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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

Top Bears News

  • Bears' Thomas Graham: Sidelined with hamstring injury

    Bears coach Matt Eberflus said Monday that Graham will sit out of practice while dealing with a hamstring injury, Courtney Cronin of of reports.

    Eberflus expounded by saying that Graham likely will miss more time than the team had originally anticipated, but he did not give a specific timeline for his potential return. The cornerback is coming off a 2021 rookie campaign in which he logged 13 tackles and four passes defended over four games. When healthy, Graham figures to compete with BoPete Keyes and Lamar Jackson for a depth role at cornerback this preseason.

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  • Bears' Trevor Siemian: Enters camp as No. 2 quarterback

    Trevor Siemian is expected to serve as Justin Fields' backup Dustin Riese of reports.

    In his five-year career, Siemian has made starts for both the Broncos and Saints. After posting a 30:24 TD:INT in three years with Denver, he had an impressive 11:3 TD:INT with the Saints last year. However, he's yet to reach a 60 percent completion rate in any season during his career. He'd likely be an emergency fantasy option if Fields missed time.

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  • Bears' Tavon Young: Battling for role

    Young is expected to compete for the slot corner role with rookie Thomas Graham, Brendan Sugrue of USA Today reports.

    Young allowed a passer rating of 85.1 last year, which was significantly better than the veteran corners the Bears posted last year. Although he could be the favorite to win the slot corner role, in recent practices, the Bears have moved rookie Kyler Gordon into the slot when the team used three receivers. As a result, the team moved Kindle Vildor to the outside while Young moved to the sideline. So even if he's listed as the starting slot corner, Young's IDP value will hinge on whether Gordon moves to the slot on passing downs.

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  • Bears' Khari Blasingame: Lone fullback on roster

    Blasingame has no competition for the Bears' fullback role, Gene Chamberlain of reports.

    Blasingame is expected to see snaps as a blocker when the Bears use their wide-zone blocking scheme, but he's unlikely to see many rushing attempts. In his three seasons with the Titans, he played 313 snaps while handling three carries for six yards. Unless he has a significant role change, it's unlikely he sees enough work to be a weekly fantasy option in most leagues.

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  • Bears' Al-Quadin Muhammad: Back on practice field

    Muhammad participated in the first day of Bears' training camp, Sean Hammond of Shaw Local News reports.

    After missing time in the spring, Muhammad was good to go for the start of training camp. Despite posting 48 tackles and six sacks with the Colts last year, he's expected to be in a rotation with Trevis Gipson at defensive end. As a result, a lessened snap count would likely keep him from repeating his IDP production of 2021.

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  • Bears' Justin Jones: Set to start at defensive tackle

    Jones is expected to be used as the primary penetrator on the Bears' interior defensive line, Josh Schrock of reports.

    Last season, Jones recorded three sacks and 18 pressures while playing in a different defensive scheme with the Chargers. In coach Matt Eberflus' defense, the three technique is a role that is expected to create pressure on opposing quarterbacks. With only 4.5 sacks over four NFL seasons and no more than 37 tackles in any season, Jones may not be a high-priority selection in IDP drafts.

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  • Bears' Kindle Vildor: Seeing snaps at outside corner

    Vildor plays on the outside when rookie Kyler Gordon moves into the slot during practices, Jeff Berckes of reports.

    Although Vildor played 781 snaps last year while averaging just less than three tackles per game, his role is expected to change this year. After the Bears selected Kyler Gordon in this year's draft, the rookie is expected to start along with Jaylon Johnson. However, Gordon has been used in the slot when Chicago uses three cornerbacks on the field, which has provided Vildor with a role on the outside. Although Vildor could continue in his training-camp role when the season starts, expect a reduction in his 2021 snaps, which would lower his IDP value.

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  • Bears' Jaylon Johnson: Preparing for new defensive system

    Johnson expects to maintain his execution and approach despite the Bears being expected to play much more zone defense under coach Matt Eberflus, the Bears official site reports.

    After playing as part of a secondary that struggled in each of Johnson's first two years with Chicago, the team added rookies Jaquan Brisker and Kyler Gordon, which could raise the level of play across the defense. After averaging four tackles as a rookie, Johnson averaged just three tackles last year. If his rookie teammates play well immediately, Johnson could see a spike in IDP production in the new defensive scheme that often allows the defensive backs to play aggressively when all of the players can master their responsibilities.

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  • Bears' Trevis Gipson: Expected to start at defensive end

    Gipson is likely to start across from Robert Quinn at defensive end, Alyssa Barbieri of USA Today reports.

    Although the Bears also have newcomer Al-Quadin Muhammad and rookie Dominique Robinson set to rotate in along the defensive line frequently, Gipson currently projects to lead the defensive ends in snaps along with Quinn. Coming off a seven-sack performance as a second-year player last season, Gipson will likely have the most IDP value in leagues that award weighted points for sacks.

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  • Bears' Eddie Jackson: Working to bounce back

    Jackson playing in a heavy-zone defense may help him re-emerge as a defensive leader on the Bears Gene Chamberlain of reports.

    After recording eight interceptions and scoring five touchdowns in his first two years in the league, Jackson has recorded just two interceptions and one touchdown in the last three seasons. The new defense is expected to let him fly around the field and try to make plays, opposed to being left regularly in coverage, which hasn't been his area of strength. Based on the past three years, Jackson may not be drafted in many IDP leagues, but if he gets off to a hot start to the season, he may quickly become a priority add.

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  • Bears' Darrynton Evans: Battling for third-string role

    Evans' running style fits the scheme the Bears are putting in place as he competes for a role behind David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert, Brendan Sugrue of USA Today reports.

    Evans' main competition for the third-string role is this year's sixth-round draft choice Trestan Ebner. However, when the Bears claimed Evans off waivers, they took on the last two years of his rookie deal. Although that's a small financial investment, it could indicate the team is hopeful he'll carve out a role on the roster. For fantasy, he would likely need Montgomery or Herbert to miss time while Evans earns a depth chart spot ahead of Ebner to have weekly fantasy value.

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  • Bears' Cairo Santos: Firm hold on kicking job

    Santos enters the season as the Bears' most accurate kicker in franchise history according to the Bears' official site.

    Santos is the teams' only kicker on the depth chart this preseason. He's converted 89.1 percent of his field-goal attempts (57 of 64) since joining the team. He's also converted 40 straight field goals, which is not only a team record but the third longest streak in NFL history. Despite his consistent excellence, the Chicago offense has limited him to 62 field-goal attempts over the last two years, which has limited his fantasy scoring potential. Unless the offense makes a significant jump in effectiveness, Santos remains a borderline top-12 kicker.

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  • Bears' Sam Kamara: Activated off active/PUP list

    The Bears activated Kamara (undisclosed) off the active/PUP list Friday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    Kamara opened training camp on the active/PUP list, but his absence from practice lasted only a few days. The undrafted linebacker out of Stony Brook appeared in eight games for the Bears last season and totaled 10 tackles and one pass deflection across 105 defensive snaps.

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  • Bears' Lucas Patrick: Will likely need surgery

    Patrick is expected to require surgery on his broken right thumb, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Patrick signed a two-year, $8 million deal with the Bears this offseason and was expected to open the campaign as the team's starting center. There's optimism that he'll be able to return before Week 1, but Chicago may be without one of its top offseason acquisitions to start the season.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Rushing Passing Overall
Off. 118.7
Def. 125.1


Player Injury
R. Smith ILB Roquan Smith ILB Undisclosed
R. Reiff OT Riley Reiff OT Ankle
T. Sharpe WR Tajae Sharpe WR Undisclosed
D. Cruikshank DB Dane Cruikshank DB Undisclosed
T. Graham Jr. CB Thomas Graham Jr. CB Hamstring

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