The Chicago Bears might have a fantasy sleeper in Cole Kmet
Anybody who plays fantasy football will be surprised if they see any offensive player on the Chicago Bears not named Allen Robinson drafted in their league this season. It’s not surprising, as Chicago has had one of the worst offenses consistently for the past few years. It’s actually gone beyond that; the Bears offense hasn’t shown any major production in its history.
In fact, I don’t expect the Bears offense to have a good year for a long time. Why would they? Not counting Mitch Trubisky as a replacement pick, Chicago hasn’t had a Pro Bowl quarterback since Jim McMahon in 1985. This is further amplified at the tight end position, which ranked at the bottom of productivity in the league last season. Don’t be banking on a sudden breakout year for Chicago’s offense, as even the best teams out of Chi-Town have succeeded with a mediocre offense.
To help combat this, they’ve made moves on offense that, at the very least, should apply some pressure to the current offense. The first signing was Nick Foles, who could be the starter come week one. This was followed by the signing of Jimmy Graham, who will provide a strong veteran presence to this squad. But both of these guys are band-aids on a bullet wound, and the offense almost certainly will not be very good.
So if the offense is going to be bad again and the Bears don’t have a truly proven quarterback, why would I expect a good year out of a 2nd round rookie tight end? Good question.