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Cole Kmet

#1 TE,


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147 FPTS



134 FPTS

RANK: 11


24 yrs


6'6'' / 260 lbs


Notre Dame

3yr Ave179325th684442819.73

Connecting with new QB

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-23

Kmet (forearm) is building chemistry with new rookie quarterback Caleb Williams at OTAs, Alyssa Barbieri of USA Today reports.

Kmet suffered a broken right forearm during Chicago's season-ending loss to the Packers in Week 18, but he looks fully healthy at OTAs. The starting tight end could have some extra opportunities to establish a rapport with Williams, given that Rome Odunze is managing a hamstring issue, while Keenan Allen has stayed away from the voluntary activities. Still, the likeliest scenario in this passing game could be that Kmet takes a back seat to all of DJ Moore, Allen and Odunze, and even with his pedigree as the No. 1 overall pick, it seems a long shot that Williams can support four solid fantasy options as a rookie. Kmet will be a sleeper option at the tight end position in 2024 fantasy drafts.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 SF Outdoor 67° 0.0 63rd
2 @GB Outdoor 73° 0.0 60th 0.0010.042.510000.00.00.0100%0009%31%66%3%
3 HOU Outdoor 65° 6.0 27th 3.00-3.040.53240020.014.06.00%21019%28%67%5%
4 @NYG Outdoor 59° 4.6 35th 1.533.039.5331605.3-2.37.70%10015%23%62%8%
5 @MIN Dome 57° 8.5 15th 2.138.543.54445011.36.05.30%21019%46%43%11%
6 WAS Outdoor 48° 2.5 43rd 2.502.038.53115015.014.01.00%10012%42%49%9%
7 @NE Outdoor 56° 5.2 25th 2.608.539.53232016.011.54.50%11014%32%57%7%
8 @DAL Dome 64° 9.1 13th 4.5510.042.5221115.54.01.50%1009%22%65%12%
9 MIA Outdoor 58° 22.0 2nd
10 DET Outdoor 34° 23.4 1st 5.85-3.048.57474218.510.38.30%11139%12%79%9%
11 @ATL Dome 41° 6.5 16th 2.172.549.54335011.710.31.30%11021%22%68%8%
12 @NYJ Outdoor 50° 5.7 24th 1.907.539.5632709.02.76.30%10025%35%63%2%
13 GB Outdoor 38° 13.2 5th 2.203.543.57672012.07.54.50%41028%25%62%14%
15 PHI Outdoor 17° 6.5 21st 1.638.548.5542506.30.06.30%00024%29%61%10%
16 BUF Outdoor 7° 7.7 17th 1.548.040.5652705.42.03.417%00024%25%64%9%
17 @DET Dome 38° 10.7 16th 5.354.051.53227113.54.59.00%20017%35%50%13%
18 MIN Outdoor 32° 15.7 4th 3.936.544.55457114.31.313.00%40019%21%70%9%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 25 210.31.6358th4.42.9290.
Away Outdoor 15 130.41.4262nd4.12.6280.
Away Dome 7 61.01.6661st4.33.1310.
Away Retractable Dome 3 31.72.6053rd2.01.7150.

Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2020 21 CHI 16 9 62 41st442824328.7457%9107%21%65%11%
2021 22 CHI 17 17 121 20th9360612010.2648%317018%34%53%10%
2022 23 CHI 17 17 147 7th6950544710.9564%236119%28%62%9%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Recovering from broken forearm

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-08

Kmet said Thursday on media row before Super Bowl LVIII that he sustained a broken right forearm in the Bears' Week 18 loss at Green Bay, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Kmet was donning a brace due to the hit he took at the end of a 27-yard catch in the season finale, which caused him to sit out most of the fourth quarter. The timing of the injury likely allowed the 2020 second-round pick to keep his games played streak (67 of 67) to begin his career intact, and his career-high 73 catches (seventh among tight ends) translated to 719 yards (ninth) and six touchdowns (tied for second). Kmet expects to gain medical clearance in the near future, meaning it won't impact his work in the offseason.

Misses most of fourth quarter

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Kmet (forearm) didn't return to Sunday's 17-9 loss at Green Bay, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Kmet took a big hit on a 27-yard catch in the fourth quarter, and while quarterback Justin Fields threw an incompletion his way three plays later, the tight end was ruled out before the end of the contest. With three catches (on four targets) for 41 yards Week 18, Kmet ended the 2023 campaign with a serviceable 73-719-6 line on 90 targets in 17 games. As the 2020 second-round pick heads into the first year of his four-year, $50 million extension that he signed back in July, his status as an iron man remains intact, as he's played in 67 of a possible 67 games to start his career.

Injures forearm Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Kmet left Sunday's game in Green Bay due to a forearm injury.

Kmet was on the receiving end of a big hit at the end of a 27-yard catch near the start of the fourth quarter. He was targeted by quarterback Justin Fields three plays later but was deemed questionable to return on the Bears' next possession. If Kmet is unable to come back into the contest, he'll end Week 18 with three catches (on four targets) for 41 yards. Robert Tonyan and Marcedes Lewis are the healthy TEs on the active roster.

Active as expected Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Kmet (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Early Sunday reports indicated Kmet was strongly trending toward active status, and that's now been made official. Kmet was also in uniform in Week 17 against the Falcons and on the field for 13 snaps, but he theoretically stands to have a better chance at a normal workload Sunday after managing to practice in full Friday. Robert Tonyan, Kmet's backup, could still see a slightly elevated snap count against his old Packers squad if Kmet is limited in any way.

Likely to suit up

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Kmet (knee) is listed as questionable but is expected to be available for Sunday's game against the Packers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Kmet should be formally cleared when Chicago releases its inactive list 90 minutes prior to the 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. Though Kmet looks poised to play through the knee injury for the second week in a row, it's unclear how much larger of a role he'll be able to handle Sunday after he was limited to just 13 snaps on offense in the Bears' 37-17 win over Atlanta in Week 17. The tight end at least appeared to be healthier in practice this week, as he turned in a limited practice Thursday before upgrading to full activity Friday.

Deemed questionable for Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-05

Kmet (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers.

While nursing the same knee injury last week, Kmet was listed as questionable and viewed as a true game-time decision leading up to the Bears' matchup with the Falcons. He was active for the contest, but Kmet was limited to a season-low 13 snaps in the Bears' 37-17 win. Kmet once again carries a questionable tag into the season finale, and though he's probably still less than 100 percent, he's presumably healthier than he was a week ago after he was able to put in a full practice Friday. Whether that translates to him handling the three-down role he's typically maintained for most of the season remains to be seen, but expect Kmet to at least receive clearance to play in advance of Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff.

Limited in return to practice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-04

Kmet (knee) practiced on a limited basis Thursday.

Kmet is a step ahead of last week's practice regimen as he tends to a knee issue, putting in a limited session one day earlier this time around. Still, he entered last weekend listed as questionable for this past Sunday's game against the Falcons, for which he was active but blanked in the box score. It remains to be seen if Kmet has a designation ahead of Sunday's contest at Green Bay, something that will be revealed on Friday's injury report.

Not practicing Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-03

Kmet (knee) won't practice Wednesday, Courtney Cronin of reports.

When referencing Kmet and cornerback Jaylon Johnson (shoulder) Wednesday, coach Matt Eberflus noted of the duo, "they just need another day with the trainers to get's looking positive but we'll see where it is" as Sunday's season-finale versus the Packers approaches. In the Bears' Week 17 win over the Falcons, the tight end played through his knee issue, but wasn't targeted in the contest, while logging just 13 snaps.

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