Jay Cutler will not return due to groin issue, fantasy day finished

Patrick McDermott

Jay Cutler suffered a groin injury on Sunday and will not return. We break down the fantasy implications.

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler suffered a groin injury in the first half against the Washington Redskins and will not return to the game Sunday afternoon.

Cutler went down in a heap while trying to throw the ball away and had some trouble heading to the sidelines. The quarterback was accompanied by a trainer on his way to the locker room, but was able to walk there under his own power, albeit slowly.

The severity of the injury is not yet known, but it's hard to be optimistic given the way he looked on the sidelines. To replace Cutler, the Bears brought in Josh McCown, who is off to a slow start. Expect Cutler to be re-evaluated on Monday, possibly with an MRI.

His day will end with 28 yards on 3-of-8 passing with a pick.

Fantasy impact: Well, that stat line is good for a minus-1 in standard fantasy leagues. He was under pressure for much of the game and his one pick. If Cutler needs to miss time, it would impact the fantasy values of every Bears player. Brandon Marshall is still getting targeted by McCown, so he would still be a must-start. Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett would be riskier plays, though.

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