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How to handle Mitchell Trubisky, David Blough in Week 13 fantasy football on Thanksgiving

If you’re thinking of starting either of these QBs on Thursday, well, I don’t know what to tell you. Let’s break down whether you should play or fade them anyway.

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky passes the football in the second half against the New York Giants at Soldier Field.  Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE: Jeff Driskel is active, but expected to be the backup.

If you’re reading this article, well, tough times, huh? I was originally going to tell you to not play Jeff Driskel, but now I’m here to tell you to not play David Blough. Reports are out that Blough will start with Driskel dealing with the hamstring injury. The undrafted rookie would be starting his first NFL game if NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is accurate (which he normally is). On the flip side, Mitchell Trubisky will face a team that, well, just lost to Washington. So that sort of puts him in a decent position? Either way, I can’t imagine wanting to play either of these guys but I’ll humor everyone for the time being.

Fantasy Football Analysis: QBs in Bears vs. Lions

So since we don’t really know what to expect from Blough, I can’t really recommend playing him against one of the top defenses in the NFL. Trubisky could barely defeat the New York Giants, who had lost six in a row, at Soldier Field in a very important game for the Bears’ playoff hopes. This game is equally as important against a divisional rival with Chicago 5-6 and with the Bears’ playoff chances dwindling. Trubisky got outplayed by rookie QB Daniel Jones despite getting the win, throwing two INTs. Like Driskel, Trubisky’s legs saved his fantasy day (18 rushing yards and a TD).

So again, you’re fading both of these guys this week. I always mention playing it safe with Thursday games and this is no different. You don’t want to put yourself in a hole by playing a bad QB in fantasy football. At this point, after last week, both QBs should be firmly placed on waivers for the remainder of the season. There are going to be better streaming options and if you’re starting Driskel or Mitch, my god, figure it out.

Start/Sit Recommendation

Bench both.