Bears Fantasy News

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 9:07pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Bears signed RB Benny Cunningham to a one-year contract.

Bears sign WR Kendall Wright

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 7:30pm

Adam Caplan - [Full Article]

Bears agreed to terms on a one-year deal worth up to $4m with WR Kendall Wright, source said.

Fantasy Impact:

Wright had 94 catches for 1079 yards and two touchdowns on 139 targets in his second season, but it’s been pretty downhill since then. He gained 715 yards in 2014, 408 yards in 2015 and finally 416 yards last year. He’ll provide depth behind presumed starters Cameron Meredith and Kevin White.

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 11:05pm

Mike Garafolo - [Full Article]

Deal for new Bears TE Dion Sims: Three years, $18 M with $10 M in guarantees, source says. More than just blocking TE money.

Bears sign WR Markus Wheaton

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7:31pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

Source: The Bears are signing WR Markus Wheaton.

Fantasy Impact:

Wheaton showed promise in 2014-15 with a total of 97 catches for 1393 yards and seven touchdowns. He struggled with injury last year and the Steelers gave up on him. He'll provide depth in the Chicago receiving corps.

Eagles agree to terms with WR Alshon Jeffery

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 4:08pm

Brad Biggs - [Full Article]

I am told Alshon Jeffery expected to sign with Eagles.

Fantasy Impact:

It's reportedly a one-year deal worth $14 million. In 53 games since his sophomore season, Jeffery has averaged 5.3 receptions for 79 yards and 0.43 touchdowns, or 16.0 PPG (PPR). That’s about what Doug Baldwin averaged last year as the league’s #8 fantasy receiver. Jeffery’s numbers are down a bit over the last two years (5.1-78-0.29 in just 21 games), but he still has plenty of potential. The signing is a clear upgrade for Carson Wentz, who now has a receiving corps of Jeffery, Torrey Smith, Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz. Matthews' stock certainly takes a hit with the acquisition of Jeffery, who is likely to be ranked as a fantasy WR2 in our preseason projections.

Bears release QB Jay Cutler

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 2:22pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Bears are releasing QB Jay Cutler, per sources. Cutler asked for and was granted his release this morning. Now a free agent.

Fantasy Impact:

With Glennon in tow, this is the definition of unsurprising. The Jets are rumored to be interested in Smokin' Jay.

Bears 'on the verge' of signing QB Mike Glennon

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 10:01am

PFT - [Full Article]

The Bears and Mike Glennon appear to be on the verge of a deal that will make Glennon the team’s starting quarterback, at a salary that sounds like a lot but is lower than most starting quarterbacks make.

Glennon is expected to get a three-year deal with an annual average of $14.5 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. That puts Glennon’s total deal at $43.5 million, although there’s no word on how much of that is guaranteed and no other details about the structure of the contract.

Fantasy Impact:

In 18 starts, Glennon has averaged 217 passing yards, 1.6 touchdowns and 0.8 interceptions per game en route to a 6.56 YPA (not good) and 13.6 fantasy points per game, which is what Trevor Siemian posted last season. In his defense, 13 of those starts were during his rookie year, and rookie quarterbacks are generally not very good. Still, his 19-to-9 touchdown-to-interception ratio as a rookie, and his improved YPA (6.98) as a sophomore has put him in the mix as a starting NFL quarterback in 2017. The Bears are probably not done at the position, though Glennon is now the odds-on favorite to be the starter.

49ers to sign QB Brian Hoyer

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 3:30pm

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

It’s a 2-year deal for 49ers and QB Brian Hoyer. Fair to say, this makes it unlikely they bring in Kirk Cousins in a trade with Redskins.

Fantasy Impact:

This is a good landing spot for Hoyer, who is a fringe starter in the league at this point in his career. He's playing for a sharp offensive mind (HC Kyle Shanahan) and the 49ers figure to throw a lot as they try to stay competitive during a rebuilding year. In 25 career games where Hoyer has started and attempted at least 25 passes, he has a 12-13 record while averaging 268 yards passing (59.6 Cmp %), 1.48 TD and 0.84 interceptions (or 15.1 fantasy points per game). That's a bit more than what Sam Bradford and Alex Smith averaged last year. If he's the starter, he'll be in the streaming conversation in 2017.

Redskins promote Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator

Monday, January 23, 2017, 10:43am

Redskins.com - [Full Article]

The Washington Redskins have promoted Matt Cavanaugh to offensive coordinator, the team announced on Monday. Additionally, the Redskins have hired Kevin O'Connell to be the team's next quarterbacks coach.

Prior to joining the Redskins’ coaching staff in 2015, Cavanaugh was previously quarterbacks coach for the Arizona Cardinals (1994-95), quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers (1996), offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears (1997-98), offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens (1999-04), quarterbacks coach for the New York Jets (2009-12) and quarterbacks coach for the Chicago Bears (2013-14).

Fantasy Impact:

In eight seasons as an offensive coordinator, Cavanaugh's offenses have never finished higher than 14th in yards gained, with an average ranking of 21.3.

Redskins RB Rob Kelley undergoes knee surgery

Saturday, January 21, 2017, 2:44pm

Scout.com - [Full Article]

Washington Redskins running back Robert Kelley underwent a surgical procedure on his right knee shortly after the season-ending loss to the New York Giants, a source has confirmed with Breaking Burgundy.

Kelley suffered a sprained knee injury in the Week 16 win over the Chicago Bears, but played against the Giants with a brace. The procedure, considered relatively minor according to a source, lasted approximately 30-45 minutes and dealt with the meniscus. Kelley resumed walking per usual within a couple of days and physical therapy soon after.

Fantasy Impact:

This sounds like a minor repair, so Kelley should be fine by minicamp/OTAs.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Bears QB David Fales (right thumb, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 17.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Bears RB Bralon Addison (illness) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (hip, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 17. With Diggs likely out, Adam Thielen can be dialed up as a low-end WR1/high-end WR2 against the Bears.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (illness) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. Jeffery should be out there against the Vikings.

Friday, December 30, 2016, 6:42pm

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

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