Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 11/26/15 7:47pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (groin, shoulder) is officially active for the Week 12 game against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Nov. 26. FS Antrel Rolle, WR Eddie Royal, DB Jacoby Glenn, RB Ka'Deem Carey, TE Martellus Bennett, OT Nick Becton and DL Will Sutton comprised the inactive list.
Huddle Up: Good news for Jeffery owners after the WR sat out four days ago in Week 11. You're more than likely starting him but be aware of the possibility of another 3-catch, 23-yard dud as he had while playing at something less than 100 percent in Week 10.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/25/15 4:57pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) and WR Alshon Jeffery (groin, shoulder) are both listed as questionable for Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: After a three-game absence, Forte is expected back will resume his role as the Bears' primary back, knocking productive rookie Jeremy Langford back into a supplemental role. Jeffery's return is a little more iffy, and it'll boil down to a game-time call.
Martellus Bennett - TEPosted 11/25/15 4:57pm ET
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett (ribs) has been ruled out for Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Bennett was unable to make the turnaround on a short week and will miss his first game of the season, making productive (of late) backup Zach Miller a worthwhile plug-and-play option for those in need of a tight end.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/24/15 5:24pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee), WR Alshon Jeffery (groin) and TE Martellus Bennett (ribs) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: Even on a short week, all three have a decent shot at playing Thursday night. Forte was on the verge of playing Sunday, but the Bears reportedly took extra caution and held him out with their next contest only four days away.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 11/24/15 11:49pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (groin) and RB Matt Forte (knee) are both expected to suit up in Week 12 against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Nov. 26. Both players said they were feeling fine after practice Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Huddle Up: It sounds like the Bears' decision to hold Jeffery and Forte out of Sunday's game will allow them to be near full strength for the Turkey Day NFC North tussle against the Pack, but fantasy owners are going to have to check back on Wednesday and Thursday evening just to make sure.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/23/15 10:09am ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) went through an extensive pre-game workout Sunday, Nov. 22, and appears on track to play Thursday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: The Bears have received plenty from Jeremy Langford in Forte's absence, to the point that the free-agent to be may be using Thursday's prime time forum to audition for a new team in 2016.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 11/23/15 7:02pm ET
Chicago Bears WRs Alshon Jeffery (groin) and Marquess Wilson (groin) are both expected to be limited in practice this week.
Huddle Up: Jeffery has been dealing with the issue for two weeks now, and one of the reasons why he was held out Sunday is that the Bears are hoping that betters his chances of playing Thursday night in Green Bay on a short week. Wilson, meanwhile, played in Week 11 and led the team with 102 receiving yards on four catches. Fantasy owners will have to keep an eye on practice reports the next few days, and it still could come down to game-time decisions.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/20/15 1:02am ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) missed practice Thursday, Nov. 19 and indicated he may not play in the Week 11 game against the Denver Broncos since the team plays against the Green Bay Packers in Week 12 Thursday, Nov. 26.
Huddle Up: Recovery times are often tweaked to best fit a team's schedule, and there's no denying the NFC North rematch with the Pack is much more important to the surging Bears than Sunday's interconference clash against the Broncos.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/20/15 3:51pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) and WR Alshon Jeffery (groin, shoulder) are both questionable to face the Denver Broncos in Week 11. Forte returned to a limited practice Friday, Nov. 20 after sitting out an artificial-turf practice Thursday while Jeffery did not practice for a second straight day.
Huddle Up: Fantasy owners of Bears players have become all-too familiar with game-time decisions so at least they'll have the drill down pat when it comes to dealing with these two Sunday. Check the Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injury and Weather report for the latest an hour or so before kickoff.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/19/15 9:20am ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) is pushing to return from a sprained medial collateral ligament, and he was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 18. When Forte is able to return, head coach John Fox will have a balancing act getting Forte touches, as well as RB Jeremy Langford. 'This is all tricky,' Fox said. 'I don't like speculating. I know we're doing everything we can here to create competition amongst our team and learn to enjoy it. So we'll cross that bridge when it happens.'
Huddle Up: Forte saw some limited practice work last week but remained inactive on game day; once he does return the Bears will face some tough questions about splitting the workload, as Langford has played well in Forte's absence.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 11/19/15 3:25pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (groin) was out of practice Thursday, Nov. 19.
Huddle Up: Not a good sign as Jeffery is trending in the wrong direction after at least getting in some limited work Wednesday. Better news is now needed Friday or it'll be time for some real concern over his Week 11 status.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/18/15 3:50pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) and WR Alshon Jeffery (groin) were both limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 18. Forte has missed the last two games.
Huddle Up: Forte is the one to pay attention to here as he's pushing to return following his two-game absence, and coach John Fox said Wednesday he'll welcome him back with open arms. In his stead, rookie Jeremy Langford has excelled, rolling up 324 yards from scrimmage and scoring three TDs, and Forte's return likely will mean a workload split -- at the very best -- for the rookie going forward.
Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 11/15/15 10:01pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford carried 20 times for 73 yards and a touchdown in the Week 10 game against the St. Louis Rams, and he added seven receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Huddle Up: Langford has been a stud in the two games he's filled in for Matt Forte. He'll continue to be an RB1 while Forte is out.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/14/15 2:48pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) said his knee is feeling better but that he will not rush back because he could do more damage to the knee if it is not healed.
Huddle Up: Forte is out this week and he could miss even more time with the knee injury. Jeremy Langford will continue to be the lead back and an RB2 while Forte is out.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/13/15 3:40pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 13, and he's questionable for Week 10.
Huddle Up: Forte was able to put in three days of limited work after sitting out Monday night's win over the Chargers, but with rookie Jeremy Langford's strong showing, the Bears might be inclined to give Forte another week of rest if it come down to a borderline call Sunday.
Eddie Royal - WRPosted 11/13/15 3:52pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal (knee) didn't practice Friday, Nov. 13, and is out for Week 10.
Huddle Up: No new news here as Royal will miss a second straight game and his third of the season, meaning another opportunity Marquess Wilson, who failed to take advantage in Week 9 with only one reception for 15 yards.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 11/13/15 3:52pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (groin) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 13, and he's questionable for Week 10.
Huddle Up: Just when Jeffery has been killing it with three straight 100-yard performances, along comes a midweek groin issue that likely will make him a game-time decision Sunday. At least Jeffery owners should be used to the drill after the wideout missed Weeks 2-5 with a hamstring injury.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 11/12/15 3:04pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (groin) was out of practice Thursday, Nov. 12.
Huddle Up: Jeffery owners are back on high alert as the wide receiver suffered this new injury in practice Wednesday. Jeffery previously missed four games (Weeks 2-5) with a hamstring issue, and of course all coach John Fox had to say about his status is that he's "day-to-day." Friday, though, now becomes a huge day for Jeffery and another absence will put his status for Sunday's game in St. Louis in serious doubt.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/11/15 6:04pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Huddle Up: Good to see Forte back on the field after he sat out practice last week and missed Monday night's game against the Chargers, and if he's somehow able to up his participation level as the practice week goes on, he might have a shot at playing Sunday against the Rams. Stay tuned ...
Eddie Royal - WRPosted 11/11/15 6:04pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov.11.
Huddle Up: Royal sat out Monday night's game in San Diego and obviously remains a major question mark. Meanwhile, fellow wideout Marquess Wilson will continue to fill Royal's spot in the starting lineup, but only drew three targets and had one catch for 15 yards in Week 9.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/11/15 8:06pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) is not expected to play in Week 10 against the St. Louis Rams despite being limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 11. Head coach John Fox said Forte is day-to-day and continues to be evaluated. RB Jeremy Langford had 142 yards of total offense in Week 9 against the San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: Forte will miss his second game while he recovers from an MCL injury. Langford was impressive against the Chargers but he has a much tougher matchup versus the stout Rams' front seven Sunday. He'll still be an RB2 though, despite the tough matchup.
Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 11/10/15 12:38am ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries and added 70 yards on a trio of receptions Monday, Nov. 9 in a 22-19 win over the host San Diego Chargers.
Huddle Up: The rookie fourth-round pick actually didn't get the start in place of the injured Matt Forte. That distinction went to second- year back Ka'Deem Carey, but Langford quickly established himself as the Bears' go-to back, putting up Forte-esque numbers on 21 touches. Langford entered the contest with 80 rushing yards and 31 receiving, and his showing Monday night figures to give the Bears confidence that they can wait until Forte is completely healthy before bringing back into action.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 11/10/15 3:31pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler set a franchise record with his 138th career touchdown pass in the Week 9 win over the San Diego Chargers Monday, Nov. 9, passing former QB Sid Luckman. Cutler went 27-for-40 for 345 yards and two touchdowns, but he also fumbled and threw an interception that was run back for a score.
Huddle Up: Despite the two turnovers, Cutler has been a steady performer of late, accounting for at least two TDs or throwing for 300 or more yards in all five of his games since coming back from his Week 3 injury absence.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/9/15 4:07pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) is already out for Week 9, but his status is in doubt for Week 10 as well. Forte did receive a platelet-rich plasma injection in his injured knee in order to aid the healing process, however.
Huddle Up: Forte was expected to miss at least two weeks, so it's not surprising that he'll be out for Week 10. Jeremy Langford will continue to be the lead back while Forte is out.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/7/15 1:01am ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) won't be ruled out for Week 9 against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Nov. 9, until at least Saturday, Nov. 7. Head coach John Fox isn't putting a timetable on Forte. However, it looks clear that RB Jeremy Langford will start against San Diego after Forte missed another practice Friday, Nov. 6.
Huddle Up: Forte is expected to miss Monday night's game against the Chargers even though he hasn't been ruled out yet. Owners should expect to be without him. Jeremy Langford will be an RB2 against the Chargers awful rush defense.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/7/15 3:25pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) and WR Eddie Royal (knee) have been ruled out for Week 9, according to head coach John Fox.
Huddle Up: With Forte out, rookie Jeremy Langford is a Top 20 RB play against the Chargers dreadful rush defense.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/6/15 5:42pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 6.
Huddle Up: The Bears do have one more full practice before their game Monday night in San Diego, but for those hoping for a reversal of health fortune for Forte, it remains bleak.
Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 11/5/15 4:37pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford should carry the ball 20 times against the San Diego Chargers in Week 9, in the opinion of ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson.
Huddle Up: Even though the rookie fourth-round pick has yet to carry the ball more than 12 times in any game this season, this looks to be the matchup to do it in as only the Browns allow opposing RBs more fantasy points per game than the Bolts.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/4/15 4:12pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford is expected to start in Week 9 against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Nov. 9, with RB Matt Forte (knee) dealing with a knee injury. Forte is a long shot to play Monday night, according to a source informed of the team's plans. RB Antone Smith could take on the role of the pass-catching back in obvious down and distances.
Huddle Up: Forte avoided a serious injuries that have recently ended the seasons of other top-flight RBs, but expect him to at least miss a game or two. The rookie Langford, meanwhile, was a hot waiver-wire pickup this week and is looking at a quite-favorable matchup Monday night against a Chargers defense surrendering the second-most fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 11/2/15 9:22am ET
Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (knee) is believed to have damage to the medial collateral ligament in his right knee, according to FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer. The team believes he avoided damage to his anterior cruciate ligament.
Huddle Up: No speculation yet on how much time Forte will miss, but an initial prognosis of "damaged MCL" is better (for now, at least) than "shredded ACL".
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