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These contests are intended to be fun as you’re watching the game. It’s incredibly difficult to get a real edge as there are so few options and in MME contests there are often many duplicate lineups. One play or one penalty can change the entire outcome of the game.
This article is going to have a heavy DraftKings lean simply because the decision making process is more interesting with the Captain having a salary premium to correspond with the scoring premium. On FanDuel, the pricing is the same for both MVP and flex, so just play either a quarterback or running back in that spot. There are scenarios where a wide receiver can pay off, but it’s difficult with it being the 0.5 per reception.
It seems like we have had some bad offenses the last several weeks and this game is no different. The Bears rank dead last in the NFL in terms of total offense at just 264 yards per game, and now with David Montgomery looking like he will be back (more on that later), there are not a lot of great options on the Chicago side of the ball. The Bears are projected to score 17 points in this game, so there will be points scored, but identifying them will be the tricky part. Justin Fields can be electric with his legs, the wide receivers are a bit of a mess with Allen Robinson struggling mightily and Darnell Mooney who has been inconsistent throughout the season.
The running back position is the most interesting as if David Montgomery is active, this is a tough one to determine as both he and Khalil Herbert are both priced as if they are going to receive the full complement of carries.
All in all, we are likely going to have to take some flyers on some low-end players, and if you want to take a week off of showdown, I wouldn’t blame you, but let’s jump into it.
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