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 had two catches on five targets for 34 yards during Sunday's loss to the Vikings.
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Alshon Jeffery: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)The reason for Jeffery's absence isn't clear, but an ailment has been ruled out as the impetus. As the week continues and Friday's practice participation report is released, the wideout's status for Sunday's contest against the Lions may experience clarification.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Jeffery, who emerged from the week of preparation with questionable status, appears as if he'll be available in Week 14. However, we'll confirm as much upon the release of the Bears' inactive list in advance of the 8:25 PM ET kickoff.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Jeffery sandwiched limited showings in practice around a DNP for precautionary reasons Tuesday, which intimates active status will likely come to pass this week. However, with questionable availability in hand, owners should check back prior to the Bears' 8:25 PM ET kickoff Thursday to ensure the wideout is suiting up. If so, he'll aim to exploit a Cowboys' defense that has allowed 14.0 YPC and three touchdown receptions to wide receivers over the past three games.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)Jeffery did not participate Tuesday, which represents a step back from the limited practice he got in Monday. However, head coach Mark Trestman said Jeffery was held out for precautionary reasons, and the Bears have provided no indication he could miss Thursday's game, so fantasy owners should remain optimistic about his chances of playing this week.
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.