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WR Alshon Jeffery - Chicago Bears

6-3, 216Born: 2-14-1990College: South CarolinaDrafted: Round 2

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News you need to know

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): Don't get too freaked out by Jeffery (and the Bears) meager production in Week 7. This offense is too good to hold down for long, and Jeffery should key their resurgence against the barely adequate Patriots defense this week.

Week 8: at New England Patriots

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

4 vs GB 1 12 0 7 4 39 1 0
5 at CAR 0 0 0 7 6 97 1 0
6 at ATL 2 0 0 7 5 136 0 0
7 vs MIA 0 0 0 7 2 9 0 0
8 at NE PROJ-Tremblay 1 * * 5 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs CAR (7 / 6 / 97 / 1 rec)

It might be time to start wondering if Jeffery has become Jay Cutler's new favorite receiver. The third-year pass-catcher has been targeted 27 times in the past three weeks, while Brandon Marshall has been targeted 17 times over the same stretch. Jeffery caught six passes for 97 yards with one touchdown Sunday, his second straight week with a score. He's been the most consistent and most versatile wide receiver on the Bears' roster. While Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett lead the team with 42 targets each, Jeffery still has seen the same number of looks. It's only a matter of time before all of Jeffery's stats overshadow those of his buddy, Mr. Marshall.

2014 Week 6 vs ATL (7 / 5 / 136 / 0 rec, 2 / 0 / 0 rush)

Jeffery looked great in Sunday's win over the Falcons. The Bears' No. 2 receiver finished with 136 yards on five catches, marking the second time this season he's gone over 100 yards. The best part of his performance was the health he displayed out on the field, meaning he didn't appear to be hobbled by the hamstring injury he suffered Week 1 against Buffalo. Cutler hit Jeffery deep for a 74-yard reception that could have gone for six had the quarterback thrown the ball a few yards deeper. Jeffery blew past the Falcons cornerback, showing a burst of speed we haven't seen in quite a long time. Now the second best part is the fact that Brandon Marshall also went over 100 yards, which means that Cutler once again has two targets who can stretch the field after playing a dink-and-dunk style the previous two weeks. As long as Jeffery can stay healthy, expect big numbers from him each and every week.

2014 Week 7 vs MIA (7 / 2 / 9 / 0 rec)

Jeffery only caught two passes for nine yards on seven targets against the Dolphins, and both catches came on the first two plays of the game. Jay Cutler threw two deep, jump-ball passes Jeffery's way, but the receiver couldn't come down with the ball against the Dolphins secondary. There really is no rhythm or reason to Jeffery's lack of production, and it's not something to be concerned about. The lack of production speaks more to the poor gameplan installed by head coach Marc Trestman. Jeffery will be back to putting up big numbers once the Bears' offense enters the game with a more in-tune plan of attack.


Chicago Bears Team Links

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Staff Dynasty Rankings

WR Dynasty - 6, 6, 7, 8, 10
Overall Dynasty - 8, 8, 12

Footballguys Articles

Faceoff: Finding a Future Dynasty Stud
  FBG Staff - June 11
Preseason Roundtable #1
  FBG Staff - June 4
From The Gut
  Sigmund Bloom - June 6
Pushing the Pocket - Examining the Potential Ramifications of an Andre Johnson Trade
  Cian Fahey - June 19
The Gut Check No.293-A Trip to the Thrift Store
  Matt Waldman - May 20
The Gut Check No.296 - Late-Round WR Watch
  Matt Waldman - June 9
How to Attack Your 2-QB PPR Draft
  Jeff Tefertiller - July 10
How to Project Receiving Yards In 2014
  Chase Stuart - May 14
The Fade: Week 06
  Justin Bonnema - October 10
Dynasty News You Can Use: Week 8
  Jeff Tefertiller - October 21

Articles from around the web

Marshall or Jeffery?
  Thomas J. Harrigan - May 20
Alshon Jeffery and the bond between Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall
  C.D. Carter - May 21
Marshall And Alshon: The Best WR Tandem In The NFL
  Matt Southall - May 23
Post-Draft Dynasty Ranks - WR
  Mike Clay - May 23
Learning how to find fantasy football sleepers could make your season
  David Gonos - May 29
Early Draftmaster Strategy & Observations from MFL10s
  Scott Pagel - June 6
Julio Jones Says He's the Best Receiver in the NFL. Does He Have a Case?
  Leo Howell - June 19
NFC Team-By-Team OTA Notes
  Adam Levitan - June 20
If Health Is on His Side, Jay Cutler Is Going to Be a Top 5 Fantasy Football Quarterback
  J.J. Zachariason - June 23
Fantasy Notebook: NFC North Preview; Bears on the Rise; Pack Ready to Attack & More
  Bob Harris - June 30


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