Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
NFC North | 8-8-0
Avg PTS
17.5
Rank: 31st
Avg Yds
314.4
Rank: 29th
Avg PYds
223.3
Rank: 25th
Avg RYds
91.1
Rank: 26th
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Posted 5/26/2020 7:11 pm UTC
Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday, May 26, QBs Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles will both see time working with the starters in preseason games.
Huddle Up: This means the decision on who will be the Bears' Week 1 starter is likely to come after the majority of fantasy drafts are completed. Whichever one wins the job should be used as a low-tier QB2, though Trubisky has slightly more upside.
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Posted 5/22/2020 1:23 am UTC
Chicago Bears rookie TE Cole Kmet is proving to be a fast learner of the team's playbook, according to head coach Matt Nagy Thursday, May 21. 'I can't trick him. He knows it all,' Nagy said. 'I guarantee you - and I'll put it out there - he will know this playbook inside out. That's not going to be the issue.'
Huddle Up: The Bears surprised many by drafting Kmet in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft after already signing TE Jimmy Graham as a free agent. The TE of the future in Chicago will also compete for targets with WRs Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, Riley Ridley, Cordarrelle Patterson and Ted Ginn Jr. He's likely to take at least a year to grow into a fantasy-viable role, but he's a good target in dynasty drafts.
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Posted 5/16/2020 2:53 pm UTC
Chicago Bears QB Nick Foles, who will compete for the starting quarterback job with the Bears, is quickly getting caught up on the team's offensive system. The system isn't new to Foles, as it is the same one he learned under Bears head coach Matt Nagy when the two were with the Kansas City Chiefs. 'It's like riding a bike,' Nagy said. 'Once you present somebody like Nick the playbook and they start looking at it, all of a sudden it just clicks.'
Huddle Up: It is best to proceed with caution when it comes to the Bears' starting quarterback. Even if Foles is able to unseat Mitchell Trubisky from the top role, Foles has a history of injury problems, too. It might be best avoiding this situation completely during your fantasy football draft.
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Posted 5/08/2020 4:19 pm UTC
Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky still has belief of general manager Ryan Pace even though the quarterback's fifth-year contract option wasn't exercised. 'We've always had the approach that we're honest and we're truthful with our players and our staff, and we move on and we get to work. ...' Pace said Thursday, May 7, in an interview on radio station WSCR. 'Mitch gets it. Everyone's competing. Everyone's focused on better results. That's the entire team. That starts with me and everybody. We believe in Mitch -- that doesn't change. ... I think you can point to [cornerback] Kyle Fuller as a great example of a player that didn't get his option exercised. I think we would say it worked out well for him and for us.'
Huddle Up: Trubisky now has serious competition for the starting job in new acquisition Nick Foles, and even if he does win the gig, he's no more than a low-end QB2 for fantasy.
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Posted 5/02/2020 9:06 pm UTC
Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky will not have his fifth-year option picked up this offseason, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Trubisky will be competing with Nick Foles for the starting job during training camp and has not posted great numbers since entering the NFL. He can be avoided in all leagues if he wins the job.
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Posted 4/25/2020 6:14 pm UTC
Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky is entering his fourth season, and while the team hasn't made an announcement on whether it plans to pick up his fifth-year contract option, league insiders believe Chicago will not. If the Bears pick up Trubiksky's option, the salary projects to top $24 million.
Huddle Up: Trusbisky has struggled in reality and fantasy over his first three seasons and is no lock to even start this season with the Bears adding Nick Foles. Forget a fifth-year option, that's Trubisky's immediate concern.
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Posted 4/15/2020 9:50 pm UTC
Free-agent WR Ted Ginn Jr. (Saints) said he has no plans to retire and believes he can play a few more seasons.
Huddle Up: Ginn posted 421 yards and two touchdowns this past season and may need to wait before finding a new team. He likely will not be selected during fantasy drafts but could be a waiver wire option if he finds a good situation.
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Posted 4/04/2020 9:53 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson probably will be looking for around $20 million per season in his next contract, in the opinion of The Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs.
Huddle Up: Robinson had a bounce back season in 2019 and finished with 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns. He will continue to be the main option in the passing game for the Bears and should be a weekly starting option in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 4/03/2020 11:56 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller (shoulder) is on track in his rehab and should be ready for training camp, according to general manage Ryan Pace.
Huddle Up: Miller saw his touchdowns drop to two this past season but finished with a solid 656 receiving yards. He probably will be one of the starting receivers for the Bears in 2020 and can be a No. 3 fantasy receiver in some leagues.
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Posted 4/03/2020 11:31 pm UTC
Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) is on track in his rehab and should be ready for training camp, according to general manage Ryan Pace.
Huddle Up: Trubisky will be competing with Nick Foles for the starting quarterback job during training camp but will open camp as the No. 1 quarterback. He should only be considered a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he keeps the job.
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Posted 4/03/2020 3:34 pm UTC
Chicago Bears QBs Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles will participate in an open competition for the 2020 starting quarterback job, according to general manager Ryan Pace.
Huddle Up: Does it matter? Even after giving Trubisky the benefit of the doubt entering last year, he still laid an egg. After four years, the projection coming out of a college remains one in the pros. We've seen what Foles is as an NFL quarterback -- great off of the bench, and almost exclusively in Philly. Smack talk aside, the Bears have a questionable offensive line and some question marks in the weapons department. Head coach Matt Nagy's system is a derivative of the Andy Reid-based offenses in which Foles has thrived, so there is hope he can finally put it together for a full season. Injuries are always a concern with the fragile Foles, but being more consistent than Trubisky in practice is the way he'll likely win the starting job. Neither player is better than a deep-league flier as a backup, however.
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Posted 3/31/2020 8:27 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles was officially acquired by the Chicago Bears Tuesday, March 31, in exchange for the No. 140 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Foles was acquired to help create competition for Mitchell Trubisky under center. Trubisky should still be expected to draw the Week 1 start, but he'll certainly have a shorter leash this season and will need to make significant strides.
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Posted 3/18/2020 5:34 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles was acquired by the Chicago Bears Wednesday, March 18, in exchange for a compensatory fourth-round pick.
Huddle Up: Foles will compete with Mitchell Trubisky, and neither is worth drafting except in deeper leagues as a backup. Foles could be a waiver claim worth making if he wins the job.
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Posted 3/17/2020 3:56 pm UTC
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent DE Robert Quinn (Cowboys) agreed to a five-year, $70 million deal with the Chicago Bears Tuesday, March 17. The deal includes $30 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Quinn had 11.5 sacks in 12 games last season and finished 18th in fantasy points at the position. He doesn't rack up a lot of stats outside of sacks, but he'll be a low-end DL1 consideration.
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Posted 3/16/2020 11:49 pm UTC
Free-agent TE Jimmy Graham (Packers) agreed to terms on a two-year contract with the Chicago Bears Monday, March 16, worth $16 million, according to a source. The deal includes $9 million in guaranteed money.
Huddle Up: Graham is coming off a disappointing 2019 season but likely will be the starting tight end for the Bears next season. Fantasy players should consider him a No. 2 fantasy tight end.
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Posted 3/12/2020 5:52 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham was officially released Thursday, March 12.
Huddle Up: Graham is coming off a disappointing 2019 season but may still be able to find a starting job in free agency. He can be considered a No. 2 fantasy tight end next season.
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Posted 3/04/2020 10:47 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles is not being shopped to other teams, but he is receiving trade interest from teams.
Huddle Up: Foles lose the starting job multiple times this past season and will have to compete with Gardner Minshew for the job if he remains with the Jaguars. He has played well in the past but probably would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the starting job.
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Posted 3/03/2020 10:23 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Nick Foles has drawn trade interest, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, but there have been no substantive trade talks as of yet.
Huddle Up: Wherever Foles would go he's almost sure to start the season as a backup. He's unlikely to be fantasy relevant in any format in 2020.
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Posted 2/27/2020 10:03 pm UTC
The Chicago Bears are expected to add a veteran quarterback this offseason to push QB Mitchell Trubisky, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN Thursday, Feb. 27. Fowler adds the ideal candidate would have 'pedigree and extensive starter's experience.'
Huddle Up: This isn't good news for those holding out hope for Trubisky in keeper or dynasty leagues. Under this circumstance, Trubisky would be likely to enter the year as the starter, but he could be replaced at any time if he remains ineffective. He's a low-end QB2 in redraft leagues.
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Posted 2/25/2020 9:25 pm UTC
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery can be the team's featured back and carry a heavier load if the team chooses to run more in 2020, according to general manager Ryan Pace Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Huddle Up: Montgomery averaged 3.7 yards per carry across 242 attempts in 2020, but he totaled 889 rushing yards and six touchdowns with another 185 yards and a touchdown in the passing game. He should be viewed as a low-end RB1 or high-end RB2 heading into his sophomore season.
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Posted 2/25/2020 3:01 pm UTC
Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky was reaffirmed the starter by general manager Ryan Pace Tuesday, Feb. 25.
Huddle Up: Trubisky had a forgettable season after he made a leap into the midrange QB1 area. You'd be hard-pressed to find him taken as anything more than a high-end QB2 after his fall from grace.
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Posted 2/21/2020 8:43 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel will be released in the near future, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Gabriel was limited to nine games this past season because of injury and finished with 353 yards and four touchdowns. He likely will be able to find a new team this offseason but can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
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Posted 2/15/2020 4:15 am UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham has averaged 33.8 receiving yards and caught five total touchdowns in 32 games with the team.
Huddle Up: Graham's tenure with the Packers has to be considered a disappointment, and there is a good chance he will be cut this offseason. No matter where Graham ends up in 2020, he's unlikely to provide much help to fantasy owners.
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Posted 1/30/2020 9:57 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson said Thursday, Jan. 30, he's open to signing an extension with the team this offseason, as he prepares to head into his contract year. 'I want to be in Chicago, if they'll have me,' Robinson said. 'The biggest thing is, I can't make that happen solely myself. I just gotta control what I can control. I know that everything will probably play out fine.'
Huddle Up: Robinson totaled 1,147 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while catching 98 of 154 targets in 2019. Both figures were his highest in the respective categories since his Pro Bowl 2015 campaign with the Jacksonville Jaguars. While he could likely benefit from an upgrade at the quarterback position on a new team, he does just fine as the No. 1 option in Chicago's passing game. He'll remain a WR2 in all formats for at least the 2020 season.
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Posted 1/29/2020 5:41 pm UTC
Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) had surgery to repair a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder. The recovery time is expected to be two months.
Huddle Up: Trubisky will enter a make-or-break year. He could be a post-hype QB2 that you can bank on if they surround him with more at the receiver spot.
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Posted 1/27/2020 10:01 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel could be released this offseason since the team could save $4.5 million in salary cap space.
Huddle Up: Gabriel struggled with concussions this season but can be a role in an offense because of his playmaking abilities. He probably will be avoided in most fantasy leagues no matter where he plays in 2020.
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Posted 1/24/2020 5:39 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham wants to play in 2020, general manager Brian Gutekunst said Friday, Jan. 24.
Huddle Up: Graham, 33, is scheduled to earn $8 million on the final year of his three-year deal with the Packers, but is coming off the worst season (38 receptions for 447 yards and three TDs) since his rookie year of 2010 and it would be far from surprising if the Pack parts ways with the veteran tight end this offseason.
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Posted 1/17/2020 10:16 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (non-injury) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 17, but is not on the injury report for the NFC Championship game.
Huddle Up: Graham likely will see a handful of targets in the passing game against the San Francisco 49ers and could be a stating option in some fantasy leagues.
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Posted 1/16/2020 10:15 pm UTC
Green Bay Packers TE Jimmy Graham (non-injury) was a limited participant in practice Thursday, Jan. 16.
Huddle Up: Graham has caught seven of 11 total targets across his last two games, recording 49 receiving yards in each game. He hasn't found the end zone since Week 7 and doesn't possess much touchdown upside, but the Packers have few better options in the passing game outside of WR Davante Adams. He could be a sneaky play at a thin position.
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