News: Bears defensive back Tim Jennings was a full participant in practice for the third straight day Friday and is being considered as probable for Week 17 against the Lions. He returned a week ago after missing two games due to a separated shoulder.
Analysis: Jennings leads the NFL with his eight interceptions on the year and has been a productive force in Fantasy with 58 tackles and 19 passes defended. It looks as though he will play in Week 17 so keep the 29-year-old active in the majority of IDP formats.
News: After missing the previous two games due to a separated shoulder, Bears defensive back Tim Jennings has been ruled active for Week 16 against the Cardinals. Jennings leads the NFL with his eight interceptions on the year.
Analysis: Jennings has more interceptions this season that he previously had in his career and has become a solid option in Fantasy. Since he has returned to action, feel free to get the 29-year-old active in all IDP formats again.
News: Bears defensive back Tim Jennings was limited in practice for the third straight day Friday and is being considered as questionable for Week 16 against the Cardinals. He has missed the last two games due to a dislocated shoulder.
Analysis: Jennings leads the NFL with his eight interceptions and also has a defensive score. His breakout campaign has made him a solid play in Fantasy but make sure he's active for Week 16 before starting him in IDP formats.
News: Bears defensive back Tim Jennings was listed among the team's inactives again for Week 15 against Green Bay due to a dislocated shoulder. It's the second game in a row he has missed and there is no timetable for his return. "It's real frustrating," Jennings told the Sun-Times on Saturday. "It's been the most frustrating two weeks all year long. You're just there, watching practice, in the meeting room, but you can't help."
Analysis: Despite lacking on concrete timetable, Jennings is hopeful to return for Week 16 against Arizona, though he will remain cautious. "I'm trying to get back. We're just going to be smart about it," said Jennings, who leads the NFL with eight interceptions this season. "There's always hope. I'm going to keep doing this rehab." Fantasy owners should continue to reserve Jennings with the slim chance he returns next week.
News: Bears cornerback Tim Jennings (shoulder) was ruled inactive Week 14 at Minnesota. It's the first game he has missed this season.
Analysis: The Bears have no timetable for Jennings' return, but they remain hopeful he will return before the end of the regular season. This is a tough time for Fantasy IDP owners to lose one of their best players, but take Jennings out of active lineups until further notice.
News: Bears head coach Lovie Smith did not provide a timetable for injured defensive back Tim Jennings' (shoulder) return but said he hoped he would be able to return sometime before the end of the regular season. Jennings suffered a shoulder injury in Chicago's overtime loss to the Seahawks last week and has had his arm in a sling over the past few days. The Bears will be at Minnesota in Week 14.
Analysis: Jennings' injury was not thought to be considered serious at first, but now it sounds like the 28-year-old could be sidelined for a few weeks. That would be a huge blow to the Bears and Fantasy owners as Jennings' eight interceptions leads the league and he also has 19 passes defended thus far. Fantasy owners will have to keep an eye on his status leading up to his Week 14 matchup against the Vikings. Jennings can be considered a must-start option in all formats when healthy.
News: Chicago cornerback Tim Jennings had to leave Sunday's Week 13 overtime loss to Seattle in serious pain as he suffered a shoulder injury. Jennings was in pain in the locker room after the game, but the injury is not considered too serious, reports ESPN.
Analysis: Jennings finished with one tackle in the Week 13 game and now has 54 on the season to go with eight interceptions. Jennings, who has taken one of the INTs to the house this year, has been an excellent Fantasy option in IDP leagues in the secondary for Fantasy owners. Hopefully he doesn't have to miss too much time. When healthy, he can be active across the board.
News: For the second straight game, Bears defensive back Tim Jennings did not add to his total of eight interceptions, but he still made an impact in a Week 12 win over the Vikings. He made five tackles, raising his season total to 53.
Analysis: Though he hasn't picked anyone off since Week 10, Jennings has the potential to help with interceptions in any given week. As one of the top defensive backs in Fantasy, he remains a must-start, as the Bears will face the Seahawks in Week 13.
News: Bears defensive back Tim Jennings turned in another dominant performance against the Texans in Week 10. Jennings picked off Matt Schaub twice and finished with one tackle and three pass deflections in a 13-6 defeat.
Analysis: Jennings has eight interceptions to go along with 43 tackles on the year and has emerged as one of the top defensive backs in Fantasy. Continue to view him as a must-start option in all formats heading into Week 11 at San Francisco.
News: On a banner day for the Bears defense, cornerback Tim Jennings recorded just three tackles. He did add two passes defended in the 51-20 blowout of the Titans, as well.
Analysis: Jennings now has 39 tackles on the season, but his value lies in interceptions -- he has six this year. Owned in 100 percent of leagues, Jennings is a must-start in IDP formats. The Bears play the Texans in Week 10.
News:Tim Jennings picked off two Cam Newton passes including one for a touchdown to push the Bears to a 23-22 win. Jennings' interceptions brought his season total to six, and the return for a touchdown set a Bears franchise mark for the sixth such score in a season with nine games left to play. Jennings also recorded eight solo tackles.
Analysis: Jennings is having a Pro Bowl type year and continues to be a factor for Fantasy owners to consider. Still available in 41 percent of CBSSports.com leagues, consider him a starting option going forward.
News: Bears defensive back Tim Jennings led his team in tackles in Week 7 against the Lions. He finished with nine total (seven solo) in the 13-7 win.
Analysis: Jennings has racked up 31 tackles through six games this season and has already set a career mark with his four interceptions. He has developed into a reliable corner back over the last few seasons and is making some noise in Fantasy as well. Consider Jennings a low-end option in IDP formats heading into Week 8 against the Panthers.
News: Chicago defensive back Tim Jennings tallied a team-high six tackles -- all solo stops -- and a pass defended during the Bears' 41-3 rout of Jacksonville in Week 5. Jennings' total was also a season best as he helped limit the Jaguars to just 129 passing yards.
Analysis: For the second straight week, Jennings watched fellow defenders Lance Briggs and Charles Tillman return interceptions for touchdowns, but he remains an integral part to the secondary and has four picks of his own. Fantasy owners should be scooping him up in most IDP formats as the Bears' secondary has made a habit of picking on opposing quarterbacks.
News: Bears defensive back Tim Jennings notched his fourth interception of the season on Sunday, picking off St. Louis' Sam Bradford in the fourth quarter.
Analysis: Jennings has been an interception machine so far this year, with two interceptions against the Colts, one against the Packers, and now one against the Rams. He has doubled his career high three games into the 2012 season. He faces the Cowboys next Monday night. He is quickly becoming a decent option in IDP leagues.
News: Bears defensive back Tim Jennings picked off Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck twice in Week 1. Jennings finished with four tackles (two solo) and four pass defenses.
Analysis: Jennings did well against his former team Week 1. He is not a guy that usually gets a lot of interceptions. He never had more than two in a season and just seven career picks coming into 2012. However, he should benefit playing opposite Charles Tillman, so the opportunities could be there for Tillman, who remains a low-end Fantasy DB until he has more of these performances on a regular basis.
News: Cornerback Tim Jennings has agreed to a two-year contract to stay with the Bears and will not become a free agent.
Analysis: Jennings had a career-best 77 total tackles with 10 passes defensed and two interceptions in 2011. He's OK as a one-week waiver-wire replacement during the season but isn't worth drafting.
News: Chicago DB Tim Jennings led his team with 10 tackles, nine solo, in Week 10 against Detroit. He also intercepted a pass in the second half of the game, helping seal the 37-13 win by the Bears. Jennings also recovered a fumble for the Bears.
Analysis: Jennings has 53 tackles on the year and made his first interception of the season on Sunday. The Bears looked good on defense in Week 10 and Jennings definitely was a big part of that. But despite his solid outing, Jennings is still just a low-end DB option in deeper Fantasy IDP leagues.
News: Bears DB Tim Jennings was credited with three tackles in his team's Week 7 win over Tampa Bay in London. He went without a pass defensed for a third consecutive game.
Analysis: Jennings has not been significantly productive over his team's last few games, but he can be looked at as a decent source for tackles and passes defensed in larger IDP formats. The Bears will be on a bye in Week 8 before returning to action in Week 9 at Philadelphia.
News: Bears DB Tim Jennings totaled nine tackles (seven solo) in Week 2 against the Saints. He had two tackles for loss and one pass defense.
Analysis: Jennings has 17 tackles through two games. He starts opposite Charles Tillman and that's actually helping his Fantasy value since teams don't always challenge Tillman. That opens the door for Tillman to make plays. Consider adding Tillman in Fantasy IDP leagues if he keeps going at this pace.
News: Bears CB Tim Jennings made a big play for Chicago in the Week 9 win over Buffalo. Jennings made a game-changing fourth-quarter interception of Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. "(Steve Johnson) ran a double move, and I kind of bit on the first move," Jennings explained. "But I wanted to stay outside because I knew I've got help inside. (Ryan Fitzpatrick) kind of threw a ball on a rope, and I just went and undercut him and made a big play." Jennings finished the game leading the Bears in tackles with nine, tied with Brian Urlacher.
Analysis: The interception was just Jennings' fifth of his career and it was his first this season. He had just 25 tackles in seven games entering Week 9 so we don't expect a repeat performance in Week 10 against Minnesota. Jennings is just a low-end Fantasy option in IDP leagues.
News: Bears CB Tim Jennings made the most of his playing time in Week 3 against the Packers. Jennings, who replaced CB Zack Bowman because he wasn't performing well, recorded seven tackles, six solo and recovered a huge fumble late in the fourth quarter. Wioth the score tied at 17 and the Packers driving, Brian Urlacher forced a fumble around midfield. "It kind of surprised me, just like everybody else. One play Coach told me to be ready, and then the next play he threw me in there. But it's not my first rodeo. I played a lot for Indy," Jennings said.
Analysis: Jennings is usually a reserve DB, who sees limited playing time on dime and nickel packages. While he had a good game on Monday, Fantasy owners may want to hold off from scooping him up until he sees more consistent playing time. Consider him nothing more than a low-end Fantasy DB heading into Week 4 against the Giants.
News: The Bears have signed free agent cornerback Tim Jennings to a two-year contract and released fullback Jason McKie. A second-round draft pick by Indianapolis in 2006, Jennings recorded 157 tackles and four interceptions in four years with the Colts. He was not offered a tender after the season, making him free to sign elsewhere. McKie spent seven seasons with the Bears, catching 62 passes for 344 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 84 yards and three TDs on 29 carries. He also had 15 special teams tackles for Chicago.
Analysis: Neither of these players were expected to produce many stats in the first place. Keep them off of Fantasy rosters.
News: The Indianapolis Colts won't offer cornerback Tim Jennings and safety Aaron Francisco new contracts, allowing them to become free agents. Agents for both players confirmed the decisions Thursday to The Associated Press. Jennings and Francisco on Friday will become unrestricted free agents who can sign with any team and the Colts will not be compensated for the loss. Jennings played primarily in nickel packages last season and was ninth on the team with 51 tackles. Francisco played primarily on special teams after being claimed off of waivers from Arizona in September.
Analysis: Neither player warrants Fantasy use.
News: Colts LB Gary Brackett (nine tackles, interception), DB Tim Jennings (seven tackles), LB Clint Session (seven tackles), DB Jacob Lacey (seven tackles, three passes defended) and DL Daniel Muir (seven tackles) all had nice outings in a Week 11 win at Baltimore.
Analysis: Brackett and Session are decent low-end options in deeper IDP Fantasy leagues. They're the only ones in this list you should worry about heading into Week 12 at Houston.
News: The Colts DST played well Sunday at the Titans, holding Tennessee out of the end zone and only giving up three field goals in a 31-9 victory. The Colts had one sack (Dwight Freeney), one interception (Tim Jennings), one forced fumbe (Antoine Bethea) and one fumble recovery (Keyunta Dawson). On special teams, Jennings had four kickoff returns for 74 yards, but he also fumbled on a return.
Analysis: The Colts continue to play well and have become a surprise option as a quality Fantasy DST. The Colts are off in Week 6 with a bye but return in Week 7 at St. Louis. That's a great matchup, so consider using the Colts against the Rams.
News: Colts DB Melvin Bullitt (seven tackles), DB Jerraud Powers (six tackles), DB Tim Jennings (six tackles), LB Freddy Keiaho (five tackles, sack, fumble recovery) and DL Dwight Freeney (two tackles, sack) all played well in a Week 4 win over Seattle.
Analysis: Freeney shook off a quad injury to play on Sunday and is the only guy in this group worth using in IDP leagues for Week 5 at Tennessee.
News: Six defensive starters missed Wednesday's practice for the Colts. Among those not participating were DB Bob Sanders (knee), last season's defensive player of the year, DL Robert Mathis (toe) LB Gary Brackett (quadriceps), DL Dwight Freeney (not injury related) and DB Tim Jennings (not injury related). Also, DB Kelvin Hayden (hamstring) might be ready to go for the first time since Oct. 5.
Analysis: Coach Tony Dungy was uncertain about Sanders' status for Sunday's game at San Diego. But he didn't sound nearly as concerned about the other players who were out Wednesday. Still, the Colts sound like they might have a bumpy road ahead against the Chargers and will likely give up plenty of rushing yards without Sanders. Treat them as a No. 2 Fantasy option.
News:Peyton Manning took advantage of Tim Jennings' interception off a Ben Roethlisberger pass to find Dominic Rhodes out of the backfield on a 17-yard touchdown pass with 3:04 remaining for Indianapolis' only lead, and the Colts came back in a virtual must-win game to beat the Steelers 24-20 Week 10. Rhodes accounted for all 32 yards on Indianapolis' game-winning drive that followed Jennings' interception at the Steelers' 32 with 4:44 to play. Jennings had seven tackles (one for loss) in the win.
Analysis: Jennings now has two picks in his last five games. He already having a career season, but his numbers are still a little low for heavy use in Fantasy IDP leagues. Jennings continues to be a low-end Fantasy DB.
News: Several Colts made plays Sunday against New England. DB Antoine Bethea led the team with 10 solo tackles. LB Gary Brackett led the team with 11 total tackles. DL Robert Mathis had two tackles. DL Dwight Freeney had one tackle. DB Melvin Bullitt had one tackle. And DB Tim Jennings had four tackles and recovered a fumble.
Analysis: The Colts have solid individual defensive players, including Brackett, Bethea and Freeney, although Freeney needs to record more sacks. Continue to use your regular players in Week 10 at the Steelers.
News: Colts DB Antoine Bethea had five tackles and an interception Sunday against the Ravens. DB Melvin Bullitt had seven tackles and an interception. DB Tim Jennings had 10 tackles and an interception. And DL Raheem Brock had two tackles and a sack.
Analysis: These players had nice outings against the Ravens, but they are not worth starting in most weeks in IDP leagues. Keep them reserved in Week 7 at the Packers.
News: The Indianapolis Colts' injury problems aren't going away. Coach Tony Dungy said Wednesday that starting cornerback Kelvin Hayden won't play against Baltimore on Sunday because of a left knee injury. Dungy didn't provide any additional details and wouldn't speculate how long Hayden could be out. "Tim Jennings will end up playing in Kelvin's spot and Dante Hughes will be the nickel back," Dungy said.
Analysis: Hayden said earlier that he hurt his knee when he stepped in a hole on the field during last Sunday's comeback victory at Houston. He had an MRI exam on Monday and did not speak to reporters in the locker room Wednesday .Hayden is a decent cornerback for the Colts, but remains just a low-end Fantasy DB when healthy. Keep him reserved Week 6. Jennings is nothing more than a bye-week Fantasy replacement, but you can do better in IDP leagues.
News: The Colts' list of inactives for Week 17 against the Titans included DB Tim Jennings, DB Keiwan Ratliff, DL Raheem Brock and TE Ben Utecht.
Analysis: None of these players contributes enough statistically to have Fantasy value even when active. Keep all reserved.
News: The Colts' list of inactives for Week 12 at Atlanta includes DB Tim Jennings, DB Michael Coe, DB Matt Giordano and LB Tyjuan Hagler.
Analysis: None of these players contributes enough statistically to have value in Fantasy even when active. Keep all on waivers for Week 13 against the Jaguars.
News: The Colts' list of inactives for Week 11 against the Chiefs includes DB Dante Hughes, DB Tim Jennings, DB Matt Giordano, LB Tyjuan Hagler and TE Bryan Fletcher.
Analysis: None of these players makes enough of a statistical impact to have Fantasy value even when healthy. The Colts visit the Falcons in Week 12 on Thanksgiving Day.
News:The Sports Xchange reports that Colts DB Tim Jennings returned to practice Thursday. His availability for the Week 2 game at Tennessee is yet to be determined. Jennings incurred a sprained knee in practice last week prior to the New Orleans game.
Analysis: Jennings is nothing more than a backup DB with the Colts. He has little to no Fantasy value when healthy.
News:The Sports Xchange reports that Colts DB Tim Jennings did not practice Wednesday and may not be available for the Tennessee game. Jennings was part of the inactives vs. New Orleans in Week 1.
Analysis: Jennings is nothing more than a backup DB with the Colts. He has little to no Fantasy value when healthy.
News: DBs Michael Coe, Brannon Condren and Tim Jennings (knee) are inactive for Week 1 against the Saints. DT Dan Klecko and rookies LB Clint Session and DT Quinn Pitcock are also inactive.
Analysis: None of the players listed for the defending Super Bowl champions are useful from a Fantasy perspective in IDP leagues. Only Pitcock and Session may emerge by season's end.
News: The Colts inactives for Week 17 against Miami are WR Ricky Proehl, DB Bob Sanders, DB Tim Jennings, DB T.J. Rushing, WR John Standeford and DL Ryan LaCasse.
Analysis: Keep all these players reserved.
News: The Colts listed WR Ricky Proehl, DB Bob Sanders, DB Tim Jennings, DB T.J. Rushing, TE Dallas Clark, DE Ryan LaCasse and RB Kory Chapman as inactive for Week 16 at Houston.
Analysis: None of these players should be anywhere near your active Fantasy lineup.
News: Colts DL Montae Reagor (head) is out, while WR Aaron Moorehead (back), LB Keith O' Neil (ankle), DB Matt Giordano (calf), DL Anthony McFarland (elbow), DB Tim Jennings (ankle), DB Kelvin Hayden (knee), TE Bryan Fletcher (ankle), LB Gary Brackett (hamstring) and DB Bob Sanders (knee) are listed as questionable for Week 11 at Dallas.
Analysis: It is worth keeping an eye on the status of Sanders and Brackett. Both players missed practice on Wednesday after being listed as inactive for Week 10. They are great Fantasy options in IDP leagues when healthy. The other injured players should not be on active Fantasy rosters at this time.
News: Notable inactives for the Titans-Colts Week 5 tilt include: Titans WR David Givens, RB Chris Brown, LB Robert Reynolds, WR Jonathan Orr, TE Erron Kinney and DE Josh Savage. For Indy, K Adam Vinatieri, WR/KR Terrence Wilkins, DB Bob Sanders, DB Tim Jennings, TE Jerome Collins, LB Tyjuan Hagler, TE Ben Utecht and DT Dan Klecko are inactive.
Analysis: Givens, Brown, Kinney, Sanders and Vinatieri all have Fantasy value, but the rest are useless for your team's lineup.
News: Colts DB Nick Harper (ankle), DB Tim Jennings (knee), DB Marlin Jackson (concussion) and DB Kelvin Hayden (groin) are listed as questionable for Week 4 at N.Y. Jets.
Analysis: Harper is the only player at this point that warrants any consideration in Fantasy formats. If ready to play, consider using him in Week 4. Disregard the other injured cornerbacks for the time being.
News: Here is a list of the Colts' inactives vs. Houston: DL Corey Simon, DB Tim Jennings, RB DeDe Dorsey, LB Freddie Keiaho, LB Tyjuan Hagler, TE Ben Hartsock and DE Josh Thomas.
Analysis: Keep all these players reserved in Week 2.
News: Colts CB Tim Jennings (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 2 vs. Houston. He was inactive in Week 1 at the N.Y. Giants.
Analysis: Jennings should ease into a reserve role this season, making him a non-factor in seasonal IDP leagues.
News: The Indianapolis Colts announced DB Tim Jennings (ankle), RB DeDe Dorsey (ankle), LB Freddie Keiaho, LB Tyjuan Hagler, OG Ryan Lilja, TE Ben Hartsock (hamstring), WR Brandon Stokley (ankle) and DT Corey Simon (knee) are inactive for Week 1 at N.Y. Giants.
Analysis: Only Stokley is worth using on a regular basis in Fantasy leagues this season. The Colts host Houston in their home opener in Week 2.
News: The Colts have upgraded from questionable to probable the following players for Week 1: LB Rocky Boiman (back), LB Gary Brackett (knee), RB Kory Chapman (hamstring), DB Jason David (groin), LB Gilbert Gardner (hand), DB Kelvin Hayden (neck), DB Tim Jennings (ankle), LB Rob Morris (shoulder), LB Keith O'Neil (back) and DL Josh Thomas (hip).
Analysis: Bracket (52 percent) and Gardner (1 percent) are the only players owned in CBS SportsLine Fantasy leagues at this point. They should be fine to use for Week 1. The others are not expected to impact Fantasy leagues this season and can be ignored at this point.
News: The Colts put their second-round pick, cornerback Tim Jennings, on the PUP list. He is still recovering from spring surgery on his ankle.
Analysis: Jennings should ease into a reserve role this season, making him a non-factor in seasonal IDP leagues and a late-round pick in deeper rookie-only drafts.