Bears QB Cutler to start Sunday


Bears QB Cutler to start Sunday

ESPN's Michael C. Wright has reported that Bears coach, Marc Trestman has named Jay Cutler the starting quarterback for their game vs. the Cleveland Browns in Week 15. "We plan on him playing, and we plan on him playing well", Trestman stated. "I expect Jay to play efficiently and play well on Sunday. That's why he's gonna be up."

In five starts since Cutler's injury, backup quarterback, Josh McCown has gone 3-2, completing 69% of his passes, and throwing 13 touchdowns to only 1 interception. Cutler was sporting a 4-4 record, with a 63% completion percentage, 13 touchdowns and 8 interceptions up to that point.

Fantasy Analysis:

Anyone who has ridden the McCown Train into the playoffs the past few weeks needs to jump off and start looking for another ride!!

While this is good news for anyone who has held onto Cutler, awaiting his glorious (or not so glorious) return, fantasy owners who have enjoyed the spoils of McCown's on-field success cannot be happy with this news. With a QBR of 85.7 to Cutler's 63.2, McCown had earned a spot in the hearts of Bears fans and fantasy owners alike, capping it off with a 5 TD performance in Week 14 vs. the much-hated Dallas Cowboys.

This does little to impact anyone else's value, apart from Cutler and McCown. WR's Brandon Marshall @BMarshall, Alshon Jeffery @TheJefferyShow, and RB Matt Forte @MattForte22 are all still Top 10 plays at their positions this week vs. Cleveland. Cutler is a viable option for sure, as he's our #13 ranked QB this week.


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3 Comments | Add Yours

rusty leave your opinion of the cowboys to yourself. no one asked for it.

Posted by:
RHINOX168 12/12/13 06:57 PM

Yea Rusty, you don't know what your talking about.

Posted by:
YoungMoney Winners 12/12/13 07:50 PM

Sorry fellas! Nothing personal towards the 'Boys!

Posted by:
Rusty Reeves 12/12/13 08:43 PM

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Rusty has been an avid fantasy player since 2000, focusing primarily on football and dabbling a little in baseball. After dominating his local 16 team, auction league for the last 10 years, he and partner Mark Weakley have entered the high stakes world, making the playoffs and finishing 12th in their inaugural 252 team Main Event. They are also regulars in the playoffs in the auction format. He converses regularly with some of the best high stakes pros in the industry. Rusty joined the Scout Fantasy team in December 2013.
Rusty works in Training for a Top 12 world-wide Pharma company and also utilizes his real estate broker's license by owning investment properties and representing clients in real estate transactions.
A 2000 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, Rusty resides in the Evansville, IN area with his wife & two daughters.