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By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Thu, Aug 14th 9:14pm EDT

In a quarter and half versus Jacksonville, Cutler was only on the field for 13 plays. He was very effective in those 13 plays going 7 for 9 with 75 yards and a touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: In limited play Cutler looked sharp on his throws and his movement in the pocket. His play in the preseason has done nothing to damper expectations and still stands as a great late round quarterback (currently going about round 9), to take a flier on.

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Wed, Aug 13th 11:46am EDT

Offensive Coordinator, Aaron Kromer stated, "Jay has learned to solve his own problems on the field. He seems quicker at making his reads. He knew the playbook last year, but this year everything is moving at a faster pace for him." In the first preseason game, Cutler lead the Bears on a 69-yard scoring drive that finished with a 10-yard touchdown pass to TE Zach Miller. Look for the offense to continue this success in their next preseason game on Thursday night. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Playing in the same system year after year is important in today's NFL; look at Manning, Brady, and Brees. In year two of Trestman's offense, Cutler should be an excellent sleeper in this year's fantasy drafts. Cutler has an ADP of No. 14 among QB's and No. 101 overall. If he stays healthy, Cutler could put up top 5 fantasy numbers in this offense; making his draft value extremely high if grabbed in the later rounds.

By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Sat, Aug 9th 12:02am EDT

In the Bears first preseason game versus the Eagles, Jay Cutler put up an efficient performance. The QB was 9 for 13 for 85 yards and a touchdown. Cutler also did not take a sack or turn the ball over.

Fantasy Impact: For players who have their starting roles locked up, like Cutler, the first preseason game can hurt more than help their fantasy value. Cutler's efficient play against the Eagles did nothing to damper the expectations put on the QB. Cutler is currently about the 13th QB being taken in drafts. With his potential for a breakout season, Cutler is a great choice to use in a quarterback by committee strategy.

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Wed, Jul 30th 3:45pm EDT

In an interview with NFL Media's Michael Irvin, Brandon Marshall said Jay Cutler will be this year's league MVP. "He is correcting the coaches. This is his offense." (Source: NFL.com)

Fantasy Impact: Although that is a bold statement from Marshall, Cutler has the weapons to be a great quarterback this season. If healthy all 16 games, Cutler could put up career numbers. A healthy Cutler may end up a top 5 quarterback and with a current round 9/10 average draft position (ADP), Cutler could be a steal.

By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Thu, Jul 24th 5:13pm EDT

Jay Cutler realizes expectations are high for the Chicago offense this upcoming season, but knows to be careful about becoming over confident. Cutler told reporters, "I think everyone in the NFL is confident right now... That includes us. But that doesn't guarantee us anything." (Source: Chicagobears.com)

Fantasy Impact: With all the starters returning on what was the second-highest scoring offense last year, many are projecting career year numbers from Cutler. The Bears signal caller is currently being drafted as a fringe starter in 12 team leagues, but has the potential of being one of this years breakout fantasy stars if he can stay healthy.

By Blaine Blontz, Bears Correspondent, Fri, Jul 18th 6:51pm EDT

Chicago Bears head coach Mark Trestment is extremely impressed with quarterback Jay Cutler's growth this offseason. Trestman told reporters, including Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, that Cutler is "a very proactive person in terms of inserting himself in all areas." (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Chicago was certainly hoping for some 'growth' coming off Cutler's seven-year, $126-million deal. It's to be determined if this is coach speak or if Cutler is truly ready to take a step forward.

By Blaine Blontz, Bears Correspondent, Fri, Jul 18th 6:50pm EDT

Chicago Bears head coach Mark Trestment is extremely impressed with quarterback Jay Cutler's growth this offseason. Trestman told reporters, including Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune, that Cutler is "a very proactive person in terms of inserting himself in all areas of this building to help." (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Chicago was certainly hoping for some 'growth' coming off Cutler's seven-year, $126-million deal. It's to be determined if this is coach speak or if Cutler is truly ready to take a step forward.

The Fake Football | Aug 21st
Cutler continues moping up my draft board. He's looked good in preseason, Alshon Jeffery is in his third year, Brandon Marshall is looking as good as ever, Matt Forte is going to catch a ton of passes and give Cutler passing yards as he runs with the ball and Marc Trestman is a genius.
Fantasy Team Advice | Aug 21st
There are only 2 factors that hold Jay Cutler back from joining the top tier of QB's - health and INT's. He will always be a bit of a gunslinger, so if you are in a league that heavily weights INT's be sure to steer clear. In standard leagues with -1 for INT's it isn't as big a deal as the 12 missed games the last 3 years. Don't reach too early as the fragile Cutler is one of the more frustrating QB's to own when the inevitable injuries hit
Breaking Football | Aug 21st
Cutler has the talent, system and weapons to be a top-5 fantasy passer. He just needs to stay on the field.
The New York Times | Aug 21st
Trestman's air-friendly scheme and Cutler's talented offensive cast ooze upside.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Aug 21st
The Bears are showing commitment to him with his new deal, so he is expected to play all year and he has a ton of amazing targets around him.
The Football Girl | Aug 21st
So many positive signs here, but he hasn't earned much trust.
Legion Report | Aug 21st
The concern here with Cutler is that he’s missed 11 total games in the past 3 seasons. Last season Cutler threw 19 TD’s in 10 games in a Marc Trestman genius offense. Cutler is surrounded by exceptional talent in WR1 Brandon Marshall, WR2 Alshon Jeffery, RB Matt Forte and TE Martellus Bennett (A.K.A. The Black Unicorn) that offers Top Fantasy QB potential. The Bears released WR3 Earl Bennett in hopes that their former redshirt rookie WR Marquess Wilson will take over. Wilson was drafted in the 7th round, but is known for round 1 talent. The concern was his strength and he quit his college football team, a reason he was drafted so late. Wilson takes over as the WR3 spot in Chicago, although one shouldn’t expect a huge year, he’s a great 5th Option for Cutler. By the way, Cutler has a juicy Fantasy Playoff Schedule playing at home against DAL, NO and DET. If Cutler can remain healthy for a whole season (something he hasn’t done since 2009) he’ll be a sure fire Top 1o Fantasy QB. The question is, can he?
FFLockerRoom | Aug 20th
Each and every year Cutler finishes as a dissapointment to fantasy football owners who had drafted him telling themselves that "this is the year." Well, this year may actually be the year! What does that mean? Who really knows, but with a great receiving tandem in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery to go along with Matt Forte gives Cutler three great passing targets to help get him to the next level. The veteran only has a few years left in his prime making this a year that if he doesn't do it now, he probably will never do it. Cutler must remain healthy and it irks me spending a QB1 quality draft pick on the guy, but with the quarterback position thinning out this season there isn't much else to choose at this point who have better upsides. Just make sure that you handcuff Cutler with another solid quarterback just in case he implodes. The Chicago gunslinger did have 6 20+ fantasy point games in 11 contests in 2013 so if he can carry his momentum over, then he could become one of the better fantasy bargains in 2014.
Fantasy Football Maniax | Aug 19th
Cutler has his new contract and will have the same head coach and offensive coordinator in back-to-back seasons for the first time in his career. He needs to stay healthy; I have my doubts. He just has not proven to be durable in recent years and rarely does that improve with age. He also has no value as a runner, which caps his upside compared to some of the younger quarterbacks.
RotoBaller | Aug 15th
BALLER MOVE: Target ~90 (Current ADP: 103, QB14) ANALYSIS: Da Bears franchise Quaterback has the capability of being a top 10 QB this year, and he isn’t being drafted like one. I love Jay Cutler and not just because he made some really funny guest appearances in the league. No, I love Jay Cutler because he […]
RotoBaller | Aug 14th
This post was originally featured on Rotoback.   Is Alshon Jeffery Being Undervalued? Someone on Rotoballer’s chat was asking some questions about whether to take Alshon Jefferey or some other players: Keenan Allen, Randall Cobb, Victor Cruz and the like. There was a huge overwhelming majority that felt like Alshon was worth less than the […]
EDSFootball | Aug 4th
#459738837 / gettyimages.com Signing a multi-year extension this offseason, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is now under contract through the 2020 season. With ankle and groin injuries limiting him to only 11 games last season, Cutler was solid — not spectacular — in his first season running Marc Trestman's offense. Excluding the October 20th matchup against the Washington R...
ESPN | Jul 23rd
Jay Cutler is surrounded by elite fantasy talent, so does that make him elite in 2014?
RosterWatch | Jul 3rd
Fantasy’s Biggest Boom or Bust Candidates: NFC North Dorian “The Trashman” Colbert, Rosterwatch.com Jay Cutler QB, Bears: In a pass friendly offensive scheme, joined by a superstar supporting cast, Jay Cutler is primed to blow up this season. His QB coach … Continue reading →