Fantasy football waiver wire, Week 16; Marquess Wilson salvages fantasy value
Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson caught three passes for 16 yards and had a touchdown in the Week 15 loss to the New Orleans Saints on “Monday Night Football”. We bring you the fantasy implications here.
Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson salvaged his fantasy value despite a tough loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. He snagged thee passes for 16 yards and his first career touchdown in the losing effort. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was simply dreadful early on, though he did mount a comeback effort in the fourth quarter which led to Wilson’s touchdown.
While the touchdown rewarded fantasy owners, Wilson’s numbers weren’t good and he was only targeted five times. He also had a false start that ended a drive late in the fourth quarter. The Bears just seem to be mailing it in and Cutler was sacked seven times.
The Bears were never really in the game and didn’t look competitive against a very poor New Orleans Saints‘ defense. It’s hard to imagine Marc Trestman surviving in Chicago and it will be interesting to see what the team does in the offseason.
Fantasy implications: Wilson saved his fantasy game with the touchdown but he simply isn’t a reliable option under the best of circumstances and less so with Cutler and the Bears’ offense playing badly. Wilson now has 40 receiving yards on the season. The Bears face the Detroit Lions in Week 16, and Detroit is giving up the seventh-least fantasy points to wide receivers.