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Chicago Bears vs. Buffalo Bills: Fantasy Football Advice

Fantasy Football teams are taking shape ahead of opening day.  Here is some advice for the Chicago Bears hosting the Buffalo Bills. Bills Starts and Sits Start – C.J. Spiller or Fred Jackson or Bryce Brown Buffalo has struggled at times on offense dating back to last season, but one thing they do very well is run the ball.  A deep stable of running backs that include C.J. Spiller...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Future Matt Forte Replacements On Display?

At age 28, the Chicago Bears have to start thinking about a succession plan for star running back Matt Forte.  Did the NCAA showcase some big-time options? Todd Gurley single-handedly crushes Clemson Ka’Deem Carey was a nice pickup for Chicago this past draft, but he pales in comparison to what Chicago could become if they landed Georgia phenom Todd Gurley.  The Heisman hopeful...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Meet The Only NFL Analyst That Believes In The Bears

NFL.com polled their 11 analysts to see who they think will make the playoffs this season, this includes the division winners as well as the wildcard spots. As usual, they all voted right around each other picking virtually the same thing in most cases – but it’s very clear that the Chicago Bears aren’t a team that most of them are thinking about. Here’s some notes on NFL...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Meet The 2014 Chicago Bears, 53 Man Roster Broken Down By Position

The Chicago Bears official 53 man roster has been released. Here are the 53 men, the position they play, and their college. Chicago Bears 2014 Offense Quarterbacks: Jay Cutler- Vanderbilt University Jimmy Clausen- Notre Dame University David Fales- San Jose State University Running Backs: Matt Forte- Tulan University Ka’Deem Carey- Arizona University Shaun Draughn- North...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Fantasy Running Backs for 2014

With preseason games teasing us before we finally get some real football, the next best thing to turn our attention to is fantasy football. Draft lobbies everywhere are opening up as we speak and soon everyone will be wheeling and dealing for the best players available that they can add to their squad. With that said, some players are simply more valuable than others at their respective...
Via Total Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte Believes, Do You?

Matt Forte is looking to grab the Lombardi Trophy. No, really, take a look. Forte and the Bears are hoping to make a push towards Arizona this year, and Forte could be the key. Forte, who ranked as the 29th best overall offensive player by ESPN, rushed for 1,339 yards in 2013, and had 1,933 total combined yards. Forte could be in the chase for 2,000 total combined yards this year...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NFC North Preview: Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions

In his second season at the helm, head coach Marc Trestman should be able to keep the Chicago Bears in the hunt for their first playoff appearance since the team’s division-winning campaign of 2010, and barring disaster, eclipsing last year’s 8-8 finish shouldn’t be a problem. But from the moment that Jay Cutler first arrived in the Windy City, the Bears have been vulnerable...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Watch for in Bears' Final Preseason Game

David FalesThe sixth-round pick out of San Jose State has played very little this preseason but will get plenty of opportunities to impress here. While the Bears would like to maybe put Fales on their practice squad this season he could force their hand by showing enough to make them keep him on the 53-man roster to avoid the risk of losing him through waivers to another team. Heading...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte Ranked in ESPN Top 100 Offensive Players

Matt Forte has landed on the ESPN Top 100 Offensive Players, and he has improved from last year. Forte comes in at 29th overall, in the top offensive players. Forte, who was ranked 48th the year before, had one of his best season in 2013. Recording 1,339 yards, and nine touchdowns in the first year with Marc Trestman at the helm. Forte was third in the NFL last season in total yards...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football Calculator ADP Mock Draft

Average Draft Position is important to remember when you enter your fantasy football drafts. If you do your homework, you will know which players are being undervalued and who is being overvalued, as well as the same for certain positions. At the end of June, we started our ADP Mock Draft series with High Stakes Fantasy Football. Now we get to compare the NFCC to the FFC. *I removed...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Importance of Being Jay Cutler

In 2013, the Chicago Bears fielded their best offense in decades. Matt Forte was at the top of his health and his game, Chicago’s pass-catchers were literally unstoppable, and Jay Cutler was on track to a career year, when inevitably, injury once again cut the much-maligned quarterback’s season short. Cutler has not played a full 16-game season since 2009—his first season as...
Via The Sports Bank
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Early 2015 Objectives for Phil Emery

Part of winning in the NFL is think a few steps ahead.  What are some early jobs ahead for Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery in 2015? Get faster on defense There were a lot of takeaways from what happened in Seattle but the most trouble aspect, and it has shown up frequently of late, is how slow the defense has looked, particularly in the secondary.  Charles Tillman and Lance Briggs...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Shea McClellin getting ‘more comfortable’ at LB for Bears

The Chicago Bears’ defense has fallen away from dominance over the past couple of seasons, but they do have plenty of players who are more than capable of helping them improve from last season. One of those players is 2012 first round pick Shea McClellin, who has had issues switching over to linebacker since coming into the league. According to The Chicago Sun-Times, McClellin...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Trade Machine: Is Michael Egnew Worth It?

Aside from the week eight deadline, the end of the preseason is typically a big time for trades.  Are there any options out there for the Chicago Bears? Marion Grice – RB – San Diego Chargers Figuring out the situation behind Matt Forte at running back remains an ongoing process for the Bears.  Thus far veteran Shaun Draughn and rookie Ka’Deem Carey have looked the best out...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Chicago Bears Can Beat the Seattle Seahawks

It is preseason, which must be kept in perspective, but based on a long-term outlook, how can the Chicago Bears top the Seattle Seahawks? Stick with Matt Forte and the running game Seattle is simply a hard team to beat.  It comes with having the best defense in the league.  In order to counter it, a team must be willing to get down and dirty.  In other words, run the ball.  For...
Via Sports Mockery
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler drops down in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte Is Still Underrated

In your fantasy football drafts, you know the “big 3″ running backs…. LeSean McCoy, Jamaal Charles, and Adrian Peterson. In Chicago, there’s a certain running back who seems to be overlooked all the time. That would be Matt Forte. Forte has put up some impressive numbers, yet doesn’t get the respect he deserves. He was second to LeSean McCoy in rushing yards (1,339) and...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Before drafting you need to see Bears RB Matt Forte’s fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: Somehow Matt Forte Is Underrated

Source: David Banks/Getty Images North America There’s been so much discussion around early round draft strategies this season, perhaps more so than ever. Due to the ever increasing running back by committee approach and the lack of production from running backs that were perceived to be elite last season, wide receivers are all the rage. With the way officials are calling games...
Via The Fantasy Fix
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Fantasy Football Running Backs to target

The problem with the running back strategy is that I feel there are only five consistent fantasy running backs in the NFL this year. Without a top five running back, your team could be in trouble. Teams today are going to less of running attack and more of a passing vertical game.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Eddie Lacy a Top Three Fantasy Running Back?

NONik SwartzWhen I was asked to do a debate article about Green Bay Packers’ running back Eddie Lacy being a top three running back this season in fantasy football I started laughing. I could not believe anyone truly thought he was even in the top five.But…I was wrong.Now that I stopped laughing and realized some fantasy players really do actually think Lacy is a top three running...
Via Pro Football Spot
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyle Long And Matt Forte Dancing At Chicago Bears Training Camp

Kyle Long, a 313-pound offensive lineman for the Chicago Bears, is known for being an extremely athletic guard. But, even this is a little surprising. At Bears training camp on Monday morning, Long and running back Matt Forte started off the week with a little dancing. Thanks to Brandon Marshall, we’re able to watch it happen… Unfortunately, Jay Cutler did not make an appearance...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Chicago Bears part of any of the 10 best prop bets for the 2014 season?

Tis the season for making predictions, jumping to conclusions based on training camp performances, preseason outcomes and gut feelings. It’s a rite of passage in August, as everyone wants to get “on the record” with their Nostradamus-like football forecasts. For those who want to take it a step further, however, there is a way to make things a little more interesting. A legal...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte ranked 3rd best in NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With the Hall of Fame Game now in the books, the 2014 NFL season is now underway. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position...
Via cover32 - Bears
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Fantasy Football Outlook

The Chicago Bears set the bar pretty high for themselves in 2014, after finishing second in the NFL in total points scored in 2013.  Even with a mix of Jay Cutler and Josh McCown under center, Matt Forte, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery all had career years.  Forte rushed for a career high 1339 yards and caught 74 passes, scoring 12 touchdowns, Marshall caught a career...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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