Bears Fantasy News

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (leg) expected back for Week 8

Monday, October 24, 2016, 2:41pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

After missing the past three games due to a knee injury, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant is expected to play Sunday night when the Dallas returns to action against the Philadelphia Eagles, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Bryant had hoped to play last week against the Green Bay Packers, but was held out in hopes of him being 100 percent. He suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his right leg on Sept. 25 against the Chicago Bears.

Fantasy Impact:

He was back in action at practice on Monday as the Cowboys returned from their bye week. Bryant had told reporters before the Cowboys bye week that he expected to return for the game against the Eagles.

Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) cleared to play

Monday, October 24, 2016, 2:34pm - [Full Article]

In the type of coincidence native to the NFL, the Bears received clearance on quarterback Jay Cutler on Monday -- soon after we discovered that quarterback Brian Hoyer will be out for a significant amount of time with a broken arm.

Head coach John Fox made the announcement Monday, adding that Hoyer's surgery was successful and that he will likely head to injured reserve.

Fantasy Impact:

The story said this could be an audition for Cutler as the Bears may try to get out of his contract at the end of the season. With the weapons around him in the passing game, he certainly has fantasy potential, although before the injury it was a bit of a struggle for him.

Brian Hoyer (arm), Don Jackson (hand) injured on Thursday night

Friday, October 21, 2016, 12:42am


Bears QB Brian Hoyer has a broken left arm. Packers RB Don Jackson has suffered a hand injury.

Related players: Knile Davis, Ty Montgomery, Jay Cutler, Matt Barkley

Fantasy Impact:

Matt Barkley relieved Hoyer, but this injury to Hoyer might accelerate Jay Cutler's rehab. The Packers are down to one healthy running back (Knile Davis) and WR-turned-RB Ty Montgomery, who looked good on Thursday night.

Bears G Josh Sitton INACTIVE for TNF

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6:58pm

Rich Campbell - [Full Article]

Bears Inactives

QB Jay Cutler
WR Eddie Royal
CB Deiondre Hall
RB Jeremy Langford
S DeAndre Houston-Carson
LG Josh Sitton
DL Eddie Goldman

Related players: Jordan Howard

Fantasy Impact:

A tough matchup for Jordan Howard got tougher with Sitton sidelined.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Bears QB Jay Cutler (right thumb, doubtful) did not practice Wednesday. Cutler has seemingly been “Wally Pipp’ed” by Brian Hoyer.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Bears RB KaDeem Carey (hamstring, questionable) took limited practice reps Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Bears RB Jeremy Langford (ankle, doubtful) did not practice Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Packers WR Randall Cobb (back) practiced fully Wednesday. Cobb has been much more involved after the team’s bye, racking up 16 catches for 161 yards and a touchdown on 22 targets, with 11 targets in each game. He has scored four touchdowns in his last four games against the Bears.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (shoulder) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Hurns should be fine to play. He saw 11 targets last week, catching five passes for 74 yards against the Bears.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Bears WR Eddie Royal (toe, out) did not practice Wednesday. Josh Bellamy saw an uptick in playing time when Royal left the game in Week 6.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 6:41pm

Bears TE Zach Miller (ribs, questionable) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Since Brian Hoyer took over in Week 3, Miller is the #4 TE in standard formats and #2 in PPR. He should play against Green Bay and is a quality start against the Packers’ depleted secondary.

Packers new RB Knile Davis studying playbook quickly

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:07pm - [Full Article]

The Packers’ newest running back, Knile Davis, arrived in Green Bay just a few hours before practice on Tuesday. He got a quick orientation, his equipment, and was on the field right away to do scout-team and special-teams work in preparation for Thursday night’s game against the Bears.

He hadn’t even gotten a chance to study the playbook yet, but that was next on his agenda after a brief meeting at his locker with local reporters.

“All day today, all day tomorrow, before the game, trying to learn as much as I can,” Davis said of his objective between now and kickoff.

“I’m not sure what they want to do. They haven’t laid it out for me. I’m sure it’s like a gameday decision, but I’ll be ready.”

Related players: Eddie Lacy, Ty Montgomery

Fantasy Impact:

What role he might have, if any, on Thursday night remains to be seen, the story said. The Packers’ current No. 2 back is Ty Montgomery, but the 5-10, 227-pound Davis brings a speed dimension that’ll be new to Green Bay’s backfield, and he’d be a more traditional back in reserve behind Lacy. Arriving on a short week isn’t ideal as far as getting prepared to play right away, but a small package of plays could be learned in time if need be.

Packers RB Eddie Lacy to miss several weeks with 'more than sprained ankle'

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 9:01pm - [Full Article]

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Packers RB Eddie Lacy could miss several weeks, not just Thursday night's game against the Bears. Rapoport added that Lacy's ailment is "more than a sprained ankle."

Related players: Knile Davis

Fantasy Impact:

Lacy was a question mark before Sunday's contest. Desperate for backfield depth, the Packers also traded for Kansas City running back Knile Davis on Tuesday morning. Ty Montgomery was a big factor out of the backfield in the passing game and could be again on Thursday night.

Source: Pack worried about RB Eddie Lacy who is 'very sore'

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 4:31pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Green Bay Packers are concerned about the health of running back Eddie Lacy and his availability for Thursday night's game against the Chicago Bears, according to a source.

Lacy was the only active halfback for the Packers in their 30-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. He was playing with a sprained left ankle and was held to just 65 yards on 17 carries.

He didn't practice Monday and will miss practice again on Tuesday, coach Mike McCarthy said, adding that Lacy was "very sore."

"I can't see him playing'' against the Bears, the source told ESPN.

Related players: Knile Davie, Don Jackson

Fantasy Impact:

Lacy's availability for Thursday night might have played a role in motivating general manager Ted Thompson to make his first player trade since 2010, getting Knile Davis from the Chiefs. The Packers also will promote rookie running back Don Jackson from the practice squad for Thursday night, a source told ESPN's Rob Demovsky. The plan is for Jackson to be active Thursday night against the Bears so the Packers are not left with just one natural halfback, as they were against the Cowboys.

Packers RB Eddie Lacy (ankle) doesn't practice Tuesday

Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 1:14pm - [Full Article]

Packers running back Eddie Lacy will not practice Tuesday due to ankle soreness, head coach Mike McCarthy said.

This typically wouldn't be all too alarming, considering it's early in a traditional week. But the Packers will take on the Bears on Thursday night, which means it's a short week, and a smaller window for Lacy to get back to feeling good enough to go.

Lacy was a question mark before Sunday's contest with an ankle injury, and though he showed enough strength to lift his 234-pound body over defenders not once, but twice, the wear of the game again has him up in the air (pun unintended) for Green Bay's next game.

Fantasy Impact:

Desperate for backfield depth, the Packers traded for Kansas City running back Knile Davis on Tuesday morning. If Lacy can't go, and with James Starks out, Davis could be a quick contributor at running back. This is a situation to keep an eye on.

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