Chester Taylor will be the Bears' goal-line running back
What are you looking for?

Chester Taylor will be the Bears' goal-line running back

If Jay Cutler had allowed his team to come close to the end zone more than once during Sunday's embarrassment versus the Washington Redskins, you may have seen Chester Taylor take the carries. Offensive coordinator Mike Martz said after the game Taylor will be the Bears' goal-line runner going forward. He failed on his only attempt from the 1-yard line this season, but starter Matt Forte @MattForte22 is 0 for 6 in such situations. "Chester is a great goal-line and short-yardage runner," Martz told the team's official Web site. "He's a low, powerful back and he's the guy that we'll use for that." Taylor is having an underwhelming season after signing a four-year, $12.5 million contract in the offseason. He is averaging 3.6 yards per rush and hasn't scored.

Fantasy Analysis:

Taylor's fantasy value gets an upgrade, but it's not much. He's not being used a whole lot and even when the Bears get inside the 5, that offensive line isn't going to provide many lanes through which to run. Forte is still the majority leader in this backfield and remains a good-but-inconsistent RB2. He has scored six times already and only one of those came from inside the 5. This news has negligible impact on Forte's value. Chicago's plainly dumb O-line and Cutler's penchant for turnovers is a bigger concern.


0 Comments | Add Yours

There are no comments on this article yet.

You must login in order to comment:

If you do not have an account yet, register here -- it's free

Warning: You don't have cookies enabled in your internet broswer. Without cookies, you will not be able to login. Some web browsers allow cookies to be managed on a per-site basis.

News Archive
NFL News Feed: XML Feed
Subscribe to FFToolbox NFL News and Rumors by Email
Brian Murphy -
Follow on Twitter
Los Angeles, CA
FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2002
Follow me on Twitter: @Spokes_Murphy.

I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

Join a League today!
Signup compete and win. Leagues as low as $35 Enter Rotobowl for $279 - $50,000 Grand Prize

Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties