Volpe’s DraftKings NFL Showdown Plays – 11/9/23

Volpe's DraftKings NFL Showdown Plays

Volpe’s NFL Showdown Plays – 11/9/23: Panthers at Bears

๐Ÿˆ Thursday Night Showdown – 11/9/23 ๐Ÿˆ
Panthers @ Bears | 8:15 PM EST
Bears -3.5 | Over/Under 38.5

Projections are tailored to DraftKings’ Showdown Captain contests. If you have any lineup questions, for FanDuel or DraftKings, ask me @mvolp in Discord before lock!

Yes, we should have another ugly football game on Thursday Night Football. However, we do have some interesting matchups. DJ Moore is facing his former team for the first time and I certainly expect him to see more targets than usual. Dโ€™Onta Foreman is also in a revenge game against the Panthers after running for nearly 1,000 yards with them last year. The Panthers have allowed the fifth most rushing yards in the NFL and three of those teams have played an extra game. The Bears arenโ€™t expecting to activate Herbert, so this should be the Foreman show. On the other side of the ball, tight ends have beaten the Bears’ defense, so I like Hurst and Tremble to have decent days. The Bears have actually allowed the sixth fewest rushing yards in the NFL, but receiving backs have done a lot of damage on their way to allowing a league-high five receiving TDs to running backs. Miles Sanders has had an awful year, leading to him becoming RB2. However, he was back in the mix last week and he is a receiving back to look out for.

UPDATES: Khalil Herbert was not activated off of the IR

Carolina pass advantage, Chicago rush advantage

โญ Notable News โญย 
  • Bears have allowed 59 receptions to TEs, which is a league high (Hurst, Tremble)
  • Bears have allowed sixth fewest rushing yards, but league-high five TDs
  • DJ Moore and Dโ€™Onta Foreman are playing against their former team for the first time
  • Panthers have allowed the fifth most rushing yards
๐Ÿฉนย Key Injuries ๐Ÿฉน
  • Panthers: OUT: Brian Burns (LB), CJ Henderson (CB), Laviska Shenault (WR),ย DJ Chark (WR) | QUES: Xavier Woods (S, Thigh), Vonn Bell (S), Marquis Haynes (LB)
  • Bears: OUT: Nate Davis (OL), Tremaine Edmunds (LB)ย | QUES: Justin Fields (QB), Khalil Herbert (RB, Ankle)
๐ŸŒฆ๏ธย Weather ๐ŸŒฆ๏ธย 
  • Soldier Field, Outdoors, 45 Degrees, 10-15 mph winds, 0% precipitation
๐Ÿ”„ ย Matchup History ๐Ÿ”„ ย 
  • 10/18/20: Bears 23-16
๐Ÿˆย QB Matchups ๐Ÿˆย 
  • Panthers Defense: Ranked 3rd | 16.7 FP/G allowed to QBs
  • Bears Defense: Ranked 26th | 22.6 FP/G allowed to QBs
๐Ÿƒย RB Matchups ๐Ÿƒย 
  • Panthers Defense: Ranked 31st | 29.5 FP/G allowed to RBs
  • Bears Defense: Ranked 27th | 24.8 FP/G allowed to RBs
๐Ÿˆย TE Matchups ๐Ÿˆ
  • Panthers Defense: Ranked 8th | 9.9 FP/G allowed to TEs
  • Bears Defense: Ranked 30th | 15.7 FP/G allowed to TEs
๐Ÿงฉย Core Players ๐Ÿงฉ
  • Tonight’s Build: 4-2 Bears
  • MUST-HAVES: Foreman, DJ Moore, Mingo
    • Captains: Foreman, Moore, Bagent
๐Ÿ”ย More of ๐Ÿ”
  • DJ Moore, Foreman, Hurst, Tremble, Sanders, Hubbard, Thielen, Marshall
๐Ÿ”‘ย Best Values ๐Ÿ”‘ย 
  • Mingo (Chark OUT), Terrance Marshall
๐Ÿšซย Less of ๐Ÿšซย 
  • Mooney

*Deeper GPP Plays In Order*

  1. Jonathan Mingo – will play nearly every snap
  2. Tommy Tremble – great matchup, scored in 2 of his last 4
  3. Tyler Scott
๐Ÿ”ฎ Prediction ๐Ÿ”ฎ ย 
  • Bears 20-17
๐ŸŽฐ Bets ๐ŸŽฐ (+2.4 units)
  1. Foreman OVER 62.5 rushing yards – 1 unit
  2. Miles Sanders OVER 1.5 receptions – .5 unit

๐Ÿ“ˆย Rankings ๐Ÿ“ˆย See Detailed Player Projections โฌ‡๏ธ

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