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Bears will place CB Charles Tillman on injured reserve with a torn triceps, ending his season.

It's his second triceps tear in as many seasons. Rookie Kyle Fuller has been terrific through two games, but losing Tillman is a huge blow to Chicago's cornerback unit because it will likely force street free agent Kelvin Hayden into DC Mel Tucker's nickel package. Tim Jennings covers the slot, and Fuller plays outside. Tillman, 33, is on a one-year, $3.25 million contract. There's a good chance he's played his final snap with the Bears.
Sep 15 - 3:12 PM

Santonio Holmes had two catches for 20 yards in Week 2 against the 49ers.

Even with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery playing injured, Holmes was a non-factor. Holmes remains well off the fantasy radar.
Sep 15 - 2:05 AM

Martellus Bennett had seven catches for 37 yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's win over the 49ers.

Bennett got all of his receptions on check downs in a game where Jay Cutler threw for only 176 yards. His touchdown was a three-yard fade route in the fourth quarter. With Alshon Jeffery at less than full health, Bennett tied Brandon Marshall for a team-high eight targets. Bennett has touchdowns in two straight games and remains a low-end TE1.
Sep 15 - 1:54 AM

Alshon Jeffery secured 3-of-6 targets for 47 yards in Sunday night's Week 2 win over the 49ers.

Jeffery was clearly playing injured, and had just one catch for four yards at half. His only notable play was a 29-yard fade route he caught over 49ers CB Chris Culliver. With the Bears playing on Monday night, Jeffery will have an extra day to get healthy for Week 3.
Sep 15 - 1:34 AM

Brandon Marshall had five catches for 48 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday night's win over the 49ers.

Marshall had arguably the best catch of the season on a one-handed 17-yard touchdown over 49ers CB Jimmy Ward at the end of the first half. All three of his scores came against Ward. He tied for the team lead with eight targets and played the entire game despite his questionable status. Marshall has 13 catches for 119 yards and four touchdowns through two weeks.
Sep 15 - 1:13 AM

Matt Forte had 12 carries for 21 yards in Sunday night's win over the 49ers.

Forte was shut down by the 49ers' run defense, and had five catches for just 15 yards on eight targets. The Bears offense wasn't effective despite scoring four touchdowns, and capitalized off good field position following Colin Kaepernick's second-half interceptions. This might end up as Forte's worst game of the season. Forte has another tough matchup in Week 3 against the Jets.
Sep 15 - 12:47 AM

Jay Cutler completed 23-of-34 passes for 176 yards and four touchdowns in Sunday night's 28-20 win over the 49ers.

It was a tale of two halfs for Cutler. His first two quarters were filled with overthrows and near-interceptions. He bounced back with three touchdowns in the second half, which were set up by Colin Kaepernick's interceptions. Cutler hooked up with Brandon Marshall on three of his scores, and hit Martellus Bennett on a fade in the fourth quarter. Cutler needs to be in fantasy lineups for a matchup with the Jets in Week 3. He ranks behind only Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan with 86 pass attempts.
Sep 15 - 12:12 AM

Bears DT Jay Ratliff suffered a concussion in Week 2 against the 49ers.

He'll now need to pass through the league's concussion protocol before returning to practice. Ratliff's status will be updated no later than Wednesday.
Sep 14 - 11:02 PM

Charles Tillman suffered a triceps injury in Sunday night's Week 2 game against the 49ers.

It's a significant injury after Tillman missed the final seven games of 2013 with a torn triceps. The Bears defense is in shambles after losing S Chris Conte in the second quarter. Tillman could be a candidate for injured reserve.
Sep 14 - 10:48 PM

Bears FS Chris Conte was forced from Sunday night's game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury.

He's done for the night. Conte had two tackles and an interception before exiting. Danny McCray has replaced him in base sets.
Sep 14 - 9:53 PM

Bears WR Josh Morgan (groin) is inactive for Week 2.

Listed as doubtful, Morgan was never expected to play. A combination of Josh Bellamy and Chris Williams will replace him in four-wide sets. Also inactive for the Bears are C Roberto Garza, LG Matt Slauson, LB Khaseem Greene, DE Cornelius Washington, OT Charles Leno, and DE David Bass.
Sep 14 - 7:35 PM

Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is active for Sunday night's game against the 49ers.

Jeffery was cleared after getting through pre-game warmups without issue. He practiced on a limited basis Friday, and shouldn't be on a snap count. Brandon Marshall (ankle) is also active.
Sep 14 - 7:06 PM

Brandon Marshall (ankle) is active for Sunday night's game against the 49ers.

Marshall will play despite missing practice all week. Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) has also been cleared and will start opposite Marshall. Both players looked good during pre-game warmups and aren't expected to be on limited snaps. Santonio Holmes will play the outside in three-wide sets.
Sep 14 - 6:53 PM

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune's "hunch" is that one of the Bears' starting wide receivers plays Sunday night against the 49ers, but doesn't provide a guess as to whom it will be.

We would add however, that ESPN's Adam Schefter stated Sunday he would be "really" surprised if Alshon Jeffery (hamstring, questionable) played. Our guess all along has been that Brandon Marshall (ankle, questionable) had a better shot of suiting up against San Francisco, but obviously there were never and are still never any guarantees. Just from reading tea leaves, we'd advise fantasy owners to sit tight with Marshall while handcuffing him with Santonio Holmes. Jeffery owners should explore early-game alternatives.
Sep 14 - 12:10 PM

A source informed ESPN's Adam Schefter that both Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and Brandon Marshall (ankle) are "75 percent" certain to miss Sunday Night Football against the 49ers.

They're both likely to be game-time decisions. Jeffery got in a limited practice Friday, while Marshall missed the entire work week. If neither can go, Santonio Holmes will fill the No. 1 receiver hole for Jay Cutler and become an intriguing WR3 option. Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte would also play expanded roles.
Sep 14 - 9:00 AM


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