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WR Eddie Royal - Chicago Bears

5-9, 184Born: 5-21-1986College: Virginia TechDrafted: Round 2

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Royal will start in the slot for Chicago, but he can play outside in the pinch if injuries strike. The hyper-quick Royal is worth adding to the end of rosters in drafts because he has big-play ability that can help in bye weeks, and more if thrust into a role on the perimeter.


Royal is the type of player the Bears have needed but couldn't find in recent years. He's one of the best slot receivers in the league, and now he's a Bear. Of all the changes made in the offseason, the addition of Royal might be the most underrated. Royal thrives in short-to-intermediate passing situations. With Kevin White on the field to stretch the defense, little old Royal should find himself with loads of space to get work done in the middle of the field. Royal caught 62 passes for 778 yards with seven touchdowns last season in San Diego, catching passes from Philip Rivers. White Cutler is no Rivers, Royal still will be able to catch in upwards of 55-60 passes in an offense that is going to be more focused on running the ball and moving it safely through the air. (May 19)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 80, 58, 59
WR Redraft PPR - 79, 57, 59
WR Dynasty - 106, 80

Stats and Projections

2012 SD 10 3 22 0 44 23 234 1
2013 SD 15 3 21 0 67 47 631 8 1
2014 SD 16 3 14 0 91 62 778 7 1
2015 PROJ-Dodds 16 2 * * 33 * * *
2015 PROJ-Henry 16 3 * * 58 * * *
2015 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 24 * * *
2015 PROJ-Tremblay 16 1 * * 28 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 217
WR: 70
Overall-PPR: 209
WR-PPR: 69

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Latest News

Bears | Eddie Royal to be third starting WR? (Thu Jul 23, 04:42 PM) - Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal is expected to be the Bears' third starting wide receiver, according to's Jeff Dickerson.

Our View: Royal should work well under Adam Gase again. The two worked together in Denver during Royal's 91-catch rookie season. Royal is unlikely to reach that total number of catches, but he should be a reliable receiver for Jay Cutler. We could see him snaring about 40 catches this year working behind Alshon Jeffery and rookie Kevin White.
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