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CSC’s Fantasy Start/Sit: Saints vs. Bears

The New Orleans Saints travel to the Windy City for their first outdoors game of the year

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Start: Jimmy Graham

The former Saints great has had a good start to the season in his first year in Chicago. He is the eighth highest scoring tight end in fantasy through week 7 and has had at least five targets in each of his last five games. The Saints defense has struggled against TEs this year, giving up at least 10+ points to TEs in every game except last week against the Panthers, who’s TEs have only caught a total of 12 passes between them this year. Graham could be in for a big week against his former team.

Sit: Drew Brees

Brees had one of his best games of the year last week against the Panthers. However, the Chicago Bears are currently the second best defense against fantasy quarterbacks, and Brees very well could be missing his top two targets again this week. If Michael Thomas is finally able to suit up, Brees’s fantasy stock will rise, but for now, you should be able to find a better option.

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Start: Saints D/ST

Nick Foles has thrown an interception in every game he has played this year. Foles is also immobile and is liable to take plenty of sacks, something that should help Marcus Davenport continue to get back into a rhythm on the defensive line. The Bears lack reliable weapons outside of Graham and Allen Robinson, and the finally healthy Saints defense should be able to capitalize if they can be the sixth team in a row to intercept Foles. The Saints should be a top-10 play at defense this week.

Sit: Latavius Murray

Murray has looked fine this year as the running back back behind Alvin Kamara. However, he simply does not get enough volume, especially around the endzone and in the passing game, to be considered a fantasy option. The Bears defense is tough against the run, giving up under 20 fantasy points to RBs in each of the last four weeks. Keep Murray out of the lineup this week.

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