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Chicago Bears fantasy preview

Who to target and avoid in fantasy football from the Chicago Bears. 

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Warren Sharp’s Strength of Schedule: Warren Sharp projects the Chicago Bears to face the NFL’s 7th-softest slate of defenses in 2019, with a particularly favorable slate of opposing pass-defenses.

Must Draft

Mitchell Trubisky’s open field rushing ability was so good in 2018, it prompted Evan Silva to declare that Trubisky could operate as an NFL running back, on one of his regular podcast appearances. Having a full season of the Matt Nagy offense under his belt and a fully rehabbed Allen Robinson make both of them Must Draft’s heading into 2019.

The Bears front office traded up in April’s Draft to select running back David Montgomery—an act typically avoided by forward-thinking front offices like Chicago’s but indicative of the value placed on him. Offseason reports have consistently told us that Nagy has loved what he’s seen from Montgomery and confirmed his intention to use Montgomery as an every-down bell cow in the upcoming season.

Good Values

Anthony Miller suffered a shoulder dislocation and torn labrum on September 23rd of 2018. Last year’s rookie missed just one game, then went on to score 6 of his 7 touchdowns, playing with a sling on his injured arm. The second-year player is fully recovered and ready to take the next step in his development.

The acquisition of David Montgomery pours water on any hope of Tarik Cohen assuming the lion’s share of backfield touches. His garners a PPR-worthy FLEX consideration though.

Monitor

Trey Burton has proven to be a low-ceiling Boom/Bust touchdown scorer and should continue such an output.

Avoid

Taylor Gabriel and Mike Davis