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Benny Cunningham

27-Year-Old Running Back – Chicago Bears

2017 Rush/Rec Stats

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

The Bears were in clear need of a running back with receiving skills after Jeremy Langford struggled last year and Jordan Howard performed best as an early-down runner, precipitating Cunningham's sign...

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Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Ankle
HT: 5' 10"   WT: 218   DOB: 7/7/1990
College: Middle Tennessee State  Show ContractHide Contract

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Benny Cunningham Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Bears in March of 2017.

September 17, 2017  –  Benny Cunningham News

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Cunningham (ankle) is inactive Sunday for the Bears' Week 2 game against the Buccaneers, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

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Benny Cunningham NFL Stats
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  Rushing Rush Distance Big Rush Games Receiving Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2009 18 CFB 11 46 173 2 3.8 - - - - - 5 73 14.6 1 0 - - - - - -
2010 19 CFB 13 78 355 4 4.6 - - - - - 16 96 6.0 0 0 - - - - - -
2011 20 CFB 8 115 501 4 4.4 - - - - - 17 187 11.0 1 0 - - - - - -
2012 21 CFB 5 97 600 11 6.2 - - - - - 9 109 12.1 0 0 - - - - - -
2013 22 STL 14 47 261 1 5.6 1 0 1 0 0 6 59 9.8 0 10 299 0 0 0 2 1
2014 23 STL 16 66 246 3 3.7 1 0 0 0 0 45 352 7.8 1 53 963 0 0 0 2 2
2015 24 STL 16 37 140 0 3.8 1 1 0 0 0 26 250 9.6 0 36 714 0 0 0 1 0
2016 25 LA 11 21 101 0 4.8 2 0 0 0 0 16 91 5.7 0 21 599 0 0 0 1 0
2017 26 CHI 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 26 CHI Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Benny Cunningham

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Benny Cunningham Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Rec/G Yds/G YPT In20 In10 In5
2009 18 CFB 11 3.9 4.3 4.1 4 16 - - - 0 7 - - - -
2010 19 CFB 13 5.3 6.5 5.9 6 27 - - - 1 7 - - - -
2011 20 CFB 8 12.4 14.5 13.4 14 63 - - - 2 23 - - - -
2012 21 CFB 5 27.4 29.2 28.3 19 120 - - - 2 22 - - - -
2013 22 STL 14 2.7 3.1 2.9 3 19 4 2 0 0 4 5.9 0 0 0
2014 23 STL 16 5.2 8.1 6.6 4 15 10 4 2 3 22 6.6 7 4 1
2015 24 STL 16 2.4 4.1 3.3 2 9 3 1 0 2 16 6.9 4 0 0
2016 25 LA 11 1.7 3.2 2.5 2 9 3 2 2 1 8 4.3 3 1 1
2017 26 CHI 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 26 CHI Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Benny Cunningham

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Benny Cunningham – Playing Time Overview

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#3 Running Back
Also Listed As:  #2 Kick Returner

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Offensive Snaps in 2017

Benny Cunningham was on the field for 4 of his team's snaps on offense in 2017.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2017

Benny Cunningham was on the field for 6 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2017.

Year Off ST
2015 282 252
2016 179 135
2017 4 6
Benny Cunningham 2017 Game Log
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  Snap Count Rushing Rush Distance Receiving Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Runs Red Zone Targets
Week Opp Off ST Att Yards TD Avg 20+ 40+ Rec Yards Avg TD Tar Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Atl 4 6 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Measurables Overview for Benny Cunningham  (View College Stats & News)
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Benny Cunningham: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cunningham (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday' s game in Tampa Bay, Zach Zaidman of CBS 2 Chicago reports.

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Cunningham (ankle) did not practice Thursday, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.

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Cunningham has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

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Cunningham is questionable to return to Sunday's game versus the Falcons due to an ankle injury, Stacey Dales of NFL Network reports.

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Cunningham (knee) was carted to the locker room during Sunday's game against the Falcons, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Cunningham rushed twice for seven yards in Sunday's win over the Titans.

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Cunningham rushed three times for 1 yard while catching two of three targets for an additional 15 yards and a touchdown Saturday against the Cardinals.

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Cunningham rushed for 41 yards on seven carries and a touchdown while also catching both of his two targets for 25 yards during Thursday's preseason opener against Denver.

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Cunningham is expected to play Thursday against the Broncos, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio reports.

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Cunningham (neck) signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

A 2013 UDFA, the 26-year-old Cunningham has more receiving yards (661) than rushing yards (647) through the first three seasons of his career, having mostly served as the Rams' third-down back. He's likely slated for a similar role after re-signing on a one-year, $1.7 million contract, but it is quite possible the Rams will want Todd Gurley to assume more of the third-down work now that he isn't a rookie. In any case, Gurley will dominate the carries so long as he's healthy, and while Cunningham will likely take the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, this isn't a clear handcuff situation. Though his 5-10, 215-pound frame may seem sufficient for a lead-back job, Cunningham is neither particularly quick nor powerful, mostly offering value with his hands, pass-blocking and work on special teams.

2015

Seemingly buried on the running back depth chart behind Zac Stacy and Tre Mason to begin the 2014 season, Cunningham ended up carving a little niche for himself as a third-down back to finish off the campaign. While he only had one game with more than 30 yards rushing, he did collect 45 catches for 352 yards and a touchdown by the end of the season. With Stacy gone and Todd Gurley in town, Cunningham's 2015 role is unlikely to change. He should still pick up three to five catches a game with an occasional rush attempt thrown in there, especially if Gurley is not ready for the beginning of the season.

2014

An undrafted signee out of Middle Tennessee, Cunningham impressed in his limited opportunities last season, particularly when he saw heavier work in Weeks 10 and 12, turning a total of 20 carries into 181 yards and a touchdown in those two games. He was sparingly used otherwise and figures to again slot into a depth role this year, backing up Zac Stacy, with rookie Tre Mason also in the mix on that front. The explosive Cunningham will also serve as the Rams' primary kick returner.