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 17.00 fantasy points in a win over the Dallas Cowboys. This week he faces a Jacksonville Jaguars' defense that has given up an average of 16.05 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. Cutler appeared to back to old form after disappointing weeks against the Green Bay Packers and St. Louis Rams. He has a fairly good matchup this week so expect at least 14.00 fantasy points.
Matt Forte, RB
Forte was back in action against the Cowboys scoring just 4.90 fantasy points on the week. This week he faces a Jaguars' defense that is allowing an average of 27.90 fantasy points per game to running backs this season. Owners of Forte are still not out of the woods yet in terms of his ankle injury. He is certainly not at 100 percent however he does have a very good matchup this week against Jacksonville. Owners should keep a close eye on his status as the week progresses, but if he looks good expect at least 11.00 fantasy points this week.
Brandon Marshall, WR
Marshall had a very strong week against Dallas racking up 19.80 fantasy points. This week he faces a Jacksonville defense that has given up an average of 19.53 fantasy points per game to wide receivers this season. As Cutler's favorite receiver, look for Marshall to get plenty of targets in this favorable matchup. Look for around 10.00 fantasy points this week.
Chicago came up big for the second straight week with a monster 24.00 fantasy point performance against the Cowboys. This week they face a Jaguars' team that has allowed an average of just 5.33 fantasy points to team defense this season. Chicago should have no problem this week racking up the fantasy points against the Jacksonville offense. Look for at least 12.00 fantasy points in this matchup.
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