TE Ben Braunecker - Chicago Bears

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

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He is listed as out on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

General News (Wed Dec 4): is out for this week's game.

General News (Tue Dec 3): did not practice on Tuesday.

General News (Mon Dec 2): has yet to be cleared from the league's concussion protocol as of Monday, Dec. 2.

Week 14: vs Dallas Cowboys

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FBG says: Tough matchup. Mitchell Trubisky over the last two weeks has looked like the quarterback we thought he would be in early 2018. While it is too early to get too excited as the last two matchups he has had could not have been much easier in the Giants and Lions, there is some optimism that some of his early-season struggles could have been related to his left shoulder injury he suffered early in the season. Trubisky does his best work throwing on the run as his accuracy while standing in the pocket often suffers especially on deep passes, but on the run, he seems to throw with more confidence. At the receiving position, it appears the Bears will once again be without Taylor Gabriel who is suffering from a concussion which will force Anthony Miller and Javon Wims to step up to replace Gabriel as consistent options alongside Allen Robinson. Miller has stepped up over the last three weeks as he has seen an average of 11 targets per game in those contests and torched the Lions with 140 yards last week. The Cowboys pass defense is one that has been an above-average unit this season. On the year, they have held opponents to just 233 yards per game which is the sixth-fewest in the NFL, and have held opponents to 6.9 yards-per-attempt. On the season, the Cowboys have allowed just two quarterbacks to throw for more than 250 yards which were to Eli Manning and Sam Darnold both in games that Byron Jones did not play the entire game. This is a defense that is solid across the board as it is led by second-team All-Pro Byron Jones who is having another great year. If there is a weakness for the Cowboys it will be that the team is without safety Jeff Heath as Darian Thompson will once again fill in. Thompson has struggled in his four games as a starter, but fortunately for the Cowboys, the Bears don't have a tight end to take advantage of the matchup. This will be a stiff test for Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears.

Recent Stats and Projections

10 vs DET 12 1.0 18 1 0 7.8
11 at LAR 50 1.0 8 0 0 0.8
12 vs NYG 54 2.0 9 0 0 0.9
13 at DET 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
14 vs DAL PROJ-Dodds * 0.0 * * * *
14 vs DAL PROJ-Tremblay * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs TE 1, TE 12, TE 24

Percentile ranks

Ben Braunecker's percentile rank in each category, among TE with more than 50 fantasy points.

Latest News

Bears | Week 14 Chicago Bears inactives (Thu Dec 5, 07:00 PM) - The Chicago Bears have declared CB Prince Amukamara, TE Ben Braunecker, WR Taylor Gabriel, G Corey Levin, OT Bobby Massie, TE Eric Saubert and LB Danny Trevathan inactive for Week 14.

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Bears | Week 14 injury report for Bears (Wed Dec 4, 02:08 PM) - Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), OT Bobby Massie (ankle) and LB Danny Trevathan (elbow) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4, and have been ruled out for Week 14. CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) did not practice and is listed as doubtful. DT Bilal Nichols (knee) fully participated in practice and is not on the injury report.

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Bears | Chicago's Tuesday practice report (Tue Dec 3, 05:15 PM) - Chicago Bears CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion), OT Bobby Massie (ankle) and LB Danny Trevathan (elbow) did not practice for a second straight day on Tuesday, Dec. 3. DT Bilal Nichols (knee) was limited.

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Bears | Chicago's Monday practice report (Mon Dec 2, 05:21 PM) - Chicago Bears CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), OT Bobby Massie (ankle) and LB Danny Trevathan (elbow) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 2.

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Bears | Ben Braunecker remains in protocol (Mon Dec 2, 01:08 PM) - Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (concussion) has yet to be cleared from the league's concussion protocol as of Monday, Dec. 2.

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