Data as of December 10, 2023.
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Chicago Bears running back Roschon Johnson had a minimal impact in Week 14, carrying the ball only once for six yards in the team's 28-13 victory over the Lions. The return of D'Onta Foreman diminished the rookie's role, despite Johnson averaging 10 touches per game over the previous three weeks. Before the bye week, he managed 15 touches for 75 yards without Foreman. However, in Week 14, Johnson found himself behind both Foreman and Khalil Herbert. The concerning aspect lies in how the Bears distributed carries to other backs in crucial moments of the game. While rookies often see increased opportunities post-bye week, the crowded running back room in Chicago may limit Johnson's involvement throughout the season. Facing the Browns in Week 15, a team allowing the 19th-most points per game to running backs this year, Johnson remains a stash for now until he secures a more consistent role.
December 10, 2023 10:22 PM EST
Chicago Bears running back Khalil Herbert had a quiet showing in Week 14, managing just three rushes for eight yards in the team's 28-13 win over the Lions. Despite initially seeming to secure the lead-back role, the 25-year-old missed five games and hasn't played in more than 50% of snaps since his return. Notably, Herbert received no passing work in the game, raising concerns about his role considering the current absence of a clear path to 10 or more carries. In Week 14, D'Onta Foreman emerged as the primary back, handling 14 touches compared to Herbert's three. As the Bears gear up to face the Browns in Week 15, a team allowing the 19th-most points per game to running backs this season, Herbert's fantasy appeal remains uncertain. With Foreman preferred and Roschon Johnson entering the mix, Herbert is a tough option for fantasy managers moving forward.
December 10, 2023 10:08 PM EST
Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet continues to produce in 2023, marking his seventh game this year with at least seven targets. In the team's 28-13 Week 14 win over the Lions, the 24-year-old caught five of seven targets for 66 yards. Kmet has received at least seven targets in five of the last six games, which bodes well for him in PPR formats. The Notre Dame alum hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 9 but has posted at least 10 PPR points in each of the last two weeks. While high yardage may not be expected, his consistent target volume makes him a reliable play with significant upside if he can find the end zone. Facing the Browns in Week 15, who allow the fewest points per game to tight ends this year, Kmet has a challenging matchup, but his integral role in the offense could still make him a decent option.
December 10, 2023 9:53 PM EST
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields continues to excel against the Detroit Lions, achieving at least 20 fantasy points against them for the third time in the last two years and maintaining a consistent performance with at least 17 points in every game. In Week 14, Fields showcased his versatility by going 19 of 33 for 223 passing yards and a touchdown, complemented by 12 rushes for 58 yards and a rushing touchdown in the Bears' 28-13 victory over the Lions. This marked only the second game this year where the Ohio State alum scored multiple touchdowns without any turnovers, a pivotal factor in leading the Bears to success. Notably, Fields has thrown just one interception in his last five healthy games. Heading into Week 15 against the Browns, who allow the third-fewest points per game to quarterbacks this season, Fields remains a compelling option, leveraging both his passing and running abilities to contribute significantly to fantasy lineups.
December 10, 2023 9:40 PM EST
Chicago Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney has faced a challenging season, lacking touchdowns since Week 1 and exceeding 50 yards in just three games. Week 14 saw the 26-year-old match his season-high target count from Week 1 with seven, but he only managed two catches for 44 yards in the team's 28-13 win over the Lions. While it marked his first game in four with over 30 yards, the significant targets hint at untapped potential. With DJ Moore leading the passing game and Cole Kmet as a secondary option, Mooney struggles to secure a consistent role in a run-focused team. In Week 15 against the Browns, who allow the second-fewest points to receivers, Mooney's reliance on big plays or touchdowns positions him better for the bench unless he establishes a more dependable role in the offense, making his fantasy outlook uncertain heading into the crucial matchups.
December 10, 2023 9:26 PM EST