2015 Daily Fantasy Football Strategy: Week 5 Wide Recievers

Welcome to Wide Receiver Wednesday at the Daily Fix! Each Wednesday of the NFL regular season I’ll provide you with several receiving options that are strong plays that week at DraftKings. Monday through Friday the Fix writers will provide you with a Daily Fix that covers each position, with a weekly roundup on Friday. Hit me up on Twitter, @RyNoonan. The Wide Receiver position...
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Three Takeaways from the Bears' First Four Games of the Season

 Everyone has been quick to judge the Bears as a bad team this year after their first 0-3 start since the 2003 season.   What many of the “experts” don’t realize is the Bears had to take on the Green Bay Packers, the Arizona Cardinals and the Seattle Seahawks in their first three games of the season: three of the top five teams in the NFL and three teams that were all in...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Daily Fantasy Football Strategy: Week 4 Wide Recievers

Welcome to Wide Receiver Wednesday Thursday at the Fix! Each Wednesday Thursday of the NFL regular season I’ll provide you with several receiving options that are strong plays that week at DraftKings. Monday through Friday the Fix writers will provide you with a daily fix that covers each position, with a weekly roundup on Friday. Hit me up on Twitter, @RyNoonan. The Wide...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: week 3 report card

The Chicago Bears fell to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, getting shutout 26-0. Chicago came into the game with an ultra-conservative game plan that made it seem as if they travelled to Seattle just hoping not to get blown out. The plan was pretty successful at the start, with the Bears controlling the time of possession and only trailing 6-0 at halftime. One kickoff return to start...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Keys to the Bears Upsetting Arizona

The Chicago Bears, despite a loss to the Packers Sunday, have plenty of reason for optimism for the rest of the season. While the opening month of the season appears quite difficult, it would not be crazy to think that the Bears couldn’t win any of their first three games. This week, the Bears take on the Cardinals, and while it will be a difficult game, it is completely possible...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Inability to finish drives results in loss v. Packers

The Chicago Bears opened their season with a loss on Sunday, falling to the Green Bay Packers 31-23. The Bears were considered big underdogs going into the contest, which may have surprised some viewers as the game was closely contested throughout. It was a back-and-forth matchup for the most part until the Packers forced a key interception late in the fourth quarter, which thwarted...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Burned again: Three lessons from another Bears loss to Green Bay

The Chicago Bears made a valiant effort but in the end they fell to the Green Bay Packers for the 10th time in 11 games, losing 23-31 at Soldier Field. While it wasn’t all bad news for the Bears it’s clear that John Fox’s new squad is not ready to compete with the reigning NFC North champions just yet. Here are several lessons from the loss… 1. Tim Jennings will be missed...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Six Points For Week 1: James Jones makes triumphant Packers return

The Chicago Bears' defense was lined up in a two-high-safety look. Aaron Rodgers raised and lowered his foot. The snap did not come. It was an attempt to see if the Bears would show their hand, and they did when safety Antrel Rolle flinched toward the middle of the field. Rodgers saw it. He then peeked to his left at James Jones, who had Bears cornerback Alan Ball over him in tight...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Bears secondary gets overhaul as preseason winds down

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) The Chicago Bears knew they would have a new defensive scheme when they open the season against Green Bay in two weeks. Now they will have an entirely new secondary, too. After deciding to cut cornerback Tim Jennings and put safety Ryan Mundy on season-ending injured reserve Sunday due to a hip injury, the Bears were left with free agent acquisition Alan Ball...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears release Tim Jennings. Taking a look at the teams remaining cornerbacks

On Sunday, news broke that the Chicago Bears released veteran cornerback Tim Jennings. To some, this move didn’t come as much of a surprise, as Jennings struggled mightily in 2014. There have been questions as to whether or not he would fit in Vic Fangio’s 3-4 defense. But to others, it was a real eye-opener. It wasn’t long ago when Jennings, now a two-time pro-bowler, led...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

CB Alan Ball pushing for starting spot in defensive backfield

Chicago Bears cornerback Alan Ball fits the prototype for the new age defensive back, tall and lengthy with a physical nature, and now that he is 100% healthy, he been making a move for a starting spot. Ball, 6'2, has the size the team needs in order to play more man coverage and his experience (22 starts and three interceptions the last two seasons with the Jaguars) is pushing...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Alan Ball is picking up steam in Bears' cornerback competition

Cornerback Alan Ball has overcome injuries and is now pushing for playing time in the Chicago Bears' secondary. Head coach John Fox has taken note of the progress Ball has made since the start of the summer."Much like some of our defensive backs in the offseason, we got them better, they had offseason surgeries," Fox said, per ESPN's Jeff Dickerson. "He was one of them. So he didn...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Players to keep an Eye on as Bears take on the Dolphins

Written by Mike Bresnahan Sherrick McManis View image | An under the radar name for most Bears Fans, the Cornerback has been a Great special teams contributor last couple years. The line up is simple at Cornerback for the Bears. Tim Jennings, new addition Alan Ball and Sophomore Kyle Fuller. After that there are a lot of Question marks. The Bears desperately...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Positional Preview: Cornerback

Long time Chicago Bear Charles Tillman has hung up his cleats and called it a career, but there are plenty of other able bodies prepared to take his place. Let's take a look at the cornerbacks on Chicago's 2015 roster.Tim JenningsJennings enters his 10th NFL season, his 6th with the Chicago Bears. He has 461 career tackles and 20 career interceptions, nine of which came in the 2012...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears sign CB Tracy Porter

The Chicago Bears announced Monday that they have signed cornerback Tracy Porter to a one-year deal. Porter spent his first four seasons in the league in New Orleans after he was selected in the second round of the 2008 NFL draft by the Saints.  In 2012, Porter played six games for the Denver Broncos which was followed by a full season with the Oakland Raiders in 2013. In 2014...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

NFC Notes: Bears, Lions, Panthers, & Vikings

Bears Jeff Dickerson considers defensive backs Kyle Fuller, Tim Jennings, Antrel Rolle, Ryan Mundy and rookie Adrian Amos to be locks to make the team. Dickerson admits it’s possible defensive backs Alan Ball, Demontre Hurst, Brock Vereen, Sherrick McManis and Al Louis-Jean could make the team as well. According to Dickerson, the Bears transition to ... The post NFC Notes: Bears...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Could Boost Defense With Ex-Super Bowl Hero

GM Ryan Pace knows his search for help on defense can’t stop this season despite already making a large series of moves in free agency and the draft.  One area that remains in flux is the secondary.  Outside of Kyle Fuller at cornerback and Antrel Rolle at safety, they have few answers regarding who else will start and fill the primary spots on the depth chart.  What they have...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears: Mock draft 1.0

Even with the offseason additions, the Chicago Bears still have a multitude of needs to address and all eyes will be on GM Ryan Pace April 30 at the NFL Draft. As tempting as it may be to select a wide receiver in the first round to replace Brandon Marshall, the consensus belief is the more pressing need resides on the defensive side of the ball. At the combine, however, Pace was...
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Payback? Former Chicago Bears cornerback visits with the Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers swung and missed when it came to signing free agent cornerback Alan Ball, who landed with the Chicago Bears. According to this next story, the Panthers might be able to return the favor by snagging a former Bears legend… AROUND COVER32 First and 10: The 10 best free agents still on the market QB Rankings: Every signal caller ranked from 1-32 based on marketability...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

A Chicago Bears Stat Nobody Will Like

Everyone is aware of the rebuilding plan underway to return the Chicago Bears back to the “Monsters of the Midway,” and Ryan Pace has his work cut out for him. According to Jimmy Kempski of, the Bears lead the league in old guys. More specifically, they have 14 players on their roster over the age of 30 which is good for most in the NFL. The Jets, Bengals, Colts...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

How Does Alan Ball Factor into the Bears' Plans?

Contrary to last offseason, the Chicago Bears have not made any blockbuster signings this year. It goes with GM Ryan Pace’s philosophy of having 53 capable players and that was once again proven last week when Pace and the Bears signed cornerback Alan Ball.Ball is a big corner, standing at 6’2” and weighing in around 200 pounds. He’s been in the league for seven years and...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Fast Pace: Free agent running back, top receiver prospect visit the Chicago Bears

New general manager Ryan Pace has been actively working to upgrade the Chicago Bears’ roster since taking over. In free agency he has added Alan Ball, Mason Roster, Antrel Rolle, Jarvis Jenkins and Pernell McPhee to the defense. On offense he has traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall and his sizable contract to the Jets for a draft pick as well as added Eddie Royal. Today Pace...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Johnson calls out Alan Ball for not signing with the Carolina Panthers

A couple of weeks ago we passed along a report that said free agent cornerback Alan Ball was signing with the Carolina Panthers. As it turns out those reports were premature and yesterday Ball wound up signing with the Chicago Bears. The decision was a confusing one on a number of fronts and a lot of Panthers fans are not too happy about it, and they’re not the only ones… AROUND...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Free Agents Still On The Chicago Bears Radar

Based on the best possible estimates, there is enough money left in the coffers for the Chicago Bears to make one more significant move in NFL free agency.  What they’ve accomplished to this point already would be considered enough. Antrel Rolle (SS) Eddie Royal (WR) Pernell McPhee (OLB) Ray McDonald (DE) Jarvis Jenkins (DE) Alan Ball (CB) Mason Foster (ILB) Vladimir DuCasse...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears sign former Jags CB Ball

Continuing to shore up personnel deficiencies on the defensive side of the ball, the Chicago Bears inked veteran CB Alan Ball to a one-year deal. Ball, a University of Illinois product, adds depth to a depleted CB unit. Ball isn’t a long-term option, but the eight-year pro gives the Bears some stability and experience at an important position.  He made [...]
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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