Fantasy Football 2014: Bears at Packers 11/9/14 Week 10 Preview
Chicago Bears (3-5) at Green Bay Packers (5-3)
Sunday, November 9, 2014; 8:30 PM ET
Finishing up the weekend slate on “Sunday Night Football” in Week 10, we’ve got a big NFC North rivalry game on tap. The Bears (3-5) will be heading up to Lambeau Field to take on the Packers (5-3) as both teams look to gain ground in the division. Both Chicago and Green Bay were on byes in Week 9, so each team should be coming into this one rested and healthy.
As you can probably guess, there will be plenty of fantasy considerations out on the field for this one. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few of the top plays from each team to see what we should be expecting from our lineups.
Jay Cutler, QB, Chicago Bears: Depending on the size of your league, Cutler is either a low-end starter or a mid-range backup. His numbers are everywhere in between, but he’s coming off a decent game against the Patriots. In that one he posted three touchdowns and a pick alongside 227 yards. It was his first game with more than two TD passes since Week 2.
We see Cutler having a decent game here; expect somewhere in the range of 275 yards and a couple of touchdowns.
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Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green Bay Packers: Rodgers gave us a bit of a scare in Week 8, not just with his numbers (one TD; two picks) but with his hamstring tweak. That injury had him tossing from the shotgun most of the game and ended a streak of four games with three passing scores or more.
Fantasy owners don’t have anything to worry about here, as it appears Rodgers is healthy. He should be in for a big day, too, but he’s an automatic start regardless.
Matt Forte, RB, Chicago Bears: Forte is one of the few running backs that fantasy owners seldom have to worry about. He’s coming off another big day against New England, accounting for 168 total yards and a receiving TD.
Forte is the definition of a workhorse. He’s gotten at least 17 touches in every game this year, and is a force in both the rushing and receiving games. Count yourself lucky if you drafted him.
Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay Packers: Heading into Week 8, there was some concern among Lacy owners that he wasn’t being properly utilized in the passing game. All that changed against the Saints, as he went off for 123 yards on eight catches and added 59 more on the ground.
If the Packers continue to utilize Lacy in both the ground and aerial games, good things will happen for his owners. Regardless, you’re not sitting him.
Brandon Marshall, WR, Chicago Bears: Marshall’s production has been hit-and-miss this season, but mostly miss. He had just three grabs for 35 yards against New England, marking his fourth straight game without a touchdown and his seventh time failing to crack 75 yards.
Marshall is still getting the chances, and this TD drought is bound to end sooner or later. Stick with him if you’ve got him, unless you have another slam-dunk option (which isn’t likely).
Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers: Speaking of slam-dunk options, Cobb certainly falls into that category. He’s been brilliant for owners this year, logging nine touchdowns and three games with 110 yards or more.
The emergence of Davante Adams should cause a little bit of concern for Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb owners, but you shouldn’t see much of a dip in production. Enjoy the TD run while it lasts.
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