What Does Mitchell Trubisky Mean For Daily Fantasy Values of His Offensive Teammates
What Does Mitchell Trubisky Mean For Daily Fantasy Values of His Offensive Teammates?
Mike Glennon knew his time was going to be short when the Bears traded a boatload of picks to move up one slot to take Mitchell Trubisky in the draft. After Trubisky looked excellent during the preseason, many thought Glennon would start the season on the bench.
But John Fox gave him a shot, and in Week One against the Falcons, it looked like a smart call. Fast forward to Thursday night’s game where Glennon committed four turnovers in an ugly 35-14 loss, and the hook had to be imminent.
As it turns out—it was. ESPN and other media outlets began reporting Monday afternoon that Trubisky is getting the start in Week Five.
The question now is
What the change will mean for the daily fantasy values of the Bears offensive players.
For now, fans and daily fantasy players shouldn’t expect anything. Mike Glennon will obviously have no value going forward. None of the wideouts have been especially impressive so far, this year, and not because of Glennon. They lead the league in dropped passes, so far, this season with 9.4 percent.
However, if there is anyone that could see an uptick in value immediately it is Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. The Bears have been doing a good job of running the ball this season (4.6 yards/carry; seventh in the NFL). The best way to make life a little easier for a young quarterback is to establish a running game.
But teams are likely going to stack the box to stop the run and force Trubisky to beat them. The question will then become whether the Bears offensive line can impose their will and keep the run game alive.
And the verdict is…
So—what impact will Mitchell Trubisky have on the daily fantasy value of his teammates? The only players worth paying attention to when Glennon was playing were the running backs, Howard and Cohen. Going forward, that will still be the case.
Tarik Cohen could end up becoming his favorite target. He already has nearly as many yards receiving (150) as rushing (181), and only six more carries than receptions.
Howard will definitely see the ball more, but it is not hard to imagine Cohen being more productive in the passing game. As for Trubisky, wait a couple of games before even thinking about starting him. Check out my article on Dalvin Cook and what if, if any RB plays are there from the Vikings.
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