Bears Fantasy News

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Bears QB Jay Cutler (right shoulder, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 13. Cutler is out for the year after undergoing shoulder surgery. Matt Barkley is a Sneaky Start in a great matchup after a surprisingly productive performance last week.

Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (toe, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 13. Without any practices, Royal is looking pretty iffy for Sunday.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Bears QB Jay Cutler (right shoulder) missed practice again Thursday. Cutler is out for the year after undergoing shoulder surgery. Matt Barkley is a Sneaky Start in a great matchup after a surprisingly productive performance last week.

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6:10pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (toe) missed practice again Thursday. Royal should continue to play through the injury, though he’s not much of a fantasy option right now.

Bears QB Jay Cutler will have season-ending shoulder surgery

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 3:33pm

Rich Campbell - [Full Article]

Bears QB Jay Cutler will have season-ending surgery on the labrum in his right shoulder on Saturday.

Related players: Matt Barkley

Fantasy Impact:

Brian Hoyer is also out, so it looks like the Bears will start Matt Barkley the rest of the way.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Bears QB Jay Cutler (right shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Cutler is unlikely to play. Matt Barkley is a Sneaky Start in a great matchup after a surprisingly productive performance last week.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 6:36pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (toe) did not practice Wednesday. Royal should continue to play through the injury.

Titans like RB Derrick Henry in four-minute situations

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 1:40pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Mike Mularkey revealed a bit about the Titans’ strategy with Derrick Henry following their win in Chicago.

When Henry got more carries than usual, Mularkey was asked why.

“That’s kind of been our plan all year, we get into a four-minute [situation], and we run Derrick,” Mularkey said. “A little fresher. Some of the things we were running, he runs well.”

But of Henry’s eight carries for 60 yards in Sunday's win over the Bears, just two for eight yards came in 4:00 situations.

In those scenarios at the end of the first half and the game, offenses look to convert first downs and maintain possession, and above all else, making sure the other team doesn’t get the ball back.

Related players: DeMarco Murray

Fantasy Impact:

The story said the team hasn't been in many of those situations this season. But overall, in the final 4:00 of a half with the Titans ahead, Henry has nine carries for 28 yards. That’s only 12.8 percent of his carries and 8.9 percent of his yards. And the Titans bell cow back, DeMarco Murray, has had more work in the 4:00 situations Mularkey is saying can be earmarked for Henry. He has 10 carries for 38 in the same situations.

Bears elevate WR Daniel Braverman to active roster

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 12:00pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

In search of help at wide receiver, the Bears signed 2016 seventh-round pick Daniel Braverman to the active roster on Tuesday and officially placed linebacker Danny Trevathan on injured reserve.

Braverman, a true slot receiver, had 213 receptions for 2,509 yards and 19 touchdowns over three seasons at Western Michigan. Braverman also returned punts and kicks in college on special teams.

Up until Tuesday, Braverman had spent the entire 2016 season on the Bears’ practice squad.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bears are vulnerable at wide receiver with Eddie Royal battling a toe injury that’s limited him in recent weeks. Plus, Chicago’s wideouts dropped a staggering number of passes in last week’s 27-21 loss to Tennessee. Braverman is said to have good hands.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Bears QB Jay Cutler (right shoulder, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 12. Matt Barkley will start, so fire up the Tennessee defense.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Bears RB Jeremy Langford (illness) took full practice reps again Friday.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (toe, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 12. Royal was limited last week and played on Sunday, so the DNPs are a downgrade. He may sit this week.

Friday, November 25, 2016, 6:43pm

Bears WR Marquess Wilson (foot) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week. After Cameron Meredith (88%), Wilson played the second-most snaps (45%) last week, so he may be in for a big snap count if Eddie Royal sits with a toe injury.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Bears QB Jay Cutler (right shoulder) did not practice Wednesday. Matt Barkley will start against the Titans.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 8:58pm

Bears RB Jeremy Langford (illness) did not practice Wednesday.

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