Saturday, August 11, 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 Trubisky499.5313.7354623.213.548.2245.82.21.2243.02
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 Howard272.41184.98.717.1111.20.51182.81
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 Cohen89.8386.10.254.1389.51.11.589.56
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 Cunningham19.7690.37.668.40.20.316.14
Mike Burton2.24.402.19.5001.39

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Wide Receivers


Allen Robinson72.71028.76.90000.2143.87
Turning 25 on August 24th, Robinson had an 80/1,400/14 season (2015) under his belt, but he was lost for (almost) all of 2017 with a torn ACL sustained in Week 1. The good news is that he's been a full-go for the start of training camp as he attempts to learn a new offense.
Anthony Miller48.4609.84.10000.285.18
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 Gabriel35.54973.24.427.30.10.371.63
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 have successfully utilized Tyreek Hill, there is some reason for optimism with Gabriel although he isn't worth drafting in standard-sized fantasy leagues.
Kevin White11.5105.80.70000.214.38
Going into his fourth season, White has played a total of five NFL games -- zero in 2015, four in 2016 and one in 2017.
Josh Bellamy4.866.70.400009.07
Bennie Fowler2.227.50.20000.13.75
Javon Wims0.66.70.100001.27

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Tight Ends


Trey Burton48.1533.95.30000.184.99
With 23 catches for 248 yards and five touchdowns for the Eagles last season, Burton has plenty of breakout potential in Matt Nagy's offense in Kansas City.
Adam Shaheen26.4282.540000.152.05
Dion Sims9.192.810000.115.08

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