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Khalil Herbert

#2 RB,


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118 FPTS

RANK: 41


140 FPTS

RANK: 42


25 yrs


5'9'' / 212 lbs


Virginia Tech

3yr Ave177966th10343324.2014960

Could be moved

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-05-02

With D'Andre Swift signed this offseason and Roschon Johnson entering his second season, Herbert is viewed as potential trade bait, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Herbert is entering the final year of his rookie deal that is set to pay him a non-guaranteed $1.055 million salary, and the coaching staff is high on Johnson headed into his second season after he was taken in the fourth round of the NFL Draft last year. Swift inked a three-year, $24 million deal in March. After leading the NFL averaging 5.7 yards per carry in 2022, Herbert battled ankle and back issues last year, missing five games on injured reserve in the middle of the season. Travis Homer is also on the roster as a special teams ace. Herbert doesn't play special teams.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingRushing StatsReceiving Stats
1 SF Outdoor 67° 11.3 11th
2 @GB Outdoor 73° 5.1 18th 1.0210.042.54389.5013%11013015%
3 HOU Outdoor 65° 30.9 1st 1.40-3.040.5201577.9253%611212050%
4 @NYG Outdoor 59° 11.1 10th 0.563.039.519774.1031%200124059%
5 @MIN Dome 57° 1.1 25th 0.288.543.54112.8036%00000017%
6 WAS Outdoor 48° 7.4 10th
7 @NE Outdoor 56° 15.7 8th 1.218.539.512625.2048%200125127%
8 @DAL Dome 64° 15.9 8th 0.9910.042.516996.2122%31000037%
9 MIA Outdoor 58° 2.3 17th 0.334.044.57233.3074%00000018%
10 DET Outdoor 34° 5.7 12th 0.57-3.048.510575.7042%20000029%
16 BUF Outdoor 7° 2.3 26th
17 @DET Dome 38° 3.1 18th 0.624.051.55316.2058%10000023%
18 MIN Outdoor 32° 5.9 16th 0.546.544.510505.0024%2001-1046%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 15 17.00.7861st410.35.153%
Away Outdoor 9 26.80.8974th350.15.238%
Away Dome 5 02.70.39103rd270.03.935%
Away Retractable Dome 1 015.90.9916th991.06.222%

Career Stats by Season: 2021 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2021 23 CHI 17 2 79 62nd10343324.243%94022%14960
2022 24 CHI 13 1 118 41st12973145.745%224223%9571
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Facing competition from Swift

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-03-12

Herbert is part of a backfield that's set to add D'Andre Swift on a three-year, $24 million contract, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Herbert has outperformed his draft slot since the Bears took him in the sixth round in 2021, averaging 4.9 yards on 364 carries. He's typically worked in timeshares and has just 43 receptions in 42 games, and it's not exactly surprising to see the cap-flush Bears brining in a more versatile running back. This isn't the worst outcome for Herbert's value given that the Bears were previously rumored to have interest in Saquon Barkley -- who is joining the Eagles -- but it does leave Herbert with a lot of snap/touch competition for the final year of his rookie contract, competing against Swift and 2023 fourth-round pick Roschon Johnson.

Underwhelming in season finale

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Herbert rushed 12 times for 28 yards and caught two passes for 13 yards in the Bears' 17-9 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Herbert came into Week 18 after having posted at least 121 scrimmage yards in each of his last two games. Facing a middling Packers defense, Herbert was unable to help Chicago sustain consistent offense. In 12 games played this season, Herbert rushed for 583 yards and two touchdowns and added 18 receptions for 121 yards and another score. With two years left on his rookie contract, the Bears will need to decide if Herbert can be their lead back, or if he's best used as part of a committee.

Suiting up as expected Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Herbert (back/personal) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.

Reports earlier Sunday indicated Herbert was strongly trending toward active status, and that is now official. With D'Onta Foreman a healthy scratch for a second consecutive week, Herbert should once again serve as the clear lead back for Chicago, with rookie Roschon Johnson holding down his usual complementary role.

Likely to play Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-07

Herbert (back/personal) is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Packers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Herbert remains listed as questionable for the contest, but he looks like he'll be formally cleared to play when the Bears release their inactive list approximately 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. He was added to the Bears' Week 18 injury report Thursday after practicing as a limited participant and then missed Friday's practice entirely, but the expectation is that Herbert will be ready to handle the lead role out of the backfield for Chicago. Herbert has delivered his best two rushing performances of the season over the past two weeks in wins over Arizona and Atlanta, carrying 38 times for 236 yards and two touchdowns.

Iffy for season finale

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-05

Herbert is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers due to a back injury as well as a personal matter.

Herbert was added to the Bears' injury report Thursday after he was a limited participant in practice that day on account of the back issue, but the personal matter might have been the cause of his absence from Friday's practice. Whatever the case, Herbert is now uncertain to be available for the Bears' season finale, with a final word on his status set to arrive when Chicago posts its inactive list 90 minutes prior to Sunday's 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff. Roschon Johnson and D'Onta Foreman -- who was a healthy inactive for the Week 17 win over Atlanta -- would likely see expanded profiles out of the backfield if the Bears are without the services of Herbert, a late-season fantasy standout with 38 carries for 236 yards and two touchdowns over the last two weeks.

Dealing with back issue

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-04

Herbert was limited at Thursday's practice due to a back injury.

Herbert is making a midweek appearance on the Bears' Week 18 injury report after having no limitations whatsoever to kick off the week Wednesday. It's unclear if his availability for Sunday's game at Green Bay is in danger, but how he fares at Friday's session could be telling for his status. Herbert is coming off back-to-back 100-yard, one-touchdown efforts on the ground, so Chicago could be missing a big part of its offense if he's inhibited or even sidelined this weekend. Roschon Johnson and D'Onta Foreman would be next up in the team's backfield.

Another big game

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Herbert rushed 18 times for 124 yards and a touchdown while adding two catches on three targets for five yards in the Bears' 37-17 win over the Falcons on Sunday.

Herbert took advantage of being the lead back for the Bears with D'Onta Foreman (coach's decision) inactive for the second straight week. In each of those games, Herbert recorded at least 121 scrimmage yards and a touchdown. If Chicago chooses to leave Herbert in the lead role in Week 18 against the Packers, he could be in line for another strong performance to end the season.

Racks up 21 touches in Week 16

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-24

Herbert took 20 carries for 112 yards and one touchdown and hauled in one of two targets for nine yards during Sunday's 27-16 win over the Cardinals.

With D'Onta Foreman out due to a personal matter, Herbert and Roschon Johnson were the likely options to handle most of the backfield reps for the Bears in Week 16. The scale ended up tilting Herbert's way, as he dominated Johnson in touches (21-12) and yards from scrimmage (121-53). Prior to Sunday's outburst, Herbert hadn't fared well in four appearances since missing five due to a high-ankle sprain, averaging 2.4 yards on his 31 rushes while tallying five catches (on six targets) for 24 yards. It's unclear what kind of role he can expect the next time Foreman is available, but Herbert may be worthy of rostering again in the event the former misses more time.

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