If you’re looking for a fantasy defense to play each week, it’s probably not a bad idea to consider the one facing the Chicago Bears.
That’s because the Bears are the only team in the league to have an opposing defense score double-digit fantasy points against them three times this season, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Fantasy points can be scored by a defense in a variety of ways, including yards and points allowed, turnovers, sacks, return touchdowns, blocks and safeties.
It’s not just the defensive units that are contributing to the fantasy scoring, it's also the special teams. The Bears have given up two touchdown returns and a blocked kick, which factor into the D/ST scoring.
The fantasy tide may turn some with Jay Cutler back at quarterback, replacing Jimmy Clausen, who started one game and played the second half of another. The expectation is for the Bears to generate more points in the coming weeks. But Cutler is prone to turnovers. He’s thrown a pick in each of his three starts; giving him 133 lifetime interceptions. Cutler has additionally lost 25 fumbles during his career. Cutler led the league with 24 turnovers last season (18 INT, six fumbles lost).
And the offensive line is in transition.
Injuries may force the Bears to start an offensive line of Charles Leno (LT), Patrick Omameh (LG), Matt Slauson (C), Vladimir Ducasse (RG) and Kyle Long (RT) at Arrowhead Stadium. For all the Kansas City Chiefs' issues, they possess a pair of fierce pass-rushers in Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. The Bears run the risk of surrendering sacks in bunches unless they are careful in Week 5.
So if the Chiefs' defense is available in your league, pick it up.