This Monday night brings us a big divisional matchup from the NFC North. The Chicago Bears will be hosting the Minnesota Vikings. The Bears are in much need of a win after coming into this game off of three straight losses. The Vikings are winners of two straight and looking to continue their winning streak. Both teams are still in contention for the playoffs and need a huge win against a division rival. Let’s check out the top players for this Monday night matchup.
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Nick Foles (DK Captain $14,700 | FD $13,500)
Foles has struggled with turnovers this season and the offense has not looked very great. The offense has struggled but Foles still gets his yards and touchdown opportunities. A big part of the offensive struggles have been the offensive line and run game. David Montgomery is out for tonight’s game and with Ryan Nall, as the number one running back Foles will be leaned on even more in this game. The Vikings defense has also allowed quarterbacks to throw for 3 or more touchdowns in four out of nine games this season. The cards are lined up right for Foles to have a good fantasy game.
Darnell Mooney (DK $6,600 | FD $8,500)
Mooney has put up very solid numbers in his rookie season this year. Allen Robinson is questionable and if he ends up being limited or out, Mooney will see an uptick in targets. Last week he saw 11 targets and has had at least 40 receiving yards in his last three games. Mooney gets a good matchup against the Vikings defense. Their defense has allowed 16 touchdowns in nine games to wide receivers and 191 yards per game. Look for Mooney to keep his good rookie season going on Monday night.
Jimmy Graham (DK $7,200 | FD $9,500)
Graham has been one of Fole’s favorite targets this season. He has seen five-plus targets in every game with Foles this season. He is touchdown-dependent for FanDuel but with Graham being top five in red-zone targets he should see some touchdown opportunities. The bad news for Graham is the Vikings defense has only allowed three touchdowns to tight ends this season. However, they have all came in the last four weeks. Look for Graham to find the end zone again in this matchup.
Dan Bailey (DK $4,000 | FD $9,000)
Bailey is a solid value play with a high floor. He should be able to score 8-10 fantasy points. The Bears defense has been great this season. However, they often bend but don’t break and that leads to plenty of field goal opportunities. The Bears have allowed on average the most field goals per game in the NFL. They have allowed 25 total in their nine games this season. Look for the Vikings to move the ball in between the 20s and have their drives stall out forcing them to rely on Bailey to kick field goals.