This article is part of our Showdown/Single Game DFS Breakdown series.
After eight games blew past the 50-point barrier Sunday, we get what is expected to be a bit of a lower-scoring affair Monday night as the Rams are 5.5-point home favorites in a game with a 44.5-point total on DraftKings Sportsbook. The Bears come in atop the NFC North thanks to their 5-1 record, while the Rams' 4-2 record had them tied with the Cardinals for second in the NFC West before their win over Seattle on Sunday night. The Rams' wins have come against each of the four NFC East teams, but losing to the Bills and 49ers, while the Bears' lone loss came against the Colts in Week 4. Both teams come in with very strong defenses, though only one of their respective offenses has been helpful for fantasy teams this season.
The two quarterbacks in this game have produced very different results this season, with the Rams' Jared Goff ($10,400 DK, $15,000 FD) accounting for multiple touchdowns in four starts, including three with three, and he threw for more than 265 yards four times. Meanwhile, the Bears' Nick Foles ($9,800 DK, $13,500 FD) threw three touchdown passes in his first start, which came in Week 3 against the Falcons, but he hasn't had multiple touchdown passes since (in fairness, he had a rushing touchdown last week against Carolina, which marked the first time he rushed for positive yards in a game).
Goff, the most expensive player on both sides, has his work cut out for him,