2013 Team Outlook: Chicago Bears
WR Marquess Wilson, CHI - Deep-league Only
Wilson looks to move up the chart at wideout after his solid pre-season performance. Four receptions for 82 yards and a score shows he has the potential to make an impact. Wilson might be one of those guys you target late in your draft. He was on my list for longshots, but just did not make my top seven in that category. I like this guy and he should be on your radar as a likely key element in the Marshall, Jeffery and other WR mix with Earl Bennett out with a concussion. Wilson needs playing time and he should see it this pre-season.
WR Earl Bennett, CHI - Low Potential
Earl Bennett had one solid game last season and that came in Week 17. I do not see any fantasy value here and would advise passing on Bennett in just about any fantasy draft. Cutler has weapons and Bennett is not one of them.Injury Status: Out - Personal
WR Devin Hester, CHI - Low Potential
Yes, Hester may be the most talented return man in the history of the NFL, but his value at wideout in negligible. I would not draft Hester and not even think about him for a spot on my roster unless he miraculously surprises us all and becomes extremely productive.
WR Dale Moss, CHI - Not Draft Worthy
Moss is another one of the recievers on this core that will likely be left out in the cold once Cutler gets fully in sync with Marshall, Jeffery and Martellus Bennett. Moss might see some action here and there, but fantasy-wise he is not draft worthy.
TE Martellus Bennett, CHI - Solid/Safe Pick
I am not quite going to call Martellus Bennett a fantasy stud, but I could make the case that this seasson in Chicago he is going to put up big numbers. I like the combination of Bennett, Marshall and Jeffery and think Cutler is going to love having a TE that he can rely upon. Bennett grabbed 55 passes for 5 TDs in New York last season. I am going to say he nabs 65 plus passes this season for 8 TDs.
TE Steve Maneri, --- - Not Draft Worthy
Maneri is going to be the second TE to Martellus Bennett. Chicago spent their money on Bennett and he is going to run this position. Maneri might see some action, but is not draft worthy.