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When asked about his upcoming free agency, Bears WR Allen Robinson said: "right now, everything is pretty much on the table." (Source: Chicago Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: "I personally feel like we had an opportunity to be able to get something done over the past 365 days," Robinson added, which is a pretty clear indication that he was hoping to re-sign with the Bears. Re-signing A-Rob should be a priority for Chicago, however, as they would have a severe lacking of offensive skill talent should he move on. Robinson also added that he doesn't want to be franchise tagged.

Category: Rumors

Chicago Bears gave up 21 points and recovered one fumble and had a sack in Sunday's Wild Card loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: The Bears defense looked elite in this matchup, making big stops and having a few near-turnovers. One interception was called back after review and some brutal penalties threw away big stops. The Saints offense possessed the ball for a whopping 38:58, so giving up just 21 points is pretty shocking. Loaded with playmakers, the Bears defense should remain a solid fantasy option in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps

Cairo Santos attempted one field goal attempt from 36 yards out and hit it in Sunday's road loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Sitting at 91.2% over his two seasons with Chicago, Santos is currently the most accurate kicker in Bears history. The Bears may have finally found a viable long-term option after a carousel at the kicker position since Robbie Gould left. Because Santos's contract with the Bears is up after this season re-signing him will likely be a top priority for the staff.

Category: Game Recaps

Cole Kmet saw four targets and had three receptions for 16 yards in Sunday's playoff loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Prior to Week 9, Kmet didn't take more than 47% of his team's snaps. From Week 11 through Week 17, Kmet played at least 78% and he supplanted Jimmy Graham as the team's number one tight end. Drafted as the first tight end off the board in 2020, Kmet will go into his sophomore season with high hopes, especially if the Bears choose to end Jimmy Graham's contract. With an expected quarterback change in Chicago as well, Kmet could make for a sneaky sleeper in 2021 fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Jimmy Graham hauled in both of his targets for 25 yards and a touchdown as the Bears fell to the Saints in the first round of the 2020 playoffs.

Fantasy Impact: Graham returned to the Superdome years after spending his prime seasons there. He didn't contribute much throughout the game but hauled in an incredible one-handed touchdown grab from 19 yards out as the clock expired. Graham was brought in on a two-year deal but the Bears can save quite a bit of money by cutting him after this season. After drafting Cole Kmet in the second round and watching him get better seemingly every week, Graham's likelihood of staying in Chicago next season looks bleak. Graham just turned 34 this year but showed that he can still make for a reliable red-zone target.

Category: Game Recaps

Riley Ridley caught both of his targets for 36 yards in Sunday's playoff loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Ridley was expected to have a larger role with Darnell Mooney inactive but didn't get the start. Even with Anthony Miller getting ejected, Ridley didn't get his first touch until the final drive of the game. His older brother enjoyed a huge breakout season in Atlanta this year. If Allen Robinson leaves Chicago this offseason, the Bears may rely on Ridley to step up and contribute in 2021, which will be his third season as a pro.

Category: Game Recaps

Javon Wims had four balls thrown his way but only caught one for 28 yards in Sunday's playoff loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Wims made a spectacular 28-yard catch on the sideline and the coaching staff drew up a bomb for him on the next play, which slipped right between his open arms. Wims has one year left on his rookie deal and will have a deep hole to climb out of to gain back the respect of Bears fans. He'll finish his third season with 12 catches for 48 yards.

Category: Game Recaps

DeAndre Carter caught three of four targets for 17 yards and took one carry for three yards in Sunday's first-round playoff loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Carter was acquired midseason from the Texans and hadn't touched the ball on offense prior to this game. With Darnell Mooney inactive and Anthony Miller ejected, Washington saw his most touches of the season. He will become a free agent after this year.

Category: Game Recaps

Anthony Miller hauled in two of three targets for 22 yards in Sunday's Wild Card round loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Miller was expected to have a large role with rookie Darnell Mooney inactive, but a confrontation with Chauncey Gardner-Johnson got him ejected and kept him from helping more. He regressed from his second to his third year in the league and eventually lost his starting spot to Mooney. He still has one more year left on his rookie deal and is expected back in Chicago for the 2021 season.

Category: Game Recaps

Cordarrelle Patterson saw one carry for two yards in Sunday's first-round loss to the Saints. He also had two kick returns for 68 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Patterson played all over the field for the Bears this year, playing running back and wide receiver on offense, returning kickoffs and punts, and playing gunner for the punt team. He becomes a free agent after this season and his future in Chicago remains unclear, although head coach Matt Nagy seems to have a penchant for the gadget player and he is likely to work out a deal in the offseason.

Category: Game Recaps

Ryan Nall saw one carry which he failed to gain a yard on in Sunday's Wild Card loss to the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: Nall only saw three carries during the entire regular season so it was a head-scratcher to see Bears coach Matt Nagy draw up a dive up the gut on a crucial third down. Nall will likely play a deep relief role next year with David Montgomery still on a rookie deal and Tarik Cohen fresh off an extension.

Category: Game Recaps

David Montgomery toted the ball 12 times for 31 yards and failed to haul in his only target in Sunday's Wild Card loss to the Bears.

Fantasy Impact: After being a hot topic in fantasy circles over the last two years, David Montgomery flashed his potential with six consecutive 100-yard games to close out the regular season, looking like a bonafide RB1. Still on a rookie deal, it's likely that he leads the Bears backfield again in 2021 with a new quarterback assumed to be under center. A lot of Montgomery's production came in the wake of Tarik Cohen's season-ending ACL injury. With Cohen expected back in the fold next year, Montgomery's draft value will certainly have a volatile deviation amongst different rankers.

Category: Game Recaps

Mitchell Trubisky completed 19 of 29 passes for 199 yards and a touchdown. He added three rushing attempts for 10 yards in Sunday's Wild Card matchup against the Saints.

Fantasy Impact: It was reported before kickoff by Ian Rapoport that Trubisky's future with Chicago would be contingent on his ability to make a deep playoff run in 2020. After a tough road loss, it's likely that the Bears move on heading into next season. Trubisky had a serviceable comeback in the second half of the year after being benched in Week 3 in favor of Nick Foles. Over his final six games, Trubisky threw for an average of 249.2 yards on 70.1% completion with a 10:5 TD:INT ratio. While his future in the league remains unclear, that and the Bears quarterback situation will certainly be news worth watching during the offseason.

Category: Game Recaps

Roquan Smith, who dislocated his elbow in Week 17, has been declared out for Sunday's playoff matchup against the Saints. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This is a huge blow for the Bears as Smith is one of the best linebackers at covering running backs in the passing game. With him out, expectations for Alvin Kamara should be raised. Smith was close to playing in this game so he'll hope to play in Round 2 if the Bears are able to pull the upset over the Saints.

Category: Injury Updates

Darnell Mooney, who has been battling an ankle injury, will not play in Sunday afternoon's playoff game against the Saints. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: 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.

Category: Injury Updates

Artavis Pierce rushed twice for 26 yards and a TD in the Bears' 41-17 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Pierce took two rare carries in this one and punched one in for an even rarer score. He's not on the fantasy radar for Week 17 with David Montgomery firmly cemented as Chicago's bell-cow.

Category: Game Recaps

The Washington Football Team signed RB Lamar Miller off the Bears' practice squad. (Source: JP Finlay on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Miller played for the Bears in Week 10 and caught two passes for six yards. The acquisition by Washington likely means that Antonio Gibson won't play in Week 15. Miller can be left on waiver wires in fantasy leagues of all sizes.

Category: Transactions

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Bears LB Khalil Mack (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 14. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While he is dealing with a shoulder injury, Mack is expected to play in Sunday's matchup with the Texans. Mack is currently amidst a four-game drought without a sack but did manage an interception back in Week 10. The Bears need Mack, and a win on Sunday, to remain in the NFC playoff picture. Their window is closing fast.

Category: Injury Updates

Bears' QB Nick Foles (hip) is officially active for Sunday's Week 13 matchup against the Lions. He is expected to backup starter Mitchell Trubisky. (Source: Chicago Bears on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Foles (hip) is officially active, but will backup starter Mitchell Trubisky for Week 13. The 31-year-old QB has thrown for 1,852 yards and a 10:8 TD:INT ratio over eight games this season. Foles will head back to a reserve role and should only be rostered in Two-QB/Superflex league formats.

Category: Injury Updates

Bears' S Eddie Jackson (COVID-19) has been activated from the league's Reserve/COVID-19 list and will be available to play against the Packers in Week 12, per Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jackson hasn't missed a game yet this season and his activation from the COVID-19 reserve list is a welcome sign for the Bears' defense, as they will do their best to contain Packers' star QB Aaron Rodgers on Sunday night. Jackson has been a force, tallying 58 tackles, three forced fumbles, two pass deflections and a fumble recovery in 10 games for Chicago this season. The Bears D/ST can be streamed in fantasy for Week 12 but there is some risk involved facing Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones and Davante Adams.

Category: Injury Updates