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Week 1 Matchup: Indianapolis at Chicago

Chicago

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 14.1ppg and IND Allows 16.0ppg (+ 13%)
Jay Cutler   13.8
Jordan Palmer Out 0.0
Running Backs
Average 18.1ppg and IND Allows 20.5ppg (+ 13%)
Matt Forte   12.0
Tony Fiammetta   0.0
Wide Receivers
Average 22.5ppg and IND Allows 25.5ppg (+ 13%)
Brandon Marshall   13.5
Alshon Jeffery   5.5
Domenik Hixon   5.3
Eric Weems   0.7
Marquess Wilson   0.0
Tight Ends
Average 3.4ppg and IND Allows 6.2ppg (+ 81%)
Martellus Bennett   5.8
Dante Rosario   3.1
Matthew Mulligan   1.8
Brody Eldridge   0.0
Fendi Onobun   0.0
Kickers
Average 7.6ppg and IND Allows 8.4ppg (+ 12%)
Robbie Gould   7.4
Defensive Linemen
Average 20.8ppg and IND Allows 17.9ppg ( -14%)
Jared Allen   5.4
Lamarr Houston   5.1
Israel Idonije IR 3.8
Austen Lane   3.2
Cheta Ozougwu   3.0
Jay Ratliff   2.8
Trevor Scott   2.6
Shea McClellin   2.6
Nate Collins IR 2.4
Stephen Paea   2.2
Willie Young   1.4
David Bass   0.0
Cornelius Washington Out 0.0
Landon Cohen   0.0
Linebackers
Average 19.1ppg and IND Allows 19.0ppg ( -0%)
Lance Briggs Pro 7.9
James Anderson   4.8
DJ Williams IR 3.0
Blake Costanzo   1.8
Jordan Senn   1.0
Khaseem Greene   0.0
Jon Bostic   0.0
Jerry Franklin   0.0
Defensive Backs
Average 36.0ppg and IND Allows 34.8ppg ( -3%)
Charles Tillman IR 10.1
Tim Jennings   8.6
Chris Conte   5.3
Kelvin Hayden IR 4.6
Danny McCray   4.5
M.D. Jennings   4.2
Derrick Martin   4.0
Anthony Walters   3.7
Ryan Mundy   3.4
Craig Steltz   1.5
Sherrick McManis   0.0
Isaiah Frey   0.0

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Indianapolis

Player Injury
Status
YTD Average
Fantasy Pts
Quarterbacks
Average 19.0ppg and CHI Allows 13.5ppg ( -29%)
Andrew Luck   19.0
Matt Hasselbeck   10.2
Running Backs
Average 14.2ppg and CHI Allows 14.0ppg ( -1%)
Trent Richardson   13.6
Ahmad Bradshaw IR 11.6
Vick Ballard IR 7.2
Chris Rainey IR 1.8
Stanley Havili   1.4
Dan Herron IR 0.3
Wide Receivers
Average 26.7ppg and CHI Allows 20.5ppg ( -23%)
Reggie Wayne IR 10.3
T.Y. Hilton   9.2
Hakeem Nicks   7.3
LaVon Brazill   2.2
Deion Branch   1.6
Da'Rick Rogers   0.0
Griff Whalen   0.0
Tight Ends
Average 7.1ppg and CHI Allows 7.0ppg ( -2%)
Dwayne Allen IR 4.7
Coby Fleener   3.3
Weslye Saunders   0.5
Jack Doyle   0.0
Kickers
Average 7.2ppg and CHI Allows 5.9ppg ( -17%)
Adam Vinatieri   7.2
Defensive Linemen
Average 16.5ppg and CHI Allows 17.3ppg (+ 5%)
Art Jones Out 3.8
Cory Redding Out 3.0
Ricky Jean-Francois Out 2.9
Fili Moala   1.8
Martin Tevaseu   1.8
Aubrayo Franklin   1.6
Montori Hughes IR 0.0
Josh Chapman   0.0
Linebackers
Average 16.9ppg and CHI Allows 24.3ppg (+ 44%)
Jerrell Freeman   8.6
D'Qwell Jackson   8.0
Robert Mathis Pro 5.0
Kelvin Sheppard   4.8
Erik Walden   4.6
Pat Angerer IR 2.8
Andy Studebaker   1.2
Mario Harvey IR 1.2
Justin Hickman IR 0.9
Lawrence Sidbury IR 0.5
Cam Johnson   0.0
Bjoern Werner   0.0
Josh McNary   0.0
Defensive Backs
Average 28.6ppg and CHI Allows 26.3ppg ( -8%)
LaRon Landry Pro 7.3
Vontae Davis Pro 7.2
Darius Butler Pro 6.5
Greg Toler Pro 5.4
Corey Lynch   4.9
Josh Gordy   2.4
Sergio Brown Out 1.5
Larry Asante   0.0
Delano Howell IR 0.0

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