Bears Fantasy News

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery ACTIVE vs. Cowboys

Sunday, September 25, 2016, 7:24pm

Bears Inactives
Bryce Callahan CB
KaDeem Carey RB
Jay Cutler QB
Kyle Fuller CB
Eddie Goldman NT
Eric Kush C
Danny Trevathan ILB

Fantasy Impact:

Alshon Jeffery was questionable coming into this contest but will play. Jay Cutler is out but we don't think Brian Hoyer is much of a downgrade for the Bear WRs at this point.

Bears QB Jay Cutler makes trip to Dallas

Saturday, September 24, 2016, 4:33pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Injured quarterback Jay Cutler made the trip, but the Bears announced Saturday that running back Kadeem Carey and nose tackle Eddie Goldman did not make the trip and will not play Sunday night at Dallas.

All three had been listed as doubtful. Cutler suffered a thumb injury in last Monday’s game vs. the Eagles and did not practice all week.

Fantasy Impact:

Brian Hoyer is the presumed starting quarterback vs. the Cowboys, but this is a Sunday night game so make sure you have a backup plan if you're planning on using either QB in your lineup.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Bears QB Jay Cutler (right thumb, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 3. Cutler is expected to miss 2-3 weeks, though there are reports that he’s pushing to play in Week 3. Brian Hoyer will start. He’s not much of a downgrade from Cutler at this point, so the Bears’ skill position players shouldn’t lose much value with Hoyer under center.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Bears RB KaDeem Carey (hamstring, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 3. Jordan Howard is trending up. He’ll serve as the RB2 in Week 3 behind a vulnerable starter, Jeremy Langford.

Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (knee, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice Thursday and is questionable for Week 3. The midweek downgrade is worrisome, and HC John Fox is well-known for divulging as little as possible to the press in an effort to trick his opponent that week. The return to a limited practice doesn’t tell us much and, complicating matters, the Bears play on Sunday night. Owners who want to wait on Jeffery should get a Plan B in place. Mohamed Sanu, Michael Thomas, Eddie Royal, Cole Beasley and Terrance Williams all play at the same time or later than the Bears.

Bears Beat: RB Jordan Howard 'had a good week of practice' could 'pry some carries' from Jeremy Langford

Friday, September 23, 2016, 2:13pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

It's understandable that the offensive line is going to take some time to come together with the late addition of left guard Josh Sitton and switch of rookie Cody Whitehair to center. But that shouldn't bottle up the ground game when they want to run to the right side. They need to remain committed to the run, and Bears OC Dowell Loggains indicated Jordan Howard has had a good week of practice, perhaps a sign the rookie is ready to pry some carries away from Jeremy Langford.

Fantasy Impact:

Howard looked good in limited work last week and is the likely RB2 heading into Week 3. Langford has been unimpressive (3.0 YPC), so there's a chance Howard can grab the job in the next month or so, despite HC John Fox's reluctance to give heavy snaps to rookies.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Bears QB Jay Cutler (right thumb) missed practice again Thursday. Cutler is expected to miss 2-3 weeks, though there are reports that he’s pushing to play in Week 3. Brian Hoyer will very likely start. He’s not much of a downgrade from Cutler at this point, so the Bears’ skill position players shouldn’t lose much value with Hoyer under center.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Bears RB KaDeem Carey (hamstring) missed practice again Thursday. Jordan Howard might get a chance to impress if Carey can’t play this week.

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (knee) missed practice Thursday after taking limited reps Wednesday. The midweek downgrade is worrisome, and HC John Fox is well-known for divulging as little as possible to the press in an effort to trick his opponent that week. We think Jeffery will suit up, but his Friday practice will be key.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Bears QB Jay Cutler (right thumb) did not practice Wednesday. Cutler is expected to miss 2-3 weeks. Brian Hoyer will start. He’s not much of a downgrade from Cutler at this point, so the Bears’ skill position players shouldn’t lose much value with Hoyer under center.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Bears RB KaDeem Carey (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Jordan Howard might get a chance to impress if Carey can’t play this week.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (knee) took limited practice reps Wednesday. This is worth monitoring, but it’s a good sign that Jeffery was at least limited in practice after the Monday night game.

Bears QB Jay Cutler (sprained thumb) expected to miss 2-3 weeks

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 4:00pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

With his sprained thumb, Bears QB Jay Cutler expected to miss 2-3 weeks, source said. Timeline depends on how he heals over the next 3 days.

Related players: Brian Hoyer

Fantasy Impact:

Brian Hoyer is a serviceable replacement, though he doesn't have any fantasy appeal in one-QB leagues.

Bears Beat: RB Jordan Howard 'showed real promise' and 'provided a spark' in Week 2

Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 3:50pm

Brad Biggs - [Full Article]

Bears beat writer was asked when RB Jordan Howard would win the RB1 job:

"Howard showed real promise in the preseason finale against the Browns, and I thought he provided a spark -- even if brief -- Monday night in the loss to the Eagles. The one thing Howard has done in limited playing time is show that he can catch the ball out of the backfield; that’s a real plus. I would not be surprised if Howard sees his role grow soon. KaDeem Carey can’t seem to stay healthy -- he was sidelined with a hamstring injury Monday night. I’d like to see Howard get 12 or more carries against the Cowboys and see how he does."

Fantasy Impact:

For owners looking to make a long-term play at running back, Howard is a quality stash as he tries to earn a regular role in the offense. Jeremy Langford (3.0 YPC) has been even worse on a per carry basis than last year (3.6 YPC), and although HC John Fox doesn't usually play rookies, Howard may be the exception. He is currently third on the depth chart behind Langford and KaDeem Carey, so this may not pan out.

Fox: Bears QB Jay Cutler has sprained thumb

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, 5:05pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Bears might have to prepare for life without quarterback Jay Cutler -- at least in Week 3.

Cutler suffered a right thumb sprain during Monday's loss to the Eagles and currently is considered day to day, head coach John Fox told reporters Tuesday.

Related players: Brian Hoyer

Fantasy Impact:

The NFL.com story went on to say Fox said it doesn't appear that Cutler will need surgery on his thumb. This is a positive development after NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the Bears were preparing for a lengthy absence for Cutler, while other reports said it could be a six-month recovery time if he needed surgery - threatening Cutler's season.

CSN Chicago is reporting Cutler played through ligament damage from Week 1 and could miss extended time. According to one of their sources, it's a typical three-to-four week injury Cutler is dealing with.

As of right now it appears Hoyer may have to play at least in Week 3.

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