WR Taylor Gabriel - Chicago Bears
|5-8, 176||Born: 2-17-1991||College: Abilene Christian||Drafted: ---|
News you need to know
General News (Fri Oct 18): practiced fully on Friday and is not on the team's injury report. He will be available to play this week.
General News (Thu Oct 17): practiced fully on Thursday.
General News (Wed Oct 16): practiced fully on Wednesday.
Week 7: vs New Orleans Saints
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Mitchell Trubisky will step back under center for the Bears, though it's questionable whether he'll even upgrade the offense from Week 5's clunker. Chase Daniel played like a true backup in London, struggling to create anything down the field and throwing costly interceptions in traffic. But Trubisky remains a similarly flawed passer, and his 2019 has been nothing short of dreadful. He's completed 65% of his throws, but they've been mostly check-downs, as evidenced by his league-low 5.5 yards per attempt. Averaging just 193 yards per full game, he hasn't shown a single spark of 2018's dynamism. For every impressive downfield connection with Allen Robinson, there's a bad misfire or easy interception to a defender he'd missed. It's hindered the supporting cast's production noticeably, with Robinson the only pass-catcher averaging more than 25 yards a game. At least Robinson looks healthy and explosive, posting 60+ yards in 4 of 5 games thus far. But in this low-impact attack, his ceiling is tied to Trubisky and tightly capped. That goes even more for the likes of Anthony Miller, Taylor Gabriel, and tight end Trey Burton, none of whom are more than novelty acts right now. The Saints' volatile pass defense remains as volatile as ever, swinging from the bottom tier of the league over the first 3 weeks (8.9 yards per attempt and 319 per game) to the top over the last 3 (just 6.6 and 197). Last week, they forced Jaguars rookie Gardner Minshew into the worst day (14 of 29 for 163 yards, with an interception) of his impressive debut. When top cornerback Marshon Lattimore is on his game, it's exceptionally hard for opponents to work the field anywhere near him. Over the past 3 weeks, he's been the driving force behind the Saints shutting down Amari Cooper, Mike Evans, and red-hot D.J. Chark. The trio combined for just 91 yards in this matchup, with Evans going completely catchless. Of course, there are still vulnerabilities here to attack. Eli Apple is a talented yet inconsistent cover man on the other side, and the safeties are generally stronger in run support than in downfield coverage. The Saints will also be without slot man P.J. Williams, who was handed a two-game suspension this week. Williams was a liability, but backup Patrick Robinson has historically been even worse. The general rule in fantasy is to avoid No. 1 receivers in Lattimore's coverage - he'll likely follow Allen Robinson around a fair bit Sunday - but approach all other receivers in typical fashion.
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
2019 Week 3 vs WAS (7 / 6 / 75 / 3 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)
Taylor Gabriel had a career game against Washington on Monday night. He scored two red zone touches, one on a blown coverage on a crossing route, and the second on an RPO. He added a fantastic catch on a deep pass along the sideline where he caught the ball and managed to get two feet in bounds for a third touchdown. Gabriel was otherwise a short-area target for the passing game. He will face a tough test next week against the Vikings.
2019 Week 1 vs GB (5 / 2 / 24 / 0 rec)
Taylor Gabriel was the only receiver other than Allen Robinson to catch a pass against the Green Bay Packers, in a woeful offensive performance by the Bears. Gabriel could have had a respectable day but was led out of bounds on a perimeter target and called for pass interference on a long reception. Gabriel will look to improve on his ancillary role in the offense next week against Denver but needs Mitchell Trubisky to improve to be fantasy viable.
Latest NewsBears | Taylor Gabriel not on injury report (Fri Oct 18, 03:20 PM) - Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 18, and is not on the injury report for Week 7. link to story Bears | Taylor Gabriel practices Thursday (Thu Oct 17, 06:09 PM) - Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Oct. 17. Our View: Gabriel hasn't played since Week 3 but should be back this week. The Bears are at home against a tough Saints defense on Sunday.
link to story Bears | Taylor Gabriel practices in full (Wed Oct 16, 05:27 PM) - Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16. link to story Bears | Week 5 Chicago Bears inactives (Sun Oct 6, 11:39 AM) - The Chicago Bears have declared QB Mitchell Trubisky, LB Joel Iyiegbuniwe, WR Taylor Gabriel, DL Bilal Nichols, CB Duke Shelley, C Ted Larsen and WR Riley Ridley inactive for Week 5. Our View: Javon Wims and Anthony Miller get more opportunity this week with Gabriel still in concussion protocol.
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