Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is expected to play on Thursday against the Green Bay Packers, despite being held out of practice on Tuesday. Urlacher, who had knee surgery in the preseason, played in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts. Chicago coach Lovie Smith said keeping Urlacher out of practice on Tuesday was planned. Cornerback Charles Tillman is also expected to play.
Fantasy Impact: The Bears have one of the best defenses in the league and Urlacher is a key part of that. His fantasy value in IDP leagues is not what it once was, as he was rested for part of the second half in Week 1 once the Bears took a big lead on the Colts. Chicago as a D/ST unit is a top-tier fantasy start because of its ability to force turnovers and its penchant for scoring on kick returns.
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