It’s been a roller coaster of a season for Mitchell Trubisky, and a disappointing one for those who drafted him for their fantasy football teams. However, after being benched in Week 11 during an awful performance, Trubisky has put forth two solid efforts in the following weeks with 18.9 points against the New York Giants and 23.9 points against the Detroit Lions. Can Trubisky continue his upward trend against the Dallas Cowboys?
Fantasy Football Analysis: Chicago Bears Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky
Coming into Week 14, Trubisky is the 25th ranked fantasy football quarterback in ESPN standard leagues, averaging a measly 12.7 points per game. Despite two recent outings with decent numbers, this is not a week where Trubisky is likely to move up in the ranks.
Though the Cowboys are without a true shutdown cornerback, they have played well as a unit against the pass. They are the 8th ranked pass defense on the season, allowing an average of 215 passing yards per game. The Cowboys seem to struggle most with mobile QBs, as they have allowed over 50 rushing yards to both Jeff Driskel and Daniel Jones in recent weeks. Unfortunately, Trubisky has yet to eclipse 20 yards rushing on the season and will be unlikely to capitalize on this weakness.
Despite a recent uptick in chemistry with wide receivers Anthony Miller and Allen Robinson, Trubisky has still been susceptible to errant throws leading to costly turnovers. Look for the Bears to attack the Cowboys on the ground, where they have the most vulnerability, especially as they are without starting linebacker Leighton Vander Esch this week.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Sit in standard leagues.