Posted: 3/06/2021 11:15 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney received praise from head coach Matt Nagy in a recent interview with the Chicago Tribune following his rookie season. 'This kid is the real deal. I'm serious,' Nagy said of Mooney. 'You want to talk about an exciting player? I'm just so blown away at the things this kid does. ... It's exciting as a coach because he has a rare element of speed, combined with route-running, hands and passion. And commitment.' Nagy likened Mooney to both Kansas City Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill and former Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson.
Huddle Up: Mooney was the Bears' second-leading receiver in 2020 with 631 yards and four touchdowns while catching 61 of 98 targets. He could be in line for an expanded role in 2021 if impending free-agent WR Allen Robinson is allowed to walk. He's likely to be a low-end WR2 in all fantasy formats.
Posted: 1/30/2021 3:29 am UTC
Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney's 17 broken tackles after the catch were tied for the fourth most among wide receivers in 2020.
Huddle Up: Mooney finished his rookie campaign with 61 catches for 631 yards, flashing some upside along the way. If the Bears are able to upgrade the quarterback position in the offseason or if Allen Robinson leaves town, Mooney could have some sleeper appeal heading into 2021 drafts.
Posted: 1/09/2021 9:12 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney (ankle) has been ruled out for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller will be the main options in the passing game for the Bears with Mooney sidelined. Robinson is a must-start option in fantasy leagues while Miller could be a possible flex option.
Posted: 1/08/2021 7:47 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney (ankle) sat out practice again Friday, Jan. 8, and is listed as questionable for the team's wild-card playoff game Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Mooney hasn't practiced all week, and his status likely will come down to a game-time decision Sunday afternoon. In the Week 8 regular-season meeting against the Saints, Mooney caught 5-of-6 targets for 69 yards and a TD.
Posted: 1/08/2021 3:42 am UTC
Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 7.
Huddle Up: Mooney probably will be questionable for the Wild Card playoff game and could be a game-time decision. He will see a handful of targets if he plays but can be avoided in most leagues.
Posted: 1/06/2021 8:05 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 6. The Bears did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.
Huddle Up: Mooney is coming off the best game of the season but posted at least 50 yards in only three of 16 regular season games. Fantasy players can monitor his situation during the week but probably can avoid him in most leagues.
Posted: 1/04/2021 6:47 am UTC
Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney (ankle) suffered an ankle injury against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Jan. 3, and did not return. His status for the team's Wild Card matchup with the New Orleans Saints is uncertain.
Huddle Up: Mooney caught 11 passes for 93 yards on Sunday before sustaining a vicious hit that ended his day. Reports indicated he was unable to put any weight on his left leg, which is worrisome as the Bears head into a playoff matchup with the Saints. Monitor his status.
Posted: 12/28/2020 2:25 am UTC
Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney posted four grabs for 39 yards on seven targets in Week 16 against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Huddle Up: Mooney is basically the No. 2 receiver for the Bears, but he is just a so-so fantasy option in most leagues. He can only be trusted in the deepest of leagues heading into Week 17 against the Packers.
Posted: 12/19/2020 12:26 am UTC
Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.
Huddle Up: Mooney picked up his third touchdown of the season last week but has been held to under 50 yards in each of the last five games. Fantasy players should have better options available and can keep Mooney on the bench.
Posted: 12/16/2020 11:29 pm UTC
Chicago Bears WR Darnell Mooney (knee) was listed as a full participant on the team's practice report for Wednesday, Dec. 16.
Huddle Up: Mooney was targeted just twice in Week 14, but he caught both for 22 yards and a touchdown. He's usually a low-upside WR3/FLEX option but could see a bigger game against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15.