Friday, August 12, 2022

Chicago Bears Fantasy Football Projections 2022

Our 2022 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2022 fantasy football projections for the Chicago Bears.

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Justin Fields529.3323.13731.620.1113.7693.1512.13.72275.71
Trevor Siemian42.325.9285.51.691.16.511.40.1317.9

Justin Fields: Perhaps the best thing we can say about Fields' rookie season is that he gets to reset in Year 2 and the new coaching staff should put Fields in more situations that play to his strengths. ESPN's Jeremy Fowler wrote, "I'm told the Bears are happy with Fields' development this offseason, with better mechanics (quicker release) and some improvement in throwing on the move. The Bears are excited for offensive coordinator Luke Getsy's system, which should give Fields more space to operate." Starting 10 games as a rookie, Fields ran more over his final five starts and finished as a top-10 weekly quarterback in four of those five starts. Lack of talent/support (offensive line and pass catchers) remains a concern that could impact his growth.


David Montgomery214.2878.26.2147.5361.51.8195.78
Khalil Herbert107.6457.33.0118.1150.60.892.7
Trestan Ebner33.8140.30.855.442.20.227.25
Khari Blasingame2.

David Montgomery: Montgomery was sidelined from Weeks 5 to 8, but he scored the seventh-most half-PPR fantasy points when we exclude those four weeks. While he was relatively inefficient (3.77 YPC), he had a four-game stretch late in year (Weeks 13-16) where he hauled in 26 of 31 targets for 174 yards. That said, it appears that the new Bears' coaching staff could spread the ball around more than the previous regime.

Khalil Herbert: Herbert showed what he could do during Montgomery's four-game absence, as the rookie totaled 78 carries for 344 yards and a touchdown with nine receptions for 44 yards. Herbert was fantasy's RB16 over that stretch. Outside of that four-game span, however, Herbert never exceeded four carries or five touches. With a new coaching staff in place, the gap betwen Montgomery and Herbert is unlikely to remain as large in 2022 as it was last season.


Darnell Mooney81.11060.55.65.830.50.29184.99
Byron Pringle42.8548.32.800093.03
Velus Jones Jr.26.5345.
Equanimeous St. Brown21.6323.
N'Keal Harry8.4102.40.600018.04
Tajae Sharpe7.396.40.500016.29

Darnell Mooney: Entering his third season as the team's clear No. 1 wide receiver, Mooney is coming off an 81/1,055/4 season in 2021 despite Chicago's passing game struggles overall. Depending on how much improvement we see from Justin Fields in his second season, there is plenty of upside with Mooney.

Byron Pringle: Pringle set career highs in 2021 with 42 catches for 568 yards and five touchdowns. While it's clearly a downgrade going from Patrick Mahomes to Justin Fields, there will be less competition for targets in Chicago than Kansas City. While Pringle is currently dealing with a quad injury, he's expected to be back for the season opener.


Cole Kmet53.2604.63.3000106.86
Ryan Griffin15162.7100029.77
James O'Shaughnessy13.6146.60.900026.86

Cole Kmet: Kmet ranked top 12 in both targets (89, ninth) and receptions (60, 12th) amongst tight ends in 2021, but he finished the year with zero touchdowns. With a more competent offense in 2022 and better luck in the red zone, there is breakout potential for the third-year tight end.

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