Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cutler to da Bears

I'm going to make a bold prediction... Kyle Orton will have a better season from a fantasy perspective than Jay Cutler next year.

Orton was actually a pretty good fantasy QB until he got hurt last year -- he averaged 19 points a week from week 3 through week 7, and was certainly a top 10 QB during that time. He got hurt mid-year (a knee or shin injury or something) and was a bit slow in coming back. But he ended the year on an upswing as well. And look who Kyle Orton was throwing to -- pretty much a collection of nobody WRs. Cutler, on the other hand, was throwing to Brandon Marshall and Eddie Royal. Plus, the Broncos were playing from behind a lot, so Cutler was in a position to air it out -- that probably won't be true in Chicago.