RB KaDeem Carey - Free Agent
|5-9, 207||Born: 10-30-1992||College: Arizona||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2014|
2015 Week 9 vs SD (7 / 28 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
After most fantasy owners expected Jeremy Langford to be the go-to guy on the ground, it was a bit startling for many to see Carey out there to open up the game. He looked pretty good on his first two runs, too. But it was soon Langford and not Carey, who got the lion's share of the work the rest of the game. The backs actually averaged identical 4.0 yards per carry on the evening, but the coaches clearly trusted Langford with the much heavier workload (21 touches to 7, in favor of Langford). Carey did convert a key short yardage run in the second half, but clearly played second fiddle in this one.
2015 Week 16 vs TB (7 / 16 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 rec)
Here's what you need to know about Ka'Deem Carey: He runs hard, and Bears management really likes him. While this doesn't matter for this season -- because he won't see a lot of touches as long as Matt Forte still is around -- he appears to be the frontrunner for the backup spot in 2016. Write that down
2014 Week 1 vs BUF (1 / 4 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The rookie saw just four snaps in 74 total plays, carrying the ball one time for four yards. Forte touched the ball 16 total times for 169 yards. Carey is not worth a roster spot unless you are in the deepest of leagues.
2014 Week 4 vs GB (14 / 72 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Do you know how many snaps Carey saw in the three games leading up to Sunday's contest with the Packers? If you guessed six, then you win. Carey finally was used to do what he was drafted to do, spell Forte. The rookie running back did a great job coming off the bench, giving Forte a few much-needed breathers throughout the game. Carey gained 73 yards on 14 carries, many of which game late in the game, when the Bears already had thrown in the towel. Given the lack of action Carey saw prior to Sunday, it's hard to tell whether his role in the loss was an aberration or if he's here to stay. The right move probably is to wait another week to see how this shakes out. If Carey has developed the trust of the coaching staff, then it's safe to pick him up as a handcuff.