Bears Fantasy News

Reggie Bush may not return until Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 22, 2014, 8:05pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

A lingering ankle injury caused Lions running back Reggie Bush to miss last Sunday’s loss in Arizona. He’s currently expected to miss Sunday’s game at New England.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Bush intends to return on Thanksgiving, when the Lions host the Bears.

Bush practiced all week on a limited basis, fueling optimism that he’ll help pump up an offense that mustered only six points against the Cardinals. Officially questionable for Sunday, it’s looking like he won’t be ready to go until Thursday.

Fantasy Impact:

If Bush does in fact miss Week 12, it looks like Joique Bell will carry the load again with Theo Riddick chipping in, perhaps especially in the passing game. It makes sense the team holds Bush out since it's going to be a short turnaround for a Thursday game. It's a decent enough matchup for Bell and Riddick owners as the Pats are 18th in allowing fantasy points to RBs.

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Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Bears RB Matt Forte (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Friday.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 12. Jeffery should be fine for a great matchup against the Bucs.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle, probable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 12. Marshall should be fine to play in a great matchup against the Bucs.

Friday, November 21, 2014, 6:26pm

Bears WR Josh Morgan (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 12.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Bears RB Matt Forte (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Thursday.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Buccaneers RB Charles Sims (ankle) was added to the injury report Thursday after taking limited practice reps. It’s a midweek downgrade for Sims, which is typically a bad sign. He missed most of the season with an ankle injury. If Sims can’t play Bobby Rainey and Doug Martin would likely form a committee against the Bears.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Jeffery should be fine for a great matchup against the Bucs.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Marshall should be fine to play in a great matchup against the Bucs.

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 5:58pm

Bears WR Josh Morgan (shoulder) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Bears RB Matt Forte (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. Forte is probably just getting a day of rest.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. This is probably a day of rest for Jeffery, but we’ll monitor his progress this week. Owners will want him available for a great matchup against the Buccaneers.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Marshall should be fine to play in a great matchup against the Bucs.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, 6:11pm

Bears WR Josh Morgan (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Vikings Beat: Expect to see 'plenty' of Kyle Rudolph

Saturday, November 15, 2014, 9:53am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Kyle Rudolph said this week it was important for him to make sure he could do everything he'd normally do when he did return.

He's typically on the field for about 90 percent of the Vikings' offensive snaps; between the time he's had off and how much the Vikings have used Chase Ford and Rhett Ellison in Rudolph's absence, not sure it's realistic to expect him to play that much in his first week back.

But given how much the Vikings use two-tight end sets -- and how successful tight ends have been against the Chicago Bears (their 668 receiving yards allowed to tight ends is the third-most in the league, per ESPN Stats & Information) -- expect to see plenty of Rudolph on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

Rudolph is apparently healthy for the first time in a while. If you've been struggling with guys like Jordan Reed, for example, and whoever is the Washington TE of the week, Rudolph may be able to give you some stability at the position. All through the offeseason we had news items saying Rudolph was going to be the centerpiece of the offense. While that may not happen this week, it sounds like he's at least going to get his snaps. The hope is by next week we'll have a much better read, but the potential is there if you need help.