The six best fantasy football players to play for the Chicago Bears

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These other Chicago Bears could be notable mentions as top fantasy players

Thomas Jones, RB

Thomas Jones might have been higher on the list if he had more touchdowns and played on better offensive units. Although part of the 2006 Super Bowl team, Jones only scored six touchdowns that season. In his three years with the Bears, he averaged 1,164 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.

Martellus Bennet, TE

Another short-lived player for the Chicago Bears was Martellus Bennet. Bennet played for three seasons with the Bears and averaged 705 yards and nearly five touchdowns per year.

Greg Olsen, TE

This one hurts. Had the Chicago Bears not traded Greg Olsen, he’d most likely be in the top-six fantasy players in franchise history. Olsen played four years for the Bears before being traded to the Carolina Panthers. While with Carolina, Olsen made a case to be a future Hall of Famer. We will have to wait and see if he gets in. While in Chicago, he averaged nearly 500 yards and five touchdowns per year.

Jay Cutler, QB

When we look at Jay Cutler, he just was not good enough consistently to be considered a top fantasy asset. He obviously averaged more points per game than most of the players on this list, but that’s normal for a quarterback. Cutler was often injured and did not finish in the top 10 more than once in his Bears career.

David Montgomery, RB

It’s possible that David Montgomery climbs into the top six by the time his career is done. It depends on if he gets a second contract with this team. Montgomery is currently ranked 37th in franchise scoring history. He will climb that list by the end of the 2022 season. His best season was in 2020 when he finished as RB6. He needs to stay healthy to prove himself more in terms of fantasy.

Jordan Howard, RB

This one was short-term for the Chicago Bears too. Howard was with the Bears for three years and averaged over 1,000 yards per season. He also averaged eight rushing touchdowns per year. Howard was the perfect example of how teams run a running back into the ground and then spit them out. This is also why I’d be shocked to see Montgomery retained beyond the 2022 season unless he takes a very team-friendly deal. Jordan Howard is tied with the 33rd-most points in team franchise history.

Can any of the players on the current roster force their way onto this list besides Montgomery? How about Darnell Mooney or Justin Fields? Time will tell, but I’m confident Fields will be on this list in a couple of years.