4 bold predictions for the Commanders vs. Bears in Week 5

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Commanders WR Dyami Brown flashes deep-threat ability

Washington Commanders wide receivers Jahan Dotson and Curtis Samuel are on track to play after getting limited work at practice this week while dealing with minor injuries. This is a big boost for the passing attack after such a tremendous showing at the Philadelphia Eagles.

If either ends up being surprise inactives or find themselves on pitch counts due to their ailments, Dyami Brown will be needed to step up in a big way opposite Terry McLaurin.

Now in his third NFL year, Brown was quarterback Sam Howell's go-to wide receiver in college at North Carolina. The two have an obvious chemistry that has shone through in their so far limited snaps of in-game action together for Washington.

Brown played 32 percent of the offensive snaps in Week 4 against the Eagles, catching two of three targets for 51 receiving yards, including a long of 35.

With both Dotson and Samuel likely not in full health, Brown should see a slight increase in snap percentage and opportunity share. This makes him a great bet for a few deep chances against a pitifully porous Chicago Bears defense riddled with injuries in the secondary.

Bold Prediction: Howell hits his former college teammate in stride for a 58-yard touchdown strike, with Brown grabbing his second catch more than 20 yards during a career day.