Fantasy football start/sit advice, Week 17: Jay Cutler
Jay Cutler is back after a demotion. Should fantasy owners use him, even on a short leash?
The Chicago Bears have probably passed the New York Jets as the most talked about train wreck in the NFL. They started quarterback Jimmy Clausen in Week 16 and benched the most expensive offensive player in the league, quarterback Jay Cutler. Well, now that Clausen is out due to a concussion, the Bears are going back to Cutler.
The Bears had two abysmal losses in Week 14 and 15, which forced coach Marc Trestman’s hand to make a move to Clausen. Cutler had a three-inteception game in Week 15 and he’s had multiple picks in four of his last six.
He gets a decent matchup against the Minnesota Vikings this week. Back in November, Cutler threw for 330 yards, three scores and two interceptions in a win over the Vikings. Of course, he’s not going to have receiver Brandon Marshall this week, so it’s going to be tough to count on him, especially since his last game without Marshall was a nightmare.
Fantasy impact: There is really no way you can play him.