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Formations Fantasy Football Review: Chicago Bears Edition

For many years, there were very few Chicago Bears to draft in fantasy football. Well, we live in a different world now. From Cutler, to Forte, to Marshall, this team is loaded with fantastic fantasy options. Here is some more information on the Bears.

Star: Alshon Jeffery (WR)

13 Stats: 89 receptions-1,421 yards-7 TDs

Why He’s a Star: There are so many options in the Chicago Bears offense for this feature. Brandon Marshall, Matt Forte, and Martellus Bennett are other solid options for all to draft, but we will focus on Jeffery. After struggling his first year, Jeffery burst onto the scene in 2013. The only worry about Jeffery is if he will maintain the level of receptions/yards due to the fact there are so many options in the offense. You may see his receptions and yards slightly decrease and his touchdowns increase. He is definitely a WR1.

Avoid: Ka’Deem Carey (RB)

13 Stats: Rookie

Why to Avoid: Matt Forte is a stud RB that is a sure fire first round pick. However, he does have a history of injuries. Carey was drafted to be his backup. He is very talented, but comes from a very different style of offense in college. I think if something were to happen to Forte, Michael Ford may get the majority of the carries.

Sleeper: Marquess Wilson (WR)

Why He’s A Sleeper: Wilson is moving into the third receiver slot in this high-powered offense. He may not see as many targets as the players mentioned above, but if someone goes down with an injury, big things could be on the way for Wilson. He is worth a stash, especially in a dynasty/keeper league.

IDP to Watch: D.J. Williams (LB)

13 Stats: 19 tackles-8 assists-2 sacks

Why: The biggest obstacle in D.J. Williams career has never been talent. Injuries have slowed down Williams many times, including next year. However, if he stays healthy, he is poised to put up 90-100 total tackles and be a solid LB3.

This article was written by Eric Talbot of Formations Fantasy Football League. You can follow him on twitter @etalbot81

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