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

May 20, 12:33 PM Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte is entering the final year of his current contract, according to Spotrac.com. Forte turns 30 years old Dec. 10 and could struggle to find a full-time role in 2016 if he is unwilling to take a drastic pay cut from his current $9.2 million salary. Forte's receiving skills will endear him to a team, but he may be required to share carries.
May 15, 07:22 PM Free-agent LB Lance Briggs (Bears) has drawn interest from the San Francisco 49ers this offseason, but the 49ers have no immediate plans to sign the veteran with LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) looking great in his recovery from a serious knee injury.
May 11, 10:22 PM The San Francisco 49ers are interested in free-agent LB Lance Briggs (Bears), a source said Monday, May 11. Any player signed after May 12 does not count against the NFL's formula for awarding compensatory picks.
May 09, 01:42 PM Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has some familiarity with offensive coordinator Adam Gase. Gase and Cutler met when Cutler was still an NFL prospect, and Cutler was still with the Denver Broncos when Gase came to Denver. 'I feel comfortable with him. We have a good relationship so far and we're just going to keep working to get better,' Gase said.
Apr 30, 03:42 PM Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte said he has talked with general manager Ryan Pace about a contract extension but will not be receiving a new deal at this point. Forte said he will not hold out because of his contract and will play under his current contract but would prefer a new deal.
Apr 30, 03:02 PM Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett is not expected to be traded during the 2015 NFL Draft, according to head coach John Fox. Fox said he has talked with Bennett and indicated that Bennett is part of the team.
Apr 29, 03:33 PM Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett was the subject of trade talks between the Bears and Seattle Seahawks before Seattle traded for TE Jimmy Graham this offseason. Bennett is reportedly currently being shopped.
Apr 29, 02:33 PM Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett could be on the move since the Bears are entertaining trade offers for him, according to sources. Bennett is looking for a new contract from the Bears or from any team that acquires him.
Apr 28, 05:13 PM Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte was not present for the team's commencement of their voluntary minicamp Tuesday, April 28. Forte was also absent for the beginning of the offseason program, and could be hinting at a holdout as he pursues an extension before the final year of his contract.

Fantasy Impact: We'll keep you posted but most indications are he isn't holding out just yet. Stay tuned.
Apr 25, 03:32 PM Chicago Bears TE Martellus Bennett did not participate in the voluntary offseason program, according to sources.
Apr 23, 12:52 PM Free-agent TE Bear Pascoe (Falcons) signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears Thursday, April 23. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Apr 20, 05:02 PM Updating a previous item, free-agent SS Adrian Wilson (Bears) signed a contract to officially retire with the Arizona Cardinals.
Apr 20, 07:22 AM Free-agent SS Adrian Wilson (Bears) is expected to retire Monday, April 20, and join the Arizona Cardinals coaching staff. The Cardinals, the team Wilson played for from 2001-2012, have announced a press conference.
Apr 14, 05:33 PM Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte didn't make a big deal out of his absence during the team's voluntary offseason program. Forte stressed the voluntary aspect of the workouts and said he'll be present when it counts.
Apr 14, 01:03 AM Free-agent OT Eben Britton (Bears) has been suspended four games by the NFL for an unspecified violation.
Apr 13, 08:02 PM Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte was not present for the start of the offseason workouts Monday, April 13, according to sources. Forte is entering the final year of his contract and is looking for a new contract.

Fantasy Impact: This will be a situation to watch going forward.

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
 # 7  39 Terrance MitchellDB
 Undrafted Jordan LynchRB
 Undrafted Christian JonesLB
 Undrafted Senorise PerryRB

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 13 1:00PM     Green Bay
2     Sep 20 1:00PM     Arizona
3     Sep 27 4:25PM     at Seattle
4     Oct 4 1:00PM     Oakland
5     Oct 11 1:00PM     at Kansas City
6     Oct 18 1:00PM     at Detroit
-- Week 7 Bye --
8     Nov 1 1:00PM     Minnesota
9     Nov 9 8:30PM     at San Diego
10     Nov 15 1:00PM     at St Louis
11     Nov 22 1:00PM     Denver
12     Nov 26 8:30PM     at Green Bay
13     Dec 6 1:00PM     San Francisco
14     Dec 13 1:00PM     Washington
15     Dec 20 1:00PM     at Minnesota
16     Dec 27 1:00PM     at Tampa Bay
17     Jan 3 1:00PM     Detroit
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