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NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Bears are finalizing a deal to make Shane Waldron their new OC. Waldron spent the past three seasons as Seattle's OC, finding particular success in passing efficiency. The Seahawks finished those years ranked ninth, ninth, and sixth in pass-offense DVOA. That span covered QB Russell Wilson's injury-interrupted final Seattle campaign and then QB Geno Smith's first two as starter. The Seahawks also increased their passing rate the past two years vs. Waldron's first in town. We'll see what the Bears do at QB this offseason. If Justin Fields remains at the 2024 helm, we wouldn't bet on a pass-heavy approach -- though we wouldn't be surprised to see at least a bit more of a lean in that direction. Chicago, of course, owns the No. 1 NFL Draft pick (from the Panthers), though, and could select USC's Caleb Williams. That move could signal a new era of Chicago passing. The uncertainty for both players is likely to make Fields and Williams intriguing values in early best ball drafting.

Bears TE Cole Kmet (knee) is active for today’s game vs. the Packers. Kmet went catch-less on just 13 snaps last week, but he should play something much closer to his usual role today after putting in a full practice on Friday.

Bears RB Khalil Herbert (back, personal) is active for today’s game vs. the Packers. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and then sidelined on Friday – although it’s unclear if the back or personal issue kept him out. RB D’Onta Foreman is a healthy scratch again today, suggesting little concern about Herbert’s status.

Bears RB Khalil Herbert (back, personal) is expected to play vs. the Packers today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Herbert was added to the injury report on Thursday and then sidelined on Friday, so he comes with elevated risk in Week 18 fantasy lineups. We'll see whether RB D'Onta Foreman is active for this one after missing the last two games.

Bears TE Cole Kmet (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Packers. He was a full-go in Friday’s practice, so he should play. Kmet went catch-less on just 13 snaps last week but is seemingly healthier now.

Bears RB Khalil Herbert (back, personal) is questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Packers. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and then sidelined on Friday. Herbert’s absence would presumably leave Chicago’s backfield to Roschon Johnson and D’Onta Foreman, who has not played the past two weeks.

Bears TE Cole Kmet (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. He battled through this injury last week but finished catch-less on just 13 snaps. Unless he gets in a full practice on Thursday or Friday, Kmet won't be a trustable Week 18 fantasy play.

Bears WR D.J. Moore posted 9 receptions on 13 targets for 159 yards and a score in Week 17 against the Falcons. The veteran wideout ended Sunday with his fifth game this season with 100+ receiving yards, an achievement that marks a career-best for Moore. He’s also on track to post a personal high in PPR points per game (17.3 through Week 17) and already surpassed bests in yardage (1,300) and TDs (8). The addition of Moore proved to be a boon for Chicago’s offense and QB Justin Fields, though the latter’s future still hangs in the balance. Regardless of whether Fields returns as the Bears’ starter, Moore should be considered as a high-end WR2 in dynasty formats. It would be nice if Fields came back, however. It would save Moore from having to play with his 10th different starting QB since entering the league in 2018.

11:36am EST 12/31/23

Bears TE Cole Kmet (knee) is active for today’s game vs. the Falcons. He was reportedly a true game-time decision after experiencing soreness in that knee this morning. Kmet would be a risky Week 17 fantasy start.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport updated his earlier report on Bears TE Cole Kmet, saying the TE is now "considered to be a game-time decision." Kmet reportedly wants to test his knee before the game, and they'll decide "based on overall soreness." It sounds like -- at best -- Kmet will be playing through pain. Keep that risk factor in mind as you make your lineup decisions.

Bears TE Cole Kmet (knee) is expected to play vs. the Falcons today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Kmet is listed as questionable after only getting in a limited practice on Friday. It's safe to assume he'll be operating at far less than 100% in this one, making him a risky fantasy start.

Bears TE Cole Kmet (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Falcons. He battled through this injury for much of last week’s game but played just one snap across Chicago's final two possessions. Kmet only got in a limited practice on Friday this week. He’ll obviously be at far less than 100% if he suits up on Sunday.

Bears TE Cole Kmet (knee) missed his second straight practice on Thursday. He's seemingly in real danger of missing this weekend's game vs. the Falcons. Check back tomorrow to see how Kmet is listed on the final injury report.

Bears TE Cole Kmet (knee) did not practice on Wednesday. He battled through this knee issue last week but certainly isn't a lock to play vs. the Falcons on Sunday. We'll update Kmet's status again tomorrow.

Bears TE Cole Kmet battled through a knee injury for much of Sunday's win over the Cardinals. He played just one snap across Chicago's final two possessions, according to insider Brad Biggs. Kmet still came away from this one with a career-high 107 receiving yards, but we'll need to keep a close eye on his status throughout the coming week.

2:56pm EST 12/24/23

Bears TE Cole Kmet (quad) is active for today’s game vs. the Cardinals. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and then limited again on Friday, adding some risk to his Week 16 fantasy outlook. But Kmet still sits inside the top 10 in the Week 16 TE Rankings.

Bears TE Cole Kmet (quad) is expected to play vs. the Cardinals today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Kmet was added to the injury report on Thursday and then limited again on Friday, adding some risk to his Week 16 fantasy outlook. Kmet's TD potential is boosted today, though, with Chicago sporting a higher-than-usual 23.75-point implied total.

Bears TE Cole Kmet (quad) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game vs. the Cardinals. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and then limited again on Friday. We’ll look for more info on Kmet but won’t get Chicago’s inactives until a little before 3 pm ET on Sunday.

Bears TE Cole Kmet was added to the injury report with a quad and limited in practice on Thursday. That likely means he hurt his quad in today's practice. We'll see what Kmet does on Friday and how he's listed on the final injury report for this weekend's game vs. the Cardinals.

11:39am EST 12/17/23

Bears WR D.J. Moore (ankle) is active for today’s game vs. the Browns. He was full-go in Friday’s practice, so we’re not expecting the ankle to be a problem today. Moore is safe to use as you normally would.

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