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Key Fantasy Matchups for Sunday’s Packers-Hawks Matchup


Packers RB Ryan Grant vs. Seahawks run defense

The last time Grant faced the Seahawks, his day started off as a nightmare. Two quick fumbles almost knocked the Packers out of their Divisional Round playoff game. Grant bounced back and finished with 201 rushing yards, though. After the way the New York Giants’ Brandon Jacobs pounded the Seahawks’ run D last week, Sunday’s game is setting up as a possible replay of the January performance. Grant could use this matchup to get back on track.

Seahawks RB Julius Jones vs. Packers run defense

The Packers’ run defense is in shambles right now, and Seattle is decimated at receiver, so look for Jones to carry a heavy load and have a productive game Sunday. The Packers’ front four is struggling in all facets of the game and sustained a major blow with the loss of defensive end Cullen Jenkins (chest). With backups Michael Montgomery (ankle) and Jason Hunter (hamstring) both likely to miss this week, the Packers will be extremely shorthanded at defensive end. Of the likely replacements, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila has never been stout against the run, and rookie Jeremy Thompson played poorly in his first NFL game last week.

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