2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
Chicago Bears
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Bears just missed out winning the division last season, so they have a pretty good shot at a return to the playoffs. Chicago will need their defense to play better, though. If that happens, this team can make the playoffs and make a run. Their offense should be very good with three of the top offensive players in the game (Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte). The defense is the wild card, though, after a few down seasons compared to past years. They need to get better on that side of the ball to take another step forward this season.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
We don't think he'll have a huge season but receiver Marquess Wilson should produce some big games along the way as the No. 3 receiver for the Bears. He'll get a lot me playing time this season. He won't be consistent for fantasy teams but an option in the right matchup. Wilson can get around 700 yards and five touchdowns. He is a big-play threat with the ball in his hands.
FANTASY DUD
Tight end Martellus Bennett had a career season last year but might have a hard time matching those numbers. He has more to compete with for targets (three solid receivers), so he'll have some inconsistent weeks. Bennett scored just once touchdowns the last nine games of last season and had less than 50 yards seven of the last 10 games. His finish to the season is a pretty good indication of his role in the offense going forward.

Team Notes

Aug 20, 03:03 PM Chicago Bears OT Jordan Mills (foot) was on the field during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Aug 20, 08:43 AM Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (knee), OG Brian de la Puente (knee), OG Eben Britton (hamstring) and CB Isaiah Frey (hamstring) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 19. TE Dante Rosario (calf) and WR Chris X. Williams (hamstring) returned to practice.
Aug 20, 08:23 AM Chicago Bears OT Jordan Mills (foot) is in danger of missing Week 1. He has worn a walking boot sporadically throughout camp after January surgery to repair a broken metatarsal in his left foot.
Aug 20, 06:03 AM Nothing has been made official, but sources indicate the Tennessee Titans may sign free-agent WR Eric Weems (Bears)
Aug 20, 05:33 AM The Chicago Bears and WR Santonio Holmes reached agreement on a minimum salary benefit contract for Holmes that offers no guaranteed money. Holmes signed with the Bears on Saturday, Aug. 16, and the minimum level for a player of his experience is $855,000.
Aug 19, 03:53 PM Chicago Bears CB Kyle Fuller (ankle) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Aug 19, 03:53 PM Chicago Bears OT Jordan Mills (foot) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Aug 18, 09:52 PM The Chicago Bears signed free-agent RB Darius Reynaud (Jets) and free-agent CB Peyton Thompson (Redskins) to one-year deals Monday, Aug. 18. In a corresponding move, the team waived LS Chad Rempel and P Tress Way.
Aug 18, 08:33 PM Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson (collarbone) could be out until at least midseason after undergoing surgery to repair a broken collarbone, a person with knowledge of the injury said Monday, Aug. 18.
Aug 18, 06:52 PM Chicago Bears WR Josh Morgan will work as the No. 3 wide receiver during practice this week and could also fill that role during the third preseason game, according to head coach Marc Trestman.
Aug 18, 03:22 PM Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (knee), CB Kyle Fuller (ankle), OT Jordan Mills (foot), C Brian De La Puente (undisclosed), OG Eben Britton (hamstring) and CB Isaiah Frey (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Aug. 18.
Aug 16, 06:32 PM The Chicago Bears released WR Eric Weems.
Aug 16, 10:32 AM The Chicago Bears signed WR Santonio Holmes (Jets) Saturday, Aug. 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Fantasy Impact: He could emerge as the No. 3 receiver for the Bears but nothing is certain right now.
Aug 16, 12:22 AM Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears TE Dante Rosario (calf) missed the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 14, against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to a mild calf injury.
Aug 16, 12:22 AM Chicago Bears WR Josh Morgan is a possibility for the No. 3 wide receiver job with WR Marquess Wilson (collarbone) sidelined after surgery. WRs Micheal Spurlock, Eric Weems and Chris Williams are also in the mix for the job.
Aug 16, 12:12 AM Chicago Bears RB Michael Ford is behind both RBs Ka'Deem Carey and Shaun Draughn due to inconsistency, head coach Marc Trestman said Friday, Aug. 15.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Lamarr Houston, DE; Jared Allen, DE; Brian De La Puente, C; Willie Young, DE. 

Losses:
Devin Hester, WR; Henry Melton, DT; Julius Peppers, DE; Corey Wootton, DE; Josh McCown, QB; Major Wright, S. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  14 Kyle FullerDB
 # 2  19 Ego FergusonDL
 # 3  18 Will SuttonDL
 # 4  17 Ka'Deem CareyRB
 # 4  31 Brock VereenDB
 # 6  7 David FalesQB
 # 6  15 Pat O'DonnellP
 # 7  31 Charles Leno Jr.OL
 Undrafted Jordan LynchRB

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 7 1:00PM     Buffalo
2     Sep 14 8:30PM     at San Francisco
3     Sep 22 8:30PM     at New York Jets
4     Sep 28 1:00PM     Green Bay
5     Oct 5 1:00PM     at Carolina
6     Oct 12 1:00PM     at Atlanta
7     Oct 19 1:00PM     Miami
8     Oct 26 1:00PM     at New England
-- Week 9 Bye --
10     Nov 9 8:30PM     at Green Bay
11     Nov 16 1:00PM     Minnesota
12     Nov 23 1:00PM     Tampa Bay
13     Nov 27 12:30PM     at Detroit
14     Dec 4 8:25PM     Dallas
15     Dec 15 8:30PM     New Orleans
16     Dec 21 1:00PM     Detroit
17     Dec 28 1:00PM     at Minnesota
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