Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 10/6/14 7:58pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall needs more touches, according to head coach Marc Trestman. Marshall saw just five targets in Week 5 against the Carolina Panthers.
Huddle Up: Yeah, Marshall's fantasy owners might agree, with the wideout notching only 6 catches for 69 yards and a TD in the 3 games since his 3-TD outburst in Week 2.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 10/2/14 8:16pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) practiced in full for the second straight day Thursday, Oct. 2.
Huddle Up: A welcome sight for Marshall's fantasy owners after the banged-up WR has delivered a combined 3 catches for 25 yards over the last 2 weeks. He did bail things out somewhat last week with a TD catch, but expect more production this Sunday in Carolina.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 10/1/14 8:56pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) practiced without restrictions Wednesday, Oct. 1, for the first time in a while. 'It was good to get him (Marshall) back out there at full speed,' head coach Marc Trestman said.
Huddle Up: Marshall will start against Carolina's struggling secondary. He's a WR1 this week.
Matt Forte - RBPosted 9/29/14 10:17am ET
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte carried 23 times for a season-high 122 yards and no touchdowns in the Week 4 game against the Green Bay, and he added 49 yards on five receptions. Forte went over 10,000 career total yards from scrimmage in the loss.
Huddle Up: It was a fantasy-friendly matchup for Forte and he delivered, though the Bears failed to show up in other areas of the lopsided loss to Green Bay. No worries about Forte going forward, in case his first three games had you poised over the panic button.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/26/14 3:45pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and is questionable for the team's Week 4 game.
Huddle Up: At least the Bears aren't playing a third straight prime-time night so you'll know whether or not Marshall is a go Sunday morning by checking in with the Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injury and Weather report before the early kickoffs.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/25/14 5:44pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice for the second straight day Thursday, Sept. 25.
Huddle Up: Although it's the same injury Marshall has been dealing with for a couple weeks now, fantasy owners need to be more wary this week with the WR having left the Week 3 game and then catching only 1 pass for 6 yards upon his return.
Martellus Bennett - TEPosted 9/23/14 12:44am ET
Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett caught 5 passes for 54 yards and 2 TDs Monday, Sept. 22 in the team's 27-19 win over the New York Jets.
Huddle Up: Bennett, who already had 15 catches for 107 yards and two TDs entering the contest, doubled his TD total on a night he was targeted eight times. He's now scored in all 3 games and has been getting extra looks with starting WRs Bandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery banged up. Lock him into your starting lineup and ride him while he's hot.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/23/14 4:16pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) was held to just one catch for six yards in the team's Week 3 win over the New York Jets on Monday, Sept. 22. Marshall was limited with a sore ankle.
Huddle Up: Marshall's 3-TD performance in Week 2 no doubt masked the severity of the ankle issue, and it certainly didn't help matters when the ankle was kicked Monday night on a second-quarter running play. See what Marshall is able to do in practice this week before making any hard and fast lineup decisions.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/22/14 7:55pm ET
Chicago Bears WRs Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (ankle) are both active for the Week 3 game against the New York Jets. Both were questionable for the game.
Huddle Up: It's a juicy matchup against a depleted Jets secondary tonight, and Marshall is hoping to follow up his three-TD Week 2 outing in San Fran while Jeffery is looking for his first scoring grab of the season after being limited in a 3-47 outing against the Niners.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/22/14 10:36pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall went to the locker room after injuring his ankle in the second quarter of the team's Week 3 game Monday, Sept. 22, but returned to open the second half.
Huddle Up: Marshall, who already was playing with a sore ankle, appeared take a blow to his lower leg after being caught up in traffic on a running play. He was targeted three times in the opening half but did not catch a pass.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/20/14 3:49pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Marshall is expected to play but will be less than 100 percent against the Jets. However, he was less than 100 percent last week and still caught three touchdowns. Marshall is a WR1 as long as he's in the lineup.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/20/14 3:49pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Jeffery is expected to play but will be less than 100 percent. He's still a WR1 against a suspect Jets secondary.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/18/14 6:47pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: With the team playing Monday night, it was the Bears' first real workday of the week so no real concern yet -- especially with Marshall playing and notching the TD hat trick on the ankle Sunday night.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/15/14 10:22am ET
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) played in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers, and he was held to three receptions and 47 yards with no scores.
Huddle Up: Jeffery and Brandon Marshall both entered Sunday night's game as questionable with limited practice time during the week; Marshall went off for three TDs while Jeffery looked... well, injured. Such is the fickle nature of the injury report and late games.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/14/14 8:14pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is active for the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Jeffery will play against the 49ers Sunday night. He's a strong WR2 at less than 100 percent.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/14/14 8:14pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) will be active for the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Marshall will play against the 49ers Sunday night. He's a low end WR1 at less than 100 percent.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/12/14 6:52pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers after practicing in a limited fashion Friday, Sept. 12, and taking part in some of the full team drills. Head coach Marc Trestman said the team will continue to monitor Jeffery's status before Sunday, Sept. 14. Jeffery was a little guarded when asked if he thinks he'd play against the Niners.
Huddle Up: Of the Bears' two gimpy stud WRs, Jeffery seems the least likely to play. The late Sunday-night kickoff also is far from ideal, so plan on starting another wideout unless you hear otherwise before the games start Sunday morning.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/12/14 6:52pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers after not practicing Friday, Sept. 12. However, he participated in the walk-through portion of practice. Head coach Marc Trestman said the team will continue to monitor Marshall's progress. Marshall said that he plans to play.
Huddle Up: Sitting out Friday isn't a sign of progress, but the feeling most of the week has been that Marshall will be out there Sunday night. Double check this weekend, and be mindful of the Bears' late-night starting time.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/11/14 5:56pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday, Sept. 11.
Huddle Up: Troublesome news for the Bears' wideout and his fantasy owners -- particularly since the Bears don't play until Sunday night. Hope for better news Friday, but start getting a Plan B put together just in case.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/10/14 9:18am ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) says he'll be ready to play Sunday, Sept. 14, for the Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Huddle Up: Marshall was in and out of the Bears' Week 1 loss to Buffalo, and he may be lightly used in practice this week, but he's demonstrated a willingness to play while hurt so there's no reason to hold him out of fantasy lineups in Week 2.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/10/14 5:02pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: Jeffery also missed most of the second half in the season opener and so this definitely bears watching the rest of the week.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/10/14 9:17pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, due to his ankle injury.
Huddle Up: Marshal is expected to play Sunday night against the 49ers but owners should monitor his status throughout the week. Marshall is a Top 10 WR as long as he's in the lineup.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/10/14 9:17pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) did not take part in practice Wednesday, Sept. 10, due to his hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Jeffery is more doubtful for Sunday night's game than teammate Brandon Marshall because of his tender hamstring. Owners should have another option ready if it looks like Jeffery isn't going to start in the Sunday night game. Santonio Holmes would get the nod if Jeffery can't go and be a sneaky R3/flex play.
Brandon Marshall - WRPosted 9/9/14 10:38am ET
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) will receive treatment on his right ankle in Chicago Tuesday, Sept. 9, despite having to fly to New York to tape an episode of 'Inside the NFL.'
Huddle Up: Marshall was in and out of the Bears' Week 1 loss to Buffalo while dealing with the injury, but barring an aggravation of the injury during the week he should be back in the lineup this week.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 9/9/14 7:05pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) took the cautious approach not to re-enter the team's Week 1 game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Sept. 7, after being injured in the third quarter, and he didn't return in the fourth quarter or for overtime. 'I expected to go,' Jeffery said, 'but we were just being cautious.' Jeffery was mobile enough to celebrate with WR Brandon Marshall after Marshall's touchdown late in the third quarter.
Huddle Up: Jeffery finished the game with 5 catches for 71 yards on 6 targets, and his fantasy owners will have to see if the hammy continues to be an issue in practice this week.
Santonio Holmes - WRPosted 9/2/14 7:44pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Santonio Holmes will enter the regular season as the team's No. 3 receiver after WR Marquess Wilson (clavicle) landed on the short-term Reserve/Injured list. The playbook will be narrowed down for Holmes to have a better chance to grasp the offense, starting in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills.
Huddle Up: Holmes is only rosterable in deeper leagues right now, but things would change in a hurry if something were to happen to Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery.
Jimmy Clausen - QBPosted 8/24/14 10:26pm ET
The Chicago Bears released QB Jordan Palmer on Sunday, Aug. 24. QB Jimmy Clausen has won the backup quarterback spot.
Huddle Up: The 2010 second-round pick of the Panthers is the new "Josh McCown" in the Windy City, backing up Jay Cutler, who's missed at least 5 games in two of the last three seasons.
Santonio Holmes - WRPosted 8/20/14 10:22am ET
The Chicago Bears and WR Santonio Holmes reached agreement on a minimum salary benefit contract for Holmes that offers no guaranteed money. Holmes signed with the Bears on Saturday, Aug. 16, and the minimum level for a player of his experience is $855,000.
Huddle Up: Holmes was signed to be the Bears' WR3 following the injury to Marquess Wilson, and he represents a low-risk investment by the team. He's also insurance should one of the Bears' primary targets go down with injury.
Marquess Wilson - WRPosted 8/18/14 11:16pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson (collarbone) could be out until at least midseason after undergoing surgery to repair a broken collarbone, a person with knowledge of the injury said Monday, Aug. 18.
Huddle Up: In the meantime, Josh Morgan steps into the No. 3 role as newly signed Santonio Holmes gets up to speed. Neither figures to be a fantasy factor, though, unless Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery were to miss more than a few starts.
Shaun Draughn - RBPosted 8/16/14 9:46am ET
Chicago Bears RB Shaun Draughn was praised for his pass-catching ability by head coach Marc Trestman, who said that Draughn and rookie RB Ka'Deem Carey are competing for the primary backup job behind RB Matt Forte.
Huddle Up: At this point Draughn appears to be ahead of the rookie in the quest for the backup job to stud Matt Forte. While he looks good right now in pre-season action, he's never been impressive in the regular season. So you can't count out Carey.
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