Bears Fantasy Rankings, Projections, Analysis for Every Player

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Sep 9, 2018; Green Bay, WI, USA; Chicago Bears head coach Mike Nagy watches quarterback Mitchell Trubisky (10) warm up before game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

  • See our experts' fantasy rankings, projections and analysis for every relevant Chicago Bears player.

The Bears were a top-10 scoring offense for the first time since 2013 thanks in large part to head coach Matt Nagy.

Can we expect another Pro Bowl season from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky? Will Tarik Cohen be a dominant dual-threat out of the backfield? Can Allen Robinson function as an elite No. 1 receiver?

Our analysts rank all their key players by scoring format, project their season-long stat lines and analyze their overall outlooks heading into the season.

Bears Fantasy Rankings, Projections

Mitchell Trubisky, QB

  • Pass: 329 comp | 500 att | 65.8 comp% | 3,692 yds | 25.2 TDs | 13 INTs
  • Rush: 71 car | 385 yds | 3 TDs

David Montgomery, RB

  • Rush: 188 car | 802 yds | 6.8 TDs
  • Rec: 32 catches | 260 yds | 1 TDs

Mike Davis, RB

  • Rush: 91 car | 373 yds | 2.7 TDs
  • Rec: 14 catches | 103 yds | 0.4 TDs
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Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Tarik Cohen

Tarik Cohen, RB

  • Rush: 66 car | 290 yds | 2 TDs
  • Rec: 54 catches | 473 yds | 2.6 TDs

Allen Robinson, WR

  • Rec: 64.2 catches | 886 yds | 5.8 TDs

Anthony Miller, WR

  • Rec: 45.9 catches | 597 yds | 5.3 TDs

Taylor Gabriel, WR

  • Rec: 43 catches | 490 yds | 2.5 TDs

Trey Burton, TE

  • Rec: 47 catches | 509 yds | 4.8 TDs

Note: Projections as of August 22.

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Bears Fantasy Outlooks

Chris Raybon analyzes Bears head coach Matt Nagy’s playcalling tendencies to predict who could benefit the most.

  • Nagy got Allen Robinson matched up in the slot on 40% of his snaps last season, doubling his previous career high, and it paid off as A-Rob’s 8.9 yards per target and 7.1% TD rate from the slot were a step up from his 7.6 and 3.0% marks when lined up outside. If you aren’t excited about a receiver who averaged 4.2 catches, 58 yards and 0.31 touchdowns per game, I get it, but remove the two games Chase Daniel started and include A-Rob’s 10/143/1 postseason eruption against Philly, and all of a sudden he’s at 4.8/65/0.42 and goes from WR39 to WR24 in PPR points per game.
  • Injuries had a major impact on Nagy’s game plans last season. For instance, Mitch Trubisky averaged 32.6 pass attempts in 11 games with Robinson healthy, but 25.0 in three games with him out. And rather than have Daniel air it out in his two starts in relief of Trubisky, Nagy had Daniels force-feed Tarik Cohen, who averaged a ridiculous 11.0 targets, 9.5 catches, 101.0 yards, and 0.5 TDs as a receiver in those contests compared to 4.8-3.7-37.0-0.3 in all other games. Keep this in mind when making start/sit decisions or building DFS lineups.
  • The whole offense was forced to endure the inefficiency stemming from Jordan Howard being a poor scheme fit. His lack of pass-catching ability restricted what Nagy could do out of the shotgun, but he was also a liability in under-center formations (3.2 yards per carry). Nagy replaced Howard with two backs who have more diverse skill sets in David Montgomery and free agent Mike Davis. Along with Cohen, they’ve been referred to as a three-headed monster, but it might end up being a two-headed monster of Montgomery and Davis. Nagy lined up Cohen as a wide receiver on 34% of his snaps last season and had him block on just 2.5% of his pass snaps, lowest among all running backs. This suggests Nagy used Cohen as a running back more out of necessity. Montgomery would essentially need this to turn back into a two-man show to outplay his ADP, and Cohen’s versatile skill set may end up being the reason it ends up as one, except with Montgomery and Davis instead of Montgomery-Cohen.

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