Posted: 9/13/2021 5:52 am GMT
Chicago Bears TE Cole Kmet corralled five of his seven targets for 42 yards in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: The Rams' defense is specifically designed to encourage offenses to run the ball and test the patience of a passing game, so Kmet probably won't be the only tight end who has a busy day against Los Angeles. With that said, head coach Matt Nagy talked up a bigger role for his second-year tight end throughout the offseason. Especially given the state of the position in fantasy, Kmet warrants a bench spot in most leagues and can be considered a solid matchup play at the very least.
Posted: 8/19/2021 1:26 am GMT
Chicago Bears TE Cole Kmet (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Aug. 18, due to a hamstring injury.
Posted: 7/28/2021 6:47 pm GMT
Chicago Bears TE Cole Kmet is expected to see an increased role in the offense in 2021, according to comments made by head coach Matt Nagy on Wednesday, July 28.
Huddle Up: The general assumption all offseason is that Kmet would be more involved. However, he will likely fall in line well behind Allen Robinson and Darnell Mooney in the pecking order for targets. Nagy has also stated repeatedly he hopes to get David Montgomery 20 carries per game and Jimmy Graham remains on the roster, making it hard to find too many more plays for Kmet. Thus, the second-year player figures to remain in the TE2 discussion for now, although he will flash occasional TE1 upside.
Posted: 12/21/2020 2:20 am GMT
Chicago Bears TE Cole Kmet caught both of his targets for 12 yards in a 33-27 win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15.
Huddle Up: After being targeted seven times in each of the previous two games, Kmet was barely utilized against the Vikings. Despite showing some promise down the stretch, the rookie won't be a viable fantasy contributor until 2021, at the earliest.
Posted: 12/07/2020 12:45 am GMT
Chicago Bears TE Cole Kmet ended up with five receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in Week 13 against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Kmet's catch total was his best showing, and overall this was his most fantasy points of the season. Still, he remains more of a low-end TE2 in most fantasy leagues heading into Week 14 against the Texans.
Posted: 10/27/2020 3:42 am GMT
Chicago Bears TE Cole Kmet ended up with two grabs for 45 yards on his only two targets in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Rams.
Huddle Up: Kmet found the end zone for the first time in his career last week, and he set a career best for yardage in this one. Still, he has a long way to go before he is a fantasy regular, especially with veteran Jimmy Graham gobbling up a majority of the Chicago TE targets. The Bears host the Saints in Week 8.
Posted: 10/19/2020 3:09 am GMT
Chicago Bears TE Cole Kmet had two receptions for 20 yards and a touchdown on his two targets in Week 6 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: The rookie out of Notre Dame found the end zone for the first time in his career. He is a player fantasy owners need to pay attention to, as he could be in line for a larger workload going forward. Monitor his progress in Week 7 against the Los Angeles Rams. If he can score again, stash him away if you have the roster flexibility.
Posted: 10/17/2020 2:01 am GMT
Chicago Bears TE Cole Kmet has one catch on three targets for 12 yards through his first five NFL games.
Posted: 7/21/2020 8:14 pm GMT
Updating a previous story, Chicago Bears second-round pick TE Cole Kmet, seventh-round pick G Lachavious Simmons, fifth-round pick LB Trevis Gipson, fifth-round CB Kindle Vildor, fifth-round pick WR Darnell Mooney and seventh-round pick OL Arlington Hambright signed their four-year rookie contracts Tuesday, July 21. It was previously announced second-round pick CB Jaylon Johnson signed his rookie deal. Financial terms of the deals were undisclosed.
Posted: 5/22/2020 1:23 am GMT
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.