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Fantasy football projections, Week 16: Bears vs. Eagles featuring Jay Cutler, Matt Forte and Nick Foles

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We break down the Week 16 matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Week 16 matchup between the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles could see some unfamiliar faces playing a lot. We've got all the fantasy projections courtesy of numberFire.

Chicago Bears

The Bears are in the driver's seat for the NFC North title, but they still have some work to do to clinch. That bodes well for fantasy owners, who will be looking for big production from Chicago's skill-position players. Marc Trestman is reportedly considering resting some starters if the Packers and Lions lose, but even if they lose, the Bears still need a win to clinch on Sunday.

Quarterback Jay Cutler will get the start Sunday evening as he continues to work back to form. Cutler should be in for some nice fantasy numbers when he's in the game, as the Eagles struggle against the pass. He will look frequently to his dynamic duo of Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery.

Of course, Cutler's production will somewhat depend on the success of running back Matt Forte as well. Forte is the team's most versatile player. He can string together heaps of yards from scrimmage, whether those yards come in the form of a carry or a reception. Expect Forte to get his regular workload on Sunday.

Philadelphia Eagles

Quarterback Nick Foles passed for three touchdown passes and more than 400 yards against the Minnesota Vikings last week. The performance marked the second time this season Foles has reached at least those totals. He's got to be considered one of the more pleasant surprises of this fantasy season. The Bears have one of the worst defenses in the league this year so Foles could be in for another big Sunday.

As regards the running game, coach Chip Kelly insists LeSean McCoy won't get any rest this week. That means there's no hidden fantasy value in Bryce Brown against Chicago. McCoy rushed for a season-low 38 yards against the Vikings last week. That shouldn't concern his fantasy owners, since Shady is a premier fantasy running back. The main reason for his low yardage total was that the Eagles were forced to throw a lot after giving up 48 points to the Vikes.

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