Bears RB Matt Forté has disappointed fantasy owners in the past, but he is worth a start in all formats against the Bills.
If Mike Martz has any interest in appeasing his critics by getting RBs Matt Forté and Chester Taylor more involved — and there's a good chance that he does not — this would be the week to do it.
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week Eight contests each of the last five seasons.
The Bears have moved to a pass-heavy offense this season under coordinator Mike Martz, but it sounds like Martz is at least mulling some changes as Chicago takes its bye week.
Owners shouldn't count on a second-consecutive huge rushing day from him, but Bears RB Matt Forté is worth a start in fantasy leagues again this week.
This week, PFW publisher and Bears expert Hub Arkush cautions against getting optimistic about the team's running game and says TE Desmond Clark is being underutilized by Mike Martz.
Getting the running game going will be a difficult task for the Bears on Sunday.
Mike Martz needs to make sure his goal is to strike a better balance between the running game and passing game when Jay Cutler returns.
This week, PFW selects Bears RB Matt Forté, Bears DE Israel Idonije and Lions RS-WR Stefan Logan as its Players of the Week.
Matt Forté, Julius Peppers and Israel Idonije starred in the Bears' Week Five win.
Matt Forte rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns, Julius Peppers led a ferocious defense and the Bears overcame four interceptions by backup quarterback Todd Collins to beat the winless Panthers 23-6 on Sunday.
Some in Chicago have been clamoring for the Bears to commit to the running game recently, and with Todd Collins under center, this might be the week they do it.
The Bears' ground game, which was expected to be more potent this year with a 1-2 punch of Matt Forté and offseason acquisition Chester Taylor, has lagged behind the passing attack thus far.
Somewhat of an afterthought with pass-happy coordinator Mike Martz coming to Chicago to call the plays, RB Matt Forté stole the show in Sunday's win over the Lions.
Jay Cutler had 372 yards passing and threw a late 28-yard touchdown pass to Matt Forte, and the Chicago Bears beat the Detroit Lions 19-14 in the season opener after Calvin Johnson's apparent touchdown catch was ruled an incompletion.
What effect would the presence or absence of Brett Favre have on other Vikings skill-position players, such as WR Percy Harvin? Pat Fitzmaurice offers his insights into this and other fantasy draft-related issues.
After putting together what turned out to be a mediocre, injury-plagued second season, Bears RB Matt Forté appears ready to make amends for fantasy owners.