Soldier Field | Sunday, October 17 | 1:00 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Bears 20, Seahawks 10
185 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INTHasselbeck hasn't thrown for more than 233 yards in a game and has more interceptions (6) than touchdowns (4). If he was ever your starter, he should be out of your lineup by now.
25 rush yardsIt's tough to gauge what Lynch's role will be in his first game with Seattle. He wasn't brought in to ride the bench however, so expect some kind of timeshare with Justin Forsett. It may be better just to avoid either back this week if you can.
2 rec, 15 rec yards, 35 rush yardsForsett was a mediocre fantasy option before Marshawn Lynch joined the Seahawks. His best rushing performance was a 65-yard performance against the Rams, and he has yet to find the end zone. Be sure to downgrade Forsett going forward.
4 rec, 55 yardsWilliams should see a significant uptick in targets with Deion Branch headed for greener pastures in New England. Still, Matt Hasselbeck has been so inconsistent that starting any Seahawk receiver comes with serious risk.
4 rec, 45 yardsTate leads the current receiving corps with seven receptions over the last two weeks. The rookie's role in the offense was slowly expanding in Seattle even before Deion Branch left. Keep an eye on Tate going forward, though leave him on waivers for now.
6 rec, 70 yards, 1 TDDespite a dud last week, Carlson has been Matt Hasselbeck's most consistent receiving option. That doesn't mean he should be a weekly fantasy starter, but he's definitely worth considering in a bye week.
1 PAT, 1 FGWith just four field-goal attempts, backed by a declining offense, Mare is better left on waivers until further notice.
2 sacks, 2 INTThe Seahawks have held strong against the run, but have bled a lot of yards through the air. That's bad news against a pass-first Bears offense.
255 pass yards, 2 pass TD, 2 INTReports are that Cutler has been cleared to play Sunday. He should excel against a Seahawks secondary giving up 319 yards per game passing.
5 rec, 55 rec yards, 1 rec TD, 50 rush yardsForte enjoyed a career day with 166 yards rushing against Carolina. With Jay Cutler likely returning, don't expect the Bears to go so run-heavy again, but don't think the coaching staff didn't take notice either. Forte will touch the ball plenty.
3 rec, 65 yardsWith Jay Cutler (concussion) expected to return this week, there won't be another one-reception flop by Knox. He should return to his normal 3-4 receptions a game as a deep ball specialist.
2 rec, 30 yardsHester's next best day receiving outside of his 77-yard performance in Week 2 is 17-yard output in Week 1 against Detroit. Jay Cutler's return will help a lot, but Hester is too inconsistent to start with any confidence.
3 rec, 45 yards, 1 TDOlsen had been by far the Bears' best fantasy pass catcher before last week's zero-reception performance with Todd Collins at quarterback. Jay Cutler should return this week, so expect Olsen's numbers to rebound immediately.
2 PATs, 2 FGsGould is 10-for-11 on field goals this season, and should have plenty of opportunities to kick against the Seahawks.
3 sacks, 2 INTThe Bears have been one of the league's most opportunistic defenses with seven interceptions, and one of its best run defenses allowing just 3.5 yards per carry. They should be safe to deploy against a Seahawk offense that isn't moving much at the moment.
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