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.
After a huge week, we expect another as Cutler will continue to put up copious amounts of passing yards. A healthy Marshall to go along with Jeffery and Forte make the Bears passing game a formidable unit.
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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2008 Draft Central
Average Draft Position (ADP) Tracker
Round 8, Pick 8
Positives 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. Negatives 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
Positives 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. Negatives 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
Positives 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. Negatives 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)