WR Taylor Gabriel - Chicago Bears
|5-8, 176||Born: 2-17-1991||College: Abilene Christian||Drafted: ---|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Gabriel remained a key part of the Bears offense and got open deep a la Tyreek Hill vs. the Dolphins. We'll be trying to find a way to get him into our lineups against the Patriots this week.
Week 7: vs New England Patriots
Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Taylor Gabriel's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 6 vs MIA (5 / 5 / 110 / 0 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
Taylor Gabriel continues to be the perfect receiver for this offense. Each week seemingly he has continued to grow within this offense and it was exemplified this week with nine targets including a spectacular catch deep on the outside in which the defender was draped all over him and Gabriel was still able to come down with the ball on a deep throw. Gabriel was able to add another long reception for 54 yards in which he simply outran the cornerback and had several yards separation. What was particularly good to see regarding Gabriel was his usage lining up at various different receiving positions to create mismatches with his elite speed.
2018 Week 4 vs TB (7 / 7 / 104 / 2 rec, 1 / 10 / 0 rush)
After a very modest start to the season, Gabriel broke out in a big way this week against Tampa. He hauled in 2 separate 3-yard touchdown catches and had big catches of 30 and 33 yards. Gabriel caught all 7 of his targets this week and played a bigger role in the offense than he has in any other game this season. His 33-yard reception was a pass deep down the right sideline. The play prior he had run the same route and his corner was called for defensive holding. The Bears must have seen something they liked as they went back to the same play for the big gain. They ran a similar play for his 33-yard catch and again targeted Tampa deep down the left side. His first touchdown catch came on a shovel pass that he took off the end for an easy touchdown. The Bears lined up in a bunch formation and looked like they were going to try and power the ball up the middle. Gabriel ran across the formation and took the forward pitch from Trubisky for an easy touchdown. His second touchdown was a quick out that Trubisky threw a dart right to his chest. Gabriel's first step created enough separation for Trubisky to fit the ball in and then it was an easy 3-yard sprint into the end zone.
2018 Week 3 vs ARI (10 / 6 / 34 / 0 rec)
In an effort to get Trubisky going and to feel more comfortable, the coaching staff called several quick hitting plays and highlighted the ability of Gabriel. He led the team with 10 targets but only hauled in 6 of them. Trubisky never found a groove after these easy completions and Gabriel could not turn them into bigger plays. HE averaged just under 6 yards per catch and only had one reception go for 10+ yards. Arizona's defense was not overbearing by any means, but Trubisky could not make anything happen through the air. Gabriel is a boom or bust candidate for the Bears and they will have to try and utilize his speed better if they want him to fall on the boom side of that spectrum.
2018 Week 2 vs SEA (7 / 4 / 30 / 0 rec, 3 / 17 / 0 rush)
Much like Cohen, the Seahawks had a plan in this game to leave Allen Robinson one on one for a majority of the game and to ensure that they were not beaten by the big play. Gabriel came close to a big play in the second possession of the game as he overthrew Gabriel on a deep pass that would have resulted in a big gain and a possible touchdown.
2018 Week 1 vs GB (5 / 5 / 25 / 0 rec)
The Bears tried to utilize Gabriel's speed in this game, and had success on the first drive as he was wide open on a deep out getting separation from the defensive back on him as Kevin King had to respect Taylor Gabriel's speed on a streak route leaving Gabriel wide open when he cut the route off and turned toward the sideline. Outside of this reception, Gabriel did not do much as he had four receptions for negative six yards as the team tried to get him involved in bubble screens and get him out in space, however, this was largely unsuccessful.
Latest NewsBears | Taylor Gabriel goes over 100 yards (Sun Oct 14, 06:32 PM) - Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel posted five receptions for 110 yards on his five targets in Week 6 against the Miami Dolphins. Our View: Gabriel isn't going away as it appears that Matt Nagy is using him to run the Tyreek Hill deep routes and Gabriel is coming through. He's a high ceiling WR3/Flex next week.
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