Cole Kmet’s early season lull appears to be in his rearview mirror. Before his first touchdown of 2022 against Dallas in Week 8, the Bears tight end had gone 28 straight games without a receiving touchdown. Kmet now seems to be developing into Justin Fields’ No. 1 option.
Kmet has been on the field for 92.9% of offensive snaps, the most by any skill player for Chicago. As the offense has expanded its capabilities with Fields’ growth over the last four weeks, Kmet’s opportunities have increased, the story said. It went on to say Kmet had put in countless hours perfecting his connection with Fields throughout the offseason.
CHI TE Cole Kmet - Week 12 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 12 at New York Jets
Cole Kmet finally came back down to reality with a 3-35 performance last week. It wasn't the worst game ever, especially given the shallow nature of tight ends this season, but it was a huge drop-off from his scoring frenzy over the previous three games. We wouldn't be surprised if Kmet stayed scoreless again in Week 12 as he faces a Jets defense that hasn't allowed a receiving touchdown to a tight end all season. Which is an interesting stat considering the Jets have given up the 6th-most receiving yards to the position. Kmet should be viewed as a low-end TE1 option for Week 12.