As the Chicago Bears’ 2020 season continues to trend in the wrong direction, the team has turned back to its former starting quarterback: Mitch Trubisky. The decision comes after Nick Foles, the Bears’ starter for the majority of the year, suffered a hip injury during a Week 10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Any change under center will necessarily affect that offense’s receivers, though whether Trubisky’s return represents a downgrade remains an open question.
Fantasy Football analysis: Bears WRs Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney, Anthony Miller
Despite dealing with some of the NFL’s poorest quarterback play for the umpteenth year, Allen Robinson finds himself on pace for arguably his best season since arriving in Chicago. Robinson has few dud performances in 2020 and has typically played well against the Bears’ opponent this Sunday, the Green Bay Packers. Even with Trubisky tossing him passes, Robinson should have plenty of opportunities to do damage against a struggling Packers defense.
The outlook doesn’t seem as rosy for rookie Darnell Mooney. After a surprisingly hot start to 2020, the Tulane product has seen his yardage and scoring output dip each of the past three games. Some of that relates to the play of Foles, but the Bears offense doesn’t produce enough targets to adequately support more than a few receivers from a fantasy perspective. Mooney could carve out a niche in Chicago at some point, but he hasn’t done so yet.
Meanwhile, Anthony Miller’s play fluctuates more than any other receiver on the team. At times, he has demonstrated the ability to take over games and provide clutch receptions such as his game-winning touchdown in the season opener. However, those moments have not occurred frequently enough, and his drops and mental lapses have cost the Bears greatly. Worse, he comes off a terrible game in which he turned seven targets into just two catches for 28 yards.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Robinson as a WR2.
Sit Mooney and Miller.