Chicago Bears Rumors: Matt Forte Out Week 10? Jeremy Langford, Ka'Deem Carey Rotate as Alshon Jeffery, Martellus Bennett Fantasy Starters

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Nov 11, 2015 10:21 AM EST
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Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte rushes against the Minnesota Vikings in a road game."

Heading into Week 10 , the biggest name on the fantasy football market is Jeremy Langford. The running back had a breakout night on Monday Night Football and the Chicago Bears benefitted from it. As the team looks to capitalize on the momentum gained by beating the San Diego Chargers, they will continue to use Langford in the starting back role as Matt Forte is expected to be out again.

Forte's knee injury is not expected to be season-ending, but it might keep him off the field another week. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Forte is doubtful for Week 10 as expected which means Langford will get another start as the team faces the Minnesota Vikings. Langford is expected to start the game after Ka'Deem Carey originally started the Monday night game and will play a big role on the field as the coaching staff and his teammates loved what the rookie showed when he put up 142 yards of total offense and a touchdown.

"He's dual-purpose," Bears coach John Fox said, via ESPN.com. "He can catch. The catch he made on the go route ... wide receivers have a tough time on that catch. He's explosive. He can take short runs and make them into long runs. I thought he had a great night."

While Carey and Antone Smith will get some carries in Week 10, Langford appears to be the primary back for the team. He was not the only player to have a breakout game as Zach Miller grabbed two touchdowns in the win as he found himself targeted more with Eddie Royal out. Fantasy owners beware because this was his first big game in a while. Royal could be out Week 10 which means Miller might get more looks again, but he is not expected to have another big impact.

While Miller's one big night might not happen again, owners can expected another big game from Martellus Bennett. The tight end had made headlines when he noted that he wanted more targets in the offense and he certainly got them on Monday night. That is expected to continue as Cutler finally got the tight end moving. Bennett made it clear that even with his quiet numbers this year, he is still aiming for a contract extension as he is set to earn $5.085 this season.

"At some point, somebody will pay me," Bennett said, via the Chicago Tribune. "I am an all-around tight end so as long as I am doing my job, I bring a lot to the table. I am looking for new paper after every year. I'm just a businessman."

If Bennett wants a new deal he is going to have to get a few more touchdowns this year. The Bears made no indications that they were planning on giving him a new deal while they need to think about re-signing Forte.

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