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11 Darnell Mooney WR

Chicago Bears

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

November 17, 2020 09:16 AM
Bears' Darnell Mooney: Quiet in losing effort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mooney caught both his targets for three yards in the Bears' 19-13 loss to the Vikings on Monday.

Whenever the Bears were in obvious passing situations, which was often, the Vikings blitzed relentlessly, which basically eliminated any potential for a downfield passing attack. As a result, Mooney was a non-factor while seeing only a pair of screen passes. He's now been held to fewer than 36 yards for the third time this season, though his typical target volume makes him a potential flex option in weekly lineups.

November 8, 2020 09:04 PM
Bears' Darnell Mooney: Leads team in targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mooney caught five passes for 43 yards in the Chicago's 24-17 loss to the Titans on Sunday.

With Chicago falling behind by double digits in the first half, the team mostly abandoned the run, leading to 11 targets for Mooney. However, with the Bears missing multiple starting offensive linemen, Nick Foles had little time to target Mooney deep downfield, keeping the receiver's yardage total in check. He's posted at least 40 yards in three straight games, and he's a player who can be considered as a solid flex option in most fantasy leagues.

November 1, 2020 11:00 PM
Bears' Darnell Mooney: Posts highest yardage of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mooney caught five passes for 69 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's 26-23 overtime loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Mooney has been targeted on numerous deep passes throughout the season, and Nick Foles used a play-action fake to slow the pass rush while connecting on a 50-yard pass to the receiver Sunday. Mooney later cemented his fantasy day by catching a touchdown pass in the red zone to account for his second score of the season. Mooney's now been targeted at least five times in six straight games, and he's quickly becoming a solid fantasy depth option.

October 27, 2020 11:12 AM
Bears' Darnell Mooney: Leads team in targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mooney caught three passes on seven targets for 40 yards in Chicago's 24-10 loss to the Rams on Monday.

With the Bears trailing for most of the game, Mooney saw three deep passes, but he was unable to haul in any of them. He actually was open for a potential 95-yard touchdown, but Nick Foles was under heavy pressure and he was unable to get the ball out on time. Even though his production hasn't been impressive during his rookie season, Mooney is averaging 6.5 targets over his last four games, and if he can get on the same page with his quarterback, he could see an increase in fantasy value as the season progresses.

October 19, 2020 05:32 PM
Bears' Darnell Mooney: Targeted five times in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mooney caught three passes for 36 yards in the Bears' 23-16 victory over the Panthers on Sunday.

Mooney continues to be the second-most utilized receiver on the Bears after Allen Robinson, but he's only surpassed 36 yards in one game. Until he begins to show a bit more consistency, he'll continue to be a depth option for fantasy managers.

October 9, 2020 02:52 PM
Bears' Darnell Mooney: Targeted five times in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mooney caught two passes for 15 yards in the Bears' 20-19 win over the Buccaneers on Thursday.

In the first half, Mooney ran a great route and was wide open for a potential touchdown, but Nick Foles threw an uncatchable pass, keeping the rookie from a big performance. In addition, Mooney saw a couple other deep targets, but neither of the passes were particularly close to being completed. Regardless, he's been playing the second-most snaps of the Chicago receivers and he's been targeted at least five times in each of the last three games, so he could see his fantasy value grow as the season goes forward.

October 8, 2020 07:12 PM
Bears' Darnell Mooney: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mooney (shoulder) is officially active for Thursday's matchup against Tampa Bay.

Mooney came into the contest questionable despite suiting up as a full practice participant throughout the week, so this news isn't surprising. The rookie is coming off a career-high five catches and 52 yards across nine targets in last week's loss to the Colts. Mooney will continue his role as the team's punt return man and piece of the offense, as he's averaging 5.7 targets per game this season.

October 7, 2020 07:20 PM
Bears' Darnell Mooney: Considered questionable
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mooney (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against Tampa Bay, despite being listed as a full practice participant each day this week.

The Bears presumably would list Mooney as "probable" if the designation still existed. The rookie wideout should be available Thursday night, coming off season highs for targets (nine), catches (five) and yards (52) in Sunday's 19-11 loss to the Colts. Mooney has landed between 60 and 74 percent snap share the past three weeks, averaging 5.7 targets per game in the process.

October 5, 2020 12:36 AM
Bears' Darnell Mooney: Career-high in targets and yards
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mooney caught five passes for 52 yards in the Bears' 19-11 loss to the Colts on Sunday.

With Nick Foles getting his first start as the Chicago quarterback, it was clear that the coaching staff wanted to use Mooney as a downfield threat. He had an impressive 33-yard reception and was also targeted deep on two other occasions, but in each case the pass was uncatchable. Since the start of the season, Mooney has seen the most wide receiver snaps on the team after Allen Robinson, and there's a chance that his increased volume the past two weeks could lead to the rookie breaking out soon.

September 27, 2020 06:28 PM
Bears' Darnell Mooney: Targeted five times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mooney caught two passes for 19 yards in Chicago's 30-26 victory over the Falcons on Sunday.

After posting at least 36 yards in each of his first two games, Mooney actually saw a season-high five targets, but he also posted his lowest yardage total of the season. Despite his low yardage total in this contest, his target volume makes him a player who can be considered as a possible flex option.

September 20, 2020 06:36 PM
Bears' Darnell Mooney: Scores first career touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mooney caught all three of his targets for 36 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's 17-13 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

With Ted Ginn a healthy scratch, Mooney again saw significant work as an outside receiver, and it's beginning to look as if the rookie will have a prominent role in the offense. He was fortunate on his touchdown reception, as Mitchell Trubisky threw the ball across the field, and Mooney was able to secure the football just before the defender could make a play. Mooney has been targeted three times while posting over 35 yards in each contest to start the season, and he's frequently seeing single coverage playing across the field from Allen Robinson, which will give him a chance to post regular production. At this point, he's a player that fantasy managers should consider adding to rosters as a depth piece in the hopes he can boost his target volume in the upcoming weeks.

September 14, 2020 10:08 AM
Bears' Darnell Mooney: Impressive debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Mooney caught all three of his targets for 38 yards in Chicago's 27-23 victory over the Lions Sunday.

With Chicago trailing by multiple scores throughout the second half, Mooney saw regular work in three-receiver sets, and he ended the day as the team's third leading receiver. Based on this solid performance, he's a player fantasy managers may consider adding to their benches with the hopes of streaming him in games in which the Bears are likely to throw the ball often.

April 26, 2020 06:04 AM
Bears' Darnell Mooney: Going to Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bears selected Mooney in the fifth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 173rd overall.

The Bears traded up to get Mooney, whose 4.38 40-yard dash likely shot him up the draft board. A nimble and quick athlete, the Tulane product certainly looks like an ideal weapon out of the slot, but his slender frame is a bit concerning. Anthony Miller already projects as the team's top slot option, but Mooney could push his way into that conversation with a solid preseason.

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Game Log
WkDateOpponentResultRECYDSAVGLGTD
1Sun 09/13@ DETW 27-2333812.7190
2Sun 09/20vs NYGW 17-1333612.0161
3Sun 09/27@ ATLW 30-262199.5120
4Sun 10/04vs INDL 11-1955210.4330
5Thu 10/08vs TBW 20-192157.5100
6Sun 10/18@ CARW 23-1633612.0180
7Mon 10/26@ LARL 10-2434013.3190
8Sun 11/01vs NOL 23-2656913.8501
9Sun 11/08@ TENL 17-245438.6220
10Mon 11/16vs MINL 13-19231.530
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020CHI1043335110.65023117
2019CHI0000---00000
Total1043335110.65023117
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020CHI1041-3-3.0-3000
2019CHI0000---0000
Total1041-3-3.0-3000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/177
Birthdate:
10/29/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Gadsden, AL, USA
School:
Tulane
NFL Experience:
0
Awards: