Strength of schedule is calculated from the opponents projected fantasy points allowed for the QB position. The best rating is +16 which gives the player the advantage against the defense and indicates an easy opponent, the worst rating is -16 which gives the defense the advantage and indicates a tough opponent.
The soft schedule combined with more home cooking will once again result in a strong performance from the Bears quarterback. Expect a nice day from Cutler against a Tampa defense that has been hit or miss all season -- mainly miss.
His numbers from an injury-marred 2013 obviously look unimpressive, but think about this: Through the first six weeks of the season, Cutler was the sixth-most productive fantasy passer. He was on pace to throw for 4,346 yards and 32 touchdowns before he missed five games and most of a sixth due to injuries. The Chicago triggerman also compiled five-year highs in passing yards per game (238.3), touchdown passes per game (1.7), attempts per game (32.3) and completion percentage. Thanks to head coach and play-caller Marc Trestman's pass-happy scheme, offense is king in Chicago now, and Cutler has intriguing upside in 2014. The ninth-year pro owns a very powerful arm and has nice mobility. He gets to throw to a beastly collection of receivers, which includes Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte. In addition, the Bears' new-look offensive line surrendered only 30 sacks last season, which tied for the fourth-fewest allowed. If Cutler has so much upside, why isn't he ranked higher? The answer: durability worries. Cutler missed 13 regular-season games in the last four years because of injuries. If the 31-year-old Cutler can stay healthy, he easily could compile top-10 fantasy quarterback statistics. The Monsters of the Midway are revamping what was a
historically bad defense, so you should expect Cutler to be passing the ball a lot in 2014. He is a classic high risk/high reward, low-end fantasy QB1 that you should pair with a good backup.
I don't know if anyone reads this sub forum anymore. Last post was in December.
But this isn't really fantasy relevant news, except I guess it cuts the Bears' false starts in half. At least. So that's nice.
Starting oline: Omiyale-Williams-Garza-Louis-Webb. Tice said Edwin Williams would have played C for the first team but he's not available until next Thursday.
Carimi is rolling with the 2nd team. That's pretty normal under Lovie--nobody is handed ...
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