In today’s Three and Out: Matt Forte is ready to continue his workhorse role; Gary Kubiak is optimistic about Baltimore’s run game … and FGs worth four points?
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Faced with the choice of either potentially losing Jay Cutler or placing the franchise tag on him, the Bears decided to saddle up for the long-term haul. The two sides have agreed to a seven-year deal that will keep Cutler in Chicago through 2020. Cutler’s best season with the Bears came in his first year in Chicago (2009) when he threw for 3,666 yards and 27 touchdowns. Not coincidentally, that was the only year in which Cutler played a full 16 games. Injuries have hampered his production in recent seasons, and what’s somewhat surprising about this extension is Chicago has a more than capable backup QB. Josh McCown had five starts in the 2013 season, and e threw two or […]
Till the end: If you’re in one of those die-hard leagues where teams start players through Week 17, give Browns RB Edwin Baker a try. He was in the game on almost every offensive snap during Sunday’s loss to the Jets, and he finished with 17 carries for 64 yards and a TD. Cleveland finishes the season with a road trip to Pittsburgh, whose defense has been leaking yards and points in recent weeks. With so many starters disappointing in Week 16, maybe Baker can give you an unexpected boost to close out the year. Loyalty program: Bears head coach Marc Trestman confirmed Jay Cutler will remain the starter in Week 17. Count me in the crowd that says […]
Posted: Friday, November 29th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Three and out, Anquan Boldin, Chicago Bears, Colin Kaepernick, Dallas Cowboys, DeMarco Murray, Lance Dunbar, Matt Forte, Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers, Vernon Davis
In today’s Three and Out: Michael Crabtree and Matt Forte are in … Lance Dunbar is out.
Case not closed: So, the Texans didn’t need much time to declare Case Keenum will start in Week 12 against the Jaguars. “I’ve got total confidence in him,” said coach Gary Kubiak. Except most of his fantasy owners don’t anymore after the inexplicably poor performance against a Raiders secondary that doesn’t exactly terrify opposing quarterbacks. If you own Keenum, I’m sorry. I really don’t know what to tell you, other than the Jags defense presents a good opportunity for him to get back on track. Nonetheless, keep your other options as open as possible. I wouldn’t start Keenum this week unless I had absolutely zero alternatives. Have a seat, Jay: The Bears have already ruled out Jay Cutler (ankle, […]
Posted: Monday, October 21st, 2013 | johnjuhasz Tags: Brandon Weeden, Chicago Bears, Doug Martin, Jay Cutler, Jermichael Finley, Reggie Wayne, Sam Bradford, Brandon Weeden, Chicago Bears, Doug Martin, Jay Cutler, Jermichael Finley, Reggie Wayne, Sam Bradford
Cutler among those injured in Week 7: What a rough week for a number of fantasy staples, if not superstars. Sam Bradford and Reggie Wayne both had torn ACLs. Brian Cushing had disgusting and unimaginable injuries to his knee. Jermichael Finley suffered a concussion and was in ICU through most of Monday. Doug Martin may or may not be out for the year depending on whether you believe Greg Schiano. And as long as we’re at it, let’s just add Jay Cutler to the list. Bears head coach Marc Trestman told reporterson Monday that Cutler will miss “a minimum” of four weeks with a torn groin muscle and will be “week to week” after that point. Trestman said Cutler told him he […]
Burleson has lofty post-injury goals: Can Nate Burleson reach 1,000 receiving yards this season despite missing time after a pizza-related car accident that even he is laughing about now? He certainly thinks so. Burleson averaged about 80 receiving yards per game in the first three weeks of the season, which would have put him on pace to go well over 1,000 over the course of a 16-game season. But the recent accident will become a bigger obstacle the longer it lingers. The good news, though? With a number of inter-divisional games left, the Vikings, Packers and Bears all rank in the bottom 10 at defending the pass this season. Yes, it’s early. But the opportunities will be there. Get back […]
In today’s Three and Out: RG3 is “of course” a go for Week 1; the Broncos are going RB-by-committee
Posted: Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Head coaches, Alex Smith, Andy Reid, Arizona Cardinals, Blaine Gabbert, Brandon Marshall, Brandon Weeden, Bruce Arians, Buffalo Bills, C.J. Spiller, Carson Palmer, Cecil Shorts, Chicago Bears, Chip Kelly, Cleveland Browns, Danario Alexander, Doug Marrone, Dwayne Bowe, EJ Manuel, Fred Jackson, Gus Bradley, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jamaal Charles, Justin Blackmon, Kansas City Chiefs, Keenan Allen, Kevin Kolb, Larry Fitzgerald, LeSean McCoy, Marc Trestman, Matt Forte, Maurice Jones-Drew, Mike McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles, Philip Rivers, rashard mendenhall, Rob Chudzinski, San Diego Chargers, Trent Richardson, Vincent Brown
New coaches around the NFL mean new philosophies. It also means new impacts on some of fantasy football’s top producers. We examine what these changes could mean.
Posted: Thursday, July 18th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Three and out, Andre Brown, Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears, David Wilson, Earl Bennett, Emmanuel Sanders, Martellus Bennett, Matt Forte, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers
In today’s Three and Out: Brandon Marshall could see fewer targets — and is okay with that; the Giants could go with the hot hand at RB.
Posted: Monday, July 15th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Three and out, Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, David Nelson, Davone Bess, Geno Smith, Greg Little, Josh Gordon, Mark Sanchez, Matt Forte, New York Jets
In today’s Three and Out: The Bears and Browns are looking for more production at WR; Geno Smith isn’t wowing ‘em at Jets camp.
In today’s Three and Out: DeMarco Murray ponders a 2,000-yard season while Matt Forte just wants the ball a little more.
Posted: Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 | Marcas Grant Tags: Three and out, Benjarvus Green-Ellis, Blaine Gabbert, Chad Henne, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Giovani Bernard, Jacksonville Jaguars, Justin Blackmon, Matt Forte
In today’s Three and Out: Matt Forte has a new role, Giovani Bernard is settling into a role while the Jaguars QBs are fighting for a role.
Posted: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Aaron Hernandez, Brandon Marshall, Calvin Johnson, Chicago Bears, Danny Amendola, Detroit Lions, Emmanuel Sanders, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers, Reggie Bush, Rob Gronkowski
In today’s Three and Out: Reggie Bush will be a dual-threat, Brandon Marshall’s fully healthy and Emmanuel Sanders could be on the move.
Marc Trestman’s hire by the Chicago Bears could mean plenty of attempts and yardage for Jay Cutler…but it could also mean plenty of interceptions.