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TE Ben Braunecker - Chicago Bears

6-3, 250Born: 2-7-1994College: HarvardDrafted: ---

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News you need to know

General News (Fri Nov 9): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report.

General News (Thu Nov 8): practiced fully on Thursday.

General News (Wed Nov 7): practiced fully on Wednesday.

Week 10: vs Detroit Lions

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Mitchell Trubisky remains a work in progress. His big three-game run (1,003 yards and 11 touchdowns in Weeks 4-7) hinted at a breakout, but things have slowed for Trubisky, who's looked shaky at best in back-to-back starts since. In fact, those 3 games have been his only times topping 220 yards thus far this season. Game flow often robs Trubisky of his volume, but he's been a major culprit himself, struggling for consistency and failing to create anything down the field. Accuracy is still a major concern for the youngster, who often rushes throws with bad balance and winds up putting the ball in jeopardy. He's thrown just six interceptions on the year, but also had a few dropped, and he routinely misplaces downfield throws to his receivers. As a result, there's little projectable fantasy dynamism anywhere among his receivers. Taylor Gabriel can get deep, and Trey Burton can create space down the seams, but Trubisky can't be trusted to utilize them with any rhythm whatsoever. Not even the return of Allen Robinson (just 48 yards per game) would suggest a return to the heights of that earlier stretch. This is an offense designed to keep the ball out of Trubisky's hands and not allow him many big-play opportunities. After all, he really hasn't earned them. The Detroit pass defense is one that is regressing a little bit. After an impressive start to the season, they've allowed their last 4 opponents to complete 70% of their throws and average 8.96 yards on them, with 9 touchdowns. Last Sunday they managed to hold red-hot Adam Thielen under 100 yards for the first time all year, but the game flow was the hero there (Kirk Cousins threw just 22 passes), and Thielen did manage to sneak by for an easy short score. The Lions boast a solid outside cover man in Darius Slay, but he's not enough to shut down a passing game on his own, and his teammates have been shaky at best. The pass rush helps, especially with Ezekiel Ansah back on board. But there are enough coverage deficiencies to make this a fairly targetable group in fantasy.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRECYDTDFumLPts
6 at MIA 8 0 0 0 0 0
7 vs NE 13 0 0 0 0 0
8 vs NYJ 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 vs DET 13 1 20 0 0 2
10 vs DET PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Latest News

Bears | Chicago's Week 10 injury report (Fri Nov 9, 04:26 PM) - Chicago Bears TE Dion Sims (concussion) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 10 versus the Detroit Lions. DT Bilal Nichols (knee) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 9, and is listed as questionable. TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), WR Taylor Gabriel (knee), FS DeAndre Houston-Carson (non-injury) and OG Eric Kush (neck) participated fully in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

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Bears | Chicago's Thursday practice report (Thu Nov 8, 06:45 PM) - Chicago Bears TE Dion Sims (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 8. TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), OG Eric Kush (neck), LB Khalil Mack (ankle) and DT Bilal Nichols (knee) fully participated in practice.

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Bears | Chicago's Wednesday injury report (Wed Nov 7, 06:47 PM) - Chicago Bears TE Dion Sims (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 7. TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), OG Eric Kush (neck), DE Khalil Mack (ankle) and DT Bilal Nichols (knee) fully participated in practice.

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Bears | Week 9 Chicago Bears inactives (Sun Nov 4, 11:38 AM) - The Chicago Bears have declared CB Marcus Cooper, WR Allen Robinson, TE Ben Braunecker, DL Bilal Nichols, WR Kevin White, OG Rashaad Coward and DL Khalil Mack inactive for Week 9.

Our View: Taylor Gabriel and Anthony Miller will lead the wide receiver group with Robinson and White out.
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Bears | Week 9 injury report for Chicago (Fri Nov 2, 04:30 PM) - Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (concussion) and OG Kyle Long (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 2, and have been ruled out for Week 9. DT Bilal Nichols (knee) did not practice and is listed as questionable. DE Khalil Mack (ankle) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. OG Eric Kush (neck) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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10vs Detroit Lions
11vs Minnesota Vikings
12@ Detroit Lions
13@ New York Giants
14vs Los Angeles Rams
15vs Green Bay Packers
16@ San Francisco 49ers
17@ Minnesota Vikings