WR Taylor Gabriel - Chicago Bears

5-8, 176Born: 2-17-1991College: Abilene ChristianDrafted: ---

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General News (Wed Dec 4): is out for this week's game.

General News (Tue Dec 3): did not practice on Tuesday.

General News (Mon Dec 2): has yet to be cleared from the league's concussion protocol as of Monday, Dec. 2.

Week 14: vs Dallas Cowboys

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FBG says: Tough matchup. Mitchell Trubisky over the last two weeks has looked like the quarterback we thought he would be in early 2018. While it is too early to get too excited as the last two matchups he has had could not have been much easier in the Giants and Lions, there is some optimism that some of his early-season struggles could have been related to his left shoulder injury he suffered early in the season. Trubisky does his best work throwing on the run as his accuracy while standing in the pocket often suffers especially on deep passes, but on the run, he seems to throw with more confidence. At the receiving position, it appears the Bears will once again be without Taylor Gabriel who is suffering from a concussion which will force Anthony Miller and Javon Wims to step up to replace Gabriel as consistent options alongside Allen Robinson. Miller has stepped up over the last three weeks as he has seen an average of 11 targets per game in those contests and torched the Lions with 140 yards last week. The Cowboys pass defense is one that has been an above-average unit this season. On the year, they have held opponents to just 233 yards per game which is the sixth-fewest in the NFL, and have held opponents to 6.9 yards-per-attempt. On the season, the Cowboys have allowed just two quarterbacks to throw for more than 250 yards which were to Eli Manning and Sam Darnold both in games that Byron Jones did not play the entire game. This is a defense that is solid across the board as it is led by second-team All-Pro Byron Jones who is having another great year. If there is a weakness for the Cowboys it will be that the team is without safety Jeff Heath as Darian Thompson will once again fill in. Thompson has struggled in his four games as a starter, but fortunately for the Cowboys, the Bears don't have a tight end to take advantage of the matchup. This will be a stiff test for Mitchell Trubisky and the Bears.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
10 vs DET 49 1 -1 0 6 4.0 39 1 0 9.8
11 at LAR 69 0 0 0 14 7.0 57 0 0 5.7
12 vs NYG 42 0 0 0 3 1.0 19 0 0 1.9
13 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
14 vs DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
14 vs DAL PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *
14 vs DAL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *
14 vs DAL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36

Percentile ranks

Taylor Gabriel's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 11 vs LAR (14 / 7 / 57 / 0 rec)

Taylor Gabriel led the Bears with 14 targets against the Rams on Sunday. Gabriel was a featured part of the offense because Jalen Ramsey shadowed Allen Robinson while Mitchell Trubisky found every excuse to check down during the game. Despite the big workload, Gabriel provided little value, because he dropped multiple passes and his receptions were typically off-target, which provided little opportunity to run after the catch. Trubisky was benched at the end of the game, so his status is important to watch during the week as the Giants have a good matchup next week against the Giants.

2019 Week 10 vs DET (6 / 4 / 39 / 1 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)

Taylor Gabriel had a touchdown on a corner route against the Lions that buoyed his fantasy day. Gabriel has been erratic this season in fantasy contributions because of poor play at quarterback but is capable of a long score in any game. He also managed another deep target that was overthrown and he was led into a massive hit on a bad throw. Gabriel will face the Rams next week, in a game where Trubisky figures to struggle under pressure.

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.

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Latest News

Bears | Week 14 Chicago Bears inactives (Thu Dec 5, 07:00 PM) - The Chicago Bears have declared CB Prince Amukamara, TE Ben Braunecker, WR Taylor Gabriel, G Corey Levin, OT Bobby Massie, TE Eric Saubert and LB Danny Trevathan inactive for Week 14.

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Bears | Taylor Gabriel to miss Week 14 (Wed Dec 4, 02:07 PM) - Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 4, and has been ruled out for Week 14.

Our View: That means Anthony Miller is going to keep up with his current role. Miller is a WR3 or flex play on Thursday night against the Cowboys.
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Bears | Taylor Gabriel misses another practice (Tue Dec 3, 07:18 PM) - Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) missed a second straight practice Tuesday, Dec. 3.

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Bears | Chicago's Tuesday practice report (Tue Dec 3, 05:15 PM) - Chicago Bears CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion), OT Bobby Massie (ankle) and LB Danny Trevathan (elbow) did not practice for a second straight day on Tuesday, Dec. 3. DT Bilal Nichols (knee) was limited.

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Bears | Taylor Gabriel misses practice (Mon Dec 2, 05:20 PM) - Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 2.

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Schedule

14vs Dallas Cowboys
15@ Green Bay Packers
16vs Kansas City Chiefs
17@ Minnesota Vikings