Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears
|WR - #6||40.00||CHI||Active||4 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.
Former NFL QB Mike Groh will continue to oversee the Bears' wide receivers in 2015. After more than 10 years of college coaching experience, Groh became Chicago's receivers coach in February of 2013. Under Groh, Alshon Jeffery has blossomed, breaking 1,000 receiving yards in back-to-back seasons. Star wideout Brandon Marshall has also continued to produce on the elite level but hit a plateau this year after falling victim to injury.Fantasy Analysis:
Groh's contract extension is noteworthy because it suggests that the new regime would want to keep Marshall in the Windy City. After a down year and a public falling out with QB Jay Cutler, rumors have been swirling that the Bears' new front office and coaching staff might want to release Marshall and free up some money. The veteran wideout and his WRs coach appear to have a solid relationship as Marshall has spoken openly about his fondness for Groh. I expect the 2015 Bears to run more, which could affect Marshall's numbers. If enough fantasy owners feel burned, Marshall could end up as a value pick in drafts this coming fall.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors1/30 - Bears keep WRs coach Mike Groh in Chicago
1/22 - Former Broncos OC Adam Gase takes same job with Bears
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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