Marion Barber Injury Update: Bears RB Sits Out Second Day Of Practice

Chicago Bears running back Marion Barber was held out for a second straight day of practice and would seem to be questionable for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. Barber has been dealing with a calf injury this week after getting only two carries in the second half of their Week 15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Kahlil Bell took over the carries in the second half and will likely get the start this Sunday against the Packers. Matt Forte remains sidelined with an MCL sprain and does not sound like he will be back for a couple weeks at least, assuming the Bears are playing then. For the purposes of single season fantasy football leagues, he is worth dropping if you need a roster spot for your championship game.

Bell faces a Packers defense that has struggled against the run. The Bears will look to establish the run to prevent the Packers from getting to crazy in the pass game. It could be a nice under-the-radar matchup if you are looking for a running back/flex option.

For more on the Bears, check out Windy City Gridiron. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams. Follow @sbnationfantasy on Twitter.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.