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Eddie Royal

29-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Chicago Bears

2014 Receiving Stats

Rec

62

Yds

778

TD

7

Avg

12.5

Tar

91

2015 Receiving Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

After noticing his production trend downward in 2011 and 2012, Royal was able to revive a stagnant career the last two seasons in San Diego. Doing most of his damage in the slot, Royal reeled in 62 pa...

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2015 ADP:  125.65

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  7

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Hip
HT: 5' 10"   WT: 185   DOB: 5/21/1986
College: Virginia Tech  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Eddie Royal Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Bears in March of 2015. Deal includes $10 million guaranteed.

September 1, 2015  –  Eddie Royal News

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Royal (hip) did individual work at Tuesday's practice, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Eddie Royal NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2008 22 15 91 980 5 126 10.8 7.8 - - - - - 11 109 9.9 0 - - - - - -
2009 23 14 37 345 0 79 9.3 4.4 1 0 - - - 1 1 1.0 0 - - - - - -
2010 24 Den 16 59 627 3 105 10.6 6.0 8 1 1 0 0 6 61 10.2 0 107 0 298 0 4 2
2011 25 Den 12 19 155 1 50 8.2 3.1 1 0 0 0 0 7 48 6.9 0 47 0 194 1 0 0
2012 26 SD 10 23 234 1 44 10.2 5.3 4 0 0 0 0 3 22 7.3 0 0 0 64 0 1 0
2013 27 SD 15 47 631 8 67 13.4 9.4 11 1 0 0 0 3 21 7.0 0 0 0 41 0 1 1
2014 28 SD 16 62 778 7 91 12.5 8.5 14 3 1 0 0 3 14 4.7 0 0 0 100 0 1 1
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Eddie Royal Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2008 22 15 9.3 15.3 12.3 6 65 9 - - 1 7 1 - -
2009 23 14 2.5 5.1 3.8 3 25 9 3 2 0 0 0 0 0
2010 24 Den 16 5.4 9.1 7.3 4 39 16 7 3 0 4 0 0 0
2011 25 Den 12 2.2 3.8 3.0 2 13 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 0
2012 26 SD 10 3.2 5.5 4.3 2 23 3 2 1 0 2 0 0 0
2013 27 SD 15 7.5 10.7 9.1 3 42 12 4 1 0 1 0 0 0
2014 28 SD 16 7.6 11.5 9.5 4 49 11 7 5 0 1 1 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Eddie Royal – Playing Time Overview

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#2 Wide Receiver
Also Listed As:  #2 Punt Returner

Snap Count Stats

760

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Eddie Royal was on the field for 760 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

35

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Eddie Royal was on the field for 35 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 272 21
2013 627 23
2014 760 35
Eddie Royal 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 Buf
2 @SF 57 5 7 69 0 10 9.9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NYJ
4 GB 48 2 5 105 2 7 21.0 2 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Car 38 4 3 40 0 3 13.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Atl 19 2 2 49 1 2 24.5 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Mia 32 0 1 20 0 5 20.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NE
9 @GB
10 Min 42 1 2 27 0 3 13.5 0 0 1 15 15.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 TB 47 0 6 50 0 6 8.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Det
13 Dal
14 NO
15 Det
16 @Min 49 3 4 95 0 8 23.8 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 3 3 3 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Eddie Royal  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   5' 10"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   185 lbs
BELOW AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.39 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.34 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.07 sec
WEAK
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   36 in
GOOD
Broad Jump:   124 in
GOOD
Bench Press:   24 reps
ELITE
Chicago Bears Team Injury Report
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Kevin White  PUP-R

Eddie Royal: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Royal (hip) remained out at practice Monday, ESPN Chicago's Jeff Dickerson reports.

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Royal (hip) did not practice Thursday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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The same applies to Alshon Jeffery (calf) and Marquess Wilson (hamstring), with the trio thus unlikely to play in Saturday's preseason contest against the Bengals. Per the Chicago Sun-Times, coach John Fox indicated that none of the trio's injuries "appear real long-term," but with Kevin White already out indefinitely, the Bears' wideout depth is currently taxed. Next up for the team's looks on that front are the likes of Marc Mariani, Joshua Bellamy, Rashad Lawrence and Jeremy Kelley.
Coach John Fox referred to Royal (hip) as "day-to-day," the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Royal missed Wednesday's practice with a hip issue, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.

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Royal caught his only target for a five-yard gain in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.

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Royal was a standout during the Bears' training-camp stint at Olivet Nazarene University, which ended Sunday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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With rookie first-round pick Kevin White (shin) facing an indefinite return timetable, Royal is expected to take on an increased workload in the passing game during training camp, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Royal said he and Jay Cutler have been doing all the little things that led to their joint success with the Broncos in 2008, ESPN.com reports. "It didn't come easy," Royal said. "It wasn't like we just got on the field and everything just happened. We put in the work, the extra time in the film room, doing all the little things so that it would pay off on Sundays. That hasn’t changed so far. We’re putting in the same amount of work -- if not more -- right now."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

On the heels of a 2013 season in which he caught 47 passes for 631 yards and eight touchdowns in 15 games, Royal remains in line to do some damage out of the slot in the Chargers' offense and thus a candidate to provide utility in deeper formats.

2013

Royal did not have the resurgent year some thought he would in 2012, as he recorded just 23 catches (44 targets) for 234 yards and one touchdown. He is unlikely to receive enough targets to be much of a fantasy option in 2013.

2012

The Chargers brought in Royal (along with Robert Meachem) to replace the production lost when Vincent Jackson signed with Tampa Bay. The Bolts intend to use Royal primarily in the slot and on punt returns, but he is very likely to bounce back from a disappointing 2011 season where he only caught 19 balls. Royal will have stiff competition for looks in the high flying San Diego passing attack, but he has some legitimate upside and could easily catch 40 balls if he builds any sort of rapport with Philip Rivers.

2011

After a promising rookie season in 2008 (91 catches), Royal went from an afterthought in 2009 (37 catches) to a marginally useful role player last season (59 catches). Through it all, Royal, despite his plus speed, has never been a big-play generator – only one catch of 40-plus last year, and three in his entire career, and he’s never averaged even 11 yards per catch. Royal’s also returning from offseason hip surgery, but there’s a good chance he’ll be ready for the start of training camp.

2010

After a sensational rookie season (91 catches, 980 yards), Royal disappeared almost entirely last year. He battled thigh and neck injuries late in the season, but was healthy and unproductive until late November, so the injuries can’t explain the drop-off. The most obvious explanation is a lack of chemistry with new quarterback Kyle Orton, but Royal ran short routes during his rookie year (10.8 yards per catch) and also last season (9.3), so catching more than 47 percent his 79 targets shouldn’t have been an issue no matter who was under center. Whatever the reasons for his struggles, Royal enters 2010 with a chance to be the team’s No. 1 receiver now that Brandon Marshall’s left town. At 5-10, 184, Royal’s a small, quick receiver with enough speed to beat defenses deep and the open field vision to take two returns to the house last year. He’s not much of a red-zone threat, and thus far in his career he hasn’t been asked to run many down-field routes. He’ll battle with Jabbar Gaffney and rookie Demaryius Thomas for the team’s starting receiver jobs.

2009

The most productive rookie receiver in the league a year ago, Royal will have to adjust to a new offensive system and a new quarterback. Even so, he’s in a good spot to succeed. While quarterback Kyle Orton lacks Jay Cutler’s elite arm strength, he did a passable job with below average receivers in Chicago’s harsh climate with 18 touchdown passes (and just 12 picks) in 466 attempts. While Denver’s hardly an ideal environment for the passing game, it’s an improvement over Chicago, as is playing for a head coach in Josh McDaniels who helped make a star out of Matt Cassel last season. Royal himself resembles Wes Welker (in terms of style) but with one more gear. Royal’s incredibly shifty and has excellent top-end speed. At 5-10, 180, he’s not big or strong enough to make catches in heavy traffic, and he’s not at all suited to red-zone work. But with McDaniels at the helm, we expect Royal to be targeted heavily whether from the slot or on the outside. Despite his speed, Royal was used primarily on shorter routes last year (just eight catches of 20-plus, two for 40-plus and a 10.8-yard receiving average). His excellent 71-percent catch rate was also Welker-esque, though it remains to be seen whether the new coaching regime exploits his superior speed down the field.

2008

Royal, who was drafted in the second round of the 2008 draft, will make his biggest fantasy impact as a special teams returner, as he is behind a number of veterans on the wide receiver depth chart.