Last month we spotlighted ESPN's Fantasy Football Top 300 and four Chicago Bears fell within their top half. Five Bears made NFL.com's recent Fantasy Football Top 150, so let's take a gander at which those were.
The top Bear on every fantasy list has to be Matt Forte. NFL.com has him as the 7th running back (RB7) and the 7th overall player. NFL.com believes that Minnesota's returning Adrian Peterson will be the #1 fantasy option in 2015, while ESPN gave the honor to Eddy Lacy of the Packers. If I snag the top pick in my fantasy draft, I don't think I'd tab either #1.
The next Bear on their list is WR8, Alshon Jeffery who checks in at 20th overall. Jeffery is sandwiched in the receiver rankings by a couple of Packers, Jordy Nelson (WR7) and Randall Cobb (WR9) who will each benefit from having Aaron Rodgers (QB1) throwing to them.
Next Bear up is disgruntled tight end Martellus Bennett (TE5) at 73rd overall. That's right around where ESPN had him ranked too (77th/TE5). The ESPN crew actually had rookie Kevin White (62nd/WR27) ahead of Bennett in their rankings, but NFL.com has Chicago's top draft pick at 93 overall and the 38th WR. If White is healthy, I think his ability to get downfield in a hurry and his YAC potential will get him yards in chunks. The one thing that could hurt White's fantasy chances is if newcomer Eddie Royal plays more than just the slot.
Believe it or not, quarterback Jay Cutler made NFL.com's top 150. Just like in the ESPN list he was the QB19 (193 overall), but NFL.com slotted him at 140 overall.
If you somehow end up playing in a league with Cutler's wife, Kristin Cavallari, pray she's picking in front of you, because when asked by TMZSports where her hubby should be picked, she said, "I don't even know -- first round!"
For more Cutler/Cavallari news be sure to check out yesterday's OMG: Jay Cutler Loves Chicago!
The other Bears all fell out of the top 150.
Ka'Deem Carey and Jeremy Langford are way down the running back list at 72 and 77 respectively. No other Bear wide outs or tight ends made their positional rankings. Robbie Gould, coming off the least productive season of his career, is the 24th kicker listed, and Chicago's revamped defense checks in as the 27th most coveted D.
I know it's silly to stack a fantasy team with players on your favorite NFL team, but are any of you hoping teh draft board falls so you can draft some of these Bears?
Also, if you have the #1 overall pick in your draft, who would you pick?