Player News - Bears

Date: Team: Pos:

Bears signed DT C.J. Wilson.

Wilson appeared in 12 games between the Raiders and Lions last season. He'll provide veteran depth for a defensive line that's been hit hard by injury.
Sep 27 - 6:38 PM

Bears placed CB Kyle Fuller on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Fuller underwent a "scope" in mid-August, but has healed much slower than expected. The Bears, who are outright deceitful with injury information, may not have disclosed the true nature of Fuller's operation. It's another gut punch for the league's most injured defense. Fuller played 1,038 effective snaps last season. He could be designated as the Bears' "return" player off injured reserve, but for now Chicago must move forward with Tracy Porter, Jacoby Glenn and Bryce Callahan as its top three corners. It's not a good situation. Fantasy players need to keep targeting the Bears' defense.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: This bodes very well for the upside of Marvin Jones in Week 4. Not only is he seeing the largest target share among Lions WRs, he also leads the team in aDOT and should once again be productive. Jones is still a tad underpriced across the industry and can be targeted in any format.
Sep 27 - 4:52 PM

Bears signed RB Joique Bell.

Bell hasn't been an effective player since 2012, averaging 3.8 yards per carry over the past three seasons, but the Bears needed to add a back with Jeremy Langford (ankle) and Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) down. Bell will probably have an immediate Week 4 role behind Jordan Howard, but won't be a recommended fantasy option in any format. Bell's arrival doesn't ding Howard's upside. Someone has to back the rookie up.
Sep 27 - 2:11 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Jeremy Langford (ankle) is expected to miss 4-6 weeks.

It sounds like a severe high-ankle sprain for Langford. After Langford went down Sunday night against the Cowboys, rookie Jordan Howard was essentially an every-down back with Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) also hurt. Howard should be "the guy" moving forward. Raheem Mostert is currently the backup, but look for the Bears to add some running-back depth this week. Howard is a must-add in all formats where available. He can run and catch out of the backfield.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 26 - 7:18 PM

Speaking Monday, coach John Fox called Jay Cutler (thumb) "day to day" ahead of the Bears' Week 4 date with the Lions.

Fox is averse to giving legitimate injury updates, but Cutler was reportedly politicking to play last week and might have a chance to return sooner rather than later. We'll be monitoring his situation throughout the week.
Sep 26 - 4:04 PM

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports Jeremy Langford has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle.

There were worries Langford could be dealing with an Achilles' issue after he was carted off Sunday evening, but he's dealing with merely a sprain. It's still likely of the "high" variety, and to cost Langford multiple games. Langford's absence is going to create an opening for rookie Jordan Howard to burst through. Howard needs to be added in all formats.
Sep 26 - 1:49 PM

Bears fifth-round RB Jordan Howard said he is "comfortable" playing a bigger role.

That is good news considering Jeremy Langford was carted off the field Sunday night and spotted in a walking boot after the game. Howard was already earning more work even before the injury, however, and was much more effective with his touches than Langford has been at any point this season. Ka'Deem Carey (hamstring) should also have a role once he gets healthy, but Howard could run away with the starting job. He is a must-add in all formats.
Source: ESPN
Sep 26 - 10:25 AM

Zach Miller caught 8-of-9 targets for 78 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 against Dallas.

Miller scored both of Chicago’s touchdowns, including one a fourth-and-goal pass from Brian Hoyer in the third quarter. He’s been more involved under Hoyer the last two weeks, and is settling in as the No. 2 pass game option. Miller will be a touchdown-dependent TE2 for a matchup with Detroit in Week 4.
Sep 25 - 11:54 PM

Eddie Royal caught three passes for 21 yards in Week 3.

Royal took a step back after going over 50 yards this first two weeks. He was clearly behind Alshon Jeffery, Kevin White, and Zach Miller. Royal shouldn’t be rostered in re-draft leagues.
Sep 25 - 11:52 PM

Kevin White caught 6-of-14 targets for 62 yards in Week 3 against Dallas.

The targets look good, but White wasn't much of a factor before making a 32-yard catch in the fourth quarter. He was finally able to distance himself from Eddie Royal, who finished with just three catches. White's arrow is pointing up, but he's just a bench stash in standard leagues
Sep 25 - 11:51 PM

Alshon Jeffery caught 5-of-7 targets for 71 yards in Week 3 against Dallas

Playing through a knee injury, Jeffery didn’t have a huge role, finishing behind Kevin White (14) and Zach Miller (9) in targets. He didn’t get any red-zone looks, with Zach Miller getting both Chicago touchdowns. It’s the third straight game Jeffery has been held out of the end-zone. Jeffery could get a boost if Jay Cutler returns this week.
Sep 25 - 11:49 PM

Jordan Howard had nine carries for 45 yards in Week 3 against Dallas.

He added four catches for 47 yards on six targets. Howard replaced Jeremy Langford on the third drive and had a 36-yard run on his first carry. He stared the second half over Langford and finished the game after he was carted off with an ankle injury. With Langford struggling even before going down, Howard has potential to run away with the starting job. He’s one of this week’s top waiver pickups.
Sep 25 - 11:46 PM

Brian Hoyer completed 30-of-48 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 against Dallas.

Hoyer struggled to move the offense, but managed to pad his stats with two touchdowns to TE Zach Miller. All of his yards came on checks downs and screen passes after Chicago abandoned the run in the second half. With Jay Cutler close returning, Hoyer isn't a lock to start next week.
Sep 25 - 11:45 PM

Jeremy Langford was carted off with an ankle injury in Week 3 against Dallas.

He's done for the night. Langford had 46 total yards on five touches before exiting. He was already losing work to Jordan Howard, and is now potentially dealing with a multi-week injury.
Sep 25 - 10:41 PM

Alshon Jeffery (knee) is active for Week 3 against Dallas.

Jeffery was fully expected to play after returning to practice Friday. Even with Jay Cutler missing his second week, he's a low-end WR1. Chicago's inactives are LB Danny Trevathan, CB Kyle Fuller, RB Ka'Deem Carey, CB Bryce Callahan, DL Eddie Goldman, and OL Eric Kush.
Sep 25 - 7:07 PM


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