Shark Bites

Bears ILB Danny Trevathan is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers with a calf injury. He missed the whole week of practice, despite having the bye following the last game he played. That makes Trevathan look like a risky IDP option for this week. We'll update his status Sunday.

Bears LB Danny Trevathan missed Wednesday's practice with a calf strain. It's good to finally get word on his situation after HC John Fox started the week playing coy. We've moved Trevathan down the Week 10 LB rankings but still have him in LB1 territory. We'll obviously keep an eye on his status throughout the week.

The Bears returned to the practice field Monday after their Week 9 bye, but they did so without ILB Danny Trevathan. HC John Fox refused to say, however, why his veteran LB didn't practice. He said there wouldn't be any updates until Wednesday, according to ESPN's Jeff Dickerson. Trevathan also missed the team's workout before players were dismissed for the bye, but he played 60 of 61 snaps in the Week 8 loss to New Orleans. We'll keep an eye on Trevathan's status the rest of the way for IDP purposes.

Bears ILB Nick Kwiatkoski (chest) is active for today's game against the Panthers. That'll mark his 1st action since suffering the injury in Week 2. There's tackle upside in Jerrell Freeman's vacated spot, but Kwiatkoski's no more than a low LB3 for fantasy football owners.

Bears ILB Nick Kwiatkoski will miss his 4th straight game today against the Ravens with a chest injury. He returned to limited practices this week, which bodes well for a Week 7 return against Carolina. Christian Jones should start next to Danny Trevathan against Baltimore, with Trevathan the only 1 you'll want to use in your IDP lineup.

Bears LB Nick Kwiatkoski (chest) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens. He put in limited practices all week after being sidelined since a Week 2 chest injury. IDP owners should seek a better option, as it's tough to know what Kwiatkoski's playing time will look like even if he's active.

Bears ILB Danny Trevathan had his suspension reduced Tuesday from 2 games to 1. The league disciplined him for a hit on Packers WR Davante Adams last Thursday that drew a personal-foul call but didn't get Trevathan ejected. It's the 2nd league suspension trimmed this season under still-evolving rules on illegal hits. Bengals OLB Vontaze Burfict saw a 5-game ban cut to 3 at the start of the season. Trevathan will be the top IDP LB in Chicago again after he sits out this Monday night's matchup with Minnesota.

ESPN's Dan Graziano and Adam Schefter report that the Bears will start QB Mitchell Trubisky in next Monday night's game against the Vikings. So the plan to let the rookie redshirt this season lasted 4 weeks. QB Mike Glennon has been a turnover machine, tossing 5 INTs and losing 3 fumbles in 4 games. There will be a learning curve for Trubisky, but he looked excellent this preseason, completing 36 of 53 passes (67.9%) for 364 yards, 3 TDs and 0 INTs. He also added 48 yards on the ground. Trubisky won't be a Week 5 fantasy option, but he can only help this Bears offense going forward.

The NFL has suspended Bears ILB Danny Trevathan 2 games for his controversial hit that knocked Packers WR Davante Adams out of Thursday night's game. Trevathan now has until the end of Wednesday to file an appeal. We'll see how the situation plays out.

Bears LB Nick Kwiatkoski left in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers with a pectoral injury. He's questionable to return. Kwiatkoski started in place of LB Jerrell Freeman, who went on IR with a torn pec.

Bears CB Prince Amukamara (ankle) is out for the 2nd straight game Sunday against the Bucs. OLB Leonard Floyd (back) is active, though, after entering the day questionable.

The Jaguars announced that WR Allen Robinson tore his ACL in Sunday's win over the Texans. He's done for the year and will hit free agency this offseason coming off a disappointing 2016 and a 1-game 2017. Robinson's absence leaves Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns, Keelan Cole and Arrelious Benn as Jacksonville's top 4 WRs. Lee and Hurns are worth rostering at least in fantasy leagues of 12+ teams. Robinson's absence also figures to mean even more reliance on RB Leonard Fournette, who racked up 29 touches vs. Houston.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Jaguars WR Allen Robinson's knee injury is "significant." That's the only update we've gotten so far. The hope at this point is at A-Rob avoided a season-ender. We should learn more by Monday morning.

Jaguars WR Allen Robinson injured his left knee in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Texans. He was able to walk off the field but was taken back to the locker room and quickly ruled out for the rest of the game. We'll pass along an update when we get one. Robinson finishes the day with 1 catch for 17 yards.

Bears OLB Pernell McPhee (knee) is active for today's game against the Falcons. He's not much of an IDP option, though, and Chicago ranks among the weakest team D plays in Week 1. The Bears will be without CB Prince Amukamara (ankle) who entered the weekend doubtful and has missed a lot of time this summer.

Bears rookie RB Tarik Cohen started Saturday night's game against the Cardinals after Jordan Howard suffered an eye injury Friday. Cohen capitalized by gaining 77 yards on 11 carries. He's now averaging 6.4 yards per rush through 2 preseason outings and looks like the #2 RB behind Howard. That makes Cohen an intriguing later-round handcuff or standalone pick in your fantasy football draft. Despite standing just 5-foot-6, Cohen has displayed the ability to run between the tackles. The 4th-round pick also produced Darren Sproles-level college tape as a workhorse at North Carolina A&T.

Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky connected on 18 of 25 attempts for 166 yards, 1 TD and 0 INTs in his preseason debut against the Broncos on Thursday night. He added 38 yards on 3 carries -- a reminder of his underrated athleticism. All of Trubisky's work came with backups. QB Mike Glennon worked with the starters ... and completed 2 of 8 passes with a pick-6. A few more nights like this and Chicago's plan to redshirt Trubisky this season will go up in flames. We're expecting the rookie to make multiple starts this year.

The Bears added North Carolina A&T RB Tarik Cohen in the 4th round of the draft. Cohen ran for 1,100+ yards in all 4 of his college seasons -- and 1,500+ in each of the last 2. He also totaled 97 catches over the past 4 years. Cohen boasts 4.4 speed and some of the nastiest cuts you'll see from a RB in this year's class. He goes just 5'6 and 179 pounds, so he'll never be a feature back at the NFL level. But Cohen could quickly carve out a change-of-pace role behind Jordan Howard.

The Bears nabbed Ashland TE Adam Shaheen with the 45th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Shaheen becomes the 4th player in NFL history drafted from Ashland. He dominated there, totaling 127 catches, 1,670 yards and 26 TDs over the past 2 seasons. Then he proved he belongs in the NFL by testing as a 68th percentile athlete for his position. The 6’6, 278-pounder clocked a 4.79-second 40 time — impressive for such a big dude — and was even better with a 121-inch broad jump and 7.09-second 3-cone. Shaheen joins QB Mitchell Trubisky in Chicago but is a long shot for 2017 fantasy value. We’ll see if the Bears hang on to TE Zach Miller after adding TE Dion Sims in free agency.

The Bears traded up 1 spot to #2 overall to select North Carolina QB Mitchell Trubisky. The 22-year-old sat behind Marquise Williams in his first 2 years at Chapel Hill and has just 13 college starts under his belt — the fewest for any 1st-round QB in the last 10 years. He was impressive in 2016, though, completing 68% of his passes with 30 TDs and just 6 INTs. The film shows nice accuracy and plenty of arm strength. Trubisky is also a plus athlete, registering a 68th percentile SPARQ score. The inexperience is the biggest concern, especially considering North Carolina ran a shotgun-heavy scheme. In Chicago, he could sit a year behind QB Mike Glennon, who signed what's essentially a 1-year deal with the Bears in free agency. Trubisky is a strong favorite to be under center by 2018, when he figures to be throwing to WRs Kevin White and Cameron Meredith.

 
 
 

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