Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #13 20.10 CHI Active 4 years 26 6'3 216 @TheJefferyShow
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2015 Outlook: Stud (low risk)

Last updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs


Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): Jeffery hasn't looked as impressive in his last three games (3/23, 7/90, and 4/85) as Cutler has struggled to get him the ball, especially in the end zone (no TDs in his last four games). In his seven games played, he has three 100-yard receiving games with two TDs. Washington ranks 22nd in WR Fantasy defense, with no team scoring more than 47 Fantasy points from the WR position. WRs have 17 TDs vs. them. CB Bashaud Breeland has played well in pass coverage of late, but he does have some disaster risk as times. I expect him to get double and triple covered in this game so he'll need to hit on a big play to have a chance at a plus game.

Week 13 DFS Update (12/5): In four of his last five games played Jeffery has seven catches or more, with three 100-yard receiving games and two TDs. He has double-digit targets in five of his six games (11.3 per game). San Fran ranks 23rd in the NFL in WR Fantasy defense, with 11 TDs allowed to WRs (eight on the road in five games). The 49ers have risk in two of their three CB slots, so Jeffery should see weak coverage on many plays. I view this as a high upside matchup with a chance at multi-TDs.

UPDATE (11/18): Jeffery has been one of the top receivers in the league when healthy. However, he's been plagued by injury all season. He's dealt with hamstring, calf and groin injuries. In the three games he started and finished healthy, he caught 28 passes for 414 yards and two touchdowns. Unfortunately he's only appeared in five games and was limited for two of them. Still, he did total eight receptions for 101 yards in those games as well.

UPDATE (10/1): A hamstring injury has derailed the opening weeks of the season for Alshon Jeffery. Even upon his return, Fantasy owners should be mindful of a possible re-injury, but also the Bears' offensive struggles. Despite playing only one game, Jeffery is still the position leader with 78 receiving yards. Jeffery and this offense have to be downgraded, especially if Jimmy Clausen continues to start in the short-term.

This year, the Bears are going to lean on Jeffery as the number one option at WR. His 2014 season (85/1133 and 10 TDs) was a step down from his breakthrough 2013 year (89/1421 and seven TDs). Overall, he had almost the same number of targets (148 in 2013 and 145 in 2014). The decrease in production was due to fewer yards per catch (16.0 in 2013 and 13.3 in 2014). Last year, Jeffery finished with four 100-yard receiving games and five games with 12 targets or more. Over his last 10 starts, Alshon recorded more than 95 yards receiving just once. His was successful early on in the season when Marshall was used as decoy after suffering an ankle injury. Throughout Jeffery's short career, he's caught 58.1 percent of his targets. Jeffery has upside at the goal line plus he'll have value in the deep passing game when matched with one-on-one coverage. His opportunity has a chance to grow by 10 percent in 2015, which gives him an outside shot at 100 catches with over 1,300 yards and double digit TDs. The development of Chicago's offensive line will be the key to his opportunity. Alshon is an excellent top-10 WR in Fantasy Football this year.

Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery

2015 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
Expert Mock
August 5th, 2015
2.10 Scott Atkins - Should take the next step. With Marshall gone, he's the unquestioned WR1 in the offense. I'd take him over Cobb as well. (Comments Added Wed Aug 12 2:00:01 p.m. ET 2015)
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