Cole Kmet

Chicago Bears
Tight End #85
Chicago Bears
Tight End #85

Cole Kmet News

Underwhelms in 2022

Kmet caught four passes for 57 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season with 50 receptions, 544 yards and seven touchdowns over 17 games played.

Analysis: Although Kmet easily set his career high in touchdowns, it was a disappointing season after he had 612 yards in 2021. Of course, the passing offense was broken for much of the season, and at no point, was it a high-volume passing attack. He went on a scoring binge between Weeks 8 and 10, scoring five times, but he then didn't score over the following five games. His future fantasy value will be dependent upon whether the Bears will be able to improve their overall passing attack. He's under contract with the team through the 2023 season.

Jan 8, 2023 1:16 PM EST

Salvages fantasy day with touchdown

Kmet caught two passes for 27 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 41-10 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: Kmet scored in the first quarter, but was targeted twice the rest of the way in a game that the Bears consistently struggled to move the chains. He's scored a touchdown in four of his last seven games, and he should continue to be a borderline top-12 tight end next week at home against the Vikings.

Jan 1, 2023 1:13 PM EST

Leads team in receptions

Kmet caught five passes for 27 yards in the Bears' 35-13 loss to the Bills on Sunday.

Analysis: Kmet led the Bears with six targets, but the Bills were excellent at keeping the Chicago pass catchers from gaining much yardage after the catch. He's failed to reach 36 yards in four of his last five games, but he'll face a Detroit defense in Week 17 that he posted 74 yards and scored twice against earlier in the year. That past performance will make him worth consideration when setting fantasy lineups next week.

Dec 24, 2022 3:06 PM EST

Team-high four catches in Week 15

Kmet caught four of five targets in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Eagles.

Analysis: Kmet led the team in targets and catches, but the tight end failed to break free for a gain longer than seven yards. A five-touchdown surge over a three-game span from Weeks 8-10 accounts for all of Kmet's touchdowns in 31 appearances since the start of last season. Kmet and the Bears will host the Bills in Week 16.

Dec 18, 2022 2:44 PM EST

Season high versus Packers

Kmet caught six of seven targets for 72 yards in Sunday's 28-19 loss to the Packers.

Analysis: Kmet's reception total marked a season high, leading the Bears in the category. Over the last six weeks, the former second-round pick has topped 70 yards twice while scoring five times as well. Although Chicago has not won a game during that stretch, the tight end has at least improved his individual output lately.

Dec 4, 2022 1:48 PM EST

Limited production in loss

Kmet caught two passes for 27 yards in the Bears' 31-10 loss to the Jets on Sunday.

Analysis: With Justin Fields (shoulder) sitting out, Trevor Siemian threw six passes to Kmet, leading the team. But with the Bears struggling to move the ball after their first few drives, there was very little production in the passing game to go around. It's unlikely that Kmet reaches his weekly fantasy value until Fields returns to the lineup.

Nov 27, 2022 5:21 PM EST

TD streak halted at three games

Kmet caught three of four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to Atlanta.

Analysis: Kmet's first target resulted in one of the catches of the year, as he made a spectacular one-handed grab through contact for a 24-yard gain. The tight end didn't make much of an impact the rest of the way, though, as the Bears finished with 41 runs and just 21 passes. Kmet failed to find the end zone after scoring five touchdowns over his previous three games, but he'll look to start a new touchdown streak when the Bears take on the Jets in Week 12.

Nov 20, 2022 1:35 PM EST

No injury designation

Kmet (thigh) was a full practice participant Friday and doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against Chicago, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

Analysis: Kmet was absent Wednesday and limited Thursday before ultimately logging a full practice. He caught five touchdown passes the past three weeks after a 27-game streak without one, and while the TD parade can't last forever, he does face another subpar defense this Sunday, playing in a dome against the Falcons.

Nov 18, 2022 11:56 AM EST

Returns as limited participant

Kmet (thigh) was a limited practice participant Thursday.

Analysis: One day removed from being held out Wednesday due to a thigh injury, Kmet returned to the field and managed to log some reps. Ultimately, Friday's practice report will reveal if he'll carry a designation into the weekend ahead of Sunday's contest in Atlanta. If he's able to suit up, Kmet will be looking to keep up his hot streak, which has amounted to an 11-126-5 line on 15 targets over the last three games.

Nov 17, 2022 1:35 PM EST

Dealing with thigh issue

Kmet missed Wednesday's practice due to a thigh injury.

Analysis: Along with quarterback Justin Fields, Kmet has been on fire the past three games, gathering in 11 of 15 targets for 126 yards and five touchdowns during that stretch. With five TDs on the campaign, Kmet also ranks third among true tight ends in the NFL behind Travis Kelce (eight) and Mark Andrews (six). There's no telling if Kmet's current health concern threatens his availability for Sunday's game in Atlanta, but his status will continue to be watched as the week goes on.

Nov 16, 2022 12:56 PM EST

Two more trips to end zone

Kmet caught four of seven targets for 74 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Lions.

Analysis: Justin Fields' sudden surge of passing production has benefitted Kmet the most -- of the quarterback's seven TDs through the air over the last three games, the tight end has been on the other end of five of them. Kmet's 74 yards were also a season high, although most of them came on a 50-yard touchdown in the third quarter after a busted coverage by the Detroit secondary. The 2020 second-round pick will look to continue his scoring binge in Week 11 against the Falcons.

Nov 13, 2022 3:35 PM EST

Two more scores in loss

Kmet secured five of six targets for 41 yards and two touchdowns and rushed twice for nine yards in the Bears' 35-32 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Analysis: Kmet was second or tied for second in receptions, receiving yards and targets on the afternoon for the Bears, but his pair of touchdown grabs made it a prolific fantasy day overall for the previously struggling tight end. Kmet, whose scores came from 18 and four yards in the second and fourth quarters, respectively, now has three trips to the end zone over the last two contests, giving him plenty of momentum heading into a Week 10 home divisional matchup against the Lions.

Nov 6, 2022 4:03 PM EST

Scores first touchdown of season

Kmet caught two passes for 11 yards and a touchdown In the Bears' 49-29 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.

Analysis: Although Kmet had his lowest yardage output since Week 2, he finally found the end zone. With two or fewer catches in each of his last three games, he remains a a low-floor, low-upside fantasy option.

Oct 30, 2022 5:03 PM EST

Targeted three times

Kmet caught two passes for 32 yards in the Bears 33-14 win over the Patriots on Monday.

Analysis: Although Kmet has played at least 90 percent of the snaps in each of the last five games, he's been targeted just three or four times in each of those contests. With just 148 yards and no touchdowns through Week 7, he'll continue to have limited upside unless the Chicago offense begins to throw the ball more often.

Oct 25, 2022 3:46 AM EST

Minor role in loss

Kmet caught one pass for 15 yards in the Bears' 12-7 loss to the Commanders on Thursday.

Analysis: Even though Justin Fields threw a season-high 27 passes, Kmet was targeted just three times. He's failed to surpass 16 yards in four of six games while not posting more than 46 yards in any game. Unless he sees a significant change in his role, he'll remain a low-floor option for fantasy.

Oct 14, 2022 4:02 AM EST

Catches all targets

Kmet caught all four of his targets for 45 yards in Sunday's 29-22 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Kmet secured every pass thrown his way, helping him post a season high in receiving yardage. Although he's now topped 40 yards in two of Chicago's last three games, his stock remains relatively mild ahead of Week 6's matchup versus the Commanders on Thursday night, especially without a touchdown to his name thus far.

Oct 9, 2022 1:59 PM EST

Season high receptions

Kmet caught three passes for 13 yards in the Bears' 20-12 loss to the Giants on Sunday.

Analysis: Kmet tied for second on the Bears in targets with three, as Justin Fields threw 22 passes, which was Fields' highest total of the season. With five catches for 33 yards over four games, Kmet has been a disappointment for those who drafted him as a top-10 tight end.

Oct 2, 2022 5:43 PM EST

Leading receiver in Week 3 win

Kmet caught two of three targets for 40 yards in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Texans.

Analysis: Kmet nearly doubled the receiving yardage total of Darnell Mooney, who finished second on the team with 23 yards. That stat is much more of an indictment on Chicago's passing game than a compliment to Kmet, who came into the game without a catch on the season. Kmet will look to build on this performance in Week 4 against the Giants.

Sep 25, 2022 2:49 PM EST

Blanked again

Kmet failed to catch a pass in the Bears' 27-10 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Analysis: Kmet has been targeted once in each game, though Justin Fields attempted just 11 passes against Green Bay, which resulted in 70 yards, so there wasn't much production to go around. After starting the season against two outstanding defenses, the schedule should lighten significantly, which should lead to Kmet showing fast improvement.

Sep 19, 2022 3:49 AM EST

Blanked in opener

Kmet failed to catch his lone target in the Bears' 19-10 win over the 49ers on Sunday.

Analysis: Not only did Kmet see quite a bit of 49ers' coverage ace Fred Warner, but the wet field was a disaster while intermittent heavy rain fell during the game. He'll look to get on track next week when Chicago travels to Green Bay.

Sep 11, 2022 5:14 PM EST

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