The New Orleans Saints have headed to Chicago, Illinois to play the Bears on Sunday afternoon with plenty of star-studded fantasy talent.
Two of the NFL’s best teams are set to go head to head today. The New Orleans Saints are playing at the Chicago Bears. Between both teams, they have a combined record of 9-4. It could be a high-scoring and exciting game.
In terms of fantasy football, this will be an exciting game. Anytime you lineup Alvin Kamara and Drew Brees with Nick Foles and Allen Robinson II (if he plays, currently in the league’s concussion protocol).
Here are the big-name fantasy players in today’s game and if you should sit or start them.
Drew Brees – Trick, Sit
The Chicago Bears secondary is allowing the lowest completion rate and the third-fewest yards per attempt of any team in the NFL. They also allow the fewest passing touchdown throughout the first seven weeks of the year.
Nick Foles – Treat, Start
The last time Foles played a team with a bad secondary, he threw for 188 yards and three passing touchdowns. He is on a bad stretch, but he has also played some of the hardest defenses in the NFL. The Saints have a weak secondary.
Alvin Kamara – Treat, Start
The Bears front is almost as good as their secondary. However, at this point, I would never bench Kamara. Throughout the first seven games, Kamara is posting the No. 8 best fantasy points out of any NFL player including quarterbacks.
David Montgomery – Trick, Sit
The Saints might have a weak secondary, but their front seven are nothing to be played with. He has yet to rush for over 85 yards in a game this season. I wouldn’t be surprised if Montgomery doesn’t even surpass 20 rushing yards.
Jared Cook – Trick, Sit
With the bad news about Drew Brees, that means that his dump down option to Kamara is going to be his best bet. With Michael Thomas out again, the only viable receiving option is Jared Cook, but I still wouldn’t play him unless absolutely necessary.
Allen Robinson II – Treat, Start
Robinson has been one of the best receivers in the NFL, and he is the best in Chicago. He has caught over 100 yards in two out of the seven games this season. It is looking like the Saints are going to be his third.
If he plays, he’s a must-start.