Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears
|WR - #6||25.11||CHI||Questionable||3 years||24||6'3||216||@AJJeffery1|
2014 Outlook: Stud (low risk)Last updated on Aug-18-2014 by Rob Warner
BEAST: Alshon Jeffery's sophomore season was one for the ages as he finished with 89 catches for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns (major improvement over his rookie year: 24-367-3). Jeffery fell to the 13th pick of the second round in 2012 amid injury and work ethic concerns. He is currently going one spot ahead of his teammate Brandon Marshall with an 14.79 ADP and ranked as the WR6 (both Bears WRs suited up for the NFC in last season's Pro Bowl).
Editor's note: The former South Carolina Gamecocks receiver is the real deal. With opposing defenses already focused on Matt Forte and Marshall, Jeffery is more or less unstoppable against one-on-one coverages. Could he be a little more consistent? Sure, every receiver runs hot and cold; however, the only reason to fade on him is if you feel he may not quite replicate last season's numbers. A small decline is a reasonable expectation, but a significant drop is very unlikely.
Bears WRs Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) as well as Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) are all listed as questionable for Monday night. Marshall and Jeffery were both game-time decisions in Week 2 and both played on Sunday night. Marshall got his first practice of this week in on Saturday and was limited. Jeffery was a limited participant in practice all week. Decker didn't practice until Saturday either and was also limited. The two Bears wideouts are expected to play while Decker is considered a game-time decision.
This is a big-time game for fantasy as Marshall and Jeffery are both projected as strong WR1 options this week against a Jets defense that has allowed the second-most fantasy points to WRs so far in 2014. Decker is proving to be the Jets' top option in the passing game and figures to be extremely active against a Bears secondary that will be without Charles Tillman after he suffered a season-ending torn triceps for the second consecutive season.
It's always a risky proposition to start a player who's questionable for a Monday Night Football game. In situations like this, it simply boils down to what your options are. You never want to take a zero, but if the guy you'd be plugging in for a Sunday game is only projected to catch three balls for 24 yards, then why not hold out for the stud WR and hope he goes. Many fantasy players probably benched Brandon Marshall last week and are probably still not over his three-touchdown game. The best-case scenario is that you have one of the backups that would get the nod in this game, but if you don't have Santonio Holmes or Jeremy Kerley, then you don't have that luxury.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors9/21 - Bears WRs Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery, Jets WR Eric Decker questionable for Monday night
9/14 - Report: Bears WRs Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery unlikely to play Sunday night
9/12 - Bears WR Brandon Marshall doesn't practice Friday; WR Alshon Jeffery limited
9/10 - Bears WRs Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery sit out Wednesday's practice
9/7 - Bears WR Alshon Jeffery suffers hamstring injury; HC Marc Trestman not concerned
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|2.07||SiriusXM - Fantasy Exec - Jeffery looks great early in camp the big red zone target could catch 90 passes with Double Digit Touchdowns|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|2.05||#28 World Ranked - Had to chose stay big WR or go with Montee Ball. I chose to open with a second big wideout who has a very high ceiling|
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