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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
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFC Top 5 RBs

We here at utnsports.com have been very impressed with our cohosts of Point Blank Podcast NFL weekly. We are amazed at how many issues they agree on. We wanted to know if, behind the scenes, they really do agree on everything. So we asked them to come up with their top 5 players per position in both conferences in the NFL. Who is the best of the best? They have submitted their lists...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bears Pre-Season Check-In

You know its baseball season in Chicago when we start getting excited to watch Bears Pre-Season games. With the dust settled from the crazy NBA free agency period, I am ready to dive headfirst into Bears football. And there is a lot to watch for the Bears entering their second season under Marc Trestman. So lets take a look at the good, the bad and what I’d like to see Friday against...
Via In The Neutral Zone
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bears agree to terms with WR Santonio Holmes

The Chicago Bears and former New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes have agreed to terms on a contract, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Holmes, 30, caught 23 passes for 456 yards and one touchdown last season in 11 games for the Jets.  Holmes suffered a Lisfranc injury in 2012, and was limited to just four games. Holmes best season in the NFL came with thePittsburgh Steelers in...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Drafting Chicago is Not a Bad Idea in Fantasy Football

The time has come where most people are starting to start their fantasy football leagues, and whether the prize is cash, the loser getting a tattoo, or just for the sake of bragging rights….you want to win.  Here is why you should draft Chicago if you want to win. Jay Cutler QB Jay Cutler, most experts of fantasy football see him as a second tier quarterback, and they are right...
Via Sports Mockery
5 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Easy Tips for Fantasy Football Success

At this time, you are probably getting prepared for your fantasy draft(s). Or, maybe you have drafted already. Either way, you probably want to win. Like real football, fantasy football is about winning at the end of the day. And, with that in mind, here are five easy tips for fantasy football success this season: Tip #1: Draft Running Backs and Wide Receivers first It’s no secret...
Via TopSportsReport
6 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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
8 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...
Via cover32 - Bears
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Worst case scenario: New list nails why 2014 could be a failure for the Chicago Bears

Tis the season for optimism. From coast to coast, city to city, every NFL team currently feels like 2014 is going to be successful; as they grind their way through training camp, each is convinced that this is the year the franchise takes the next step. Reports coming out of camps support these positive vibes. It’s nothing but stories about more efficient offenses, coupled with...
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13 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...
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13 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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears fine and suspend Martellus Bennett

Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery announced Tuesday that the Bears have fined and suspended tight end Martellus Bennett an undetermined length of time for conduct detrimental to the team. The Bears ended Monday’s practice a few minutes short after Bennett and rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller got into an altercation. Fuller, the team’s first-round draft pick, attempted...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears end practice after Martellus Bennett slams Kyle Fuller to turf

Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman ended Monday’s practice a few minutes short following an altercation between tight end Martellus Bennett and rookie cornerback Kyle Fuller, the team’s first-round draft pick. The altercation happened after Fuller attempted to strip the football away from Bennett after the tight end made a catch close to the goal line.  Instead of knocking...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears offer surprises on “unofficial” depth chart

The Bears released their unofficial depth chart as the team prepares for their first preseason game Friday against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field. There were a handful of surprises most notably on defense. Looking at the strongside linebacker spot, Shea McClellin gets the nod over Jon Bostic. McClellin is making the transition from defensive end to linebacker in his third...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Emery open to bringing back Kyle Orton

Chicago Bears general manger Phil Emery said Saturday that he would be open to brining back quarterback Kyle Orton. “I have great respect for Kyle,” Emery told Jeff Dickerson on ESPN Radio. “When I was in Kansas City, we brought him in. That’s the famous claim the Bears figured they would get [in 2011]. We claimed him. He came in. He started against the Bears; got hurt first...
Via Sports-Glory
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Lynch getting few reps at running back

Jordan Lynch’s best chance to make a first impression likely won’t come until the Bears’ season opener Friday against the Eagles. Just ask Matt Forte, who, along with veteran Shaun Draughn and second-year player Michael Ford, has gotten the most carries during training camp. “He ain’t got many reps,” Forte said after practice Friday at Olivet Nazarene University. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears defense not ranked top-20 in NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. 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, with...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears’ RB Matt Forte ranked 4th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of RBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s running backs...
Via cover32 - Bears
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Ka’Deem Carey to bolster Chicago Bears backfield tandem

In the 4th round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears selected Ka’Deem Carey, running back from the University of Arizona. What the Monsters of the Midway received was a running back that hoists the potential to be an NFL starting running back. As a sophomore, Carey led the nation with 1929 rushing yards in 2012, setting both school records and PAC-12 records, and last year...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Marshall: Jay Cutler could ‘absolutely’ win MVP

Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall is having to get to know his quarterback again. “I don’t know this guy,” Marshall said, via ESPNChicago.com. “I don’t know this new Jay Cutler. Maybe his new name is like Joshua or something. This is a totally different guy. Just call him Joshua Cutler. That’s what the ‘J’ stands for.” Marshall believes the new Cutler could...
Via Sports-Glory
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte playing with a large ball at Bears camp (Photo)

Many of you may not care, but I thought this was a funny photo. This is not a photoshop. Some of the best images from training camp » http://t.co/BeOWvEEbKI pic.twitter.com/qiBV4HAkxF — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) July 29, 2014 I wouldn’t expect to see an exercise ball being used on a football field.   var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType...
Via Pro Football Zone
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Forte wants to disprove notions about aging running backs

There aren’t many walks of life when someone who is 28 is considered aging, but that’s the case for running backs in the NFL. The much-feared 30th birthday isn’t too far away and any potential sign of slippage becomes a reason to worry that a back has hit the wall that separates the productive phase of their career from the final grinding years before retirement. Bears running...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears’ RB Matt Forte Wants to Break Stereotype

Chicago Bears’ running back Matt Forte has no plans of slowing down, as he resists the stereotype that 30-year-old running backs cannot perform at high levels.  Matt Forte wants to break old running back stereotype http://t.co/NMaVMynLCP — NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) July 27, 2014 Forte had this to say to the Chicago Tribune (via NFL.com). I want to break the stereotype...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rewind: Power Rankings, intrigue of Chicago Bears camp, overrated NFL players

Training camp is here! The best columns from the cover32 universe this week will help you kill time until the preseason kicks off. National Columns • Fantasy Preview: The top 32 QBs in 2014 (READ) • Power Rankings: Rating the intrigue of each NFL team’s training camp (READ) • Top 10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) • Ten most overrated players in the...
Via cover32 - Bears
23 days ago  |  Discuss

WEEKLY REWIND: Matt Forte’s hill, Jeremiah Ratliff’s health and Bears aren’t under the radar

We have finally reached training camp. The Bears have reported and have an actual practice under their belts. We will monitor the developments of camp closely but in the meantime, here’s what you might have missed from this week.   Jared Allen and Lamarr Houston headline improved pass rush. (Read) Jeremiah Ratliff’s health, performance key to the Bears season. (Read) Chicago...
Via cover32 - Bears
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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