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Week 13 Outlook
Chicago Bears rookie tight end Cole Kmet is active for Monday Night Football against the Minnesota Vikings.
Kmet could see an expanded role with the Bears having no credible threat in the backfield. New head play-caller Bill Lazor may choose to involve his two talented tight ends more frequently as they look to short passes to move the chains. Kmet saw a season-high 47 percent of the snaps in Week 9 against the Tennessee Titans, and if his groin allows for it, he may top that tonight against the Vikings.
Cole Kmet will play in Sunday's game against the Titans after suffering a groin injury last week.
Kmet has seen a steadily increasing role in the Bears' offense and caught a highlight reel-worthy touchdown last week. Although he hasn't worked his way into weekly fantasy relevance in most leagues, he's a great dynasty stash and a high-upside option in deep redraft leauges.
Cole Kmet corralled both of his targets for 45 yards in the Bears’ 24-10 loss to the Rams on Monday.
Kmet finished second in receiving yards Monday, but he only drew two targets compared to six for Jimmy Graham. Kmet’s highlight came on an early 38-yard catch on the sideline where he elevated over the smaller defender to bring down the catch. He’s got plenty of potential, but with Graham in the picture, Kmet should be off the radar in most redraft formats.
Cole Kmet caught both of his targets for 20 yards and a TD in the Bears’ 23-16 win over the Panthers on Sunday.
Kmet drew six fewer targets than Jimmy Graham, but the rookie made an impact by scoring the first touchdown of his career Sunday. Kmet caught a beautiful pass from Nick Foles in end zone traffic early in the first quarter, though he only saw one target the rest of the game. He’s not on the fantasy radar in redraft leagues yet, but he’s an excellent hold in dynasty leagues.
Bears' rookie Cole Kmet was unable to get his first NFL reception during Chicago's win against the Detroit Lions. Kmet only saw one target in the game.
Kmet had a high draft capital, but is well behind Jimmy Graham at the tight end position on the Bears. Graham had three receptions for 25 yards and a touchdown compared to Kmet's lone target.