|Offense||16th||111.7 (15th)||240.4 (18th)|
|Defense||14th||123.7 (23rd)||217.2 (4th)|
|38||Amos, Adrian||FS||6-0||218||4/29/1993||R||Penn State|
|58||Anderson, Jonathan||OLB||6-1||231||10/27/1991||R||Texas Christian|
|57||Barrow, Lamin||LB||6-1||237||11/29/1990||2||Louisiana State|
|71||Becton, Nick||T||6-6||323||2/11/1990||3||Virginia Tech|
|83||Bennett, Martellus||TE||6-6||273||3/10/1987||8||Texas A&M|
|Fales, David||QB||6-1||219||10/4/1990||1||San Jose State|
|23||Fuller, Kyle||CB||5-11||190||2/16/1992||2||Virginia Tech|
|39||Glenn, Jacoby||CB||6-0||179||8/4/1993||R||Central Florida|
|91||Goldman, Eddie||NT||6-3||332||1/6/1994||R||Florida State|
|9||Gould, Robbie||K||6-0||185||12/6/1981||11||Penn State|
|17||Jeffery, Alshon||WR||6-3||216||2/14/1990||4||South Carolina|
|59||Jones, Christian||ILB||6-3||248||2/18/1991||2||Florida State|
|33||Langford, Jeremy||RB||6-0||208||12/6/1991||R||Michigan State|
|82||Lee, Khari||TE||6-4||235||1/16/1992||R||Bowie State|
|72||Leno, Charles||T||6-3||302||10/9/1991||2||Boise State|
|50||McClellin, Shea||ILB||6-3||245||8/1/1989||4||Boise State|
|92||McPhee, Pernell||OLB||6-3||275||12/17/1988||5||Mississippi State|
|81||Meredith, Cameron||WR||6-3||207||9/21/1992||R||Illinois State|
|16||O'Donnell, Pat||P||6-4||220||2/22/1991||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|26||Rolle, Antrel||SS||6-0||206||12/16/1982||11||Miami (Fla.)|
|19||Royal, Eddie||WR||5-10||185||5/21/1986||8||Virginia Tech|
|44||Smith, Antone||RB||5-9||192||9/17/1985||6||Florida State|
|93||Sutton, Will||DE||6-0||303||10/3/1991||2||Arizona State|
|13||White, Kevin||WR||6-3||215||6/25/1993||R||West Virginia|
|10||Wilson, Marquess||WR||6-4||199||9/14/1992||3||Washington State|
|97||Young, Willie||OLB||6-4||251||9/19/1985||6||North Carolina State|
|46||Jefferson, Anthony (IR)||SS||6-1||198||5/11/1992||R||UCLA|
|64||Montgomery, Will (IR)||C||6-3||304||2/13/1983||10||Virginia Tech|
|21||Mundy, Ryan (IR)||SS||6-1||209||2/11/1985||7||West Virginia|
|32||Perry, Senorise (IR)||RB||6-0||187||9/19/1991||2||Louisville|
|35||Rodgers, Jacquizz (IR)||RB||5-6||199||2/6/1990||5||Oregon State|
|94||Washington, Cornelius (IR)||DE||6-4||285||9/10/1989||3||Georgia|
|78||Weaver, Jason (IR)||OL||6-5||305||4/12/1989||1||Southern Mississippi|
|Lasike, Paul||RB||5-11||232||6/18/1990||R||Brigham Young|
|Mason, Danny||LB||6-3||235||10/14/1990||R||Texas A&M-Commerce|
|Palmer, Nathan||WR||5-11||198||4/14/1989||3||Northern Illinois|
|84||Sinclair, Gannon||TE||6-6||256||2/5/1993||R||Missouri State|
|Smith, D'Anthony||DT||6-2||300||6/9/1988||6||Louisiana Tech|
|73||Fabuluje, Tayo||T||6-6||342||7/17/1991||R||Texas Christian|
|95||Ferguson, Ego||DE||6-2||300||9/22/1991||2||Louisiana State|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
The Bears are 6-point underdogs for Sunday's game.
Forte is expected to be a part of the Bears' offense Thursday for the first time since Week 8, but head coach John Fox hasn't indicated how he'll be used. With Jeremy Langford faring well in his absence, Forte may have a situational role versus anything sustainable, making him a difficult fantasy option to trust in his return.
After an outstanding 10-sack season with the Bears in 2014, Young found himself on the roster bubble through most of training camp with the team transitioning to a 3-4 system that made the longtime down lineman an awkward scheme fit at outside linebacker. As a result, Young had seen limited snaps through the Bears' first four games while assuming a backup role, but he gradually seems to be getting a little more comfortable. Although it appears Lamarr Houston and Sam Acho will serve as the primary replacement for the recently-traded Jared Allen, Young will continue to rotate in off the bench in pass-rushing situations.
Smith was first added to the Bears' roster this week after Jacquizz Rodgers (arm) landed on IR, so it's no surprise he'll sit out Sunday as he looks to familiarize himself with the playbook. He'll have a greater chance to crack the Bears' active lineup in the weeks to come.
"We’re not going to make a decision real early,” coach Jeff Fisher said, per StLToday.com. “We’ll let them all play. We’re rotating them. They’re all getting opportunities to work with (QBNick Foles), so he’s familiar, not only with the exchanges, but also the communication. We’ll make that decision when somebody shows us he’s earned the job."
Already facing the possibility of playing without QB Jay Cutler and WR Alshon Jeffery -- both questionable with hamstring injuries -- for a second straight week, the Bears will now be missing their starting left tackle. That's never a good thing, but it's especially worrisome when Khalil Mack is on the other team. Mack normally moves all over the place, but Oakland may have him spend more time on the offense's left side to test out replacement LT Charles Leno.
Jenkins played 56 of 57 total snaps and submitted arguably the best performance of his career. As a 3-4 defensive end, Jenkins hadn't shown much pass-rushing ability in the past, as he only collected two sacks during his previous 44 games with the Redskins. However, he showed plenty of explosiveness from the interior line Sunday, nearly reeling in a third sack on the afternoon before Russell Wilson evaded the rush.
Given his career track record, Jenkins probably can't be counted on to build on this performance, but it at least solidified him into a starting role with Jeremiah Ratliff's pending return from a suspension Week 4.
Saunders is currently on Chicago's practice squad and has been unable to see time on the field this season after beginning the year with New England. The 23-year-old has made a total of nine outings since leaving Oklahoma and turning pro, but his future outlook as a viable NFL wideout looks bleak, especially after Tuesday's suspension.
Royal will miss his fourth consecutive game due to a knee injury, which he suffered in Week 8. With Martellus Bennett (rib) also sidelined, and Alshon Jeffery (groin/shoulder) and Matt Forte (knee) questionable Thursday, the Bears may again trot out Marquess Wilson (groin) as the No. 1 wide receiver.
Nix played in 15 games with the Raiders, but has not appeared in one since 2013, when he made 10 starts.
Slauson tore a pectoral muscle a few weeks ago and was ruled out for the season in late October. The move opened up a roster spot for Annen, who may be active Sunday if Martellus Bennett (rib, questionable) is unable to go.
Houston has 17 sacks in his five-year career.
Despite not working as one of the Bears' starting cornerbacks, McManis still saw the field plenty often, as the Lions took 76 offensive snaps in the overtime thriller. The tackle output Sunday represents nearly half of McManis' total stops (17) for the season.
Hurst recorded 35 tackles and one interception in 2014.
“It’s a blessing to be where I started and get to be with a different set of coaches but still with the same teammates," Hurst said. "I’m just happy to be back with the guys. They pretty much helped me throughout the season last year to keep growing with them.”
Estimated as a limited participant in Monday's walkthrough session, Wilson has cleared himself for active status in Week 12 due to his ability to take on a full allotment of reps Tuesday. His eventual workload Thursday at Green Bay will depend on whether Alshon Jeffery (groin) is able to take the field, but the expected return of Matt Forte (knee) may have already sealed Wilson's fate. Nevertheless, Wilson is coming off one of his most productive outings of the season, as he tallied four receptions of more than 20 yards en route to 102 yards overall on seven targets.
After notching three tackles in four games, Ferguson was placed on season-ending injured reserve in October due to a nagging knee injury. Thus, his ban won't kick in until he's healthy enough to take the field during the 2016 campaign.
Gould missed Wednesday's practice but returned as a full participant Thursday. He'll be fine for Sunday's unfavorable matchup in St. Louis.
Carey rushed nine times for a team-high 32 yards before leaving with the head injury suffered on a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit by Broncos safety T.J. Ward. Carey was backing up Jeremy Langford on Sunday, as Matt Forte was out with a knee injury, but Forte may be able to return in Week 12 against the Packers, leaving Carey with limited fantasy upside even if he completes the league's concussion protocol quickly.
Sutton was expected to slide back to a bench role with Jeremiah Ratliff (ankle) returning from a three-game suspension, but both players are listed as questionable for Sunday, after logging limited practices throughout the week. If both suit up, Ratliff will probably get the start and play more snaps. Neither warrants IDP consideration.
Montgomery, who signed a one-year contract with the Bears this offseason due in large part with his familiarity with coach John Fox and offensive coordinator Adam Gase from his days in Denver, started the first four games at center for the Bears.
Shea McClellin is set to miss his first game of the season due to a knee injury, paving the way for Reynolds to pick up his first extended snaps of the season. While his placement at middle linebacker should lend itself to plenty of tackle opportunities, Reynolds will need to make good on that production over multiple games before those in IDP leagues look to him for help.
Hood's signing coincides with the release of veteran defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff, who was dismissed from the team following a heated exchange with GM Ryan Pace outside of the Bears' practice facility Wednesday. A former first-round pick in 2009, Hood was placed on injured reserve by the Jaguars to open the season due to a foot ailment, but was released earlier this week. Given that he's now listed on the Bears' 53-man roster, Hood has presumably recovered from the injury and should be available in a backup capacity for the team's next game Nov. 1 against the Vikings.
Playing without starting running back Matt Forte (knee) and starting wideouts Alshon Jeffery (groin) and Eddie Royal (knee), Cutler connected with seven different receivers, as Marquess Wilson led the way with four catches on seven targets for 102 yards. It was the first time all season that Cutler failed to throw a touchdown pass and it came after he threw five in the last two games. Forte and Jeffery could return next week, though they'll have a tall task against the Packers at Lambeau Field.
On Tuesday, Jeffery indicated his hope that he'll return from a one-game absence, but the Bears didn't tip their hand this week, as he turned in limited practices each day. Expect the team's training staff to test out his injuries in a pregame workout, at which point a decision will come down with the release of their inactive list.
The high tackle total wasn't exactly indicative of a good performance from Fuller, though he nearly came away with a huge turnover. With the Lions at the Bears' two-yard line late in the second quarter, Fuller forced a fumble on a Golden Tate catch, but the officials ruled Tate crossed the goal line before losing the ball. In any case, it went down as a touchdown against Fuller, an occurrence that has become all too common during his young career. He'll need to show improvement in locking down opposing wideouts if he hopes to convince coach John Fox he's a capable franchise cornerback.
Antrel Rolle remains sidelined with an ankle injury, allowing the undrafted rookie to see additional defensive snaps. Jones-Quartey finished with a modest four tackles in the Week 5 win over the Chiefs, and he'll probably need to double that output over a span of multiple weeks before he gains much traction as an IDP option.
It's been a rather nondescript rookie season at the midway point for Amos. He's recorded no more than five tackles in any of his eight games, and has yet to produce a turnover, despite starting every contest.
Rolle missed Sunday's game against the Broncos after injuring his knee during Saturday's walkthrough. Chris Prosinski figures to start for a second straight week, following a six-tackle, one-sack showing Sunday afternoon. He's a better IDP option than rookie free safety Adrian Amos, who has just 39 tackles this season despite starting every game.
Included is fourth-rounder Jeremy Langford, a running back who rushed for 1,522 yards and 22 touchdowns for Michigan State last season. Safety and fifth-rounder Adrian Amos, as well as 353-pound offensive tackle and sixth-rounder Tayo Fabuluje are also in the fold.
Fales was promoted to the active roster earlier this season when Jay Cutler was injured. This time around, Fales' activation is the result of his team's decision to move on from backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen. Though highly unproven, Fales probably can't be any worse than his former teammate.
Martin, who was cut by the Bears in training camp, re-signed with the team after Antrel Rolle suffered a foot injury in Sunday's win over the Raiders. If Rolle is unavailable for Week 5, Martin or backup Harold Jones-Quartey could see the start at strong safety.
Miller continued his ascent Sunday after last week's game-winning catch, finishing second on the Bears in targets and yards in addition to the two scores. With a lack of depth at receiver for Chicago, Miller could continue to play a regular role, although this type of production should not be expected every week. Week 11 presents a tough home matchup against the Broncos and their dominant defensive unit.
Meredith is on the periphery of the passing attack in Chicago, but the absence of Eddie Royal (knee) could result in his first snaps since Week 6. On the season, Meredith has managed eight catches (on 11 targets) for 95 yards in five appearances.
Mariani saw two targets in the game, bringing his total in the department up to six for the season. Although Eddie Royal (knee) seems unlikely to play in the Week 9 tilt with the Chargers, Mariani isn't expected to see a dramatic increase in offensive snaps as a result. His primary utility will continue to come in the return game.
Prosinski was picked up by Philadelphia recently after losing his spot with Jacksonville in late September. He played in three games early this year before losing time to an elbow/triceps strain.
Rodgers' broken right arm will end his season after just five games and likely result in rookie Jeremy Langford seeing even more snaps behind starter Matt Forte at running back. While Ka'Deem is in the mix as well, Chicago also signed free agent Antone Smith on Monday to replace Rodgers going forward.
With Alshon Jeffery (groin) and Eddie Royal (knee) both sidelined, Bellamy saw a big increase in snaps and looks, as he had been targeted just once in the previous four games combined. Jeffery was questionable heading into the game and if he's able to return in Week 12 against the Packers, Bellamy will likely go back to his minimal role.
It was one of Jones' more active efforts of the season, but he likely needs to provide double-digits stops over a span of multiple weeks before fantasy players will feel comfortable trusting him as an IDP.
Meanwhile, last season's holdovers from the Marc Trestman regime, Willie Young and Lamarr Houston, finished with seven and four snaps, respectively at outside linebacker. It appears neither of those players are deemed appropriate fits for defensive coordinator Vic Fangio's 3-4 scheme, so look for Acho to continue to dominate the snaps at the linebacker spot opposite Pernell McPhee.
Starting again in place of the injured Matt Forte (knee), Langford really struggled against one of the league's best defenses, though he was able to punch in a two-yard touchdown with 24 seconds left to bring the Bears within two (he was stopped on the two-point conversion attempt on a similar run). Forte is reportedly getting close to returning, and when he does Langford will likely be relegated to his old backup duties despite scoring three touchdowns in the last two games.
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.
White has spent all season recovering from offseason shin surgery, and he has finally recovered to the point where he can begin working on the side during practice. His return to the practice field does not necessarily ensure he will play this season, but the Bears will have three weeks to decide whether to activate him from the PUP list or place him on injured reserve.
Porter was able to log limited practices on Thursday and Friday to put himself on course to play Sunday. The veteran continues to work as a starting corner for the Bears, but has yet to generate any interceptions or produce more than four tackles in any of his six games this season.
Ego Ferguson's season-ending knee injury will open the door for Goldman to see extended snaps at nose tackle, while Jeremiah Ratliff moves over to defensive end in the Bears' 3-4 scheme. Since most of his duties will involve clogging running lanes to set up tackle opportunities for others, Goldman isn't expected to attain much fantasy value, even if he excels upon gaining a full-time role.
Bennett turned in limited practices both Tuesday and Wednesday, likely in order to test out his injured ribs, but the Bears will opt for caution and rest the tight end on a short week. In his stead, Zach Miller should have an ample workload, which could expand further if Alshon Jeffery (groin/shoulder) and Matt Forte (knee) are eventually ruled out.
Punter Pat O'Donnell did some placekicking Tuesday, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Gafford spent the previous seven games and has appeared in 105 consecutive games.
McPhee (knee), who did not play in Week 10, returned to practice on a limited basis Friday, which was apparently enough to get him back on the field. He has three sacks in his last four games.
The groin injury limited Ball throughout practice this week, but it was likely the case where the Bears just wanted to preserve his health in advance of the Week 5 tilt. Ball saw his snap count drop significantly a week ago, as it appears Tracy Porter has now passed him up on the depth chart and taken his starting role.
McClellin missed three games before returning last weekend, finishing that game with eight tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, and he'll now line up against a Broncos' offense with Brock Osweiler under center.
The only player on the inactive list dealing with an injury is reserve tight end Gragg, who was listed as probable, leaving the Bills as one of the healthier teams in the league heading into Week 16. They are a 6 1/2-point favorite in Sunday's road matchup with the Raiders.
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