Chicago Bears wide receiver Chase Claypool caught three passes for 36 yards, including one touchdown, in the team's 27-17 loss to the Buccaneers in Week 2. The much-maligned Claypool came into the game under the microscope of Bears fans and delivered a nice 20-yard touchdown catch to pull Chicago within three points in the fourth quarter. But Claypool's performance was also marred by penalties and missed block assignments. The talented, but inconsistent, receiver put a foot forward in the right direction, but is a long ways away from being a viable fantasy option.
Sep 17, 2023 8:26 PM EST
Chicago Bears wide receiver Chase Claypool's playing status may be in jeopardy heading into Week 2 against the Buccaneers. After a completely inept performance from Claypool against the Packers, several Chicago reporters have suggested that the receiver could be in danger of being inactive this Sunday. Claypool dropped both of his targets but it was his lack of effort as a perimeter blocker that has drawn the ire of the Bears coaching staff. Claypool's fall from grace has been swift over the last season-plus and should not be on fantasy teams at this time.
Sep 14, 2023 4:13 PM EST
Chicago Bears head coach Matt Eberflus isn't ruling out the possibility of wide receiver Chase Claypool being a healthy scratch for the Week 2 contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "We're looking at all possibilities right now," Eberflus said. Claypool was a disappointment for the Bears after Chicago acquired him from the Pittsburgh Steelers in the middle of 2022, and he got off to a bad start in the Week 1 win over the Green Bay Packers, failing to haul in either of his two targets. The 25-year-old continues to struggle to pick up the offense and is off the fantasy radar in 12-team leagues as the No. 3 behind DJ Moore and Darnell Mooney. If Claypool loses playing time, Equanimeous St. Brown could pass him on the depth chart as the No. 3 wideout.
Sep 13, 2023 1:49 PM EST
Chicago Bears wide receiver Chase Claypool will look to begin his pursuit at a bounce back season this Sunday against the Packers. Hope sprang eternal when the Bears acquired Claypool at the trade deadline last season but the dream quickly became a nightmare. Claypool battled injuries and ineffectiveness which bled into an uncertain offseason. Reports have indicated that Claypool has flashed his ability to make big plays during training camp but his role in the Bears offense remains a total mystery. Claypool could be worth a bench stash in deeper formats but his fantasy potential, to start the season, is not a worthy play for Week 1.
Sep 7, 2023 12:24 AM EST
General manager Ryan Poles confirmed Tuesday that Claypool is "good to go" and will practice Wednesday, Zack Perason of 247Sports reports.
Jul 25, 2023 8:44 AM EST
The Bears activated Claypool (undisclosed) from the active/PUP list Monday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.
Jul 24, 2023 3:56 PM EST
The Bears placed Claypool (undisclosed) on the active/PUP list Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Jul 23, 2023 1:31 PM EST
Claypool (undisclosed) didn't participate in Tuesday's minicamp practice, Alyssa Barbieri of USA Today reports.
Jun 13, 2023 1:42 PM EST
Claypool is being held out of practice with a soft tissue injury, WCSR's Mark Grogte reports.
May 31, 2023 11:42 AM EST
Claypool caught two passes for 29 yards in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season with 14 receptions and 140 yards over seven games played after being acquired from Pittsburgh.
Jan 8, 2023 1:24 PM EST
Claypool was held without a catch in the Bears' 41-10 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
Jan 1, 2023 1:16 PM EST
Claypool (knee) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Lions.
Jan 1, 2023 8:37 AM EST
Claypool (knee) is expected to suit up for Sunday's divisional matchup against the Lions, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Jan 1, 2023 2:19 AM EST
Claypool (knee) is Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site for Sunday's game in Detroit.
Dec 30, 2022 10:42 AM EST
Claypool (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Thursday.
Dec 29, 2022 12:44 PM EST
Claypool (knee) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice.
Dec 28, 2022 12:55 PM EST
Claypool (knee) is officially inactive for Saturday's game against the Bills.
Dec 24, 2022 8:42 AM EST
Claypool (knee) is listed as doubtful for Saturday's game against the Bills.
Dec 22, 2022 10:52 AM EST
Claypool (knee) didn't practice Wednesday.
Dec 21, 2022 12:50 PM EST
Claypool (knee) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.
Dec 20, 2022 12:11 PM EST