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2013 Team Outlook: Chicago Bears

A fantasy football preview of the Chicago Bears this season. Profiled players include Jay Cutler, Josh McCown, Matt Forte, Michael Bush, and Alshon Jeffery.

Wilson looks to move up the chart at wideout after his solid pre-season performance. Four receptions for 82 yards and a score shows he has the potential to make an impact. Wilson might be one of those guys you target late in your draft. He was on my list for longshots, but just did not make my top seven in that category. I like this guy and he should be on your radar as a likely key element in the Marshall, Jeffery and other WR mix with Earl Bennett out with a concussion. Wilson needs playing time and he should see it this pre-season.

Yes, Hester may be the most talented return man in the history of the NFL, but his value at wideout in negligible. I would not draft Hester and not even think about him for a spot on my roster unless he miraculously surprises us all and becomes extremely productive.

Marshall had a few low scoring affairs this past season, but when push comes to shove, he is a fantasy stud. The reinforcements on the O-line should provide Cutler with better protection and that means more time to get the ball to Marshall. The addition of Martellus Bennett should also provide a benefit to Marshall as he should be able to get open more often since Bennett can be a new threat in Chicago's offense that was lacking talent at TE.

Injury Status: Injured Reserve

Moss is another one of the recievers on this core that will likely be left out in the cold once Cutler gets fully in sync with Marshall, Jeffery and Martellus Bennett. Moss might see some action here and there, but fantasy-wise he is not draft worthy.

I am not quite going to call Martellus Bennett a fantasy stud, but I could make the case that this seasson in Chicago he is going to put up big numbers. I like the combination of Bennett, Marshall and Jeffery and think Cutler is going to love having a TE that he can rely upon. Bennett grabbed 55 passes for 5 TDs in New York last season. I am going to say he nabs 65 plus passes this season for 8 TDs.

Maneri is going to be the second TE to Martellus Bennett. Chicago spent their money on Bennett and he is going to run this position. Maneri might see some action, but is not draft worthy.