Aug 8, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman (C) looks on in the third quarter during a preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
With the first pre-season game out of the way, most people are now, finally, getting their fantasy football drafts going. It’s definitely not too late to start drafting, so if you are then it’s good to know exactly what to expect when going into a draft. While you shouldn’t be, most fantasy players project their favorite teams and players higher than they should be. Instances I’ve seen include drafting Matt Forte second overall and having Brandon Marshall taken ahead of Calvin Johnson. It’s nice to have your favorite player on your fantasy team, but if you’re playing for money, it’s best to think with your brain, and your wallet, instead of your heart.
With that being said, I’m going to tell you exactly where each Chicago Bears player should be drafted. I’m going to look at their current rankings on both a PPR and Standard level, and tell you if they fit in where they currently are. For the sake of consistensy, I’m going to use Fantasy Pros, a website which surveys respected fantasy experts to create projections. Another reason is that it lists players in an order I would prefer taking them, with the top QB projected at no.20. I’ll take a look at the top two running backs, Forte and Ka’Deem Carey, the top three wide receivers, Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Marquess Wilson, top tight end, Martellus Bennett, and the quarterback Jay Cutler.
I will also set players who are very close to the player. These players rated higher and lower will be within 5 position rankings of the player, and are just to show similarly rated players.
While these are going to be based on a knowledge of the game, this shouldn’t be the deciding factor in your draft. If you use these as a basis for selecting Bears’ players, then thank you for holding my fantasy football knowledge in such high regard. If you lose because of it, don’t blame me, I warned you.