. This is a positive matchup for the wide receivers. Randall Cobb stepped up in MVS’s absence and both him and Aaron Jones are the secondary targets in this passing offense. Jones is a solid option and isn’t priced as high as guys like Derrick Henry and Alvin Kamara. 

There is no reason to touch the Bengals backfield replacements if Mixon sits. I would much rather target the Bengals wide receivers. If Higgins returns, it does create more clutter among the targets but all three are viable value options this week, especially if Jaire Alexander is out.

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Jason Guilbault has been writing and podcasting in the fantasy sports world for over five years. You can find his work at Daily Fantasy Cafe. He is an avid Tottenham fan, and follows the Boston sports teams. When he isn’t diving into stats, he is enjoying the outdoors or down at the local brewery.

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