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Here are some of the Bears' fantasy football options this week:
QB Josh McCown will start this week against the Packers after Caleb Hanie posted three TDs and nine interceptions in four games as the starter. McCown has no fantasy value.
RB Marion Barber was shut down last week with a calf injury and hasn't been able to practice this week yet. Look for updates into the holiday weekend but Kahlil Bell might start and could see more time even if Barber plays. Both have fantasy value.
RB Kahlil Bell showed his pass-receiving abilities and his skills as a fantasy dual-threat last week, outplaying Barber, who is hobbled by a calf injury. Regardless of Barber's health and playing status, Bell has value in larger leagues based on the matchup.
WR Devin Hester (ankle) has been held out of practice this week, so look for updates, but he went through this last week and should play. He has no fantasy value outside return leagues.
Even with a new QB in Josh McCown, you don't want to risk your championship week on any Bears receiver, including Hester, Roy Williams or Earl Bennett. No matter how high-scoring you think the Bears-Packers game could be, it won't be for the Bears.