Brandon Braasch | September 23rd, 2019
It is time for some Monday Night Football. This week will be a lot better than last week’s game. Let’s be honest last weeks game was brutal. Watching Trevor Siemian and then Luke Falk play quarterback was not exciting. This game might not be as exciting as watching Patrick Mahomes, but at least Mitchell Trubisky and Case Keenum will do more than just dump the ball off to the running back. In a game where I expect there to be a good amount of fantasy points put up, let’s see who the best players are on this slate.
Mitchell Trubisky (10,400 DK | 14,500 FD)
Trubisky has disappointed pretty much everyone this year. However, do not be so quick to kick him to the curb. He started this way last year as well. It took him four weeks to get going before breaking through and throwing for six touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He finally has a good matchup. The Washington Redskins defense has given up 582 passing yards in the first two weeks. Look for Trubisky to keep the momentum going from his game-winning drive last week in Denver.
Taylor Gabriel (6,600 DK Captain | 4,4000 DK | 6,500 FD)
The Redskins secondary has allowed teams to succeed on deep balls this year. DeSean Jackson was able to score two touchdowns in week one. Both touchdowns were on plays of over 50 yards. Last week Devin Smith was able to do the same thing, breaking through for a 51-yard touchdown. Look for Gabriel to be the third receiver against the Redskins defense to sneak by the safety’s and catch a touchdown or two.
David Montgomery (9,400 DK | 12,500 FD)
Montgomery had a disappointing week one because he was not used as much as everyone expected. Last week versus the Denver Broncos he was able to run for 62 yards and a touchdown. I would not look at the yards as much as I would the carries. In week one, Montgomery had only six carriers then got 18 last week. With Trubisky struggling to start the year, look for the Bears to establish the run early and be a great flex player.
Chris Thompson (7,400 DK | 10,000 FD)
Thompson is not going to get points because of running the football. He is going to come in on passing downs and be the sneaky receiver out of the backfield that he has always been when healthy. Through the first two weeks of the season, Thompson has seen 18 targets catching 12 for 116 yards. In a game where I expect the Bears to be up early, look for Thompson to get going in the passing game.
Case Keenum (10,200 DK | 15,500 FD)
The Bears have one of the best run defenses in the NFL. I think the Bears will get their offense rolling and jump to an early lead. This is going to force Keenum to throw the ball all game long. The Bears’ defense has given up some passing yards this year. Joe Flacco threw 292 yards last week and Aaron Rodgers threw for 202 yards in week one. Even if Keenum starts off slow, look for him to rack up some late-game garbage time points.
Players to Avoid
Adrian Peterson (5,800 DK | 11,500 FD)
The only way Peterson has a good week is if he can find the end zone multiple times. I would not bank on this. The Bears have not allowed a rushing touchdown so far this year. They do not give up big chunk yards either. I would stay away from Peterson and not even think twice about it.
Mike Davis (1,800 DK | 6,500 FD)
Davis is not going to see the field much unless there is an injury. Somehow, Davis got five carries and six receptions in week one. Last week Davis had three carries and no receptions. I am sure he will not be on many people’s roster, to begin with. However, if you did think about it, here is your chance to take him out before he lays an egg for you.
The Bears offense finally starts rolling. Montgomery gets it started early with a couple of big plays. This opens up the play-action pass and Trubisky will finally look comfortable. The Bears offense stays rolling and the defense holds the Redskins to a 21-0 lead by halftime. Keenum will get it going in the second half and the Bears just run the ball and keep the clock moving. The Redskins score late and to make the final score 31-14.
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