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Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 5:07pm
Lock it in: Bears running back Matt Forte will be back in action Thursday night in Green Bay, returning after a three-game absence caused by a medial collateral ligament sprain in his right knee.
Alshon Jeffery? He’s also hopeful to face the Packers, but still not certain if he’ll be available Thanksgiving night as he continues working through groin and shoulder injuries.
“We’re going to see on Thursday,” Jeffery said.
Offensive coordinator Adam Gase is certainly eager to have a full complement of weapons available to him again. Gase and the Bears’ offense have only had their top three playmakers – Forte, Jeffery and quarterback Jay Cutler – together for three games this season, left to adapt and reinvent itself on a week by week basis.
Forte’s return , Gase said, will be an obvious bonus to a running attack that averaged just 3.4 yards per attempt in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos.
Sounds like Jeffery will be a game-time call, but Forte's presence puts a fantasy hit on Jeremy Langford's value. Before dumping Langford, owners may want to see how the workload is split first, at least for a week. Langford has earned more time but it remains to be seen just how much with Forte active.
Posted by Jordan Heck
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 10:39am
Week 12 vs. Green Bay
Jay Cutler struggled slightly last week, partly because most of his weapons were taken away and partly because he went up against the league's No. 1 pass defense. Cutler finished with no touchdowns and one interception while throwing for 265 yards.
He gets an easier matchup this week, but will still (likely) be without Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal. The Bears offense will get Matt Forte back, which should take some ease off of Cutler. Cutler has a strong matchup, but we're concerned how effective he'll be without his top receivers again. For now, we're projecting a low week for the Bears QB.
2015 Strength of Schedule - CHI
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
2015 Game Stats
Previous Games vs. GB