Brian Urlacher Still Dealing With Knee Issue: Fantasy Implication

Oct 21, 2001; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher (54) in action against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bears beat the Bengals 24-0. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Brian Urlacher still dealing with sore knee. We break down the fantasy implications.

Bears coach Lovie Smith said Brian Urlacher is still dealing with soreness in his knee and does not have a timetable to return to practice, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: The former All-Pro has seen his fair share of knee problems and it's very likely this will be a recurring problem throughout the season. The Bears have one of the better Will linebackers in the league in Lance Briggs, who is the odds-on favorite to lead the team in tackles. Urlacher's backup, Dom DeCicco, is also hurt with a groin injury and could be out for a while. The Bears defense will have its hands full facing the Packers and Lions twice, with the Cowboys, Panthers and Texans also on the schedule. Fantasy owners shouldn't target Chicago's defense and IDP owners shouldn't view Urlacher as anything more than an LB4-type guy.

For more on the Bears, check out Windy City Gridiron and SB Nation Chicago.

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