Adam Gase rejoins Fox in Chicago-- Wed Jan 21 8:00 pm --
Gase hired as Bears' offensive coordinator
Adam Gase has found a new job with a familiar boss.
Gase has been hired as the offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears, the team announced Wednesday. The two sides have agreed on a three-year deal, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the situation.
FF Today's Take:The Bears continue to overhaul their coaching staff with more proven NFL commodities with the hiring of Adam Gase. After interviewing for multiple head coaching vacancies, Gase will now take on the challenge of rebuilding an underachieving Bears offense. From a fantasy perspective this is about as good of a situation as Jay Cutler could hope for but fantasy owners will still have doubts until results are translated onto the field.
GM Pace, HC Fox noncommittal on QB Cutler-- Mon Jan 19 2:00 pm --
QB owed $15 next season
New Chicago Bears general manager Ryan Pace took a wait-and-see approach toward Jay Cutler in last week's introductory press conference.
Coach John Fox was equally noncommittal at his own meet-and-greet on Monday. "I'm looking forward to getting to know Jay," Fox said. "He did text me, welcomed me to Chicago. Was very excited that I was coming here which I thought was a nice move."(NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:Fox is keeping his options open when it comes to his quarterback however Cutler is guaranteed $15 million next season so releasing him isn't likely. For now, Fox is working on assembling his offensive and defensive coordinators.
Cutler to start Wk 17, Clausen out with concussion-- Mon Dec 22 2:50 pm --
FF Today's Take:Jimmy Clausen suffered a concussion in Week 16 and won't be available so the Bears will turn back to Cutler in the final game of the season. Despite the inconsistent play, Cutler and his main targets will be back on the fantasy radar for Week 17.
Bears bench Cutler-- Wed Dec 17 7:15 pm --
Jimmy Clausen to start
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Cutler has been benched for Jimmy Clausen, according to two sources informed of the situation. The move to Clausen calls into question whether Cutler will be the team's starting quarterback next season.(NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:Chicago's offense carries a lot of risk for fantasy owners as the fantasy season winds down. Jimmy Clausen has only attempted nine passes this year and hasn't started since 2010 making Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett far from a sure thing for owners in the playoffs. Nonetheless, Matt Forte should still enough touches to remain a worthwhile fantasy starter for Week 16. Furthermore, rumors are mounting that the Bears will make significant changes to the team for next season which will have a direct impact on players such as Jay Cutler in keeper and dynasty formats.
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