Heading into his 3rd year in the league, WR Alshon Jeffery has decided to put a target on his and teammate Brandon Marshall s' jerseys. The less-than-soft-spoken Jeffery has declared the Bears WR tandem as not only the best pair in the league, but the best period.
"I'm not the type of person that brags a lot about anything, but I feel that last year, what we did, we were at the top of the list as the two best receivers," Jeffery told Sporting News' Rana L. Cash last week. "But that was last year. This year we have to set our goal and try our best to do the same thing we did last year, if not better."
Maybe he MEANT to say, "the best pair"... but, that isn't what came out of his mouth. While Calvin Johnson may have something to say about it, at least he's not going Freddie Mitchell on us. Jeffery and Marshall most assuredly produced at a level last season that is noteworthy. The pair combined for 189 catches, 2,716 yards and 19 touchdowns.
I like it! Give me a wide receiver that thinks he's great, backs it up on the field, and enjoys the success of a fellow teammate any day of the week!! Wide receivers usually break out in their 3rd year. If that's the case with Jeffery, he very well could lead the world in fantasy points from a wide receiver in 2014. After leading the Bears in receiving yards last season with 1,421, there is much optimism for Jeffery heading into the upcoming season. He has regularly been taken in the first two rounds as one of the top 10 wide receivers in FFWC Drafts that have already taken place.
The only thing that keeps him from being a top five WR is the fact that he does have to share the ball with his buddy, Brandon Marshall. In spite of that, they are both solid top 10 WR's in any scoring format. Draft confidently... maybe with just a little more humility than Jeffery himself. In addition to the two stud WR's, expect QB Jay Cutler to be a solid top 10 QB in 2014. With stud RB Matt Forte in the backfield, Cutler has all the tools needed to be a dominant player in fantasy. No other team has three players regularly going in the first two rounds of FFWC drafts.