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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2020 Draft Rankings
Allen Robinson II Note
Allen Robinson II photo 29. Allen Robinson II WR - (vs . GB)
We saw a 150-plus target season for Robinson in 2019, which was a rarity among wide receivers. Based on where his targets took place, he had the fourth-most expected fantasy points among wide receivers last year. There's little reason to expect that to change, as the Bears lost Taylor Gabriel and replaced him with an older, slower version in Ted Ginn. There were just two games last season where Robinson finished with fewer than seven targets, making him an easy every-week start. In fact, he posted WR2 or better numbers in 62.5 percent of his games, which ranked fifth behind only Michael Thomas, DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones, and Davante Adams. The fact that the Bears snagged Nick Foles only helps the Bears receivers, as they have twice the chance at competent quarterback play. Robinson should be considered a high-floor, low-end WR1, as it's unlikely he comes with the ceiling of those with better quarterback play.
14 weeks ago
David Montgomery Note
David Montgomery photo 64. David Montgomery RB - (vs . GB)
Montgomery had a rough 2019 season, but there are plenty of reasons to expect him to be much better in 2020. He has no real competition for carries, he was used heavily within the 10-yard line last year, and the entire Chicago offense should be better either because Mitch Trubisky improves or the team benches him eventually for Nick Foles. Although his season-long outlook is good, he suffered a groin injury in camp and is expected to miss 2-to-4 weeks, putting Week 1 in jeopardy. Unless the Bears sign another running back of significance, however, you can draft Montgomery and expect him to be back at full strength shortly after the start of the season. Take the draft day discount, however, and target him more as a mid-tier Flex play.
12 weeks ago
Anthony Miller Note
Anthony Miller photo 117. Anthony Miller WR - (vs . GB)
Despite playing with Mitch Trubisky, Miller has now seen 139 targets in his first two seasons, compiling 85 receptions for 1,079 yards and nine touchdowns. By comparison, Robert Woods saw 139 targets last year, finishing with 90 receptions for 1,134 yards and two touchdowns. But for whatever reason, Matt Nagy has chosen not to let Miller flourish in the Bears offense. There were just seven games he saw more than three targets. In those seven games, he totaled 42 receptions for 547 yards, and two touchdowns. With Taylor Gabriel gone, it's very possible that Miller becomes more of a staple in the offense. He's best viewed as a WR4/5-type option with WR3 upside.
14 weeks ago
Tarik Cohen Note
Tarik Cohen photo 130. Tarik Cohen RB - (vs . GB)
Cohen had a down year last season (like most others in the Chicago offense), but it was largely just his lack of big plays. He's a lock for at least 70 catches, which makes him someone you can start as a Flex play in half- and full-PPR leagues. He's not going to cut into David Montgomery's carries very much, but with Montgomery potentially missing the first game or two with a groin injury, Cohen could get additional work early. Either way, as he often does, he's likely to outperform his average draft position.
13 weeks ago
Chicago Bears Note
Chicago Bears photo 174. Chicago Bears DST - (vs . GB)
Jimmy Graham Note
Jimmy Graham photo 245. Jimmy Graham TE - (vs . GB)
There wasn't a single Bears tight end who recorded 100 yards last year. No, I'm not talking about a game. I'm talking about the entire season. Signing Graham isn't something they should've done to solve that issue. He'll be 34 years old in November and has averaged just 6.5 yards per target the last three years, and that's despite playing with Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers. At 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds, he can still come down with a jump ball from time-to-time, but he's not someone you should hinge your fantasy season on. He's a streamer, at best.
14 weeks ago
Mitchell Trubisky Note
Mitchell Trubisky photo 272. Mitchell Trubisky QB - (vs . GB)
Trubisky will start the season at quarterback for the Bears, but he's one of the last quarterbacks you'd draft in your fantasy league. He regressed significantly last year, rarely pushing the ball down the field and looking tentative all season long. He threw just 17 touchdown passes, had just a 6.1 YPA average, and ran for only 193 yards. Even with Trubisky beginning the year as the starter, he almost certainly won't have much fantasy value, and should be an afterthought on draft day.
12 weeks ago
Nick Foles Note
Nick Foles photo 279. Nick Foles QB - (vs . GB)
Foles will begin the year backing up Mitch Trubisky. Although he had an incredible 2013 season and a magical playoff run culminating in an Eagles Super Bowl, he hasn't been fantasy-relevant at many points in his career. Foles has experience with Bill Lazor, John DeFilippo, and Juan Castillo, and could fit in in nicely with the Bears if given a shot. But for now, as a backup, he should be off the fantasy radar.
12 weeks ago
Cordarrelle Patterson Note
Cordarrelle Patterson photo 331. Cordarrelle Patterson WR,RB - (vs . GB)
Cole Kmet Note
Cole Kmet photo 354. Cole Kmet TE - (vs . GB)
Lamar Miller Note
Lamar Miller photo 363. Lamar Miller RB - (vs . GB)
Ryan Nall Note
Ryan Nall photo 375. Ryan Nall RB - (vs . GB)
Eddy Pineiro Note
Eddy Pineiro photo 394. Eddy Pineiro K - (vs . GB)
Javon Wims Note
Javon Wims photo 423. Javon Wims WR - (vs . GB)
Riley Ridley Note
Riley Ridley photo 436. Riley Ridley WR - (vs . GB)
Cairo Santos Note
Cairo Santos photo 444. Cairo Santos K - (vs . GB)
Darnell Mooney Note
Darnell Mooney photo 495. Darnell Mooney WR - (vs . GB)
Artavis Pierce Note
Artavis Pierce photo 501. Artavis Pierce RB - (vs . GB)