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Darnell Mooney

#2 WR,


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102 FPTS

RANK: 71


157 FPTS

RANK: 55


25 yrs


5'11'' / 173 lbs



3yr Ave1718236th11971843411.87

Cleared to face Chiefs

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-22

Mooney (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Kansas City, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Coach Matt Eberflus suggested earlier in the week that Mooney was unlikely to additional time following his early departure from last week's 27-17 loss to Tampa Bay. The wideout put up 4-53-1 on a team-high-tying seven targets in the season opener but then didn't see any passes on 11 routes 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.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingReceiving StatsRoutes Run
1 SF Outdoor 67° 1.8 111th 1.806.038.531808.0080%00018%42%0%58%
2 @GB Outdoor 73° 0.6 112th 0.6010.042.521-40-4.0-400%00018%43%0%57%
3 HOU Outdoor 65° 4.3 77th 2.15-3.040.56223011.511133%10038%51%0%46%
4 @NYG Outdoor 59° 13.4 24th 3.353.039.55494023.522220%31125%51%0%49%
5 @MIN Dome 57° 7.2 58th 3.608.543.55252026.02060%21024%65%2%33%
6 WAS Outdoor 48° 13.8 26th 1.972.038.51276809.7730%22046%50%0%49%
7 @NE Outdoor 56° 8.3 50th 2.778.539.56353017.71350%31029%42%0%58%
8 @DAL Dome 64° 12.0 35th 2.4010.042.55570014.0680%21022%44%0%56%
9 MIA Outdoor 58° 17.5 11th
10 DET Outdoor 34° 9.7 45th 2.42-3.048.54457014.31050%31022%53%0%47%
11 @ATL Dome 41° 12.9 27th 3.232.549.5542917.3250%10026%59%0%38%
12 @NYJ Outdoor 50° 0.0 124th 0.007.539.500000.0000%0000%44%0%50%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 21 170.61.6487th7.34.7530.311.27.44.05%
Away Outdoor 15 110.51.15144th5.92.9350.
Away Dome 6 52.21.84124th7.04.8710.
Away Retractable Dome 3 23.21.9276th5.03.7390.310.74.56.20%

Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsReceiving StatsRoutes Run
2020 23 CHI 16 9 152 99th9861631410.3742%246216%23%0%76%
2021 24 CHI 17 14 220 23rd140811,055413.08510%4214327%42%0%56%
2022 25 CHI 12 12 102 71st6140493212.3845%197117%51%0%48%
Yards ball travels in the "Air" per completion. "YAC" is average yards gained after catch. "Drop"ped pass rate. "Share" of team passing targets.

Reps capped again Thursday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-21

Mooney (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

For the second day in a row, Mooney had his reps managed in practice while he tends to the knee issue. The Bears haven't expressed any major concern with Mooney's health, so if he's able to bump up to full participation in Friday's session, he'll likely approach Sunday's game in Kansas City without an injury designation. Through the Bears' first two games, Mooney has hauled in four of seven targets for 53 yards and a touchdown.

Limited practice Wednesday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-20

Mooney (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday.

Mooney departed this past Sunday's loss at Tampa Bay due to a knee injury, but Jeremy Fowler of reported after the game that the issue isn't considered to be severe. By kicking off Week 3 prep with a capped session, Mooney may be trending in the right direction ahead of Sunday's visit to the Chiefs. In the end, though, his status will need to be monitored to get a sense of his potential to play in that contest.

Knee injury isn't serious

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

The knee injury Mooney suffered in Sunday's 27-17 loss to the Buccaneers isn't considered serious, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.

Mooney left the game early in the second half, but he isn't expected to miss much, if any, additional time. He had 53 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's season opener but finished without a target in Week 2. Mooney's next chance to take the field will be in Week 3 against Kansas City.

Suffers knee injury Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Mooney exited Sunday's game at Tampa Bay due to a knee injury, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Mooney made his way to the sideline after the first play of the Bears' second possession of the second half. If he's unable to return, he'll emerge from Week 2 without a target. Chicago's other active wide receivers Sunday are DJ Moore, Chase Claypool, Tyler Scott, Trent Taylor and Velus Jones.

Scores in defeat

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-10

Mooney caught four of seven targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Packers.

Mooney tied with two others for Chicago's team lead in targets, but his total was significantly higher than top wideout DJ Moore's two. In fact, Mooney led the Bears in receiving yards, with a 20-yard touchdown to end the third quarter to boot. After a disappointing, injury-shortened 2022 campaign, Mooney was one of few bright spots for the Bears while returning to action Sunday.

Targeted twice

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-26

Mooney finished without a catch on two targets in Saturday's preseason game against Buffalo.

DJ Moore had his second big play of the preseason on one of Justin Fields' two completions. Mooney got two of the six targets from Fields, including one into the end zone, in his first game since suffering a broken ankle last November. He'll presumably be the Bears' No. 2 receiver, behind Moore, when they open the season with a Week 1 home game against Green Bay.

Not in line to play Saturday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-19

Mooney isn't expected to play in Saturday's preseason game at Indianapolis, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Along with Mooney, DJ Moore, Chase Claypool (hamstring), Tyler Scott and Velus Jones (undisclosed) won't be available in the Bears' second exhibition. Mooney was cleared to practice at the start of training camp after spending the entire offseason in recovery mode from the ankle injury that ended his 2022 campaign after Week 12. With the offseason addition of Moore, Mooney now is the No. 2 receiving option, at best, for quarterback Justin Fields in the Bears offense.

Eased into camp

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-07-28

Mooney is easing into practice this summer after rehabbing from ankle surgery during the offseason, Collen Kane of The Chicago Tribune reports.

It sounds like Mooney is off to a good start, already doing 7-on-7s and individual drills during the first week of training camp. He mentioned that he'd been planning to have offseason ankle surgery even before suffering a season-ending ankle fracture in late November, though it presumably would've been a lesser procedure with a shorter recovery timeline had he not sustained the major injury. Mooney is no longer Chicago's No. 1 receiver as he enters the final year of his rookie contract, but there's a chance he stays fantasy-relevant as second fiddle to DJ Moore if the Bears' passing attack takes a big step forward in Luke Getsy's second year as offensive coordinator and Justin Fields' third season as the starting QB.

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