The Chicago Bears added some pieces during the 2022 NFL Draft, but they likely won’t be fantasy players in this upcoming season. Before we dive into what impact these rookies could have on the Bears in 2022, let’s look back at last season.
Chicago picked up their quarterback of the future in Justin Fields. He was selected with the 11th overall pick and is their perceived starter going into next season. They continued to bolster their offense in the late rounds with running back Khalil Herbert and wide receiver Dazz Newsome. Fields was the big-ticket item and played in 12 games completing 58.9% of passes for 1,870 yards with seven touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Bears 2022 Draft selections
No. 39: Kyler Gordon, CB, Washington
No. 48: Jaquan Brisker, S, Penn State
No. 71: Velus Jones Jr., WR, Tennessee
No. 168: Braxton Jones, OT, Southern Utah
No. 174 Dominique Robinson, LB, Miami-OH
No. 185: Zachary Thomas, OT, San Diego State
No. 203: Trestan Ebner, RB, Baylor
No. 207: Doug Kramer, C, Illinois
No. 226: J’Atyre Carter, OG, Southern
No. 254: Elijah Hicks, S, Cal
No. 255: Trenton Gill, P, NC State
Fantasy football impact
The Bears waited until the third round to nab a wide receiver and it was Velus Jones Jr. out of Tennessee. He’ll be thrown right into the mix of a receiver room that just lost Allen Robinson to free agency in the offseason. Keep tabs on him as he could be a fantasy sleeper.