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Yards, receptions, touchdowns.... Chicago simply doesn't allow much of anything that makes for a strong fantasy performance by a running back. So what will that mean for the league's leading rusher?
The Barber Farewell Tour has gone well so far (save for the one-TD problem). En route to being named NFC Offensive Player of the Month for October, Barber has been a model of consistency: He's one of only three players whose per-game rushing average (103.8) eclipses the century mark, and even his worst game (51 yards) was offset by stellar receiving stats (7 for 57).
The Bears are anything but cuddly against the run, allowing 91.1 yards per game. (Only three opposing backs have topped 75 yards, and none have reached the end zone.) Briggs and fellow linebacker Brian Urlacher (whose status is uncertain after suffering a sprained left foot in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins) lead a unit that has forced a league-high 15 fumbles.