Dynasty Recap – Week 4 – Bears 22, Raiders 20

Bears

  • Jay Cutler had a decent day with 281 yards plus two touchdowns and an interception. He’s still nowhere close to a QB1.
  • Meanwhile, Matt Forte keeps producing with 91 yards rushing plus for four catches for 64 yards. He’s still one of the more reliable running backs in dynasty but we still might sell high before it’s too late. Once he loses his job, he’ll lose it for good.
  • Tight end Martellus Bennett had a great game with 11 catches for 83 yards and a touchdown. As the best receiving threat in Chicago, Bennett is in the middle TE1 conversation right now and should be considered a low-end TE1 in dynasty ranks.

Raiders

  • Derek Carr had another inefficient game with 196 yards on 33 attempts but did have two touchdowns. He will never be a QB1 in dynasty formats.
  • Running back Latavius Murray had just 49 yards on 16 carries and was apparently benched because of a fumble. This won’t help his already shaky RB2 status.
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Dynasty Recap – Week 2 – Cardinals 48, Bears 23

Cardinals

  • Carson Palmer continues to roll with 185 yards and four touchdowns plus an interception. He continues to provide low-end QB1 numbers and is a high-end QB2 in dynasty rankings. The only drawback is his health or lack thereof.
  • Receiver Larry Fitzgerald had a throwback game with 112 yards on eight catches and three touchdowns. It’s a pretty diverse receiving corps in Arizona with Fitzgerald and John Brown fighting for attention. None of them should be considered more than a WR3 in dynasty rankings.

Bears

  • Running back Matt Forte shows no signs of slowing down with 61 yards rushing plus four catches for 44 yards. He may be spelled more this year but he’s still production RB1 numbers. And with the injuries piling up, Forte is the only playmaker in Chicago.

Dynasty Recap – Week 1 – Packers 31, Bears 23

Packers

  • Another three-touchdown day for dynasty’s top quarterback, Aaron Rodgers. Nothing to see here.
  • Running back Eddie Lacy had a good day with 85 yards and a touchdown on the ground. In his current situation, he’s a top five dynasty running back.

Bears

  • Despite getting up there in age, running back Matt Forte had a big day with 141 yards and a touchdown plus five catches for 25 yards. Forte won’t have many more effective seasons but if he’s your RB2 in dynasty leagues, you’re in a good spot.
  • Tight end Martellus Bennett had a good day with five catches for 55 yards and a touchdown. Bennett should be high on the priority list after Alshon Jeffery for targets and should be no worse than a low-end TE1.

Dynasty Recap – Week 12 – Bears upend Bucs, 21-13

  • Bucs quarterback continues to sling it around with 341 yards passing with one touchdown and two interceptions. He could be a decent streamer play but shouldn’t be counted on in dynasty.
  • Bears running back Matt Forte continues to put in an MVP season in fantasy circles with 89 yards rushing with two touchdowns to go along with five catches for 23 yards. He should challenge Charles for top running back in dynasty.
  • Bucs receiver Vincent Jackson had a good day with five catches for 117 yards. However, rookie Mike Evans is already the top target in Tampa so don’t go crazy.
  • Bucs linebacker Mason Foster was all over the field with eight tackles and a pass defended, his third on the season. Foster played like a solid LB2 today but his future in Tampa is dicey making his dynasty prospects bleak.

Dynasty Recap – Week 11 – Bears beat Vikings, 21-13

  • Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had a big day with 330 passing yards and three touchdowns and two interceptions. Cutler is maddeningly inconsistent but should average out to a low-end QB1 in dynasty formats.
  • Bears running back Matt Forte had another big day with 117 yards rushing plus six catches for 58 yards. He’s a legit RB1 but his age is a factor in dynasty leagues. Be warned.
  • Vikings receiver Charles Johnson finally broke out with six catches for 87 yards.  He’s a physical freak who could see more time down the stretch if the Viking are out of it.
  • Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery finally broke out with 11 catches for 135 yards and a touchdown. HE should still be considered a WR1 in dynasty albeit on the low-end of the tier.

Dynasty Recap – Week 7 – Dolphins upset Bears, 27-14

  • Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had another efficient day with 277 yards on 25 of 32 passing and two touchdowns with no interceptions. He’s still not in the QB1 conversation but he should be a starting quarterback in the NFL for a while.
  • Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had a horrible day with only 190 yards and a touchdown plus an interception. Cutler is normally on the low-end QB1 tier but more days like today and he’ll play himself out of that.
  • Bears running back Matt Forte had a good day with 49 yards rushing plus six catches for 60 yards and two total touchdowns. There hasn’t been a better running back this season but dynasty owners would be wise to get ahead of the game and see what they can get for him.
  • Dolphins tight end Charles Clay had a good day with four catches for 58 yards and a touchdown. So Tannehill goes, so goes Clay. He’s not a TE1 at this point until he can be more consistent.

Dynasty Recap – Week 5 – Panthers surprise Bears, 31-24

  • Bears quarterback Jay Cutler continued his low-end QB1 ways with 289 yards and two touchdowns plus 22 yards rushing and a rushing touchdown. As long as the Bears are playing in close games or from behind, they’ll have a reason to pass.
  • Bears running back Matt Forte continued his RB1 ways with 61 yards rushing plus 12 catches for 105 yards receiving and a touchdown. There’s just no stopping Forte as one of the most consistent backs out there.
  • Panthers tight end Greg Olsen may have had some additional motivation playing against his old team with six catches for 72 yards and two touchdowns. Olsen will never have as much upside as the elite tight ends in dynasty but his floor is higher than most.
  • Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly dominated the middle with 15 tackles, his best output of the season, Kuechly is picking up where he left off last year.