2016 Fantasy Football Projections: Chicago Bears

- Updated: Friday, August 26th


In addition to 2016 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2016 fantasy football projections for the Chicago Bears.

Quarterbacks

PlayerComp.Att.YardsTDINTRushYardsTDPoints
Jay Cutler340526405027.113.7391971.4284.8
Injuries at wide receiver limited Cutler's fantasy production, but he still completed 64.4 percent of his pass attempts (second-most in his career) and averaged a career-high 7.6 Y/A. The team's top-three wide receivers -- Alshon Jeffery, Kevin White and Eddie Royal -- played a total of 18 games last season. Not surprisingly, Cutler averaged more than three fantasy points per game more with Jeffery (16.41/G) than he did without him (13.13/G). With a healthy supporting cast, Cutler should at least finish as a top-20 fantasy quarterback with top-12 upside.
Brian Hoyer59640.30.23403.96

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Running Backs

PlayerAtt.YardsTDRec.YardsTDPoints
Jeremy Langford2208916.6282181156.5
Filling in as a starter for Matt Forte in Weeks 9 to 11, Langford racked up 366 yards from scrimmage and four touchdowns in his three starts. While he averaged more than 20 fantasy points per game in his three starts, Langford averaged only 3.63 yards per carry on the season. If Langford doesn't improve his efficiency, the team's other backs could see expanded roles as the season progresses.
Jordan Howard753262.99630.156.9
Leading up to the NFL Draft, one AFC running backs coach called Howard the "best runner in this year's draft" (via NFL.com). There were comments earlier this offseason about the possibility of the Bears using a hot-hand approach, but Howard isn't yet second on the depth chart, which limits his upside.
Ka'Deem Carey602461.58580.240.6
Jacquizz Rodgers361260.5211430.432.3

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Wide Receivers

PlayerRec.YardsTDRushYardsTDPoints
Alshon Jeffery86125610.12110187.3
In an injury-marred 2015 season, Jeffery averaged 6.0 catches and 89.7 yards per game, both of which were career highs. If he can stay healthy for a full season, Jeffery should finish as a top-10 fantasy receiver. That said, Jeffrey has now missed six-plus games in two of his four NFL seasons.
Kevin White528796160124.5
White missed all of his rookie season due to a stress fracture in his shin. Recovered from last year's injury, White has all of the physical tools to develop into a dominant receiver in the league and should finish second on the team in targets behind Alshon Jeffery in 2016.
Eddie Royal534883.429070.1
Josh Bellamy131480.800019.6
Marquess Wilson101520.700019.4
Daniel Braverman6580.21407.4

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Tight Ends

PlayerRec.YardsTDPoints
Zach Miller516174.890.5
With Martellus Bennett now in New England, Miller takes over as the team's top tight end. With Bennett sidelined over the final three weeks of the season, Miller hauled in 18 catches for 211 yards and a touchdown during that span.
Rob Housler81030.211.5

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