Equanimeous St. Brown

Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #19
Chicago Bears
Wide Receiver #19

Equanimeous St. Brown News

Set to hit free agency

St. Brown caught one pass for three yards in the Bears' 29-13 loss to the Vikings in Week 18, and ended the season with 21 receptions, 323 yards and a touchdown over 16 games played.

Analysis: After failing to reach 120 yards in either of his last two seasons in Green Bay, St. Brown posted similar numbers with the Bears this year than he had during his rookie season in 2018. Going into the fifth year of his career, he's likely ticketed to be a depth option next year and beyond. He's now an unrestricted free agent.

Jan 8, 2023 5:28 PM EST

Picks up knee injury

St. Brown sustained a knee injury during Sunday's contest against the Vikings.

Analysis: The Bears made the ruling on St. Brown late in the third quarter, deeming him questionable to return. If he's unable to do so, he'll emerge from Week 18 having caught his only target for three yards.

Jan 8, 2023 12:14 PM EST

Signs one-year extension

St. Brown and the Bears agreed to a one-year contract extension Wednesday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Selected by Green Bay in the sixth round of the 2018 draft, St. Brown caught 21 passes for 328 yards as a rookie and now has similar numbers (20-320-1) four years later in his first season on the Bears. He had only 215 receiving yards total the three years in between, but the Bears seem to have been pleased with his blocking in their run-heavy offense, as St. Brown has started each of the 15 games he's played while handling a 60 percent snap share. That said, he might just be a backup and special teams player next year if the Bears find a real receiving threat (perhaps Chase Claypool?) to pair with Darnell Mooney (IR - ankle). St. Brown figures to get his 16th start of the season this Sunday against the Vikings, catching passes from Nathan Peterman instead of Justin Fields (out - hip).

Jan 4, 2023 12:22 PM EST

Targeted three times

St. Brown caught two passes for 20 yards in the Bears' 41-10 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: St. Brown has posted at least 20 yards in four of his last five games, but he's only surpassed 25 yards just once since Week 8, and his lack of volume will make him a low-upside fantasy option in Week 18 against the Vikings.

Jan 1, 2023 4:35 PM EST

Cleared for Sunday

St. Brown (concussion) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Detroit.

Analysis: St. Brown apparently has cleared concussion protocol after missing one game, while fellow Bears wide receivers Chase Claypool (knee) and Dante Pettis (ankle) are listed as questionable. None has been a reliable source or targets or production, but St. Brown at least figures to play a lot of snaps this weekend.

Dec 30, 2022 10:47 AM EST

Progressing through concussion protocol

St. Brown (concussion) was limited at Thursday's practice.

Analysis: Making his first appearance on the practice field since suffering a concussion Week 15 against the Eagles, St. Brown still has multiple phases to complete before the Bears can clear him from the protocol for head injuries. As for the rest of Chicago's injured wide receivers, Chase Claypool (knee) returned Thursday with a cap on his reps, while Dante Pettis (ankle) didn't log any activity, leaving question marks in the position group ahead of Sunday's game at Detroit.

Dec 29, 2022 12:48 PM EST

No practice Wednesday

St. Brown (concussion) didn't take part in practice Wednesday.

Analysis: Since sustaining a concussion Week 15 against the Eagles, St. Brown hasn't logged any on-field work, signaling that he hasn't made much, if any, progress through the protocol for head injuries. Chase Claypool (knee) also didn't practice Wednesday, while Dante Pettis (ankle) was limited, so the Bears' receiving corps is particularly banged-up at the moment.

Dec 28, 2022 12:59 PM EST

Won't play Saturday

St. Brown (concussion) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Bills.

Analysis: Meanwhile, Chase Claypool (knee) is listed as doubtful for the contest, which sets the stage for Byron Pringle and Dante Pettisto lead the Bears' Week 16 wideout corps, with Velus Jones and N'Keal Harry candidates to mix in. St. Brown will now look to gain clearance to play Jan. 1 against the Lions.

Dec 22, 2022 10:46 AM EST

DNP on Wednesday

St. Brown (concussion) was a non-participant at Wednesday's practice.

Analysis: St. Brown suffered a concussion early during Sunday's loss to the Eagles. With the Bears preparing for a Week 16 matchup with the Bills on Saturday, he's running out of time to make his way through the protocol for head injuries. Ultimately, Chicago could be without its top two wide receivers this weekend, as Chase Claypool (knee) also didn't practice Wednesday.

Dec 21, 2022 12:54 PM EST

Misses practice Tuesday

St. Brown (concussion) is listed as a non-participant in Tuesday's practice.

Analysis: Unsurprisingly, St. Brown wasn't able to get on the field in the Bears' first Week 16 session after he was placed in the concussion protocol following his removal from the Bears' 25-20 loss to the Eagles this past Sunday. The receiver may have difficultly clearing the five-step protocol in advance of Saturday's matchup with the Bills.

Dec 20, 2022 12:09 PM EST

Not returning Sunday

St. Brown (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Eagles.

Analysis: St. Brown was spun to the turf at the end of a 20-yard reception early in the first quarter and remained there for a spell before going to the sideline tent and eventually the locker room. With St. Brown's Week 15 over and Chase Claypool (knee) and N'Keal Harry (coach's decision) inactive, the Bears will be down to Dante Pettis, Byron Pringle, Velus Jones and Nsimba Webster at wide receiver.

Dec 18, 2022 10:39 AM EST

Having concussion check

St. Brown is under evaluation for a concussion during Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Analysis: At the end of a 20-yard catch early in the first quarter, St. Brown was slammed to the turf by a Philly defender and stayed down. After eventually making a brief visit to the sideline tent, he went to the locker room to determine if he indeed has a concussion. If St. Brown is diagnosed with one, he'll join Chase Claypool (knee) and N'Keal Harry (coach's decision) as unavailable, leaving Dante Pettis, Byron Pringle, Velus Jones and Nsimba Webster as the Bears' remaining wide receivers.

Dec 18, 2022 10:31 AM EST

Makes long grab

St. Brown caught three of four targets for 85 yards in Sunday's 28-19 loss to the Packers. He also rushed once for a yard.

Analysis: St. Brown went for a 56-yard grab, marking the longest gain of his four-year career, which was spent with Green Bay prior to this season. That play helped St. Brown lead the Bears in receiving yards, but his output wasn't enough to beat his former team. With a season-best performance, though, the wideout at least heads into Chicago's bye week on a high note individually.

Dec 4, 2022 5:10 PM EST

Quiet in losing effort

St. Brown caught a seven-yard pass in the Bears' 31-10 loss to the Jets on Sunday.

Analysis: St. Brown has 37 yards over his last five games while posting fewer than 25 yards in nine of his last 10 contests. Unless he sees a significant uptick in weekly targets, he'll remain a low-upside fantasy option.

Nov 27, 2022 5:31 PM EST

Hauls in both targets

St. Brown caught two passes for 24 yards in the Bears' 27-24 loss to the Falcons on Sunday.

Analysis: St. Brown has surpassed 25 yards on just two occasions this season, and he hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 1. Unless his role changes, he'll be a fantasy option with both a low floor and ceiling each week.

Nov 20, 2022 3:06 PM EST

Not targeted in loss

St. Brown rushed twice for nine yards in the Bears' 31-30 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: With Chase Claypool being added to the team last week, and Byron Pringle returning from injury in this game, Chicago simply didn't have much volume available for St. Brown in a game Justin Fields threw 20 passes. With fewer than 10 scrimmage yards in five of his last seven games, his production from the first few weeks of the season seems to have disappeared, making him a low-upside fantasy option.

Nov 13, 2022 5:56 PM EST

Blanked in defeat

St. Brown failed to catch either of his two targets in the Bears' 35-32 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Analysis: St. Brown had been targeted 10 times over Chicago's previous two games, but with Chase Claypool having been added to the team, St. Brown played a minor role in the offense. Even before Claypool arrived, St. Brown had been held to fewer than 10 yards in three of his last five games. His uncertain role in the offense going forward will make him tough to count on when setting fantasy lineups.

Nov 6, 2022 5:20 PM EST

Targeted three times

St. Brown caught one pass for five yards In the Bears' 49-29 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday.

Analysis: St. Brown posted fewer than 10 yards for the third time over the last five games, and he's failed to find the end zone since Week 1. Although he has games with 39 and 48 yards this season, his lack of consistent production makes him a tough player to trust in fantasy lineups.

Oct 30, 2022 5:16 PM EST

Leads team in targets

St. Brown caught four passes for 48 yards in the Bears 33-14 win over the Patriots on Monday.

Analysis: St. Brown had been targeted just six times over the previous four games, and the seven targets he had against New England led him to his first game with more than 40 yards this season. After playing over 80 percent of the snaps over the first four games of the year, he's leveled off at just over 60 percent of the snaps since Week 5. His lack of consistent target volume gives him a low weekly scoring floor, and unless he begins to see more targets, he'll remain a risky fantasy option.

Oct 25, 2022 3:41 AM EST

Not targeted in loss

St. Brown rushed once for one yard in the Bears' 12-7 loss to the Commanders on Thursday.

Analysis: Despite Justin Fields throwing 27 passes and St. Brown playing on 64 percent of the snaps, this was the first game this season in which he failed to see at least two targets. He's averaging one catch for 18 yards while not reaching 40 receiving yards in any game. He'll likely remain a low-upside fantasy option unless his role in the offense changes.

Oct 14, 2022 4:13 AM EST

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