Chicago Bears Fantasy Football Starts Week Three

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Mike Glennon
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 10: Quarterback Mike Glennon /

Week three of the season is upon us, let’s take a look at the fantasy matchups as the Chicago Bears host the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jordan Howard – RB2

Jordan Howard has been banged up, and hasn’t looked like the running back he was last year. He has been outplayed by rookie running back Tarik Cohen. Howard has also been avoiding the media, another bad look on top of his poor performance. If the Chicago Bears offense wants to be successful it will start with the run game through Howard.

Zach Miller  – TE2

Zach Miller caught 6 of 9 targets for 42 yards against the Buccaneers last week. Miller is a reliable receiver and is one of the Chicago Bears best-receiving threats. If the Bears can’t move the ball on the ground Miller will have another game with close to 10 targets. Miller still is a better play than Dion Sims the starting tight end on the depth chart.

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Kendall Wright -WR2/Flex

Kendall Wright had an efficient day last week catching 7 of 10 targets for 69 yards. Wright is the number one receiver on the depth chart and seems to be getting more comfortable with Mike Glennon every week. The long ball connection still hasn’t happened, but 10 targets are the perfect amount of volume you want to see for a receiver.

Tarik Cohen -Flex

Tarik Cohen didn’t have the same success running the football in week two of the season, but that didn’t affect his receiving ability. Cohen had 8 catches for 55 yards, another solid game for the rookie. Expect Cohen to be used on passing downs, and in the slot from time to time because of his versatility. The Steelers are banged up on defense, and if a big play occurs expect it to be from the Human Joystick.

Markus Wheaton  – Flex

Markus Wheaton will make his Chicago Bears debut Sunday against his former team. It will take a few weeks for him to gain chemistry with Mike Glennon. Wheaton should be a deep threat that the Bears are missing, and in need of the help open up different looks on offense. Wheaton is worth a pickup and play in deep leagues.