Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins
Game Time: Monday, September 23 at 8:15pm ET
Spread: Washington +4
Mitchell Trubisky – The Bears offense looks completely out of sync through two weeks and Trubisky is yet to throw a touchdown pass. He has looked overwhelmed and not ready for this season. This will be his opportunity against the Redskins who have given up big numbers to Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott through two weeks. Sure, Trubisky isn’t nearly as good as either of those two, but he needs to get on track, and this will hopefully be the week.
David Montgomery – The lone bright spot last week against the Broncos was Montgomery, who wasn’t exactly great with 62 yards and a rushing touchdown, but he did get 18 carries to Tarik Cohen ’s four and Mike Davis' three. He was much better than he was in Week 1, and should just continue to improve and should be even better this week against Washington. He might be the only Bear that is worth starting at this point.
Tarik Cohen – The Broncos are one of the better defenses in football, but it still was a very disappointing game for Cohen as he ran for only 18 yards, and had just two catches for seven yards. He will almost always be better than this, but the way Chicago is playing right now there aren’t many opportunities for touchdowns. Cohen has some flex play consideration, but his stock is going in the wrong direction right now.
Allen Robinson – It might sound like a broken record, but almost everyone on the Bears played horribly last week. He still led the team with seven targets, but his four catches for 41 yards is far from awe inspiring. The Redskins have been giving up a lot through the air, so there’s reason to believe that Robinson could have a better week and is worth a WR3 spot in your starting lineups.
Trey Burton – Burton is hopefully still making it all the way back from injury and that is the explanation for his pathetic two-catch for five-yard performance in Denver. He certainly is best served as your TE2 right now and on your bench. He needs to get healthier and the Bears need to start performing like they are capable of.
Case Keenum – Washington looked more like they were expected to than they did in Week 1 and Keenum didn’t have a big first half like he did during the opening week. His 221 yards and two touchdowns weren’t awful, especially with no interceptions, but he just isn’t that good. The Bears defense should make him look as pedestrian as he is, and you would be a crazy person to play him in any fantasy league this week.
Adrian Peterson – With Derrius Guice out, the Redskins turned back to Adrian Peterson , who Head Coach Jay Gruden obviously isn’t a fan of. He wasn’t able to get anything going against the Cowboys with just 25 yards on ten carries. The Bears should keep him under 50 rushing yards as well, as they will beat him from pillar to post.
Chris Thompson – The Redskins never really give Thompson give him many carries, but he has value in PPR leagues as he was the second most targeted play on the Redskins offense. He isn’t a bad option in most weeks when he is healthy, but Washington isn’t going to score much or at all this week and should be avoided in Week 3.
Terry McLaurin – It is just two weeks, but McLaurin is starting to look like the real deal. He had another touchdown on Sunday, and has nearly 200 receiving yards on the short season. This will be the ultimate test against perhaps the best defense in football, and if he can score again, he will be an every week WR2. You can start McLaurin and hope for the best, but it could be a risk.
Trey Quinn – Quinn has two straight games with four catches, but they have been short and he hasn’t been able to rack up the yardage. He isn’t someone you should look to use this week, but certainly someone to keep your eyes on in coming weeks.
Summary: This is the battle of two struggling offenses, so it will likely come down to the defense. Chicago easily wins that one, and Mitch Trubisky is better than what he has done so far this season. David Montgomery takes the next step towards being the man in the backfield and has his first 100 yard game. Bears take care of business on Monday night.
Prediction: Bears 21- Redskins 13