Posted: 6:55 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
By Jack Choros
The Week 5 contest between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears pits one of the NFL's best offenses against the league's best defense. We've got all fantasy projections for you courtesy of NumberFire.
New Orleans Saints
Quarterback Drew Brees put together one of the best games of his career in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins. The former Super Bowl MVP threw for 413 yards and four touchdowns on 30 completions. Many of those completions came to running back Darren Sproles, who caught seven passes for 114 yards and a touchdown and also ran for another score.
Tight end Jimmy Graham was also up to his familiar tricks. The Pro Bowler was only targeted four times in the game but caught every single pass and finished with 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
The Bears were forced to play from behind a lot in Week 4, which led to quarterback Jay Cutler finishing with respectable fantasy totals even though he threw three interceptions and fumbled the ball against the Detroit Lions. Unfortunately for the Bears, it was too little, too late as they fell to their division foes by a score of 40-32.
The fact the team had to play from behind led to big games and tons of targets for the likes of Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett. The three combined for 37 targets in the contest. The matchup against the Saints exhibits all signs of being a high-scoring game, and Cutler and the gang will have to be at their best if they hope to overcome their undefeated opponents.