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This Week Outlook
Darnell Mooney, who has been battling an ankle injury, will not play in Sunday afternoon's playoff game against the Saints.
This year's 173rd pick has been a surprise weapon for the Bears and emerged as their second passing option behind Allen Robinson this year. His absence should open up some extra targets for Anthony Miller and possibly even get Riley Ridley some snaps. Robinson's value in DFS leagues should also be elevated slightly as Mitchell Trubisky will likely lean on the veteran receiver.
Bears WR Darnell Mooney (ankle) is listed as questionable to play against the Saints on Sunday after not practicing all week.
Mooney wasn’t able to log a single practice this week ahead of Wild Card weekend vs. the Saints. Many believe it’ll be tough for him to suit up without logging a single practice, but he’s listed as questionable, so he could give it a go. If he can’t, look for Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller to see an uptick in targets. Cole Kmet could also benefit.
Darnell Mooney caught 11 of 13 targets for 93 yards in the Bears’ 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.
Mooney was the featured pass-catcher for the regular-season finale, and he provided a big game, notching season highs in receptions, receiving yards, and targets. Mooney finishes his rookie season with 61/631/4. Allen Robinson will likely be gone in 2021, opening the door for Mooney to take on an expanded role next year.
Darnell Mooney caught four of seven targets for 39 yards in the Bears' 41-17 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
After scoring in back-to-back contests, Mooney was limited to just 39 scoreless yards in this one, falling flat as Jimmy Graham and the run game led the way. Mooney's rookie season has gone about as well as expected given the sad state of the offense for most of the year. He'll try to finish strong when the Bears face the Packers in Week 17.
Darnell Mooney brought in four of five targets for 49 yards and a TD and added a 16-yard rush in the Bears’ 33-27 win over the Vikings on Sunday.
Mooney slipped past the Vikings' defense in the red zone for a play-action pitch-and-catch on Mitchell Trubisky's only score of the afternoon. The rookie has now found the end zone in two straight games, and he'll be in the flex conversation against Jacksonville in Week 16.