Mizzell saw his most work of 2018 when Chase Daniel stepped in for an injured Mitchell Trubisky for two weeks, but otherwise, Mizzell was Chicago's clear third-string running back. He'll be going into the last year of his contract in 2019 and he'll likely continue to work behind Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen in the Bears' backfield.
Mizzell had one carry for one yard in Chicago's 15-6 victory over the Rams on Sunday.
After seeing increased work in the two games that Chase Daniel was at quarterback, Mizzell went back to seeing exactly one carry and zero targets, which has been the amount of work he's logged in each of the four games he's played with Mitch Trubisky under center. It'll be tough to expect significant production from Mizzell during the fantasy playoffs.
Mizzell rushed three times for seven yards while adding a pair of receptions for an additional 16 yards in Chicago's loss to the Giants.
Mizzell functioned as the clear No. 3 in Chicago's backfield, and his five touches represented a season high. Although he's not getting enough work to be a consistent fantasy option, he'd likely be thrust into a prominent role should Jordan Howard or Tarik Cohen suffer an injury.
Mizzell scored his touchdown when he drew single coverage and easily got open behind his defender for an 11-yard score. In his four games since being signed from the practice squad, he's touched the football six times, and he seems to have emerged as Chicago's No. 3 running back. However, he won't likely see enough usage to become a fantasy factor unless the Bears suffer an injury at running back.
Mizzell signed a contract with the Bears on Saturday.
Mizzell was with the Bears for three games as a rookie last season and has been on the team's practice squad since getting waived at roster cutdowns in September. The 25-year-old should serve a special teams role with the rest of the Bears' running back group currently in good health.
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