Chicago Bears Fantasy Football: Best starts/sits for Week 3 vs Browns
By Nick Skrip
The Bears’ Week 2 win over the Bengals was a real-life positive that unfortunately was not the same for fantasy football purposes. With a lead for most of the game, the Chicago Bears only threw 24 passing attempts, which capped the ceiling for fantasy football scoring.
Not a single Bear finished inside the top-20 for their position in fantasy, making it a tough week if you started one of them in your lineup — especially if you needed a big push. Let’s take a look at how the Bears players did for fantasy football purposes in Week 2 vs. the Bengals, and then project forward to Week 3 vs. the Browns. All scoring noted is for PPR (points per receptions leagues) leagues and the weekly finish for the position noted is from the FantasyPros website.
Chicago Bears Week 2 Fantasy Football Review: Quarterbacks & Running Backs
- Andy Dalton: 8.74 fantasy points / QB28 for the week.
Andy Dalton went 9-for-11 through the air for 56 passing yards and a touchdown. He rushed twice for 25 yards.
- Justin Fields: 3.5 fantasy points / QB34 for the week.
Justin Fields finished 6-for-13 for 60 passing yards and an interception. He rushed the ball 10 times for 31 yards.
The rookie ended up coming in for the veteran, who got banged up in this one. The Bears only attempted 24 total passes in a game they had the lead in, which did not help their pass-catchers generate big days. The combination of managing this game, and the quarterbacks splitting time, meant nothing fantasy-relevant here.
- David Montgomery: 10.9 fantasy points / RB24 for the week.
David Montgomery carried the ball 20 times for 61 yards (3.1 yard average) and also caught three passes for 18 yards. The Chicago Bears in general did not have many long drives, which in turn meant less production out of Montgomery.
For fantasy football, this performance did not destroy your team but it definitely did not help from an RB you expect to score as a top 10 to 15 running back weekly. One positive note was that Damien Williams only had four total touches, which should give you confidence moving forward that the former Chief is just an RB handcuff and not a running back that will take much away from Montgomery.