Riley Ridley - WRPosted 5/13/19 4:32pm ET
Chicago Bears fourth-round draft choice WR Riley Ridley signed a four-year contract with the Bears Monday, May 13. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Ridley likely will compete for playing time during training camp but will be behind Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Anthony Miller on the depth chart. He should be selected in keeper leagues but could be avoided in standard leagues.
David Montgomery - RBPosted 5/10/19 8:00pm ET
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery could become a 'three-down back' for the offense, according to Dan Graziano of ESPN.com.
Huddle Up: Tarik Cohen is going to have a role in the passing game, but Montgomery has the size and the hands to be an every-down back. He's a first-round candidate in rookie drafts and has RB2 upside as a rookie.
David Montgomery - RBPosted 5/7/19 2:07am ET
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery feels he can be an impact player catching balls out of the backfield. 'I'm very confident in myself as far as catching the ball,' Montgomery said. 'I think I catch the ball well. I played quarterback in high school, so I was catching the ball every play we ran out of the gun, so I got used to it over time.'
Huddle Up: Montgomery could see plenty of touches in the Chicago backfield in 2019, perhaps splitting time with Tarik Cohen. If he works on his hand and is as good as he is confident, he could be quite a solid fantasy option in PPR formats.
David Montgomery - RBPosted 4/26/19 7:02pm ET
Iowa State RB David Montgomery was selected by the Chicago Bears with the 73rd overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: With Jordan Howard out of the picture, Montgomery has a great chance to become Chicago's between-the-tackles back. He is worth considering in the first-round of rookie drafts, and flex production isn't out of the question.
Zach Miller - TEPosted 4/9/19 11:12am ET
Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (knee) has yet to make a decision on his football future, although he did say that decision would come soon. Miller suffered a devastating knee injury in 2017 for which he had emergency surgery.
Huddle Up: Miller has been productive in his career, but he's coming off a serious injury and will turn 34 years old this season. For now, Trey Burton remains in the TE1 conversation after a career year in his first stint with the Bears.
Anthony Miller - WRPosted 4/5/19 11:45pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller (shoulder) said Friday, April 5 that he painfully dislocated his left shoulder 'maybe five or six times' during his rookie season. He had surgery to repair a torn labrum in January, and he has been rehabbing at his alma mater at the University of Memphis. He doesn' expected to practice much in the offseason until he is fully healed.
Huddle Up: Miller is determined to take a big step forward in his second NFL season, and he could be quite the sleeper in the the middle to late rounds on draft day. His rehab is reportedly going well, and he should be able to surpass the 33 catches, 423 yards and seven touchdowns he posted in 2018.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 3/29/19 9:25am ET
Philadelphia Eagles RB Jordan Howard has been knocked for a perceived deficiency on runs out of the shotgun formation, but 2018's stats don't back that up. Last season, Howard rushed 138 times for 570 yards (4.13 yards per carry) out of the shotgun and ran 111 times for 364 yards (3.28 ypc) when the quarterback was under center.
Huddle Up: Howard will be fine running out of any formation, but of more concern to his fantasy value is the Eagles' recent tradition of rotating multiple backs. Put him down as a solid RB3 for now with definite RB2 potential.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 3/28/19 5:38pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, March 28, in exchange for a 2020 sixth round draft choice, according to a source. The draft choice has a chance to become a fifth-round draft choice based on undisclosed conditions.
Huddle Up: The Bears have Tarik Cohen and Mike Davis as their main running backs at this point, but they likely will look to add another running back in free agency or the 2019 Draft. Owners will need to monitor the situation, but Cohen and Davis should have fantasy value in 2019.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 3/28/19 5:27pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard was acquired by the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, March 28, in exchange for a 2020 sixth-round draft choice, according to a source. The draft choice has a chance to become a fifth-round draft choice based on undisclosed conditions.
Huddle Up: Howard should take over the starting running back job for the Eagles but likely will share playing time with the other running backs on the roster. He has posted solid numbers over the past few seasons and could be a No. 2 or No. 3 running back in fantasy leagues.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 3/26/19 1:44pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard still has a role with the Bears, but he could still be traded nonetheless, according to head coach Matt Nagy.
Huddle Up: Trade talk involving Howard has waned recently, but he's seemingly not as valuable to Chicago's offense as his counterpart Tarik Cohen. It's not that Howard has necessarily under performed. He's scored 25 total times and averaged over 1,312 yards in his first three seasons. He's a solid standard RB2 assuming he stays in Chicago.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 3/21/19 6:39pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard is unlikely to have a role in the offense if he remains with the team in 2019, in the opinion of Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
Huddle Up: Howard has always struggled to make an impact in the passing game, and after regressing as a between-the-tackles runner last year, the Bears don't have much incentive to feature him in the offense. Feel free to take a flier on him in the final rounds of drafts, but don't count on him to be a contributor for your fantasy squad.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 3/7/19 10:48am ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard is the subject of ongoing trade discussions as of Thursday, March 7, per league sources, after multiple teams approached the Bears at the NFL Scouting Combine to inquire about a possible deal.
Huddle Up: Howard has been a top-10 fantasy back in all three of his seasons in Chicago, but last year he hit career season lows in rushing yards (935), touches (270) and scrimmage yards (1,080) while matching his 2017 total of nine TDs. He'll likely still be involved in a RB split if he's traded, but he'll be a RB2 consideration regardless given his nose for the end zone (25 TDs in three seasons).
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 2/27/19 4:54pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard is reportedly on the trade block, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.
Huddle Up: After initially seeing more work in the passing game than he ever did his first two seasons, Howard became more of a glorified early-down and goal-line pounder as 2018 progressed. He did pick up the pace as the season came to an end, but he's still a one-dimensional running back playing for a coach in Matt Nagy who wants his runners to contribute in all areas. If he is traded this spring, he'll likely bring back a Day 3 pick.
Anthony Miller - WRPosted 2/27/19 10:36pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller (shoulder) might not be 100 percent until training camp after undergoing surgery in January to fix his injured left shoulder. General manager Ryan Pace said Miller 'could be limited' in organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp this spring.
Huddle Up: It sounds like there is no worry of Miller being ready for the season, but they might hold him out of OTAs and minicamp. Fantasy owners wouldn't mind that, as he would be preserved for training camp and the preseason. Miller managed seven TDs in 2018, and he might be a nice late-round pick in many drafts later this summer if he gets back to 100 percent.
Allen Robinson - WRPosted 2/3/19 6:04pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson saw eight or more targets in two of his first nine games in 2018 but was targeted eight or more times in three of the last four regular season games. He also saw 13 targets in the playoff loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Robinson underwhelmed in his first year in Chicago, finishing with 55 catches for 754 yards and four scores. However, the solid finish gives fantasy owners reason to be optimistic, and he will still be the No. 1 option in the Chicago passing attack. Robinson could be an underrated WR3 in 2019.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 1/16/19 9:58pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard holds little value if the team decides to shop him around during the offseason, according to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, who points out Howard is in the final year of his rookie deal and that running back is one of the NFL's most replaceable positions. Biggs believes Howard's greatest value in 2019 would be as depth for the Bears.
Huddle Up: While Howard's nine TDs were nice, his deficiencies in the passing game made him a less-than-ideal fit in Matt Nagy's offense, and it seems his days in the Windy City are numbered despite logging 250 carries last year. With his yardage and yards per carry dropping every year, Howard's value entering next season remains in flux.
Anthony Miller - WRPosted 1/16/19 10:06pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller (shoulder) should not miss significant time during the offseason following his upcoming shoulder surgery, according to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs, who believes Miller will be ready to go at or near the start of the team's offseason program.
Huddle Up: Biggs also mentioned he thought Miller could double his receptions and receiving yards in Year 2, which would put him in the neighborhood of 70 catches and 900 yards -- solid production assuming he continues to make things happen in the red zone. There's more upside with Miller than anyone else in the Bears receiving group, and he could emerge as a legit weekly starter if he continues to develop.
Trey Burton - TEPosted 1/7/19 10:48pm ET
Chicago Bears TE Trey Burton (groin) said Monday, Jan. 7, that he missed the club's Wild Card playoff game Sunday, Jan. 6, after he 'started to feel something' in his groin following practice Friday, Jan. 4, despite initially having no limitations. By Saturday, Jan. 5, it had 'locked up,' which he said was his 'body's way of handling threats' to his health.
Huddle Up: Burton's presence was sorely missed against the Eagles, as Bears tight ends only managed to combine for five catches for 28 yards in his absence. The 27-year-old is coming off a solid debut campaign in Chicago in which he posted career highs across the board, recording 54 catches for 569 yards and six touchdowns. He's firmly in the TE1 picture going into drafts next year.
Trey Burton - TEPosted 1/6/19 11:18am ET
Chicago Bears TE Trey Burton (groin) will be a game-time decision Sunday, Jan. 6, after being added to the injury report the previous day with a groin injury.
Huddle Up: Injuries that crop up late week seldom turn out well, and second-year TE Adam Shaheen suddenly could find himself with a larger role if Burton can't go against his former team.
Tarik Cohen - RBPosted 1/6/19 5:25pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen rushed once for no gain and he had three grabs for 27 yards on five targets in the NFC Wild Card Game playoff loss against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Cohen ended the regular season with 444 rushing yards while adding 71 grabs, 725 yards and five touchdowns through the air, and he was also a force in the return game at times. He has also not missed a game over his first two NFL seasons. Cohen will be a popular choice in PPR fantasy leagues in 2019 for his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield and grab huge chunks of yardage after doing so.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 1/6/19 5:22pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed 10 times for just 35 yards in the NFC Wild Card Game playoff loss against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Howard ran for just 935 yards and 3.7 yards per carry, both career lows after eclipsing the 1,100-yard mark in each of his first two seasons. He tied a career high with nine rushing scores, however, and remains one of the most durable backs with 47 out of a possible 48 games played in his first three NFL seasons. He'll once again be a low-end RB2 or flex fantasy option in 2019.
Mitchell Trubisky - QBPosted 1/6/19 4:39pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky completed 26-of-43 passes for 303 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the NFC Wild Card playoff game loss against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Trubisky finished the 2018 regular season with 3,223 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a 95.4 QB Rating. He will enter the 2019 NFL season as a low-end QB1 fantasy target with plenty of upside, especially if Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller can take another step forward.
Allen Robinson - WRPosted 1/6/19 5:28pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson registered 10 receptions for 143 yards and a touchdown on 13 targets in the NFC Wild Card Game playoff loss against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Huddle Up: Robinson was a force in the playoff game, and he registered 754 receiving yards with 13.7 yards per game over 13 games. Health has been an issue for him in the past two seasons, but if he can stay healthy he is the legit No. 1 wideout in Chitown and worthy of WR3 status heading into 2019. Just plan to have depth at the position to swap him out in case of injury.
Anthony Miller - WRPosted 1/6/19 5:50pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller finished with three receptions for 34 yards on five targets in the NFC Wild Card Game playoff loss against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Miller wrapped up his rookie season with 33 receptions, 423 yards and seven touchdowns, showing glimpses of brilliance which made him a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. He has a ton of upside and will be a dangerous slot receiver in this league and a good play for PPR fantasy league players going forward.
Taylor Gabriel - WRPosted 1/6/19 5:38pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel posted four receptions for 37 yards on nine targets in the NFC Wild Card Game playoff loss against the Philadelphia Eagles and he added 20 rushing yards on two attempts.
Huddle Up: Gabriel was a fairly vital cog in the Chicago offense in 2018, posting 68 grabs and 688 yards on 93 targets, all career bests. It's hard to imagine he doesn't have an equally similar role in 2019 behind Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller. Gabriel will be worth targeting in the final rounds of fantasy drafts in leagues of 12 or more teams.
Allen Robinson - WRPosted 1/4/19 1:57pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Allen Robinson (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 4, and is not on the injury report for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Robinson should be the top receiver in the passing game this week and has caught at least five passes in three of his last four games. He can be considered a No. 2 receiver in most fantasy leagues this week.
Anthony Miller - WRPosted 1/4/19 2:20pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 4, and is not on the injury report for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Miller was not a big part of the passing game during the second half of the season but could see some targets in the playoff game. Owners probably will be able to find better options for their lineups, so Miller could be avoided in most leagues.
Taylor Gabriel - WRPosted 1/4/19 2:19pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Jan. 4, and is not on the injury report for the Wild Card playoff game.
Huddle Up: Gabriel has played well at times this season but has gone 12 games without a touchdown and has posted at least 50 yards in only two of the last nine games. He could be considered a possible flex option for owners but could also be avoided if other options are available.
Anthony Miller - WRPosted 1/3/19 3:23pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Anthony Miller (shoulder) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.
Huddle Up: Miller has been targeted only six times over the last five games and has recorded zero yards in three of those games. He could receive a few targets against the Philadelphia Eagles but likely can be benched in most leagues.
Taylor Gabriel - WRPosted 1/3/19 3:08pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (ribs) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.
Huddle Up: Gabriel likely will see a solid amount of targets this week unless he suffers a setback over the next few days. He could be a low-end No. 2 receiver or flex option in playoff fantasy leagues but is not the best option for owners.
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