Bears vs. 49ers: Fantasy football projections featuring Frank Gore, Brandon Marshall, Matt Forte

David Banks

We break down the pertinent fantasy projections for the Week 11 matchup between the Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers.

The San Francisco 49ers host the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football in Week 11. This game promises to be a slugfest between the two best defenses in the NFC, so fantasy points could be hard to come by. To help you prepare your fantasy football lineup for Week 11, we've got game-by-game player projections courtesy of numberFire.

Chicago Bears

A scuffling offense suffered a huge blow when Jay Cutler went down with a concussion. Jason Campbell will start in his place, and while he's not the Caleb Hanie-level disaster Bears fans fear, he's a clear step down from Cutler. Cutler's loss will hurt the other offensive playmakers. Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte are the only players you can start with any confidence in this game.

Chicago's D/ST unit remains an elite unit and must-start in all fantasy leagues.

San Francisco 49ers

The Niners have their own "QB with concussion" issues. Alex Smith is listed as questionable, and even if he's active I don't recommend starting him against the Bears D. Frank Gore had a minor rib issue earlier in the week, but his X-rays checked out fine and he should be good to go as a RB1. With Charles Tillman and Tim Jennings having career years, none of SF's receivers are viable fantasy options this week. Vernon Davis remains on the side of a milk carton.

Besides Gore, the only other must-start is the Niners D/ST, which could terrorize Jason Campbell all night.

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