Chicago Bears Fantasy Football: Best starts/sits for Week 3 vs Browns

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Chicago Bears Week 3 Fantasy Football Preview: Considerations and Fades


  • Darnell Mooney:

The 15 targets across the first two games is an encouraging sign for Darnell Mooney, showing consistent involvement. Neither week has resulted in a huge performance though that should make him a “Must Start” for the week. There has been issues with Mooney’s utilization as a vertical threat due to either the quality of the quarterback from last year, or the depth of the throws this year.

Justin Fields profiles as a player with a big arm, which can mean some big plays for Mooney resulting in useful fantasy production. Playing Mooney in Justin Fields’ first start would mean slotting him into your FLEX position, and would be dependent on who else you have.

  • Justin Fields:

I talked a lot about both Justin Fields and the dual-threat QB for fantasy in my Justin Fields fantasy preview article earlier this year. As stated there, rushing yards are typically worth .1 fantasy points in comparison to the .04 for passing yards which combined can mean big things.

I do believe Justin Fields will be a great fantasy asset to have because of his dual-threat abilities but the question for playing him comes down to

  1. Hesitations in his starting debut vs. a solid team and
  2. What quarterback do you roster that you would sit him for.

You are not sitting Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Dak Prescott, Kyler Murray and other elite QB’s this week, but if your other QB you roster is one who has not been all that great then maybe starting Fields is a shot to take.


  • Cole Kmet:

I do still think Cole Kmet is a potential TE sleeper who can break out if he continus to get targets, increase his yardage and score but we have et to see this all. The Fields-Kmet connection is one to pay attention to though. Be patient with Kmet on your bench this week and roll with a more proven option for fantasy purposes.

  • Damien Williams: 

You may potentially be rostering Williams as a handcuff for David Montgomery in the event that Monty would miss any time. With Montgomery fully healthy, there is no need to play Williams at all.

  • Marquise Goodwin, Damiere Byrd, Tarik Cohen, Jimmy Graham, Breshad Perriman: 

No need to even roster these players right now.