Cunningham wasn't given a rushing attempt or pass target in Sunday's loss to the Patriots. After carrying the football three times last week, Cunningham returned to his role as primarily a special-teams player. With just four touches and 17 yards on the season, he's not a player who can be counted on in fantasy lineups.
Cunningham carried the ball three times for eight yards in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins. Surprisingly, Cunningham received his first three carries of the season in the fourth quarter while the game was still in question, with the coaching staff surprisingly choosing not to give those touches to Jordan Howard or Tarik Cohen. With just four totes for 17 yards on the season, Cunningham would need an injury to one of the other running backs to have increased fantasy value.
Although he was used on special teams, Cunningham didn't receive an offensive touch in the Bears' victory over the Buccaneers. Cunningham has had just a single touch through four games. Unless the team suffers injuries at running back, it appears his offensive role will be minimal.
Cunningham caught one pass for nine yards in Chicago's Week 3 win over the Cardinals. Cunningham was targeted twice in a game that saw him produce his first touch of the season. Other than his special teams work, he's been largely an afterthought in the Bears offense, and he'd likely need an injury to earn appreciable rwork on a regular basis.
Cunningham won't suit up for Thursday's preseason game at Cincinnati, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports. The Bears are also holding out Jordan Howard (knee), meaning Tarik Cohen, Taquan Mizell and Ryan Nall are the only available running backs in the exhibition opener. Cunningham may have difficulty finding a consistent role in the regular season with Howard slated for a heavy workload and Cohen on hand to handle pass-catching duties.
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