The Chicago Bears are all about exceeding last year’s 12-4 record and advancing further into the playoffs in 2019. Which means they do not give a hoot about fantasy football.
Quarterback Mitch Trubisky weighed in on the Bears’ depth at running back. This includes Tarik Cohen, Mike Davis, and the newly drafted, David Montgomery.
“We’ve got a three-headed monster that’s going to be able to make huge plays for this offense,” Trubisky said, per Rich Campbell of Chicago Tribune. “Very talented guys and pretty much handpicked by (general manager) Ryan Pace and Coach Nagy. I 100 percent believe in those guys.
“Just being around Mike and being back with Tarik, you just feel like these guys really fit this offense and are able to do the things we want them to do — running the zone scheme, making guys miss, extending plays, running guys over and catching the ball out of the backfield. That’s what we expect from David and Mike.”
This is a diverse group of talent at running back. Three-headed running back committees are no fun in fantasy football. Cohen is great at catching passes in the backfield. Davis was not signed in free agency to just sit around. He occasionally stole the fantasy limelight when he played in Seattle last year.
Then, there is Montgomery, who the Bears moved up to hand-pick in Round 3 of the 2019 NFL Draft. He is a sturdy-bodied back at 5-foot-11 and 216 pounds, who last recorded 1,373 total yards and 13 touchdowns at Iowa State. I have him pegged to eventually be the running back to actually own in Chicago.
Nevertheless, the Bears will look to run their offense using any and all combinations of the three backs on a weekly basis. Fantasy football owners may want to steer clear. At the very least, fantasy players should not attempt to reach for any of these three running backs when drafting begins later this summer.