How valuable will Cutler and Forte be in fantasy football?

How valuable will Cutler and Forte be in fantasy football?
September 11, 2013, 11:45 am
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CSN Staff

By Charlie Roumeliotis

In the past several years, Chicago Bears offensive players haven't exactly been a hot commodity when it comes to fantasy football. This season, the Bears have multiple guys that could reach the peak of their careers statistically and can be an asset to fantasy football owners.

Yahoo Sports' Andy Behrens joined CSN's David Kaplan on Tuesday to discuss the ceiling of Matt Forte and how effective he can be under Marc Trestman's new offense.

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"You look at Marc Trestman's history with running backs, heck, this guy when he was offensive coordinator in Oakland, delivered a 90-catch season for Charlie Garner. Garner that year gained over 1,900 scrimmage yards," Behrens said. "If the Bears reach their potential, or even near their potential, this season, you're talking about potentially 2,000 yards from scrimmage for Matt Forte."

Behrens notes Brandon Marshall as the other front-line fantasy option, but also foresees a Pro Bowl-type year from Jay Cutler if he can continue putting up the numbers he did in week one against Cincinnati.

"If he can give us a few weeks like we just saw from Jay Cutler, 240 yards, a couple of touchdowns, you project that and you're talking about a Pro Bowl season," Behrens said. "Do I think Jay Cuter can finish this season in that Matt Stafford range, Tony Romo, guys like that? Yeah, I think he can play his way into that under Marc Trestman."