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What to do with Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller on Thursday Night Football

The Bears passing game has seen a tiny spark of late, will Mitchell Trubisky be able to help his receivers to fantasy triumph?

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson before the game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High.  Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Allen Robinson has been excellent this season, ranking 14th in in wide receiver fantasy points despite playing on a run-oriented team with a middling quarterback. He’s hit double-digit fantasy points in all but three games, and with Taylor Gabriel out, he’s had two of his best games over the last two weeks.

Gabriel’s absence has also helped Anthony Miller, who has seen 11, 9, and 13 targets over his last three games, catching 21 for 271 yards. Gabriel wasn’t out for all three of those games, so it looks like Miller was getting a bump in work before Gabriel’s concussion.

Fantasy football analysis: Chicago Bears WRs Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller

Tonight the Bears take on a Cowboy’s pass defense that ranks 23rd in DVOA, but they have held opposing receivers to the seventh-fewest fantasy points. They are weakest in the slot, as their outside corners are their strength. Both Robinson and Miller get work out of the slot, with Miller getting the most, but both will see targets lined up from there.

It also looks like Taylor Gabriel will miss this game with a concussion, and the stats look great for Robinson when Gabriel has missed: 7/77 (9 targets), 7/97/2 (9), 10/87/1 (16), 6/131/1 (10), 8/86/1 (12) according to NFL.com’s Graham Barfield.

Miller also should continue to see extra targets with Gabriel out and no tight end of consequence healthy. And his slot position should also help him find easier coverage in a game Dallas is favored, which should push Mitch Trubisky to throw more than his average.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Start Miller.

Start Robinson.