Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/30/16 12:30pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring, knee) has been limited over the first two days of practice this week by a knee injury. On Friday, Sept. 30, he was limited by a hamstring injury and is expected to be listed as questionable leading into the team's Week 4 game versus the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Jeffery burned the Lions for eight catches, 147 yards and a score in his only game against the Lions last year. Detroit hasn't been all that good against receivers this season either, meaning Jeffery is a good candidate to score his first touchdown of the season if he sees the field. Consider him a high-end WR2 at worst if he suits up this weekend.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 9/29/16 11:38am ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 29. Cutler was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 28, but head coach John Fox said Cutler did not suffer any setbacks.
Huddle Up: It looks like Cutler will miss at least one more week because of his thumb injury. Brian Hoyer probably will be the starting quarterback in Week 4 but is only a No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues at this time.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/29/16 4:10pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (knee) was limited in practice again Thursday, Sept. 29.
Huddle Up: He was also limited on Wednesday, but this shouldn't affect his status for Sunday in a solid matchup with the Lions. Through three games, Jeffrey has hauled in 14 receptions for 271 yards, but is still searching for his first touchdown of the year.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/28/16 12:36pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Huddle Up: Jeffery was able to play with the injury last week and should be ready to play again in Week 4. He has recorded at least 70 yards in each of the first three games of the season and should be a starting option in all leagues no matter which quarterback starts for the Bears.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 9/28/16 12:27pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Huddle Up: Cutler's status for Week 4 is uncertain at this point, so owners will need to keep an eye on the situation. Cutler did not do much in the first two games of the season and probably should be avoided even if he plays this week.
Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 9/26/16 11:51am ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (ankle) left Week 3 with an injury initially feared to be an Achilles' tear, but team doctors have ruled it out after further examination. Instead, the team believes he only sprained his ankle.
Huddle Up: Langford showed increased physicality in the preseason, but head coach John Fox thought he left yards on the field in Week 1 and appears to have resorted to his favored committee approach since. If Langford is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, rookie Jordan Howard may have just received his chance to become the new lead back in Chicago. With that said, it is difficult to recommend him as anything more than a flex given the Bears' current state of affairs.
Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 9/26/16 4:42pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (ankle) will miss four to six weeks with an ankle sprain, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Rookie Jordan Howard is the heir apparent while Langford is sidelined. While he is still unproven, Howard has shown signs of starter potential. He also plays a Detroit Lions defense that just surrendered over 100 rushing yards to Eddie Lacy. Howard is involved in the passing game, too, so he's not a bad option going forward in PPR and non-PPR leagues and particularly in daily contests next week.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 9/26/16 6:56pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard might be in line to shoulder the load with RB Jeremy Langford (ankle) sidelined, and head coach John Fox said it would not be impossible. 'I think there's guys in the league that do,' Fox said. 'Remember, Jordan is a rookie that we've seen for three real NFL football games. So we'll kind of evaluate as we move forward.'
Huddle Up: Howard is the last man standing in the Chicago backfield, as Langford is down and Ka'Deem Carey did not travel to Dallas due to a hamstring injury. Howard will be a very popular choice off the waiver wire this week.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/25/16 6:31am ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (knee) is expected to play in Week 3's game against the Dallas Cowboys, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Jeffery was listed as questionable on the injury report but was able to practice on a limited basis Friday, Sept. 23. He should be viewed as a risky WR2 option this week, especially with Brian Hoyer starting at quarterback in place of Jay Cutler.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/25/16 4:25pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (knee) is active for the Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: It was touch and go with Jeffery this week, but he practiced Friday and is ready to go.
Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 9/25/16 7:11pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford (Achilles') was carted off to the locker room in the third quarter of the Week 3 game against the Dallas Cowboys due to a possible Achilles' injury.
Huddle Up: With Langford on the mend and Ka'Deem Carey inactive, rookie Jordan Howard will carry the load the rest of the game unless Langford has a miraculous recovery.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 9/24/16 7:38pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Brian Hoyer has pointed out throughout the week that he has not had many reps with WR Alshon Jeffery this season.
Huddle Up: Despite the lack of reps, you can expect Hoyer to look Jeffery's way early and often against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 3, assuming Jeffery can play through a knee injury. If Jeffery is on the field, he has WR2 upside in all formats.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/23/16 11:10am ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (knee) got in a limited practice Friday, Sept. 23, and will likely be deemed questionable for Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys.
Huddle Up: Jeffery did not practice Thursday after being limited Wednesday, so this appears to be a legitimate questionable tag. While he is expected to play, owners will be in a bind if he can't as Chicago plays Sunday night. Eddie Royal is a logical replacement who is available in many leagues. Jeffery will also likely be catching passes from Brian Hoyer for the foreseeable future. Consider Jeffery a dice-roll WR2 this week.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 9/23/16 4:11pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 23, and is listed as doubtful for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Brian Hoyer likely will be the starting quarterback for the Bears in Week 3 but should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 9/22/16 11:36am ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 22.
Huddle Up: Cutler is expected to miss at least one week because of the injury, so owners should look at other options. Brian Hoyer likely will start for the Bears but is not a great fantasy option.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/22/16 12:24pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 22.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to see if Jeffery will be able to practice Friday, Sept. 23, before making any decisions on their starting lineup. His value probably will take a hit if he plays because Brian Hoyer is expected to start at quarterback. Jeffery is a risky option for owners at this point but could still be a starting candidate in some leagues.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 9/21/16 5:17am ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) is expected to miss two to three weeks, according to a source. His timeline depends on how he heals over the next three days.
Huddle Up: Brian Hoyer was 9-for-12 for 78 yards in relief of Cutler Monday night. Hoyer could be a cheap DFS flyer against the Dallas Cowboys, but he doesn't hold much weight in traditional leagues.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/21/16 11:44am ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Jeffery's status for Week 3 will be known later in the week, so owners should keep an eye on the situation. He may lose a little value if Jay Cutler is not able to play but should still be considered a starting option if he is active.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 9/21/16 2:15pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 21.
Huddle Up: Cutler probably will not be able to play in Week 3, but owners should keep an eye on the situation to see if anything changes. Brian Hoyer would start if Cutler is ruled out but should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 9/20/16 5:29am ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) was wearing a cast on his right thumb after the game Monday, Sept. 19, and told reporters that he's 'concerned.' He'll have tests on the thumb Tuesday, Sept. 20.
Huddle Up: If Cutler is out for a period of time, Brian Hoyer isn't a bad fallback for the team. He went 9-for-12 for 78 yards in relief of Cutler Monday night. Hoyer would be a DFS lottery ticket in good matchups, though.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 9/20/16 7:21am ET
Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) played in Week 2 with ligament damage he suffered in the season opener. One source said it's an injury that typically puts players out three to four weeks.
Huddle Up: It probably makes more sense to remedy the situation now and try to have Brian Hoyer hold the fort down in the meantime. He'll have more tests done, but Cutler is probably doubtful for Week 3. Hoyer wouldn't be a bad DFS flyer, but he has minimal traditional league appeal.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 9/20/16 7:53am ET
Updating earlier reports, Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) is expected to miss a period of time, and the Bears are preparing for his absence. The question that remains is whether Cutler has surgery to repair the injury.
Huddle Up: If Cutler is out for a period of time, Brian Hoyer isn't a bad fallback for the team. He went 9-for-12 for 78 yards in relief of Cutler Monday night. Hoyer would be a cheap DFS flyer for Week 3, but he doesn't hold much weight in traditional leagues.
Eddie Royal - WRPosted 9/19/16 9:39pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal posted four receptions for 52 yards in the Week 2 game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 19. He was targeted six times. Royal also ripped off a 65-yard punt return for touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Huddle Up: Royal is only worth a look as a WR4 in the deepest of redraft fantasy formats. However, he has a little extra value in those leagues which reward individual return yardage.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/19/16 9:39pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery finished with five receptions for a game-high 96 yards in the Week 2 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Sept. 19. He was targeted seven times.
Huddle Up: Jeffery is playing for a big payday this season, and that extra motivation is great news for his fantasy owners. Unfortunately, Jay Cutler left the game with a hand injury and his production went downhill shortly thereafter. Cutler isn't great, but if Jeffery is going to have great success he needs Cutler, not Brian Hoyer.
Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 9/19/16 9:38pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford carried 11 times for just 28 yards in the Week 2 game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Sept. 19. He was able to salvage the night with a rushing touchdown, and he added one reception for six yards.
Huddle Up: It has to be tough for Chicago fans to see Langford struggle, especially in the same weekend former tailback Matt Forte starred with three total touchdowns. Langford is barely hanging on for low-end RB2 fantasy consideration at this point.
John Fox - HCPosted 9/17/16 10:08am ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford left some yards on the field in Week 1 versus the Houston Texans, according to head coach John Fox. ?Well, I think we blocked up some runs pretty well. That?s not an easy defense to run against, but I think there were some yards there, yards after the carry, I mean, yards after contact,' Fox said.
Huddle Up: Langford posted the NFL's worst yards-after-contact average last season, which was a primary reason why the Bears drafted Jordan Howard this spring. Langford showed improvement in that area in the preseason and will probably get a bit more leash as the featured back before Fox considers going back to his preferred committee approach. Nevertheless, that looming threat may be enough reason for owners to consider trading him away sooner than later. For now, he's a solid RB2.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 9/17/16 5:25pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal is one of the 'best route runners' in the league, according to QB Jay Cutler, and Cutler said he is comfortable throwing to Royal no matter where he lines up.
Huddle Up: With Kevin White still adjusting to the NFL game, Royal could be Cutler's No. 2 target for the foreseeable future and a potential WR4. He had 57 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 and could be a sneaky sleeper in DFS games in Week 2.
Kevin White - WRPosted 9/16/16 6:12pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White's responsibilities could be simplified, offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains said Friday, Sept. 16. '[We need to] just continue to make sure we're putting him in situations to be successful,' Loggains said. 'Make sure that we don't make the route tree too much for him and make sure that we're finding a good role in the offense for him as he continues to grow.'
Huddle Up: White still possesses intriguing upside, but you may want to leave him on the bench until he becomes more comfortable with the offense.
Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 9/16/16 7:06pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford played 96 percent of the offensive snaps in Week 1, the highest percentage of any running back.
Huddle Up: Locked in as the workhorse in Chicago's backfield, Langford is a must-start option in all formats against Philadelphia in Week 2.
Kevin White - WRPosted 9/11/16 9:21am ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (hamstring) is officially active for the team's Week 1 game.
Huddle Up: White could be limited during the game because of the injury, which makes him a risky option for owners. Owners may want to wait to see White play in a game or two before considering him for their starting lineups.
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