Brandon Marshall caught six passes for 100 yards in Chicago's Week 14 win over the Cowboys on Monday night.
Marshall was targeted eight times on the night. Those two passes that weren't completed were end-zone targets. On a night where Josh McCown threw four touchdowns, it's a shame Marshall didn't secure one. Earl Bennett and Michael Bush scored two of them. Marshall worked the middle of the field with ease on deep ins and post patterns. He'll be on the WR1 map once again next week against the Browns. With Alshon Jeffery performing at an elite level, it's unclear which receiver Joe Haden will be tasked to shadow. Maybe he'll just play sides.
Dez Bryant caught two passes for 12 yards and one touchdown in Monday night's Week 14 loss to the Bears.
Bryant drew four targets on the night. The two misfires were overthrows by Tony Romo, as he missed high on both occasions. Bryant's score came from two yards out on the opening drive. He out-muscled Tim Jennings on a simple back-shoulder throw. Bryant hasn't topped 86 yards receiving since Week 7. We like him to obliterate the Packers at home next week, but he's had a number of favorable matchups in recent weeks. Still, consider Bryant a top-flight WR1.
Michael Bush rushed for 39 yards on eight carries and caught a 17-yard touchdown in Week 14 against the Cowboys.
Bush had his best game of the season tonight, and it surely will stay that way over the next few weeks. The Cowboys can't contain anyone on defense. Bush ran through gaping holes and caught a swing pass and walked in untouched for his score. Bush entered the night with 115 total yards on 46 touches through 11 games. He's not on the fantasy radar and is simply Matt Forte's change of pace.
Joseph Randle rushed for 54 yards and one touchdown on nine carries in Monday night's Week 14 loss to the Bears.
Randle handled running back duties on the final drive in the blowout loss and punched it in from one yard away with six seconds left on the clock. Anyone and everyone is running wild on the Bears this season. Randle remains a pure backup and change-of-pace to DeMarco Murray. He's off the re-draft radar.
Matt Forte rushed for 102 yards on 20 carries and caught seven passes for 73 yards and one touchdown in Monday night's Week 14 drubbing of the Cowboys.
Forte found a ton of space against Dallas' league-worst fantasy run defense. He also tied with Alshon Jeffery for the team lead in targets with nine. Forte had a ton of lengthy gains, but his biggest was a 34-yard catch-and-run up the right side on a play where the Cowboys defense seemed completely disinterested in tackling. Forte has now eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage in seven of his last eight games and remains an elite RB1 play. He's touched the ball at least 21 times in six consecutive games. Forte has a tough matchup against the Browns on the road next week, but he's locked in as a top fantasy back.
DeMarco Murray rushed for 145 yards on 18 carries in Dallas' 45-28, Week 14 loss to the Bears on Monday night.
Murray caught two passes for nine yards on a team-high five targets in the passing game. One of those passes went through his hands. Running-wise, Murray had an easy go of it right from the start. He piled up 58 yards on seven opening-drive touches and had 99 yards on the ground at halftime. The Cowboys got away from the run for much of the second half before feeding Murray again in the fourth quarter. He became the sixth running back in six weeks to post 100 yards rushing on the Bears. Murray has another favorable matchup against the Packers at home next week. He'll be a high-end RB2 for Week 15.
Josh McCown completed 27-of-36 passes for 348 yards and four touchdowns in Chicago's 45-28, Week 14 demolition of the Cowboys on Monday night.
McCown added 16 yards and a fifth touchdown on the ground and posted a ridiculous 141.9 quarterback rating against a Dallas defense that couldn't make a stop all night. Not counting their final possession with six seconds left on the game clock, the Bears scored all eight times they had the ball on offense. McCown's night could have been worse; he should have been picked off at least three times. But that doesn't count, obviously. His touchdowns went to Earl Bennett, Alshon Jeffery, Michael Bush, and Matt Forte. Jeffery's catch was insane. He reeled in a 25-yard score in the back right corner of the end zone just before halftime. It's a play you need to see. McCown's lowest quarterback rating this season has been 90.7. His TD:INT ratio is now 13:1. Jay Cutler may just get himself another week to rest up. The Bears travel to Cleveland next Sunday.
Tony Romo completed 11-of-20 passes for 104 yards and three touchdowns in Monday night's Week 14 blowout loss to the Bears.
Romo was replaced by Kyle Orton late in the fourth quarter with the Cowboys trailing 45-21 on the scoreboard. Dallas got off to a hot start, scoring a pair of touchdowns early on. We had what appeared to be a potential shootout on our hands. Romo hit Dez Bryant for a two-yard touchdown on the opening possession before finding Jason Witten on a play-action rollout for a ten-yard score midway through the second quarter. The Cowboys quickly faded, while the Bears kept scoring. Romo missed a few throws. He missed Bryant high at least two times. Romo will be back on the QB1 radar next week in a dream matchup at home against the Packers.