Fantasy Player Projections

 
Texans
Soldier Field
Sunday , Nov. 11 | 08:20 PM EST (NBC)
Bears
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMatt Schaub

Matt Schaub

219 pass yards, pass TD, INT

All Schaub has to do is travel to unfriendly Soldier Field to face a Bears defense that leads the league in interceptions (17) and ranks third in sacks (25). No sweat, right?

RBArian Foster

Arian Foster

82 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 22 rec yards

Sure, the Bears have the best front seven in the league -- but no unit has effectively neutralized Foster this season. Why should Chicago be any different? Foster has scored in every game and has gained 100 yards from scrimmage in five of eight.

WRAndre Johnson

Andre Johnson

3 rec, 57 yards

Johnson's fantasy stock has suffered this season. He hasn't scored since Week 3, and defenses like the Broncos' and Jets' have limited his touch count. The Bears will make stopping Johnson a priority.

WRKevin Walter

Kevin Walter

3 rec, 34 yards

Walter has been targeted an average of just more than four times per game this season, and never more than six. He does not see enough work in this offense to remain relevant to fantasy owners. Check back next week and the message will be the same.

TEOwen Daniels

Owen Daniels

6 rec, 81 yards, rec TD

Daniels could be the Texans' secret weapon this week. In the month of October, Chicago allowed Marcedes Lewis and Brandon Pettigrew to catch five balls each, and allowed Dallas' Jason Witten to catch 13 passes for 112 yards.

KShayne Graham

Shayne Graham

2 PATs, 3 FGs

Graham trails only Stephen Gostkowski for extra point attempts -- and that stat is partially to blame for Graham's low point production. The Texans score too many touchdowns. Chicago's unforgiving defense could be a blessing for Graham this week.

DEFENSE

INT, 3 Sacks

The Texans are one of two defenses to rank among the top five in pass and run defense (San Francisco is the other). J.J. Watt and company will rough up Jay Cutler on more than one occasion this week, putting Chicago in undesirable situations.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJay Cutler

Jay Cutler

228 pass yards, pass TD, INT

It's not a matter of if Cutler will get knocked down this week, but rather how he will respond. The Texans allow opposing passers a 75.4 QB Rating and will do all they can to get into the head of Chicago's easily agitated quarterback.

RBMatt Forte

Matt Forte

79 rush yards, rush TD, 2 rec, 23 rec yards

Forte has gained 95 or more rushing yards in three of the past four weeks, but this week the yards will be harder to come by. No opposing rusher has gained more than 65 yards against Houston over the team's last four games.

RBMichael Bush

Michael Bush

11 rush yards

Bush was embarrassed last week (1.6 yards per carry), failing to duplicate Matt Forte's success against Tennessee. The Bears turned to Armando Allen, who had better results. Bush is still the backup, but his stock is falling.

WRBrandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

4 rec, 79 yards, rec TD

The Texans' secondary has held opposing receivers in check all season, but Marshall is playing on another level and could be immune to suffering from the matchup. He had 138 yards against Dallas' top-five pass defense and has caught six touchdowns over the past five games.

WREarl Bennett

Earl Bennett

3 rec, 29 yards

It's pointless to argue whether Bennett or Devin Hester rank as the Bears' No. 2 receiver. Neither sees much attention from Jay Cutler, and neither player has delivered a fantasy performance this season worthy of praise.

TEKellen Davis

Kellen Davis

2 rec, 17 yards

The Bears have virtually removed the tight end position from their game plan, and last week not a single one of Jay Cutler's 26 attempts went to a tight end. Since catching three balls for 62 yards on Oct. 1, Davis has seen just four passes thrown in his direction the past four games combined.

KRobbie Gould

Robbie Gould

2 PATs, FG

Gould has been one of the top fantasy kickers this season, delivering five games of 10 or more points, but this contest could be trouble. Houston has allowed 11 field-goal attempts; only New England and San Diego have allowed fewer kicks.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

The Bears' defense has made big play after big play. This week, though, the unit faces a Texans squad that leads the league with the fewest number of giveaways (six).

 
 
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