In this piece we will look at the last few Chicago Bears to keep an eye on this fantasy football season.
The Bears are currently in preparation for opening day. The Bears acquired a few key players this off-season and we will see a few in this article. Fantasy football is a professional sport to many people out there. As the NFL season approaches, that means that fantasy football season will be in full swing as well. This is another guide that will prove to be successful as you start making your mock draft spreadsheets.
Players to Grab this Fantasy Football Season:
Victor Cruz-WR: It was only a matter of time before we started talking about Cruz, right? The former New York Giant wideout is set to begin life in Chicago. According to ESPN, Cruz has something to prove this season. I tend to agree with ESPN’s article, Cruz is 30 years old this season. This may be Victor Cruz’s last chance to prove to the NFL community that he is still a valuable NFL player. I expect Cruz to fully strive in his new environment with the Bears. In deeper leagues, do not be afraid to pick him up late as a WR3 or WR4.
Mitch Trubisky-QB: This may come as a bit of a surprise, but I believe Trubisky will be starting for the Chicago Bears sometime this season. The 2nd overall pick has quickness, speed, and an outstanding feel for the pocket collapsing. The rookie may not be getting the opening day start, but this is a player to watch. Rather than drafting Trubisky, I would pay close attention to waiver wires. When his number is called I would not hesitate to grab him.
Players to Avoid this Fantasy Football Season:
Zach Miller-TE: Last year Miller had a very impressive start, but dealt with a foot injury during the second half of the year. There is also no guarantee that the tight end job is a lock for Miller. The Chicago Bears drafted Adam Shaheen in the 2nd round of this years draft. Shaheen is a 6’6 280lb tight end and figures to give Miller a run for his money. I would personally look for a tight end with a higher upside than Miller has.
Chicago Bears-Defense: The Chicago Bears are coming off a brutal year when it came to stopping the run. The Bears ranked 27th in rushing defense, but ranked 7th in passing defense. I see the inability to stop the run continuing in 2017. However, I do expect the pass defense to have another good year, especially with the additions this off-season. Tread carefully when thinking about picking the Bears as your fantasy football defense.
Sleeper Pick this Fantasy Football Season:
Markus Wheaton-WR: A shoulder injury kept Wheaton out for all, but 3 games last year. The 2 previous years he put up close to 1,400 yards. Expect the former Steeler to be a big contributor this year for the Bears. As long as he can stay healthy, 800 yards and 5+ touchdowns is not out of the question. If you are in need of a late WR, do not be afraid to grab him. Wheaton is only 26 and still has time to grow into a premier WR, why not this year?