Game day update: Outside of Allen Robinson, it is hard to trust any other Bears WRs in fantasy football this season. Rookie Darnell Mooney has big play ability, but he’s only had one double-digit fantasy performance — 12.9 against the New Orleans Saints in Week 8. Coincidentally, that was Mooney best outing this season.
Lastly, when it comes to Anthony Miller, he has 10 receptions (21 targets) for 115 yards in the Bears’ last three games. That is not good production at all for a wide receiver, who had a lot of promise coming out of Memphis. This week, they’ll face a Lions defense that got absolutely destroyed by the Houston Texans on Thanksgiving. ESPN projects Robinson to score 10.6 fantasy points, while Mooney and Miller to score 6.3 and 4.8 points.
The Chicago Bears may have their problems at quarterback these days, but at least whoever winds up under center— Trubisky gets the call this week —they’ll have a decent collection of receivers to throw to. But for fantasy football purposes, it’s Allen Robinson who’s head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to production.
Fantasy Football analysis: Bears WRs Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, Darnell Mooney
Last week against the Packers Robinson was targeted 13 times, catching eight passes for 74 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Robinson regularly gets nine targets or more, regardless of who’s playing quarterback, which is a big boost to his fantasy value.
Mooney was targeted nine times last week, but he only caught three for 34 yards. Despite a reasonable target share, he’s only topped 50 yards in a game twice this season. Miller’s had 13 targets over the last two games, but he’s only caught five passes and failed to break 30 yards in either outing.
Detroit’s banged up secondary opens up some real opportunity for Chicago’s receivers. The obvious choice here is Robinson, who I’d take as a WR1 this week. Miller might be worth a flyer this week, given the matchup, but only as a WR3 or Flex player.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Start Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller. Sit Darnell Mooney.