Chicago
Bears
Stadium Soldier Field
8-8-0 Overall | 4-2 NFC NORTH 3rd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense91.1223.317.5
Defense102237.318.6
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Thu  8/8
vs
Panthers
L13-23
Week 3Fri  8/16
@
Giants
L13-32
Week 4Sat  8/24
@
Colts
W27-17
Week 5Thu  8/29
vs
Titans
L15-19
Regular season
Week 1Thu  9/5
vs
Packers
L3-10
Week 2Sun  9/15
@
Broncos
W16-14
Week 3Mon  9/23
@
Redskins
W31-15
Week 4Sun  9/29
vs
Vikings
W16-6
Week 5Sun  10/6
@
Raiders
L21-24
Week 7Sun  10/20
vs
Saints
L25-36
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

There are 4 teams who have 12/1, 7.7% odds to win the Super Bowl. They are not a good bet to win the Super Bowl. Their 2.9% chance is #10 in the league. In simulations, they win the NFC 6.8% of the time and are not a good value at 5/1, 16.7%. Our projection is leaning on them to win under 9 games. The Bears are averaging 8.7 wins per sim. At -120 the Bears are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 46.9% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 7/4, 36.4%. They win the division in 30.1% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #5 in the NFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Their 12-4 record last season was way ahead of what was expected of them. Their game-by-game odds gave them a projected record of 9.6-6.4. Their ATS record was the same as their win-loss record and they turned a strong +760 profit. They went over 8 times and came in under 8 times. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Green Bay Packers. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are an above average scoring team based on points per game, despite a relatively low yards per play rank. They are an elite scoring defense, which makes sense given their TD per play allowed rate.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Trey Burton who is projected to be the #16 TE. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
76 Anderson, Abdullah DT6-42950Bucknell
64 Bars, Alex OL6-531409/08/19952Notre Dame
53 Bond, Devante LB6-123607/03/19935Oklahoma
--- Boyd, Dino T6-430009/02/19961Cincinnati
82 Braunecker, Ben TE6-324702/07/19945Harvard
--- Bray, Tyler QB6-621512/27/19916Tennessee
--- Brice, Kentrell SS5-1120008/11/19943Louisiana Tech
--- Burns, Artie CB6-019705/01/19955Miami (FL)
--- Burton, Trey 6-223810/29/19917Florida
26 Bush, Deon DB6-020008/14/19935Miami (FL)
--- Clark, Darion TE6-72350USC
29 Cohen, Tarik RB5-618107/26/19954North Carolina A&T
69 Coward, Rashaad T6-532611/06/19943Old Dominion
--- Crawford, Xavier DB5-1118712/10/19952Central Michigan
68 Daniels, James G6-330509/13/19973Iowa
--- Davis, Reggie WR6-01590Georgia
35 Denmark, Stephen DB6-322004/20/19961Valdosta State
23 Fuller, Kyle CB5-1119402/16/19927Virginia Tech
91 Goldman, Eddie NT6-331801/06/19946Florida State
--- Graham, Jimmy TE6-726511/24/198611Miami (FL)
--- Harris, Demetrius TE6-723007/29/19917Wis.-Milwaukee
96 Hicks, Akiem DE6-435211/16/19899Regina (Canada)
81 Holtz, J.P. TE6-325508/28/19932Pittsburgh
49 Horsted, Jesper TE6-323702/27/19972Princeton
14 Ives, Thomas WR6-521506/25/19961Colgate
45 Iyiegbuniwe, Joel LB6-122610/12/19953Western Kentucky
39 Jackson, Eddie FS6-020412/10/19934Alabama
30 Joseph, Michael CB6-019403/19/19951Dubuque
72 Leno Jr., Charles T6-330610/09/19917Boise State
60 Levin, Corey G6-430708/12/19943Tennessee-Chattanooga
--- Lucas, Jordan SS6-119008/02/19935Penn State
52 Mack, Khalil OLB6-326902/22/19917Buffalo
70 Massie, Bobby T6-632508/01/19899Ole Miss
17 Miller, Anthony WR5-1119910/09/19943Memphis
32 Montgomery, David RB5-1022206/07/19972Iowa State
67 Mustipher, Sam C6-330608/13/19961Notre Dame
35 Nall, Ryan RB6-223912/27/19952Oregon State
98 Nichols, Bilal DT6-331309/14/19963Delaware
16 O'Donnell, Pat P6-421202/22/19917Miami (FL)
84 Patterson, Cordarrelle WR6-223803/17/19918Tennessee
15 Pineiro, Eddy K5-1117709/13/19953Florida
46 Raymond, Dax TE6-525511/30/19941Utah State
88 Ridley, Riley WR6-120007/21/19962Georgia
--- Roberson, Tre DB6-020010/22/19921Illinois State
95 Robertson-Harris, Roy DE6-529207/23/19934UTEP
12 Robinson, Allen WR6-222008/24/19937Penn State
43 Saubert, Eric TE6-525305/01/19943Drake
48 Scales, Patrick LS6-322802/11/19885Utah State
87 Shaheen, Adam TE6-625710/24/19944Ashland
33 Shelley, Duke CB5-917302/11/20300Kansas State
24 Skrine, Buster CB5-918504/26/198910Tennessee-Chattanooga
58 Smith, Roquan ILB6-023004/08/19973Georgia
22 Toliver, Kevin DB6-219911/24/19953LSU
59 Trevathan, Danny ILB6-023903/24/19909Kentucky
10 Trubisky, Mitchell QB6-221508/20/19944North Carolina
92 Urban, Brent DE6-730005/05/19917Virginia
--- Vaughters, James LB6-125606/27/19931Stanford
--- Wesley, Alex WR6-019010/27/19951Northern Colorado
65 Whitehair, Cody C6-331007/11/19925Kansas State
83 Wims, Javon WR6-222109/11/19943Georgia
55 Woods, Josh LB6-123607/01/19962Maryland