Bears fantasy report: Week Five

Posted Oct. 07, 2011 @ 11:23 a.m.
Posted By William Del Pilar

Here are some of the Bears' fantasy football options this week:

QB Jay Cutler's play is declining, with a 54.2 completion percentage and an average of 240 yards with 1.3 TDs and one interception per game. He quickly has fallen into No. 2 fantasy QB status.

After 0.2 yards per carry last week, RB Matt Forté (25-205-1) exploded with 8.2 yards per carry after the team committed to the run. He's proving elite and an every-week start.

Backup RB Marion Barber, seeing his first action, scored a TD in the win over the Panthers but has no value outside the deepest of leagues. He's only a handcuff to Forté unless his role expands.

WR Johnny Knox has yet to break out, but as a mid-tier player with upside he still has value with bye weeks and injuries starting to set in. He started last week and could get going as the team's No. 1 receiver.

WR Dane Sanzenbacher's two-week TD run ended, but as the slot receiver in this offense he has consideration in larger leagues. He's a watch-list player.