Fantasy Player Projections

 
Rams
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Bears
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBSam Bradford

Sam Bradford

210 pass yards, pass TD, 2 INTs

The 2010 No. 1 overall pick came through with a big game in Week 2, throwing for 310 yards and three touchdowns against the Redskins. His upcoming schedule ( @CHI, SEA, ARI, @MIA, GB, NE, @SF, NYJ) make him a free agent not worth adding.

RBSteven Jackson

Steven Jackson

45 rush yards, 3 rec, 20 rec yards

A groin injury cut Jackson's Week 2 effort short, and now he has just 111 rushing yards after two games. This groin injury could open the door further for impressive rookie Daryl Richardson to get more touches. The Bears have allowed an average of 85 rushing yards in two games.

RBDaryl Richardson

Daryl Richardson

35 rush yards, 2 rec, 15 rec yards

The rookie out of Abilene Christian did a fine job against the Redskins in place of Steven Jackson injured. He had 15 carries for 85 yards, which should earn him more playing time. He's a solid waiver wire pickup for Week 3.

WRDanny Amendola

Danny Amendola

7 rec, 90 yards, rec TD

Sam Bradford's favorite target continues to look more like Wes Welker than Wes Welker. Amendola caught 15 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown in Week 2. He's an impact player the Bears will have to figure out. Make him a fantasy WR2 in PPR leagues, and a flex in others.

WRSteve Smith

Steve Smith

3 rec, 30 yards

Smith was targeted five times against Washington in Week 2, for three catches and 39 yards. As defenses realize they have to give Danny Amendola more attention, Smith should see more targets.

TELance Kendricks

Lance Kendricks

3 rec, 35 yards

The sophomore tight end caught just two passes for 25 yards in Week 2. The past two tight ends who faced the Bears averaged just three receptions for 21 yards.

KGreg Zuerlein

Greg Zuerlein

PAT, 2 FGs

It's officially time to recognize that the rookie kicker has some fantasy value, as he has kicked three field goals and two extra points in each game this season. The Rams face a tough upcoming schedule, however.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

The Rams had a tough time with the Redskins and their rookie quarterback, which most teams will continue to have this season. The Bears are hurting on offense, but not enough to consider the Rams in fantasy play.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJay Cutler

Jay Cutler

270 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, INT, 15 rush yards

Cutler started strong in Week 1, moving from fantasy QB2 to fantasy QB1 status after his game against the Colts. But the game against the Packers in Week 2 was sobering, as Cutler threw for just 126 yards and four interceptions. Until the Bears sort out their protection issues, Cutler is a borderline fantasy starter each week.

RBMichael Bush

Michael Bush

80 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 25 rec yards

Bush should see a much bigger role while Matt Forte is out with injured ankle. Even with Forte healthy, Bush has played well. The St. Louis defense should cure the Bears' offensive woes.

RBArmando Allen

Armando Allen

15 rush yards

With Matt Forte sidelined, the Bears might give Allen a few more touches, but from a fantasy perspective he won't be worth owning.

WRBrandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

9 rec, 105 yards, rec TD

After being thrown to 15 times in Week 1, Marshall was targeted just five times against the Packers in Week 2. Jay Cutler and Marshall should have a much better day against the Rams.

WRAlshon Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery

4 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

The rookie scored in his NFL debut, but was shut down for just one catch in Week 2. The Bears should expect a rebound offensively against the Rams, and Jeffery could play a role, but he is still not a fantasy starter.

TEKellen Davis

Kellen Davis

3 rec, 25 yards

Through two games, Davis has just one catch on seven targets. Granted, that one catch was a touchdown against the Packers, but those are too uncommon for Davis and his would-be fantasy owners.

KRobbie Gould

Robbie Gould

3 PATs, 2 FGs

After a Week 1 offensive explosion, the Bears were pulled back a bit in Week 2, which cut Gould's fantasy scoring opportunities in half. He's a decent fantasy option in Week 3, as he has been perfect on all of his kicks thus far (3-for-3 on field goals, 6-for-6 on extra points).

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 3 Sacks

The Bears forced the Colts into five turnovers in Week 1, but the Packers had just two in Week 2. The Bears' true fantasy value, however, lies in their sack totals. They have eight sacks after two weeks, and they should harass quarterback Sam Bradford all day.

 
 
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