Chicago Bears Week Eight Fantasy Football: Start/Sit

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 22: Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky /

Week eight of the NFL season the Chicago Bears will be traveling to play the New Orleans Saints Let’s take a look at the Chicago Bears to start or sit this week for fantasy football.

Zach Miller still hasn’t reached his potential this season as a solid pass-catching tight end. The problem this year isn’t Miller or his health, but instead the offensive gameplan. Miller caught two of his three targets last week for 29 yards, totaling four fantasy points in PPR leagues. The tight end position is tough to fill in fantasy football unless you drafted one of the top four guys, the rest are average. Stick with Zach Miller, this week’s matchup calls for points to be scored.

Mitchell Trubisky will have more than seven passing attempts this week against the New Orleans Saints. Don’t expect Trubisky to mirror Drew Brees and throw the ball 40 times this week, but around 25 pass attempts this week is feasible. Trubisky is a good streaming option this week given his matchup against the Saints defense. Start him with confidence, this will be a high scoring game.

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Tarik Cohen’s role last week was strictly as a pass catching back. He didn’t have a single rushing attempt last week. Only received one target, but turned his one catch into 70 yards. The Chicago Bears should be using Cohen more, especially with their offensive struggles. Cohen is a start in the flex spot and has upside this week in what should be an offensive game.

Jordan Howard’s 2017 season has been a roller coaster. His seven fantasy outputs for the season are 15,0,31,14,7,17, and 6. His double-digit performances usually come with a touchdown as he done’s catch many passes. Howard’s volume and opponent make him a must-start this week.

Dontrelle Inman is worth mentioning solely as a waiver-wire pickup. He was traded from the Los Angeles Chargers to the Chicago Bears this week. Inman comes into a very thin wide receiver group, and should immediately become the number two wideout.