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Chicago Bears
Paul Brown Stadium | Sunday, October 25 | 1:00 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Bears 21, Bengals 20
Cincinnati Bengals
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJay Cutler
200 pass yards, 3 pass TD
Cutler threw for 300 yards and 2 TD with 2 INT in a losing effort against the Falcons last week in his fourth straight game with multiple TDs. He's a bona fide gunslinger and always a good starting option against the Bengals' 28th-ranked pass defense.
RBMatt Forte
4 rec, 30 rec yards, 55 rush yards
Forte's been a first-round bust. He's been over 100 yards once and into the end zone once. His 60 total yards against the Falcons (15 rushes for 23 yards and 5 receptions for 37 receiving yards) are a microcosm of his season. Cincy is tough against the run (11th in the league) and we could see more of the same from him.
WRDevin Hester
5 rec, 70 yards, 1 TD
Hester has 20 catches for 272 yards with 2 TDs on the season. He caught 6 balls for 83 yards against Atlanta and could have a nice game here. Consider him a No. 3 option, a good bye week guy.
WRJohnny Knox
4 rec, 55 yards, 1 TD
Cutler has formed a promising connection with Knox, who caught his third TD of the year against the Falcons. The quarterback is using him like he did rookie Eddie Royal last year and he's a decent No. 3 option going forward.
TEGreg Olsen
4 rec, 45 yards, 1 TD
Olsen got into the end zone again last week, catching 5 balls for 57 yards. He doesn't have the reception and yardage numbers that the elite TEs do, but he's a good option as he figures to be a primo target in the Red Zone.
KRobbie Gould
3 PATs
Gould is a good kicker and is a decent starting option any week. He didn't get a chance against Atlanta and has missed 1 FG this year.
Defense
2 sacks, 1 INT
This defense, starting to forge an identity of its own with Brian Urlacher out for the season, is trending up. Start without hesitation.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBCarson Palmer
170 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INT
Average game after average game (8 TD, 7 INT), Palmer's been Mr. Reliable this year. Against Houston, Palmer went 23-for-35 for 259 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT. Expect more of the same against the Bears.
RBCedric Benson
70 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Third in the league in rushing, Benson had a rough day against Houston, gaining 44 yards on 16 carries. On the bright side: He found the end zone again, his fourth rushing TD of the year. He's a good No. 1 option, even against the Bears sixth-ranked run D.
WRChad Ochocinco
5 rec, 95 yards, 1 TD
He's baa-aack ... ranking 10th in the league with 29 catches, Ochocinco broke the century mark last week for the first time against the Texans. He had 103 yards and continues to look like the Ochocinco of old (despite Palmer not looking like the Palmer of old). He's a legit No. 2 fantasy option against the 14th-ranked Bears pass defense.
WRAndre Caldwell
4 rec, 45 yards
The second-year WR out of Florida had 6 catches for 57 yards against the Texans. He's on pace for 64 catches, which isn't bad. He's still a low-level fantasy option. There are a number of guys like Caldwell on the waiver wire.
TEJ.P. Foschi
2 rec, 30 yards
Just 1 catch for 6 yards last week, 7 catches on the year. He should not be on a fantasy roster unless you play in a 24-team league.
KShayne Graham
2 PATs, 2 FGs
After missing kicks in 3 consecutive games, Graham was true from 50 against the Texans. Still, he's a low-end kicking option.
Defense
3 sacks, 1 INT
Ranking 19th in YPG, you probably don't want to be starting the Bengals against Jay Cutler unless you've got a terrible bye week matchup.
 
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