News: Bears DL Stephen Paea made his NFL debut in Week 6 against the Vikings and did not disappoint. He finished with a sack and two tackles in the 39-10 win. His sack of QB Donovan McNabb in the first quarter went for a safety. "Coming into this game, all I could do was show the coach what I can bring to the table," Paea told ESPN.com. "I had confidence that I would be able to showcase my skills to my teammates and be able to contribute. Hopefully, I'll keep getting better every week and that will be fun."
Analysis: Paea was drafted in the second round of the 2011 Draft out of Oregon State to help supply some bulk up front for the Bears. His performance on Sunday should earn him some more playing time so keep an eye on his progress going forward. But until he proves his worth on the field, leave Paea for deeper IDP formats.
News: The Bears drafted Oregon DT Stephen Paea with a second-round pick in April's draft, highlighting three defensive selections. They also took Cal safety Chris Conte (Round 3) and West Virginia LB J.T. Thomas (Round 7).
Analysis: Of the three, Paea has the best shot to earn playing time with the defense in 2011. Conte and Thomas might be strong enough to help out on special teams right away but neither resemble potential starters for Fantasy use. That goes for Paea as well since productive DTs are a rarity in the NFL.