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 2Sat  8/15
vs
Browns
1:00pm
Week 3Sat  8/22
@
Broncos
9:05pm
Week 4Sat  8/29
vs
49ers
1:00pm
Week 5Thu  9/3
@
Titans
8:00pm
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/13
@
Lions
FOX1:00pm
Week 2Sun  9/20
vs
Giants
CBS1:00pm
Week 3Sun  9/27
@
Falcons
FOX1:00pm
Week 4Sun  10/4
vs
Colts
CBS1:00pm
Week 5Thu  10/8
vs
Buccaneers
NFLN8:20pm
Week 6Sun  10/18
@
Panthers
FOX1:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

There are 6 teams who have 40/1, 2.4% odds to win the Super Bowl. Their 0.7% chance is #17 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the NFC 2.4% of the time and are not a good value at 20/1, 4.8%. Our projection is leaning on them to win under 8.5 games. The Bears are averaging 8.2 wins per sim. At -120 the Bears are not a good value to make the playoffs with a 43.1% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 1/0, 0%. They win the division in 20.1% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #10 in the NFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Oddsmakers expected them to win 8.8 based on their money line game odds. Their 8-8 record last season failed to meet expectations. They were not good against the spread going 4-12 (-920 loss). More of their games came in under (10) than went over (6). 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 a very poor scoring team based on points per game and below average in yards per play. They are an elite scoring defense. They are the #8 ranked team based on yards per play allowed and the #7 ranked team based on TD per play allowed.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team this season led by Allen Robinson who was the #13 Wide Receiver. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the position rankings. 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
6 Ahmed, Ramiz K6-01900Nevada
76 Anderson, Abdullah DT6-42950Bucknell
64 Bars, Alex OL6-531409/08/19952Notre Dame
53 Bond, Devante LB6-123607/03/19935Oklahoma
79 Boyd, Dino T6-430009/02/19961Cincinnati
82 Braunecker, Ben TE6-324702/07/19945Harvard
8 Bray, Tyler QB6-622312/27/19916Tennessee
43 Brice, Kentrell SS5-1120008/11/19943Louisiana Tech
25 Burns, Artie CB6-019705/01/19955Miami (FL)
26 Bush, Deon DB6-020008/14/19935Miami (FL)
44 Clark, Darion TE6-722004/09/19940USC
29 Cohen, Tarik RB5-619107/26/19954North Carolina A&T
69 Coward, Rashaad T6-532611/06/19943Old Dominion
35 Crawford, Xavier DB5-1118712/10/19952Central Michigan
68 Daniels, James G6-330509/13/19973Iowa
18 Davis, Reggie WR6-01590Georgia
4 Davis, Trevor WR6-118807/04/19935California
37 Denmark, Stephen DB6-221704/20/19961Valdosta State
9 Foles, Nick QB6-624301/20/19899Arizona
23 Fuller, Kyle CB5-1119402/16/19927Virginia Tech
19 Ginn, Ted WR5-1118004/12/198514Ohio State
38 Gipson, Tashaun FS6-121208/07/19909Wyoming
91 Goldman, Eddie NT6-331801/06/19946Florida State
80 Graham, Jimmy TE6-726511/24/198611Miami (FL)
86 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
36 Houston-Carson, DeAndre DB6-020204/13/19935William & Mary
74 Ifedi, Germain T6-532506/02/19945Texas A&M
47 Irving, Isaiah LB6-325406/09/19944San Jose State
14 Ives, Thomas WR6-421806/25/19961Colgate
45 Iyiegbuniwe, Joel LB6-122610/12/19953Western Kentucky
39 Jackson, Eddie FS6-020412/10/19934Alabama
90 Jenkins, John DT6-332707/11/19898Georgia
49 Jones, Keandre LB6-32200Maryland
30 Joseph, Michael CB6-019403/19/19951Dubuque
72 Leno Jr., Charles T6-330610/09/19917Boise State
62 Levin, Corey G6-430708/12/19943Tennessee-Chattanooga
21 Lucas, Jordan SS6-119008/02/19935Penn State
52 Mack, Khalil OLB6-326902/22/19917Buffalo
57 Mack, Ledarius LB6-12400Buffalo
70 Massie, Bobby T6-632508/01/19899Ole Miss
46 Maxwell, Napoleon RB6-02150Florida International
27 McManis, Sherrick DB5-1120312/19/198711Northwestern
75 McSwain, Trevon DT6-628511/04/19960Duke
17 Miller, Anthony WR5-1119910/09/19943Memphis
50 Mingo, Barkevious OLB6-523510/04/19908LSU
32 Montgomery, David RB5-1022206/07/19972Iowa State
67 Mustipher, Sam C6-231108/13/19961Notre 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
37 Pierce, Artavis RB5-1120805/17/19960Oregon State
15 Pineiro, Eddy K5-1117709/13/19953Florida
94 Quinn, Robert LB6-426005/18/199010North Carolina
88 Ridley, Riley WR6-120007/21/19962Georgia
31 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
20 Shelley, Duke CB5-917302/11/20300Kansas State
24 Skrine, Buster CB5-918704/26/198910Tennessee-Chattanooga
44 Smith, Rashad LB6-122004/20/19970Florida Atlantic
58 Smith, Roquan ILB6-023004/08/19973Georgia
78 Spriggs, Jason T6-630105/17/19945Indiana
22 Toliver, Kevin DB6-219911/24/19953LSU
76 Traore, Badara T6-73200LSU
59 Trevathan, Danny ILB6-023703/24/19909Kentucky
10 Trubisky, Mitchell QB6-221508/20/19944North Carolina
92 Urban, Brent DE6-730005/05/19917Virginia
93 Vaughters, James LB6-125606/27/19931Stanford
2 Wagner, Ahmad WR6-52340Kentucky
13 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