Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet will look to build off a breakout Week 4 performance Thursday night against the Commanders. Kmet caught seven passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns in the Bears heart-breaking loss. But the talented tight end flashed what inspired the Bears front office to give him an extension before the season began. He will face a Commanders defense that currently is allowing the fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends. They have not allowed a single tight end to post more than 25 yards against them. This could be a matter of sample size but fantasy managers should proceed with caution before blindly inserting Kmet into fantasy starting lineups in Week 5.
Oct 4, 2023 3:23 PM EST
Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet did everything he could during Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. The young tight end hauled in seven of his nine targets for 85 yards and scored two touchdowns in the loss. Kmet was tied with D.J. Moore for a team-high nine targets on the day. The Bears were able to find Kmet wide open for a few receptions early in the game. He has at least five receptions in three of the first four games this season. He should remain a viable option in fantasy leagues heading into the Week 5 matchup against the Washington Commanders.
Oct 1, 2023 9:47 PM EST
Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet will look to jump-start a slumping Bears offense against the defending champion Chiefs in Week 3. Kmet has been solid, if unspectacular, through the first two games with nine catches for 82 yards and 13 targets. Kmet has really struggled blocking for quarterback Justin Fields and has had a hand in the Bears dismal offensive effort to start the season. He will face a Chiefs defense that has already allowed two tight ends to post six-plus fantasy points against them. Those are not week-winning numbers but fantasy managers could do worse from the tight end position. Kmet will have a decent shot at posting top-12 fantasy numbers among tight ends in Week 3.
Sep 22, 2023 8:56 PM EST
Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet will look to rebound from a tough Week 1 performance this Sunday against Tampa Bay. Kmet tied for the team lead in targets with seven but was mostly ineffective as a blocker in the passing game. The Bears awful offensive performance was a team-wide disaster and Kmet was not immune from making mistakes. Kmet should have a decent matchup against a Tampa Bay defense that allowed the seventh most fantasy points to opposing tight ends last season, including surrendering nine touchdowns. The talented tight end will have fringe top-12 fantasy value among his position group for Week 2.
Sep 14, 2023 4:36 PM EST
Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet caught five passes for 44 yards in the Bears embarrassing loss to the Packers in Week 1. Chicago's offense struggled throughout but Cole Kmet was able to gobble up some targets in the second half. The Bears offense needs to improve immediately for Kmet to be a viable top-12 fantasy option at the tight end position. He will carry volatile fantasy value heading into Week 2.
Sep 10, 2023 8:53 PM EST
Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet will take on the Packers in Week 1 to kick off the start of the 2023 season. Kmet recently signed a long-term extension with the team after posting 50 catches for 544 yards with seven touchdowns last season. All of those scores came in the team's final 11 games and Kmet will have his eyes on a breakout campaign in 2023-24. Kmet has a solid chance at posting a top-12 fantasy number among the tight end position in Week 1 but the Bears offensive passing attack has plenty of questions to answer to start the season.
Sep 7, 2023 12:15 AM EST
Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet (undisclosed) left Wednesday's practice early but is already back on the field for Thursday's session. The Notre Dame alum recently signed a four-year, $50 million extension with $32 million guaranteed after leading the team in receptions (50), receiving yards (544), and receiving touchdowns (seven). In 2023, he could be a sneaky contender to finish as a high-end TE1 if Justin Fields develops as a passer and the Bears' offense ascends. However, Kmet is usually available after the first dozen tight ends are selected in preseason fantasy drafts, so he's viewed as a high-end TE2 for now.
Aug 24, 2023 2:08 PM EST
Chicago Bears tight end Cole Kmet (undisclosed) departed Wednesday's practice early. He walked to the medical cart before being driven away. Coach Matt Eberflus is expected to give an update on his condition on Thursday. Kmet signed a big contract extension during the offseason and is expected to be featured in the Bears' passing offense in 2023. Kmet will be a streamer at the position for fantasy football, after catching 50 passes for 544 yards and a career-high seven touchdowns in 2022. The Bears close out the preseason on Saturday against the Buffalo Bills.
Aug 24, 2023 9:26 AM EST
Kmet signed a four-year, $50 million contract extension with the Bears on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Jul 26, 2023 9:16 AM EST
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.
Jan 8, 2023 1:16 PM EST
Kmet caught two passes for 27 yards and a touchdown in the Bears' 41-10 loss to the Lions on Sunday.
Jan 1, 2023 1:13 PM EST
Kmet caught five passes for 27 yards in the Bears' 35-13 loss to the Bills on Sunday.
Dec 24, 2022 3:06 PM EST
Kmet caught four of five targets in Sunday's 25-20 loss to the Eagles.
Dec 18, 2022 2:44 PM EST
Kmet caught six of seven targets for 72 yards in Sunday's 28-19 loss to the Packers.
Dec 4, 2022 1:48 PM EST
Kmet caught two passes for 27 yards in the Bears' 31-10 loss to the Jets on Sunday.
Nov 27, 2022 5:21 PM EST
Kmet caught three of four targets for 35 yards in Sunday's 27-24 loss to Atlanta.
Nov 20, 2022 1:35 PM EST
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.
Nov 18, 2022 11:56 AM EST
Kmet (thigh) was a limited practice participant Thursday.
Nov 17, 2022 1:35 PM EST
Kmet missed Wednesday's practice due to a thigh injury.
Nov 16, 2022 12:56 PM EST
Kmet caught four of seven targets for 74 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 31-30 loss to the Lions.
Nov 13, 2022 3:35 PM EST