Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
NFC North | 2-2-0
Avg PTS
16
Rank: 31st
Avg Yds
295
Rank: 29th
Avg PYds
117.75
Rank: 31st
Avg RYds
177.25
Rank: 2nd
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Posted 10/02/2022 1:12 pm GMT
Chicago Bears WR Velus Jones is expected to make his NFL debut in Week 4's game against the New York Giants, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jones, the Bears' third-round selection in the 2022 draft, had missed the first three games due to a hamstring injury but was removed from the team's injury report Friday, Sept. 30. Fantasy owners should avoid using him in their lineups for now, so that he can prove that he will be both healthy and effective.
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Posted 10/02/2022 12:44 pm GMT
Chicago Bears PK Cairo Santos (personal) has been ruled out for Week 4's game against the New York Giants because of a personal issue. PK Michael Badgley, who was recently signed to the practice squad and then elevated to the active roster, will serve as the team's kicker.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners who have Santos on their roster should be able to find more reliable kicking options on the waiver wire.
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Posted 10/01/2022 5:15 pm GMT
Chicago Bears PK Cairo Santos (personal) is not traveling with the team for the Week 4 game against the New York Giants. Santos is still listed as questionable.
Huddle Up: It looks like Santos won't be playing in Week 4, paving the way for Michael Badgley, who was signed to the practice squad and then elevated, to start.
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Posted 9/30/2022 8:35 pm GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 30, and has been ruled out for Week 4.
Huddle Up: Khalil Herbert had an outstanding game after replacing Montgomery in Week 3 and will see plenty of touches this week. He should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 9/29/2022 9:04 pm GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 29.
Huddle Up: It looks like Montgomery will not be available for the Week 4 game, so Khalil Herbert should see plenty to touches in the against the New York Giants. Herbert is a must-start option in all leagues if Montgomery is ruled out.
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Posted 9/28/2022 7:53 pm GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Huddle Up: Montgomery suffered the injuries in the last game and probably will need to practice at some point this week if he wants to play in Week 4. Khalil Herbert will receive most of the work if Montgomery sits out and would be a starting option in all fantasy leagues.
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Posted 9/26/2022 7:33 pm GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery (ankle) is considered day-to-day with the ankle injury he suffered in Week 3 against the Houston Texans, according to head coach Matt Eberflus.
Huddle Up: Khalil Herbert smashed in relief of Montgomery on Sunday, perhaps reawakening some thoughts that were coming out of Bears' camp this summer that the duo would share more of the work this season. At the very least, one would have to think Herbert earned the right to prove himself as a 1B back in this offense as opposed to a traditional backup. Assuming Montgomery is able to go against the New York Giants, fantasy managers in deeper leagues can make a case to play both in Week 4.
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Posted 9/25/2022 5:34 pm GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery (ankle, knee) suffered injuries to his ankle and knee during the Week 3 game and is considered doubtful to return.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation to see how long Montgomery may be sidelined. Khalil Herbert likely will be the starter while Montgomery is sidelined and can be a No. 2 running back or flex option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 9/11/2022 9:05 pm GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery registered 17 carries for just 26 yards in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, and he added three grabs for 24 yards on four targets.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: It was a soggy turf at Soldier Field, so we'll give Montgomery the benefit of the doubt. However, the soft track didn't seem to bother Khalil Herbert, who had nine runs for 45 yards and a touchdown. If Montgomery doesn't step it up, he could lose snaps to Herbert sooner rather than later.
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Posted 9/11/2022 9:02 pm GMT
Chicago Bears RB Khalil Herbert carried nine times for 45 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers while adding one reception for minus-2 yards.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: Herbert took advantage of the fact that David Montgomery totaled just 26 yards on 17 carries. It's possible Herbert could see more touches going forward if Montgomery doesn't step up his game. We'll continue to monitor the situation, but Herbert is worth a look as a RB3 or flex fantasy option in leagues of 12 or more teams for now.
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Posted 9/09/2022 9:16 pm GMT
Chicago Bears WR Velus Jones (hamstring) did not practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Week 1, according to the team's final injury report on Friday, Sept. 9.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: Slated to be the team's No. 3 receiver, the rookie's NFL debut looks like it'll have to wait at least another week, but he wasn't a viable option for fantasy owners anyway with the murky situation the Bears have at wide receiver. Byron Pringle and Equanimeous St. Brown could see a bump in targets with Jones out, but neither is viable. Darnell Mooney is the best bet in Chicago's receiving corps. and is a flex option with upside.
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Posted 8/31/2022 3:51 pm GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery may not be an ideal fit in the team's new offense in the eyes of his coaches, per ESPN's Dan Graziano on Wednesday, Aug. 31. "The new staff seems to like David Montgomery just fine, but there is some skepticism about whether his style fits the new offense as well as [Khalil] Herbert's does," Graziano wrote.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: There have been rumblings this offseason that Herbert will have a bigger role in 2022, and while this is shaping up to be a frustrating situation, Montgomery should still be considered an RB2 for now. Herbert is a must-have handcuff for Montgomery owners and could provide some standalone value as a flex play some weeks if his role increases.
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Posted 8/28/2022 12:28 am GMT
Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields completed 14-of-16 passes for 156 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the preseason finale against the Cleveland Browns on Saturday, Aug. 27.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: This was an important step for Fields to take before the season. He should be drafted as a QB2, but he has the upside to squeak into QB1 territory because of his rushing ability.
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Posted 8/21/2022 11:36 pm GMT
Chicago Bears RB Khalil Herbert (undisclosed) returned to practice on Sunday, Aug. 21, after being carted off from the Saturday, Aug. 20 practice with an undisclosed injury.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: Beat writers have suggested Herbert could see more work in 2022, but it'll be hard to trust him in lineups as long as David Montgomery is around. Herbert is a good option in the later rounds of drafts as a bench stash, and he's a must-have handcuff for Montgomery owners.
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Posted 8/19/2022 2:25 pm GMT
Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields is improving every day, according to head coach Matt Eberflus. "He does a really good job with the movement passes, the play-actions, in pocket, out of pocket, and to be able to deliver the ball," Eberflus said. "We're excited about that."
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: The position is loaded in fantasy this year, and Fields will be a QB2 unless he really breaks out.
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Posted 8/11/2022 5:17 pm GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery (undisclosed) is dealing with an undisclosed injury, but head coach Matt Eberflus told reporters Thursday, Aug. 11, that Montgomery is "going to be fine" and "be back pretty fast."
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: Last week, Chris Emma of 670 The Score suggested there will be "more of a share" in the backfield between Montgomery and backup Khalil Herbert this season. Any absence for Montgomery could give Herbert a chance to prove to the coaching staff why he should push for more work. Such an arrangement would typically be bad news for a player like Montgomery, but the Bears may be such a bad team that both backs end up living up to their fantasy draft value with garbage time production.
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Posted 8/11/2022 12:46 pm GMT
Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears WR N'Keal Harry (ankle) will undergo tightrope surgery Thursday, Aug. 11, and miss about eight weeks.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: He's not worth drafting at this point. Keep an eye on him later in the year for a potential one-week play.
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Posted 8/08/2022 1:16 am GMT
Chicago Bears WR Velus Jones has "hit the ground running" at training camp, according to Peter King of NBC Sports, and King believes the Bears have "big intentions" for Jones this season.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: Jones was a bit of a surprise selection in the third round, but the rookie has the speed to stretch the field. He should also have a chance to showcase his potential with Byron Pringle and N'Keal Harry currently sidelined. Jones is a a lottery ticket to grab in the final rounds.
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Posted 8/07/2022 9:30 pm GMT
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR N'Keal Harry (ankle) was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain and will see a specialist to determine how long he'll be out, according to sources on Sunday, Aug. 7.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: After reports suggested Harry's injury was "severe," this is good news for him, as the typical timeline to return from such an injury (barring setbacks) should allow him to play this season. What Harry's role will be upon his return remains to be seen, but he will have a shot at decent work in Chicago's wide-open situation at the position if he can return healthy. That said, Harry is no more than an IR stash for owners who have the room, but don't count on any kind of significant contribution from the first-round bust.
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Posted 8/07/2022 6:27 pm GMT
Chicago Bears WR N'Keal Harry (ankle) may have suffered a severe ankle injury Saturday, Aug. 6, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. The Bears are awaiting further evaluation and hoping for the best.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: Harry, after being traded from New England, was hoping for a fresh start in a barren wide receiver room, but those aspirations may be put on hold if this injury winds up being severe.
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Posted 8/03/2022 11:38 pm GMT
Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields will be among the starters that will play in the first preseason game, according to head coach Matt Eberflus. Eberflus did not say how long the starters will play in the game.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: The Bears have a new coaching staff, so they likely want to see Fields in the new offensive scheme. Fields played well at times last season but should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in most leagues.
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Posted 7/16/2022 2:43 am GMT
Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney said he focused on conditioning this offseason after dealing with fatigue during games last season.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: Mooney emerged as the top option in the Chicago passing game last season, and he is set to reprise the role in 2022. The Bears aren't likely to have a dominant offense, but Mooney should have the volume to deliver WR3 production with the potential for more.
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Posted 7/15/2022 1:49 am GMT
Chicago Bears RB Khalil Herbert is the only running back outside of RB David Montgomery who is locked into a "key role" in the Chicago running attack, according to Alyssa Barbieri of BearsWire.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: Herbert will likely be limited to spot duty as long as Montgomery is healthy, but he is a priority handcuff and would immediately become a must-start fantasy option if Montgomery is sidelined.
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Posted 7/12/2022 9:02 pm GMT
New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry was traded to the Chicago Bears in exchange for a 2024 seventh-round draft pick Tuesday, July 12.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: It is a trade that makes sense for the Bears because they don't have much after Darnell Mooney, but Harry also has not done much to distinguish himself from the receivers who will be his main competition in camp - such as Velus Jones Jr. and Byron Pringle. With that said, Harry should be able to make the team and contribute in contested-catch situations at the very least. He is extremely unlikely to relevant in fantasy this season, however.
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Posted 7/10/2022 11:04 pm GMT
Chicago Bears WR Velus Jones is not concerned about his age as he enters the NFL at 25 years old. "People talk about it, but it don't matter," Jones said. "I'm a baller at the end of the day. I know what I can do. Me being 25 years [old] is not going to stop me from running past people to score touchdowns and stuff like that. I'm going to be fast for a long time, strong for a long time and making plays for a long time. So, it's really irrelevant."
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: Imagine being considered "old" at 25. Jones may have a few less years to his career with a late start, but this isn't an issue at all in the short term. What is an issue is the uncertainty surrounding Jones' role in his rookie season. He could play a significant part out of the gate with Chicago's wide open situation at wide receiver, but it's always important to temper expectations with rookie receivers. For now, he's a middle- to late-round pick in dynasty rookie drafts and a bench stash until his role is defined.
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Posted 7/02/2022 8:34 pm GMT
Chicago Bears WR Byron Pringle was projected as the starter opposite Darnell Mooney, according to Alyssa Barbieri of Bears Wire.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: Pringle, who joined the team as a free agent this offseason, will compete in a barren WR room with rookie Velus Jones, who also was projected as a starter in 11 personnel. It's unlikely Pringle will have much relevance outside of best ball, but he is currently projected as a starter so this will be a situation to watch during the preseason.
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Posted 6/13/2022 9:40 pm GMT
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery will fit in very well in the team's new offensive scheme, according to head coach Matt Eberflus.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: Montgomery should receive a majority of the carries in the running game and will also involved in the passing game. He is coming off a productive 2021 season and can be a No. 2 running back in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 6/06/2022 3:12 pm GMT
New England Patriots WR N'Keal Harry will be present at mandatory minicamp when it begins on Tuesday, June 7, according to a source. Harry requested a trade in 2021 and was not present for voluntary organized team activities recently.
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: In attendance or not, Harry is considered a long shot to make the Patriots' roster, with one writer even suggesting he switch positions to tight end to improve his chances. The first-round bust isn't a viable fantasy option in any format.
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Posted 5/30/2022 4:00 pm GMT
Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields is confident in his wide receivers, even though the group doesn't have any big names. "We don't have an Odell [Beckham Jr.] or a Cooper Kupp on our team, but at the end of the day I think if everybody is on their P's and Q's, and we're on top of everything and not making mistakes, the players we have right now are good enough," Fields said. "The front office thinks that, too. The fans outside of the facility, they don't know what's going on at practice. Just because we don't have a big-name guy doesn't mean those guys aren't talented. I have plenty of confidence in myself and my teammates that we're going to get the job done."
SOURCE: Not available

Huddle Up: While Fields' faith in his receivers is nice, the reality is the lackluster group led by WR Darnell Mooney is one reason to be concerned about the young signal-caller. On top of that, Fields has a shaky offensive line in front of him, a new offense to learn, and has more to do in terms of proving himself as a passer. With all that in mind, Fields is a QB2 with upside thanks to his dual-threat ability.
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