Sunday, July 22, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football Projections: Chicago Bears

In addition to viewing our 2018 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2018 fantasy football projections for the Chicago Bears.



Mitch Trubisky493.5309.9340522.913.348.7248.42.21.2236.84
There is plenty of reason for optimism going into Trubisky's second NFL season. Upgrading their pass-catchers and offensive line in free agency and the draft, the Bears also signed ex-Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as head coach. Even if we don't see the same type of second-year jump we saw from Jared Goff, we have seen the difference better coaching and an improved supporting cast can make going into a quarterback's second season.
Chase Daniel2.51.6160.101.30.7001.11

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Running Backs


Jordan Howard281.31223.79.616.9109.90.51191.96
A top-10 fantasy back in both seasons to start his career, Howard has rushed for 1,100-plus yards in back-to-back seasons. Through his first two seasons with the Bears, Howard has a franchise-high 2,435 rushing yards. [Matt Forte (2,167), Gale Sayers (2,098) and Walter Payton (2,069) are next on the list.] If there's a concern with Howard, however, it's his receiving ability and how he may (or may not) fit in Matt Nagy's offense.
Tarik Cohen88.63810.253.4384.51.11.588.55
Owner of one of the best nicknames (The Human Joystick) in all of sports, Cohen scored a rushing, receiving, passing and punt return touchdown in a rookie season. The versatile back had 454 YFS in his first seven games and just 269 YFS over his final nine. That said, Cohen has the potential for a better second season with the offense that has seen Tyreek Hill thrive coming to Chicago.
Benny Cunningham16.457.40.27.567.50.20.314.29
Mike Burton2.24.402.19.5001.39

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Wide Receivers


Allen Robinson72.51025.96.90000.2143.59
Still only 24 years old and with an 80/1,400/14 season (2015) under his belt, Robinson was lost for (almost) all of 2017 with a torn ACL sustained in Week 1. Robinson avoided the PUP list to start training camp.
Anthony Miller46.9586.33.80000.281.03
I expect the second-round rookie out of Memphis to be second on the team in targets and production behind A-Rob. Expected to start as the team's slot receiver, Miller had 95-plus catches for 1,400-plus yards with double-digit touchdowns in each of his past two collegiate seasons.
Taylor Gabriel35.7499.83.24.427.30.10.371.91
Gabriel is coming off a down year (33/378/1) after finishing with 35/579/6 the prior season. Given how the Nagy and the Chiefs utilized Tyreek Hill, there is some reason for optimism with Gabriel, but he isn't worth drafting in standard-sized fantasy leagues.
Kevin White13.2121.40.80000.216.54
Going into his fourth season, White has played a total of five NFL games. Given the three new additions (Robinson and Gabriel in free agency and Miller in the draft), White is not yet on the re-draft radar but the former top-seven pick has generated some positive news early this offseason.
Josh Bellamy4.562.60.400008.66
Bennie Fowler2.8350.20000.14.5
Javon Wims1.213.40.100001.94

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Tight Ends


Trey Burton46.7518.45.10000.182.24
Burton had 23 catches for 248 yards and five touchdowns as the second tight end behind Zach Ertz for the Super Bowl champs last season. Signed to a four-year deal this offseason, Burton has plenty of breakout potential in the "U" role that Travis Kelce occupied in Matt Nagy's offense in Kansas City.
Adam Shaheen24.5262.23.70000.148.22
Dion Sims9.293.81.10000.115.78

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