Week five of the season is a prime time matchup, let’s review the Chicago Bears to start and sit as they host the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night Football.
Mitchell Trubisky – Start
Mitchell Trubisky has been the talk of the town as he is taking over the starting quarterback role from Mike Glennon. Trubisky’s first professional start will be against one of the leagues toughest defenses. The Minnesota Viking’s pass defense has not been great, they are allowing 247 passing yards per game. The Vikings are only allowing 19 points per game, tied for eighth best in the NFL. It will be a tough matchup for the rookie, but the spark he can provide for the offense may be enough to justify a fantasy start. The bye week will have plenty of teams in need of a quarterback for the week, and Trubisky can be a solid start.
Jordan Howard – Start
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Jordan Howard doesn’t have a favorable matchup this week by any means. He is projected to score 13 points which ranks him as the 13th running back for this week. With that being said Howard is still a start in all leagues. He is the workhorse for the Chicago Bears and will see around 20 touches for the game. With Trubisky starting his first game the gameplan should be safe, and try to protect Trubisky through the run game. Don’t plan on seeing a huge yard total from Howard but he will score a touchdown.
Tarik Cohen – Start
Tarik Cohen will be the x-factor in this game because of his big-play ability. Cohen can be the security blanket for Trubisky in the short passing game. Expect Cohen to catch a lot of quick dump off passes, or line up in the slot. Cohen’s impact will be from pass catching in this matchup and not on the ground. Cohen is a start in PPR leagues without a doubt.
Kendall Wright- Sit
Kendall Wright should be on the bench this week. The Viking’s secondary is a tough matchup for the Bear’s number one receiver. On top of the difficult matchup, we aren’t sure if Trubisky and Wright have any chemistry. The unknown and matchup make Wright a candidate to sit this week.
Zach Miller- Sit
Zach Miller hasn’t had any impact on offense this year. Normally that is the case because he can’t stay on the field. This week, stay away from Zach Miller and find a better matchup to play. Miller could end up being an easy target for Trubisky in this game but that is a high-risk low reward gamble.