Fantasy Player Projections

 
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Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJay Cutler

Jay Cutler

210 pass yards, pass TD, INT

Cutler was a big disappointment in Week 15 against Green Bay, throwing for just 135 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Despite having one of the game's best receivers on his team, Cutler has just five touchdown passes in his past five games.

RBMatt Forte

Matt Forte

90 rush yards, rush TD, 3 rec, 24 rec yards

Forte rushed 20 times for 69 yards against Green Bay in Week 15. He also caught five passes for a team-high 64 yards. He hasn't scored a rushing touchdown or hit the 100-yard rushing mark in his past six games, but the Cardinals have trouble against the run, which bodes well for Forte in Week 16.

RBMichael Bush

Michael Bush

14 rush yards, 1 rec, 7 rec yards

While Bush (ribs) was active for Week 15 against Green Bay, he didn't receive any touches. Armando Allen got some carries in his place, but most of the touches are going to go to Matt Forte once again in Week 16.

WRBrandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall

9 rec, 110 yards, rec TD

Marshall caught a team-high six passes for 56 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the Packers. He gets a ton of balls thrown his way (58 targets over the past four games) and he remains a top-three fantasy wide receiver in most leagues.

WRAlshon Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery

3 rec, 30 yards

Jeffery didn't record a catch in Week 15 against Green Bay, because the catches he did make got called back for offensive pass interference. He's not worth starting in fantasy play just yet.

TEKellen Davis

Kellen Davis

2 rec, 12 yards

Davis didn't make any catches against the Packers in Week 15, mostly because he was never targeted. Look elsewhere for a fantasy tight end.

KOlindo Mare

Olindo Mare

2 PATs, FG

Mare kicked two 34-yard field goals and one extra point in Week 15 against the Packers. Robbie Gould wasn't lighting it up in fantasy play before his injury, and Mare isn't expected to set the world on fire either.

DEFENSE

2 INTs, 3 Sacks

The Bears recorded three sacks and two forced fumbles in Week 15 against Aaron Rodgers and Co. They also allowed the Packers to score 21 points. The Bears' D/ST should have a big day against the Cardinals, who are starting a rookie quarterback in Ryan Lindley.

Pos.PlayerProjection
QBRyan Lindley

Ryan Lindley

125 pass yards, 2 INTs

Lindley passed for 104 yards and an interception against the Lions in Week 15. The rookie has six interceptions and zero touchdown passes during his five games under center. Stay away … far away.

RBBeanie Wells

Beanie Wells

55 rush yards

Wells led the Cardinals with 17 carries for 67 yards and three touchdowns in Week 15 against the Lions. The Bears have allowed just six rushing touchdowns this season, however, so view Wells as an RB2 or flex option in Week 16.

RBLaRod Stephens-Howlin

LaRod Stephens-Howlin

23 rush yards, 2 rec, 14 rec yards

Stephens-Howling rushed five times for 20 yards against the Lions in Week 15. He'll continue to work as Beanie Wells' backup, which limits his fantasy value the rest of the way.

WRAndre Roberts

Andre Roberts

3 rec, 32 yards

Roberts caught three passes for 22 yards against Detroit in Week 15. His fantasy value has continued to dwindle each week, especially with a rookie under center.

WRLarry Fitzgerald

Larry Fitzgerald

4 rec, 28 yards

Fitzgerald caught a team-high four passes for just 22 yards against Detroit in Week 15. He hasn't scored since Week 9, and with a rookie quarterback under center, it doesn't seem like he'll be scoring again anytime soon.

WRMichael Floyd

Michael Floyd

3 rec, 25 yards

Floyd caught three passes for a team-high 37 yards in Week 15 against the Lions. The rookie wide receiver has tallied more than 40 yards receiving just once this season, though.

TERob Housler

Rob Housler

3 rec, 25 yards

Housler caught two passes for 13 yards against the Lions in Week 15 and has 21 catches for 146 yards in his past four games. He doesn't score touchdowns, though, which kills his fantasy value.

KJay Feely

Jay Feely

2 FGs

Feely kicked a 51-yard field goal and a season-high five extra points against the Lions on Sunday. He has eight field goals and eight extra points in his past five games.

DEFENSE

INT, 2 Sacks

The Cardinals' D/ST had a big day against the Lions in Week 15, scoring on two interception return and registering two sacks and four forced turnovers. While the Cards are an opportunistic bunch, it's tough to rely on them weekly in fantasy.

 
 
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