Shark Bites

Bears WR Allen Robinson (concussion) remained sidelined on Thursday. He's looking like a long shot to play against the Saints this weekend. That'd leave Darnell Mooney and Anthony Miller as Chicago's top 2 WRs. We've removed Robinson from the Week 8 WR Rankings and bumped up Mooney and Miller

Bears OLB Khalil Mack missed practice Wednesday with a new injury. It's an ankle this time, which is news after Mack saw his usual playing time in Monday's loss to the Rams. He saw a knee issue limit his practice time and render him questionable for several weeks earlier this season and then entered Monday night questionable with a back issue. Mack played through both ailments and has delivered 4 sacks over his past 3 games. We'll see how this week progresses.

Bears WR Allen Robinson has entered the league concussion protocol. There was no report of a concussion coming out of Monday night's game, so symptoms must have arisen since then. That doesn't bode well for his chances of making it back in time to face the Saints this Sunday. If Robinson's out, we'd likely see target boosts for WRs Darnell Mooney and Anthony Miller. It's tough to get excited about anyone in that offense as a fantasy option right now, though.

Bears OLB Khalil Mack (back) is active for tonight's game against the Rams. He's ready for use if you planned to play him in IDP lineups.

Bears OLB Khalil Mack is questionable for Monday night's game against the Rams. He wasn't on the injury report to open the week but then missed Friday's workout with a back issue. Mack returned for limited participation Saturday. We'll update his status Monday, but most IDP owners will probably be better off leaning toward a safer option. Mack played through questionable tags the first 4 weeks, but that was for a knee issue.

Bears WR Darnell Mooney (shoulder) is active for tonight's game against the Bucs. He's run more routes and out-targeted WR Anthony Miller over the past 3 weeks. Still, Mooney is really only in play for DFS showdown contests.

Bears WR Darnell Mooney (shoulder) is questionable for Thursday night's game against the Buccaneers. It's an odd designation, because the Bears listed him as a full practice participant each day this week. We'll assume Mooney will play but will confirm his status when the inactives come out Thursday evening.

The Bears have signed RB Lamar Miller to their practice squad. Miller couldn't make it in New England after last year's torn ACL and is nowhere near a lock to earn a role in Chicago. But the Bears are hurting for RB depth after losing Tarik Cohen for the season. We'll keep an eye on Miller but wouldn't be adding him to fantasy rosters right now.

Bears HC Matt Nagy announced Monday that RB Tarik Cohen has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the 2020 season. He ran 54 pass routes and garnered 9 targets through 3 games. Most of that work now figures to go to RB David Montgomery.

Bears HC Matt Nagy on Monday delivered the announcement we all expected. QB Nick Foles will start Sunday's game against the Colts. Foles, of course, came on and engineered a comeback win at Atlanta after the Bears yanked Mitchell Trubisky. Foles completed 16 of 29 passes for 188 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT. That's not a stellar outing against a bad Falcons defense, but Foles should offer a bit more stability than Trubisky. He falls short of Trubisky, however, in fantasy upside without the rushing threat. Foles is only a waiver option for 2-QB and superflex fantasy football leagues, especially against an Indy defense that ranks among the league's best pass rushes. Nagy added that it's Foles' job going forward, rather than a week-to-week evaluation. We'll see what happens if/when Foles falters.

The Bears "fear" a torn ACL for RB Tarik Cohen, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. These reports almost always end up being confirmed, so expect Cohen to miss the rest of the season. That should mean more pass-catching work for RB David Montgomery. Cordarrelle Patterson also becomes a potential deep-league stash. He's tallied 15 carries and 4 catches through 3 games.

Bears RB Tarik Cohen was knocked out of Sunday's game vs. the Falcons with a knee injury. We'll look for an update on the severity.

Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky was benched in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game in Atlanta. He went 13 of 22 for 128 yards, 1 TD and 1 INT, leading Chicago to just 10 points. QB Nick Foles is in for the Bears.

Bears OLB Khalil Mack (knee) is active for today’s game against the Falcons. He turned up questionable for the 3rd straight game but has played through the tag each time. Use Mack as you normally would in IDP lineups. He gains upside as both Atlanta OTs are dealing with injuries.

Bears OLB Khalil Mack (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons. That has been the case each of the past 2 weeks as well, and Mack played through the questionable tag each time. We'll certainly check his status Sunday morning, but expect Mack to be ready to go.

Bears RB David Montgomery suffered a neck injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Giants and is officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for updates.

Update: Montgomery returned in the 2nd half.

Bears OLBs Khalil Mack (knee) and Robert Quinn (ankle) are active for today's game against the Giants. Mack played through a questionable tag in Week 1 and should be good to go for normal IDP use. Quinn will be playing his 1st game and sat out training camp with his ailment. So it's tough to know whether he'll see full playing time. He'll be risky for IDP lineups, though the Giants present sack upside. Having both active helps the Chicago team D.

The Bears and RB Tarik Cohen agreed late Saturday to a 3-year extension worth $17.25 million in new money, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Looks like we can count on at least a couple more years of ho-hum PPR production.

Bears OLBs Khalil Mack (knee) and Robert Quinn (ankle) are both questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants. Mack put in all limited practices for the 2nd straight week. He played through a questionable tag in Week 1, so we'd bet on him doing so again. Quinn sat out Week 1 with the ankle sprain that cost him nearly all of training camp. But he graduated to a full practice Friday. Quinn's just a low-level IDP option, and it's tough to know whether he'd get full playing time if active. We'll check the status on both edge guys Sunday morning.

Bears DL Akiem Hicks sat out practice Thursday with an illness. We'll see how serious it is, but we'd bet on Hicks making it back for Sunday's game against the Giants.

 
 
 

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