If you’re a Bears fan who plays Fantasy Football, you might want to align your interests. If you’re looking to put a few of your favorite players onto your team, here are five options that you should consider:
Defense isn’t an early-round, high-priority pick. However, one thing is clear this year: the Bears’ defense is the best pick, and it isn’t particularly close. On a recent survey of drafts so far this season, the Chicago defense is going 20 picks before the next team off the board.
It all makes logical sense. The Bears are going to get a lot of sacks, interceptions, recovered fumbles. While it would be tough to improve on last year, I wouldn’t rule out how many takeaways a secondatry with Eddie Jackson, Kyle Fuller, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, and Prince Amukamara can rack up.
Most importantly, the unit has emerged from the offseason with no real weaknesses. They aren’t going to surrender a lot of points nor allow long drives.
*David Montgomery *
Let’s start with the caveats. One, Montgomery is a rookie who has played a total of one partial quarter in the preseason. Two, coach Matt Nagy likes to spread the ball around and seems mostly uninterested in producing a 1,200-yard running back. Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis will also get their fair share of carries.
With that out of the way, here’s the argument for Montgomery.
One, he’s speedy. With breakaway potential, there’s a good chance he’ll top 100 yards in a game a few times this season mostly due to one or two big plays.
Two, he’s a bowling ball. At 5-10 and 222 pounds, Montgomery is the biggest of Chicago’s running back trio. He should get a significant share of goal-line carries. So, he may end the season with double-digit touchdowns.
*Allen Robinson II *
In most leagues, Robinson is the first Bears player off the board. As the team’s No. 1 option at receiver, it’s safe to assume that he will lead the team in targets and catches. The big question is if that will result in more yards and touchdowns.
Robinson has been an elite fantasy receiver before. In 2015, he caught 80 passes for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns. He’s at full health for the first time since 2016. If the offense takes a step up in terms of production, that could change Robinson from the guy who caught 55 passes for 754 yards in 2018 to something more like 70 passes and 1,000 yards.
*Mitchell Trubisky *
Trubisky is slightly undervalued at the moment, being taken after a few quarterbacks who had statistically inferior seasons last year. Trubisky posted solid numbers last season, and if he shows the “steady incremental progress” that Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace have talked about, Trubisky will sit firmly in the upper half of quarterbacks.
*Anthony Miller *
If it weren’t for a recent ankle injury that has held him out of practice, Miller would likely be inching up draft boards. He was productive as a rookie, especially in the first 10 games. He caught 29 passes for 398 yards and six touchdowns during those weeks. It’s important to remember that Miller battled a shoulder injury for the entire season.
If Miller can recover quickly, he’ll be the Bears’ third receiving option, with a bullet. In recent years, players in Miller’s mold, sub-six-foot speed demons, have been fantasy gold. It’s possible that Miller will emerge as a Tyler Lockett/T.Y. Hilton-type option.
The regular season is almost here, which means fantasy football is about to start as well! With drafts around the country every day, pick one of these Bears-themed team names.