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By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Mon, Sep 15th 12:12am EDT

Jay Cutler started off slow against the 49ers Sunday night, but brought the Bears roaring back for the comeback victory in San Francisco. The injuries to Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery were apparent early as the Bears fell behind 17-0. In what became a signature game, Cutler rallied the Bears to a 28-20 win finishing with a modest 176 yards passing but 4 TD passes. The QB even led the Bears in rushing yards with 27.

Fantasy Impact: Expectations were low for Cutler, facing a tough defense and quite possibly missing his top 2 receiving weapons. While Cutler may not of had the big passing yardage numbers, he did finish with 4 TDs. More importantly, the QB had zero turnovers and finished as the 2nd highest scoring QB, so far, in Week 2. Look for Cutler to be a must start next week in New York as the Bears face the Jets on Monday Night Football.

By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Fri, Sep 12th 3:12pm EDT

Jay Cutler's top 2 targets, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, are listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus San Francisco. No. 3 WR Josh Morgan is doubtful as well, leaving Santonio Holmes as the only healthy WR on the Bears roster. (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Obviously with the possibility of big targets Marshall and Jeffery missing an already tough matchup, Cutler is not an ideal option to start this Sunday. Even if both WRs play, they could be limited, leaving TE Martellus Bennett and RB Matt Forte as Jay's only familiar passing options. All of the uncertainty, coupled with the Sunday night start, has Cutler as my QB15 for Week 2. QBs to consider picking up or playing over Cutler include Carson Palmer, Andy Dalton and Jake Locker.

By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Sun, Sep 7th 9:30pm EDT

In a disappointing overtime loss to Buffalo, Jay Cutler threw for 349 yards with 2 TDs and 2 INTs. The QB was also sacked 2 times in a very uneven performance.

Fantasy Impact: Cutler showed why many weren't falling for the breakout season hype. While he did look impressive while throwing for big yardage numbers, Cutler had the typical head scratching turnovers. Admittedly his first interception appeared to be the fault of TE Martellus Bennett running the wrong route and he was without the services of Alshon Jeffery the entire second half. But his second pick was on a questionable throw directly to a defensive lineman. Things don't look up for Cutler in Week 2 either. As Chicago faces a San Francisco defense who embarrassed Tony Romo and the Cowboys this week.

By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Fri, Sep 5th 1:12pm EDT

Jay Cutler and the Bears passing attack will be tested in Week 1 by a tough Bills pass defense that finished in the top 5 in 2013. Cutler is projected to throw for 272 yards with 2 TDs and 1 INT. (Source: FantasyPros)

Fantasy Impact: While Buffalo was 4th overall against the pass in 2013, they were a dreadful 28th versus the run. Cutler's biggest obstacle on Sunday could be a game plan that centers around RB Matt Forte instead of the passing game. Although, with the Bears shaky on defense and with Coach Trestman's love of the passing game, expect Cutler to still have plenty of opportunities to sling it around. Around a top 10 finish would be a safe expectation for Week 1.

By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Sat, Aug 23rd 12:11am EDT

In what is usually the final tune up for the starters before the regular season, Cutler came out flat in Seattle. Playing only the first half he failed to lead the Bears to any points in 4 drives. On the final drive Cutler had thrown a TD pass that was wiped out due to a questionable offensive pass interference penalty. Unfortunately the next play Cutler made one of his typical mistakes and tried to force a pass into tight coverage.The veteran QB finished 12 for 20 for 157 yards and an interception.

Fantasy Impact: While it was a bad performance for Cutler, this was the top defense in 2013. His offensive line didn't help him out either as Seattle was in Cutler's face consistently. Cutler got sacked for the first time all preseason as well. Also, most of Cutler's passes were on the mark with Marshall and Jefferey having a few drops that you hope they would not have in the regular season. On the downside his interception was what you worry about with Cutler: bad decision making that leads to turnovers. After a couple of solid preseason games, Cutler showed why he is still a low end QB1 as he flashes big play ability but can be very inconsistent and prone to red zone turnovers. I would keep him ranked around the 12th QB as he won't be playing against the Super Bowl champs every week.

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.

Fantasy Football Maniax | Sep 21st
The Jets cornerbacks are awful, so Cutler will have a chance for some big plays if he can avoid the Jets pass rush.
Breaking Football | Sep 21st
Jets pass D is awful but it's a road game so may want to temper expectations just a bit.
Hatty Waiver Wire Guru | Sep 21st
It's hard to run on the Jets to passing will be in full force
FFLockerRoom | Sep 21st
Despite the health of Cutlers' receivers heading into Week 2, the Bears' quarterback put together a very fine game. This week he is pit against the Jets on Monday night. A team that was just lit up by Green Bay. Follow FFLockerRoom's Ziad Dahdul and Chris Ziza as they bring you up-to-date information on injuries throughout the week. But if the Bears receivers are playing then Cutler is a nice start.
ESPN | Sep 17th
Christopher Harris analyzes Jay Cutler's value for Week 3.
CBS Sports | Aug 22nd
There is a silent difference-make available later in drafts that might be off your radar. Our Jamey Eisenberg says Jay Cutler should have a career season in 2014.
RotoBaller | Aug 22nd
BALLER MOVE: Target ~80  (Current ADP: 98, QB: 14) ANALYSIS:  For those of you who are seeking a sleeper QB option look no further than Jay Cutler.  While Cutler has some risk with his injury history (his last full season was 2009), he does come with some upside.  Chicago Bears new head coach and offensive minded guru […]
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...