Garrard put up big numbers for the second straight week, but once again it was in a losing cause. Garrard completed 25-of-35 passes for 287 yards and one TD on Monday night against Houston, but most of that came in the fourth quarter when the game was out of reach. He still has only 10 TD passes on the season and is a fantasy bust for 2008. He could have some success this week as the Bears rank 29th against the pass, but he would be a risky start on the road.
Jones-Drew was held out of the end zone for the second straight week as he was surprisingly a non-factor in Monday night's loss at Houston. He had only 15 touches as he rushed for 49 yards on 12 carries and added 22 yards on three receptions. Don't look for much success this week as the Bears rank sixth against the pass and are tough at home in December.
Taylor became Jacksonville's all-time TD leader when he scored his first TD of the season in the fourth quarter of Monday night's game at Houston. He rushed nine times for 67 yards and a score, his 70th career TD with the Jaguars, surpassing Jimmy Smith's record. This is the end of the line for Taylor, who no longer has any fantasy value.
Jones took advantage of garbage time in the fourth quarter to finish with his second 100-yard game of the season. He caught eight passes for 104 yards at Houston on Monday Night, but he again failed to reach the end zone as he has just two scores on the season. He should have another good game this week against a Bears' defense that ranks 29th vs. the pass and it's even possible that he could find paydirt at last.
Why did the Jaguars ever sign Porter? He's been a bust all year and believe it or not Monday night was his best game as a Jaguar when he caught two passes for 39 yards. Leave him on your league's waiver wire and forget about him forever.
Williams caught a TD pass for the second straight game last week at Houston and now has three for the season. He finished with five catches for 55 yards and a nice 16.5 total in PPR leagues. The Bears rank 29th against the pass and it's possible that he will score another TD this week, but it would still be a big gamble to start him in Week 14.
The Jaguars have two defensive TDs this season, but their defense has been lame for the most part with just 11 interceptions and 22 sacks in 12 games. Don't expect much production this week on the road, either.
Orton hasn't been good since his ankle injury and he now has four straight games with fewer than 155 yards. He was awful trying to lead the Bears from behind on Sunday night at Minnesota as he completed just 11-of-29 passes for 153 yards and three interceptions. Yeah, he threw two TD passes, but he's gone from a solid fantasy QB to a bad one. Look for the Bears to run the ball often this week against Jacksonville, leaving Orton as a poor choice once again.
Forte could be a top-5 pick in fantasy drafts next season as he has proven to be a solid force for the Bears. He topped the 1,000-yard mark last week at Minnesota as he gained 96 yards on 22 carries, and he also had four receptions for 29 yards and a TD as he now has 48 receptions on the season. The Jaguars rank 20th against the run, so look for Forte to again get 25-plus touches and put up another solid scoring line.
Hester showed off his big play skills in the first quarter against Minnesota as he took a quick slant pass and turned it into a 65-yard TD strike. Unfortunately, he was limited to just two more catches after that for a total of two yards. He's a risky fantasy play each week, but those big play skills makes it tough to sit him, especially this week against a very suspect Jaguars' pass defense.
Lloyd hasn't been the same wideout since he returned from his calf injury as he has just four catches in three games. He was limited to one 24-yard catch last week at Minnesota even though he was targeted several times. Forget about him this week as he's just not a worthy risk anymore.
Davis has had one catch in each of his last four games, which just doesn't get it cut in fantasy football. He had one catch for 17 yards against Minnesota last week and projecting what he will do this week is rather easy. Forget about him.
Olsen has been a major disappointment recently as he was shut out in Week 12 and then held to just one catch for seven yards last week at Minnesota. Desmond Clark also was held to just one catch last week, so starting either TE this week against Jacksonville is very risky. Leave both on the bench until Orton improves.