Bears vs. Cardinals: Fantasy football projections featuring Brandon Marshall, Larry Fitzgerald, Matt Forte

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We break down the pertinent fantasy projections for the Week 16 matchup between the Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals.

The Arizona Cardinals host the Chicago Bears in Week 16. The Bears are in "must win" mode after a late-season skid wiped out a 7-1 start and put them on the outside of the playoff picture. They have a good chance to get back on track here, and have some intriguing fantasy matchups to offer. In order to help you set the optimal playoff lineup, we've got player projections courtesy of numberFire.

Chicago Bears

Brandon Marshall is on fire right now and literally carrying the Bears offense on his back. He will have a tough matchup against Patrick Peterson, but as Marshall proved when he clowned the Seattle secondary in Week 13, he's matchup-proof. Keep starting him as a WR1.

Michael Bush is on IR, so Matt Forte should now have all the goal-line carries to himself. He'll be a solid RB2/flex play. Jay Cutler had another bad game against Minnesota and cannot be relied on in the fantasy championships.

Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals finally snapped their nine-game losing streak last week, but the offense remains a complete dumpster fire. As long as Ryan Lindley is under center behind their porous O-line, nobody on this unit should be counted on in fantasy. Yes, that includes Larry Fitzgerald, who has had a woeful 10 catches for 88 yards in the last five games. His Hall of Fame talent is being completely wasted here.

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