Week 3 Monday Night Football Preview & Fantasy Implications: Packers Vs. Bears

TheFantasyFix.comAnalyst ISeptember 27, 2010

The Field General, Aaron Rodgers
The Field General, Aaron RodgersJonathan Daniel/Getty Images

An old-school NFC North Battle of undefeated teams.  Green Bay is loaded with talented fantasy players Aaron Rodgers, Jermichael Finley, Donald Driver and Brandon Jackson. If you have them, you are starting them. Green Bay is a juggernaut and it's hard to imagine any team slowing them down.

Chicago is a bit of a surprise thus far. Jay Cutler has taken to the Mike Martz offense and Matt Forte has done a nice job of impersonating Marshall Faulk.  At this point the number-one receiver is unclear.  

Coming into the season, everyone was expecting Devin Aromashadu to make the "leap." Well, he made the "leap" to the bench and didn't record a single catch in week two.

Johnny Knox has been consistently involved the first couple of weeks and we even saw Devin Hester make a nice, one-handed grab for a touchdown last week.

Still, if there is a go-to guy in Chicago, it's Matt Forte, who has been important in the passing game during the first two weeks.    

Both teams have solid defenses, so the most likely scenario is that we have a score in the 20s with solid fantasy stats on all sides.  

That being said, Green Bay is so good that a complete annihilation is always a possibility. I mean, Jay Cutler has to revert back to the norm (four interceptions in a half and sulking) at some point, right?  


Green Bay is for real, after tonight we'll know if Chicago is a legitimate contender with dependable fantasy options or if they are just a nice two-week flash in the pan. 

Written exclusively by Chris Summers for www.thefantasyfix.com. Chris is an attorney, who lives and breathes sports in sunny California. Look for more of his great insight weekly.

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