If the Bengals are going to fulfill the preseason buzz they've generated, it will fall on Dalton's shoulders to carry them deep into the playoffs. He won't look totally like that quarterback this week.
Green-Ellis will manage a short-yardage touchdown, but we'll start to see why a changing of the running-back guard is likely in Cincinnati this season.
Eighty-two combined yards and four catches in an NFL debut against one of the league's better defenses? It could certainly be worse.
Green will pick up right where he left off last season, at least in the scoring department. Charles Tillman will give him fits most of the afternoon, though.
No reason to even consider Hawkins until the bye weeks start coming. He'll essentially be shut down against the Bears.
I think Sanu has all sorts of sleeper potential this season, but it won't show in Week 1. Look elsewhere.
One game, one touchdown. Not a bad way to start your career Mr. Eifert. He'll show this week why he can be a great weapon for Andy Dalton in the red zone.
The Bengals will run a lot of two tight-end sets this year, employing some of the principles we've seen work so well for the Patriots. Unfortunately for his owners, it won't do much for Gresham this week.
A missed Nugent field goal will loom large after the Bears take home a three-point victory. Stay away from him this week
It might be hard to belive it now, but the Bengals and Bears will go down as two of the best teams in 2013. The Bengals defense is too good not to get after Jay Cutler, even in a loss.
Cutler will get off to a nice start in Marc Trestman's offense, throwing two touchdown passes and nearly reaching 300 yards. Of course, he'll have one ugly pick after staring down Brandon Marshall for too long.
Forte will be in the MVP discussion this year. You heard it here first. He starts that campaign with a huge game against the Bengals, both on the ground and through the air.
Bush barely registers this week, carrying just six times for 17 yards.
What hip injury? All the bluster at the end of the preseason proves to be nothing more than a competitive guy blowing off some steam. Marshall starts 2013 looking just like the dominant fantasy receiver he was in 2012.
Jeffery is a nice sleeper this season, but he should be on your bench this week. He'll look promising this week, though, connecting with Cutler on one pass of more than 20 yards.
After all the talk of his lack of targets in the preseason, Bennett comes up big for the Bears on Sunday, catching five balls for 61 yards. He's a nice option this week
Gould has been one of the most accurate kickers since entering the league, and is on record as being none too pleased with management after they didn't extend him this offseason. He'll start the season right, going 1-for-1 on Sunday.
Brian Urlacher and Lovie Smith may be gone, but the Bears' defensive identity will remain intact. They'll force three turnovers and get to Andy Dalton four times in their Week 1 win.
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