Chicago Bears Week 7 Fantasy Football: Start/Sit

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 10: Mitchell Trubisky
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 10: Mitchell Trubisky /

Week seven of the NFL season the Chicago Bears host the Carolina Panthers at 12:00 p.m. central. Here are the Chicago Bears to start and sit this week for fantasy football.

Mitchell Trubisky will be able to take advantage of the Panthers defensive struggles this season. The Panthers have been involved in shootouts, except for one of their wins. In their last four games, the Panthers defense has given up 28, 24, 30, and 34 points. Although these were matchups against some of the top-tier quarterbacks in the league; Carson Wentz, Matthew Stafford, Tom Brady, and Drew Brees. To beat the Panthers passing the ball should be the primary way of attack. This matchup favors Trubisky, and with the right gameplan he can put up very solid numbers to win this game and your fantasy matchup. Start Mitchell Trubisky this week!

Jordan Howard should start as your RB2 spot this week. The Panthers run defense is stout, only allowing 95.5 rushing yards per game and 3 touchdowns on the season. Those numbers should scare any Jordan Howards owners, but Luke Kuechly will miss another game because of his concussion. The front seven of the Panthers are still one of the best in football. The loss of Kuechly should give the running game some life for the Bears.

Tarik Cohen is a start in the flex spot this week. He hasn’t been involved in the passing game as he was in the first few weeks of the season. That should change this week, the gameplan will be through the air. Cohen should see some targets in the slot, and out of the backfield. Those were the two primary uses that were so effective early in the season.

Zach Miller is a definite start this week. Tight ends are hard to come by, and Zach Miller’s value is on the rise. Miller has a touchdown catch in both of Mitchell Trubisky’s starts. He should continue to see more targets. If the Bears run game can’t seem to get going look for the short passing game to take over instead, starting with Zach Miller.

Kendall Wright is a start at WR2 or the flex position this week. Wright leads the team in receiving yards and is the only Bears receiver with a touchdown. Wright is third in team targets behind Zach Miller, and Tarik Cohen. The Panthers can be beaten deep through the air, and Wright can do just that. Expect a few shots to be taken and the only receiver the Bears will take that chance with is Kendall Wright.