Top 5 Chicago Bears to Take in Your 2014 Fantasy Football Draft

Top 5 Chicago Bears to Take in Your 2014 Fantasy Football Draft

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A couple years ago, the Chicago Bears' defense was probably your best fantasy play from this franchise. No longer is that the case as last year they proved to have one of the best offenses in the entire league. So, who should you be drafting in your fantasy football leagues and when? Click through to find out.

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Honorable Mention: WR Marquess Wilson

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Honorable Mention: WR Marquess Wilson

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This depends entirely on if he can secure the slot WR spot on the depth chart in training camp and the preseason, which I believe he will. He's been training with Brandon Marshall this whole offseason, and we all saw the affect that had on Alshon Jeffery in 2013. Wilson possesses the speed to bring a new dynamic to the Bears' WR corps if he's up to the challenge and could be someone to look for as a waiver-wire pickup sometime during the season.

5. TE Martellus Bennett

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5. TE Martellus Bennett

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In his first season in Chicago, Martellus Bennett had the best season of his career with 65 receptions on 96 targets for 759 yards and five TDs. Those numbers should only improve in 2014, as the entire offense will be heading into their second season in Marc Trestman's offense. Expect a similar number of yards and catches, but perhaps a few more TDs. His ADP has him going sometime around Round 11, which is a good spot to get a TE.

4. QB Jay Cutler

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4. QB Jay Cutler

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Jay Cutler looks ready to have his best season as a pro in 2014. Going into his second year in the system, that should be the case, especially with the fantastic supporting cast around him. If he stays healthy for the entire season, don't be surprised if he throws for over 4,000 yards and 30-plus TDs. His ADP has him going in the ninth round as the 13th QB taken. You can take a chance on him and not draft a QB until late, or take him as your QB2.

3. WR Alshon Jeffery

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3. WR Alshon Jeffery

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The 2013 campaign, as everyone knows, was Alshon Jeffery's coming out party. Right now he's currently a top 10 WR being taken in fantasy, and it's not surprising after his 89-reception, 1,421-yard and seven-TD performance last year. If you want him, which you should, he's currently going early in Round 3. If you can get him during that round, your WR position will be looking pretty solid.

2. WR Brandon Marshall

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2. WR Brandon Marshall

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Despite Jeffery's emergence, Brandon Marshall is still the man of the Bears' WR corps. He is and always will be Cutler's favorite target, especially in the red zone as he led the team with 12 TD receptions. He also had 100 receptions for 1,295 yards. Marshall is currently being drafted early in the second round as a top five WR in fantasy. Potentially, if you're lucky, you could get Marshall in Round 2 and Jeffery in Round 3. But who in Round 1?

1. RB Matt Forte

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1. RB Matt Forte

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If you want to go crazy and draft a bunch of Chicago Bears in your fantasy draft, there's no question Matt Forte should be your first pick. The Bears' do-it-all RB is currently going in the middle of Round 1 on average (fourth back taken), as he should. He was a monster last year with 1,339 yards on the ground to go with 594 yards through the air on 74 receptions. Factor in 12 total TDs, and it's clear he's the best fantasy player on the Bears.


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