- Soldier Field
- Head Coach
- Matt Nagy
- Offensive Coordinator
- Mark Helfrich
- Defensive Coordinator
- Chuck Pagano
- Special Teams Coach
- Chris Tabor
- Defensive Scheme
Chicago Bears rookie wide receiver Riley Ridley and running back David Montgomery both stood out in rookie minicamp this weekend. Ridley, a fourth-round pick, is known for precise route running, where he caught 69 passes for 1,015 yards and 13 touchdowns in 28 games over three seasons at Georgia. His older brother Calvin plays for the Falcons. Montgomery, a third-round pick from Iowa State, made a few nice catches. His 71 receptions are the fifth most all time at Iowa State. Im very confident in myself as far as catching the ball, Montgomery said. I think I catch the ball well. I played quarterback in high school, so I was catching the ball every play we ran out of the gun, so I got used to it over time. Riley will have an uphill battle for playing time in his rookie year, but Montgomery should be the team's lead back right away and has a great chance to put up numbers for owners in redraft leagues in 2019.
Chicago Bears rookie running back David Montgomery's balance, lateral agility and vision give the team a potential three-down back. Montgomery's greatest strength is running the ball, but the fact that he can also catch the football will help create mismatches against opponents. Montgomery's presence will allow the Bears to use Tarik Cohen more as a wideout, which is his strength and the coaching staff's preference. Cohen had 99 rushing attempts in 2018, but expect that number to come down with Montgomery and Mike Davis handling most of the rushing chances. Montgomery could be the most productive rookie running back in 2019 by far, while Cohen might be more of a boom/bust RB3 in PPR leagues.
Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller announced his retirement from football on his Instagram account on Tuesday. Miller never played in a full season in his six seasons in the NFL, and he also missed three years from 2012 to 2014 due to injury. The killer was his 2017 leg injury that required nine surgeries. Miller finishes with 146 catches for 1,631 yards and 15 touchdowns in 66 games over six seasons with the Jaguars and Bears.
Chicago Bears tight end Adam Shaheen, who has appeared in just 19 of a possible 32 regular season games during his career due to injury, could be in line for more blocking duties in 2019. He could see more time as the "Y" blocker now that Dion Sims is no longer with the team. Shaheen can also create mismatches in the red zone, but Trey Burton is the team's primary pass-catching tight end, giving Shaheen limited fantasy upside. Chicago could elect to draft another in-line blocking tight end to help Shaheen this season.
Chicago Bears tight end Zach Miller (knee) said he is unsure if he will continue playing football and said his final decision will come soon. The aging tight end has had nine surgeries since a knee injury he suffered in 2017. Even if Miller decides to keep playing, it's unlikely that he'd make much noise in fantasy for a Bears team that already has tight ends Trey Burton and Adam Shaheen in the fold.