Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2017 Fantasy Football Projections: Chicago Bears

As we continue to post our 2017 Fantasy Football Projections by team, we continue with the Chicago Bears:



Mike Glennon301.7503.133902213.614.5410200.5
Entering the season as the starter, it's unclear how long Glennon will remain in that role. Not only did the Bears draft Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2 overall, but the two could not have played much differently in the preseason opener. While it's just one preseason game, if the trend continues throughout the preseason, it wouldn't surprise me if Trubisky starts sooner rather than later. For now, however, I expect Glennon to start the majority of the season with Trubisky potentially getting some late-season starts.
Mitchell Trubisky70.6112.67684.71.84.9180.148.32

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Running Backs


Jordan Howard268.21231.57.421.2170.80184.63
One of the few bright spots for the Bears last season, Howard finished second in rushing (1,313 yards on 252 carries). Along with Matt Forte (1,339 in 2013), it was just the second 1,300-yard season for the Bears in the past decade. Howard may not finish second in rushing once again, but he should see an even larger workload in his second season.
Benny Cunningham54.4233.41.644.4357.71.577.71
Tarik Cohen1875.8014.1118.7019.45
Freddie Stevenson3.21101.611.502.25

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Wide Receivers


Cameron Meredith90.81175.46.7000157.74
When given an opportunity, Meredith had several productive outings including four 100-yard games. With Alshon Jeffery now in Philadelphia and a spotty durability track record of former first-rounder Kevin White, Meredith should lead the Bears receiving corps in both targets and fantasy production. Meanwhile, Mike Glennon has said the following of Meredith: "He's going to have a big year. Smooth is probably the best word to describe him."
Kevin White73.38395.5000116.9
In his first two NFL seasons, White has played just four games. In those four games, however, White was heavily targeted and only 14 players in the NFL had more targets than White (36) during that stretch. If he can stay healthy in an offense that lost Alshon Jeffery in the offseason, it's possible that White develops into a productive fantasy wide receiver.
Kendall Wright17.8217.11.600031.31
Markus Wheaton14.6183.51.500027.35
Victor Cruz12.3172.90.300019.09
Josh Bellamy3.240.200004.02

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Tight Ends


Zach Miller45.5507.34.577.73
In the 10 games that he played, Miller averaged a career-high 4.7/48.6/0.4 per game. Returning from a Lisfranc injury, there is the possibility that Miller doesn't make the 53-man roster, but I'd expect him to lead the tight ends in fantasy production if he does even though the Bears drafted Adam Shaheen in the second round.
Adam Shaheen32368.83.256.08
Dion Sims26.3273.72.642.97

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