Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago

Jeffery caught one pass for 10 yards in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with 52 receptions for 821 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

EDGE Analysis

Jeffery played this past season under the franchise tag, and he's set to become an unrestricted free agent. After failing to post a 100-yard game since Week 1, it would seem improbable that the Bears would apply the tag to him again in 2017, which would allow him to test the market in search for a new team. If that's the case, his fantasy value would be directly related to where he winds up, but he'll certainly emerge as at least a top-30 fantasy option at wide receiver. Despite failing to be an elite option in 2016, he posted at least 70 receiving yards in seven different games while the Bears started three different quarterbacks, and his fantasy value was lowered by the fact he scored just two touchdowns in 12 games.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago

Jeffery (illness) does not have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Vikings after fully practicing Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Jeffery missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, but he returned in a complete capacity Friday to remove any question over his Week 17 status. In Jeffery's prior meeting with the Vikings this season, he caught four passes on eight targets for 63 yards and a touchdown.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago

Jeffery didn't practice Thursday due to an illness, Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Following four consecutive DNPs, Matt Barkley has welcomed Jeffery back to the fold the past two weeks, targeting him 19 times combined. The preceding has coincided with Jeffery's most-productive two-game stretch of the season -- 11 catches for 181 yards and one touchdown -- but an illness could put a stop to the run. If he's able to give it a go Sunday at Minnesota, he's a fair bet to prosper against a Vikings defense that has given up nearly 14.0 YPC and seven touchdowns to wideouts over the last five contests.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago

Jeffery caught five passes for 92 yards in Sunday's loss to Washington.

EDGE Analysis

Jeffery was locked up with Josh Norman for much of the first half, though once the Bears were getting blown out, Washington went into prevent mode, which allowed him to pile up numbers that made him look like more of a factor than he actually was in the game. He'll likely see quite a bit of Vikings quarterback Xavier Rhodes next week, so he'll carry some risk as a fantasy option in Week 17.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago

Jeffery caught six passes for 89 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

In his return from a four-game suspension, Jeffery was a total non-factor until the Bears fell behind 27-10, as he had no receptions on one target at that point. However, once the team had to go into their hurry-up offense, he had all of his production in the fourth quarter, and was one of three Chicago receivers to post at least 89 yards. Although he'll be considered a strong fantasy option next week against Washington, it's entirely possible that Josh Norman could shadow him, potentially lowering his ceiling.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago

Jeffery was activated from the exempt list Saturday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jeffery's four-game suspension came to an end last week, and Saturday's move officially puts him back on the roster for Sunday's matchup with the Packers. Jeffery was targeted 11 times in the Bears' Week 7 matchup with Green Bay, but he exited the contest with just three receptions for 33 yards.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago

With Jeffery's four-game suspension completed, the wideout has returned to the team.

EDGE Analysis

The Bears currently have a roster exemption for Jeffery, but the wideout is expected back at practice this week and will presumably be made active by the team for this coming Sunday's game against the Packers.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago

Jeffery is eligible to return Monday from his four-game suspension, NFL Newtork's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jeffery was forced to miss the Bears' last four games after violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. That absence most notably resulted in Eddie Royal (toe), Cameron Meredith and Marquess Wilson (groin) sliding up Chicago's depth chart at wide receiver, but injuries to both Royal and Wilson have left the team even thinner in that department lately. As a result, potentially having Jeffery back in the fold ahead of Sunday's game against the Packers should be a welcomed opportunity for the Bears, although it remains to be seen how he'll mesh with starting quarterback Matt Barkley.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
3 months ago11 Comments

Jefferey has been suspended for the team's next four games for violating the NFL policy on PEDs, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

EDGE Analysis

His suspension begins immediately and he'll miss the next four games. Eddie Royal and Cameron Meredith will likely see a larger role in the passing game as a result.

Alshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
3 months ago

Jeffery caught four passes for 47 yards Sunday against the Buccaneers.

EDGE Analysis

Jeffery caught three passes in the very early stages of the game, but once quarterback Jay Cutler found himself under heavy pressure on the majority of his drop backs, the Bears passing attack completely stalled out. As usual, he led the team with nine targets, but with the team unable to spend much time in the red zone, he never had a realistic chance to post a touchdown. He's now failed to exceed 63 receiving yards and four receptions in any of his last three contests, and it's difficult to consider him as anything more than a second receiver in fantasy lineups.