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What to do with Bears D/ST, Lions D/ST

With a low projected total, are both defensive units in play? We break down the fantasy football start/sit considerations on Thanksgiving.

Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack takes the field before a game against the Chargers at Soldier Field. Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

The Bears had some monster showings early in the season, but have really regressed to an average fantasy unit since Week 5. On the flip side, the Lions have posted two negative scores this season and can really set you back against your opponent.

Even with the negative performances, the Lions did record a season-high five sacks against the Bears in Week 10, giving them a decent floor. Mitch Trubisky is known to be erratic, but he did complete 70% of his passes in that Week 10 matchup. Still, Trubisky has a 10 to 6 TD/INT ratio on the season, leaving much to be desired of the former No. 2 overall pick.

The Bears, on the other hand, could be facing undrafted free agent QB David Blough with backup Jeff Driskel dealing with a hamstring injury. The backup is expected to be limited all for another practice and will likely be a game-time decision. There’s a ton to like here and Chicago’s defensive unit should show out in a prime time spot.

Fantasy Football Analysis:

With DraftKings Sportsbook placing a meager 38.5 total for this game, there’s a lot to like about using a defense from this game. I’m more apt to suggest the Chicago unit, but it’s been dropped in season-long formats given the name value. You can try and stream the Detroit D, but just temper the expectations.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation:

Start Chicago D/ST and Detroit D/ST