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The forecast for today's Jets-Bears game calls for 20 mph sustained winds with gusts around 35 mph. That's more than enough to impact the deep-passing and kicking games. You shouldn't have been investing in the Jets passing game anyway, but the weather is a downgrade for QB Mitchell Trubisky and WR Taylor Gabriel. Short-range targets like TE Trey Burton and RB Tarik Cohen should be fine.

Bears WR Allen Robinson (groin) is not expected to play against the Jets today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "The hope is a week off gets him right.," Rapoport adds. Robinson's absence leaves Taylor Gabriel, Anthony Miller, Kevin White and Josh Bellamy as Chicago's top 4 WRs. It should also mean a few extra targets for RB Tarik Cohen and TE Trey Burton.

Bears OLB Khalil Mack is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets. Just like last week, he sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday with the ankle injury and then returned for a limited Friday workout. Mack still played 84% of the snaps in the loss to the Patriots. We'd bet on full playing time once again this week.

Bears WR Allen Robinson (groin) is questionable for this weekend's game against the Jets. He only got in a limited practice on Friday. The Chicago Tribune's Rich Campbell believes a decision on Robinson's availability might not come until after pregame warmups. We'll find out his status by noon ET on Sunday, but Robinson will be a risky fantasy play if active. His absence would open up snaps and targets for rookie WR Anthony Miller.

Bears WR Allen Robinson (groin) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. He played through this groin issue last Sunday but put in a limited practice on Wednesday. He seems worse off this week. We'll get another update on Robinson tomorrow, but fantasy owners should be making other plans for Week 8.

Bears OLB Khalil Mack is active for today's game against the Patriots. His troublesome ankle might limit his effectiveness, but we'd go ahead and take the risk in most cases where Mack makes sense for IDP lineups.

Bears WR Allen Robinson (groin) is active for today’s game against the Patriots. He only got in limited practices on Wednesday and Friday and was reportedly a game-time decision. It’s clear Robinson isn’t at 100% today, making him a risk/reward WR3.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Bears WR Allen Robinson (groin) is a game-time decision for today's tilt with the Patriots. Rapoport adds that there's "some optimism" Robinson will play. We'll find out for sure by noon ET, but it's clear that Robinson will be operating at far less than 100% if he's active. We just bumped him down the Week 7 Rankings.

Bears OLB Khalil Mack is questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots. He returned to a limited practice Friday after sitting out Wednesday's and Thursday's workouts. We'd bet on the star pass-rusher playing, but we'll check on Mack's status Sunday morning.

Bears WR Allen Robinson (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Patriots. He put in limited practices on Wednesday and Friday, sitting out on Thursday. HC Matt Nagy suggested Friday that Robinson should be fine. We'll get his official status by noon ET on Sunday.

Bears WR Allen Robinson (groin) did not practice on Thursday after being limited on Wednesday. So it looks like he injured that groin in Wednesday's workout. Robinson's availability for this weekend's game against the Patriots is in serious doubt. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Bears HC Matt Nagy told reporters Wednesday that OLB Khalil Mack is "day-to-day" with the ankle injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to Miami. "We're just going to continue to keep an eye on it and be more cautious than anything," the coach said, according to the team website. Don't be surprised if we see little-to-no Mack on the practice field this week. But he played 79.5% of the snaps against the Dolphins -- a season-high 62 total snaps in the OT game. So we'd bet on Mack playing in Week 7. We'll certainly watch the star pass-rusher's status into the weekend.

Bears OLB Khalil Mack will have tests this week on his right ankle, HC Matt Nagy told reporters Monday. Mack hurt the ankle in the 1st half of Sunday's OT loss to the Dolphins but still played a full snap allotment. We'll see if the joint will present a problem going forward.

Bears WR Anthony Miller (shoulder) put in a full practice on Wednesday. That puts him on track to return for this weekend's game against the Dolphins. The rookie averaged 3.7 targets across his first 3 games. He's not a fantasy option but does put a slight dent into the target projections for Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton.

Bears DE Akiem Hicks was ejected in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's win over the Buccaneers for making contact with an official. Hicks stayed on the sideline several plays into the next series until officials told the team he needed to leave the field. At that point, Hicks removed his jersey and shoulder pads and flung them into the stands. He'll at least face a fine for the ejection and could be in for a 1-game suspension. We'll keep an eye out for that. Chicago gets a Week 5 bye.

Bears WR Anthony Miller (shoulder) is out for Sunday’s game against the Bucs. The rookie has averaged 3.7 targets per game this season. Expect those to be spread to Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel and Trey Burton.

Bears WR Anthony Miller dislocated his left shoulder in Sunday's win over the Cardinals, HC Matt Nagy said. Nagy said the team will be "smart" with the rookie. “We leave that up the docs and (head athletic trainer) Andre (Tucker),” Nagy added. “And obviously talking to Anthony just to see and make sure that he’s explaining everything that has happened and they can make their best evaluation possible." With just 8 catches through 3 games, Miller isn't worth holding in most redraft leagues.

Bears WR Anthony Miller injured his left shoulder in the 2nd half of Sunday's game in Arizona. He initially headed back to the locker room but is now back on the sidelines. Miller doesn't have his helmet, though, and looks unlikely to return.

Jets slot CB Buster Skrine left Thursday night's loss to the Browns in the 1st half with a knee injury and did not return. The New York Post reports that he said afterward he'll be fine. The long week of rest should help his chances of playing in Week 4. Skrine's a marginal IDP prospect but led or tied for the team lead in tackles each of the 1st 2 weeks.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Bears rookie ILB Roquan Smith and OLB Khalil Mack will not play the whole game Sunday night against the Packers. Mack, of course, recently joined the team after holding out through August. Smith arrived mid-August after an extended negotiation over his rookie deal, and then lost time to a hamstring issue. Each should show up some on the stat sheet and remains a potential full-season IDP stud. But it's tough to trust either new Bears defender in Week 1 IDP lineups.

 
 
 

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