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Fantasy Football 2015: Who to start, who to sit in Cardinals-Bears

A look at some fantasy football advice.

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Week 2 is here and it is time to get your rosters set for your fantasy team. Do you have questions about the Cardinals/Bears game and whether you should start or sit a player? This the article you are looking for.

Arizona Cardinals

Start 'em:

QB Carson Palmer: After torching the Saints defense last week for 307 yards and 3 touchdowns, Palmer looks to continue his dominance against a lackadaisical Bear's defense. The Bears forced only 5 incompletions while allowing 3 passing TDs to Aaron Rodgers in Week 1. And with a depleted secondary and a shaky front seven, Palmer has all signs pointing to another big game.

RB Chris Johnson: With Johnson's similar running style to Andre Ellington, the play calling shouldn't be affected as severely as some may perceive it to be. This allows the offense to sustain its momentum from last week that produced 4.8 yards per carry. If the offensive line can continue to play like it did last week Johnson should have plenty of running lanes.

Sit 'em:

WR Larry Fitzgerald: Fitzgerald has been on the decline for the past season, and even though he had great performances against Chicago, it does not seem like he will continue that this week. With the lack of run stuffers, the Cardinals will seem to take advantage of that fully. Add bidding star WR John Brown and a deep receiving corps, Fitzgerald touches are limited.

Chicago Bears

Start 'em

RB Matt Forte: Last week the Cardinals defense surrendered the most yards on the shortest passes, mainly on screen passes and short dump offs to the opposing team running backs. Unfortunately for them, they are going against one of the premier pass-catching running backs in the league when they are facing the Bears. Forte will make the most of his touches against any team and even with a stifling defense. The Cardinals will not be able to contain Forte.

Sit 'em

QB Jay Cutler: Poor Jay Cutler. It seems like nothing ever goes his way. Unluckily, that will not change this week. After a poor showing last week, Cutler will face an even tougher defense that will harass him all day. With Forte being the Bears most reliable source of production, Arizona will look to make the Bears one dimensional daring Cutler to beat them; however, with lockdown CB Patrick Peterson and company, Cutler will more than likely falter... again.