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Coach Marc Trestman confirms Willie Young did tear his Achilles tendon and will undergo surgery.

A huge bummer for Young and a blow to the Bears defense. Not that anyone in fantasy would ever use the Bears defense, but knowing that Young is out will surely help inspire the Vikings this week.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Dec, 02:58 PMSource

Bears plan to start Jay Cutler Sunday in finale, with rookie David Fales serving as the backup.

Well at least the Bears didn't spite themselves and go with Fales to start. The leash will likely be short on Cutler though, so even though it's a favorable match-up with the Vikings, he could be a big risk for fantasy purposes.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Dec, 02:39 PMSource

Bears announce Jimmy Clausen (concussion) won't play against the Vikings on Sunday.

Now the question remains, do the Breas put Cutler back under center and try an win their Week 17 match-up or will they spite themselves and go with David Fales. This should be an interesting development, but most of all, we wish Clausen a speedy recovery.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Dec, 02:32 PMSource

Robbie Gould (quadricep) says he's done for the season.

Well, considering the Bears have one more game and have been eliminated from the playoffs, there's not much else left for him. The 32-year old kicker finishes the season 9-for-12 on field goals with 28 extra-points converted in 12 games. He's missed the last three games with this quad injury.
Analyst: Howard Bender  View Profile

22 Dec, 10:54 AMSource

Update: Willie Young (Achilles') will miss the Bears' regular season finale.

Young will have to miss the final week of his breakout season as he has been diagnosed with a torn Achillies. After only having four total sacks in six seasons, Young broke out in the 2014 season with 10 sacks in 15 games. Look for Trevor Scott to fill in for Young in the finale next week.
Analyst: Dom Murtha  View Profile

21 Dec, 09:31 PMSource

Christian Jones recorded 11 tackles along with a sack in Chicago’s 20-14 loss to the Lions.

Jones had a big game against the Lions racking up 11 tackles and a sack. The Bears defense is generally awful but he was a bright spot on a day where Chicago contained Matthew Stafford. He is a decent option in IDP leagues next week against a Vikings team that does not have an explosive running game.
Analyst: Michael A. Stein  View Profile

21 Dec, 07:19 PM

Jay Feely did not have any field goal attempts and converted both of his extra point attempts in the Bears loss to Detroit on Sunday.

Feely was active for today's game in place of Robbie Gould and did not even attempt a field goal. The veteran is not a fantasy option at all despite his past success with Arizona, Atlanta and the Giants.
Analyst: Michael A. Stein  View Profile

21 Dec, 07:18 PM

Martellus Bennett caught one pass on three targets for zero yards and no touchdowns in the Bears’ loss to the Lions.

Bennett was a major disappointment for fantasy GM's in championship week with only one catch for no yards. He had been a productive tight end for most of the season but failed to show up when it counted the most. The change at quarterback likely did not help especially because he was only targeted three times.
Analyst: Michael A. Stein  View Profile

21 Dec, 07:18 PM

Marquess Wilson caught seven passes on ten targets for 66 yards and no touchdowns in Chicago’s loss to Detroit on Sunday.

With Brandon Marshall gone for the season and Alshon Jeffery moved up to the number one receiver slot, Marquess Wilson has been given an opportunity to see a lot of action since returning from injury. He caught 70% of his targets averaging less than ten yards per catch.
Analyst: Michael A. Stein  View Profile

21 Dec, 07:17 PM

Alshon Jeffery caught six passes on 15 targets for 72 yards and one touchdown in the Bears’ 20-14 loss to Detroit.

Jeffery inexplicably dropped several passes which explains why he only caught 40% of his targets. He did catch a touchdown pass but could have had much better statistics had he not suffered from a case of the dropsies. He would be a legitimate WR1 under normal circumstances, but his value is slightly mitigated with Jimmy Clausen playing quarterback,
Analyst: Michael A. Stein  View Profile

21 Dec, 07:17 PM

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