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Bears fantasy report: Week 13

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By William Del Pilar

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

QB Jay Cutler (thumb) doesn't know when he'll start practicing again and won't put a timetable on his return. As a No. 2 fantasy QB, if you need to replace him do so as he likely won't make it back by Week 16, fantasy championship week. 

RB Matt Forté is causing some concern, with a three-game average of 23.3 utilizations for 78 yards and 0.3 TDs per game. You can't bench him but with Marion Barber expected to see an increase in carries, Forté's production could get hurt.  

RB Marion Barber should see an increase in carries with Jay Cutler out. The team will run more, and Barber is the goal-line back, with five TDs in eight games. He's only an injury fill-in, but as a TD vulture, he can score any game.

WR Johnny Knox had his best game of the season (4-145-1), but does pose risk, specifically because of QB Caleb Hanie. Hanie went to him with 10 targets last week, but there's no guarantee Hanie will stand up to a surprisingly good Chiefs defense.  

WR Earl Bennett (1-5-0 on four targets) was the team's hottest receiver the previous three games before this past week. You can't waive him yet as it could be a fluke; give him one more week but don't start him. 

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