Mitchell Trubisky Fantasy Value Disappears Following Shoulder Injury

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - SEPTEMBER 29:  Mitchell Trubisky #10 of the Chicago Bears walks to the locker room during the first half against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on September 29, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears | Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Mitchell Trubisky didn't exactly have an encouraging start to the 2019 season.

Through his first three games he he had completed 65.0 percent of his passes, but rarely pushing the ball downfield and taking too many sacks, he averaged only 4.8 adjusted net yards per pass attempt — a career-low mark that ranked 32nd among 37 qualifying passers heading into Sunday's slate.

Things got even worse in Week 4 against the Minnesota Vikings, when Trubisky was forced out of the game with a shoulder injury in the first half.

Trubisky didn't have much fantasy football value to begin with, but what little appeal he did offer is now completely gone, and in typical one-QB leagues he should be on the waiver wire (if he wasn't already).

For the rest of the Bears offense, though, this news may not be so bad.

Backup QB Chase Daniel played fairly well in two starts in relief of Trubisky in 2018, completing 69.7 percent of his passes for 515 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Early indications are that this could mean a multi-game absence for Trubisky. Daniel likely won't be a great fantasy option himself while Trubisky is out, but he's helped the Bears jump out to an 10-0 lead at halftime and has completed 16-of-21 passes for 138 yards and a TD.

Given how poorly Trubisky has played thus far, Daniel could be an upgrade for Chicago's skill-position players, though it's likely more of a lateral move for the offense.

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