SoFi Stadium and the Rams welcome the hot Chicago Bears in Week 7. The Bears are coming off a solid enough win over the Carolina Panthers in Week 6. While the Rams had a tough divisional loss to the 49ers.
The Bears are one of the most interesting teams in the league right now. Khalil Mack and the defense have seemingly gotten better each week. They were a big problem for Teddy Bridgewater and the Panthers offense last week and are sure to present key difficulties for the Rams this week.
The Rams are in an interesting situation as a team. They’re 4-2 and clearly not in peril when it comes to overall season outlook, but there was a decent amount to be concerned about in the loss to the 49ers. The defense and offense struggled in key areas. The offense couldn’t convert third downs effectively and went one of three in the red zone. The defense had no sacks or turnovers and struggled to put pressure on the Niners.
Date: Monday, Oct. 26
Time: 8:15 p.m. EST
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Bears: #14 Overall — #26 offense, #5 offense, #24 special teams
Rams: #9 Overall — #5 offense, #13 defense, #27 special teams
Bears: +6, +215
Rams: -6, -250
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Bears Defense, $3,000
The Bears defense appears to be coming into its own lately. With their most recent performance against the Panthers, they’re certainly a must start now. As Khalil Mack continues to heat up and provide pressure on opposing offenses, the Bears defensive productivity should continue to improve.
Jimmy Graham, TE, $5,300
Despite my best efforts to write Graham off, he continues to be a well targeted option for whoever is starting at QB for the Bears. His four touchdowns so far this year and consistent receptions make up for a lack of yards that should improve.
Darrell Henderson Jr., RB, $5,500
Until Jared Goff proves out he can be consistently effective for the Rams offense, Henderson should get some more work. The Rams RB has been averaging 4.8 yards per carry and scored three times on the ground this year. The only concern you should have is against an improving Bears defense, he could suffer at first.
Rams Defense, $3,600
The Rams defense continues to be impressive. They’re a top five scoring defense, only allowing 19 points per game, and a top five defense in terms of yards allowed per game. Going up against one of the worst teams in terms of offensive yards per game should make you feel better. Its doubtful the Rams have another week of no sacks or turnovers.