Note: The opinions expressed here are my takes on the Chicago Bears' key players during the 2012 fantasy football season. As always, use your best judgment and conduct your own research on who to start or bench each week. You know your individual team and/or league situation better than anyone else. All statistics and point totals are based on Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football standard scoring system.
Jay Cutler, QB
Cutler finished the week earning just 8.12 fantasy points in a win over the St. Louis Rams. This week he faces a Dallas Cowboys' defense that has allowed an average of just 10.95 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. Cutler looks to have a tough matchup against the Cowboys' defense so don't expect the world. Look for around 13.00 fantasy points this week.
Matt Forte, RB
Forte's status still remains questionable this week but it is likely he will play. He faces a Cowboys' defense that has given up an average of 16.07 fantasy points per game to running backs this season. Owners of Forte are in a tricky situation, as he does not play until Monday night. It would not be surprising if he comes away with 10.00 fantasy points on the week.
Brandon Marshall, WR
Marshall finished the week earning 7.10 fantasy points against the Rams. This week he faces a Dallas defense that has allowed an average of just 9.57 fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season. Marshall is in a tough matchup this week however he has shown success against the Cowboys in the past. Look for 9.00 fantasy points this week.
Chicago had a great week earning 23.00 fantasy points against the Rams. This week they face an opponent in the Cowboys who are allowing an average of 10.67 fantasy points per game to team defense this season. Chicago should have an easy time racking up fantasy points on an offense that is allowing a fair amount of sacks and turnovers. Look for at least 10.00 fantasy points on the week.
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Paul Rados is an avid fantasy football participant and a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Follow him on Twitter @PSRados.