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.
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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2011 Draft Central
Average Draft Position (ADP) Tracker
Round 11, Pick 1
Positives Looked good later in the year last season, showing a comfort level with Mike Martzís system. Poised to be a fantasy relevant QB this year potential as a low end #1 at a #2 price. Negatives Throughout his career he has been known as a poor decision maker and throws too many interceptions. Draft Strategy AS my #2 I only expect a big game week 5 (against Detroit). The match-up is good where Cutler posted his best statistical game against the Lions last season. (Contributed by: Mad_Puppy)
Round 12, Pick 4
Positives Laser-Rocket arm... Negatives ... with a malfunction aiming system. Draft Strategy Suitable backup for Freeman. Can he get back to being an elite QB? I doubt it, but Ill only be starting him once ;) (Contributed by: und2006)
Round 9, Pick 5
Positives Cutler is the unquestioned starter in Chicago, which is again running a Mike Martz offense. The image of him on the sideline in last year's playoff loss will push him down on many draft sheets, he's healthy and ready to prove he is one of the top QBs in the league. Negatives He has always been prone to making bad decisions and throwing more interceptions than he should. Draft Strategy I believe that Cutler will end up the season as one of the top 10 fantasy producters at QB. He's an excellent selection for the fantasy owner that is willing to wait until the middle of the draft to grab their first QB. (Contributed by: doug_coutts)