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Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Date of Birth:  07/07/1990
Age:  32
Height  5'10"
Weight:   217
College:  Middle Tennessee State
Drafted:  2013 | Undrafted
Depth Chart:  4th string

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB


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WOLF SPORTS PROJECTION

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

The Jaguars signed Benny Cunningham.

This comes a day after the team signed former Texans running back Alfred Blue, so it looks like there'll be a healthy competition for the No. 2 role behind Leonard Fournette in Jacksonville. Cunningham mostly contributed on special teams for the Bears last season, getting just six touches on offense. He's off the fantasy radar for now, but we'll see if he can carve out a nice role as a capable change-of-pace option with the Jags.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham handles one touch in playoff loss.

It was a two-yard carry, and he wasn't targeted in the passing game. Cunningham now enters unrestricted free agency and will either return to Chicago or look to find work elsewhere as running back depth.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham rushed six times for 13 yards in Sunday's win over the Vikings.

Cunningham saw mostly late-game work in a 24-10 victory, and he finishes the regular season with 12 touches for 29 yards. The 28-year-old probably won't see much work in the postseason.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham gets one carry in Week 15.

Cunningham had -1 yard on his lone attempt against the Packers. Cunningham is a strong real-life contributor, including on special teams, for Chicago, but he's not a recommended fantasy option.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham gets three carries against the Dolphins.

Cunningham gained eight yards on his three attempts in Week 6. He's not a reliable fantasy option as long as Jordan Howard remains on the field.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham catches one pass in Week 3.

Cunningham gained nine yards on his lone reception. He's a good real-life contributor for the Bears, but he's not a fantasy option as long as Jordan Howard remains on the field.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham gets one touch in season finale.

Cunningham had a six-yard reception against the Vikings. He filled in well as a backup behind Jordan Howard this season, carrying nine times for 29 yards and catching 20 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns through the air. The Bears will probably want to bring him back in 2018.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham leads the Bears in Week 16 receiving.

Cunningham was targeted twice against the Browns, but he gained 62 yards (including a long reception of 40 yards). His long reception set up a 16-yard Jordan Howard touchdown in the third quarter, and it's great to see Cunningham continuing to chip in for the Bears on offense.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham scores in Saturday loss to the Lions.

Cunningham caught four passes for 33 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter with the Bears down 20-3. He mostly played behind Tarik Cohen as Jordan Howard's backup, so Cunningham can be ignored for Week 16 against the Browns.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham catches two passes in Week 14.

Cunningham had 14 yards on his two receptions, but he didn't have any carries in the game. He's not a fantasy option behind Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham gets two touches against the Eagles.

Cunningham carried one for -1 yards and added a nine-yard reception. As long as Jordan Howard is on the field, Cunningham isn't a fantasy option.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham takes a backseat to Tarik Cohen in Week 11.

Cunningham had been operating as the main change-of-pace to Jordan Howard, but the rookie Cohen took over with 13 touches for 59 yards and a touchdown, while Cunningham caught just one pass for 18 yards. He's not a fantasy option heading into a matchup with the Eagles.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham sees four touches in loss to the Packers.

Cunningham rushed once for zero yards and caught three passes for 32 yards. He was also in the middle of a controversial play where he dove for the pylon and fumbled out of bounds, but John Fox challenged the play and caused his catch-and-run that ended at the goal line to be a turnover. Cunningham isn't a fantasy option as the Bears host the Lions next Sunday.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham gets two touches in Week 8.

Cunningham carried once and caught one reception, with both going for zero yards. He's a contributor to the Bears, but Cunningham isn't a fantasy option as long as Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen are both healthy.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham catches fake punt for a touchdown in Week 5.

Cunningham slipped out on a punt in the third quarter and was wide open for a pass from punter Patrick O'Donnell that was taken 38 yards for a touchdown. Overall, Cunningham had two receptions for 43 yards and the touchdown while also getting one carry for four yards. He's a solid contributor for the Bears in real life, but he's not a reliable fantasy option behind Jordan Howard.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham plays well in Week 4.

Cunningham had five carries for 26 yards as he worked behind Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen in a loss to the Packers. Cunningham won't be a reliable fantasy option as long as Howard is on the field.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham caught three passes for 23 yards in Sunday's win over the Steelers.

The catches and yards were actually both third on the team, and both behind fellow backs Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen. He doesn't need to be rostered behind Howard and Cohen, but Cunningham is worth keeping in mind due to Howard's shoulder injury. The Bears travel to Green Bay to face the Packers on Thursday night.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham scores in Week 2 preseason game.

Cunningham had only three carries for one yard, but had three receptions for 15 yards including a touchdown from Mitchell Trubisky. Cunningham also scored in the first preseason game for the Bears, so he's off to a solid start as he tries to make the final roster.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham gets nine touches and scores in first preseason game.

Cunningham had seven carries for 41 yards and a touchdown, along with two receptions for 25 yards for the Bears. He's looking to make the roster as a backup behind Jordan Howard.

Benny Cunningham | Jaguars RB

Benny Cunningham officially signs with the Bears.

Cunningham will complement starter Jordan Howard in a backup role. He's someone that could help carry the load in the event of a Howard injury.

Cunningham produces in limited action against the Jets.

He had six carries for 40 yards, including a long of 24 yards. He also had three catches for seven yards. Cunningham is merely a handcuff to Todd Gurley.