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
20 Amukamara, Prince CB6-020606/06/19899Nebraska
76 Anderson, Abdullah DT6-42950Bucknell
64 Bars, Alex T6-531409/08/19950Notre Dame
53 Bond, Devante LB6-123607/03/19934Oklahoma
26 Bush, Deon DB6-020008/14/19934Miami (FL)
21 Clinton-Dix, Ha Ha SS6-121112/21/19926Alabama
29 Cohen, Tarik RB5-618107/26/19953North Carolina A&T
69 Coward, Rashaad G6-532611/06/19942Old Dominion
4 Daniel, Chase QB6-022910/07/198611Missouri
68 Daniels, James C6-330509/13/19972Iowa
94 Floyd, Leonard OLB6-524009/08/19924Georgia
23 Fuller, Kyle CB5-1119402/16/19926Virginia Tech
18 Gabriel, Taylor WR5-716802/17/19916Abilene Christian
91 Goldman, Eddie NT6-331801/06/19945Florida State
96 Hicks, Akiem DT6-435211/16/19898Regina (Canada)
81 Holtz, J.P. TE6-325508/28/19931Pittsburgh
49 Horsted, Jesper TE6-323702/27/19970Princeton
36 Houston-Carson, DeAndre DB6-020204/13/19934William & Mary
47 Irving, Isaiah LB6-325406/09/19943San Jose State
45 Iyiegbuniwe, Joel LB6-122610/12/19952Western Kentucky
39 Jackson, Eddie FS6-020412/10/19933Alabama
30 Joseph, Michael CB6-019403/19/19951Dubuque
44 Kwiatkoski, Nick ILB6-224205/26/19934West Virginia
62 Larsen, Ted G6-332306/13/198710NC State
72 Leno Jr., Charles T6-330610/09/19916Boise State
60 Levin, Corey G6-430708/12/19943Tennessee-Chattanooga
73 Lucas, Cornelius T6-832807/18/19915Kansas State
99 Lynch, Aaron OLB6-528502/08/19936South Florida
52 Mack, Khalil OLB6-326902/22/19916Buffalo
70 Massie, Bobby T6-632508/01/19898Ole Miss
17 Miller, Anthony WR5-1119910/09/19942Memphis
32 Montgomery, David RB5-1022206/07/19970Iowa State
35 Nall, Ryan RB6-223912/27/19951Oregon State
98 Nichols, Bilal DT6-331309/14/19962Delaware
16 O'Donnell, Pat P6-421202/22/19916Miami (FL)
84 Patterson, Cordarrelle WR6-223803/17/19917Tennessee
57 Pierre-Louis, Kevin LB6-023010/07/19916Boston College
15 Pineiro, Eddy K5-1117709/13/19952Florida
88 Ridley, Riley WR6-120007/21/19960Georgia
95 Robertson-Harris, Roy DE6-529207/23/19933UTEP
12 Robinson, Allen WR6-222008/24/19936Penn State
43 Saubert, Eric TE6-525305/01/19943Drake
48 Scales, Patrick LS6-322802/11/19884Utah State
33 Shelley, Duke CB5-917302/11/20300Kansas State
24 Skrine, Buster CB5-918504/26/19899Tennessee-Chattanooga
85 Sowell, Bradley TE6-627706/06/19898Ole Miss
22 Toliver, Kevin DB6-219911/24/19952LSU
10 Trubisky, Mitchell QB6-221508/20/19943North Carolina
92 Urban, Brent DE6-730005/05/19916Virginia
65 Whitehair, Cody G6-331007/11/19924Kansas State
97 Williams, Nick DT6-431002/21/19904Samford
83 Wims, Javon WR6-222109/11/19942Georgia
55 Woods, Josh LB6-123607/01/19961Maryland