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Fantasy football: Bears Jay Cutler not a great fantasy start against Houston in Week 10

The Texans are a top five defense against the pass and are allowing just 14 fantasy quarterback points per game.

Jonathan Daniel

If Bears quarterback Jay Cutler is your fantasy quarterback, it may not be a bad time to explore other options.

Cutler isn't having the best year from a fantasy prospective anyway (12 touchdowns, 1,774 yards, eight interceptions), but facing a Houston Texans defense that's ranked third in the NFL in scoring (17.1 points a game) and fourth against the pass (204 yards per game) while allowing opposing passers to just a 75.4 rating, his season may get a little worse in Week 10.

Houston's defensive statistics were skewed by Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who threw for 338 yards and six touchdowns in a 42-24 rout in Week 6. That hasn't been standard for the Texans, though. They've allowed just 386 yards and one passing touchdown and just 22 points overall in wins over Baltimore and Buffalo.

The Bears have been an equally dominant defensive team, and outside of the possibility of Houston getting ahead early, owners shouldn't ignore Houston's 14.8 fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks in 2012 and ought to look somewhere else for a starting passer.