As the Detroit Lions move into the post-Matt Patricia era, there is some renewed hope in the Motor City. When it comes to fantasy football, the biggest consideration is the possibility of a revitalized offense, specifically one that is a little more modern and less dependent on Adrian Peterson carrying the ball 20 times a game.
Expectations should be tempered for the weekend’s game in Chicago, however. Darrell Bevell has been running the offense all season, so do not expect too many drastic changes from Matthew Stafford (QB22) and company. However, if D’Andre Swift (RB12) or Kenny Golladay are healthy, they will join T.J. Hockenson (TE3) as must-starts.
On the other side of the ball, it will be interesting to see if the Lions defense looks any different. Mitchell Trubisky (QB21) is a terrible quarterback, but has done well against Detroit in the past. His main weapon, Allen Robinson (WR11), is a legit threat, but maybe the new regime will have a plan for how to lock him up.
Today’s Question of the Day is:
Which Lions-Bears players will boom and bust in fantasy this week?
I do not have a ton of faith in Golladay being back, so Marvin Jones (WR33) should be the primary passing game option along with Hockenson, especially if Swift remains out as well. The veteran receiver started slow before posting double-digits for four weeks in a row. He has slowed down a little over the past two weeks, but this is a good opportunity for him to see some volume.
Meanwhile, I am not as high as experts on David Montgomery (RB9). The Chicago back scored just 8 points in Week 1 against the Lions and is just not that impressive of a runner. Why not just feed Robinson and attack the Detroit secondary? Montgomery feels touchdown-dependent, and he has only scored three times this season.