Eddie Royal, WR, Bears
|WR - #34||135.50||CHI||Probable||8 years||29||5'10||185||@EddieRoyalWR|
2015 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)Last updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs
SLEEPER ALERT! Update: August 8: Fantasy owners shouldn't ignore the early developments out of Bears Training Camp. Jeremy Stoltz from BearReport.com reports that Eddie Royal will be an integral part of this offense. Royal set career highs with Cutler in Denver as a rookie. They've been on the same page and he's looked very hard to stop in one on one drills. He's a weapon in the red zone, 15 TDs the past two years and he's taken on a leadership role, seen mentoring some of the younger wide receivers in camp. His presence has been very positive so far. Don't be surprised if he's the second most productive Bears receiver this season.
Previous Update: June 25 - The Chargers found a way to use Royal's quickness over the last two years to create great value at the goal line (15 TDs). After three straight subpar years, Eddie was finally able to become Fantasy-relevant again in 2014. Royal caught 62 of his 91 targets for 778 yards and seven TDs. His success led to him becoming the 32nd-ranked WR in PPR leagues. Eddie had three games with double digit targets and one game with 100 yards receiving. As good as his progression may look, Royal caught three passes or less in eight games. I believe his opportunity was created by the injury to RB Danny Woodhead. In his rookie season with Cutler throwing him the ball, Eddie set a career high in catches (91), yards (980), and targets (129). His opportunity will take a step back this year. He is no more than a gamble as a bye week cover. I expect him to catch less than 50 passes for less than 600 yards.
2015 Mock Draft Results
August 5th, 2015
|12.12||Scout Fantasy - @Fantasytaz - 9120|
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