TE - CHI
Week 2 Outlook
Chicago Bears TE Cole Kmet failed to corral his only target in the Bears' 20-17 win over the Bengals on Sunday.
With the Bears leading for most of the game, they threw the ball just 24 times, and Kmet was the only Bears' tight end to see a target. After being targeted seven times in Week 1, fantasy managers can likely expect him to be more active in future weeks, but he's yet to show signs of being a reliable weekly fantasy option.
Bears TE Cole Kmet had five receptions (seven targets) for 42 yards in Sunday's 34-14 loss to the Rams.
It was a bad day for the Bears' offense, but on a bright note, second-year TE Cole Kmet looked sharp as he logged five catches on seven targets for 42 yards. One thing to note is that he played 51 snaps to backup TE Jimmy Graham's 14 snaps. He is the clear lead TE in the room and a perfect option for 12 team fantasy leagues.
Matt Nagy stated on Wednesday that he expects second-year tight end Cole Kmet to see an increased role this season.
Kmet caught 28 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns last year in his rookie season, but he wasn't that involved in the offense until late in the year. He should see more involvement this year without a doubt, but it might take Jimmy Graham not being on the roster for him to truly breakout.
Cole Kmet saw four targets and had three receptions for 16 yards in Sunday's playoff loss to the Saints.
Prior to Week 9, Kmet didn't take more than 47% of his team's snaps. From Week 11 through Week 17, Kmet played at least 78% and he supplanted Jimmy Graham as the team's number one tight end. Drafted as the first tight end off the board in 2020, Kmet will go into his sophomore season with high hopes, especially if the Bears choose to end Jimmy Graham's contract. With an expected quarterback change in Chicago as well, Kmet could make for a sneaky sleeper in 2021 fantasy leagues.
Cole Kmet (shoulder) is listed as active for Sunday's Week 17 divisional matchup against the Packers.
Cole Kmet has seen 22 targets over the last four weeks and is becoming a bigger part of the Bears passing attack. Still, being behind Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney, Anthony Miller, and Jimmy Graham in overall targets makes him a risky play in this matchup against the Packers. Kmet can be relied on as a low-end TE2 who likely needs a touchdown to salvage his fantasy outing.
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