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Week 5 Game Recap: Chicago Bears 21, Oakland Raiders 24

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Chicago Bears

After playing well in relief of Mitchell Trubisky last week, Chase Daniel struggled mightily early in the game against the Raiders in England. Daniel was able to steer scoring chances largely because of strong field position set up by the defense and special teams. The passing game revolved around Allen Robinson who dominated against the Raiders secondary and added two touchdowns while David Montgomery and Tarik Cohen worked in a committee in the backfield.

Oakland Raiders

-The Raiders offensive line won the battle in the trenches against a good Bears front-seven.

-Josh Jacobs had a big game and handled 29 touches despite missing some time with an elbow injury.

-The passing attack didnít take shots downfield and relied primarily on the run-ning backs and tight ends.

-Rookie tight end Foster Moreau is proving to be a solid receiving option along-side Darren Waller.

Chicago Bears

QB Chase Daniel, 58 offensive snaps, Pass: 22 - 30 - 231 - 2 TD / 2 INT, Rush: 1 - 2 - 0
Chase Daniel struggled in his first start of the season against the Raiders. Daniel was under pressure frequently and took four sacks on the day, including one for a loss of more than ten yards where he looked indecisive on the play. He threw two interceptions, including a bad throw across the middle and a game-ending throw down the field on a ball that looked like it was tipped. He managed to score twice with the benefit of good field position, both touchdown throws to Allen Robinson including a pinpoint fade in the end zone. Daniel helps Robinsonís fantasy prospects more than he offers standalone value in any starts he makes in relief of Mitchell Trubisky. Trubisky is a possibility to return after a week six bye.

RB David Montgomery, 30 offensive snaps, Rush: 11 - 25 - 1, Rec: 1 - 11 - 0 (1 targets)
David Montgomery struggled to create running room against the Raiders on Sunday. Montgomeryís inability to gain traction on the ground has been a consistent trend throughout the season and is a combination of offensive line struggles and his running style. Montgomery made an excellent reception on a contested ball in the passing game and was able to convert his second of two carries inside the five for a touchdown which made his fantasy day palatable. Montgomery will have a bye next week before facing the Saints in week seven.

RB Tarik Cohen, 31 offensive snaps, Rush: 4 - 10 - 0, Rec: 6 - 39 - 0 (7 targets)
Tarik Cohen was heavily involved in the passing game, including from the first drive of the game against the Raiders. He was consistent in getting yards after the catch throughout the game but his receptions were lower leverage touches. Cohen did mix in some running work but is the lesser half of a committee in the run game with David Montgomery. Cohen had an explosive punt return that created a scoring opportunity for the offense that struggled to consistently move the ball. Cohen will face the Saints in week seven after a bye net week.

WR Allen Robinson, 58 offensive snaps, Rec: 7 - 97 - 2 (8 targets)
Allen Robinson had a monster game against the Raiders in England. He dominated throughout the game, including a touchdown on a whip route and another on a high point fade. Robinson also made a highlight diving catch along the sideline. He is the engine to the passing offense for an offense that has few options to keep defenses honest. Robinson was used all over the field and made a number of critical catches for the offense. He also drew a defensive pass interference in the end zone that set up a David Montgomery touchdown. He will be off in week six and face a tough test against the Saints in week seven.

TE Trey Burton, 44 offensive snaps, Rec: 3 - 16 - 0 (4 targets)
Trey Burton was used primarily in the short passing game against the Raiders on Sunday. He had a conversion on third down but was otherwise held to two short low leverage receptions. He is a minimal player in the offense heading in a week six bye.

Oakland Raiders

QB Derek Carr, 73 offensive snaps, Pass: 25 - 32 - 229 - 0 TD / 0 INT, Rush: 3 - 8 - 0
The Raiders didnít ask Carr to do much in this game. With very little talent to work with at wide receiver, almost everything was short passes to tight ends and running backs. Carr completed just seven passes for 65 yards to his wide receivers. Carr did manage the game well. He didnít throw any interceptions, which probably ended up being the difference in the game. Carr also did a great job of getting rid of the ball to avoid sacks. Against Khalil Mack and the Bears fierce pass rush, he wasnít sacked once. Multiple times, he was able to fling the ball towards the feet of an eligible receiver just in time to avoid the sack. Carr did have on turnover on a pitch play to Josh Jacobs. The two didnít look like they were on the same page as the ball flew right past Jacobs and was recovered by the Bears. Carr looked like he had a short touchdown pass to Trevor Davis but the Bears were able to punch the ball out just before Davis crossed the goal line. Everything from Carr was short in this game and he attempted very little in the way of difficult downfield throws. His best throw of the game came in the final few minutes, perfectly placing it into a tight window where only tight end Foster Moreau could grab it. Moreau made the difficult catch just shy of the goal line to setup the game-winning touchdown run.

RB Josh Jacobs, 50 offensive snaps, Rush: 26 - 123 - 2, Rec: 3 - 20 - 0 (4 targets)
Jacobs looked the part of a first-round running back in this one. Despite leaving the game for much of the second quarter to have his left elbow examined, Jacobs had 29 touches and scored a pair of touchdowns. But for the injury, he might have scored three times because while he was out, DeAndre Washington got the call on a short yardage score that likely would have gone to Jacobs. Jacobs bullied his way into the end zone for a 12-yard touchdown early. He burst through a big hole up the middle but had to lower his shoulder and keep his legs moving at the end of the run to push into the end zone. Jacobs also scored the game-winning touchdown with less than two minutes to play by leaping over the line from two yards out. He got up pretty high and smartly kept the ball closer to his chest with two hands on it so as not to risk having it punched out. Even before the touchdown, Jacobs was the key player on the 97-yard, game-winning drive. He started it off with a powerful 15-yard run, picking his way through the middle of the line and running over a tackler to add an extra five yards to the end of the run. A few plays later he burst through the right side and spun out of an attempted tackle for a gain of eight. His best run of the day came on a first down play later in the drive. He started up the middle and looked like he would be dropped for a loss but bounced off the defensive tackle and tried to get outside. The Bears had another opportunity to drop him for a loss but he delivered a strong stiff arm to get to the edge. It ended up going for a modest gain of three yards but Jacobs probably gained four more yards than an average back might have.

RB DeAndre Washington, 13 offensive snaps, Rush: 6 - 17 - 1, Rec: 3 - 19 - 0 (3 targets)
Washington was the second back in the rotation behind Josh Jacobs. He lined up out wide along the sideline and caught a comeback route for 10 yards. Six of Washingtonís touches came in a 7-minute span of the second quarter while Jacobs was in the locker room. He got a rare goal line opportunity with Jacobs out and was able to cash in with a 3-yard touchdown run off of right tackle.

RB Jalen Richard, 11 offensive snaps, Rush: 2 - 14 - 0, Rec: 2 - 18 - 0 (2 targets)
Richard had another quiet game, earning just four touches despite Josh Jacobs missing much of the second quarter. He did well with his few opportunities, however. He got through the hole quickly on a run up the middle for a gain of nine yards. He also made a really nice hands catch in traffic over the middle of the field for a 7-yard pickup. His 11-yard catch on a dump off on 3rd-and-25 got the Raiders back into field goal range.

WR Trevor Davis, 55 offensive snaps, Rec: 4 - 42 - 0 (4 targets)
Davis led the Raiders wide receivers in snaps and receiving yards. He showed nice hands to make a 21-yard grab in traffic. Davis almost cost the Raiders the game with a fumble at the goal line. On 1st-and-goal from the three, the Raiders threw a quick screen to Davis. He looked like he was going to score but had the ball punched out just shy of the goal line by a defender. He did have two hands on the ball but needed to be stronger with it.

WR Hunter Renfrow, 42 offensive snaps, Rec: 1 - 12 - 0 (5 targets)
Despite the Raidersí top two receivers being out and Ryan Grant getting cut, Renfrow still played just 58% of the snaps. His first two targets were incompletions that fell into the gray area between a drop and a failure to make a difficult grab. Neither was egregious but for a guy like Renfrow who hopes to make his living being a guy who catches everything, it was disappointing he couldnít haul either pass in. He did have a pretty catch and run late in the game, though. He went in motion across the formation and was wide open in the flat. He caught it for what should have been a short gain but was able to make the first man miss and turn it into a 12-yard pickup.

TE Foster Moreau, 45 offensive snaps, Rec: 4 - 46 - 0 (5 targets)
Moreau was one of the Raidersí better offensive players against the Bears. He played a career-high 62% of the snaps and led the team in receptions and receiving yards. He made a key 5-yard catch on 3rd-and-3 in the red zone to keep the chains moving and set up a touchdown. The Raiders lined up with three tight ends and Moreau was able to catch the ball on a short curl route and fall forward for the first down. Three of his four receptions came in the fourth quarter. The Raiders lined up in a goal line formation on 3rd-and-1 near midfield and Moreau was able to slip back across the middle and take advantage of a busted coverage for a 23-yard catch and run. He made what may have been the play of the game for Oakland to set up the game-winning touchdown. Despite a linebacker running right with him, he made a leaping grab, showing great extension to catch the ball with his hands for a 16-yard gain at the Bears 2-yard line.

TE Darren Waller, 57 offensive snaps, Rec: 4 - 39 - 0 (5 targets)
Waller had a relatively quiet game and even suffered a rare drop on a quick post in the fourth quarter but played well overall. He had a monster block on Roquan Smith at the goal line that allowed DeAndre Washington to get into the end zone. He drove block Smith backwards into the end zone and even got a hand on the safety to keep him from getting into the play. Waller twice caught nine yard passes on comeback routes while lined up wide as a receiver. He had an eight-yard reception on a drag route that almost went for a huge gain. Waller put on a burst of speed and had a step on the defender but the trailing linebacker was able to make a diving tackle to trip Waller up as he turned upfield. Another few inches and Waller would have been off to the races.