Chicago Bears

Season W/L ATS O/U Pass Yds Rush Yds Pass% Run% 3rd D
2016-17 3-13 7-9 8-8 3,598 1,950 60.70% 39.30% 38%
2015-16 6-10 8-8 8-8 3,663 1,851 54.24% 45.76% 42%
2014-15 5-11 7-9 8-8 3,792 1,441 64.68% 35.32% 38%
2013-14 8-8 4-11-1 11-5 4,281 1,828 60.12% 39.88% 42%
2012-13 10-6 7-9 9-7 2,999 1,970 52.95% 47.05% 35%

Season Outlook

The Bears offense was outmatched in almost every game they played last season, averaging just 17.4 points per game despite ranking top-15 in passing and rushing yards per game Sure, its difficult to get into tune with a quarterback when three of them on the same team throw for over 1,000 yards, but the Bears are hoping the problem is solved with second-overall draft pick Mitch Trubisky expected to battle for first team reps. The competition for the Bears starting QB position is between 27 year-old unproven QB Mike Glennon and the aforementioned Trubisky, who ranked fifth in the nation with a 68.0 completion percentage while throwing 30 touchdowns against just six picks in his last season of college ball. It's likely Glennon starts as the Bears paid him a fortune this offseason, but don't be shocked to see Trubisky under center at some point. With the departure of Jeffrey, receivers WRs Cameron Meredith and Kevin White become the top two targets for the Bears. White has a plethora of untapped potential and is worth reaching for, but his counterpart, Meredith, has a limited ceiling and is being viewed as a one-hit wonder. Both posted solid stats in 2016 and will look to keep rolling into 2017. RB John Howard was a coveted piece in fantasy last season, finishing second in the league with 1,313 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Being a young and elusive running back certainly gives you an upper hand on the opposition. Teammate Jeremy Langford ranked second in attempts on the Bears with just 62, proving that Howard is the feature back for Week 1. Howard could see north of 20 touches per game, which gives plenty of opportunity for him to match or even surpass his astonishing rookie season. Head coach John Fox will return for a third-year and second-year offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains is expected to continue to run Howard a lot and manage the game on the ground. With that being said, Howard and his backup will be hot commodities in redrafts this upcoming season and could have inflated value ahead of drafts.

Player Outlooks & Draft Analysis

Quarterbacks

Mitchell Trubisky

One needs to look no further than Alex Smith's last few seasons in Kansas City to recognize what Nagy is capable of getting out of his quarterbacks. It's hard to know what to expect of Trubisky given the extent the Bears coaching staff went to hide him last season, but he's a far better runner than many realize and could easily be a breakout fantasy starter in a revamped Chicago offense that will undoubtedly pass more.

Defenses

Chicago Defense

The Bears are somewhat of a sleeper pick to repeat their strong performance from last year, and you should be interested as well. They have an ADP of 15.8 for defenses, which allows you to take them a round or two after the top tier, but still, have a solid floor of points. Last season they finished 10th in yards allowed, ninth in points allowed, seventh in sacks, and first in recovered fumbles. Those numbers could compete with any team in the league, but since they were a "bad" team, many passed on them last year. Love the additions of Aaron Lynch, Nick Williams and drafting Roquan Smith. They are middle of the road when it comes to strength of schedule, which should prove to play a large part in their success. Clearly, something like recovered fumbles has a bit of variance in it, so that will likely drop, but the other numbers can stay consistent, making them a top defensive unit in the league yet again.

Player Updates

Injury Update Mitchell Trubisky, QB - Mitch Trubisky not 'certain' to play Week 13
25 Nov 2018 - 9:04am

Mitchell Trubisky (shoulder) is not a lock to return against the Giants in Week 13. - From Rotoworld.

Injury Update Anthony Miller, WR - Anthony Miller has dislocated left shoulder
24 Sep 2018 - 3:26pm

Bears WR Anthony Miller is "day to day" with a dislocated left shoulder. - From Rotoworld.

Injury Update Zach S. Miller, TE - Zach Miller out of surgery
30 Oct 2017 - 2:44pm

Zach Miller (knee) is out of surgery, but remains hospitalized in New Orleans. - From Rotoworld.

Player Update Dontrelle Inman, WR - Bears acquire WR Dontrelle Inman from Bolts
25 Oct 2017 - 4:40pm

Bears acquired WR Dontrelle Inman from the Chargers in exchange for a conditional 2018 seventh-round pick. - From Rotoworld.

Injury Update Markus Wheaton, WR - Markus Wheaton out 4-6 weeks with groin injury
12 Oct 2017 - 8:38pm

Bears WR Markus Wheaton will be sidelined 4-6 weeks with a torn groin. - From Rotoworld.

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