Bears Fantasy News

Bears inform Matt Forte that they won't re-sign him

Friday, February 12, 2016, 12:51pm

Matt Forte, Instagram - [Full Article]

Matt Forte announced on Instagram that the Bears informed him that they aren't planning to re-sign him this offseason:

"Despite my wishes, my days as a member of the Chicago Bears have sadly come to an end. I was informed earlier this week from the GM that they will not be attempting to re-sign me in free agency. I will remain forever grateful for my time spent in Chicago and being able to play for an organization with such a rich history. My only regret is not being able to win a Lombardi trophy for the best fans in all of sports. I'm excited about the next chapter of my NFL career. But, Chicago will always be home. God Bless and Bear Down!"

Related players: Jeremy Langford

Fantasy Impact:

The Bears saw enough from Jeremy Langford to convince the team to let Forte walk. Langford averaged 21.3 touches for 122 yards and 1.3 TD in the three games that Forte missed. Langford finished as the #23 RB in standard formats with a significant role even when Forte was healthy enough to play. Langford is going off the board near the 2/3 turn of early 2016 fantasy drafts. He's likely to be a late 2nd round pick by summertime. As for Forte, he's on the wrong side of 30, but he's still a highly productive player and should be a hot commodity on the free agency market.

Bears promote Dowell Loggains to OC

Monday, January 11, 2016, 5:28pm

Rich Campbell, Twitter - [Full Article]

Bears promoted QB coach Dowell Loggains to offensive coordinator, team announced. QB Jay Cutler has endorsed Loggains.

Fantasy Impact:

Loggains only stint as an NFL offensive coordinator was in 2013, when he ran the offense for the Tennessee Titans, who finished 22nd in yards and 19th in points scored. The Titans were 10th in rush attempts and 23rd in pass attempts that year.

Dolphins tab Adam Gase as their next head coach

Saturday, January 9, 2016, 12:56pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Miami Dolphins have hired Adam Gase as their next head coach.

Gase, the former offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears, becomes Miami's fourth consecutive hire with no prior head-coaching experience, joining former Dolphins coaches Joe Philbin, Tony Sparano and Cam Cameron. He is considered a "quarterback guru," a highly coveted trait for Miami. He worked with quarterback Jay Cutler this season and Peyton Manning and Tim Tebow in Denver in previous seasons.

Fantasy Impact:

Prior to joining the Bears, Gase ran the Broncos' offense for two years and the team finished first in scoring in 2013 and second in 2014. Chicago's offense actually fared pretty well this season with all the injuries they suffered at receiver and tight end. Jay Cutler posted the second-highest YPA (7.58) of his career and took care of the ball about as well as he ever has. The hire is an upgrade for Tannehill.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Lions RB Ameer Abdullah (shoulder, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17. Abdullah should play against the Bears, per the team’s website. He has been splitting the work with Joique Bell and Theo Roddick. The Lions play early on Sunday.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Bears RB Matt Forte (back, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17. Forte was dealing with a bad back late in Week 16. Jeremy Langford is shaping up as a Sneaky Start with Forte ailing. If Forte is inactive, Langford would turn into a great start. The Bears play early on Sunday.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 17. Johnson said that he will play against the Bears on Sunday and has played through the ankle injury (and a questionable tag) in each of the last five weeks. In his last four games against Chicago, he has averaged 7.3 receptions for 125 yards and 1.3 TD.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (illness, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 17. With Royal out, Josh Bellamy, Marc Mariani and Cameron Meredith figure to lead the Chicago receivers in snaps. Bellamy has the most appeal from a Sneaky Start standpoint.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Bears TE Zachary Miller (toe, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 17. This is a new injury for Miller, who was dealing with a rib injury earlier in the month. We’ll keep an eye on his status, but if he’s active, he’s a TE1 given his solid production in recent weeks. The Bears play early on Sunday.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Bears RB Matt Forte (back) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Forte was dealing with a bad back late in Week 16. Jeremy Langford is shaping up as a Sneaky Start with Forte ailing.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Johnson said that he will play against the Bears on Sunday. In his last four games against Chicago, he has averaged 7.3 receptions for 125 yards and 1.3 TD.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (illness) did not practice Wednesday. Royal should see plenty of targets with Alshon Jeffery done for the year.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015, 6:13pm

Bears TE Zachary Miller (toe) did not practice Wednesday. This is a new injury for Miller, who was dealing with a rib injury earlier in the month. We’ll keep an eye on his status, but if he’s active, he’s a TE1 given his solid production in recent weeks.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 16. With Jackson out, Mike Evans will continue to be a target monster in a nice matchup with the Bears.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 16. Looks like Jeffery is out for Week 16. Jay Cutler is less appealing as a streaming play, though he’s been decent (230 yards, 1.3 TD, 17 rushing yards) in the four games without Jeffery in the lineup this year. Eddie Royal becomes a decent desperation play, though he hasn’t cracked the 50-yard mark or scored a touchdown since Week 4. Marc Mariani and Josh Bellamy probably will round out the receiving corps.

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 16. If he can play, he should see plenty of targets with Alshon Jeffery likely out.

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