Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 16; Jay Cutler lays an egg in Week 15
Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had one of his worst games of the season and it couldn’t have come at a worse time for fantasy owners. We bring you the fantasy implications.
The Chicago Bears have given up. Quarterback Jay Cutler had his worst game of the year, and likely ruined a number of fantasy teams, with a dreadful performance against the New Orleans Saints‘ defense, which had been giving up the most fantasy points to quarterbacks this year.
Cutler completed 17-of-31 pass attempts for 194 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions. He was sacked seven times for a loss of 41 yards and fumbled once, which he recovered. He finished the game with a 55.8 passer rating. Cutler’s body language projected a noticeable disinterest in the game, which will almost certainly garner a ton of attention next week.
The Bears’ season is done and Cutler’s future could be, too. The situation in Chicago is likely to be a continuing topic over the next few months. It’s difficult to imagine Marc Trestman surviving and the Bears could elect to clean house and bring in a new front office and coaching staff.
Fantasy implications: Cutler has been dependable this year and for him to disappoint fantasy owners in the playoffs is a gut punch. If you survived the debacle in Week 15, you could look to waivers, but there isn’t likely to be anything more attractive out there. Fantasy owners may have to roll with Cutler regardless. The Bears face the Detroit Lions in Week 16. They are giving up the second least fantasy points to quarterbacks.