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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 1 PPR Rankings

DJ Moore Note
DJ Moore photo 44. DJ Moore WR - (vs . GB)
As the clear-cut No. 1 option in the Bears passing game, D.J. offers a target volume floor with spike week potential should he and Fields connect on a big play or two. A WR2 start for fantasy is appropriate for the ex-Panthers WR.
26 weeks ago
Khalil Herbert Note
Khalil Herbert photo 72. Khalil Herbert RB - (vs . GB)
The Packers were atrocious against the run last season, finishing 31st in DVOA. And I am not entirely convinced they have totally revamped the unit into a stone wall that the Bears cannot overcome. In Chicago's last four matchups versus current GB defensive coordinator, Joe Barry, the Bears have averaged 153 rushing yards per game. Herbert started one of those games back as a rookie in 2021, when he rushed for 97 yards on 19 carries. As the clear-cut RB1 in the offense on early downs based on preseason usage, Herbert can easily flirt with mid-range RB2 numbers, given his projected workload of at least 13 touches. Herbert has played eight games over the last 2 seasons when he has seen 13-plus touches. The Bears RB1 has averaged 15.1 fantasy points per game (half-PPR) in those contests. Fantasy RB1 numbers.
25 weeks ago
Darnell Mooney Note
Darnell Mooney photo 105. Darnell Mooney WR - (vs . GB)
At this time last season, Mooney was penciled as the WR1 in the Bears offense. And although he ranked 12th in air yards share (37%) and 15th in target share (27%) in his 11 healthy games played, it was not enough to vault him to fantasy production in an anemic offense. If anything the concentrated usage suggests Moore will be clearly favored over every other Bears receiver. Until we see Mooney manage to carve out targets alongside Moore, he needs to stay on fantasy benches. He has not topped 45 yards in his last three games versus the Packers defense.
26 weeks ago
Cole Kmet Note
Cole Kmet photo 120. Cole Kmet TE - (vs . GB)
Kmet should see a favorable route-running role in the Bears' offense, but the additional bodies at tight end such as Robert Tonyan and WRs added to the offense create doubt on how effective he will be on a weekly basis. Despite posting the league's highest route participation (84 percent) last season, he posted a horrible 16 percent target rate - identical to Foster Moreau. He also caught five red-zone touchdowns, despite just nine red-zone targets - a mark that ranked outside the top-15 at the position. All in all, Kmet finished as a top-12 tight end in just 25 percent of his games played (22nd). Kmet is going to remain a TD-or-bust tight end unless we see him really separate from the other pass-catchers in Chicago's offense. Given he has surpassed 50 receiving yards once versus the Packers in his last four games with zero TDs, I am not optimistic this is a spot to start him.
25 weeks ago
Roschon Johnson Note
Roschon Johnson photo 169. Roschon Johnson RB - (vs . GB)
Don't get cute looking to start Roschon Johnson in Week 1. It seems like he has earned a role on the starting offense in third/receiving downs, but that role may not offer enough for fantasy football purposes. Keep in mind, Fields is a running quarterback, and he is less likely to check the ball down to his RB. Only the Eagles threw fewer passes to RBs last season than the Bears. Leave RJ on the bench and keep tabs on how his role grows as the season progresses.
25 weeks ago
D'Onta Foreman Note
D'Onta Foreman photo 172. D'Onta Foreman RB - (vs . GB)
Tyler Scott Note
Tyler Scott photo 216. Tyler Scott WR - (vs . GB)
Robert Tonyan Note
Robert Tonyan photo 257. Robert Tonyan TE - (vs . GB)
Travis Homer Note
Travis Homer photo 322. Travis Homer RB - (vs . GB)
Marcedes Lewis Note
Marcedes Lewis photo 362. Marcedes Lewis TE - (vs . GB)
Khari Blasingame Note
Khari Blasingame photo 367. Khari Blasingame RB - (vs . GB)
Trent Taylor Note
Trent Taylor photo 390. Trent Taylor WR - (vs . GB)
Nsimba Webster Note
Nsimba Webster photo 505. Nsimba Webster WR - (vs . GB)