- Height / Weight
- 6'3" / 251 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- February 22, 1991 (27)
- 5th Season
- 2014 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 5 (OAK)
Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy is hoping that newly-acquired defensive end Khalil Mack will be ready to play in Week 1 on Sunday night against the division-rival Packers. Mack was traded by the Raiders and makes Chicago's defense a scary sleeper pick in fantasy leagues. He has proven to be one of the league's best pass rushers and should be started in IDP leagues in Week 1 if he's active, even if he's on a snap count.
The Chicago Bears are expected to negotiate a long-term deal with Khalil Mack that should surpass Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald's record-setting deal agreed to this week. Chicago's defense will receive a huge boost with Mack in the fold alongside cornerback Kyle Fuller, safety Eddie Jackson and a stout defensive line with Akiem Hicks and Eddie Goldman. The Bears defense is now on the map as a low-end starting fantasy defensive squad. Rookie linebacker Roquan Smith could also make a big impact in his first season. Mack has 40.5 sacks and 231 tackles in his four seasons in the NFL and remains an elite IDP player.
Oakland Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack has yet to report to Raiders training camp this summer, continuing his holdout for a new contract. Mack has 10 or more sacks in each of the last three seasons, bringing some upside to what is a low-cost defense to draft. According to Ian Rapoport, NFL Network, there have been no talks with Mack dating back to February, which should be a concerning note. Mack offers a solid floor along with solid upside in an IDP league while bolstering the numbers of the Raiders defense. As training camp continues, we will continue to get more news regarding what is a very unclear contract situation.