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  • CHI Safety #4
    As if the Chiefs needed any more help in Week 3. They are 12.5 favorite against a floundering Chicago roster that is imploding before our eyes. With or without Jackson, expect the Bears to struggle to contain the best quarterback in the league.
  • CHI Wide Receiver #11
    Mooney is dealing with a nagging knee issue that could cost him some snaps in the Bears’ upcoming game against the Chiefs. Chicago’s offense has also been dreadful to start the year. Though Mooney could thrive in the right situation, he should remain on the bench for most fantasy rosters.
  • CHI Quarterback #14
    Peterman was a free agent for less than 24 hours before the Bears opted to bring him back. Now back on the 53-man roster, Peterman will presumably serve as the Bears’ No. 2 quarterback behind Justin Fields in Week 3 against the Buccaneers.
  • CHI Defensive Coordinator
    Williams was away from the team on Sunday as he dealt with a personal matter, and it appears that same personal matter will keep him away from the Bears full-time. Williams released a statement saying, “I am taking a step back to take care of my health and family. ... I value the NFL shield and all that it stands for and after taking some time to address my health, I plan to come back and coach again.” Coach Matt Eberflus is expected to continue to call defensive plays for the time being.
  • CHI Wide Receiver #11
    Mooney himself said he has a nagging knee bruise. The injury forced him from the Bears’ Week 2 game in the third quarter. A limited session to start the week is a good sign for his Week 3 availability, but it’s not clear how effective he can be while dealing with the knee issue. Mooney was not targeted before leaving the game last week.
  • CHI Tackle #70
    The Bears go into Week 3 against the Chiefs without their starting left guard or left tackle. It’s a nightmare scenario for Justin Fields and the dead-on-arrival Chicago offense against a solid Kansas City pass rush. Fields so far this season has been pressured in 47 percent of his dropbacks, the third highest rate in the NFL.
  • CHI Quarterback #1
    “I felt like I wasn’t necessarily playing my game,” Fields said of his poor Week 2 outing against the Bucs, when he completed 54 percent of his passes and threw one touchdown and two picks. “I felt like I was robotic ... not playing like myself. My goal this week is to ... play football how I know how to play football. That includes thinking less and going out there and playing off instincts.” When asked why the Bears offense has struggled so mightily this season, Fields answered, “Coaching.” Perhaps this could mean more rushing attempts for the mobile Fields, who has just four designed carries through two weeks. Overall, he has 13 rushes for 62 yards and a touchdown this season. Fields drafters likely won’t find a better alternative on the waiver wire. He should remain in lineups this week against Kansas City.
  • CHI Wide Receiver #11
    Mooney left in the third quarter of Sunday’s game and did not return to the field. He didn’t specify whether or not he expects to play in Week 3 against the Chiefs, but he clearly avoided major injury here. Mooney was not targeted in Week 2 against the Browns, and will be hard to trust as anything more than a WR3 if he plays.
  • CHI Tight End #85
    Like all of the Bears’ receiving weapons, their ultimate upside on Sunday was hurt by Justin Fields holding onto the ball too long and the offensive line’s inability to consistently create a safe pocket. However, the Bears also figure to be down often this season, and Kmet has been a frequent target in the passing game. His only competition at tight end, Robert Tonyan, had no catches on two targets, so Kmet’s role on the team seems fairly safe. There will likely be bigger days when the Bears see more garbage time. Perhaps like next week against the Chiefs.
  • CHI Wide Receiver #10
    Many people thought Chase Claypool was going to ne inactive coming into today’s game due to his lack of effort last week. However, Claypool was not only on the field but was the only Bears receiver to catch a touchdown. The issue is that not only did he not do much aside from that, but both of Justin Fields’ interceptions were when targeting Claypool. Clearly, leading the team with eight targets is a good thing for Claypool’s fantasy value, but he doesn’t seem to consistently be getting himself open, and the poor decisions from Fields are also not helping.