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Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields (ribs) has cracked ribs and has not been throwing since Sunday. (Source: Jason Lieser on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fields initially hurt his ribs in the Week 11 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. According to Bears head coach Charles Nagy, Fields hasn't thrown since Sunday and there is no timetable for his return. Andy Dalton will be the Bears' starting quarterback while the rookie is sidelined. Fields is considered day-to-day, and the 22-year-old's next chance to return will be December 5th against the Arizona Cardinals.

Category: Injury Updates


Cairo Santos made three of four field-goal attempts along with an extra point in the Bears' 16-14 win over the Lions on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: On Thanksgiving, Santos was the hero nailing the game winning kick to sink the Lions. He managed to convert 3-of-4 field goals and the Bears only extra point attempt. Outside of this one off performance, Santos is not worth rostering in fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Bears TE Cole Kmet caught eight of 11 targets for 65 yards in a 16-14 win over the Lions on Thanksgiving.

Fantasy Impact: What a nice bounce back game for the second year TE on Thanksgiving. Kmet posted eight catches for 65 yards on 11 targets in a victory Thursday. After being out targeted by fellow TE Jimmy Graham on Sunday, the game plan was clearly to get the ball to Kmet more. Kmet has only topped 50 receiving yards twice in 11 games this season but both performances have come in the last three contests, giving him some momentum heading into a Week 13 clash with the Cardinals.

Category: Game Recaps


The Chicago Bears defensive unit posted just one sack and one forced fumble during Thursday's win over the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: After breaking through with a season-high six sacks on Sunday against the Ravens, the Bears came in to Thursday extremely lack luster recording just one sack and a forced fumble against the leagues 27th ranked offense. If the Bears can't get it done against the Lions, they clearly aren't worth rostering in fantasy formats.

Category: Game Recaps


Bears WR Darnell Mooney caught five of eight targets for 123 yards in a 16-14 win over the Lions on Thanksgiving.

Fantasy Impact: The strong play continued for Mooney on Thanksgiving. After seeing 16 targets in which he turned into 5-121-1 last weekend, Mooney flipped his eight targets on Thanksgiving into 5-123-0. He continues to shine with veteran WR Allen Robinson off the field and with Robinson potentially moving onward in free agency, we could potentially be looking at the next breakout WR in fantasy next season.

Category: Game Recaps


Bears RB David Montgomery carried the ball 17 times for 46 yards and caught all three of his targets for 28 yards in a 16-14 win over the Lions on Thanksgiving.

Fantasy Impact: The poor play continued on Thanksgiving for the veteran RB. Montgomery carried the ball 17 times for 46 yards while catching 3-of-4 passes for 28 yards in victory. The performance was a far cry from his 106-yard, two-TD effort when the NFC North rivals met back in Week 4, but Montgomery still led the Bears in rushing. He's now failed to top the 70-yard rushing mark in every game since returning from injury. Managers should consider him a low RB2 at this point.

Category: Game Recaps


Dalton completed 24 of 39 passes for 317 yards and a touchdown with an interception in a 16-14 win over the Lions on Thanksgiving. He gained 11 yards on six carries.

Fantasy Impact: The veteran looked completely comfortable and for the most part very well outside of a few near picks. Dalton managed to step in as the starter on a short week and throw for over 300 yards as the Bears took down the Lions.Dalton was able to lead his team on an 18-play, eight-and-a-half minute drive in the fourth quarter to set up Cairo Santos for a game-winning FG as time expired. It's unknown the status of Justin Fields for now but reports are saying that he will likely start ahead of Dalton for Week 13's game against the Cardinals.

Category: Game Recaps


Bears wide receiver Marquise Goodwin (shoulder) is active for Thursday’s game against the Lions. He had been listed as questionable. (Source: Chicago Bears on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Goodwin impressed during Allen Robinson’s absence last week, catching four of eight targets for 104 yards and a touchdown. With Robinson inactive once again, Goodwin represents an intriguing FLEX option in deeper leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson, who was listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury, is officially inactive for Thursday’s game against the Lions. (Source: Chicago Bears on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Robinson has had a disappointing season, catching just 30 passes for 339 yards and one touchdown. Darnell Mooney is an intriguing fantasy option this week and currently ranks in the high-end WR3 territory. He’ll be catching passes from Andy Dalton as Justin Fields recovers from rib fractures.

Category: Injury Updates


The Bears placed LB Khalil Mack on IR. He will undergo season-ending foot surgery. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mack has been dealing with the foot injury since Week 7. His absence is a huge blow to Chicago's front seven. The team will have to manufacture a pass rush against Lamar Jackson and the Ravens in Week 11.

Category: Injury Updates


Damien Williams (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice. (Source: Kevin Fishbain on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: He is the third man up on this depth chart at this point, he really doesn't offer a tremendous amount of value other than a depth piece at this point.

Category: Injury Updates


Bears OL Teven Jenkins practiced on Monday for the first time since he underwent back surgery this past August. (Source: Chicago Bears via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jenkins' presence is a welcome sight for a Bears offensive line that will most likely have some turnover this upcoming offseason. His return should only help Justin Fields and company.

Category: Injury Updates


Chicago Bears safety Eddie Jackson is inactive for Monday Night Football against the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Source: Brad Briggs on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson's status was in serious doubt following a week of missed practices. The former All-Pro has been inconsistent from an IDP perspective but remains a critical piece of the Bears secondary. His absence should help loosen things up for the Steelers in both the passing and the running games. Jackson has started in 70 of a possible 72 games since joining the Bears and will be missing his first contest since 2018.

Category: Injury Updates


Bears RB Khalil Herbert rushed 23 times for 72 yards and caught two passes for negative four yards in the Bears' 33-22 loss to the 49ers on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Herbert continued to show flashes of excellent yet again on Sunday. The rookie runner rushed 23 times to the tune of 72 yards. With David Montgomery expected back in the next few weeks, Herbert may take a back seat as the RB. For now, he continues to slot in as a low-end RB2 in fantasy formats. The Bears take on the Steelers next weekend which isn't a great matchup for the rookie.

Category: Game Recaps


The Bears placed TE Jimmy Graham on the reserve/COVID-19 list. (Source: Kevin Fishbain on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: His absence shouldn't have a huge impact on Chicago's offense, but it could increase the fantasy outlook for Cole Kmet moving forward. Expect the Bears to come out throwing the ball against a pass-funnel Buccaneers defense.

Category: Injury Updates


The Dolphins are sending WR Jakeem Grant to the Bears for a 2023 sixth-round draft pick. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Bears have failed to keep Allen Robinson fantasy relevant so far in 2021, so it’s hard to believe Grant will find himself worth rostering in anything outside of deep dynasty leagues.

Category: Transactions


Breshad Perriman, who didn't play in Week 1, is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals. (Source: Chicago Bears on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Perriman was picked up by the Bears after the Lions cut him but hasn't been able to find his way to the active roster yet. Keep him stashed in deep leagues if you're a believer in his talent, but temper expectations given his inability to make it to get in the game.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Bears LT Jason Peters (quad) is expected to play in Week 2. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Peters was limited last week with his quad but looks to be good to go on Sunday against the Bengals. Peters' availability bolsters a Bears offensive front that struggled to protect the immobile Andy Dalton in Week 1.

Category: Injury Updates


Nick Foles (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Week 1's matchup versus the Rams. (Source: Chicago Bears on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Foles will serve as the Bears' No. 3 QB this season, behind Andy Dalton and rookie Justin Fields. It would take injuries to both of them for Foles to be on the fantasy radar, unless he were to be traded to a QB-needy team that allowed him to start.

Category: Injury Updates


Chicago placed Tarik Cohen on the reserve/PUP list. (Source: Brad Biggs on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This means Cohen will miss at least the first six weeks of the season. Damien Williams will serve as the No. 2 running back in the Bears backfield behind David Montgomery to open the season.

Category: Injury Updates