Josh McCown, Chicago Bears

David Paul - RotoBaller

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Analysis: Jay Cutler is down again with a bad ankle, and McCown will get the starting nod in Week 11 against the Baltimore Ravens. The matchup against the Ravens is a mixed bag since their defense is coming off a 3 INT game in Cincinnati, but are still 23rd in the NFL with only 7 INT total and rank near the middle in yards allowed. The positive for McCown is that he inherits a team with two stud receivers in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffry (South Carolina alum – go Gamecocks), a versatile back in Matt Forte, in improved offensive line to protect him, and a high-powered offensive scheme. In the 2.5 games McCown has played in this year, he has played very well throwing for 538 yards with 4 TDs versus 0 INT and looks awfully comfortable with this team. Plus while he is not a runner, he has also had games with 33 and 20 yards scrambling. If you are looking to replace Cutler, are in a 2 QB league, or are looking for another quarterback – target McCown as a viable waiver wire pickup for Week 11 and beyond until Cutler is healthy again.

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