Brees kept the Saints in the playoff hunt with a gutsy 29-25 win over Atlanta last week as he completed 18-of-32 passes for 230 yards and two TDs. He leads the No. 1 ranked passing offense against a Bears' pass defense that ranks 28th in the NFL, allowing over 234 yards per game. If Brees gets time to throw this week, he will eat up the Bears, even in less than ideal conditions at Soldier Field on Thursday night.
Thomas has a chance to be a fantasy legend if he can continue to come through during the next two weeks -- playoff time in fantasy football. He already is highly regarded after rushing 16 times last week against Atlanta for 102 yards and a TD, while adding a seven-yard scoring reception. Unfortunately, this week will be a tougher battle as the Bears rank sixth against the run, so expect lesser numbers in Week 15, but still at least one score.
Bush looked rusty upon his return in Week 13, but last week against Atlanta he looked explosive as he rushed 10 times for 80 yards and added three receptions for 26 yards and a TD. He scored on a 5-yard pass from Brees in the first quarter and had several long runs from the backfield. He will likely struggle against the Bears on the ground, but look for him to have good success as a receiver out of the backfield.
Colston couldn't catch a break last week against Atlanta as he finished with just three catches for 26 yards. He had another big pass play called back by a penalty and had two other near catches nullified. He's still getting plenty of targets and should have a big game this week against a weak Bears' pass defense that ranks 28th in the NFL.
Moore has been rather quiet these last two weeks and fantasy teams who have ridden him to the playoffs are getting nervous. He had just three catches for 35 yards last week against Atlanta and now has five catches for 50 yards in the last two weeks. Look for Moore to turn things around this week as he attacks a poor Bears' defense that ranks 28th in the NFL against the pass.
Henderson continues to be a hit-or-miss long ball threat who shouldn't be a starter each week in fantasy football. Yes, he had three catches for 72 yards last week against Atlanta, but the five previous games he had failed to top 40 yards in receiving. Look for one or two big plays this week at Chicago, but he won't produce enough big plays to earn a starting job in your lineup.
Shockey still hasn't scored a TD this season with the Saints, but he has become a bigger part of the offense these last four weeks. Shockey had five catches for 64 yards last week against Atlanta and now has 20 catches for 212 yards in the last four games. Start him again this week and expect continued production.
Hartley has been a nice free agent pickup for fantasy teams and he should continue to succeed in the playoffs these next two weeks. Hartley is 11-of-11 in FG attempts thus far and has scored 48 points in five games.
Orton has struggled since he suffered the ankle injury in Week 9, but he played much better last week against Jacksonville and completed 20-of-34 passes for 219 yards and two TDs. It's unlikely that many fantasy playoff teams are being led by Orton, but if you have to play him this week against the Saints expect similar numbers as the Saints rank 26th in the NFL against the pass and have already given up 20 passing TDs.
Forte was held without a touchdown last week against Jacksonville for only the fifth time this year, but he still topped 100 total yards. The rookie ran for 69 yards on 21 carries and added 37 yards on five receptions for another solid day. He should top 100 total yards again this week against a Saints' defense that ranks 20th in the NFL against the run.
Hester has become a bigger part of the offense these last three weeks and is now a possible Flex play during the fantasy playoffs. He had five catches for 80 yards last week against Jacksonville and now has 13 catches for 204 yards and a TD during his last three games. The Saints are susceptible to the long ball, so don't be surprised if he scores again this week while adding 20 yards rushing.
Davis has had at least one catch in all 13 games this year, but he still has just a total of 33 catches after catching two last week against Jacksonville for 14 yards. Forget about him during your fantasy playoffs.
Olsen caught his third TD pass of the season last week against Jacksonville, a nice 22-yard pass from Orton. Olsen still is too inconsistent to start each week, but he could find paydirt this week against a weak Saints' pass defense, so consider him for Week 15.
The Bears had three sacks and an interception last week against Jacksonville and now have 19 INTs and 27 sacks on the season. They will need to blitz often and put pressure on Brees to have any chance of winning this week.