Five Fantasy Football options for the Chicago Bears this week

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3. Markus Wheaton

After missing the majority of training camp, who would have guessed that Wheaton would be the last of the Chicago Bears’ top three receivers standing? I sure didn’t. I actually hoped the receiving corps wouldn’t be as bad as some expected. Alas…

Anyway, Wheaton will likely get his first action with the Chicago Bears on Sunday. And when he steps on the field, he might just be the best Bears receiver by default.

The question is: will Mike Glennon get him the football?

Wheaton’s downfield speed and big-play ability still help the Bears in terms of stretching the field more. And with teams crowding the line of scrimmage against Glennon, he should get a few one-on-one opportunities to take advantage of. If he, unlike his current teammates, can actually win those matchups, he could potentially see some big plays.

Of course, that’s contingent on Glennon actually seeing him and making the decision to throw his way.

Also, look for Dowell Loggains to get him involved with shorter throws to get him into the game early. If he and Glennon can create a connection there, Wheaton’s fantasy outlook will start looking better really quickly.

For now, play him at your own peril and if for no other reason than that the Chicago Bears have to throw to SOMEONE.

Hey, maybe Wheaton will have a better revenge game against the Steelers than Glennon had versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Then again, let’s also hope that their familiarity with him doesn’t leave him completely neutralized.