Shark Bites

Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky suffered a left shoulder injury early in Sunday's game against the Vikings and has been ruled out. This looks like a serious injury. We'll pass along an update on Trubisky when we get one. QB Chase Daniel is in for Chicago.

Bears DL Akiem Hicks (knee) and LB Roquan Smith are inactive for today's game against the Vikings. Hicks' deactivation is no surprise. He missed practice all week after suffering a knee injury in Week 3. Smith had no injury designation throughout the week. It's not yet clear what's going on with him, though it's been reported as a "personal issue." Expect Nick Kwiatkoski to start in Smith's place.

2:09pm EDT 9/29/19

Bears K Eddy Pineiro (knee) is active for today’s game against the Vikings. He only got in a limited practice on Friday after hobbling through this injury last week. Pineiro isn’t a recommended Week 4 fantasy play.

The Bears have downgraded LB Roquan Smith to doubtful for today's game against the Vikings. Make sure you get him out of IDP lineups.

The Bears don't expect DL Akiem Hicks to play against the Vikings today, according to ESPN's Dan Graziano. Hicks sustained a knee injury in Monday's win over Washington and missed practice all week. He's officially questionable, but you shouldn't plan on having him available for your IDP lineup.

Bears DE Akiem Hicks is questionable for Sunday's game against the Vikings. Hicks missed practice all week with a knee injury. HC Matt Nagy told the Chicago Tribune on Thursday that Hicks appeared headed for "game-time decision." The game's 4:25 p.m. ET start makes it tough to wait for Hicks in IDP lineups this weekend.

Bears K Eddy Pineiro (knee) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. He only got in a limited practice on Friday after gutting through this injury last week. Pineiro figures to play vs. Minnesota, but look elsewhere in fantasy lineups.

Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) is out for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. It gives WR Anthony Miller an opportunity to play an increased role — but he’s not a recommended fantasy play in this matchup.

Bears TE Trey Burton (groin) put in his 1st full practice of the season on Wednesday. Burton has been limited to 43% and 61% of Chicago's offensive snaps over the past 2 games. He was in the 75-85% range when healthy last year. We'll see if he gets back up into that territory now that he's evidently over the groin issue. Burton still isn't a recommended Week 4 fantasy play but might be worth stashing in deeper leagues.

Bears WR Taylor Gabriel sustained a concussion in the 3rd quarter of Monday night's game in Washington. It ended a huge night that saw Gabriel haul in 6 balls for 75 yards and 3 TDs. That followed 35 scoreless receiving yards over the first 2 weeks of the season. We'll track Gabriel's progress through the protocol this week.

Bears S Eddie Jackson is active for tonight's game against Washington. He was questionable with shoulder and knee ailments that limited his Thursday and Saturday practices. But Jackson put in a full workout in between. The limited Saturday was reportedly more of a maintenance thing. He should be fine for the game, which helps Chicago's pass defense.

Bears TE Trey Burton is active for tonight's game against Washington. That's no surprise, given that Burton played through a questionable tag in Week 2 and then continued practicing through this week. Burton played a limited 43% of the snaps last time out and remains a risky fantasy play for DFS lineups.

Bears K Eddy Pineiro is active for tonight's game against Washington. He popped up as questionable after a right knee injury that he suffered in the weight room that limited his Saturday practice. Pineiro's situation obviously adds risk.

Bears K Eddy Pineiro is questionable for Monday night's game against Washington after a limited Saturday workout. 670 The Score reports that Pineiro suffered a minor right knee injury in the weight room but should be "OK" for the game, according to HC Matt Nagy. "We just want to be cautious with it," Nagy said. We would try to go a different direction for a fantasy kicker.

Bears S Eddie Jackson is questionable for Monday night's game at Washington, listed with shoulder and knee issues. Jackson went from limited Thursday to a full participant Friday before a limited Saturday. HC Matt Nagy called that limited workout a "matter of maintenance," though, according to 670 The Score. It looks like Jackson should be on the field and available if he's in your IDP plans.

Bears TE Trey Burton is questionable for Monday night's game at Washington with his groin injury. Burton played through a "questionable" tag last week but saw just about half of his normal playing time. He continued to put in only limited practices this week and remains a weak fantasy play for Week 3.

2:09pm EDT 9/15/19

Bears TE Trey Burton (groin) is active for today’s game against the Broncos. He was limited in practice all week after dealing with this groin issue all year. He shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups until he proves he’s healthy.

Bears TE Trey Burton (groin) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Broncos. He’s been dealing with this groin issue all year and shouldn’t be in fantasy lineups until he proves he’s healthy.

Bears TE Trey Burton (groin) has been limited in practice so far this week. “We’re taking it day-by-day,” Burton said Thursday. “I’m hoping by Sunday I’ll be good. Every day is a different day and some days I feel really good and some days I don’t feel good at all. It’s been a very humbling process. Today I'm feeling good. [But] it's been extremely frustrating." Make Burton prove that he's healthy before putting him in fantasy lineups.

Bears TE Trey Burton (groin) is inactive for tonight's game against the Packers. That leaves 2017 2nd-rounder Adam Shaheen as Chicago's lead pass-catching TE. He's an interesting play on the 1-game DFS slate but shouldn't be in Week 1 season-long lineups.

 
 
 

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