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Did Cutler ruin the Bears?

Posted on: January 24, 2011 5:28 pm

Monday's #fantasyfootball question @jameyeisenberg: Are there any #Bears you would draft in 2011 besides Matt Forte?

Here's my weekly playoff column looking at Jay Cutler, which you can read by clicking here. I consider him a No. 2 Fantasy quarterback, and there's no format where I would want him as a starter. And this has nothing to do with knee-gate.

After Cutler, I would only take the current guys with a late-round pick, and that includes Johnny Knox, Earl Bennett, Devin Hester and Greg Olsen. They should all be considered reserves and are not worth drafting as starters in the majority of leagues.

Robbie Gould is OK, and the DST still has value as a starting option. But the Bears, aside from Forte as a starter in all leagues, don't have much Fantasy appeal in 2011.

Here are your thoughts ...
@AlexCannata Cutler should be ok. Knox will probably get drafted but i'm not touching him, and Olsen should be good based on his finish
@naptime555 cutler and knox and def
@rockhoundlsu DST is always a good bet

@oCLAYBOYo Knox and Bears Defense
@ninocapo I thought that Bennett was starting to emerge in the slot. I think he's draftable in ppr

@kcopen probably Knox...late
@gingerdad1 I would be ok drafting Knox in the mid rounds (9-13) and the Defense and kicker at the end. But that is all.
@sjohnson1019 bears DST, deep league maybe handcuff chester
@jouvernile maybe defense
@iMarques82 Earl Bennett and Johnny Knox could be good sleepers at no. 4 or 5 receivers. Another yr in this offense will help.
@RossMooring The handcuff to Matt Forte, as long as it's not Chester Taylor!
@NYLivinCAMind Only other Bear may be Earl Bennett. The bears shoukd start utilizing him more. When used, he's done a lot of damage.
@daverichard Cutler. Stock falls, upside improves.

@AP_Manning definitely Gould and the D if that counts, possibly Knox as a WR3 or Olesen as a late round TE. I want no part of Cutler
@chinch77 Cutler is still draftable. As is the bears d and maybe Olsen

@wulfy Bears DST

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