Saturday, July 10, 2021

Fantasy Football Projections 2021: Chicago Bears

Our 2021 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2021 fantasy football projections for the Chicago Bears.

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Justin Fields449.22743166.919.3212.865.4343.43.76235.26
Andy Dalton149.793.21010.56.593.8916.653.10.8369.29

Justin Fields: The Bears social media account got mocked for their "QB1" tweet in March. Of course, that was before they traded up to draft Fields in the first round and I'd expect the former Buckeye to be installed as the starter sooner than later. While Chicago's passing attack will never be confused for Kansas City's, we've seen how productive dual-threat rookie quarterbacks can be in fantasy football.


David Montgomery230.5979.66.3429.42361.6183.9
Tarik Cohen77.6333.71.3645.9359.32.2113.61
Damien Williams33.2142.80.7513.8100.30.639.31
Khalil Herbert13.357.20.274.635.50.214.39

David Montgomery: Over the final six weeks of the season, Montgomery was absolutely dominant (although that was aided by a soft schedule). Even so, the second-year back scored no less than 19.1 fantasy points and finished no worse than fantasy's weekly RB9 during that stretch. Montgomery exceeded 100 scrimmage yards and scored a touchdown (or two) in all six of those games and only Derrick Henry had more fantasy points during that span.

The return of a healthy Tarik Cohen in 2021 may lead to a few less touches for Montgomery, but he offers a fair amount of upside based on his 2021 ADP.

Tarik Cohen: Cohen missed all but three games in 2020, but The Human Joystick is one of the league's best receiving backs. In his first three NFL seasons (2017-19), Cohen had a total of 203 receptions, 2,561 scrimmage yards and 14 touchdowns. A QB transition from Andy Dalton to Justin Fields could lead to fewer targets for Cohen, however, as Fields could be more inclined to use his elite athleticism than check it down to Cohen when a play breaks down.


Allen Robinson81.71086.
Darnell Mooney56699.744.2210.13124.85
Anthony Miller23261.
Marquise Goodwin16.5250.
Damiere Byrd6.4940.500015.6
Javon Wims5.573.10.500013.06
Dazz Newsome4.673.10.400012.01

Allen Robinson: Preventing Robinson from reaching free agency, the Bears used their franchise tag on Robinson. While disappointing for fantasy managers that had hoped for an upgraded situation for the 27-year-old receiver, Robinson has a total of 200 receptions and a minimum of 1,147 yards over his past two seasons in Chicago with less-than-stellar quarterback play.

Darnell Mooney: A fifth-round pick out of Tulane, Mooney had a highly productive rookie campaign (61/631/4). Earlier this offseason, coach Matt Nagy talked up Mooney by saying that he "has a rare element of speed, combined with route-running, hands and passion. And commitment."

Anthony Miller: More talented than the production has suggested, The Athletic's Adam Jahns notes that a "little minor nick" that kept Miller (WR6 on his list) out of OTAs and from participating in minicamp "didn't improve Miller's on-the-bubble status."


Cole Kmet49.6574.43.8000105.04
Jimmy Graham25.7288.22.100054.27
Jesper Horsted4.6460.20008.1

Cole Kmet: Down the stretch, Kmet leapfrogged Jimmy Graham on the depth chart based on snaps played. In addition, the rookie out of Notre Dame averaged 6.0 targets per game over his five final regular-season games. There is some potential for Kmet to have a breakout sophomore campaign.

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