Aug 8, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Michael Ford (32) runs with the ball past Philadelphia Eagles tackle Michael Bamiro (74) during the second half of a preseason game at Soldier Field. The Bears won 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Preseason: Philadelphia Eagles vs Chicago Bears

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We’ve made it!  Football is back, and with that comes the over analyzing  of the preseason, trying to find any advantage we can for our upcoming drafts.  Many fantasy champions are  made in the preseason. From analyzing rookies to scoping out all of the off-season moves, I will try to help you prepare as well.   We’re going to start this series by listing  key take aways from last night’s bevy of preseason games.  Keep checking in throughout the day to see more of my analysis from the first round of preseason games!

 

Keep an eye on Foles to make sure that the interceptions dont become a problem. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles vs Chicago Bears

  1. Nick Foles threw two interceptions, but that should not affect his fantasy stock unless it becomes a pattern.  We will give him a pass for now.  It is the first preseason game, after all.
  2. Jordan Matthews was getting some buzz in training camp but it definitely did not translate into the game.  He had three drops for the night.  That is not a good way to win a job.
  3. Brent Celek had three targets from Foles and Zach Ertz had two .  I would stay away from both of them.  This is a very similar situation to Ladarius Green and Antonio Gates in San Diego.  Again, stay away from both of these situations unless one clearly runs away with the job.
  4. Jay Cutler went 9 of 13 for 85 yards.  Right now he is criminally undervalued.  If he can stay healthy, he can crack the top ten for sure, and may even sneak into the top five.  With an ADP of round 10, Cutler is an absolute steal in any draft. Marc Trestman has done wonders for Cutler’s performance, so pick him up on draft day and let him reward you.  This is the kind of steal that can pay off enough for you to win your league.
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