Sims caught two passes (on four targets) for 42 yards in Sunday's 27-24 overtime victory over the Ravens. Amazingly, Sims led the Bears with four targets, as the team went into this game expecting to run the ball whenever possible. As a result, Sims and Zach Miller were featured in two-tight end sets, which were a staple of the team's offense. Moreover, when play-action passes were called, Sims found himself frequently running routes. Although no Chicago pass catcher is a strong fantasy option, Sims has been targeted four times in two straight weeks, and is emerging as a viable fantasy option as a bye-week or injury replacement.
Sims caught one pass for 17 yards in Chicago's Week 5 defeat to the Vikings. Although he caught just a single pass, he was targeted four times, which was significantly more opportunity than he had with Mike Glennon under center. With Mitchell Trubisky being deployed on many designed rollouts out of offensive sets featuring two tight ends, Sims could continue to see an increase in targets. However, he'll likely continue to be second in the pecking order at receiving tight end behind Zach Miller.
Sims caught one pass for eight yards in Thursday's 35-14 loss to the Packers. As usual, Sims was used primarily as a blocker while rarely running a pass route. With five targets and 11 receiving yards on the season, he's barely a fantasy factor.
Sims hauled in his lone target of Sunday's 23-17 overtime win over Pittsburgh. Sims has now caught just two passes all season and none since Week 1. He's getting starter-level snaps, 50 out of 65 on Sunday, but the Bears don't seem to be utilizing him much in the passing game. The dearth of other receiving options in Chicago makes Sims worth checking up on periodically but nothing more at this point.
Sims caught two passes for 31 yards in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Falcons. Sims was used in his expected role as a blocking tight end, but he also saw three targets, which was one less than Zach Miller, who is the primary receiving tight end. Although he's unlikely to see a high-volume role, he could be a useful depth option in fantasy leagues while also carrying upside as a potential weapon in the red zone.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/29||@New Orleans Saints||20||7.60|
|10||11/12||Green Bay Packers||1||2.67|
|13||12/03||San Francisco 49ers||2||2.67|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||32||23||222||2||11||9.65||34|