BOTTOM 5 Passing MATCHUPS WEEK 18
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Chicago at New Orleans
Since returning as the starter, Mitchell Trubisky has looked capable as he led the Bears into the playoffs for the second time in three seasons. The Bears largely have changed their offensive philosophy in the second half of the season leaning heavily on David Montgomery and the running game and creating passing plays off of the run. Trubisky has completed 74% of his passes over the last five games as he is taking what the defense is giving to him and throwing to Allen Robinson or Darnell Mooney or David Montgomery as a check-down.
The Saints pass defense continues to be one of the better units in football and has been over the last several seasons. The Saints have allowed just 226 yards passing this season, and the second-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. The Saints have a unique combination of strong pass rush, elite corners led by Marshon Lattimore and Janoris Jenkins, and a tremendous scheme that is incredibly disciplined. The Saints lead the league in interceptions, which could put a significant amount of pressure on the turnover-prone Trubisky this week.