2019 Chicago Bears Team Outlook
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Bears Offense Outlook
The growth of the Bears' defense allows Chicago to become more balanced on offense. They ran the ball 47.8 percent of the time in 2018, which was helped by having a running QB. The foundation of this offense does also have some explosives in the passing game when Mitchell Trubisky makes a further step forward.
QB Mitchell Trubisky, CHI - Sleeper (undervalued)
Update 12/29/19After playing better over four games (1,308 combined yards with ten TDs), Trubisky was a no show in Week 16 (157/0) vs. the Chiefs at home. He has only one impact game (35.50 FPPG) while passing for fewer than 255 yards in ten of his 13 contests. In Week 4, Trubisky left his matchup vs. the Vikings early with a right shoulder. Minnesota pushed up to 10th in QB defense (18.47 FPPG) after holding opponents to 20.0 Fantasy points or fewer in ten games. The Vikings have some injuries on defense, but it appears they will rest some starters in Week 17 based on the change in the betting point spread. Not ideal on the road.
QB Chase Daniel, DET - Solid/Safe Pick
Update 10/04/19Daniel came off the bench to help lead the Bears to a big win vs. the Vikings. He passed for 195 yards and one TD with success in his completion rate (73.3). After four games, the Bears’ QBs only have 783 passing yards with four TDs while gaining only 5.8 yards per pass attempt. Oakland struggled in Week 2 vs. the Chiefs (443/4). They held the Vikings (174/1) and the Colts (189/2) to short yards passing over the previous two weeks while showing risk defending the run over this span (70/399/4). The Bears want to run the ball while playing good defense. Daniels can’t have any upside if Oakland can’t score over 20 points.
RB David Montgomery, CHI - Sleeper (undervalued)
Update 12/29/19When 2019 is over, Montgomery will fail to live up to expectations along with many of the Bears’ offensive players. Heading into Week 17, he has 961 combined yards with six TDs and 25 catches while averaging 16.3 touches per game. Montgomery gains only 3.5 yards per rush with two games of value (24.70 and 22.60 Fantasy points). The Vikings held him to 67 combined yards with three catches on 24 touches in Week 4. Minnesota drifted back to 11th RB defense (22.10 FPPG) after struggling in two of their previous four games (47.50 and 38.30 Fantasy points). Tough to trust, but the Vikings don’t have anything to play for in Week 17.
RB Tarik Cohen, CHI - Solid/Safe Pick
Update 12/29/19Cohen should catch more balls than 2018 (71 – 70 in 2019), but his lost value in yards per rush (3.2 – 4.5 in 2018) and yards per catch (5.9 – 10.2 in 2018). He only has 605 combined yards after 15 games compared to his success in 2018 (1,169 combined yards). Cohen ranks 28th in RB scoring (9.91 FPPG) in PPR leagues with no impact games. In Week 4, Cohen scored 9.80 Fantasy points vs. the Vikings. RBs have 70 catches for 542 yards and four TDs in 99 targets against Minnesota. Less than a flier with an underachieving resume in 2019.
RB Mike Davis, CAR - Deep-league Only
In 2018, Davis had his best opportunity in his four years in the NFL. He gained 728 combined yards with five TDs and 34 catches while setting a career high in his yards per rush (4.6). Over his first three years in the league, Mike gained 542 combined yards with 25 catches and one TD. Davis will compete with incoming rookie David Montgomery for the lead role for Chicago. More of insurance than a targeted piece to the puzzle.
WR Allen Robinson, CHI - Solid/Safe Pick
Update 12/29/19The Bears looked Robinson’s way 12 times last week, but he only caught six balls for 53 yards while missing on a long TD after an overthrown ball by Mitchell Trubisky. Robinson played well over his previous five games (32/443/4 on 56 targets) while adding three other contests of value (7/102, 7/97/2, and 10/87/1) earlier in the season. The Vikings held him to seven catches for 77 yards in Week 4. Minnesota slipped to 27th in WR defense (38.97 FPPG – 215/2564/18 on 321 targets). Seven WRs gained over 100 yards vs. the Vikings (Davante Adams – 7/106, Danny Amendola – 8/105, Tyreek Hill – 6/140/1, Amari Cooper – 11/147/1, Randall Cobb – 6/106/1, Courtland Sutton – 5/113, and Davante Adams – 13/116). Minnesota will rest their starters, which helps the chances of Robinson in this matchup.