Week 5
October 10, 2015

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Season Schedule

  • Week 1 - Sep 07

    BUF @ CHI

  • Week 2 - Sep 14

    CHI @ SF

  • Week 3 - Sep 22

    CHI @ NYJ

  • Week 4 - Sep 28

    GB @ CHI

  • Week 5 - Oct 05

    CHI @ CAR

  • Week 6 - Oct 12

    CHI @ ATL

  • Week 7 - Oct 19

    MIA @ CHI

  • Week 8 - Oct 26

    CHI @ NE

  • Week 9 - Nov 02


  • Week 10 - Nov 09

    CHI @ GB

  • Week 11 - Nov 16

    MIN @ CHI

  • Week 12 - Nov 23

    TB @ CHI

  • Week 13 - Nov 27

    CHI @ DET

  • Week 14 - Dec 04

    DAL @ CHI

  • Week 15 - Dec 15

    NO @ CHI

  • Week 16 - Dec 21

    DET @ CHI

  • Week 17 - Dec 28

    CHI @ MIN

  • Week 1 - Sep 09

    IND 21 @ CHI 41

  • Week 2 - Sep 13

    CHI 10 @ GB 23

  • Week 3 - Sep 23

    STL 6 @ CHI 23

  • Week 5 - Oct 01

    CHI 34 @ DAL 18

  • Week 6 - Oct 14


  • Week 8 - Oct 22

    DET @ CHI

  • Week 9 - Nov 04

    CHI @ TEN

  • Week 10 - Nov 11

    HOU @ CHI

  • Week 12 - Nov 19

    CHI @ SF

  • Week 13 - Dec 02

    SEA @ CHI

  • Week 1 - Sep 11

    ATL 12 @ CHI 30

  • Week 2 - Sep 18

    CHI 13 @ NO 30

  • Week 3 - Sep 25

    GB 27 @ CHI 17

  • Week 4 - Oct 02

    CAR 29 @ CHI 34

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    CHI 13 @ DET 24

  • Week 6 - Oct 16

    MIN 10 @ CHI 39

  • Week 7 - Oct 23

    CHI 24 @ TB 18

  • Week 8 - Oct 30


  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    CHI 30 @ PHI 24

  • Week 10 - Nov 13

    DET 13 @ CHI 37

  • Week 11 - Nov 20

    SD 20 @ CHI 31

  • Week 12 - Nov 27

    CHI 20 @ OAK 25

  • Week 13 - Dec 04

    KC 10 @ CHI 3

  • Week 14 - Dec 11

    CHI 10 @ DEN 13

  • Week 15 - Dec 18

    SEA 38 @ CHI 14

  • Week 16 - Dec 25

    CHI 21 @ GB 35

  • Week 1 - Sep 12

    DET 14 @ CHI 19

  • Week 2 - Sep 19

    CHI 27 @ DAL 20

  • Week 3 - Sep 27

    GB 17 @ CHI 20

  • Week 4 - Oct 03

    CHI 3 @ NYG 17

  • Week 5 - Oct 10

    CHI 23 @ CAR 6

  • Week 6 - Oct 17

    SEA 23 @ CHI 20

  • Week 7 - Oct 24

    WAS 17 @ CHI 14

  • Week 8 - Oct 31


  • Week 9 - Nov 07

    CHI 22 @ BUF 19

  • Week 10 - Nov 14

    MIN 13 @ CHI 27

  • Week 11 - Nov 21

    HOU 27 @ NYJ 30

    7 receptions

    126 rec yards

    2 TDs

    0 rush yards

    0 TDs

  • Week 12 - Nov 28

    PHI 26 @ CHI 31

  • Week 13 - Dec 05

    CHI 24 @ DET 20

  • Week 14 - Dec 12

    NE 36 @ CHI 7

  • Week 15 - Dec 20

    CHI 40 @ MIN 14

  • Week 16 - Dec 26

    NYJ 34 @ CHI 38

  • Week 17 - Jan 02

    CHI 3 @ GB 10


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Santonio Holmes

Chicago Bears

2008 - 2011 Statistics

                          RUSHING                            RECEIVING                            FANTASY

                            Rush    Yards    TD         Rec   Targets   Yards   TD         Tot Pts   Pts/Gm

2011 Stats           3       27      0           51        101        654    8        116.1       7.3

2010 Stats           2       17      0           17         95        746     6        112.3      9.4

2009 Stats           3        6      0           83        138       1248    5        155.4       9.7

2008 Stats           2        9      0           15        114        821     5        113.0      7.5

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2009 Review

By all accounts, Santonio Holmes turned in a very good 2009 season with 79 catches for 1,248 yards and 5 TDs.  Both those reception and yardage totals easily surpassed his previous highs of 55 and 942 respectively, but his TD total is for crap and ended up keeping him out of the top-10 fantasy receivers on the year.  He hasn’t been much of a touchdown-maker since he joined the Pro ranks, but for the #1 receiver on a team to get out-TDed by a 34-year old (Hines Ward), a tight end (Heath Miller), and a rookie (Mike Wallace), there has to be an explanation.  Was it the multitude of off-the-field problems that continually plague the star WR?  Maybe.  There are a number of different explanations that could be thrown out there, but whatever the case, despite the lack of 6-pointers, Holmes did well enough to satisfy his fantasy owners throughout the year.

~  Ranked 15th in the league with 155.4 WR fantasy points (basic scoring system)

~  Tied for 39th in the league with 5 receiving touchdowns

~  Ranked seventh in the league with 1,248 receiving yards

~  Ranked seventh in the league with 78.0 receiving yards per game

~  Ranked 16th in the league with 79 receptions

~  Tied for eighth in the league with 138 targets

~  Tied for second in the league with 21 receptions of 20+ yards

~  Ranked fifth in the league with 63 catches for first downs

~  Tied for tenth in the league with 491 yards after the catch (YAC)

~  Set career highs in receptions (79.0), yards (1,248), receptions/game (4.9), and yards/game (78.0)

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2010 Fantasy Outlook

WOW what an offseason Holmes just went through!  In March, he was accused of attacking a woman in a nightclub, and then once the story came out, was also said to have tried to pay her off so she wouldn’t press charges (where was Big Ben when he needed him?!).  Then a week and a half later, it comes out that Holmes could be facing a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy (in other words, toking up).  Then a couple days later, he’s quickly traded to the NY Jets for a half-eaten bag of donuts.  Then a couple days later, the suspension became official and just three weeks after that, Santonio nearly had to be escorted off a plane in Pittsburgh for not complying with flight regulations.  Basically, the question is, what sort of toll does all this take on Santonio’s fantasy value in 2010?  The suspension no doubt affects it, but not nearly as much as being traded to the heaviest run-first offense in the league.  Even when he does come back and finds some sort of rapport with QB Mark Sanchez, there are still too many mouths to feed with WRs Cotchery and Edwards and TE Dustin Keller to target as well.  Our take?  Do your best to stay away from Holmes this year.  There’s more of a chance he blows up off the field than on it, which spells B-U-S-T in the world of fantasy.

~ Starting the season on a four-game suspension and not being able to find a rhythm with your new QB doesn’t bode well for a repeat of his 2009 season

~ Cotchery, Edwards, and Keller makes for a “too many roosters in the hen house” situation

~ There is no chance the Jets move away from their bread-and-butter running game just because Holmes is on board

~ How will his new teammates take to him, especially considering his immediate suspension?

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He evened things out a bit in 2009, but it's clear Santonio still loves to play on the road.  Be mindful of this if you're stuck between starting Holmes or someone else:



How he gets up after this, we'll never know...

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Santonio signed a five-year, $8.11 million contract in '06 that included $5.42 million guaranteed.  This is the final year of that contract, which works in favor of Holmes working towards a good season… after his suspension of course.  However, he’ll need to prove himself off the field almost as much as on it if he wants that next big deal.  Should be interesting:

2010 - $630,000

2011 - Free Agent

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When Santonio returns from his suspension, Braylon Edwards should be his handcuff seeing that Jerricho Cotchery has some fantasy value on his own

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Injury Report


Besides his suspension to start off the year, there's no real concern about him missing games

Holmes Only Healthy WR

According to Pro Football Talk, Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall are both day to day with injuries and while they are likely to play on Sunday, fantasy football owners should be aware of what the next injury reports say about the two WRs. Jeffery and Marshall are top starters for fantasy owners and obviously the Bears want them active and Jay Cutler benefits from having them on the field as well. Santonio Holmes is the logical pickup option for the Bears, while Bennett also could get a boost.

Pyro's take: Currently Santonio is the only healthy wide receiver in Chicago. Both Jeffery and Marshall have been unable to practice this week due to injuries so Santonio has been running with the ones all week in practice. Both of the Bears top options are listed as questionable for this week so Santonio looks like the only receiver who will be 100% on Sunday. Fellow second stringer Josh Morgan also looks like he will miss this game.

We expect Holmes to see some increased targets this week if one of the big two in Chicago sits. At this point it sounds as if Marshall is closer to playing than his counterpart Jeffery. If you own either of these guys and need a late replacement look on the waiver wire for the former Superbowl MVP.

09/12/14, 03:08 PM CDT by Stagg Party
Source: www.sportsworldreport.com

Santonio is now a Chicago Bear

With an already gaping hole at No. 3 wide receiver only getting larger since Marquess Wilson suffered a broken collarbone two weeks ago, the Bears took a low-risk roll of the dice and signed 2009 Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes to a one-year contract Saturday.

Pyro's take: This is an interesting move by the Bears, and a low risk move at that. Holmes will need to prove himself over the next two preseason games to lock down a roster spot, and not be a distraction. This is a new situation for Holmes.

Santonio was the number one receiver with the Jets, and now he goes to Chicago where he will be the third wide receiver and the fifth option in the offense. Here was the pass distribution last year, and Holmes will be taking the role formally filled by Earl Bennet: Brandon Marshall - 100, Alshon Jeffery - 89, Matt Forte - 74, Martellus Bennett - 65, Earl Bennett - 32.

If Holmes can be a solid role player he can improve on the numbers of Bennett, but to expect more than 50 catches is being crazy. Before any of that happens, he needs to prove he can work in the Bears offense in their final two preseason games.

08/18/14, 05:46 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.suntimes.com

Jets cut Santonio Holmes

The move Monday, saves the Jets $8.25 million, which Holmes was due to make as his base salary this season. He was scheduled to have a $10.75 million cap number, a lofty total for a one-time Super Bowl MVP who has struggled with injuries and inconsistency the last two seasons.

Pyro's take: Santonio Holmes made $25 million off his #Jets contract, which equals $266,000 per reception.

What a waste... how is that even possible?

03/16/14, 03:58 PM CDT by d-Rx
Source: msn.foxsports.com

Holmes opens mouth inserts foot and doubles down

Holmes, who has played eight games this season for the 30th-ranked offense in the NFL, took a shot at the Panthers’ second-ranked defense, specifically their secondary.

“Not to call these guys out, but their secondary is probably their weakest link on their defense,” Holmes said. “Their front seven are guys that are really going to get after the ball. They have really great pass rushers. We know how physical these guys are. They hustle on and off the field, sideline to sideline.”

The Panthers have 16 interceptions, tied for the fifth-most in the NFL.

When that was pointed out to Holmes, he still stuck with his assessment of the defensive backs and said the statistics supported his view.

“I mean just from the numbers perspective,” Holmes said. “Nothing from my judgment that puts those guys in that category. It’s the way they’ve been ranked throughout the NFL. It’s not my perspective.”

Pyro's take: From my perspective Holmes has a lot of guts calling out the Panthers, but not a lot of brains. This is going to be a train wreck of a week for Santonio. I would not be surprised if there a few big hits on his from the secondary.

If you have Santonio on your team I have a question for you. WHY?

12/13/13, 06:04 PM CST by Houdini
Source: nypost.com

Santonio Holmes suffers a hamstring injury

they saw No. 1 receiver Santonio Holmes suffer a hamstring injury in the fourth quarter.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said he wasn’t aware of the severity of the injury to Holmes. It remains unclear if he will be available for next Monday night’s game at Atlanta – a big one for the 2-2 Jets.

Pyro's take: It is never a good sign when a player is dealing with a hamstring injury, and even worse when that player is names Santonio Holmes. Holmes has been dealing with injuries during the preseason and just when it looked like he was hitting his stride and becoming a fantasy option again he gets hurt. Hopefully the hamstring won't keep him out long, but if you are looking for a point of reference, it sounds like the same type of thing Miles Austin is dealing with that kept him out this week.

09/30/13, 05:56 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.nj.com

Santonio Holmes to play week 1

Santonio Holmes looked good Monday, participating in practice and running routes, but the wide receiver has repeatedly said, “looks can be deceiving.” Despite that, it appears Holmes will be ready to play against Darrelle Revis and the Bucs, and Stephen Hill said he believes that to be the case.

“I think so,” Hill told the News. “Yeah I mean, he was practicing today, so...”

Rex Ryan would not speak to the possibility of Holmes playing in Week 1, saying he will address the injuries on Wednesday.

Pyro's take: So it looks like Holmes will be ready for week 1 and that is good news for Geno Smith, but that is about it. Holmes is not a recommended starter, especially since he is going to see a heavy dose of Darrell Revis.

09/02/13, 08:57 PM CDT by Houdini
Source: www.nydailynews.com

Holmes to get contract extension in offseason?

Beat writer Ed Bouchette for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette believes that Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes will be getting a contract extension this offseason.

Pyro's take: Holmes was seventh in the NFL in receiving yards this year with 1,248 and put up career highs in receptions (79), first downs (63) and yards. He played all 16 games and is set to make just $755,000 in the last year of his rookie contract in 2010. We expect a deal to be reached before training camp as well.

01/13/10, 11:00 AM CST by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.post-gazette.com

Holmes blames drops on wrist injury

Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes claims that his early-season troubles with holding onto the ball are due to a wrist injury he suffered in Week 2 against the Bears. "That had an impact on me dropping those balls in Chicago," Holmes said about the wrist injury. "But, after that, no. I can't make any excuses. I play wide receiver. I'm supposed to catch the ball."

Pyro's take: After watching that catch you made for the winning TD in the Super Bowl last year, we'll give you the benefit of the doubt, especially if you promise you'll step it up the rest of the year for us fantasy football owners who drafted you.

10/15/09, 09:15 AM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.pittsburghlive.com

Holmes second in the NFL with 25 targets

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith leads the NFL in targets this year with 28 thus far. Santonio Holmes (25), Randy Moss (24), and Andre Johnson (23) round out the top four.

Pyro's take: This shouldn't be a surprise, as Stevie has finished in the top 15 each year since 2005 despite not playing a full season in three of those four years. The shocker is that he's only caught 11 of those 28 balls with no TDs to his credit.

09/22/09, 10:30 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: fftoday.com

Santonio Holmes seen icing his wrist on Monday

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes was seen around the Steelers' facility on Monday with a large wrap on his left wrist and hand.

Pyro's take: Holmes was injured against the Bears on Sunday when he hit the ground and tried to support himself with his left hand. It shouldn't be a big deal, as it's probably just a little sore, but we'll keep you updated in case there's anything more to the injury.

09/22/09, 04:00 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå
Source: www.post-gazette.com

Santonio Holmes going off in Week 1

Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes is starting off the year right. At halftime of the first game of the 2009 season, Santonio already has five catches for 83 yards including a 34-yard touchdown.

Pyro's take: We had Holmes ranked as a bottom tier WR2 to start off the season, and it looks as if he'll be right along those lines as the year progresses. Santonio could be in for a nice year as he seems to be in sync with his big quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger.

09/10/09, 09:00 PM CDT by Dawgmaticå

Parker, Holmes sit out preseason finale

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Willie Parker and WR Santonio Holmes both sat out the team's final preseason game on Thursday.

Pyro's take: Both FWP (Fast Willie Parker) and Santonio have been dealing with minor injuries lately, so coach Tomlin sitting them for this meaningless game is no surprise at all.

09/03/09, 03:00 PM CDT by
Source: www.post-gazette.com

Willie Parker, Santonio Holmes both questionable for Saturday night's game

Pittsburgh Steelers starters RB Willie Parker (hamstring) and WR Santonio Holmes (back) were both listed as questionable for Saturday night's game against Buffalo.

Pyro's take: FWP has been sitting out practice all week, and though the injury is not considered serious, the Steelers will probably be cautious with the smallish Parker. Holmes should be fine and again, coach Mike Tomlin is likely just playing it cautious with Holmes.

08/27/09, 12:00 PM CDT by
Source: www.post-gazette.com

Holmes to be used out of the slot more this year

In an effort to get the ball in his hands more this year, Pittsburgh Steelers WR Santonio Holmes will be used out of the slot more in order to avoid defenses double-teaming him. Holmes only caught 55 balls last year compared to 81 from Hines Ward, but that should change in 2009 with Holmes moving inside. "Tone is a guy we're trying to develop more and more at outside receiver and now this year giving him a lot of inside work (because) it's a lot harder to double him," said offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

Pyro's take: This certainly bodes well for Holmes' chances of becoming an efficient fantasy starter this year. Last year, Holmes had three or fewer receptions in eight regular season games, which doesn't quite cut it as a dependable fantasy starter. Hopefully working out of the slot will get his reception totals up into the 70's at least, making it a lot easier for fantasy owners to feel comfortable playing him week in and week out.

08/06/09, 08:00 AM CDT by
Source: www.pittsburghlive.com