Mitchell Trubisky good matchup vs. Saints, Allen Robinson not so much


Mitchell Trubisky should play for the Chicago Bears on Sunday versus the New Orleans Saints. While you can start him in Week 7, don’t start Allen Robinson.

While everybody seemingly has their starting quarterback in fantasy football that they start every week, it is always wise to have a solid backup if your star signal-caller succumbs to injury or is on his annual bye. One quarterback that was both injured and is coming off his bye week is Mitchell Trubisky of the Chicago Bears. He is expected to play versus the New Orleans Saints.

Trubisky has taken all the first-team reps this week and barring some unforeseen setback, he’ll play on Sunday versus the Saints. While Mike Wright of The Fantasy Footballers sees Trubisky as a worthwhile quarterback to start if you’re desperate this week, this may not be the week to start Bears wide receiver, Allen Robinson.

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Forced to play Trubisky because his other quarterback in his money league was the Denver Broncos’ Joe Flacco, Wright is rolling to roll the dice on Trubisky this week. “The Saints are 25th against fantasy quarterbacks, 24th against fantasy wide receivers,” said Wright. “This is why we’re talking about Anthony Miller as a low, low sneaky start this week.”

While there is an upside to playing Trubisky because of his mobility and Miller because of the Saints’ struggles against the pass in fantasy, Wright isn’t on-board with starting Robinson this week.”Allen Robinson has been getting it done, but this is a massive test, though, because he’ll be getting the Marshon Lattimore experience,” said Wright. “I’m downgrading Allen Robinson.”

Robinson continues to be a great receiver on teams that use sub-par quarterbacks. In college, he caught passes from Christian Hackenberg at Penn State. For the first few years of his NFL career, Robinson had Blake Bortles as his quarterback with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Now, he has to deal with the up-and-down nature of Trubisky as a member of the Bears offense.

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Regardless, Robinson is a guy that can get seven targets a game and can get you 75 yards receiving with great regularity. That being said, having the Saints’ best cornerback Lattimore likely shadowing him all afternoon, this may be a week to go with another receiver on your team if you can afford to put Robinson on your bench this week. Thanks for stopping by FanSided Fantasy!