When I’m putting together the previews for the year Chicago Bears Hoodie , I spend a lot of time looking at each team’s context. Where is this team headed, what does their offensive line look like, is the play calling going to change, who was added by free agency and the draft, who is coming back from injury, etc. Then, I build a case for how that team can be good and if I should invest my precious draft resources in that group.Sometimes I hit on some value that gives me an early boost and sometimes I whiff like Javy Baez on a slider in the dirt. With Saquon Barkley, I think I somehow managed to be right about the team context but very wrong about the player himself. As I watched the Monday Night game between the Giants and the Falcons, I was struck by just how “right” I was. The Giants offense is an absolute mess. Eli can’t push the ball down the field and the offensive line is a bottom 5 unit. If it weren’t for the Bills, the Giants would be the laughingstock of NFL offenses right now. Saquon averaged a mere 3.1 ypc for a total of 43 yards - against the banged up Falcons - yikes! But the Giants have little else, so add in a short TD, a meaningless 2-point conversion (which beat me in one league by 0.5), and 9 check-downs and he had a nice fantasy day. That made me pull up the rankings and confirm that, yes, Saquon is the #2 running back right now. Right on the context, wrong on the player. He’s amazing and one of those fun guys to have on your squad. So Youth Customized Chicago Bears Jerseys , to those of you that told me I was stupid for fading him - take your victory lap below.As I worked through the rest of the rankings, I was surprised at how much more value Tarik Cohen has provided than Jordan Howard. I don’t have any Howard shares myself, but I fully endorsed his early round selection. Cohen was one of my favorite targets in any format with a reward for receptions, but I never expected him to deliver more value than Howard. Cohen is on pace for 77 catches, which is consistent with my preseason expectations / hopes for him. If you have Cohen, he’s returning RB2 value for a preseason flex price. I never would have thought Adam Theilen would be the #1 WR 7 weeks in and I similarly slept on Emmanuel Sanders. Both are returning WR1 profits. I don’t have any shares of the Rams receivers and that makes me sad. Same goes for Tyreek Hill who is a lot of fun to watch. Investing in those offenses next year will be a priority, similar to my love of Saints and all things NFC South. I was too high on Allen Robinson II and discounted the value that Taylor Gabriel could bring to this offense. I still like Robinson a lot going forward. My biggest mistake at the QB position this year was not grabbing a share of Patrick Mahomes, obviously, and it’s killing me every week to watch him put up big numbers. The second biggest mistake was investing heavily in Deshaun Watson who is so beat up he can’t even take an airplane flight and needs to take a bus to and from games. That’s not a good look, Houston. Mitchell Trubisky is slightly out performing where I had him ranked, which is great, and I’d like for those podcasts that called me a homer to issue an apology... (well, not really, I am a homer)My best call of the preseason might have been fading Rob Gronkowski. Unfortunately, I only have one share of my #1 guy Travis Kelce and no shares of Zach Ertz. The winner in terms of value pick was probably George Kittle and I believe I had him appropriately ranked. Same goes for Trey Burton, who isn’t lighting the league on fire www.bearsauthorizedshops.com , but with his big week 7 is now looking like a safe TE1 start every week. Overall, while I have some regrets for not getting in on the fun in some of these explosive offenses and new talent, it’s a good lesson to learn from. Keep that in mind for the 2019 drafts when we dive back into it. What’s going on this week? Hit up the comments below or join the conversation on Twitter @gridironborn MINNESOTA (5-3-1) at CHICAGO (6-3)Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBCOPENING LINE 鈥?Bears by 2陆RECORD VS. SPREAD 鈥?Minnesota 5-3-1, Chicago 6-3SERIES RECORD 鈥?Vikings lead 60-52-2LAST MEETING 鈥?Vikings beat Bears 23-10, Dec. 31, 2017LAST WEEK 鈥?Vikings had bye, beat Detroit 24-9 on Nov. 4; Bears beat Lions 34-22AP PRO32 RANKING 鈥?Vikings No. 7, Bears No. 10.VIKINGS OFFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (12), RUSH (28), PASS (8).VIKINGS DEFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (5), RUSH (3), PASS (12).BEARS OFFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (16), RUSH (12), PASS (20).BEARS DEFENSE 鈥?OVERALL (4) Chicago Bears Womens T-Shirt , RUSH (2), PASS (13).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES 鈥?Vikings have won four of five since loss at Rams on Sept. 27. ... Minnesota has allowed average of 252.5 yards over last four games, winning three. ... Vikings haven't had full starting lineup available on defense since Week 2 at Packers. LB Anthony Barr (hamstring) has missed past two games, SS Andrew Sendejo (groin) has missed past four. .... QB Kirk Cousins grew up about 40 miles from Soldier Field in Barrington, Illinois. ... FS Harrison Smith, who has four interceptions and six passes defended in 10 career games against Bears, is only player in league since 2016 with at least three interceptions and three sacks in same season. ... Vikings WRs Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have three games each of 10-plus catches this season. Cris Carter has team record with four such games in 1994 and again in 1995. Thielen has eight games of 100-plus yards, already tying Randy Moss (2000 and 2003) for most in one season in team history. ... Bears are on second three-game win streak of season, haven't won four straight since six-game run in 2012. ... Chicago dropped 10 in row against NFC North opponents before beating Detroit. ... Chicago leads NFL with 16 interceptions, ranks second with 24 takeaways. ... QB Mitchell Trubisky has tied franchise record with four 300-yard passing games this season. He threw for career-high 355 yards and three touchdowns with 148.6 rating last week. ... LB Khalil Mack had two of Chicago's six sacks against Detroit after missing back-to-back games with injured right ankle. ... CB Kyle Fuller is tied for second in NFL with four interceptions. ... WR Allen Robinson had six receptions for 133 yards, two TDs against Detroit after missing previous two games with groin injury. ... Rookie WR Anthony Miller had career-high 122 yards on five receptions last week. ... K Cody Parkey is coming off rough game, hitting uprights while missing two extra points and two field goals. ... Fantasy tip: Though he will be tested by top-five defense, Trubisky appears to be settling in and is coming off one of his best games since Bears drafted him No. 2 overall in 2017.