|Offense||15th||108.4 (17th)||248.1 (14th)|
|Defense||15th||121.9 (27th)||224.9 (7th)|
|76||Adams, Mike||T||6-7||323||3/10/1990||5||Ohio State|
|38||Amos, Adrian||SAF||6-0||214||4/29/1993||2||Penn State|
|Anderson, Jonathan||LB||6-1||235||10/27/1991||2||Texas Christian|
|35||Banks, Johnthan||DB||6-2||185||10/3/1989||4||Mississippi State|
|4||Barth, Connor||K||5-11||200||4/11/1986||7||North Carolina|
|Bausby, DeVante||CB||6-2||190||1/15/1993||1||Pittsburg State|
|71||Becton, Nick||T||6-6||322||2/11/1990||4||Virginia Tech|
|83||Braverman, Daniel||WR||5-10||185||9/28/1993||R||Western Michigan|
|85||Brown, Daniel||WR||6-5||243||5/26/1992||2||James Madison|
|26||Bush, Deon||SAF||6-0||200||8/14/1993||R||Miami (Fla.)|
|60||Edison, Cornelius||C||6-3||309||7/10/1993||1||Portland State|
|9||Fales, David||QB||6-1||212||10/4/1990||2||San Jose State|
|95||Ferguson, Ego||DT||6-2||300||9/22/1991||3||Louisiana State|
|50||Freeman, Jerrell||LB||6-0||236||5/1/1986||5||Mary Hardin-Baylor|
|23||Fuller, Kyle||DB||5-11||190||2/16/1992||3||Virginia Tech|
|Glenn, Jacoby||CB||6-0||185||8/4/1993||2||Central Florida|
|91||Goldman, Eddie||DT||6-4||320||1/6/1994||2||Florida State|
|32||Hall, Deiondre'||SAF||6-2||201||5/31/1994||R||Northern Iowa|
|96||Hicks, Akiem||DE||6-5||336||11/16/1989||5||Regina (Canada)|
|36||Houston-Carson, DeAndre||SAF||6-1||203||4/13/1993||R||William & Mary|
|2||Hoyer, Brian||QB||6-2||215||10/13/1985||8||Michigan State|
|17||Jeffery, Alshon||WR||6-3||218||2/14/1990||5||South Carolina|
|52||Jones, Christian||LB||6-3||251||2/18/1991||3||Florida State|
|64||Kush, Eric||C||6-4||313||9/9/1989||4||California (PA)|
|44||Kwiatkoski, Nick||LB||6-2||242||5/26/1993||R||West Virginia|
|33||Langford, Jeremy||RB||6-0||211||12/6/1991||2||Michigan State|
|62||Larsen, Ted||C||6-2||315||6/13/1987||7||North Carolina State|
|47||Lasike, Paul||FB||5-10||258||6/18/1990||1||Brigham Young|
|22||LeBlanc, Cre'von||CB||5-10||190||7/25/1994||R||Florida Atlantic|
|72||Leno Jr., Charles||T||6-3||305||10/9/1991||3||Boise State|
|Lewis-Moore, Kapron||DE||6-4||315||1/24/1990||4||Notre Dame|
|45||Mason, Danny||LB||6-3||235||10/14/1990||1||Texas A&M-Commerce|
|92||McPhee, Pernell||DE||6-3||273||12/17/1988||6||Mississippi State|
|81||Meredith, Cameron||WR||6-3||207||9/21/1992||2||Illinois State|
|16||O'Donnell, Pat||P||6-4||217||2/22/1991||3||Miami (Fla.)|
|80||Pruitt, MyCole||TE||6-2||258||3/24/1992||2||Southern Illinois|
|Randle, Rueben||WR||6-2||208||5/7/1991||5||Louisiana State|
|Reynolds, Rashaad||CB||5-11||187||2/2/1991||2||Oregon State|
|47||Robertson-Harris, Roy||DL||6-7||268||7/23/1993||R||Texas-El Paso|
|19||Royal, Eddie||WR||5-10||190||5/21/1986||9||Virginia Tech|
|48||Scales, Patrick||LS||6-4||242||2/11/1988||1||Utah State|
|8||Shaw, Connor||QB||6-1||210||9/19/1991||2||South Carolina|
|71||Sitton, Josh||G||6-3||318||6/16/1986||9||Central Florida|
|93||Sutton, Will||DT||6-0||297||10/3/1991||3||Arizona State|
|13||White, Kevin||WR||6-3||216||6/25/1992||2||West Virginia|
|65||Whitehair, Cody||C||6-4||310||7/11/1992||R||Kansas State|
|10||Wilson, Marquess||WR||6-4||206||9/14/1992||4||Washington State|
|Wilson, C.J.||DE||6-3||290||3/30/1987||6||East Carolina|
|97||Young, Willie||DE||6-4||258||9/19/1985||7||North Carolina State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
LeBlanc ended his rookie campaign by picking off a pair of passes over his last three contests, and although those were his only picks of the year, the strong finish provides optimism that he could be a big part of the Bears defense as he enters the second year of a three-year contract in 2017. Although he'll likely go undrafted in many IDP leagues, he could emerge as a sneaky option if he has a strong training camp.
Long was placed on IR last week and will miss the remainder of the season. However, he's also nursing a shoulder issue that will also require surgery at a later point in time. Neither procedures should impact his availability for training camp, though.
The nature of Banks' injury isn't clear. However, he'll be afforded plenty of time to recover with the Bears out of postseason contention.
Although Young's 7.5 sacks looked impressive, he collected five of them in a two-week span, making him a very weak fantasy option in the overwhelming majority of games. He'll be under contract with the Bears next season, although he figures to be in a fight for snaps with Leonard Floyd, Lamarr Houston and Pernell McPhee. However, with Houston and McPhee consistently struggling with injuries, it wouldn't be a surprise if he saw consistent snaps in 2017, so his fantasy value will remain murky until training camp.
Mason hurt his knee during the Bears' preseason finale and was waived/injured shortly thereafter. After clearing waivers, he reverted to the Bears' injured reserve list and stayed there for the entirety of the regular season. It isn't clear if his knee is still an issue, but Mason will need to prove his health in order to land a deal with another team in advance of the 2017 campaign considering his contract with the Bears expired at the end of the season.
The severity of the injury isn't clear, but it sounds like he could be sidelined awhile.
After playing four seasons with the Giants, Randle signed with the Eagles before the 2016 campaign, but was cut before the regular season. Although he posted 17 touchdowns and 2,347 yards over his final three seasons in New York, it was telling that he was unable to earn a roster spot on a team that desperately needed wide receiver help. However, this is a very low-risk move for the Bears, and he should be given a chance to compete for a roster spot in 2017, but after not playing during the 2016 season, he'll be facing tough odds to make the regular season roster.
Unrein was a regular on the field at defensive end for the Bears, but his inability to compile numbers has made him nearly invisible as a fantasy option, as he averaged two tackles per contest. He's under contract with the Bears next season, though he'll need to show significant improvement to become a viable option in IDP leagues.
In a season in which he lost four games to his suspension, Freeman finished the season strong by posting at least nine tackles in each of his last four games. He'll enter the second year of a four-year contract with the Bears in 2017, and he should continue to produce excellent tackle numbers, making him an elite IDP option at inside linebacker
Royal had posted at least 43 yards in five of six games to start the season before struggling through injuries that eventually led to him being shut down for the season. He'll be under contract with the Bears in 2017, and he'll likely compete for a role as a slot receiver. His fantasy value will eventually depend upon him being able to earn a significant role with the team.
Barth will be a free agent this off-season, but after having converted just 78 percent of his field-goal attempts, it's unlikely that he'll be in high demand. However, should he emerge as the kicker for a high-scoring offense, his fantasy value would definitely be higher than it was in 2016.
After undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Aug. 20, Iupati will wait another week to make his Cardinals debut. In his place, Ted Larsen will again start at left guard.
Floyd was on a tear over a five-game stretch that started on October 20, when he notched 6.5 sacks, but otherwise, he only picked up a half a sack over his other seven games. He'll be in the second of a five-year contract in 2017 as a player who's expected to be a cornerstone of the defense, as this year's inconsistency can likely be attributed to rookie growing pains. He should be considered as an upside option in IDP drafts next season.
Houston famously tore the ACL in his other knee in 2014 while celebrating a meaningless sack in the closing minutes of a blowout loss. He bounced back with a team-high eight sacks last season, making this yet another major loss for an injury-ravaged Chicago defense. If there's a silver lining, it's that first-round rookie Leonard Floyd could get more snaps in what's starting to look like a rebuilding year.
McManis played through his hamstring injury last week and was expected to this week. His main role will likely be on special teams once again.
Wilson had caught eight passes for 125 yards and a touchdown against the Titans on November 27, and unfortunately, he was injured in the next game. He also showed signs of promise when posting three games with at least 80 yards over the last eight games of 2015, and he's now set to become a free agent this off-season. He clearly has plenty of talent, but after playing in just 31 of 64 possible games in his career, he'll need to shake the injury bug to become a consistent fantasy option.
Ferguson was waived with an injury designation after injuring his shoulder in the preseason and was placed on IR after he cleared waivers. The Bears' second-round pick in 2014, Ferguson has one year left on his rookie contract and will look to make his first real impact since his rookie year in 2014, when he recorded 24 tackles, including 2.0 sacks, and three passes defensed while playing in all 16 games.
Timu ascended into the starting lineup over the final three games of the season and was able to make the most of the opportunity, recording 23 tackles. While Shea McClellin looks like a strong candidate to return as a starter at one of the middle linebacker spots in 2016, the remaining spot could be up for grabs between Timu, Christian Jones, and any other candidates the front office may elect to bring in this offseason.
Adams played 93 snaps at right tackle for Chicago this season, but hasn't been able to practice as of late due to an injured back. The Bears added Matt McCants off waivers to bring its roster back up to the 53-man limit.
Trevathan ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee during Week 12's loss to the Titans, ending his first season with the Bears in a disappointing fashion. The injury is very severe, but as Pace noted, "it's an injury he can fully recover from." Look for more updates to come throughout the offseason as the linebacker continues his rehabilitation in the hopes of suiting up during the 2017 season.
Carey rushed for 3.9 yards per carry on the year, and once Jordan Howard emerged as a rising star, Carey touched the football just 11 times over his last seven games before being deactivated for the final two games of the season. During Weeks 16 and 17, Jeremy Langford saw 21 touches in the two games, though he rushed for just 2.7 yards per carry during that time. Carey's under contract next year, and he'll likely be given a chance to compete for a backup role behind Howard, but based on his 2016 performance, he'll need to significantly improve over the off-season to be considered as a fantasy factor.
Sutton's season comes to an end after he was spotted in a walking boot after Sunday's lose to the Buccaneers. He registered 15 tackles this season playing primarily as a reserve defensive end and special teams contributor. The Bears' defense has been ravaged by injuries this season, as Eddie Goldman is now the only nose tackle on the active roster.
After starting the season buried on the depth chart, Howard quickly zipped past Jeremy Langford and Ka'Deem Carey to seize the lead role in the Bears backfield, and he was nearly a lock for at least 100 total yards each week. From Week 8 and beyond, he was one of the most reliable fantasy options at any position, and he was effective regardless of opponent or game script. It would be difficult to imagine that Chicago would force him to share significant time with other running backs in 2017, and it wouldn't be a surprise if he emerged as a first-round draft pick in fantasy drafts, though he'll likely be no worse than a second-round pick.
Perillo spent his first three seasons in Green Bay before receiving his walking papers last November. Staying within the division, he now joins a crowded Bears tight end corps that's already five-deep at the position.
To make room for him on the 53-man roster, the Bucs released center Eric Kush. Kush was a gameday inactive for the team's Week 1 loss against the Titans on Sunday.
Since undergoing surgery on a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder on Dec. 3, Cutler has been committed to rehabilitation. Along the way, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reported in early January that Cutler was ahead of schedule in his recovery effort, and Rapoport's sources lend credence to the situation. More pressing for Cutler is where he'll be suiting up in 2017. The Bears have opened trade talks for the 11-year veteran, but the fact that Cutler has no guaranteed money in his current contract could complicate matters if his landing spot is unsatisfactory. By all accounts, though, he's played his last down as a member of the Bears.
Jeffery played this past season under the franchise tag, and he's set to become an unrestricted free agent. After failing to post a 100-yard game since Week 1, it would seem improbable that the Bears would apply the tag to him again in 2017, which would allow him to test the market in search for a new team. If that's the case, his fantasy value would be directly related to where he winds up, but he'll certainly emerge as at least a top-30 fantasy option at wide receiver. Despite failing to be an elite option in 2016, he posted at least 70 receiving yards in seven different games while the Bears started three different quarterbacks, and his fantasy value was lowered by the fact he scored just two touchdowns in 12 games.
Hicks certainly rewarded the Bears with a very solid season after they signed him to a two-year deal last off-season, as he had registered 9.5 sacks over his previous five seasons before having the best season of his career in 2016. Since his seven sacks were recorded over five different games, he was a very inconsistent IDP option, though he had excellent upside. It's reasonable to expect that the 27-year-old can at least match his production in his second year with the Bears in 2017.
When the Bears lost Zach Miller to a foot injury in Week 11, Paulsen seemed to be in line to step up as the primary receiving option, but that role was taken over by Dan Brown. Actually, Paulsen didn't see a single target over the last five games of the season, and he'll enter the off-season as a free agent. He's only piled up 816 receiving yards since 2010, and he'll likely sign with a team as a backup tight end, and he'll face long odds to be a strong fantasy option.
Even though the Bears lost Zach Miller to injury in Week 11, Dan Brown took over as the primary receiving option at tight end while Braunecker saw very limited opportunity as a receiver. On the season, he caught four of six targets with a long reception of 14 yards. He's under contract with the team for one more year, and is often the case with young tight ends, he certainly could see improvement, so it's possible that he could eventually emerge into a viable fantasy option.
Chicago placed Eddie Royal on injured reserve Wednesday, which freed up a spot on the active roster. That spot was used on Addison, an undrafted free agent out of Oregon. Addison is unlikely to see much, if any, action in Week 16 given the presence of Jordan Howard, Jeremy Langford and Ka'Deem Carey ahead of him on the depth chart.
Edison was waived just three days after being called up from the practice squad. He'll be eligible for a return to the practice squad if he clears waivers.
When the Bears lost Zach Miller for the season with a foot injury, Brown became the primary receiving tight end for the team, though he only surpassed 24 yards once over six games. With Miller under contract for 2017, and Ben Braunecker returning for his second NFL season, it's unlikely that Brown can expect to see more than a couple targets in any given week if the Bears choose to bring him back for another season.
This news is surprising considering the Bears just signed Boykin last week. They are remarkably the fourth roster he has been on in the last calendar year. His season has now come to an early end. Chicago subsequently signed Joel Ross to take Boykin's place on the roster.
Fuller's previous stint on IR ended Wednesday and the Bears simply placed him back on IR immediately, which means he won't be returning at any point during the final two weeks of the season. The 24-year-old was unable to make any appearances in 2016 while dealing with his knee rehabilitation and now heads into the offseason with two years remaining on his current contract with the Bears.
Jones-Quartey ended the season on a high note, as he recorded at least six tackles in four of his last five games, but on the year he averaged fewer than five stops per contest. He'll enter 2017 in the second of a three-year contract, but unless he can increase his ability to make big plays, he'll continue to be a marginal IDP option.
Cobb spent a majority of the season on the Bears' practice squad and will now compete for a spot on the 53-man roster next season. In 2015 he spent seven games with the Titans, rushing for 146 yards and one touchdown on 52 attempts.
Bullard practiced all week, albeit in a limited fashion. Cornelius Washington may see some extra snaps if Bullard is at all limited.
After impressing as a rookie in 2015, when he posted 67 tackles and one sack, he produced at an almost identical level in 2016. He's still under contract for two more years, and there's still time for him to improve upon his numbers, but unless he shows more playmaking ability, he'll continue to be an uninspiring IDP option at safety.
After a rookie season in which he started three games and appeared in all 16, Pruitt wasn't utilized nearly as much during the 2016 campaign, earning active status twice before landing on Minnesota's practice squad during Week 10 prep. He'll serve as tight end depth in a receiving corps without the likes of Zach Miller (foot) and Kevin White (fibula).
Additionally, the 49ers placed G/C Daniel Kilgore on the PUP list to start the season and WR DeAndre Smelter on the NFI list. The team also placed WR Dres Anderson and LB Desmond Bishop on injured reserve.
Fales was limited at practice this week due to his thumb injury but it isn't thought to be very serious. He likely won't see any action Sunday unless starting quarterback Matt Barkley is forced out due to injury.
Hoyer ended the 2016 campaign on injured reserve due to a broken left forearm suffered in Week 7 against the Packers. Now roughly three months removed from corrective surgery, he stated he's received clearance from his doctor to resume football activities, a fortunate development for the quarterback who's set to hit unrestricted free agency.
Miller confirmed the nature of his season-ending foot injury for the first time and, by proxy, what wiped away his entire 2014 campaign. Meanwhile, he set career highs in receptions (47), targets (64), and yards (486), while reaching the end zone four times in 10 games before the ailment forced him to the sideline. If he indeed fulfills his expectation and takes part in the offseason program, he'll very likely retain his role as the Bears' top tight end, though the team could strike in what's expected to be a TE-heavy draft class.
With Alshon Jeffery scheduled to hit free agency this off-season, the Bears will likely feel comfortable allowing Meredith to take over as the team's top receiving option after breaking out in 2016. His production was extremely impressive because he only had five games in which he was targeted more than four times, and he averaged 111 yards while scoring three touchdowns in those contests. He certainly looks as if he'll be a player to target in the fourth or fifth round of 2017 fantasy drafts as a second wide receiver.
Prosinski exited the Bears' contest on Monday night with a calf injury, but the severity of which remains vague at this point in time. If he is able to give it a go, he may be in line to see extensive action as starting free safety Adrian Amos (concussion) is also considered questionable to play.
Bellamy caught just 19 of the 37 targets he saw in 2016, and he surpassed 45 yards once in the eight games he was targeted multiple times. He'll be a free agent this off-season, and will likely compete for a role as a backup receiver, and his potential fantasy value will depend upon whether he's able to see regular snaps.
Jones suffered an ankle injury in Week 11's loss to the Giants but has been cleared to take the field Sunday. He could see his reps more closely monitored behind starter Danny Trevathan.
Barkley had a pair of strong fantasy performances when the Bears fell behind opponents in two of his first four starts, but after throwing 10 interceptions in the last three games of the season, he seems to have cemented his status as an NFL backup. He'll be a free agent this off-season, and he'll likely end up with a team that will give him a chance to compete for a roster spot.
Kwiatkoski found his way into the starting lineup once the team lost Danny Trevathan to injury, and while Jerrell Freeman was serving a four-game suspension, and he posted at least seven tackles in three of his last five games. Although he performed admirably in his rookie season, he'll struggle to earn regular playing time with Freeman and Trevathan under contract in 2017.
Acho missed practice on Tuesday and was limited the rest of the week do to an undisclosed non-injury related issue. He figures to return to a bench role now that Leonard Floyd (claf) has returned to action.
The Bears decided to part ways with the defensive back in order to free-up space to activate fellow defensive back Demontre Hurst from the practice squad. In seven games with the Bears this season, Glenn recorded 26 tackles, a forced fumble, and an interception. Only 23, he'll now look to find his way onto a team's roster or practice squad.
In the last two games of the season, the Bears deactivated Ka'Deem Carey, and installed Langford as the clear change-of-pace option to Jordan Howard, and he responded with 90 yards and a touchdown on 21 touches. After rushing for just 3.6 yards per carry as a rookie in 2015, he only rushed for 3.2 yards per carry in 62 rushing attempts this year, but unless Chicago brings in another running back to compete for backup duties, he'll likely begin the 2017 season as the primary handcuff option for Howard. However, if he sees the same type of work load that he saw over the last two games of the season, he'll also carry flex value.
It's the first time all season White has been inactive. He's a healthy scratch despite starting nine games and racking up 52 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a sack.
Although there was hope that White would be activated from IR in the last quarter of the season, the Bears never designated any of their many candidates to do so. Consequently, he only has a four-game stretch to show for his first two professional campaigns due to lower-leg injuries. If he's able to avoid the pratfalls that have so far afflicted him in his career, White could emerge as one of the Bears' top wideouts due to Alshon Jeffery's upcoming status as an unrestricted free agent.
"Aaron is getting ready to play," McCarthy said during his Friday press conference. "Looks good. Everything is on schedule."
McCarthy also had a positive report on Lacy.
"Looks good to me," McCarthy said.
The Seahawks are considered 7 1/2-point favorites for Sunday's game.
Porter was an absolute warrior this year, as he dealt with knee issues for most of the campaign, but he started 16 games for just the second time in his nine-year career. Unfortunately, he hasn't had more than two interceptions in a season since 2009, and his lack of playmaking ability will continue make him a marginal IDP option when he returns to the Bears for the second of a three-year deal he signed before the season.
Goldman's latest injury cost him the last three games of the season, and he only played six games in what was expected to be a breakout year for the second-year defensive tackle. In 21 career contests, he's compiled seven sacks, and assuming he can put together a healthy off-season, he could be a sneaky IDP draft pick with playmaking ability as an interior lineman.
This will be the second missed game for Callahan over the team's last three, although the other absence came due to a knee issue, rather than his current hamstring injury. Deiondre' Hall and Sherrick McManis are the top candidates for added playing time in the absence of Callahan.
Punter Pat O'Donnell did some placekicking Tuesday, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Sunday will mark McPhee's seventh missed contest of the season due to injury. He battled a knee injury early in the season but had been able to play in every game after being activated off the PUP list after Week 6. With Leonard Floyd (concussion) doubtful for Sunday's tilt, the Bears will be short on pass rushing options against the Vikings.
Shaw missed the entire 2016 campaign due to a broken leg suffered in the preseason. When healthy, he'll enter an interesting situation regarding the status of the Bears' QB corps. Not only is Jay Cutler (shoulder) facing an uncertain future with the organization due to his underwhelming on-field performance since signing a seven-year, $126 million contract in 2014, but the other two names above Shaw on the depth chart, that being Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley, are both set to be unrestricted free agents. Shaw and No. 5 QB David Fales, on the other hand, will be restricted free agents. Further complicating matters is the likelihood of the team selecting a signal caller in this year's draft. All in all, at this point in time it is anyone's guess what the future holds in store for the 25-year-old.
Thompson had a huge game in Week 15 when he posted 110 yards, but otherwise he only exceeded 34 yards on one other occasion. This was easily the most productive season of his four-year career, and as he goes into free agency this off-season, he'll likely continue to be a core special teams player with limited receiving opportunities wherever he lands.
Braverman was a seventh-round draft choice by the Bears in 2016, and he's still considered a developmental project. He's under contract for one more season, and he'll continue to compete for a roster spot and role on the team as a slot receiver.
Bush was a limited participant in Friday's practice session, but ultimately wasn't up to the task for the team's final contest of the season. Harold Jones-Quartey should start at strong safety Sunday, with Demontre Hurst potentially subbing in if needed.