Cutler tossed six touchdowns without an interception in Weeks 2 and 3, before his two-pick performance against the Packers last Sunday. Still, he came out of the game with 18 Fantasy points, and has tossed at least two touchdowns in each game so far, so it isn't all bad.
He gets to take on a Panthers defense that was badly victimized by the pass last week, as Joe Flacco tossed three touchdowns and racked up 31 Fantasy points against them. The Panthers have yet to hold a quarterback below 15 Fantasy points this season, while allowing multiple touchdowns in three of four games.
As hard as it can be to trust Cutler at times, this is not the time to turn away from him. Both Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard consider him a top-12 quarterback for Week 5, so consider him a solid No. 1 option.
For one game anyway,
One game is no cause for alarm, especially when the opponent has historically had Cutler's number (he's now thrown 19 interceptions against the Packers to just 13 touchdown passes), but it's a reminder that, for all the promise of the Bears offense, you may want to have a decent backup for Cutler just in case he goes bad again.
His Week 5 matchup at Carolina -- a team that started out great defensively before falling on hard times the last two weeks -- should be an interesting one. Personally, after the way Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco torched the Panthers in Week 4, I wouldn't pay a second thought to sitting Cutler.
All was well for
Cutler completed 14 of 20 passes with 165 yards and scoring strikes to Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery before intermission. But he hit on just 8 of 14 for 91 yards and two interceptions thereafter in a lopsided loss. The pair of picks creeped his lifetime total against the Packers to 20.
The veteran, who also rushed for 29 yards on three carries, took 8:30 off the clock on the opening drive before hitting Marshall for the touchdown. He then threw for 118 yards in the second quarter, but it all went south from there.
Cutler will have a chance to redeem himself when Chicago travels to Carolina in Week 5.
For the second straight week,
Cutler lost a fumble, the first turnover he's committed since Week 1. And the Jets dropped an easy interception. Still, Cutler is up to eight touchdowns and three turnovers through three games. Cutler threw both touchdowns to tight end Martellus Bennett as No. 1 receiver Brandon Marshall struggled with an ankle injury.
Cutler plays the Packers in Week 4.
Well, Marshall and Jeffery were active, and Cutler shredded the 49ers for four touchdowns. He now has six touchdowns in two games and should stay hot against the Jets, who have allowed five passing touchdowns in two games against Derek Carr and Aaron Rodgers.
We like Cutler as a Top 10 Fantasy quarterback in Week 3. For a complete list of Week 3 options, read my latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em.
|5||10/5/14||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|6||10/12/14||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|8||10/26/14||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/9/14||@ GB||8:30 pm|
|13||11/27/14||@ DET||12:30 pm|
|17||12/28/14||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
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