The Chicago Defense is Projected to Be the #25 Defense the Rest of the 2019 Season... and Not Worth a Roster Spot (63% Owned)

REST OF SEASON OUTLOOK AND POSITION RANK

Based on current projections, the Chicago Defense is not worth a roster spot. Their 74 projected fantasy points puts them at #25 behind the LA Chargers Defense and ahead of the NY Giants Defense. They have averaged 8.92 fantasy points, which is slightly less than our projected per game average. Their projected per game average is 9.2 fantasy points. Their rank based on avg proj (#20) is better than his rank based on total fantasy points. The Chicago Defense is expected to come up short of this season-to-date's #14 fantasy position rank.

REST OF SEASON DST RANKPROJECTIONFANTASY STATS SINCE 2019
#23 Denver Defense (21% OWN)75 FP, 8.3 per game146 FP, 16 gp, 9.1 per game (#17)
#24 LA Chargers Defense (68% OWN)74 FP, 8.2 per game116 FP, 16 gp, 7.2 per game (#25)
#25 Chicago Defense (63% OWN)74 FP, 9.2 per game147 FP, 16 gp, 9.2 per game (#16)
#26 NY Giants Defense (36% OWN)74 FP, 9.2 per game103 FP, 16 gp, 6.4 per game (#29)
#27 Las Vegas Defense (5% OWN)71 FP, 7.9 per game116 FP, 16 gp, 7.2 per game (#26)

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THE CHICAGO DEFENSE WEEK 9 AND 10 FANTASY OUTLOOK

The Chicago Defense is projected for 7.8 fantasy points in week 9 which only ranks him as the #23 projected defense and not a fantasy relevant player for the week. This is projected to be a below average week with fewer fantasy points than they are projected to average the rest of the season. They are ranked above the Dallas Defense but behind the San Francisco Defense. Week 10 will be better based on projected rank (#14). They are projected for 10 fantasy points.

WEEK 9 DST RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#21 Detroit Defense (6% OWN)8.1 FP (3% ST)8.4 FP
#22 San Francisco Defense (71% OWN)7.9 FP (45% ST)9.7 FP
#23 Chicago Defense (63% OWN)7.8 FP (37% ST)9.2 FP
#24 Dallas Defense (25% OWN)7.6 FP (10% ST)9.5 FP
#25 Las Vegas Defense (5% OWN)7.5 FP (2% ST)7.9 FP
WEEK 10 DST RANKPROJECTIONROS FP PROJ AVG
#12 LA Rams Defense (93% OWN)10.4 FP (65% ST)11.2 FP
#13 Las Vegas Defense (5% OWN)10 FP (2% ST)7.9 FP
#14 Chicago Defense (63% OWN)10 FP (37% ST)9.2 FP
#15 Buffalo Defense (84% OWN)9.6 FP (64% ST)10 FP
#16 Arizona Defense (36% OWN)9.4 FP (15% ST)9.8 FP

CHICAGO DEFENSE IS A BAD DFS VALUE ON FANDUEL AT $4K AND DRAFTKINGS AT $3.2K

They are projected for 5.8 FanDuel points and 5.8 points on DraftKings. Based on the player pool average points per dollar they are coming up -$1150 short of $4K on FanDuel and -$931 short of $3.2K on DraftKings. There should be much better options (see below). Barring a significant lineup change consider them a daily fantasy player to fade. Below is how they based on projected fantasy points on both DFS platforms. Look for defenses with more FPs at lower salaries.

FANDUEL WEEK (DST) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#21 New Orleans Defense6 FD Points$3800
#22 San Francisco Defense5.9 FD Points$3900
#23 Chicago Defense5.8 FD Points$4000
#24 Las Vegas Defense5.3 FD Points$3600
#25 Dallas Defense5.3 FD Points$3000
DRAFTKINGS WEEK (DST) 10 RANKPROJECTIONSALARY
#16 Jacksonville Defense6.5 DK Points$2500
#17 Detroit Defense6 DK Points$2300
#18 Chicago Defense5.8 DK Points$3200
#19 Las Vegas Defense5.3 DK Points$2600
#20 Dallas Defense5.3 DK Points$2000

FANTASY PROJECTIONS AND ACTUAL STATS

The tables below show projected stats (totals and averages) for the rest of the season and upcoming weeks. Also included are actual stats from the current and last season.

CHICAGO DEFENSEFPPASACKINTFUMRYA
Rest of 20207416416.46.65.02570
-- Per Game (8 Proj)9.220.52.050.820.62321
Week 9 @TEN7.8241.870.660.57341
Week 10 vs MIN10.019.11.711.070.69313
2020 Season2014544115138073
-- Per Game (23 GP)8.719.71.780.650.57351
2019 to 20202144644615138323
-- Per Game (24 GP)8.919.31.920.620.54347