In 2013, the Chicago Bears ranked second in the NFL in scoring, averaging 27.8 points per game. This year, in the same system with the same head coach and the same skill players and many of the same faces on the O-line, Chicago has averaged just 21.1 points per game. The team has not yet topped 28 points in any week. The Bears currently rank No.18 in the NFL in yards per play (5.3).
Chicago's starting offense is the second-most expensive unit in the league, so its performance to date has to be considered a colossal disappointment. (For comparison's sake, the cap total for Denver's starting offense is roughly $6 million lower than Chicago's.) The team's defense has been hilariously bad as well, so it's not as if only one phase is a problem. But in a salary cap league, you just can't whiff so miserably on your biggest investments. The Bears have fielded a not-quite-league-average offense at aRead More »from Thursday Fantasy Preview, Week 14: Bears, down