|Offense||29th||112.5 (14th)||170.0 (29th)|
|Defense||8th||71.5 (4th)||251.5 (19th)|
|38||Amos, Adrian||DB||6-0||214||4/29/1993||4||Penn State|
|85||Brown, Daniel||TE||6-5||247||5/26/1992||4||James Madison|
|26||Bush, Deon||DB||6-0||205||8/14/1993||3||Miami (FL)|
|29||Cohen, Tarik||RB||5-6||181||7/26/1995||2||North Carolina A&T|
|69||Coward, Rashaad||T||6-6||320||11/6/1994||1||Old Dominion|
|30||Cunningham, Benny||RB||5-10||218||7/7/1990||6||Middle Tennessee|
|23||Fuller, Kyle||DB||5-11||190||2/16/1992||5||Virginia Tech|
|18||Gabriel, Taylor||WR||5-8||165||2/17/1991||5||Abilene Christian|
|91||Goldman, Eddie||DT||6-4||320||1/6/1994||4||Florida State|
|96||Hicks, Akiem||DE||6-5||332||11/16/1989||7||Regina (Canada)|
|36||Houston-Carson, DeAndre||DB||6-1||205||4/13/1993||3||William & Mary|
|47||Irving, Isaiah||LB||6-3||254||6/9/1994||2||San Jose State|
|45||Iyiegbuniwe, Joel||LB||6-1||230||10/12/1995||R||Western Kentucky|
|64||Kush, Eric||C||6-4||317||9/9/1989||6||California (PA)|
|44||Kwiatkoski, Nick||LB||6-2||242||5/26/1993||3||West Virginia|
|72||Leno Jr., Charles||T||6-3||306||10/9/1991||5||Boise State|
|99||Lynch, Aaron||LB||6-6||270||3/8/1993||5||South Florida|
|70||Massie, Bobby||T||6-6||317||8/1/1989||7||Ole Miss|
|16||O'Donnell, Pat||P||6-4||217||2/22/1991||5||Miami (FL)|
|12||Robinson, Allen||WR||6-3||211||8/24/1993||5||Penn State|
|48||Scales, Patrick||LS||6-4||239||2/11/1988||3||Utah State|
|88||Sims, Dion||TE||6-4||268||2/18/1991||6||Michigan State|
|79||Sowell, Bradley||T||6-7||312||6/6/1989||7||Ole Miss|
|10||Trubisky, Mitchell||QB||6-3||222||8/20/1994||2||North Carolina|
|11||White, Kevin||WR||6-3||216||6/25/1992||4||West Virginia|
|65||Whitehair, Cody||C||6-4||310||7/11/1992||3||Kansas State|
|52||Anderson, Jonathan (IR)||LB||6-1||237||10/27/1991||4||TCU|
|81||Brown, Marlon (IR)||WR||6-5||214||4/22/1991||5||Georgia|
|29||Fant, Rashard (IR)||DB||5-10||180||1/8/1995||R||Indiana|
|Roland, Shaq (IR)||WR||6-1||190||12/27/1993||R||West Georgia|
|87||Shaheen, Adam (IR)||TE||6-6||270||10/24/1994||2||Ashland|
|48||Trumbetti, Andrew (IR)||LB||6-4||263||3/14/1996||R||Notre Dame|
|35||Nall, Ryan||RB||6-2||232||12/27/1995||R||Oregon State|
Woods hurt his hand during his preseason debut in early August and he's on the sideline again for Saturday's contest against the Bears. The rookie linebacker is aiming to latch onto the 53-man roster as a reserve linebacker.
Long was able to suit up for Chicago's season opener despite undergoing three separate offseason operations on his neck, shoulder and elbow. The 29-year-old seems likely to play again in Week 2, and should slot in as the Bears' starting right guard.
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.
Mack is still playing limited snaps as he works his way back into top shape after holding out the entire preseason. Regardless of playing time, he's been an IDP force in his two games with the Bears. On his biggest play of the game, he sacked Russell Wilson and stripped the ball loose, although it was recovered by Seattle. He'll have a chance to be the top IDP performer this year.
Houston-Carson managed to log limited participations in practice throughout the week, but will nonetheless remain sidelined for his third straight game while recovering from a broken arm. Until Houston-Carson recovers, Chicago will go without any notable depth behind starting strong safety Adrian Amos.
After being held out of some preseason action, Lynch is seemingly doing well as the regular season approaches. He has a history of battling injuries the last couple of seasons, playing in only seven games in each of the last two years because of various issues. He shouldn't be in danger of missing Sunday's regular-season opener, however, and figures to slot in as a backup linebacker.
Mizzell appeared in three games with the Bears as a rookie in 2017, but he'll be a member of Chicago's practice squad to begin the 2018 regular season.
Floyd is also likely to have a smaller club on his broken hand, Nagy said. The starting linebacker has been participating in practice and suiting up for games despite the injury, but Floyd is obviously not 100 percent without the full use of his right hand. Already a key piece in Chicago's defensive scheme, it's worth monitoring whether the 26-year-old sees an increased role whenever he manages to fully recover.
Gentry led the Bears in receptions throughout the preseason, but still wasn't able to secure a spot on the team's 53-man roster. He'll be placed on waivers before potentially returning as a practice squad candidate.
For the second game in a row, he's received just three targets, making him a clear fifth option in the passing attack behind Allen Robinson, Taylor Gabriel, Trey Burton and Jordan Howard. Aside from the touchdown, he's yet to reach 15 yards in either game, and unless he gets increased target volume, he'll be a shaky fantasy option.
McManis played 31 defensive snaps, and he's had more than 45 just once during his eight-year career. Since he's primarily a special-teams player who doesn't return kicks, he carries very little value as an IDP as he enters unrestricted free agency.
Nall was immersed in the competition for a roster spot in the Bears' backfield, but the team elected to roll with Jordan Howard, Tarik Cohen, Benny Cunningham and fullback Michael Burton on their 53-man roster. Nall cleared waivers and will join Chicago's practice squad.
Bray has spent his entire five-year career as a backup with Kansas City and will now follow ex-Chiefs offensive coordinator and current Bears head coach Matt Nagy to Chicago. He'll initially slot in as the third quarterback behind Mitchell Trubisky and Chase Daniel.
Trevathan left the game after taking a blow to the head late in the second quarter, but he was able to pass concussion tests and returned after halftime. He seems to handling his usual every-down role in the middle of Chicago's defense.
Anderosn was waived by the Bears prior to the start of the regular season, but he will be called up with the open roster spot created by Jerrell Freeman being placed on injured reserve. Anderson will provide additional depth at linebacker for Chicago.
Once Chicago fell behind by 14 points in the first quarter, it looked as if Howard would see very little work based on potential game script. Once the defense put the clamps down on Arizona, the Bears were able to run the ball frequently during the last 25 minutes of the contest, giving him an opportunity to add to his numbers. However, With the Cardinals expecting the run, he found very little room to operate, but a short touchdown run salvaged his fantasy day. He'll continue to be a strong weekly fantasy option, based on the fact he's averaging over 20 touches per week.
Shaheen wasn't originally expected to land on IR after suffering a sprained right ankle and foot during the Bears' preseason win over the Broncos Aug. 18, but he'll be a candidate to return to the active roster after spending at least the first eight weeks of the season on the sideline. The tight end won't need surgery to repair the issue, so the Bears expect him to play at some point in 2018. Trey Burton remains the No. 1 option at TE in Chicago with Dion Sims (concussion), Ben Braunecker and Daniel Brown (shoulder) providing depth.
As the team's fullback, Burton played sparingly, but he was targeted in the flat for his six-yard gain. It's unlikely that he sees more than a few touches in any given game, especially given the array of offensive weapons the Bears have on offense.
For a player who was largely thought to be a deep threat going into the season, it's becoming clear that the coaching staff simply wants to get the ball in his hands on short passes and runs to let him try to make plays with his speed. However, on his 12 touches this season, he's averaging just six yards, and although fantasy owners can't complain about the usage, the fact he's not being put in position to catch deep passes takes away much of his fantasy appeal. If this type of usage continues, he'll have more value in PPR leagues than in standard scoring.
The Bears are set at both tackle positions and Kyle Long is cemented in his role at right guard. With Cody Whitehair expected to secure the first-string job at center, Kush is likely competing with second-round rookie James Daniels for the final starting gig along the offensive line. Even if Kush doesn't make the cut, he should nonetheless hold down a significant rotational role during the 2018 season.
Hicks has proven to be an excellent pass rusher over the past few seasons, but with the addition of Khalil Mack, he'll be in position to have a career year. It was clear in this contest that with defenses focusing on slowing Mack, Hicks will have plenty of one-on-one matchups to exploit when rushing the passer throughout the course of the season.
Smith has been limited for about three weeks due to a tight left hamstring, missing the final three games of the exhibition slate in the process. With a full practice finally under his belt, he's trending toward an appearance Week 1, but it remains to be seen if he'll be inserted into the starting lineup immediately to begin his career.
Amukamara left the field in the third quarter of Week 3's contest, and Bryce Callahan stepped in as Chicago's starting left cornerback. If Amukamara is unable to return Sunday, expect an update on his health after the game.
Braunecker will be an exclusive-rights free agent, but if the Bears retain him, he'll likely struggle to see consistent playing time at tight end with Adam Shaheen and Dion Sims serving as the top two options at the position. He's posted just 41 receiving yards over 21 career contests.
Williams was let go on Saturday in order to keep a roster spot for tight end Adam Shaheen, who is now eligible to return from injured reserve this season since the Bears waited until after they reached the 53-man limit to place him on IR. Now that all that business has been taken care of, Williams was brought back to the active roster and will serve as a rotational piece along the defensive line when the Bears take on the Packers in the regular-season opener.
The Bears fell behind by 14 points early, forcing Trubisky to have to throw the ball often, but he consistently was off-target when throwing downfield passes. Once the defense toughened up, helping Chicago get back into the contest, they were able to lean upon their rushing attack to get the victory, relegating the quarterback to game-manager duties. Through three games, he's averaging fewer than 200 passing yards and less than one touchdown, making him a low-upside fantasy option. He'll be facing the Buccaneers in Week 4.
Robertson-Harris was inactive for last week's loss to the Eagles but appears to now be back to full strength. Look for him to resume his role as a reserve defensive lineman Sunday against the 49ers.
Brown was limited in practice last week and was inactive for the season opener in Green Bay, but he now appears recovered from the shoulder injury he suffered at the end of August. The 26-year-old is listed as the No. 4 tight end on the Bears depth chart and unlikely to make an offensive impact with Trey Burton, Dion Sims and Ben Braunecker currently healthy.
Chicago wasted little time in matching the offer sheet put forth by division-rival Green Bay, making Fuller one of the highest paid cornerbacks in the league. Rapoport indicates the contract is worth $56 million with $18 million guaranteed, locking in the 26-year-old as the Bears' top cornerback for the foreseeable future.
Bullard started his second year with the Bears as a rotational player who didn't see more than 26 defensive snaps in all but one of the first 10 games. Down the stretch he was worked into the lineup a bit more, as he averaged 37 defensive plays over the last six games. Despite his increased playing time, he failed to exceed four tackles in any game while notching just one sack. He'll enter the third year of a four-year contract, but unless he shows significant improvement, he'll be a low-upside IDP.
Amos has missed the Bears' past three games with a nagging hamstring issue, but appears set to make a return to action for Sunday's home game against the Browns. The Penn State product averaged seven tackles per game in his previous eight outings before being sidelined.
Cooper seems to have suffered a hamstring injury during Friday's practice, and will remain sidelined during Week 3. A timetable for Cooper's recovery has yet to be disclosed, but expect Sherrick McManis to serve as the primary backup to Kyle Fuller against the Cardinals on Sunday.
By being placed on the Reserve/PUP list, Miller's season is officially over, but the Bears reportedly knew that the tight end would be unable to play when they re-signed him Monday. In fact, Miller may never be able to play in the NFL again after rupturing an artery in his left leg last season. Miller will ultimately revert to injured reserve once the regular season is underway.
Wims starred on a touchdown drive in the second quarter, hauling in a 54-yard reception before catching a seven-yard touchdown pass to cap it off. He wound up leading the team in targets, catches and yards on the day, making his 89-yard performance in the preseason opener look less like a fluke. Wims has dealt with injuries over the last couple of weeks, but when healthy he's looked like a viable weapon for a team lacking playmakers on the outside. He should receive some playing time in the final preseason contest next week, but it would seem he's already well on his way to claiming a roster spot.
The undrafted rookie may seek an injury settlement. If one is reached, he'll be free to sign with another team.
Iyiegbuniwe, whom the Bears picked in the fourth round of April's draft, won't see many defensive snaps behind Danny Trevathan and rookie first-round pick Roquan Smith (hamstring). However, he showed he could be a disruptive force and will likely make the 53-man roster.
Whitehair sustained the injury against the Saints in Week 8 and did not return to the game, but he appears healthy following the Bears' bye week. The 24-year-old may be battling Hroniss Grasu for the starting job at center for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Cohen was removed late in the fourth quarter of Monday's win over the Seahawks and later diagnosed with an ankle injury. In the locker room afterwards, he was in good spirits, head coach Matt Nagy told Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago. With a full practice under his belt Wednesday, Cohen will focus on getting on the same page as quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who has targeted the pass-catching back on just five of his 69 throws this season.
Scales missed the 2017 campaign with a torn ACL, but he's good to go for this season. He's the frontrunner to win long-snapping duties.
Kwiatkoski became a regular in the Bears' linebacker corps in Week 10 after injuries and suspensions left the Bears thin at the position. After collecting sacks in two straight games, he failed to notch another in any of the last six games. He also failed to exceed three tackles in any of his first four starts, but he finished the season on a high note while averaging 8.67 tackles in the last three games of the year. He's signed for the next two years, but unless he can permanently move into the starting lineup he won't be a reliable IDP.
Acho saw the most defensive snaps of his three years in Chicago during the 2017 campaign (640) and his output for the club -- 45 tackles (29 solo) and three sacks -- resulted in the Bears rewarding him with a shiny new two-year contract. He should assume his role as the team's starting right outside linebacker again in 2018, but sports little upside as an IDP option.
Irving was slowly but surely carving out a significant role in the Bears defense last season before a knee injury planted him on injured reserve in early December. Now healthy, the second-year linebacker has reportedly added 20 pounds of muscle this offseason and apparently was turning heads in spring workouts. Behind starters Leonard Floyd and Sam Acho, offseason addition Aaron Lynch is the only OLB that's been working ahead of Irving.
Robinson was second on the team with seven targets, but he was the only Chicago wide receiver to post more than 35 yards. Once the Bears were down 14 points in the first quarter, it looked as if they would have to rely heavily upon the pass, but after the defense settled down and got the team back into the contest, it was clear that the coaching staff preferred to lean upon the rushing attack. Robinson did most of his damage on a double move down the right sideline that netted him 39 yards, accounting for the only long pass that Mitch Trubisky completed during the game. With this being the first game in which he's posted fewer than 61 receiving yards, he'll continue to be a solid weekly fantasy option.
Daniel got the start as Mitchell Trubisky was rested and led the offense remarkably well. He connected with Kevin White on a 29-yard touchdown in the first quarter and delivered a seven-yard strike to Javon Wims in the second. Daniel also led the team in rushing on the day, thanks to a 28-yard scramble and a couple of other nice gains on the ground. The journeyman backup will clearly play second fiddle to Trubisky this season, but this performance should instill a good deal of confidence in the coaching staff if he's thrust into action at any point. He'll likely play during next week's preseason finale against the Bills, but he could call it an early day if the organization decides to take a look at some of its other quarterback prospects.
Fant was waived with an injury designation Saturday, but went unclaimed as he'll miss the 2018 season on IR.
Jackson was an uneven IDP performer over the Bears' first 11 games, but recorded at least five tackles in each of his last five games while averaging seven tackles during that span. He'll enter the second year of his four-year rookie deal in 2018 and should be considered a top IDP at the safety position, as he should continue to show improvement with a full season under his belt.
Goldman is coming off a solid 2017 campaign with the Bears, where he posted a career-high 44 tackles but also had a career-low 1.5 sacks across 15 games. He was set to enter the final year of his rookie deal in 2018, but the nose tackle is now set to remain with the team through 2022.
Callahan was limited in practice throughout the week due to a knee injury, but appears to have recovered in time to suit up Week 2. It will be good news for Chicago if the 26-year-old is able to suit up, given that the team lacks an experienced or reliable backup at nickel cornerback.
Burton saw the majority of his work in the first half while Chicago was playing with a 14-point deficit, but once they got back into the game, they rarely threw the football. Although his yardage totals have improved each week, he's averaging just 30 yards per game with just one touchdown, and although he's clearly a starting fantasy option, he's yet to prove that he'll be a top-performer at tight end.
For the second week in a row, Parkey was on the field four times. However, in Week 1, three of his attempts were field goals. The difference this week was that the Bears finished three drives with touchdowns, resulting in a six-point effort for the kicker. Although the Bears are unlikely to be a high-powered offense this year, there should be enough field-goal attempts to make him a borderline fantasy starter.
Sims primarily functioned as the in-line blocking tight end, and he was targeted three times. He'll continue to see a few targets each week, but with the Bears having many strong receiving options, it's unlikely he'll have many big statistical performances.
Sowell reportedly logged 51 offensive snaps in the Bears' final preseason game despite being bothered by an ankle sprain. Given that his name isn't on the injury report Tuesday, all signs point to him being available as a reserve tackle for the regular-season opener Sunday against the Packers.
Massie's absence comes as no surprise after he was held out of practice all week and listed as doubtful for the contest. Tom Compton will likely start in Massie's place.
Bush saw significant time at safety as a rookie in 2016, but with the Bears having drafted Eddie Jackson, he saw just 86 snaps this year. He'll enter the third year of a four-year contract, but unless the depth chart has some changes, he'll likely see most of his work on special teams.
Brown suffered this concussion during the team's fourth preseason game. He was expected to be a depth wideout after hauling in just 14 passes for 112 yards in 2017.