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Fantasy Football: Sit Allen Robinson in Week 11 vs. Jalen Ramsey

Fantasy Football: Sit Allen Robinson in Week 11 vs. Jalen Ramsey

Wide receiver Allen Robinson has been the only somewhat reliable skill player on the Bears for fantasy football owners in 2019. But his status as a weekly starter in fantasy leagues could come to an end in Week 11 with Chicago facing Jalen Ramsey and the Los Angeles Rams on NBC's Sunday Night Football.

Robinson has 53 catches for 618 yards and three touchdowns through nine games this season, numbers that put him on pace for 94 catches, 1,098 yards and five scores. Are they elite stats? No. But considering how poorly the offense -- and quarterback -- has played this season, the fact that A-Rob will be pushing 1,100 yards is quite remarkable. 

Sunday night's matchup may be his most challenging of the season, however. Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey is expected to shadow Robinson throughout the game and the Bears would be wise to have Mitch Trubisky look elsewhere for completions.

As a result, Robinson is considered a WR3 at best this week.

Robinson had a solid outing in Week 10 against Detroit, but this could be a tough matchup against Jalen Ramsey and the Rams," CBS Sports Jamey Eisenberg wrote in Week 11's fantasy receiver outlook. "Robinson has now gone three games in a row without a touchdown, and he's averaging just 8.7 PPR points over that span. In three games with Ramsey, No. 1 receivers against the Rams (Jones, Boyd and JuJu Smith-Schuster) are averaging 11.3 PPR points per game, but I expect Robinson to fall short of that in what could be a rough game for Mitchell Trubisky on the road. I would only use Robinson as a No. 3 PPR receiver this week.

It's sound advice for the fantasy player who's grown accustomed to doubting Trubisky's ability to deliver consistent weekly performances that would allow A-Rob to thrive as the WR1 he really is.

For now, stash Robinson on your bench. But don't worry, he won't be there for long. Chicago's Week 12 game against the Giants may end up being his biggest of the season. Stay tuned.

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Javon Wims pretended to be a fan and discussed Week 14 injury with driver

Javon Wims pretended to be a fan and discussed Week 14 injury with driver

Javon Wims left the Bears' Week 14 victory over the Cowboys in the second quarter with an apparent knee injury.

The severity of the injury was unknown at the time, but fortunately, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Friday that it's "nothing major."

Saturday afternoon, Wims posted a rather comical exchange between himself and a car driver (presumably an Uber driver, though that's not confirmed), wherein he discussed his injury as if he was just another fan. 

"Nah he's not too bad," Wims assured the driver, after the driver said he hoped Wims wasn't seriously hurt. "I think he'll be alright... You know, I was at that game, so I saw him walk off. He walked off pretty gingerly, but it looked like he was okay. 

"That kid got a bright future ahead of him, he got all the intangibles," Wims continued. 

The two shared a laugh when Wims revealed his true identity. Wims' status for next week's matchup with the Packers isn't clear at the moment, but it's nice to see him making lemonade out of lemons for the time being.

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NFL fines Lions, Matt Patricia for violating Injury Report Policy before Week 10 game against Bears

NFL fines Lions, Matt Patricia for violating Injury Report Policy before Week 10 game against Bears

The Lions fought admirably in their Thanksgiving day loss to their Bears — even without starting QB Matthew Stafford, who missed the game with a back injury.

With third-stringer David Blough under center, Detroit hung around all game, but were outdone by a late Mitch Trubisky game-winning drive, falling 24-20.

In the moment, Stafford's absence was a surprising development. Now, according to a report by NFL Network's Tom Pelissero, the Lions organization, head coach Matt Patricia and GM Bob Quinn are all facing fines for not properly updating Stafford's status in advance of the game:

It's insult to injury for a team currently in the basement of the NFC North at 3-8-1. Two victories over the Lions over a span of four weeks helped spark Trubisky and the Bears to the late-season surge they're currently enjoying.

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