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How to watch, what to watch for Bears vs. Titans in Week 9

The Bears and Titans face off in Week 9 of the 2020 NFL season. We break down how to watch the game, odds for the matchup, key injuries, and notable fantasy football start/sit considerations.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill #17 of the Tennessee Titans looks to make a pass play as Ty Sambrailo #70 of the Tennessee Titans blocks Carl Lawson #58 of the Cincinnati Bengals in the second quarter of the game at Paul Brown Stadium on November 01, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The Tennessee Titans and the Chicago Bears are both looking to end a two-game losing skid. But only one team will do so this Sunday in Nashville.

The Titans (5-2) gave up a season-high 31 points last Sunday against the Bengals. Derrick Henry did his thing, romping for 112 yards and a score on 18 carries. A.J. Brown scored for the fourth consecutive week, but he was held to just 24 yards on four catches. Instead, it was Corey Davis who paced Tennessee’s receiving corps; he put up a 8-128-1 line on 10 targets.

The Bears (5-3) lost at home to the Saints in the final two minutes of overtime, 26-23. Quarterback Nick Foles didn’t play particularly well, but his final numbers — 272 yards, two touchdowns and on interception with a 68.3 completion rate — look decent enough. He was helped out by running back David Montgomery, who ran for a season-high 89 yards on 21 carries. No. 1 wideout Allen Robinson was solid yet again, catching six of seven targets for 87 yards and scoring for the first time since Week 4.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, Nov. 8
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Channel: FOX
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Bears: #18 Overall — #27 offense, #6 defense, #21 special teams
Titans: #13 Overall — #4 offense, #20 defense, #31 special teams

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Bears: +5.5, +200
Titans: -5.5, -230
Total: 46.5

Fantasy football start/sit advice


Allen Robinson, WR, $6,900

It’s probably worth paying up for Robinson yet again, who is as steady as they come. He has reached double-digit DraftKings points in all but one game this season and he has reached 70 yards in all but two. He should be a PPR dream this week against a Titans defense that has given up the second-most receptions and the second-most DraftKings points per game to wideouts.

Jimmy Graham, TE, $3,800

After scoring four times in the season’s first five games, Graham has been held out of the end zone over the past three weeks. However, he is still seeing a useful target share, and the Titans have been below average at defending tight ends this year.


Corey Davis, WR, $5,900

Davis has been targeted 10 times in each game since returning from the league’s COVID/IR a couple of weeks ago. He scored in each game as well. However, the Bears have the fourth-best opponent rank against WRs, so Davis may be worth shying away from at his most expensive price this year.

Jonnu Smith, TE, $3,900

With Davis back in the fold, Smith’s production has fallen rapidly. He has scored just 8.1 DraftKings points combined over the past three games, causing his price to likewise fall $1,300 since Week 6. He was targeted only twice against the Bengals but did play more than 80 percent of the snaps for the first time since Week 5, so it’s not like he is being limited by an injury, although he did hurt his quad a couple of weeks ago. It’s tough to say why Smith has vanished from this offense, but the Bears can be had by opposing tight ends, and he carries some value as only the 12th-most expensive tight end on the slate.