25-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Chicago Bears
2015 Fantasy Football Outlook
The entire Bears offense took a hit last year, but Jeffery remained a reliable source of production, particularly in the season's second half when Brandon Marshall missed significant time with an ankl...
Alshon Jeffery Contract Information:
Signed a four-year, $4.54 million deal with the Bears in May of 2012.
Jeffery (hamstring) is on the Bears' inactive list for Sunday's game against the Raiders, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Alshon Jeffery: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Jeffery is officially listed as questionable after being unable to fully practice this week. Quarterback Jay Cutler will apparently be a game-time decision, though he's unlikely to get cleared. Marquess Wilson and Eddie Royal will start out wide Sunday, though tight end Martellus Bennett is likely the biggest beneficiary from a target standpoint.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Previous reports suggested that Jeffery wasn't likely to play in the contest, but at this stage the Bears have not ruled out either the wideout -- or QB Jay Cutler, for that matter -- for Sunday's game. Fortunately for those holding out the hope that Jeffery could possibly suit up this weekend, the Bears kick off at 1:00 ET on Sunday.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)We'll await more official word on the matter, which will arrive upon the release of the Bears' final Week 4 injury report, but at this stage it appears as though Jeffery is targeting a return to action in Week 5 against the Chiefs. Jeffery's expected absence should pave the way for fellow wideouts Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson to see added looks in the Chicago offense this weekend, though the team's current unsettled QB situation makes either of the two a speculative play in Week 4.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Jeffery's activity was contained to a side field in his initial attempt to make a return in Week 4. In all likelihood, treatment will dominate his week, but a more expanded practice showing Thursday or Friday would provide confidence that game action is imminent for the Bears' No. 1 receiving option.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Even if he'd been able to suit up, Jeffery would've faced a tough defense while working with Jimmy Clausen. The Bears will also be without Jay Cutler (hamstring), plus Eddie Royal (back/hip) is listed as questionable. Despite missing the entire week of practice, Jeffery may have some shot to return in Week 4 against the Raiders. In addition to the hamstring issue, he's been bothered by an illness, which may prevent him from traveling to Seattle with his teammates, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Jeffery's continued absence whittles away at his potential to play Sunday in Seattle, but one practice remains to prove his health this week. If he's able to achieve active status, the combination of the matchup and backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen directing the offense don't provide much confidence in Jeffery's utility.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Year 2 is when receivers typically break out, and Jeffery’s 2013 was a case in point. After a quiet rookie season – 24 catches in 10 games – and despite playing opposite target-hog Brandon Marshall, Jeffery emerged as one of the league’s elite downfield weapons, averaging 9.5 YPT (6th) and 16.0 YPC (7th), catching six passes for 40 or more yards and 19 passes of 20-plus. At 6-3, 216 and with 4.48 speed Jeffery is another of the league’s prototype size/speed specimens, and he employed his physique and large hands to dramatic effect at times, out-leaping smaller defenders and catching jump-balls in traffic. Jeffery also saw his share of red-zone and goal-line work, with 19 targets in the former and 11 in the latter. While he did much of his damage with since departed Josh McCown under center, he had 200-yard and 100-yard performances with Jay Cutler and finished the season with three straight games of 70-plus yards after Cutler returned from an ankle injury. Moreover, Bears coach and offensive guru Marc Trestman should ensure there’s plenty to go around even with Marshall taking his usual cut.
Hand and knee injuries held Jeffery to just 10 games as a rookie, but the limited work he did was promising – he averaged a passable 7.6 YPT and 15.3 YPC on his 48 targets. At 6-3, 215, Jeffery has ideal size for red-zone work, good ball skills, reliable hands and above-average athletic ability. He's not especially fast, but he doesn't need a lot of separation to make plays over smaller defenders. Jeffery should get a chance to start this season – new head coach Marc Trestman said as much – and in any event see a significant uptick in targets. Keep in mind, however, Jay Cutler has locked in on target-hog Brandon Marshall going back to their days in Denver together, and third wideout Earl Bennett is also a Cutler favorite from Vanderbilt.
At 6-3, 216, the 45th overall pick in this year’s draft could be involved in the Bears offense right away. Chicago GM Phil Emery raved about Jeffery’s size, hands and toughness, and he specifically cited his red-zone ability given his ball skills and ability to make plays in traffic. Jeffery’s not particularly fast, and the Bears envision him operating out of the slot. That means he’d have to beat out the more polished Earl Bennett, a Jay Cutler favorite dating back to their days at Vanderbilt. It could happen eventually, but our bet is on Bennett in the near term. That said, if Jeffery were to win the job, his red-zone skills give him added upside.