Jay Cutler's Demise In Fantasy Football

By lamarcolyer
Benny Sieu-US Presswire

It would be an understatement to say Chicago Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler, had a night to forget.

Once again, in the prime time spotlight, Cutler shrunk. Now albeit, not all was of his doing; however, the quarterback always get the blame for a loss. This is no different.

After last night’s debacle, sports analysts abroad are starting to lose faith in the tenacious gunslinger, wondering if he is the right guy to lead the Bears to a Super Bowl.

However, putting that aside, what about his prospects in fantasy football – at least for next week?

To be a starting fantasy QB, one has to be consistent every week, something Cutler has trouble with.

The Bears come home to square off with the St. Louis Rams, and judging how awful the Rams has been over the years, Cutler should be a shoe-in to start in leagues.

In the Rams’ regular season opener, the secondary made Matthew Stafford work to lead to the Detroit Lions to victory. Stafford went 32-48 for 355 yards and a TD.  Unfortunately, he threw three interceptions as well.

What should give Cutler owners hope is that he’s playing at home.  Cutler plays miles better at Soldier Field than on the road.

However, much unlike Thursday night, Cutler will have to be very cautious against the Rams’ secondary.

The Rams have a couple of standout corners in All-Pro Cortland Finnegan and rookie Janoris Jenkins. Ironically enough, both picked off Stafford last week.

Will Cutler do so?  Well, he clearly didn’t do a very good job in steering clear of the Packers secondary as Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams were responsible for picking off Cutler three of the four times.

Cutler will and should bounce back against the Rams.  If anyone starts him, I’d understand as he would be playing in a comfort level.  Whenever the Bears are on the road, think twice – particularly against elite competition.  Suffice it to say, Cutler will likely be nothing more than just a quality fantasy back-up.


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