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Bears HC Matt Eberflus confirmed on Monday that WR Darnell Mooney will miss the rest of the 2022 season with the left ankle injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Jets. We'll look for further details on Mooney's timetable to return, but he should at least be ready for 2023 training camp. Mooney finishes his 3rd NFL season with a 40-493-2 line on 61 targets. He's stretched as a #1 WR but can certainly be a quality #2 for the rebuilding Bears.

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Bears WR Darnell Mooney "likely" needs season-ending surgery to repair torn ligaments in his ankle, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. If that's the case, Chicago will be without the guy who drew 26.6% of the team's targets over the first 10 games of the season. It'd open up opportunity for WR Chase Claypool and TE Cole Kmet. But this will remain a low-volume passing game, so it's tough to get excited about any of the pass catchers. Even Mooney sat just 45th among WRs in PPR points through Week 11.

Bears WR Darnell Mooney hurt his left ankle in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Jets and is officially doubtful to return. We'll update his status when we know more.

Bears WR Darnell Mooney turned 5 targets into 4 catches, 29 yards and 1 score in a Week 11 loss to Atlanta. Mooney nearly added a long TD, but Justin Fields’ downfield pass arrived overthrown. His true TD came from 16 yards out with help from a well-executed pick. The young WR now enters Week 12 with 6 or fewer targets in all but 2 games this season. Next up is an elite Jets pass D.

Bears WR Darnell Mooney sunk fantasy owners in Week 2 with 1 catch for -4 yards. Yeah, that’s not a typo. Justin Fields attempted only 11 passes at Green Bay and piloted an offense that scored 1 TD on the night. He did target Mooney once deep downfield, but the pass was overthrown. Through 2 games, Mooney’s now sitting on 2 catches (5 targets) for 4 yards. He’ll look to break the cold streak at home against Houston.

The rain was no joke in Chicago on Sunday, helping produce sub-50% completion rates for both the Bears and 49ers. QB Justin Fields attempted just 17 passes for the game, completing 8 for 121 yards and 2 TDs. Unfortunately for anyone who started WR Darnell Mooney or TE Cole Kmet, those scores went to WRs Dante Pettis and Equanimous St. Brown. RB David Montgomery led the team with 4 targets. Mooney tied for 2nd with just 3 looks, catching 1 for 8 yards. Kmet garnered just 1 target, which fell incomplete. Each guy did, at least, easily lead his position in Week 1 playing time. We're not altering our fantasy football outlooks for Mooney or Kmet based on the opener.

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