Josh McCown pads yardage, fantasy point totals in loss to Vikings

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The Bears quarterback scorched an inexperienced Vikings’ secondary in Week 13. We break down the fantasy implications.

Chicago Bears backup quarterback Josh McCown threw for 355 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-20 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 13. He completed 23 passes in the game.

Fantasy impact: McCown had a fantasy field day against the Vikings despite the loss. More than half his passes and a third of his yardage total was thanks to receiver Alshon Jeffery.

McCown has now made it more difficult for the team to go back to teammate Jay Cutler, so the more interesting story here is who starts the rest of the year.

That reality has forced fantasy owners to juggle between both quarterbacks. The definitive answer is still unknown and with the way the NFL is in terms of keeping strategy a secret, it could be an absolute toss up week to week.

McCown will most likely face the Dallas Cowboys next week. He'll no doubt have to throw the football regularly in the game to keep up as Dallas will be able to score against a sub-par Bears defense.

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