Bears Fantasy News

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 7:19pm

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Fitzgerald is expected to play through the injury. Bears CB Bryce Callahan has played pretty well this year.

Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald to play Week 3

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 5:11pm

Darren Urban on Twitter - [Full Article]

Coach Steve Wilks told the media on Wednesday that Larry Fitzgerald will play Sunday against the Bears.

Fantasy Impact:

Fitzgerald's season has been a disappointment thus far, which isn't too likely to change against the Bears. Until Sam Bradford either figures things out or gets benched, the future Hall of Famer's outlook will continue to be far grimmer than owners hoped.

Nagy: Bears RB Jordan Howard needs 'a few more carries'

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 7:10pm

Chicago Sun Times - [Full Article]

Bears coach Matt Nagy said Tuesday that, typically, teams with a lead can give their running backs 8-10 fourth-quarter carries, though “that hasn’t been happening” with Jordan Howard.

He pointed to a fourth quarter series when Howard took two handoffs and a screen pass. On one of the carries, the Bears lost five yards.

“That’s hard — we as an offense can’t let that happen,” he said. “I think probably a few more carries is probably the answer to that, but we don’t go into any game saying, ‘You’ve gotta get X amount of runs or X amount of passes.’ We just kinda play it out as is.”

Fantasy Impact:

Through two games, 11 NFL players boast more carries than Howard’s 29. Eleven also claim more rushing yards per game than his 58.5, the story said. Strangely, Tarik Cohen has also been limited in his touches, but Howard is averaging 19 touches a game.

Carroll: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson 'over-trying'

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 4:19pm

Seattle Times - [Full Article]

The phase Pete Carroll used was “over-trying.”

That’s how the ninth-year Seahawks head coach described the play of veteran quarterback Russell Wilson on ESPN 710 on Tuesday morning, hours after Seattle dropped a 24-17 decision to the Chicago Bears to fall to 0-2.

Fantasy Impact:

Wilson had one interception and a lost fumble in the defeat. He was also sacked six times, five of which occurred in the first half. Seattle’s 12 sacks allowed through two games ranks dead last in the NFL. Carroll added Wilson is pressing in difficult situations instead of getting rid of the ball. He has a tough matchup against the Cowboys in Week 3.

Cardinals think WR Larry Fitzgerald will play Week 3

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 12:03pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald left Sunday’s 34-0 loss against the Los Angeles Rams with a hamstring injury. It was a decision made by coach Steve Wilks.

He said in his Monday meeting with the media that he has to “help Larry help himself,” and holding him out of part of the game against the Rams was doing that.

He anticipates, though, that Fitzgerald will play on Sunday against the Chicago Bears. “We all now that it’s going to be tough to keep Larry off the field.”

Fantasy Impact:

Fitz may be limited this week in practice but it sounds like he'll be good to go for Week 3.

Bears RB Tarik Cohen (ankle) appears to be OK

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 9:35am

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Tarik Cohen (ankle) appears to be fine after exiting Monday's contest late in the game, Adam Hoge of WGN reports.

Fantasy Impact:

Head coach Matt Nagy said Cohen was dancing around in the locker room after the victory over the Seahawks. Still, Cohen finished the contest with just four rushes for eight yards and caught one pass for 17 yards prior to exiting.

Monday, September 17, 2018, 7:08pm

Bears Inactives
Michael Burton FB
Rashaad Coward OT
Kylie Fitts LB
DeAndre Houston-Carson DB
Isaiah Irving LB
Nick Williams DT
Javon Wims WR

Friday, September 14, 2018, 6:54pm

Bears TE Daniel Brown (shoulder) took full practice reps Thursday.

Friday, September 14, 2018, 6:54pm

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (knee) missed practice Thursday. Baldwin isn’t going to play against the Bears. In a tough matchup against the Broncos, Tyler Lockett turned four targets into three catches for 59 yards and a score, while Brandon Marshall posted three catches for 46 yards and a touchdown on six targets. Lockett plays mostly in the slot, where he’ll match up with Bryce Callahan, who gave up six catches on six targets against the Packers in Week 1. Callahan doesn’t have the speed to stick with Lockett, so the key will be whether the Seattle offensive line can pass protect long enough to allow Lockett to get downfield. Marshall is likely to see a lot of the shorter routes and may be the better play in PPR formats.

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 6:39pm

Bears TE Daniel Brown (shoulder) took full practice reps Thursday.

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 6:39pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Rodgers seemed confident after the Packers’ comeback victory against the Bears that he’d be out there against the Vikings, though he said that the team is taking it “one day at a time.” He won’t be anywhere near 100%, but he should be able to play in Week 2. We’ll see.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:58pm

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Rodgers seemed confident after the Packers’ comeback victory against the Bears that he’d be out there against the Vikings, though he said that the team is taking it “one day at a time.” He won’t be anywhere near 100%, but he should be able to play in Week 2.

Packers WR Davante Adams did not practice Wednesday

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:25pm

Michael Cohen on Twitter - [Full Article]

According to Michael Cohen, Davante Adams said he fell awkwardly on his shoulder against the Bears. Despite the injury, Adams said he still expects to play this weekend.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (knee) could miss a few weeks

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 7:18pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll does not sound like he's expecting to have wide receiver Doug Baldwin available for Seattle's game against the Bears on Monday night, or perhaps the following week against Dallas either. Carroll said Baldwin could be out "a couple weeks" after suffering what ESPN's Adam Schefter reported to be a Grade 2 partial MCL tear in his right knee Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

HC Pete Carroll really sounds unsure about Baldwin, adding he and the team just have to wait. Baldwin is actually dealing with two different knee injuries.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers hopes to know Week 2 status Wednesday

Monday, September 10, 2018, 8:50am

Sports Illustrated - [Full Article]

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers insists that he will be available to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Rodgers suffered a left knee injury in the first half of Sunday night's game against the Chicago Bears, but came back to rally the Packers from a 20–0 deficit for a 24–23 win.

Fantasy Impact:

The story first quoted Rodgers as saying he's playing next week, but then Rodgers backed off that a bit. He said the knee tightened up in the fourth quarter and he was just trying to keep it loose. The quote went on to say Rodgers will have more tests done and we'll have a better answer about his status next week on Wednesday.