Cunningham is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Ravens. Cunningham only has six carries and five receptions in four games this season, so his absence won't hurt fantasy owners. However, he's a valued kick returner, and rookie Tarik Cohen will take over there until Cunningham is healthy.
Cunningham caught two passes for 42 yards and a touchdown while adding one carry for four yards in Monday's loss to the Vikings. Cunningham's touchdown came on a fake punt, though he did break a pair of tackles after catching the pass. Otherwise, he was a minor part of the game plan, as he touched the ball twice with the regular offense on the field. He'll have elevated fantasy value should the Bears suffer an injury to one of their top two running backs, but in any case, it's unlikely he'd have more than flex value in any situation.
Cunningham had five carries for 26 yards in Thursday's 35-14 loss to the Packers. Cunningham saw most of his work in the fourth quarter when the game was out of hand, though he had two carries in the first half. He's shown over the last two weeks that he's a small part of Chicago's backfield rotation, but with just eight touches during that time, he's a weak fantasy option.
Cunningham caught three passes for 23 yards in Sunday's victory over the Steelers. Cunningham made a quick return after missing the Week 2 contest with an ankle injury, but immediately resumed his role as a passing-down specialist. He was targeted three times, which was one fewer than rookie sensation Tarik Cohen, but Cunningham is a very reliable blocker, so it wasn't a big surprise that he had a role in the game plan. It's unlikely that he'll see enough consistent targets to become a reliable fantasy option.
Cunningham (ankle) practiced fully Thursday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. Diagnosed with a left high-ankle sprain after Week 1, Cunningham has required just a week and a half to achieve a full practice. The Bears still have one question mark in the backfield, though, as Jordan Howard's right shoulder continues to ail him. If Howard's snap count is kept in check Sunday versus the Steelers, Cunningham may receive reps beyond kick-return duties, but Tarik Cohen and even Taquan Mizzell are better candidates to pick up carries and targets.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||10/29||@New Orleans Saints||14||16.40|
|10||11/12||Green Bay Packers||25||19.67|
|13||12/03||San Francisco 49ers||31||21.67|
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|3 Year Avg||41||162||1||29||231||0||43|