The Chicago Bears take on the Detroit Lions for the second time this season in Week 14. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 10. We’re taking a look at each Bears running back’s fantasy potential for the week ahead. For those debating whether to start or sit D’Onta Foreman or Roschon Johnson, we break down the best strategy for Week 14.
Khalil Herbert is not injured, but has seen a diminished role in recent weeks in the Bears backfield since returning from an ankle injury.
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Foreman missed last week’s game with an ankle injury, but is reportedly healthy and cleared to play this week. He didn’t see much yardage in his latest game, which was another matchup against the Lions, but he did score a touchdown.
He hasn’t seen much action as of late, and Foreman could be a good option to keep on the bench this week. The Bears have other options in Herbert and Johnson, and Foreman is no longer the clear leader of the pack. His ankle could also affect his production this week.
Johnson stepped up with Foreman sidelined against the Vikings and saw action in both the rushing and passing games. He finished with 10 carries for 35 yards and five receptions for 40 yards. Johnson has scored just once this season, but he could see an increased workload and responsibility this week as the Bears attempt to figure out their offensive woes.
Johnson had six carries for 30 yards the last time the Lions and Bears faced off, so if you start him, keep in mind that we could see a similar outcome this week. However, he should see a more involved role in the passing game and is a better option as a starter than Foreman.
Can you play both Foreman and Johnson in the same lineup?
The Bears’ offensive line is nowhere near successful enough for both of these RBs to start on the same lineup. One might have a good day against Detroit, but the Lions contained the rushing attack in their November matchup, and we shouldn’t expect a big day for both.