Chicago Bears
Chicago Bears
NFC North | 8-8-0
Rank: 31st
Avg Yds
Rank: 29th
Avg PYds
Rank: 25th
Avg RYds
Rank: 26th
Posted 7/31/2020 7:26 pm UTC
Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky said he worked with a quarterbacks coach this offseason and worked on improving his footwork and mechanics.
Huddle Up: Trubisky will be competing with Nick Foles for the starting job over the next weeks. He is struggled at times over the last few seasons but does know the offense well, which could be an advantage in the competition. Trubisky would only be a No. 2 fantasy quarterback if he wins the job.
Posted 7/15/2020 11:51 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson said he has not been contacted by the Bears this offseason about a possible contract extension.
Huddle Up: Robinson is coming off one of the best seasons of his career and will be the No. 1 option in the passing game for the Bears in 2020. He can be at least a No. 3 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Posted 6/24/2020 4:41 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Ted Ginn Jr. said he expects QB Mitchell Trubisky to be the starting quarterback this season.
Huddle Up: Trubisky will be competing with Nick Foles for the starting job during training camp but may have an advantage since he is more familiar with the offense. Fantasy players can monitor the situation during camp, but neither quarterback should be a starting option in fantasy leagues.
Posted 6/21/2020 2:17 am UTC
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery said he is better prepared to lead the backfield in 2020 and expects improvement in a running game that ranked 27th in the NFL in rushing yards, 28th in rushing touchdowns and 29th in yards per carry last year.
Huddle Up: Montgomery may feel better prepared heading into Year 2, but unless the offensive line and quarterback play improve, there is only so much he can do. Don't expect more than the volume-based, low-end RB2 production that he delivered in 2019.
Posted 6/20/2020 5:02 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson has drawn a league-high 14 pass-interference penalties in coverage since 2018, according to Pro Football Focus data.
Huddle Up: Despite all the PI yardage that didn't count for fantasy -- and the Bears' shaky QB play -- Robinson still finished as fantasy's 12th-best wide receiver in 2019. He a rock-solid high-end WR2 for 2020.
Posted 6/19/2020 5:27 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney is drawing praise from wide receivers coach Mike Furrey. 'He's gonna probably be one of the most explosive guys that we have in our room in regard to matching his speed with his agility,' Furrey said of Mooney in an interview published Friday, June 19.
Huddle Up: The fifth-round rookie out of Tulane isn't worth a pick in standard-size leagues for now, but he is player to keep an eye on this preseason as the Bears look for a complement to wideout Allen Robinson.
Posted 6/16/2020 7:01 pm UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen admitted recently he didn't take good enough care of his body in 2019 and is working this offseason to be better prepared for the wear and tear. ''I've been doing yoga now, stretching more often and just like the small training room - in-house things you do to keep your body durable,'' Cohen said. ''And to keep the wear-and-tear of the season off of you longer. I really slacked on that.'
Huddle Up: Cohen averaged a career-low 3.3 yards per rushing attempt in 2019. He totaled 213 rushing yards on 64 carries and gave way to rookie RB David Montgomery for the bulk of the rushing work. Cohen remained effective in the passing game, catching 79 of 104 targets for 456 yards and three touchdowns, but his efficiency rates also dropped a bit. He should be considered an RB3/4 in PPR leagues and a later-round option in standard leagues.
Posted 6/15/2020 1:55 pm UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen is part of the team's plans in the offseason to try to restore his performance after he averaged just 5.77 yards per reception last season. A player has only caught 70 balls and averaged fewer yards once in NFL history. Cohen also had nine drops. Cohen said his body deteriorated more - and faster - toward the end of the season. His hips were tight and, because of that, his lower back hurt. Cohen said he has been doing yoga and stretching more often this offseason.
Huddle Up: The key for Cohen will be the quarterback play. Cohen will continue to be a PPR compiler, but he's risky in tougher matchups because he doesn't rush the ball a lot. He's a solid RB3 in PPR.
Posted 6/12/2020 6:01 pm UTC
Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky said Friday, June 13, that he has been motivated by the team's offseason acquisition of QB Nick Foles. 'It was kind of interesting to be, but that's the business we live in,' Trubisky said in a Zoom media conference. 'I think I was kind of pissed off in a good way. I've been motivated ever since. ... I know we're going to push each other, but I still feel like this is my team.'
Huddle Up: Trubisky had a fantasy surge late last season, but this is one of the few true QB battles this summer. But until we have a definite starter, don't bother drafting either Chicago QB outside of deep two-quarterback leagues for the time being.
Posted 6/10/2020 12:49 am UTC
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery averaged 1.6 yards after contact as a rusher in 2019 - tied for the second-worst mark among qualified rushers.
Huddle Up: It's important to note that not all contact is created equal, and that was particularly the case with Montgomery last year. He ranked seventh among all qualified rushers by breaking a tackle once every 8.6 attempts. It rightly suggests Montgomery was often getting hit by multiple defenders quickly, mostly because Chicago didn't scare many defenses with the passing game. With even a hint of a competent passing attack this year, the second-year pro should be able to perform at an RB2 level in fantasy.
Posted 6/09/2020 8:05 pm UTC
Chicago Bears PK Eddy Pineiro said Tuesday, June 9, he's added about eight pounds this offseason. He also said he's been kicking at Moore Park in Miami and called it 'the windiest park' in the area.
Huddle Up: Pineiro made 23 of 28 field-goal attempts and 27 of 29 extra-point attempts in 2019. He's a reliable kicker but his fantasy relevance will depend on how often the Bears can get into scoring range in 2020.
Posted 6/08/2020 2:10 am UTC
Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller had at least six receptions in four of the final seven games in 2019 after catching five passes or less in each of the first nine games.
Huddle Up: Miller saw his touchdowns drop from seven in 2018 to two last year, but his receptions and yards both increased. His solid finish to the 2019 season could be a sign of things to come, making Miller a potential flex option heading into 2020.
Posted 6/06/2020 9:40 pm UTC
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen caught 73 of 98 targets in 2019, but he caught just five of nine red-zone targets.
Huddle Up: Cohen dominated the passing-game work in 2019 with RB David Montgomery primarily working as a true rusher. Cohen can be an RB3 in PPR leagues, but he drops to a RB4/5 in standard formats.
Posted 6/06/2020 9:36 pm UTC
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery received 26 red-zone carries and scored five touchdowns on those carries in 2019. RB Tarik Cohen had just six red-zone carries with one touchdown.
Huddle Up: Montgomery scored just one touchdown from outside of the opposition's 20-yard line last year. His role is expected to grow in his sophomore season, and better quarterback play should get the Bears into scoring position more frequently. Montgomery is a high-upside RB2 entering 2020 drafts.
Posted 6/06/2020 5:36 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson finished with a 2019 team target share of 27.1 percent -- second among all pass-catchers with at least 100 targets.
Huddle Up: Robinson finished with career highs of 154 targets and 98 receptions, but his 1,147 receiving yards were well off his career mark of 1,400 of 2015 -- a prime reason why he barely finished as a WR1 (12th overall) in standard-scoring formats. That might be his 2020 ceiling if the Bears don't come up with a better downfield passing game.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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