Cutler has put crooked numbers on the board this season with 14 TD and 12 INT. He had an excellent statistical week in the Bears' blowout loss to the Cards, completing 29-of-47 passes for 369 yards with 3 TD (all to Greg Olsen) and 1 INT. The gunslinger is a No. 1 option against San Fran's 24th-ranked pass D.
Forte had 107 total yards against the Cardinals but only touched the ball 11 times. He had 5 carries for 33 yards and caught 6 passes for 74 yards. He's been over 100 rushing yards only once and has gotten into the end zone just three times this year. He's a No. 2 fantasy option against the Niners' D that gave up 34 points last week to Chris Johnson and company.
After catching 6 balls for 94 yards in a lopsided loss to Arizona, Hester's averaging 7 catches for 90 yards since the bye. We doubted his ability to be a No.1 NFL WR because of his return-man pedigree, but he is proving more productive and durable than expected. Consider him a lower-end No. 2 fantasy option against the Niners' often-porous pass defense.
Johnny Boy caught 4 balls for 30 yards against the Cardinals. The rookie wideout had better Knox on wood, because he'll need lots of luck to become a relevant fantasy player again. His 27 catches for 340 yards on the year are pedestrian at best. He's not a strong fantasy WR option.
Olsen caught 5 balls for 71 yards and 3 TD against the Cardinals. His three scores gave him 6 TD on the season, second among tight ends. He doesn't have the reception and yardage numbers that the elite TEs do, but is a good option as he is a favorite target of Cutler's in the red zone.
The Bears got absolutely exposed by Kurt Warner and his 5 TD passes. They were shorthanded from the beginning after Tommie Harris took the dumbest penalty in the history of dumb penalties when he slugged Deuce Lutui in the face in front of a ref. They're a lower-end No. 2 fantasy option at this point -- 15th in YPG, 22nd in PPG -- and they still really miss Brian Urlacher.
Smith had a rough game against the Titans, throwing 3 picks and fumbling, though he didn't kill fantasy owners because he also had 286 yards and 2 TD. He merits a fantasy start in leagues with flex options or as a Matt Schaub bye-week replacement.
Gore had another good week against the Titans, gaining 83 yards on just 15 carries with a TD and 75 yards on 7 catches. He's No. 1 fantasy RB against the league's 21st-ranked run defense, which gave up 70 yards apiece to Tim Hightower and Beanie Wells last week.
Crabtree had his worst game as a pro against the Titans, only catching 3 passes for 30 yards. He was targeted 8 times though, and is going to bust out with a monster game sooner or later. He merits consideration as a starter against the Bears' lethargic pass defense. He's a No. 2 fantasy WR.
After catching 1 ball for 3 yards against the Titans, Bruce has only has 20 catches for 24 yards with nary a TD on the year and is not a good fantasy option. Probably the last week you'll see him up here as the veteran's remaining fantasy revelance fades away.
With 10 catches for 102 yards, Vernon Davis showed why he's an elite fantasy TD. He ranks tops among tight ends with 7 TDs, third in receptions with 42 and fifth in yards with 477. He has hit pay dirt in four of the past six games and is a must-start TE.
The Nedneator went 2-for-2 against the Cards to improve to 9-for-11 on the year. He did not have a FG attempt in the two weeks prior. He's not much of a fantasy consideration because he just doesn't get the opportunities.
The Niners' D ranks 17th in PPG and 19th in YPG. They sacked Vince Young only once and didn't force a turnover. They had a nice start to the year, but at this point they're a low-end No. 2 option against Da Bears.