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Connor Barth cut by Bears

Mon, Nov 20th 3:08pm EST
By Anthony Fashoda

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Connor Barth has been released by the Chicago Bears. (Source: ESPN Chicago)

Fantasy Impact: Barth missed a critical field goal in Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions, so his release is no surprise.

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Akiem Hicks finished Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions with three total tackles, two of which were solo, plus a fumble recovery.

Fantasy Impact: Hicks has proven to be a DL1 for IDP leagues. If he can stay healthy, he will remain as such going forward.

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Leonard Floyd finished Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions with four solo tackles. However, he left the game on a cart and it looks to be a serious knee injury.

Fantasy Impact: Floyd was having an up and down season thus far for the Bears. News on his injury is yet to be released, but for now, Floyd should remain on the bench.

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Christian Jones finished Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions with eight total tackles, six of which were solo, plus a sack.

Fantasy Impact: Jones filled in nicely for the injured Danny Trevathan. If Trevathan continues to miss time, consider Jones a LB3 option.

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Tre McBride finished Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions with two catches for 14 yards.

Fantasy Impact: McBride is the deep threat the Bears need, but he has not lived up to his potential. He is not worth starting in fantasy leagues.

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Kendall Wright finished Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions with two receptions for 25 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Wright has had an underwhelming season thus far for the Bears. He should not be started in fantasy lineups due to his inconsistency.

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Dontrelle Inman finished Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions with three receptions for 43 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Inman has stepped in nicely for the Bears since they traded for him. He should be considered a WR4 for fantasy leagues.

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The Bears were in this game and had a chance to send it into overtime. That is what you ask from your defense. Unfortunately, they let up too many plays on third down and could not seem to get off the field. They sacked Matthew Stafford three times and recorded a fumble recovery. They forced another fumble, but did not come away with the ball. They also had two balls that should have been caught for interceptions. The big blow was losing Leonard Floyd to a knee injury. His status is still unknown, but being carted off the field was not a good sign.

Fantasy Impact: If Floyd is out for the season, the Bears will be losing their top rushing specialist. They have guys that can fill in, but look for Vic Fangio to use stunts and blitzes with his linebackers and defensive backs to create pressure. The Bears will be a solid streaming option, but not a defense you can trust weekly.

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The Bears game plan looked good throughout the first half and part of the fourth quarter. Benny Cunningham saw a little action, but he only finished with one catch for 18 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Cunningham does not hold enough value to own outside of 18-team or larger leagues. Although he has cut into Tarik Cohen's playing time the last few weeks, leave him on the waiver wire.

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The Bears offense was clicking throughout most of the game, and that has a lot to do with Tarik Cohen finally getting some touches. Cohen saw nine carries for 44 yards and a touchdown. He also had four catches for 15 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Cohen and Howard found themselves on the field together more often in this game than lately. Cohen was finally involved in the game plan and awarded fantasy owners with a touchdown. Cohen will continue to be a flex option or RB3 with RB2 upside.

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The Bears had another game slip from within their grasps. They even had a chance to tie the game late, but Connor Barth missed the tying field goal. Jordan Howard helped the team from the ground by gaining 125 yards on 15 rushes. He also scored on a nice 12 yard run.

Fantasy Impact: Howard did not see a lot of touches, but he still led the team in carries. He proved again that he is a RB1 in fantasy. Although the Bears are not winning, they are doing enough to support Howard as a weekly fantasy option. Continue to start Howard without any doubts.

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Daniel Brown caught two balls for 23 yards in a loss against the Lions.

Fantasy Impact: Brown saw 5 targets on Sunday, but wasn't able to do much with them. He not a guy worth rostering in fantasy, his role will diminish once Dion Sims returns from injury.

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Adam Shaheen caught four passes for 41 yards and a touchdown on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Shaheen has seen a lot of opportunities due to injuries, and has shown some flashes. He was able to catch a short touchdown on Sunday. Shaheen could continue to be a fantasy streamer if Dion Sims continues to sit out.

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Mitchell Trubisky went 18 for 30 for 178 yards and a touchdown. He also added 53 rushing yards.

Fantasy Impact: Trubisky continues to improve each and every game, and he made some very impressive throws today. The weapons around him are very weak which will always make it tough to trust Trubisky for fantasy purposes. He will always have some rushing upside, but that overall upside is limited due to the lack of weapons.

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Nick Kwiatkoski finished Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers with 10 tackles, nine of which were solo, plus a sack.

Fantasy Impact: Kwiatkoski was the leader for the Bears defense on Sunday, filling in for an injured Danny Trevathan. Consider Kwiakoski a LB4 for deep IDP leagues.

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Josh Bellamy finished Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers with two catches for 57 yards and one touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Bellamy was on the field a lot during Sunday's matchup. He was able to convert that playing time in to a touchdown. However, Bellamy's inconsistency makes him not a reliable fantasy option.

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Dion Sims has missed practice all week with an illness, and is now questionable to suit up on Sunday against the Packers. (Source: Jeff Dickerson on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The Bears lost Zach Miller for the season in Week 8, and now could be without Sims. While this is just an illness for him, he still has a realistic shot to play on Sunday. If he does sit out, Shaheen will become an every down player for the Bears, and a sneaky DFS punt. It sounds like Sims will be a true game time decision.

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Adrian Amos finished Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints with six solo tackles and a fumble recovery.

Fantasy Impact: Amos had a great game on Sunday. He has played really well as of late while the Bears defense has been very impressive. Amos has worked his way to DB4 status in deep IDP leagues.

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Danny Trevathan finished Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints with 13 tackles, nine of which were solo.

Fantasy Impact: Trevathan is a dominant force on the Bears defense. He is all over the field stopping plays quickly. He is a LB2 for IDP leagues.

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Zach Miller saw two targets on Sunday, before leaving the game was what appeared to be a serious leg injury.

Fantasy Impact: Miller hurt his leg on a very impressive catch for a touchdown that was later overturned. The Bears have not released any information on the injury yet, however it looked like a serious injury that will probably keep him out for the season. It is just another receiving option to add to the injury report for the Bears. We will see if this injury opens up an opportunity for rookie Adam Shaheen.

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