Fantasy Football 2014: 5 Players to Draft From Chicago Bears

5 Chicago Bears to Draft for Your Fantasy Team

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The Chicago Bears lit up the scoreboard for most of the 2013 season. They finished second in points per game (27.8) and eighth in total yards per game (381.8). With a healthy Jay Cutler and a second year under Head Coach Marc Trestman, the Bears offense should be just as powerful this season. Here are five players from the Bears to draft for your fantasy team in 2014.

K Robbie Gould

Robbie Gould
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K Robbie Gould

Robbie Gould
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While deciding on what kicker to draft shouldn't be a big deal, it will definitely help your team. Robbie Gould finished as the 14th-best kicker, but could easily finish in the top 10 this season. With the Bears changing to a more offensive team, Gould will have plenty of field goal opportunities. He was 9-for-11 from 40 yards and beyond and 45-for-46 on PATs. He is one of the most consistent kickers in the game.

TE Martellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett
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TE Martellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett
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The tight end position features three or four elite players, a few valuable players and then the rest. Martellus Bennett falls in the valuable category. Despite his five touchdowns, he finished 10th in fantasy points among tight ends. His 759 yards and five scores were both career highs. Cutler will utilize his tight end, making Bennett a valuable tight end later in drafts.

WR Alshon Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery
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WR Alshon Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery
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After having a mediocre rookie season, Alshon Jeffery emerged out of nowhere and finished as the ninth-best wide receiver. He succeeded with both Cutler and Josh McCown under center. He had two 200-yard games and scored four touchdowns in the final six games of the season. At 6-foot-4 with breakaway speed, Jeffery is on the verge of breaking into the elite ranks of wide receivers.

WR Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall
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WR Brandon Marshall

Brandon Marshall
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Even with teammate Jeffery cracking the top 10, Brandon Marshall ended up in the top five among wide receivers. His 12 touchdowns and 1,295 yards helped. He also finished with six 100-yard games. He scored a touchdown in each of the final three games of the season. Marshall's career was practically over in Miami, but reuniting with Cutler put him back on the map. Marshall will finish in the top 10 again.

RB Matt Forte

Matt Forte
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RB Matt Forte

Matt Forte
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All I have to say about Matt Forte is about time. After years of losing carries to backup Michael Bush, Forte showed what he can do as the every-down back for the Bears. He finished as the third-best running back in all of football. His 1,339 rushing yards, 594 receiving yards and nine touchdowns were all career highs for Forte. He will be drafted as a top-5 pick this season. With no serious threat to his position, Forte will be the guy to own.

Bill Pivetz is a fantasy sports writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @BPiv_Sports.


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