News: 1 day agoMooney (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Kansas City, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Spin: Coach Matt Eberflus suggested earlier in the week that Mooney was unlikely to miss additional time following his early departure from last week's 27-17 loss to Tampa Bay. The wideout put up a 4-53-1 line on a team-high-tying seven targets in the season opener but then didn't see any passes on 11 routes in Week 2. If nothing else, Mooney can be counted on to play a large share of Chicago's snaps while running many of his routes downfield.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Mooney was a gem Day 3 find by the Bears back in 2020, but the former fifth-round pick is headed for a reduced role this season with DJ Moore and Chase Claypool now on the depth chart in Chicago. After a solid showing as a rookie (61-631-4 receiving line), Mooney had his big breakout in 2021 (81-1055-4 and a 23rd-place finish in fantasy points). He maintained a substantial target share last season but missed five games and struggled for consistency in Chicago's run-heavy scheme. This offense is on the ascent, but Justin Fields' scramble ability is going to limit the passing game volume. Mooney has more competition for targets than ever before and the 25-year-old is worth no more than a late-round flier.