Matt Forte - RBPosted 9/1/15 9:45pm ET
Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte on Tuesday, Sept. 1 sat out his second straight day of practice, but Chicago coaches later said the back was given a second straight "veterans' day" of rest.
Huddle Up: Forte is coming off a 368-touch season -- the highest since his 379-touch rookie year of 2008 -- and certainly can use the exctra time off, considering he'll turn 30 in December. He's a RB1 in both PPR and standard formats.
Eddie Royal - WRPosted 8/26/15 5:35pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, because of a hip injury. His status for the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, is uncertain at this point.
Huddle Up: Yikes -- another Chicago wideout, another injury to monitor. At this rate, Jay Cutler's opening-game WRs may be Rashad Lawrence and Cameron Meredith, who are currently leading the Bears in preseason catches.
Marquess Wilson - WRPosted 8/23/15 12:55pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson suffered a hamstring injury in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 22, but head coach John Fox said the injury is not considered serious.
Huddle Up: Jay Cutler owners are hoping the coach will prove correct as the Bears are rapidly running out of healthy wideouts with veteran Alshon Jeffery and first-round pick Kevin White already on the shelf.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/18/15 4:59pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) will not play in the Bears' second preseason game Monday, Aug. 24, as he continues to heal from a calf strain. He will travel with the team, however.
Huddle Up: It's definitely been bad news for the Bears' WR corps this preseason, and expect the team to play it extra safe with their No. 1 wideout with first-round pick Kevin White already sidelined.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/17/15 9:53am ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) is no longer wearing a walking boot or using crutches, but he's still out of practice Monday, Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: No reason to rush Jeffery back to the lineup, especially with Kevin White already on the shelf on the other side. Jeffery's fantasy value bumped down a bit with the boot news over the weekend, but it should be on the rebound now.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/17/15 6:31pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) is no longer wearing a walking boot but is not ready to participate in practice at this point.
Huddle Up: Good news is coming in small increments for the Bears' beleaguered WR corps this month, and fortunately there are still four weeks to go before the regular season kicks off.
Kevin White - WRPosted 8/16/15 2:12pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (shin) said Saturday, Aug. 15, he wants to return to the field as soon as possible after his upcoming surgery to deal with a shin stress fracture, but he understands that may not be until next season. 'I know it's going to be a little while. If I can come back and am able to play a little bit in the season, we'll do it,' White said. 'If I'm feeling OK. ... If they want me out there, then I'll try my best to get out there. I want to come back as soon as possible,' White said.
Huddle Up: A tough blow for those fantasy GMs who took White in early drafts, and now with Alshon Jeffery (calf) also currently sidelined, the fantasy stock of backup wideouts Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson are on the rise.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/15/15 1:07pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery's (calf) calf injury is not considered serious, and he should be ready for the start of the regular season, according to general manager Ryan Pace. Pace said Jeffery will not practice this week and will not play in the second preseason game.
Huddle Up: It sounds like the Bears are just being cautious with their No. 1 receiver. Jeffery should be all systems go for Week 1 when the Bears play the Packers.
Kevin White - WRPosted 8/15/15 1:07pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (shin) will undergo surgery to repair his shin injury and will miss at least the first six games of the regular season. General manager Ryan Pace said there is a chance White will miss the entire 2015 season.
Huddle Up: It's terrible news for White, who was expected to make a big impact as a rookie. His injury opens the door for Eddie Royal to make a big contribution in Chicago's passing game. Royal has already been receiving glowing reports in training camp and with this news his Round 12 ADP will be shooting up.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/14/15 9:32am ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) is in a walking boot and on crutches after straining a calf muscle, and head coach John Fox said Thursday, Aug. 13, that Jeffery is day-to-day.
Huddle Up: With Brandon Marshall gone and Kevin White still injured, the Bears are thinning at the top of their receiving corps. Eddie Royal is shaping up to be an intriguing early-season fantasy option.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 8/14/15 9:32am ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler operated out of a hurry-up offense during a majority of a preseason game against the Washington Redskins Thursday, Aug. 13, finishing 4-of-7 for 42 yards in two series.
Huddle Up: A glimpse, perhaps, of what Adam Gase has in store for Cutler and the Chicago offense. Whatever the Bears run will be significantly more effective with injured receivers Alshon Jeffrey and Kevin White back on the field.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/14/15 5:54pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery is expected to be sidelined for about a week because of a mild calf strain, according to a source.
Huddle Up: With first-round pick Kevin White (shin) also sidelined, it's not making for an easy adjustment to the new offense for QB Jay Cutler, but hopefully some better news will be on the way in a week or two.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 8/12/15 1:30am ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte said he does not expect to catch as many passes this season as he did in 2014.
Huddle Up: Yeah, it's fair to expect some regression following a RB-record 102 receptions a year ago. Over his first six seasons in the league, Forte averaged 56.8 grabs per year and a total in the 60s or low 70s would seem to be more realistic for Forte, who will still be a PPR stud.
Kevin White - WRPosted 8/10/15 7:48pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (shin) was able to do some backpedaling, light jumping and agility drills at half speed during practice Monday, Aug. 10. Head coach John Fox said the team has a plan for White and that White has been able to do some exercises. There is a chance that White is not able to play in any of the preseason games, which the team is prepared for.
Huddle Up: The first-round pick already is behind, and even if he's fully active by the time the regular season rolls around, he might spend the first part of the campaign playing catch-up. That adds value to the Bears' other WRs, Eddie Royal in particular.
Kevin White - WRPosted 8/6/15 2:10pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (shin) hasn't done any running on hard ground, and there's a real chance he opens the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to reports. White may be able to start running next week, but the team will be cautious with him.
Huddle Up: The shin-splint issue already has cut into training camp for the seventh overall pick, but White would have to finish the exhibition campaign on the preseason PUP list before he would be eligible for a regular-season PUP designation. That would keep him sidelined for the first six games of the season, and greatly diminish his fantasy value, particularly in re-draft leagues.
Eddie Royal - WRPosted 8/6/15 11:50pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal made several impressive plays Thursday, Aug. 6, on passes that weren't on target. In seven-on-seven drills, Royal slide to catch a couple of passes, and he also caught a long touchdown pass from QB Jay Cutler in the back corner of the end zone, while in tight coverage.
Huddle Up: Royal, coming off his best fantasy season (62-778-7) since his rookie season of 2008, is a WR to keep an eye on with the Bears' top two projected wideouts, Alshon Jeffery and first-round draft pick Kevin White, battling health issues so far in camp.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/5/15 3:29pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 5, after missing a couple of days with an issue with his AC joint in his right shoulder.
Huddle Up: Good news for the Bears and Jeffery, the team's new No. 1 WR, who's ranked as the ninth-best fantasy wideout overall on The Huddle's current WR cheat sheet.
Kevin White - WRPosted 8/5/15 5:52pm ET
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Kevin White is suffering from shin splints, according to head coach John Fox. White is being considered day-to-day.
Huddle Up: The first-round pick originally was injured during OTAs in June but was expected to be fine for training camp. White, however, has missed all six of the Bears' practices so far, putting him behind with no definitive end in sight as he tries to secure the starting spot opposite Alshon Jeffery.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 8/3/15 3:29pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) did not participate in practice Monday, Aug. 3, because he suffered a sprained AC joint in his shoulder over the weekend. The team does not believe Jeffery's injury is serious.
Huddle Up: It looks like the Bears are just being cautious with Jeffery and giving him some rest. There's nothing to be concerned about at this point.
Kevin White - WRPosted 8/3/15 3:29pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (shin) is still on the Physically Unable to Perform list and there is no timetable for his return, according to head coach John Fox. Fox said he considers White day-to-day at this time.
Huddle Up: White is getting better but remains on the PUP list. He's losing valuable practice time and will have to battle Alshon Jeffery, Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett for reps, not to mention newly signed Eddie Royal. The rookie's value in re-draft leagues is taking a nosedive.
Martellus Bennett - TEPosted 7/31/15 10:30am ET
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett said he isn't worried about his production declining because of the time he missed while protesting his contract. 'Some terminology and still learning some things like that, but overall… I don't think anyone has the offense down,' Bennett said Thursday, July 30. 'I may be a leg behind, but I'm a pretty quick learner.'
Huddle Up: Should we be more concerned that none of the Bears have the new offense down yet? Nah. With first-round pick Kevin White still shelved Bennett will have plenty of opportunities to ensconce himself as Jay Cutler's number two target behind Alshon Jeffrey.
Kevin White - WRPosted 7/30/15 7:34pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White's shin injury is not believed to be a long-term issue, according to head coach John Fox.
Huddle Up: The first-round pick is starting training camp on the PUP list, and even if it doesn't prove to be a long-term situation, White is still losing valuable reps in his bid to open the season in the Bears' starting lineup.
Kevin White - WRPosted 7/29/15 3:56pm ET
Chicago Bears rookie WR Kevin White (shin) will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to general manager Ryan Pace.
Huddle Up: The seventh-overall pick suffered the injury in OTAs and has been off his feet for the past month, and the Bears want to help ease him back into action. In short, it doesn't sound like much to worry about, but it's definitely a situation to stay on top of.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 7/19/15 3:03pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler may need to win in 2015 to stay in Chicago, suggests Jeff Dickerson of ESPN. Cutler has over $47 million guaranteed remaining on his contract, but the Bears could move on if Cutler struggles again in 2015.
Huddle Up: Cutler is getting an opportunity in another QB-friendly offense with new OC Adam Gase coming to town, and the key for the QB remains making better decisions as he's tossed 93 interceptions (at an ugly 3.51 percent rate) since coming to the Windy City in 2009, which ranks as the third most in the league over that span.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 7/16/15 2:02pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte has bulked up this offseason in order to prepare for a heavy workload this season. Forte received a lot of work in the running and passing game last season.
Huddle Up: Forte has logged 368 and 363 touches the last two seasons -- the second and third highest single-season totals of his career -- and figures to be among the league leaders again, although his RB-record 102 receptions most certainly are headed for a decline.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 7/10/15 12:20am ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler worked out with some of his offensive teammates at Vanderbilt University this week. WR Eddie Royal, WR Kevin White and TE Martellus Bennett were among the players in attendance.
Huddle Up: Cutler did have his best statistical and fantasy season -- 3,812 yards and 28 TDs -- this past year since his 2008 (and final) campaign in Denver, but he led the league in turnovers (24) and makes way too many mistakes for a QB entering his 10th pro season. If his first season in Adam Gase's new offense in Chicago isn't a more productive one -- and he'll have to do it without long-time favorite target Brandon Marshall -- it could be his last in the Windy City.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 7/9/15 12:34pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte tallied four games with 13 or fewer carries last season. He only had three games of 20 carries or more. He finished with 266 carries -- 22 fewer than 2013.
Huddle Up: Forte, however, was just fine, finishing with the second-highest touch total (368) of his seven-year career thanks to his record 102 receptions. Don't expect that much work again in the passing game under new OC Adam Gase, but his rushing attempts should stay around the same or even see a slight increase.
Kevin White - WRPosted 7/3/15 4:10pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White sought advice from Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald at the recent NFL Rookie Symposium.
Huddle Up: The rookie wideout couldn't have sought out a better role model as the pro's pro Fitz has averaged a 82.6-1,104.6-8.1 stat line over his 11-year career with the Cards and has been a model citizen off the field. Finishing in the neighborhood of Fitzgerald's 58-780-8 rookie numbers would be a strong start for White.
Eddie Royal - WRPosted 6/22/15 12:03am ET
The Chicago Bears will be counting on a group effort from WRs Kevin White, Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson to make up for Brandon Marshall's lost production. WR Alshon Jeffery is expected to fully takeover as the No. 1 receiver in Chicago.
Huddle Up: In 2014, Royal came through with his best season in terms of catches (62) and receiving yards (778) since his rookie year of 2008, but a new offense awaits in the Windy City and anticipating any kind of usable fantasy production is tough in standard-size leagues.
Kevin White - WRPosted 6/19/15 6:46pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (undisclosed) should be available for training camp July 30, according to head coach John Fox. White missed all of minicamp with an undisclosed medical issue.
Huddle Up: Let's hope so as the seventh-overall pick already is running behind as he seeks to nail down the starting spot opposite Alshon Jeffery.
Our FREE email updates are packed with the player news and fantasy analysis you need! Always fresh, no spam, guaranteed!