Jordan Howard - RBPosted 8/18/17 4:07pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (eye) suffered a corneal abrasion during the team's walkthrough Friday, Aug. 18, and did not travel with the team for their preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Bears believe Howard's injury is minor.
Huddle Up: Owners should monitor the situation to see when Howard will be able to return to the field, but he likely will be back before the start of the regular season. Howard is coming off an outstanding 2016 season and will continue to be a focal point of the team's offense. He should be considered a solid No. 1 running back in most fantasy leagues.
Mike Glennon - QBPosted 8/16/17 8:06am ET
Chicago Bears QB Mike Glennon is the strong favorite to open the season as the starter based on everything the team has said, in the opinion of beat writer Brad Biggs.
Huddle Up: Glennon has very little upside in the fantasy world, and he could just be a placeholder for Mitchell Trubisky. Glennon should be avoided except maybe in leagues where you start two QBs.
Markus Wheaton - WRPosted 8/16/17 6:20pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Markus Wheaton (pinkie) recently underwent surgery to repair his broken left pinkie. Head coach John Fox said there is no timetable for Wheaton's return.
Huddle Up: Wheaton has dealt with injuries during training camp and it is not known when he will return to practice this time. Wheaton could be a late-round flier if he wins the No. 2 receiver job for the Bears.
Markus Wheaton - WRPosted 8/12/17 2:42pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Markus Wheaton (appendix) participated in practice Saturday, Aug. 12.
Huddle Up: Wheaton was sidelined for a little more than a week after undergoing an appendectomy but should be able to play in a few of the remaining preseason games. Wheaton has a chance to the Bears' No. 3 receiver this season but is only a late-round flier in fantasy leagues.
Mike Glennon - QBPosted 8/10/17 6:22pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Mike Glennon completed two of his eight pass attempts for 20 yards and had an interception returned for a touchdown in a preseason game against the Denver Broncos Thursday, Aug. 10.
Huddle Up: Glennon is expected to open the year as the starter, but he might not hold on to the gig the entire season. Even as the starter, he is no more than a low-end QB2 option.
Mike Glennon - QBPosted 8/10/17 8:44pm ET
Chicago Bears head coach John Fox said Thursday, Aug. 10, that he won't change QB Mike Glennon's position on the quarterback depth chart after one preseason game.
Huddle Up: Glennon had a rough preseason debut, but he was going up against a solid Denver defense. He still has to be considered the favorite to open the year as the starter, but he might not even reach QB2 status.
Markus Wheaton - WRPosted 8/2/17 12:13pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Markus Wheaton (appendix) will return to action in two weeks, according to NFL Network's Stacey Dales. Wheaton underwent an appendectomy Sunday, July 30.
Huddle Up: The Bears' receiving group is somewhat of a crapshoot right now, although Wheaton will need to earn playing time behind Cameron Meredith and Kevin White. Kendall Wright will be in the mix, too, so Wheaton is merely a late-round flier at this point.
Mike Glennon - QBPosted 8/2/17 7:42pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Cameron Meredith is building chemistry with QB Mike Glennon and appears to be Glennon's favorite targets during the early part of training camp.
Huddle Up: Meredith is coming off a very successful 2016 season when he recorded 888 yards and four touchdowns and should be one of the starting receivers for the Bears this season. It is good that he is working well with Glennon since Glennon is expected to be the starting quarterback. Meredith has a chance to be a No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues since he should see plenty of targets.
Mike Glennon - QBPosted 7/26/17 11:33am ET
Chicago Bears QB Mike Glennon is the team's starting quarterback, according to general manager Ryan Pace.
Huddle Up: Glennon signed with the Bears this offseason and will be the starter for least at the beginning of the season even though the team drafted Mitchell Trubisky. There is a decent chance that Glennon could lose his job during the season if the team is not fighting for a playoff spot, so owners in all leagues probably should avoid him during drafts.
Zach Miller - TEPosted 7/21/17 3:31pm ET
Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (foot) could be released during training camp if he is not able to return from his foot injury, in the opinion of ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor the situation during camp to see if he will be able to return to the field. He posted decent numbers in 2016 but would only be a No. 2 tight end in fantasy leagues if he starts for the Bears this season.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 7/18/17 9:25am ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard recorded seven runs of 25 yards or longer as a rookie in 2016, but four of those possessions ended with field goals. It's part of the reason Howard spent parts of his offseason working on his acceleration. 'It's training. When you get to that (quality), it's more about track speed than football speed,' head coach John Fox said.
Huddle Up: Howard has been busy this offseason, also undergoing eye surgery in an effort to improve his ability as a pass-catcher. Considering he has no viable threats to his workload, Howard should be one of the few true workhorses for owners to rely on in fantasy. He should be considered a midrange to low-end RB1 in most leagues.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 6/30/17 2:04pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard (eye) underwent eye surgery in May in order to improve his eyesight. He hopes the improved vision will help him as a pass catcher.
Huddle Up: Howard is coming off a 2016 season where he posted 1,313 rushing yards but only had 298 receiving yards. He would have more value if he is able to be more involved in the passing game. Howard should be considered a No. 1 running back that likely will be selected in the first two rounds.
Zach Miller - TEPosted 6/26/17 9:07am ET
Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (foot) isn't a lock to make the team, in the opinion of beat writer Brad Biggs. Miller will be pushed for a job by TE Daniel Brown, TE Ben Braunecker and TE MyCole Pruitt.
Huddle Up: Miller had career highs with 47 catches and 486 yards with four scores last season, but he's 32, and has had injury concerns the last two years. He's a solid TE2 in fantasy if he makes the club and makes it back from his broken right foot.
Markus Wheaton - WRPosted 6/22/17 7:22am ET
Chicago Bears WR Markus Wheaton likely has a good chance to start on the outside for the team. The Pittsburgh Steelers used Wheaton in the slot, but he wasn't nearly as productive as he was on the outside.
Huddle Up: Wheaton's best season came two years ago with a 44-749-5 line, and he won't have the likes of Ben Roethlisberger throwing to him. He's worthy of monitoring as a WR5, but he doesn't provide the upside many others would in that role for your team.
Kevin White - WRPosted 6/15/17 8:37pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (leg, ankle) is practicing at full speed and working on expanding his route tree, and he said he has to show what he can do this season.
Huddle Up: Injuries have caused White to miss 28 of his first 32 games, but the former first-round pick could end up being Chicago's No. 1 receiver if he can stay healthy. He is worth the risk as a WR4.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 6/14/17 10:48am ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard expects a larger role in the passing game this year after converting only 29-of-50 targets for 298 yards and one touchdown as a rookie.
Huddle Up: Part of the reason why Howard hopes for more work is because he underwent off-season eye surgery to correct his vision, which probably was as big of a reason as anything as to why he led all running backs in drops. However, Chicago added explosive mighty mite Tarik Cohen in the draft and Benny Cunningham in free agency - two stellar receiving backs who will probably keep Howard's receiving ceiling fairly low. Regardless, Howard should remain a solid RB1 in fantasy.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 6/14/17 4:25pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Cameron Meredith (thumb) will be ready for the start of training camp, according to head coach John Fox.
Huddle Up: Meredith is coming off a solid 2016 season and could become the team's No. 1 receiver this season if he can stay healthy. Owners should monitor his situation at the start of training camp because he could be a No. 4 receiver in fantasy leagues.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 6/1/17 4:51pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Cameron Meredith (thumb) suffered a thumb ligament injury Thursday, June 1, and will miss the rest of the offseason program. However, he expects to be ready for training camp, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Meredith is coming off a breakout sophomore campaign that saw him register 66 catches, 888 yards and four touchdowns in 11 games, so thankfully, this injury doesn't look like it will hinder him going into his third season. The Bears have a lot of issues with their receiver depth, but that's something that will only benefit Meredith, making him an intriguing weapon to draft.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 5/31/17 10:23am ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard is 'noticeably slimmer' entering his second season after finishing second in the league in rushing as a rookie. Howard intends to play at 225 pounds in 2017 and hopes not to come off the field as much.
Huddle Up: There may have not been a more surprising on-field success story in the NFL last season than Howard, who ran for 1,313 yards despite not really seeing regular playing time until Week 4. Tarik Cohen was added in the draft to give the Bears a bit of explosion out of the backfield, but Howard should have the early-down role to himself and could share passing-down work with Cohen if he shows some improvement as a receiver. Howard should be a rock-solid RB1 in all leagues.
Kevin White - WRPosted 5/24/17 9:28pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White has spent the last few months working to align his stride after a stress fracture in his left tibia ruined his rookie season and a left fibular spiral fracture and severe ankle ligament damage cost him 12 games last season, according to the Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell.
Huddle Up: Although Cameron Meredith figures to be the Bears' top receiver, White has the most natural of any wideout on the roster. Whether or not his body will hold up is a different story. Based on talent alone, White is worth the gamble in the later rounds in fantasy drafts this summer, but his injury woes make him someone who will be difficult to depend on for any length of time.
Zach Miller - TEPosted 5/20/17 7:57pm ET
Chicago Bears TE Zach Miller (foot) said Satrurday, May 20, that he is 'close to 100 percent' but plans to take it easy during OTAs.
Huddle Up: Chicago doesn't have a lot of proven weapons in the passing game, so Miller should see a decent amount of targets if he can stay healthy. He can be a serviceable TE2.
Tarik Cohen - RBPosted 5/16/17 6:01am ET
Chicago Bears RB Tarik Cohen will see work on third downs, according to head coach John Fox.
Huddle Up: Cohen was a human highlight reel in college with his elusiveness as a 5-foot-6, dynamo. He rushed for 5,619 yards and 56 touchdowns at North Carolina A&T. There are questions as to whether his body can hold up on this level, but he'll be a consideration late in fantasy drafts.
Kevin White - WRPosted 5/13/17 8:47am ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White has been limited to four games in his first two years due to injuries, but head coach John Fox appears to like how his third season is starting. 'I think he looks very healthy. With the things that we?ve done, I?m hoping he can remain healthy. There?s been a bugaboo in his career thus far, and frustration. It starts with him; I don?t think anybody goes out there (to) get injured. But it is part of the game, and unfortunately it?s been a tough start. He?s a tireless worker, and I think he?s having a great offseason,' Fox said.
Huddle Up: White did not play at all his rookie season due to a stress fracture in his left shin and missed most of list last year with a severe high left ankle sprain that led to a fractured fibula. With only Cameron Meredith as a viable threat at the moment, Chicago needs White to look like the seventh overall pick he was two years ago. Even with the way Meredith exploded onto the scene last season, White is still worth a late-round grab in fantasy based on talent alone.
Adam Shaheen - TEPosted 4/28/17 5:24pm ET
The Chicago Bears selected Ashland TE Adam Shaheen with the No. 45 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Friday, April 28.
Huddle Up: Shaheen may have a limited role in the passing game as a rookie since Zach Miller is on the roster. Owners in all leagues probably can avoid Shaheen in drafts this season. He could have some value in keeper leagues but probably will not make a big impact.
Mitchell Trubisky - QBPosted 4/27/17 5:22pm ET
The Chicago Bears selected North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Thursday, April 27.
Huddle Up: The Bears traded up and shocked many people with the selection after adding QB Mike Glennon to a three-year deal in the offseason. Trubisky likely will sit in 2017 and learn. The Bears can get out of the Glennon deal with little scar tissue entering 2018, so assume Trubisky has no value in single-year fantasy drafts. He is a midrange project type for dynasty gamers. Think 2019 will be his earliest year of starting potential.
Mike Glennon - QBPosted 4/27/17 9:16pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Mike Glennon will remain the team's starting quarterback, according to GM Ryan Pace.
Huddle Up: This was pretty much a given, even with all the Bears gave up to draft Mitchell Trubisky. Glennon signed a big deal this offseason so it makes sense to let him play while the rookie is brought along slowly. Still, Trubisky's presence means Glennon's long-term future is elsewhere, and if the Bears fall flat in 2017 they could make a switch. That creates significant uncertainty for Glennon's value, which didn't exist just hours earlier.
Mike Glennon - QBPosted 3/10/17 6:31pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Mike Glennon said he has grown physically and mentally and is eager to show what he can do on the field.
Huddle Up: Glennon is going to be given the chance to run the offense in Chicago, but he is unproven as a starter and won't have a ton of weapons to throw to. He is a midrange QB2 candidate for 2017.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 3/10/17 8:30pm ET
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery's deal is worth $9.5 million for one year with an addition $4.5 million being paid as an incentive if he is named to the Pro Bowl. It was previously reported that Jeffery had received a one-year deal worth $14 million.
Huddle Up: Jeffery has teased fantasy owners with his upside, but nagging injuries have plagued him throughout his career. If you can grab him as a WR2, he is worth the risk.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 3/9/17 9:43am ET
Chicago Bears impending free-agent WR Alshon Jeffery is a target of the Indianapolis Colts, a team making a 'strong push,' according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jeffery paired with T.Y. Hilton and Andrew Luck is an interesting thought. Stay tuned for a signing and subsequent fantasy valuation.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 3/9/17 11:33am ET
Chicago Bears impending free-agent WR Alshon Jeffery is leaning towards signing with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jeffery, one of the most coveted players on the free-agent market, makes sense for the Eagles. Philadelphia really needs receiving help in addition to Jordan Matthews, and Torrey Smith doesn't exactly scratch that itch. If Jeffery does join the Eagles, he'll remain a low-end WR1 to high-end WR2 with impressive sophomore quarterback Carson Wentz.
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