The Chicago Bears are home in week 7 against the leagues dynasty, the New England Patriots. Who is going to have a big day for you fantasy team? Who needs to ride the bench? I am your fantasy expert.
Two straight weeks of big days on offense for the Chicago Bears, but the defense floundered last week in the heat. Take my advice before setting your fantasy lineups!
28 points put up by the offense all in the second half, the ball is being spread around, but can we trust the defense against the Patriots. Here are your Chicago Bears fantasy starters.
Mitchell Trubisky: 670 yards passing, 9 tds, and only 1 int in the past two games Trubisky is on fire. Even more impressive he is completing over 70% of his passes 4th in the NFL. Trubisky is a real QB1 and can hopefully continue this pace. The Patriots are giving up over 265yards passing a game. He can always gain points rushing as well. Definitely a QB1 starter.
Tarik Cohen: They have unleashed the secret weapon, his name is Cohen. 295 total yards and two touchdowns over the past two games. This Patriots defense will try to make Trubisky beat them dinking and dunking, this means lots of passes to Cohen out of the backfield. The fumble last week was killer, but don’t let that scare you. Definitely a RB2 starter or Flex in PPR leagues.
Allen Robinson: If he is on your team start him. Robinson has found the end zone in two straight weeks. And still has the best chemistry with Trubisky. He is the number 1 WR in a passing offense, don’t give up on his upside. If he is your WR1 you are probably not undefeated in your league, but the red zone production is worth the start. Defenitely a WR2 or Flex starter.
There is lots to love about this Bears offense but there is one piece headed in the wrong direction…Here are your Chicago Bears fantasy sits.
Jordan Howard: This hurts. Full disclosure he is on my team. Also I am starting him. Then why Mark are you saying sit him? Easy I have no other options on my team, if I did, I’d sit him. This time in the Bears season isn’t where we will see big production from Howard. Don’t sell low on Howard, come late November into December his production will go back up. If you’re stuck like me we can only hope for red zone carries. Definitely a high risk RB2 starter.
Defense/Special Teams: Cody Parker is missing game winners, and the Brocketship tore the defense a new one last week. We don’t know the health of Khalil Mack’s ankle. This week its the GOAT they will be facing…God speed Bears.
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Don’t be shocked if Howard puts up good numbers, but he is trending down. And I don’t think Coach Nagy is going to force feed Howard just because. As for the defense, I believe they will play better, but Tom Brady will get his which means the upside on them this week is too low for a start.
Play’em at your own Risk
In deeper leagues I would start all of these guys. If your league is 10 or less hopefully you have more consistent options.
Taylor Gabriel/Trey Burton/Anthony Miller: These guys are all in the same bag. Each of them had a big week last week, but can you trust them as an every week starter? If you have other options and better match ups think hard about them. These decisions could make or break your week.
Most likely one or two of these players will have a good week, but it would rely on them getting into the end zone. Week 7 means making tough decisions, these 3 players present tough decisions.
The Bears offense has lots of weapons, trust Trubisky and Robinson week to week. I like the matchup for Cohen this week, but for all other players you’re on your own… As always hit me up on Twitter @MarkHespen and we can debate!