Houston Texans vs. Chicago Bears Week 14 Recap
Fantasy owners who started Mitchell Trubisky were likely pleased with his performance against the Houston Texans. The Bears quarterback threw for three touchdowns and completed 24-of-33 passes for 267 yards in addition to rushing for 26 yards on the ground.
However, if you chose to start Deshaun Watson, then there’s a good chance your season came to a screeching halt. The Texans quarterback completed 21-of-30 passes with only one touchdown in the ballgame. Watson did have 38 yards on the ground, but it just wasn’t meant to be as he also had a rushing touchdown that was called back after a replay review. Houston was already without running back David Johnson after he landed on the reserve COVID-19 list due to a possible close contact with the virus. His absence was sorely missed as Buddy Howell could only muster up 42 rushing yards in the game while filling in.
The Texans were also without several skill players at the wide receiver position with Randall Cobb already on IR with a toe injury. Will Fuller is suspended for the remainder of the season due to a violation of the league’s substance-abuse policy. Brandin Cooks was then ruled out during pregame warmups as he still may be feeling the effects of a head injury he suffered last week against the Colts. Some fantasy owners responded by grabbing Keke Coutee on the waiver wire, but it wasn’t his day either as he finished with just three catches for24 yards and one touchdown. Chad Hansen was another popular pickup on the waiver wire, and he finished with seven receptions for 56 yards.
Most of the Bears players put up solid fantasy numbers in the game. Running back David Montgomery racked up 113 yards on just 11 carries with a touchdown. He was also a fixture in the passing game with three catches for 42 yards. Allen Robinson had a big day as well with a touchdown and nine catches for 123 yards. And there was even a Jimmy Graham sighting as he chipped in with a touchdown catch of his own.