The Chicago Bears are off to a rough 0-2 start to get their 2015 NFL season going. Just imagine what life may be like without star quarterback Jay Cutler over the next two weeks. Cutler is expected to miss the team’s next two games with a hamstring injury that knocked him of of Chicago’s week two loss to the Arizona Cardinals, and it could b tough sledding while he’s out.
Bears QB Jay Cutler will miss at least 2 weeks with hamstring injury, per sources. Jimmy Clausen now starts. The Bears declined comment.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 21, 2015
With Cutler sidelined for at least the next two games, backup passer Jimmy Clausen gets thrust into action as the team’s new starting quarterback. That’s bad news for Clausen, who in week three has to try to keep the struggling Bears afloat on the road against a hungry Seattle Seahawks squad. It’s a tough spot for Clausen and the Bears, who should struggled to put quality offense on the field with Cutler out.
Cutler probably wasn’t in for an awesome performance with the 12th Man looming, but he certainly would have given the Bears a shot. Now it’s the Jimmy Clausen show and you have to downgrade all Bears in fantasy football leagues. They actually might be completely untouchable in week three specifically, while fantasy owners may want to do all they can to stave off using them until Cutler works his way back. Seattle’s defense is probably the way to go in DFS leagues, too, although Clausen actually didn’t look half bad in his lone start in 2014. That being said, you can’t use Clausen as a sneaky fantasy sleeper. This matchup is just all kinds of bad for him.