Jay Cutler - QBPosted 2/21/17 7:53am ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler is of no interest to the Arizona Cardinals.
Huddle Up: Cutler is aging and coming off of major shoulder surgery. His upside is pretty minimal as a QB2 wherever he lands.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 2/21/17 3:25pm ET
The Chicago Bears are actively seeking a trade for QB Jay Cutler, according to ESPN's Jeff Darlington.
Huddle Up: Cutler has undeniably been a disappointment for the Bears after being given a big contract. Cutler has dealt with plenty of injuries over the course of his tenure in Chicago, but even when he's been on the field he has not played well. Wherever Cutler plays, he shouldn't be starting on fantasy squads.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 2/20/17 9:18am ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler is expected to be released this offseason, and the MMQB's Peter King 'wouldn't be shocked' if he ends up with the Arizona Cardinals to serve as the backup for Carson Palmer.
Huddle Up: It would be very surprising for Cutler to accept a backup job with so many teams in need of a starter, although the fit in Arizona makes a lot of sense. Head coach Bruce Arians' offense loves to go downfield and Cutler still has one of the stronger arms in the league. From Cutler's perspective, he'd get a chance to resurrect his value somewhat by working with one of the better offensive minds in the league. Regardless of where he lands, Cutler will be nothing more than a middling QB2 in fantasy.
Brian Hoyer - QBPosted 2/17/17 7:22pm ET
Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer could be pursued by the San Francisco 49ers, according to beat writer Matt Barrows.
Huddle Up: Even if Hoyer were to end up with the starting gig in San Francisco, he would be a low-end QB2 at best.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 2/14/17 11:31am ET
Chicago Bears impending free-agent WR Alshon Jeffery could be given the franchise tag for a second straight year. That tag would cost the Bears $17.5 million. That being said, both sides prefer a long-term deal, according to ESPN.com's Jeff Dickerson.
Huddle Up: Jeffery will be one of the most coveted free agents on the market this offseason. The Philadelphia Eagles have been one team mentioned as a possible suitor. His fantasy value is difficult to gauge since we don't yet know where he'll be playing. It's likely that he'll be a low-end WR1 to high-end WR2, though.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 2/10/17 12:58pm ET
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery has drawn interest from the Philadelphia Eagles, according to 'several league sources.'
Huddle Up: Jeffery is about to become a free agent and it would make a lot of sense that he's linked to Philadelphia, who desperately need to add a big-time receiver for rising young quarterback Carson Wentz. The five-year veteran endured his most disappointing campaign since his rookie season, marred by a four-game PED-related suspension, but could be an outstanding buy-low candidate across all leagues if he were to end up an Eagle. Jeffery is still capable of at least providing WR2 value.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 2/9/17 7:41am ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler is unlikely to land with the New York Jets, according to sources.
Huddle Up: Cutler is likely to be cut by the Bears, and he should be able to land a starting spot with another club. He's aging and had several injuries in recent years, which means he's a QB2 devoid of a lot of upside unless he lands in a perfect situation.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 2/8/17 7:48pm ET
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler is a 'possibility' to join the New York Jets if he is released as expected this offseason, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Confora.
Huddle Up: The Jets hired Cutler's former position coach Jeremy Bates as their quarterback coach Wednesday, so it appears La Confora is connecting the dots here. New York also employs Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall - a pair of Cutler's former teammates - so a reunion is possible. A change of scenery doesn't figure to improve Cutler's decision-making skills as a quarterback, so owners can continue to consider him an enigmatic QB2 for fantasy purposes going forward.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 2/5/17 5:20pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard set franchise rookie records with 1,313 rushing yards and seven 100-yard games, and he joined Walter Payton as the only Bears players to rush for more than 1,300 yards in a season while averaging at least five yards per carry.
Huddle Up: Once Howard grabbed the starting gig, he didn't look back. He should enter the 2017 season as the lead back in Chicago and a RB1 in all fantasy formats.
Alshon Jeffery - WRPosted 2/4/17 8:03pm ET
Chicago Bears impending free-agent WR Alshon Jeffery did 'a good job taking care of his body' during the 2016 season, according to general manager Ryan Pace. 'I saw how he worked and how he prepared and kind of where his focus has been and his mindset,' Pace said.
Huddle Up: There is a chance Jeffery ends up back in Chicago, but no matter he plays in 2017, he is going to be a high-risk, high-reward option for fantasy owners. If you can grab him for a low-end WR2 price, he is well worth the gamble.
Jay Cutler - QBPosted 2/2/17 5:05pm ET
The Chicago Bears are 'moving on' from QB Jay Cutler, according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.
Huddle Up: This shouldn't be much of a surprise, as Cutler was brutal this season while being limited to just five games due to injury. Plus, Chicago is said to be very interested in acquiring Jimmy Garoppolo from New England. Regardless, Cutler's best days are well behind him anyway, and even if he does end up starting elsewhere in 2017, he shouldn't be a draft day target in just about all fantasy formats.
Jordan Howard - RBPosted 1/25/17 4:19pm ET
Chicago Bears RB Jordan Howard scored all six of his touchdowns at home this season.
Huddle Up: Howard won the starting running back job during the season and finished second in the NFL with 1,313 rushing yards. He likely will receive most of the work again next season and should be considered a No. 1 running back in all fantasy leagues.
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.
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