Kevin White - WRPosted 1/7/17 10:41am ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (leg) said he has not started running at this point but expects to be ready for offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: White has dealt with injuries in each of his first two seasons but may have a big role in 2017 if Alshon Jeffery does not return to the Bears. White probably will have a starting role even if Jeffery returns but will be a risky option for owners because of his injury history. Owners probably should consider White as a No. 3 or No. 4 receiver at this point.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 1/5/17 8:30am ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (shoulder) is rehabbing hard and is ahead of schedule in his recovery from shoulder surgery, according to general manager Ryan Pace.
Huddle Up: He's likely to be wearing a new uniform at the age of 34 next season. He hasn't played a full year since 2009, and he'll have to prove he still has the same velocity after a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder. He should still have a chance to land a starting gig next year, and he'll be a QB2 in fantasy.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 1/3/17 5:30am ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (shoulder) is recovering from shoulder surgery, which is why he wasn't available for the media at the end of the season, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Cutler has now missed at least one game in each of the last seven years. He'll be 34 next season, and he's likely going to have to find another team. Depending on how he recovers from the shoulder surgery, he should still have another shot to land a starting gig with another team. However, he's more of a QB2 in fantasy at this stage.
Kevin White - WRPosted 1/2/17 9:43am ET
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White (leg) is expected to be ready for the offseason program as he completes his recovery from a spiral fracture of his fibula, according to the Chicago Sun-Times' Adam L. Jahns.
Huddle Up: Widely compared to the likes of Andre Johnson, Terrell Owens and Julio Jones in terms of his freakish talent, the No. 7 overall pick has been beset by season-ending leg injuries in each of his first two seasons. He's likely to retain his starting job in 2017, but he'll likely need to beat out Cameron Meredith for the No. 1 job even if Alshon Jeffery moves on in free agency.
Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 1/1/17 9:20pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford rushed 10 times for just 26 yards in the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and he added three catches for 41 yards on his three targets.
Huddle Up: Langford entered the season with the No. 1 tailback job, but shaky play early on, an injury and the emergence of rookie Jordan Howard left Langford fighting for crumbs down the stretch. He will enter 2017 as a backup, and as such his fantasy value is rather minimal.
Matt Barkley - QBPosted 1/1/17 9:20pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley completed 10 of his 14 pass attempts for 125 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Barkley showed some glimpses of brilliance subbing for the injured Jay Cutler and Brian Hoyer down the stretch, but this was a terrible finish. His future in this league is likely as a backup, and he doesn't look to have much fantasy value going into 2017.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 1/1/17 9:19pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Cameron Meredith posted four catches for a team- high 61 yards on six targets in the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and he also threw a touchdown pass.
Huddle Up: Meredith showed he belongs this season, finishing with 66 catches for 888 yards and four scores. The former standout at Illinois State will be a sleeper heading into 2017, especially if impending free-agent Alshon Jeffery is playing elsewhere and not Chicago.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 1/1/17 9:18pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery posted just one reception for 10 yards on three targets in the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Huddle Up: Langford posted 52 grabs for 821 yards and just two touchdowns while also incurring a four-game suspension along the way in a contract year. His outlook is rather murky, as it's uncertain if he'll be back in Chicago or playing elsewhere. However, he still has WR1 ability in fantasy leagues in 2017 in the right situation.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 1/1/17 8:14pm ET
Chicago Bears rookie RB Jordan Howard rushed 23 times for 135 yards in the Week 17 game against the Minnesota Vikings. He did not have any catches or targets.
Huddle Up: Howard ended up with back-to-back 100-yard games, and he hit the century mark seven times this season. Howard racked up 1,313 rushing yards with six touchdowns while adding 29 catches for 298 yards and a score. He came out of nowhere early in the season after Jeremy Langford faltered, and now Howard will head into 2017 as a legitimate RB1 in all fantasy leagues, likely going off draft boards in the first three rounds.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 12/31/16 5:28pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Cameron Meredith was praised for his consistency and versatility by offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains, and Loggains said Meredith has earned the trust of his quarterbacks with his play this season.
Huddle Up: Meredith has at least 67 receiving yards in four straight games, and he has WR3 potential against Minnesota in Week 17. He looks like an early breakout candidate for 2017, especially if Alshon Jeffery departs in the offseason.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 12/30/16 4:14pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (illness) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 30, and is not on the injury report for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Jeffery has posted at least 89 yards in each of the two games since returning from his suspension and has one touchdown during that span. He should be considered a solid No. 2 receiver in most fantasy leagues.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 12/29/16 6:22pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (illness) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 29.
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on his status in the coming days, but he should manage to recover by Sunday. He has a combined 181 yards and a score over his last two games, and he has WR2 upside against Minnesota in Week 17.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 12/25/16 2:04pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery caught five passes for 92 yards against the Washington Redskins in Week 16.
Huddle Up: Jeffery has recorded 181 yards and one touchdown since returning from his suspension and appears to have a solid chemistry with Matt Barkley. He should be considered a fine No. 2 receiver in Week 17.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 12/24/16 4:33pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard ran 18 times were 119 yards and added a nine-yard catch in Week 16 against the Washington Redskins. He has topped 100 total yards in eight consecutive games and 10 times this season.
Huddle Up: In what has been a lost season for the Bears, Howard has been one of the few bright spots as he has seemingly taken over the backfield. He was shaken up in the first half but received plenty of touches with the game decided in order to keep his 100-yard streak going. He'll try to extend it versus the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17 and will remain a RB1 for that contest.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 12/24/16 4:29pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Cameron Meredith finished with nine catches for a career-high 135 yards and a touchdown in a Week 16 loss to the Washington Redskins.
Huddle Up: Meredith was stopped one yard short of a second touchdown as well. This game marks the fourth time this season he has had at least nine catches for more than 100 yards and the second straight week he has done so. He's obviously in play as a WR2 next week against the Minnesota Vikings and may have cemented his status as a starter for 2017 as Alshon Jeffery is likely to move on in free agency.
Deonte Thompson - WRPosted 12/22/16 5:45pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Deonte Thompson (rib) remained a limited participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 22.
Huddle Up: Thompson is coming of a 100-yard game, but he has had too many quiet outings this season to consider using in Week 16.
Josh Bellamy - WRPosted 12/22/16 5:41pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Josh Bellamy (shoulder) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 22.
Huddle Up: Bellamy has had some solid games in recent weeks, but the return of Alshon Jeffery takes away Bellamy's already limited fantasy appeal.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 12/18/16 5:25pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery posted six receptions for 89 yards and a touchdown in the Week 15 game against the Green Bay Packers in his first game back from a four-game suspension.
Huddle Up: Jeffery was third on the team in receiving yardage, but he was the only one between Deonte Thompson and Cameron Meredith to find the end zone. He remains a decent WR2 in most fantasy leagues heading into the final two regular season games.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 12/18/16 5:25pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Cameron Meredith posted nine receptions for 104 yards on a team-high 13 targets in the Week 15 game against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Meredith posted his first 100-yard game since Oct. 16. He has re- emerged as a decent WR3 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams, posting 67 or more yards in three straight outings.
Deonte Thompson - WRPosted 12/18/16 5:24pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Deonte Thompson posted eight receptions for 110 yards in the Week 15 game against the Green Bay Packers. He was targeted 10 times.
Huddle Up: Despite the return of Alshon Jeffery, it was Thompson leading the team in receiving yards. Still, he cannot be trusted as anything more than a WR4 in deeper fantasy leagues heading into Week 16.
Matt Barkley - QBPosted 12/18/16 5:23pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley completed 30 of his 43 pass attempts for 362 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in the Week 15 game against the Green Bay Packers.
Huddle Up: Barkley has two 300-yard performances in the past four games, and he has at least one touchdown pass in three of his past four. The one poor game was a snow-marred win against the San Francisco 49ers. He isn't quite a QB1, but he is a strong QB2 fantasy option in leagues using two starting signal callers.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 12/18/16 5:22pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard rushed 17 times for 90 yards with a touchdown in the Week 15 game against the Green Bay Packers. He also hauled in four receptions for 23 yards on four targets.
Huddle Up: Howard went over 1,000 yards rushing in the game, and he scored his sixth rushing touchdown of the season. He has emerged as a tremendous low-end RB1 in all fantasy leagues.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 12/17/16 12:36pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery was activated from the suspended list Saturday, Dec. 17. The team also placed WR Marquess Wilson (foot) on the Reserve/Injured list.
Huddle Up: Jeffery returns to the lineup after missing the last four games because of his suspension and likely will regain the No. 1 receiver job. Owners could consider Jeffery a low-end No. 3 receiver or a flex option.
Marquess Wilson - WRPosted 12/16/16 8:47pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson (foot) is out indefinitely with a fractured left foot, and head coach John Fox said Wilson is being evaluated to see if surgery is needed to repair the injury. It is the third time Wilson has fractured the foot since 2015.
Huddle Up: With Wilson likely out of action the rest of the year, Cameron Meredith should be a viable flex play the rest of the way.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 12/12/16 4:27pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery has served his four-game suspension and returns to the Bears Monday, Dec. 12.
Huddle Up: Jeffery returns to a less than ideal offensive squad with Matt Barkley at quarterback. Jeffery does have a favorable matchup against the Green Bay Packers, but the weather could be a hindrance. Starting him as a flex would be ideal; anything more would be risky.
Daniel Brown - TEPosted 12/11/16 8:48pm ET
Chicago Bears TE Daniel Brown hauled in six receptions for 42 yards on his six targets in the Week 14 game against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Brown has 11 receptions for 79 yards on 12 targets in his three games since coming over from the Baltimore Ravens. He needs to do a little more before he can be trusted by fantasy owners.
Jeremy Langford - RBPosted 12/11/16 8:48pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jeremy Langford rushed three times for four yards in the Week 14 game against the Detroit Lions and he posted one catch for just one yard on his only target.
Huddle Up: Langford suffered an injury, lost his starting job and now he is behind rookie Jordan Howard for the starting job and fighting Ka'Deem Carey for scraps. Langford should not be used for fantasy purposes at this point.
Cameron Meredith - WRPosted 12/11/16 8:47pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Cameron Meredith posted six receptions for a game-high 72 yards and a touchdown on eight targets in the Week 14 game against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Meredith's fantasy production has been rather erratic this season. When he has a big game, fantasy owners jump on him and then he does nothing. When fantasy owners get away from him, he produces a solid stat line like this one. He has been hard to figure, and he is only worth trusting as a WR4 at this point.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 12/11/16 8:47pm ET
Chicago Bears rookie RB Jordan Howard rushed 13 times for 86 yards in the Week 14 game against the Detroit Lions and he added two receptions for 24 yards on five targets.
Huddle Up: Howard has rushed for at least 77 yards in each of the past six games. He seized the starting job midseason and hasn't looked back. He has emerged as a must-start fantasy option across the board.
Matt Barkley - QBPosted 12/11/16 7:14pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley completed 20 of his 32 pass attempts for 212 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 14 loss against the Detroit Lions.
Huddle Up: Barkley didn't make any mistakes, which is a refreshing change from a Chicago quarterback position which usually sees several. But he didn't do much to help fantasy owners, either, and that won't change down the stretch this season.
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