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Sunday, September 28, 2014

FANTASY FOOTBALL WRAPUP: WEEK 4 PACKERS/ BEARS

-Aaron Rodgers is truly a special talent and that is even more pronounced when he goes against a shoddy defense like the Bears.  It was all set up for a big day and Rodgers came through in tossing for 302 yards and 4 scores.  While the offensive line runs hot and cold, Rodgers remains as good as any passer in the game and maybe even the best on talent alone. 

Meanwhile Jay Cutler was a bit of good and bad as he threw for two scores but also was picked off twice.  Cutler has the best array of weapons in the entire NFL at his disposal and overall has been very solid.  Turnovers continue to chip away at his fantasy football points though which is not something he seems willing to fix.

Matt Forte was busting at the seams for a big game after a very quiet start to the season and he finally delivered Sunday in rushing for 122 yards on 23 carries while also catching 5 balls for 49 more yards.  While it is always a lock for Forte to catch at least five passes a game, his rushing numbers were way down until this one.  Still no need to worry.

We called this one a shootout before it even began and boy was it a fantasy football scoring bonanza in the passing game.  On the Packers' side, Jordy Nelson continued his ridiculous start by catching 10 passes for 108 yards and two scores.  Randall Cobb matched Nelson's two scores in catching 7 passes for 113 yards.  Incredible stuff.  Both Cobb and Nelson can be considered WR 1's in all formats.

As far as the Bears were concerned, Martellus Bennett has always been a good but not great fantasy football tight end but we may have to rethink that given his 2014 start.  Bennett led the receiving way for the Bears Sunday in catching 9 balls for 134 yards.  That made up for quiet games both by Alson Jeffery (4 catches for 39 yards/1 TD) and Brandon Marshall (2 catches for 19 yards).  The big concern here is Marshall who was quiet for the second week in a row after not practicing much due to a severely sprained ankle.  A diminished Marshall is proving to be a liability for his owners and the Bears may want to consider sitting him for a week in order to get the ankle fully healthy.

 

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