Sunday update: Chicago is under a storm warning throughout Sunday, with strong wind gusts projected. However, weather is still looking relatively calm for Monday evening. Each of these receivers remains a risky bet considering volume, but the absence of RB David Montgomery could put each of them in line for an increased target share. ESPN Fantasy Football projects Anthony Miller and Darnell Mooney at 7.7 and 9.0 fantasy points, respectively, even given the favorable matchup versus a weak Minnesota secondary.
The Bears wide receivers have a favorable matchup this weekend as they take on the Minnesota Vikings defense, which has allowed the sixth most fantasy points to the position so far this season. As the second and third wide receivers in the Chicago lineup are Darnell Mooney or Allen Robinson worthy of a spot in your starting lineup this weekend? We break down the fantasy analysis below.
Fantasy Football analysis: Bears WRs Anthony Miller, Darnell Mooney
Darnell Mooney is currently averaging 8.6 fantasy points per game, and has received an average of six targets per game. The Bears are expected to be passing early and often this weekend, leaving plenty of work to go around. Mooney provides a decent floor due to his consistent workload, but is touchdown dependent to have a truly solid fantasy day. Mooney may be considered a low end flex play in deeper leagues, but for the most part he can be left on the bench in Week 10.
Miller has a similar outlook as Mooney in that he has a plus matchup but his fantasy upside is capped by a consistent but small target share. He is averaging 8.3 points and 5.6 targets per game. Like Mooney, he can be considered a low end flex, but nothing more. He should remain on the bench in standard leagues.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Sit Darnell Mooney
Sit Anthony Miller