RB - CHI
This Week Outlook
Darrynton Evans had three carries for 21 yards in the 28-19 loss to the Packers.
Evans has been getting a few carries per game as the backup to David Montgomery with Khalil Herbert on injured reserve. Evans doesn't get enough touches to warrant fantasy consideration.
Darrynton Evans had nine carries for 34 yards and added a 33-yard reception during the 31-10 loss to the Jets.
Evans has leapfrogged over rookie Travis Ebner for the backup role behind David Montgomery with Khalil Herbert out. He showed a good burst and should continue as the primary backup next week against a beatable Packers' run defense. Although 10 touches might not be enough to warrant fantasy consideration other than as a handcuff for Montgomery owners.
The Chicago Bears elevated Darrynton Evans to their active roster for Sunday's game against Atlanta.
Evans has spent the previous 10 weeks on the Bears' practice squad and will be active for the first time this season. Evans will provide the Bears with another running back option after Khalil Herbert landed on injured reserve with a hip injury.
Bears running back Darrynton Evans rushed eight times for 39 yards and a touchdown during Thursday's win over the Seahawks. He also hauled in two of three targets for an additional seven yards through the air.
Khalil Herbert exited after the first drive and Trestan Ebner suffered an ankle injury in the second quarter, leading to more opportunities for Evans. His productivity on the ground, involvement through the air, and ability to find the end zone all help his case as he competes for a roster spot.
Former Titans RB Darrynton Evans was claimed off of waivers by the Chicago Bears on Friday.
Evans was a solid player for the Titans, but they have tough decisions to make this offseason and had to let him go. The Bears picked him up likely as the replacement for Tarik Cohen, who they cut Friday. Fantasy managers should pay attention to his performance in training camp and the preseason to see if he will possibly see a pass-catching role with his new team.