NFL Week 15 Fantasy Football Recap: Chicago Bears vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Chicago, Illinois, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown (11) runs the ball after a catch on Chicago Bears safety Jaquan Brisker (9) during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports

David Montgomery: 12 carries, 53 yards, 1 touchdown, 3 receptions, 38 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown

A.J. Brown: 9 receptions, 181 yards

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Monitor Equanimeous St. Brown’s health: St. Brown went into the concussion protocol on the first drive of the game and didn’t return.

  • The Bears were also without Darnell Mooney, who landed on injured reserve a few weeks ago, and Chase Claypool, who was inactive with a knee injury.
  • Those three receivers made up the Bears’ starters as recently as Week 11.
  • Chicago began the game with Byron Pringle as the outside receiver opposite St. Brown, with Dante Pettis playing in the slot similar to recent weeks.
  • Rookie Velus Jones Jr. took over for St. Brown as the other outside receiver after his injury.
  • None of the Bears’ wide receivers had more than two receptions.
  • The Bears play the Lions in Week 17. Detroit has allowed the third-most fantasy points to wide receivers. There is at least a chance someone in this group could have a big game in the fantasy championship week.

Don’t worry about Miles Sanders: Sanders was held under 50 yards and didn’t have a touchdown after scoring five touchdowns in the previous three weeks.

  • Sanders didn’t have a touch in the first quarter, which was largely because of scripted pass plays and runs by Jalen Hurts. This led to two short drives, which were the Eagles' only plays of the quarter.
  • Philadelphia played more third downs and had more snaps during two-minute drills than usual. These are situations Kenneth Gainwell has played all season and continued to play in this game.
  • His other problem was Hurts ran the ball 17 times. It was the 25th time in NFL history a quarterback ran the ball 17 or more times.
  • Hurts has six of those 25 games, trailing only Lamar Jackson, who has eight. No other quarterback has more than two.
  • Sanders’ role, in particular, didn’t change and hasn’t changed all season.
  • Sanders will continue to have some games like this with double-digit carries, ineffective play and no touchdowns. He will also have games like last week with over 100 yards and two touchdowns.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.


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