Kickoff: Sunday, November 27th, at 1:00 PM EST
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Betting Odds: CHI+4.5, 39.5 total via Oddsshark
Writer: Matthew Cava (@cavaM_ Twitter & Reddit)
Trevor Siemian (Sit)
Towards the end of the Week 11 loss to the Falcons, Justin Fields suffered a non-throwing arm (left) shoulder dislocation. The injury appears similar to what Baker Mayfield endured last season with Cleveland. Fields was visibly (and noted openly with the media) in pain, and in all reality, it’s hard to imagine he plays this weekend against the Jets. On Monday, head coach Matt Eberflus suggested Fields is day-to-day but could be shut down for the season.
Matt Eberflus said Justin Fields is 'day to day' but would not rule out the possibility of his injury being season-ending. That's quite the discrepancy.
— Courtney Cronin (@CourtneyRCronin) November 21, 2022
At the time of this article being released, it’s unclear whether or not we’ll see Fields out there. Even if he does start, it’ll be hard to trust he even finishes the game. If you find yourself in a bind, take the risk and consider Fields a cautious QB2. If Trevor Siemian is the starter, he can rightfully be left on the wire.
David Montgomery (Start, RB2), Trestan Ebner (Sit)
David Montgomery, without Khalil Herbert (who is on IR) in the mix, turned 17 carries into 67 yards and a touchdown against the Falcons, adding three receptions for 54 yards. Look for Chicago to lean on the run game heavy, with or without Fields under center. It’s worth noting that the Jets’ defense has allowed the 13th fewest fantasy points to running backs this season. Backup Trestan Ebner was a non-factor against the Bears and will remain not one against the Jets.
Wide Receivers/Tight End
Darnell Mooney (Start if you must, FLEX), Chase Claypool (Sit), Cole Kmet (Sit)
Considering the fact that Siemian is the next man up, paired with the Jets’ defense being elite to the surprise of many, the Chicago pass catchers all take a significant dip in their potential this week. Someone has to get targets and make some catches, so consider Darnell Mooney a FLEX-if-you-must option. You may have not been starting Chase Claypool even with Fields starting, so that shouldn’t change this week. Cole Kmet was on fire entering Week 11, scoring five touchdowns in three games, but he laid a dud against Atlanta last week. He would be hard to trust without Fields and considering there are no teams on BYE this week, Kmet can be left on your bench.
New York Jets
Zach Wilson (Sit), Mike White (Sit), Joe Flacco (Sit)
In typical Jets fashion, they are facing a dilemma at quarterback, all the while holding an unexpected 6-4 record with playoff aspirations alive and well. Zach Wilson was hilariously bad against the Patriots last week, completing nine of 22 attempts for just 77 yards. A box score so bad, on Monday head coach Robert Saleh was non-committal to starting Wilson against the Bears. He wasn’t a start candidate by any means even before last week, and that would remain if he still has the starting gig against Chicago. The next man up technically is Mike White as of a few weeks back. Whether it’s White or Joe Flacco who starts over Wilson, none are enticing fantasy options against a Bears defense that has allowed the 13th fewest fantasy points to QBs this season.
Michael Carter (Sit), James Robinson (Sit)
Michael Carter had two solid showings back in Week’s 8-9 (life after Breece Hall), but couldn’t get anything going whatsoever against New England last week. He turned eight carries into 19 yards. James Robinson was also a dud, turning his seven touches into just 10 yards. And for some reason, Ty Johnson saw some touches and an inexcusable target in a meaningful spot. The Bears appear to be a get-right spot, as they are allowing the fifth most points to running backs this year, but it’ll be hard to trust the Jets backfield, depending on who is under center.
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
Garrett Wilson (Start if you must, FLEX), Elijah Moore (Sit), Denzel Mims (Sit), Tyler Conklin (Sit)
There is a pattern here with this Jets offense right now. It’s all predicated on who will be the starting QB, but the only receiver worth starting (if you must) is Garett Wilson. It’s unclear whether or not Corey Davis returns this week – though Saleh is confident he will – and the likes of Denzel Mims and Elijah Moore do not hold any fantasy value at this time. Earlier this season, we saw Wilson feast with Flacco under center, and last season, Moore had good games with both Flacco and White. Tight end Tyler Conklin may have been off your streaming radar for a while now, and could likely remain that way with no other tight ends on BYE this week.