NFL Week 10 Fantasy Football Recap: Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions

Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet (85) celebrates his touchdown reception in the third quarter against the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports

Cole Kmet: 4 receptions, 74 yards, 2 touchdowns

Amon-Ra St. Brown: 10 receptions, 119 yards, 1 carry, 2 rushing yards

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Monitor Khalil Herbert’s injury: Herbert injured his hip against the Lions and was quickly ruled out.

  • David Montgomery took the first two drives and Herbert took the third. This is the same way Chicago has started every game this season when both were healthy.
  • Montgomery ran more routes, but Herbert ran the ball more over the rest of the game, which is also something that’s become more common for Chicago in recent weeks.
  • Montgomery took every snap at halfback after the Herbert injury.
  • Montgomery would be the main person to see his fantasy value benefit if this injury is serious. He was playing over 75% of offensive snaps in his peak this season as well as last season. This slight increase in snaps would specifically be more carries.

Byron Pringle‘s return: Pringle was activated off injured reserve and joined the Bears’ crowded wide receiver room.

  • Pringle was injured for most of the offseason. He saw limited playing time in Week 1 and increased playing time in Week 2.
  • Pringle started in Week 3 but suffered a calf injury after two plays, leaving him on injured reserve.
  • This left both N’Keal Harry and Velus Jones Jr. as healthy inactives in Week 10.
  • Darnell Mooney remained the clear top receiver as well as the clear slot receiver.
  • Pringle was one of four players rotating on the outside.
  • This most notably hurt Chase Claypool. The Bears traded a second-round pick for Claypool, but his percentage of offensive snaps declined rather than increased in his second game with the team.
  • It could be OK to drop Claypool at this point due to his limited snaps in a limited passing offense. His playing time could increase some, but even that might not be enough to trust him in a starting lineup.
  • The Bears have the second-most difficult schedule for wide receivers over the rest of the season.

Add Cole Kmet: Kmet has scored five touchdowns in the past three weeks, which ties him for the second-most scores by a tight end this season despite not finding the endzone in the first seven weeks.

  • Kmet’s playing time has remained among the best for tight ends in the league this season.
  • His problem has been a low target share in an offense that doesn’t like to pass.
  • His targets per route run rate has increased to 26% over the past two weeks after sitting at 10.6% over the first eight weeks.
  • It’s more likely than not that Kmet regresses going forward, continuing to see not enough targets and a rare touchdown. It’s worth adding him just in case this is the start of his breakout.

D’Andre Swift remains limited: Swift was a full participant in practice by Friday but still didn’t see as much playing time as we’re used to.

  • Jamaal Williams remained in his usual role as the Lions’ lead rusher, gaining 59 yards on 16 carries and scoring a touchdown.
  • Swift saw his most carries since September but averaged just one yard per carry. He still rewarded fantasy managers who took a gamble on him by scoring a nine-yard touchdown.
  • Craig Reynolds landed on injured reserve earlier in the week, allowing Justin Jackson to take the role as the Lions’ third running back.
  • Jackson ended up running more routes than Swift.
  • We can expect Swift to take snaps from Jackson going forward, but he might not overtake Williams as the primary rusher at any point this season.

Table Notes

Snaps include plays called back due to penalties, including offensive holding or defensive pass interference. The other three stats have these plays removed.

Targets may differ from official NFL sources. The most likely discrepancy would be from a clear thrown-away pass, where the NFL may give the target to the nearest receiver, while this data will not.

Carries are only on designed plays. Quarterback scrambles won’t count for the total number of carries in the game.


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