Now before I get started, this is not a case for Mitchell Trubisky being a top QB in the NFL. Through his first year and a half in the league, Trubisky has displayed a ton of inconsistency with his play, which is common for young QBs.
Despite his inconsistent play, Trubisky has shown that he has the potential to be a top 10 fantasy QB. According to dynastyleaguefootball.com, Trubisky is currently being drafted as QB 20. That is behind guys like Baker Mayfield, Lamar Jackson and Marcus Mariota. I am at the point where I would easily rather have Trubisky over any of the 2018 rookie QBs and average vets like Mariota. Here is my case for Trubisky being valued as a top 12 QB in dynasty leagues.
It hasn’t always looked pretty, but Trubisky has started producing like a fantasy stud. Through 6 games, Trubisky is averaging 266 passing yards/game, 41 rushing yards/game and 2.5 total touchdowns/game. Those numbers are extremely impressive considering his first three games of the season were complete duds.
Trubisky is showing improvement each week and seems to be understanding the new offensive scheme brought in by 1st year head coach Matt Nagy. It definitely doesn’t look pretty at times, but Trubisky is showing that he can have a huge ceiling in this offense, in terms of fantasy production. Plus, Trubisky has been producing on the ground, which should give him a nice floor on a weekly basis.
Take A Look at KC
After the 2017 season, Chicago brought in former Kansas City OC Matt Nagy to be its new head coach. Since the moment Nagy was hired, the Bears have done their best to find players that match certain roles that are prominent in an Andy Reid style offense. I will hit more on the weapons in a bit, but it is obvious that Nagy is trying to replicate what the Chiefs have done, which is to create one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL, especially for the quarter back.
Due to where they were drafted, Trubisky will always be compared to Patrick Mahomes, which is fair. But keep in mind that Mahomes got to sit and learn this complicated West Coast system for a whole year. As I mentioned earlier, Trubisky is improving every week. If he can continue to learn and develop in this system, we could see this offense become as productive as the one in Kansas City, which would do wonders for Trubisky’s dynasty value.
Chicago’s Offensive Weapons
As mentioned above, Chicago did a good job of bringing in offensive weapons that should help Trubisky and this offense take the next step. To fill the Travis Kelce role, Chicago brought in TE Try Burton through free agency. Burton is a versatile player that is quickly becoming one of Trubisky’s favorite targets. Through 6 games, Burton is showing that he can be a threat in between the 20’s and also in the RedZone. To fill the Tyreek Hill role, the Bears brought in WR Taylor Gabriel and have RB Tarik Cohen. Gabriel is a guy that can both streak down the sideline to spread a defense out or catch a slant out of the slot and take it to the house. Cohen is one of the most dynamic players in the NFL coming out of the back field. He can take a pitch to the house on any play and is great route runner and contributor in the passing game. These three guys, plus WR Allen Robinson, rookie WR Anthony Miller and RB Jordan Howard will help give Trubisky every chance in the world to succeed.