Chicago Bears Week Fourteen Fantasy Football: Start/Sit

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 03: Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 03: Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky /

Week 14 of the NFL season is here, and the Chicago Bears will be visiting the Cincinnati Bengals. Let’s review the Chicago Bears fantasy matchup and who to start or sit this week.

Dontrelle Inman – Dontrelle Inman caught his first touchdown of the season last week. Inman’s production dropped with only two catches and 21 yards. The Chicago Bears offense wasn’t impressive in any sense. However, the Bengals defense is banged up and will give the Bears opportunities to score. Inman is a start in the flex position on this fantasy playoff Sunday.

Jordan Howard– Jordan Howard now has had back to back single digit fantasy weeks. He has dropped from being an RB1 you can play to confidence, to an RB2 borderline bench player. This matchup does Howard no favors. Start Howard with caution, without a touchdown he will have a rough day. Otherwise, he might be better off on the bench this week.

Tarik Cohen – Tarik Cohen hasn’t seen his touches or targets increase but still remains a touchdown threat. Scoring on a punt return last week he posted a double-digit fantasy output. This matchup screams a Tarik Cohen game, the Bengals tough defense should stifle Jordan Howard. Leaving the passing attack, and screen game to Cohen. Cohen is a start in the flex this week.

Mitchell Trubisky – Mitchell Trubisky will struggle against the pass rush of the Cincinnati Bengals. The offensive line will not be able to hold up and will give up a handful of sacks. Trubisky will need to counter their pass rush with a quick passing game and screens to attack fast. Trubisky shouldn’t be in any fantasy lineup this week.

Chicago Bears D/ST – The Chicago Bears defense and special teams have an intriguing matchup this week. First and foremost, they need to contain superstar wide receiver A.J. Green. If the Bears can manage that, the Bengals rushing attack is an afterthought, and they have no real threats on offense. Another special teams touchdown and a low-scoring game may make the Bears D/ST worth the risk this week.