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Devin Hester - Week 5 Sleeper (1 Viewer)

dmac37

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If you need a plug in WR this week, Hester is worth swinging for the fence.

1) It looks like Hester will be a #1 or #2 WR for the Bears this week, both Llyod and Booker may not play

2) Lion defense can not tackle, Hester should be dangerous in the open field

3) Hester is due for a return TD

 
Typically I would 100% agree. However, there is a major problem with playing the Lions. They have no run defense, which means Matt Forte may run for 200 yards against this team and totally negate the need to pass much.

Orton was forced to throw last week because the Eagles have the #1 run defense in the league.

 
As a Bears homer I'm concerned about this game. From what I gather Harris, Vasher, and Tillman will all probably miss the game. Combine that with Chicago's mediocre pass rush and if I'm Detroit I'm gameplanning a ton of passing. I also see Detroit trying to take away the run and see if Orton can beat them. It's only a gut feeling but I think we see a pretty high scoring game on both sides and not many yards on the ground for either team.

 
As a Bears homer I'm concerned about this game. From what I gather Harris, Vasher, and Tillman will all probably miss the game. Combine that with Chicago's mediocre pass rush and if I'm Detroit I'm gameplanning a ton of passing. I also see Detroit trying to take away the run and see if Orton can beat them. It's only a gut feeling but I think we see a pretty high scoring game on both sides and not many yards on the ground for either team.
It seems like Kitna makes even mediocre pass rushing teams look like dominant pass rushing teams.
 
As a Bears homer I'm concerned about this game. From what I gather Harris, Vasher, and Tillman will all probably miss the game. Combine that with Chicago's mediocre pass rush and if I'm Detroit I'm gameplanning a ton of passing. I also see Detroit trying to take away the run and see if Orton can beat them. It's only a gut feeling but I think we see a pretty high scoring game on both sides and not many yards on the ground for either team.
Agreed, the Lions are always prepared for Chicago's offensive/defensive scheme. Hester can break the best of schemes on speed alone, but expecting anything more than 3-5 receptions is probably a stretch due to his time, or lack therof spent on the field. Of course, he could pull a Rob Meachem and turn those 4 receptions into 100 yards and 2 TD's, but I don't see it happening just yet. I'll be surprised if the Bears win this one and/or score more than 2 offensive TD's...as I'm still not sold on anyone in the Bears huddle not named Matt Forte.
 
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As a Bears homer I'm concerned about this game. From what I gather Harris, Vasher, and Tillman will all probably miss the game. Combine that with Chicago's mediocre pass rush and if I'm Detroit I'm gameplanning a ton of passing. I also see Detroit trying to take away the run and see if Orton can beat them. It's only a gut feeling but I think we see a pretty high scoring game on both sides and not many yards on the ground for either team.
Agreed, the Lions are always prepared for Chicago's offensive/defensive scheme. Hester can break the best of schemes on speed alone, but expecting anything more than 3-5 receptions is probably a stretch due to his time, or lack therof spent on the field. Of course, he could pull a Rob Meachem and turn those 4 receptions into 100 yards and 2 TD's, but I don't see it happening just yet. I'll be surprised if the Bears win this one and/or score more than 2 offensive TD's...as I'm still not sold on anyone in the Bears huddle not named Matt Forte.
Not even Greg Olsen?
 
As a Bears homer I'm concerned about this game. From what I gather Harris, Vasher, and Tillman will all probably miss the game. Combine that with Chicago's mediocre pass rush and if I'm Detroit I'm gameplanning a ton of passing. I also see Detroit trying to take away the run and see if Orton can beat them. It's only a gut feeling but I think we see a pretty high scoring game on both sides and not many yards on the ground for either team.
Agreed, the Lions are always prepared for Chicago's offensive/defensive scheme. Hester can break the best of schemes on speed alone, but expecting anything more than 3-5 receptions is probably a stretch due to his time, or lack therof spent on the field. Of course, he could pull a Rob Meachem and turn those 4 receptions into 100 yards and 2 TD's, but I don't see it happening just yet. I'll be surprised if the Bears win this one and/or score more than 2 offensive TD's...as I'm still not sold on anyone in the Bears huddle not named Matt Forte.
Not even Greg Olsen?
He's got some growing to do, but I guess he falls in line after Forte/Dez Clark and the center!
 

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