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#6 Jay Cutler, QB   Fantasy Football Injury Status   Probable - Thumb
Chicago Bears
Height: 6'-3"
Weight: 220
Birthdate: April 29th,1983
Age: 32
College: Vanderbilt
Year: 2006
Round: 1   Pick: 11
Season Statistics
2007 Fantasy Points by Week
Last Games
Strength of Schedule
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.
Fantasy Analysis
Cutler compiled six-year bests in attempts, completions, passing yardage and touchdowns to close out 2014 as the 13th-rated fantasy passer, but the mercurial turnover-prone quarterback finds himself standing on very shaky ground nowadays. The Bears unsuccessfully tried to trade him, but it looks like new head coach John Fox will reluctantly give Cutler the Week 1 starting nod. Fox wants to run more and have Cutler throw less. Meanwhile, the Bears triggerman can't complain about a lack of quality targets. Rookie first-round selection Kevin White brings a No. 1 receiver pedigree to a nice collection of playmakers that includes Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett, Eddie Royal and Matt Forte. One warning about Cutler: If he starts committing turnovers in bunches, don't be surprised if the Bears bench him.

Player News

Injury Report
Week 2 - Probable - knee
Week 8 - Probable - Thumb
Week 9 - Probable - Thumb

Chicago Bears Team Talk
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.
I would be remiss if I didn't point out the fact that Jay's stall habit of saying "uh, you know..." approximately 68 times per post practice interview is a bit ...
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 ...
*The above views are not necessarily endorsed or approved by FantasySharks
2008 Draft Central
Average Draft Position (ADP) Tracker
Draft Analysis
Round 8, Pick 8
A good passer on an always strong offense, Cutler is one of the two QBs I was targeting in the eighth round (Bulger being the other). He somewhat disappointed last year finishing 10th overall (not that much of a disappointment in my mind) so people are undervaluing him this year. I look for another top 10 performance this year.
Missing Brandon Marshall for however many games he misses because of suspension will hurt Cutler's stats for a bit, but his chemistry with Sheffler could make up for that early.
Draft Strategy
Well, one of the QBs fell to me in the correct round finally. This is what I need now and the price is right, easy pick. (Contributed by: Baron_Fel)

Round 8, Pick 1
Solid QB, put up good #'s last year while playing with undiagnosed diabetes. Could be even better this year while not dealing with massive weight loss, etc.
Marshall suspended for two games.
Draft Strategy
Deliberately left QB for a while but wanted to address it in this swing. Very happy to get my 7th ranked QB in the 8th round. Judging by the activity in the 8th/9th, I timed it right as he most definitely would not have come back to me .. round nine is working back to me and the best QB left on my board is now #14 ... (Contributed by: Budman)

Round 7, Pick 10
Last year Cutler threw for nearly 3500 yds and had 20 TDs. I believe he has learned what Mike Shanahan has been trying to teach him. I feel he will be improving on his stats, perhaps approaching 3800-4000 passing yards and 20+ TDs.
Not having Brandon Marshall for at least 2 games will not help his numbers. There are a few question marks after Marshall as far a receivers go so his numbers could suffer in the 1st 2 games.
Draft Strategy
I had Cutler slated for my 7.10 pick and was happy to land him there. I like the rookie Eddie Royal to eventually earn the #2 spot. Marshall's suspension may affect his numbers for a couple of games, but I don't think too much. We shall see. It was between Cutler and Garrard for this pick and I decided on Cutler this year mainly because he will have Marshall to throw to. (Contributed by: RatSlinger)