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Freddie Swain signs with Bears

Tue, May 14th 9:30am EDT
By Ari Koslow

The Chicago Bears signed WR Freddie Swain. (Source: Dan Wiederer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Swain did not play in a regular season game last season as he was on the Dolphins' practice squad. He will compete for a spot on the Bears roster throughout training camp.

Category: Transactions

Rome Odunze sat out of rookie minicamp practice on Saturday due to hamstring tightness. (Source: Dan Wiederer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It was likely a precautionary move by the Bears. It shouldn't be too much of a concern, but it is worth monitoring.

Category: Injury Updates

Caleb Williams named starting QB

Fri, May 10th 12:42pm EDT
By Nate Miller

Caleb Williams has been named the Bears' starting quarterback. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This should come as a surprise to no one, but it seems Bears' head coach Matt Eberflus just wanted to make it official that Williams is indeed his starting quarterback. Do not expect any easing into the action for this year's top overall draft pick when the regular season starts.

Austin Reed signs with Bears

Mon, Apr 29th 2:49pm EDT
By Sam Wagman

The Chicago Bears have signed UDFA QB Austin Reed to a contract. (Source: Tom Pelissero)

Fantasy Impact: Reed can sit behind new franchise QB Caleb Williams and learn some things.

Category: Transactions

The Chicago Bears are reportedly "open for business" with the No. 9 pick and telling teams they are ready to move for the right price (Source: Dianna Russini on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There have been rumors of the Bears looking to draft a wide receiver at No. 9 to pair with Caleb Williams. With them already having DJ Moore and Keenan Allen, they could look to trade down if the right offer is sent their way. There are reportedly a number of teams looking to trade up in the top half of round one on Thursday.

Category: Rumors

The Saints have agreed to terms with WR Equanimeous St. Brown. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: St. Brown appeared in seven games with the Bears last season, recording 62 receiving yards on six receptions. Fantasy managers should expect the veteran to operate as a depth wide receiver for the Saints.

Category: Transactions

D'Onta Foreman signs with Browns

Wed, Mar 20th 4:16pm EDT
By Ari Koslow

D'Onta Foreman agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Browns. (Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Foreman will add depth to the Browns backfield with Nick Chubb coming off his knee injury. He ran for 425 yards and four touchdowns last season after signing a one-year deal with the Bears.

Category: Transactions

The Bears are trading QB Justin Fields to the Steelers for a 2025 6th-round pick that goes to a 4th-round pick, depending on the amount of time played. (Source: Ian Rapoport)

Fantasy Impact: Fields had been the focus of much speculation regarding his landing spot following Chicago's activity in the free agent and trade markets. He now joins newly-acquired Russell Wilson in the Pittsburgh QB room. Fields's fantasy value will depend on whether he is named the starter, which remains to be seen at this point. In three years with Chicago, the 25-year-old threw for 6,674 yards and a 16:9 TD:INT ratio. He also rushed for 2,220 yards and 14 TD.

Category: Transactions

Darnell Mooney signs with Falcons

Tue, Mar 12th 11:44am EDT
By Ari Koslow

The Atlanta Falcons signed Darnell Mooney to a three-year, $39 million deal with $26 million fully guaranteed (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mooney had been rumored to the Chiefs, but he lands with Kirk Cousins and a new look Falcons offense. He'll likely hold a deep threat role alongside Drake London and Kyle Pitts in the passing game for Atlanta.

Category: Transactions

Justin Jones has agreed to terms with the Arizona Cardinals on a three-year deal worth $30.1 million with $19.75 million guaranteed. (Source: Peter Schrager on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones started every game the past two years with the Bears, combining to record 7.5 sacks. He figures to help boost the defensive line for Arizona.

Category: Transactions

The Chicago Bears re-signed Patrick Scales to a one-year deal that includes over $1 million guaranteed. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Scales will remain the longest-tenured player for the Bears.

Category: Transactions

Jaylon Johnson has reached terms on a four-year deal with the Chicago Bears, helping him avoid the franchise tag for 2024. (Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Johnson was tagged in an attempt to buy time as the two parties worked on a long-term deal, and that agreement was met. The young CB will make $76 million with $54.4 million guaranteed. At just 24, Johnson logged an elite 91.0 PFF coverage grade in 2023, breaking out as a former second-round pick.

Category: Transactions

Bears TE Cole Kmet is officially active for a Week 18 matchup with the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Kmet was listed as questionable with a knee injury. The 24-year-old will look to bounce back after failing to log a target in Week 17.

Category: Injury Updates

Bears RB Khalil Herbert is officially active for a Week 18 matchup with the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Herbert was listed as questionable with a back injury. The 25-year-old will suit up in the Bears’ regular season finale and will likely split time with Roschon Johnson.

Category: Injury Updates

DJ Moore was a limited participant at practice on Thursday. (Source: Brad Biggs on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moore should be good to play in the season finale this week against the Packers. He and the rest of the Bears' will try to play spoiler and potentially knock Green Bay out of the playoffs.

Category: Injury Updates

Cairo Santos went 3-for-4 on field goals and 4-for-4 on extra points during the Bears' 37-17 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Santos converted field goals from 22, 42, and 42 yards out. Meanwhile, his miss came from 55 yards out but can be excused due to snowy and windy conditions. After all, Santos' kicking opponent, Younghoe Koo, also missed two field goals.

Category: Game Recaps

Robert Tonyan caught three of four passes for 40 yards during the Bears' 37-17 win over the Falcons in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Tonyan normally operates as the Bears' No. 2 tight end, but he saw increased opportunities on Sunday with Cole Kmet (knee) held to just 13 snaps and zero targets. The veteran likely won't replicate his solid showing if Kmet returns to a full workload in Week 18.

Category: Game Recaps

Tyler Scott turned five targets into two receptions for 15 yards during the Bears' 37-17 win over the Falcons in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Scott played a bigger role with Darnell Mooney (concussion) sidelined, though the rookie still had trouble acclimating as he caught just 40 percent of passes thrown his way. He remains off the fantasy radar in most redraft leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Roschon Johnson rushed for 21 yards and one touchdown on seven carries during the Bears' 37-17 win over the Falcons in Week 17. He also caught all three of his targets for an additional 38 yards through the air.

Fantasy Impact: Between his rushing touchdown and key receptions, Johnson was able to turn in another solid fantasy showing on Sunday. He'll sneak into the RB3/FLEX tier for Week 18 and could be a worthwhile selection in fantasy drafts next summer.

Category: Game Recaps

Marcedes Lewis caught his lone target for one yard and a touchdown in the Bears' 27-16 win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Lewis caught his first touchdown of the season on a one-yard pass from Justin Fields at the goal line. The veteran remains well off the fantasy radar.

Category: Game Recaps