CB - FA
Week 3 Outlook
Tracy Porter was limited in Wednesday's practice while he is recovering from a knee injury.
Porter slipped and fell on the go-ahead touchdown during Chicago's loss last week and limited practice on a short week is not good news for the Bears' defense.
The Chicago Bears were dominating this game, but could not put big points on the board. Too often Brian Hoyer could not punch it in the end zone and the Bears settled for field goals. The lack of points bit them in the rear as Tracy Porter slipped and fell on a play that allowed Arrelious Benn score the winning touchdown for the Jaguars. Chicago had a chance, but could not drive down the field to make a field goal and lost 16-17. Tracy Porter finished with two pass deflections, an interception and no tackles.
Porter can look like a shutdown corner one minute and mediocre the next. His fantasy value is slim due to his consistency at racking up tackles. He now has two interceptions and 20 total tackles on the season. Look elsewhere for a corner or DB in your fantasy league.
The Bears' defense was decimated by injury going into the game and the Cowboys took advantage. Tracy Porter had a decent game holding Dez Bryant to only three catches for 40 yards. Bryant did record a touchdown though. Porter finished the day with four tackles and an assisted tackle.
Porter is a decent IDP corner in leagues that differentiate between safety and corner. If the league just has a DB position, then safeties are typically the better option due to higher tackle numbers. Porter has proven to still be able to cover top receivers and he grabs the occasional interception too. He's worth at least a look on the watch list.
The Bears defense looked awful again in the second half in Week 2. This time injuries played a big part. Tracy Porter was able to walk away healthy, but a 0-2 start to the season will be tough to overcome. Porter finished with six tackles and a pass deflection.
Porter has some value in full IDP and deeper leagues. He covers the opposing team's top wide receiver and will have great opportunities for pass deflections, interceptions and tackles each week.
Bears CB Tracy Porter made one heck of a play on the opening drive of the game. The veteran picked off Texans QB Brock Osweiler on a pass attempt to WR DeAndre Hopkins.
Porter ripped the ball from Hopkins as Houston started to move down the field all the way down to the Chicago 25-yard-line. The Bears followed that up with a touchdown drive of their own. Porter finished with four tackles and a pass breakup on the day and looked solid for the most part.