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Bears transitioning into run-heavy team

5/19/2022 6:35:10 PM
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The Chicago Bears are are "transitioning into a run-heavy team with the outside zone" according to Adam Jahns of The Athletic.

The approach makes a lot of sense and may also be a necessity given the state of the team's receiving corps.  Jahns notes that fullback Khari Blasingame led the way in running back drills, and is expected to have a role similar to Kyle Juszczyk in San Francisco. Comparisons to the 49ers may not end there, with the team reportedly installing a similar outside zone run scheme. The change in scheme could ultimately be good for David Montgomery, but it may also open the door for talented second-year back Khalil Herbert to display his one-cut ability.

The scheme may not thrill fantasy players, as a plan to win with defense and the run game is not going to score a lot of points.  Let's face it-any fantasy player counting on Bears players as the core of their team is likely going to be in trouble.  But Montgomery should still have a healthy workload and Herbert will also likely be relevant as a late pick.

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