Fantasy Player Projections

 
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Monday , Oct. 01 | 08:30 PM EST (ESPN)
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Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJay Cutler

Jay Cutler

211 pass yards, pass TD, INT

In his last three road starts, Cutler has completed 50.5 percent of his passes, with four touchdowns, six interceptions and an average of 186.6 passing yards. You want that?

RBMichael Bush

Michael Bush

68 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 24 rec yards

Bush will continue to lead the Chicago running game as Matt Forte takes care of his bum foot and will face a Dallas run defense that has been middle of the road.

WRBrandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

5 rec, 71 yards, rec TD

Marshall had 103 yards and a touchdown on Thanksgiving against Dallas last year. Of course, that Cowboys team didn't have Brandon Carr or Morris Claiborne. It might be wise for Marshall owners to trim their expectations a tad.

WRAlshon Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery

3 rec, 38 yards

Jeffery has seen as many chances as Earl Bennett; he's just done more with those opportunities. This week, however, he is overmatched against a Cowboys coverage unit that will keep him contained.

TEKellen Davis

Kellen Davis

1 rec, 14 yards

So far Davis has caught just three of the 10 balls thrown in his direction, the worst conversion percentage for any Chicago receiver. Fantasy owners could do better -- much, much better.

KRobbie Gould

Robbie Gould

2 PATs, 2 FGs

Gould is a little bit of a homer. Four of the five games in which he reached double digit points last year came at home, and so far this season he has scored 11 points in both of the Bears' home games compared to only four points in the loss at Green Bay.

DEFENSE

2 Sacks

The surprising play of NFC Defensive Player of the Month candidate Tim Jennings (four picks), combined with an outstanding run defense, makes the Bears a team fantasy owners should note.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBTony Romo

Tony Romo

296 pass yards, 2 pass TDs, 13 rush yards

Where are the touchdowns? Romo has tossed just one the past two weeks. The Bears are aggressive and will attempt to force Romo into mistakes -- and it seems like those are the matchups in which Romo is at his best, a la Week 1 against the Giants.

RBDeMarco Murray

DeMarco Murray

63 rush yards, 2 rec, 23 rec yards

When is Murray going to catch a break? He's faced the Seahawks, Buccaneers and now the Bears -- all top-10 run defenses. Fantasy owners probably can't afford to sit him, but they should not expect a big night, either.

RBFelix Jones

Felix Jones

17 rush yards, 1 rec, 9 rec yards

Jones' stat-line from last week: one carry for minus-one yard. He continues to play a role in the Dallas passing game and on special teams, but this Cowboy's fantasy days are over for now.

WRMiles Austin

Miles Austin

7 rec, 92 yards, rec TD

Austin has been a big-play magnet for this offense, and should take advantage of a Bears defense that will pay more attention to Dez Bryant and Jason Witten. Austin caught 10 balls the last time he faced Chicago (2010).

WRDez Bryant

Dez Bryant

5 rec, 61 yards

Something isn't quite right when Bryant is averaging only 12.6 yards per catch and hasn't found the end zone. He's bordering on fantasy backup status at this point.

WRKevin Ogletree

Kevin Ogletree

2 rec, 33 yards

The last time Ogletree was on prime time TV he had the performance of his life. We're not betting on seeing an encore this week.

TEJason Witten

Jason Witten

6 rec, 73 yards, rec TD

Fantasy owners may be tempted to lose faith in Witten, who has posted two games of 10 or fewer yards this season. This we know: Tony Romo hasn't lost faith in his trusted tight end; the Dallas quarterback will continue to look for ways to get the ball to No. 82.

KDan Bailey

Dan Bailey

2 PATs, 3 FGs

Like last week, Bailey will enjoy a game in which both defenses will yield yards, but hold steady near the goal line -– a kicker's delight.

DEFENSE

INT, 3 Sacks

The Cowboys' two new cornerbacks are helping the front seven wreak havoc. Plus, few quarterbacks have been sacked as often as Jay Cutler this season.

 
 
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