Mitchell Trubisky Injury Update Doesn't Improve Fantasy Value in Week 12

Jason Schandl
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Mitchell Trubisky was ostensibly benched after suffering a hip pointer in a Week 11 "Sunday Night Football" loss to the Los Angeles Rams, but he could have just as easily been replaced by Chase Daniel because of his poor play, completing just 24-of-43 passes for 190 yards with one TD and one interception.

Whatever the case, Trubisky was a full participant at Wednesday's practice for the Chicago Bears, and for better or worse he's in line to start against the New York Giants in Week 12. Don't expect the favorable matchup to improve his fantasy football outlook by much though.

Trubisky ranks only 27th among QBs with 97.0 fantasy points on the year. Even if we make some adjustment for his injuries, he's averaging 12.1 fantasy points per game when playing at least 90 percent of the snaps, which checks in at 34th at the position.

He doesn't stack up any better in real-football metrics either. His 4.72 adjusted net yards per pass attempt are tied for dead-last (33rd) among qualifying passers this season. And if you don't want to penalize him for sacks, he's also last in adjusted yards per attempt. His 82.2 passer rating puts him 26th among 33 qualifying QBs.

The Bears' skill-position players have been dealing with Trubisky starting for most of the season, so this doesn't do anything to alter their fantasy outlook. For Trubisky, though, it means he still doesn't offer any real value despite drawing a favorable matchup against the Giants.

Trubisky doesn't even come close to cracking the top 12 at QB in our Week 12 fantasy football rankings. If you're so needy at QB that you were considering Trubisky, you'd be better off taking a look at some of the week's top streaming quarterback plays instead.


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Jason Schandl is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Jason Schandl also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Jaymun. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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