Entering his second season, Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky has some improved weapons around him, making him a fantasy football buy-low option.
The Chicago Bears may not be the powerhouse they once were, but they are rebuilding and have some pieces to build around. One of those players is second-year quarterback Mitch Trubisky. With the pieces the front office added in the offseason, he is a buy low player for fantasy football owners.
Trubisky played in 12 games last season, throwing 2,193 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. He had a good running back in Jordan Howard behind him but the receiving corps was a bit lackluster. Their leading receiver was Kendall Wright with 614 yards.
The front office knows Trubisky is their guy and wanted to build around him. They added wide receiver Allen Robinson and tight end Trey Burton. You can also include Taylor Gabriel if you want.
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Those are two big upgrades for Trubisky and the Bears offense. Between 2015 and 2017, “Robinson had the 11th-most receiving touchdowns (20) and 13th-most catches of 20-plus yards (42) despite missing 15 games because of injury,” from ESPN’s Tristan H. Cockcroft. Burton was the third tight end on the Philadelphia Eagles depth chart but ended up with five touchdowns last season.
Some see Burton has a Travis Kelce-type tight end with his 6-foot-3 frame. It also helps that Bears head coach Matt Nagy is a pass-first coach and the team is built to give Trubisky the best opportunity to perform better than last season.
Trubisky is being drafted as the No. 23 quarterback in ESPN leagues in the 14th round. He’s getting drafted after some defenses. In two-quarterback leagues, that preposterous. I’d rather have him over Tyrod Taylor and a couple of other players.
In standard 10 or 12-team leagues, Trubisky is worth a bench spot as a backup or bye-week fill in. The NFC North features two tough teams in the Vikings and Packers but the Bears can play spoiler in the final weeks and Trubisky under center will be the reason why.
Looking at the Bears schedule, there’s not a team that scares me until the Vikings in Week 11. That’s a good stretch of games for Trubisky to build confidence and rack up the stats. He’s worth stashing for the potential breakout season.