|Offense||30th||111.8 (15th)||175.7 (32nd)|
|Defense||9th||108.1 (10th)||211.0 (9th)|
|38||Amos, Adrian||SS||6-0||214||4/29/1993||3||Penn State|
|85||Brown, Daniel||TE||6-5||247||5/26/1992||3||James Madison|
|26||Bush, Deon||SS||6-0||205||8/14/1993||2||Miami (Fla.)|
|29||Cohen, Tarik||RB||5-6||181||7/26/1995||R||North Carolina A&T|
|76||Compton, Tom||G||6-5||313||5/10/1989||5||South Dakota|
|69||Coward, Rashaad||DT||6-5||320||11/6/1994||R||Old Dominion|
|30||Cunningham, Benny||RB||5-10||218||7/7/1990||5||Middle Tennessee|
|21||Demps, Quintin||SS||5-11||216||6/29/1985||10||Texas-El Paso|
|23||Fuller, Kyle||CB||5-11||190||2/16/1992||4||Virginia Tech|
|8||Glennon, Mike||QB||6-6||229||12/12/1989||5||NC State|
|91||Goldman, Eddie||NT||6-4||320||1/6/1994||3||Florida State|
|32||Hall, Deiondre'||CB||6-2||206||5/31/1994||2||Northern Iowa|
|96||Hicks, Akiem||DE||6-5||332||11/16/1989||6||Regina (Canada)|
|36||Houston-Carson, DeAndre||FS||6-1||205||4/13/1993||2||William & Mary|
|52||Jones, Christian||ILB||6-3||245||2/18/1991||4||Florida State|
|44||Kwiatkoski, Nick||ILB||6-2||242||5/26/1993||2||West Virginia|
|22||LeBlanc, Cre'von||CB||5-11||190||7/25/1994||2||Florida Atlantic|
|63||Lee, Cameron||G||6-5||312||12/28/1993||R||Illinois State|
|72||Leno Jr., Charles||T||6-3||306||10/9/1991||4||Boise State|
|70||Massie, Bobby||T||6-6||317||8/1/1989||6||Ole Miss|
|1||Nugent, Mike||K||5-10||190||3/2/1982||13||Ohio State|
|16||O'Donnell, Pat||P||6-4||217||2/22/1991||4||Miami (Fla.)|
|95||Robertson-Harris, Roy||DE||6-7||294||7/23/1993||1||Texas-El Paso|
|6||Sanchez, Mark||QB||6-2||232||11/11/1986||9||Southern California|
|88||Sims, Dion||TE||6-4||268||2/18/1991||5||Michigan State|
|79||Sowell, Bradley||T||6-7||312||6/6/1989||6||Ole Miss|
|10||Trubisky, Mitchell||QB||6-3||222||8/20/1994||R||North Carolina|
|12||Wheaton, Markus||WR||5-11||185||2/7/1991||5||Oregon State|
|65||Whitehair, Cody||C||6-4||310||7/11/1992||2||Kansas State|
|94||Floyd, Leonard (IR)||OLB||6-4||251||9/8/1992||2||Georgia|
|47||Irving, Isaiah (IR)||LB||6-2||254||6/9/1994||R||San Jose State|
|64||Kush, Eric (IR)||G||6-4||317||9/9/1989||4||California (PA)|
|75||Long, Kyle (IR)||G||6-6||316||12/5/1988||5||Oregon|
|92||McPhee, Pernell (IR)||OLB||6-3||269||12/17/1988||7||Mississippi State|
|81||Meredith, Cameron (IR)||WR||6-3||207||9/21/1992||3||Illinois State|
|86||Miller, Zach (IR)||TE||6-5||245||10/4/1984||8||Nebraska-Omaha|
|67||Morgan, Jordan (IR)||G||6-3||311||5/13/1994||R||Kutztown|
|2||Santos, Cairo (IR)||K||5-8||160||11/12/1991||4||Tulane|
|48||Scales, Patrick (IR)||LS||6-4||239||2/11/1988||3||Utah State|
|98||Unrein, Mitch (IR)||DE||6-4||301||3/25/1987||7||Wyoming|
|11||White, Kevin (IR)||WR||6-3||216||6/25/1992||3||West Virginia|
|97||Young, Willie (IR)||OLB||6-4||258||9/19/1985||8||NC State|
|Averill, Travis||C||6-3||295||12/21/1993||R||Boise State|
|Grant, Doran||CB||5-10||196||11/30/1992||2||Ohio State|
|Tialavea, D.J.||T||6-4||260||7/27/1991||3||Utah State|
|50||Freeman, Jerrell||ILB||6-0||235||5/1/1986||6||Mary Hardin-Baylor|
DePaolo is a vested veteran who isn't subject to the waiver wire. Thus, he's immediately eligible to sign with another team.
LeBlanc had a much more productive rookie campaign in 2016, but only played only 306 total snaps (212 defensive) this season. Starter Kyle Fuller is slated to become a free agent and the Bears cornerback situation is wide open as LeBlanc enters the final year of his rookie contract, but the step down in his second season doesn't do much for his chances of role worthy of IDP relevance in 2018.
Though hand and shoulder issues resulted in Long landing on injured reserve earlier this month, it looks like recovering from the neck procedure will be the lineman's top priority heading into the 2018 campaign. Even so, Long still could require surgery to address the torn tendon and ligaments in his left hand and the torn labrum in his left shoulder, with the latter injury being something he had played through since August of 2016. It's expected that Long will be ready to go for the start of training camp next summer, but the three-time Pro Bowler's litany of health issues the past couple of seasons may make it difficult for the Bears to rely on him playing all 16 games in 2018.
With the Bears unable to venture into scoring range after the first quarter, Santos' injury didn't have much impact on Sunday's game. He dealt with a groin injury earlier this season, prompting the Chiefs to place him on injured reserve and eventually release him. The Bears could turn back to Connor Barth, who was released to make room for Santos a few weeks ago.
Young is signed with the Bears through 2018, and in his four years with the team he's recorded 26 sacks in 50 games. Should he make a healthy return to the lineup, he'll be a solid IDP option, based on his ability to pile up sacks.
Cunningham was a core special-teamer who returned 26 kickoffs and also shared passing-down work out of the backfield with Tarik Cohen. WIth his one-year contract having expired, he'll be an unrestricted free agent and should have no trouble latching onto a similar role with another squad if he doesn't re-sign with the Bears. With an average of 40 touches over the last three years, he'll likely continue to be a depth option in fantasy leagues.
Spruce is now a free agent who can look for another team to pick him up for an expected practice squad role.
Houston-Carson, a backup free safety, has played just 25 snaps over the first two years of his career while primarily playing on special teams. He'll be an exclusive-rights free agent this offseason, and if he remains in Chicago, he'll likely continue to see limited snaps on defense.
Wheaton's entering the last year of his contract, but unless he gives the new coaching staff reason for optimism that he'll improve, he easily could find himself in an uphill battle to make the team. He certainly had opportunity to carve out a role in an offense that was pretty much devoid of playmakers at wide receiver, but he was targeted just 17 times over 11 games. Although he had a pair of reasonably productive seasons in 2014 and 2015, he's posted just 102 yards in 14 games since that time, and he'll need to have an impressive training camp to merit a spot on most fantasy teams in 2018.
Unrein's season comes to an end after he aggravated a nagging knee injury in Sunday's loss to the 49ers. In 12 games (eight starts), Unrein recorded 32 tackles (25 solo) and 2.5 sacks, as the veteran continued to see his role grow in his third season with the team. Now sidelined, expect second-year pro Jonathan Bullard to take over as starter for the remainder of the season.
Mizzell served as the fourth-string running back, and the Bears stayed relatively healthy at the position all season, so he was never pressed into action. He's signed for two more seasons, but with Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen serving as the top options in the backfield, he'll likely need an injury in order to see significant playing time. Should he find his way into the mix next season, his best chance for fantasy production would likely be as a pass-catcher, as he averaged 63 receptions over his last two collegiate campaigns.
Freeman received the 10-game ban in late October for a repeat violation of the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy and was able to serve the suspension while he remained on injured reserve due to a season-ending torn pectoral muscle in addition to a concussion. Though Freeman is under contract with the Bears through 2018, there isn't any guaranteed money left on his deal. If the Bears elect to release Freeman this offseason, it's possible he has played his last NFL game, as the linebacker acknowledged shortly after the suspension was handed down that his career could be over following his latest head injury, according to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com.
McKay finished the 2017 season on the Bears' practice squad following his injury-marred stint with the Titans in the preseason. He'll likely need to impress on special teams this offseason in order to have a chance at cracking the final roster.
Tialavelea, a tight end who was attempting to transition to a spot on the offensive line, must not have shown enough potential at his new position to warrant a roster spot.
As expected, Floyd's season is officially over after he was diagnosed with MCL and PCL sprains in his right knee. The linebacker will undergo surgery within the week. Floyd's absence will leave a gap within the Bears' defensive front, and they'll use his roster spot to promote linebacker Howard Jones to their active roster.
Houston only collected one sack in four games with the Texans, but after the Bears claimed him off waivers, he ended the season with four sacks in five games. He's now an unrestricted free agent who'll likely find work as a situational pass rusher who's demonstrated the ability to create sacks, although his landing spot will ultimately determine his fantasy value.
Lee joins the 53-man roster after the Bears placed veteran lineman Kyle Long (shoulder) on injured reserve. Lee played collegiately at nearby Illinois State before spending time with the Saints and Bengals this offseason. He has been on the Bears' practice squad for the entirety of the regular season.
While it isn't clear if Grant is past the head injury that landed him on IR in the first place, he'll be eligible to sign with another team if he passes through waivers.
Gentry moved from the Bears' practice squad to the active roster multiple times this season, ultimately finishing the year on the former. The Wyoming product is a nifty route-runner who should have a real shot to claim a spot on the Bears' unsettled depth chart with a strong offseason.
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.
Timu has missed three consecutive games, but the team's bye week appears to have provided the necessary recovery time. The 25-year-old likely will serve as a reserve linebacker and special teams player if he can avoid a setback this week.
Trevathan finished the season somewhat slowly, as he averaged six tackles over the last three games, but he continued to show that he can post elite IDP numbers by collecting double-digit stops on five occasions. He's signed through the 2019 season, and as long as he remains healthy he's still an upper-echelon IDP based on his ability to pile up big tackle numbers.
Anderson logged nine tackles in 10 games for the Bears this season, mostly serving as a special teams contributor. The move makes room for defensive lineman Rashaad Coward to join the team's 53-man roster.
Inman had a hot start with the Bears after joining them in Week 10. He posted at least 64 yards in two of his first three games. However, he then had just 66 yards over his next four games before ending the season on a high note with 94 yards in the season finale. As an unrestricted free agent, it's almost certain that he'll latch on somewhere, and with an 810-yard season on his resume in 2016, if he lands in a good situation, he could be a player with a path to becoming a consistent fantasy producer.
After having an amazing rookie season in 2016 when he ran for 5.2 yards per carry and accounted for over 1600 total yards, he saw his yardage dropped by almost 400 yards while being held to fewer than 4.1 yards per attempt in 2017. It certainly didn't help that opposing defenses gave little respect to the anemic Bears passing attack, and Howard routinely saw stacked boxes that lowered his potential for consistent big games. Over the season, he was very game-script dependent, as he rushed for 579 yards and five touchdowns in four games that the Bears either won or kept close throughout, while he was held to fewer than 10 rushing yards on three different occasions in blowout losses. If the team's passing attack begins to improve in 2018, he'll likely show a bit more consistency, but regardless, he'll clearly remain as a solid weekly fantasy starter as he enters the third-year of his four-year rookie contract.
After catching just one pass on two targets over the first eight games of the season, Shaheen posted at least 39 yards in three of his last five games while scoring twice during that span. On the season, he was targeted more than twice on just two occasions, but he certainly showed flashes that will cause fantasy managers to realize he's a player who could become a strong producer. Going into his second NFL season, he may still need another year or so to continue his development, but he could be a tantalizing upside pick in fantasy drafts.
Burton played fewer than 20 offensive snaps in every game, and he usually played in short-yardage situations when a fullback was needed in the formation. He'll go into the last year of a two-year contract, and it's unlikely that his role will be much different than it was in 2017.
Compton sustained a concussion in Week 15 against the Lions and wasn't available for last week's game against the Browns. However, his full participation in practice Wednesday puts him on track to make a return for Sunday's season finale against the Vikings.
Wright, despite an unimpressive yardage total in 2017, easily posted the most receiving yardage of any Bears' wide receiver. He primarily benefited from running his routes in the slot in an extremely conservative pass offense that rarely took downfield shots, allowing him to benefit from plenty of high-percentage targets. He'll be an unrestricted free agent, and should be able to land a deal that'll allow him to compete for a role as a starting slot receiver, and any fantasy value he'll have will be directly dependent upon his landing spot and potential role.
This move was expected, as Kush tore his hamstring at practice. He was slated to be a swing player for the interior of the Bears' offensive line, so he would have served as a valuable presence backing up the currently injured Kyle Long (ankle). However, this injury does not figure to impact any of the Bears' skill players heading into the season.
Hicks set a career-high with 8.5 sacks and now has 15 sacks in his first two seasons with the Bears after having collected just 9.5 sacks in his five years in the league before heading to Chicago. The veteran had a great first half with seven sacks, before going into a five-game drought, but he'll continue to be a solid, though not elite, IDP option as he heads into the third year of a six-year contract with the Bears.
Nugent's 84.6 percent success rate was his best since 2011, and he's hovered between 79 and 83 percent for the majority of his 11-year career. The unrestricted free agent will likely have a chance to compete for a starting job with a team during training camp, and his fantasy value will be connected to his landing spot.
Amukamara has posted at least 46 tackles in each of the last six seasons, but he hasn't picked off a pass in either of the last two campaigns. He'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and he'll likely be playing for his fourth team in four years while being a middling IDP option at cornerback.
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.
While functioning as the starter, he won one of four starts, but he easily could've had a win against the Falcons after having two dropped passes in the end zone on the final drive as time expired. He'll be one of the better backups in the league, as he'll go into the second of a three-year deal with the Bears in 2018, but even if he makes starts, it's unlikely he'll be anything more than a fantasy starter in leagues that start two quarterbacks.
Hall was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury before the regular season began and was activated in Week 13, but he only played two snaps on the season as the third-string free safety. He's signed through 2019 and he'll likely continue to serve as a backup, significantly limiting his IDP value.
Trubisky also added 248 yards and two touchdowns as a rusher during his rookie campaign. Working with one of the weakest wide receiver groups in the NFL, the coaching staff typically implemented conservative weekly game plans to keep their franchise quarterback from having too much on his plate, which limited both his upside and downside as a fantasy performer. With Cameron Meredith expected to make a full recovery for the 2018 season, he'll immediately have at least one outstanding weapon at receiver, and with another off-season to continue his development, he could find himself with a chance to become a borderline starting fantasy option as he enters the second season of his four-year rookie deal.
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 has caught a total of 35 passes in 35 NFL games covering four seasons with the Bears and the Ravens. He'll be a restricted free agent this offseason, but with Adam Shaheen and Dion Sims slated to be the primary tight ends in 2018, he'll either continue to serve in a reserve capacity in Chicago or look for a similar role elsewhere.
Going into this season, the team was clearly not pleased with their 2014 first-round draft choice and chose not to pick up his 2018 option before the season began, making him an unrestricted free agent this offseason. However, Fuller had a breakout season that included 22 passes defensed while consistently providing excellent coverage, helping the Bears to become a defense that was ranked in the top half of the league. He should be highly sought after in free agency and he'll be an above-average IDP as long as he continues to perform as he did in 2017.
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 started the season as a special-teamer, but as injuries struck the Bears' secondary, he was thrust into a starting role in Week 4. He quickly became an excellent IDP performer, as he collected at least six tackles in all but one of his 10 starts, and he became valuable enough to the team that he was removed from special teams in the last two games of the season. Assuming he's earned a starting role for 2018, he should be one of the top IDPs selected at safety in fantasy drafts as he enters the last year of his contract with the Bears.
Cooper signed with the Bears as a free agent and started the first two games of the season, but averaged fewer than five snaps over the last 10 games. He's signed for the next two years, and if the team loses Kyle Fuller in free agency, Cooper could regain a starting role and regain some value as an IDP.
Miller's move to IR is merely a formality after the tight end suffered a likely career-ending injury in the Bears' last game Oct. 29 against the Saints. While the vascular surgery Miller required to preserve his left leg was successful and he was cleared to head back to Chicago earlier this week, he's still set to undergo additional surgeries to repair the ligaments in his leg. The Bears signed fellow tight end Ben Braunecker from their practice squad to take Miller's spot on the 53-man roster.
Earmarked for a starting role at receiver entering the 2017 campaign, Meredith never earned the opportunity to build on his 66-catch, 888-yard sophomore campaign after tearing the ACL in his left knee during the Bears' third preseason contest. Now more than four months along in his rehab, Meredith seems to be making positive progress. He said that he's been able to do some light running and leg-strengthening exercises, putting him on track to be fully healed by the summer. The Bears were never really able to find a dependable top target in the passing game while he was sidelined, so Meredith should have the inside track to a starting role if he checks out fine on the health front during camp.
Grasu hasn't appeared in a game since Week 3, but appears to be healthy coming off the Bears' bye week. Thursday and Friday's practice sessions should provide further clarity on whether the 26-year-old has fully recovered from the injury.
The nature of Morgan's injury isn't clear. He's unlikely to come off IR before season's end unless he agrees to an injury settlement with the Bears.
Bellamy has been in the league five years and will be an unrestricted free agent as he enters his age-29 season. Although his aforementioned receiving yardage total was the best of his career, the fact he was unable to carve out much of a role on a team desperate for receiver help implies he'll serve as no better than a fourth or fifth wideout on a short-term contract in his next stop.
Jones became a regular part of the defense in Week 5 when the Bears dealt with injuries at linebacker, and in the following eight games, he was an IDP star by averaging a shade under eight tackles while notching a pair of sacks. Unfortunately, the coaching staff moved him back into a reserve role over the last four games of the season, making him a non-factor for fantasy managers. He'll enter the off-season as an unrestricted free agent, and if he lands a starting job, he should be a weekly fantasy starter.
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, a dynamic rookie performer, was terribly underutilized despite being arguably the best offensive weapon on the team. He actually had his best game of the season in Week 1, when he posted 113 combined yards and a touchdown on 13 touches, but he only received double-digit touches on four other occasions. He also showed excellent versatility as an elite playmaker by adding passing and punt-return touchdowns. Going into the second year of his rookie contract in 2018, he'll benefit by the departure of former head coach John Fox and his conservative approach; if he's deployed strategically by the new coaching staff, he could be a breakout fantasy performer with massive upside.
Scales was thought to be a fringe roster guy before suffering a knee injury. He will now spend 2017 on the team's IR.
Kwiatkoski became a regular in the Bears' linebackercorps 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's three sacks were the most he's had in a season since his first two years in the league, when he was with the Cardinals in 2011 and 2012. He'll be headed for unrestricted free agency, but after averaging fewer than three tackles in each of his seven seasons he'll be a low-upside IDP, regardless of destination.
Irving suffered a knee injury at Wednesday's practice and will spend the remainder of the season on IR as a result. The rookie played in five games over the course of the season, but failed to log any tackles.
Sanchez has been in the league seven years, but has attempted just 109 passes over the last three campaigns as a backup. He'll likely latch on as a second-stringer somewhere and he's unlikely to be a fantasy option unless he finds his way into the starting lineup.
Jackson was an uneven IDP performer over the Bears first 11 games, but he 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 and 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.
White was always considered a long shot to suit up again in 2017 after fracturing his shoulder blade in the Week 1 loss to the Falcons and requiring surgery, but the Bears' decision to designate safeties Deiondre' Hall (hamstring) and Quintin Demps (arm) for returns officially closes the door on the wideout playing in any of the team's final five games. The expectation is that White will be fully recovered from surgery early in the offseason, the Bears probably aren't banking on the 2015 first-round pick filling a vital role in the receiving corps at this point. He'll enter the final season of his rookie contract with just five career NFL games under his belt, as injuries have stunted his development.
Sitton hasn't played nor practiced since suffering his ankle injury two weeks ago, and his absence comes as no surprise. Look for Hroniss Grasu or Bradley Sowell to start in Sitton's place.
Goldman posted a career-high with 44 tackles, but despite playing 608 snaps, more than 90 more than he's played in either of his first two years with the Bears, his 1.5 sacks represented the lowest total of his career. He'll enter the fourth and final year of his rookie deal, but he hasn't done enough to be considered a reliable fantasy option at this point of his career.
Callahan picked off the first two passes of his career, but he averaged two tackles per game, and he provided very little fantasy production in most of his appearances. He'll be a restricted free agent this off-season, and unless he shows continued improvement as a playmaker, he'll be a weak fantasy option.
Demps was originally put on IR after fracturing his arm in Week 3. He returned to practice two weeks ago, but he's still dealing with nerve issues in his arm and will therefore return to IR. Demps logged 12 tackles in three games with the Bears this season.
Jenkins split last season between New Orleans and Seattle, recording 13 tackles in nine games. He only has 62 tackles and 1.5 sacks in his four-year career, but at 350-plus pounds, he could be of use to Chicago's run defense in a depth role.
Sims functioned as the primary blocking tight end for the Bears, and he should continue to function in a full-time role as he enters the second year of a three-year contract in 2018. However, the Bears will likely expect Adam Shaheen to emerge as the primary receiving tight end, so unless Shaheen struggles or gets injured, it's unlikely that Sims becomes a consistent fantasy option.
McPhee will be replaced on the 53-man roster by fellow linebacker Jonathan Anderson, who was signed in a corresponding move. Since inking a five-year, $38.75 million pact with the Bears in March of 2015, McPhee has had difficulty staying healthy, with chronic knee issues hindering him in addition to the right shoulder injury he sustained in the Week 15 loss to the Lions. McPhee will wrap up the 2017 campaign with 21 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble across 13 appearances.
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.
Ayers, a 2016 seventh-rounder, most recently played for the Steelers in 2016 when he appeared in two games in which he racked up six receptions, 53 receiving yards and one touchdown. He'll likely need an impressive offseason in order to have a chance at making the final roster, however.