SUSAlshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
4 weeks 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.

SUSAlshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
4 weeks 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.

SUSAlshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
1 month ago

Jeffery caught four passes (on eight targets) for 63 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's win over the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Jeffery's 15.8 yards per reception marked his most since Week 2, but his fantasy owners will be far more pleased by the fact that Jeffery scored his first touchdown of the season Monday. That came on an 11-yard catch during the third quarter, finally getting Jeffery in the end zone in his eighth game of the campaign. With Chicago's ground game humming Monday, Jeffery didn't have the biggest game receiving, but the return of quarterback Jay Cutler figures to help his stock during the second half of this season.

SUSAlshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago

Jeffery brought in just three of 11 targets for 33 yards in Thursday's 26-10 loss to the Packers.

EDGE Analysis

While the catch-to-target ratio is undeniably unsightly, there is definitely a silver lining to the stat line. Jeffery's target total was easily a team high, giving him 24 looks over the last two games. Additionally, his poor conversion rate Thursday can easily be explained by having to see a bulk of those passes from the errant and rusty arm of Matt Barkley, and in one additional bit of potential good news, Jeffery is likely to be seeing throws from Jay Cutler the next time the Bears take the field in 10 days. Given his comfort level and rapport with the veteran signal-caller, he should be the recipient of plenty of his attention against a tough Vikings defense in Week 8.

SUSAlshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago

Jeffery (hamstring) caught 7-of-13 targets for 93 yards Sunday against the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

After he was visibly frustrated during last week's contest, Jeffery saw plenty of targets against a vulnerable Jaguars' secondary, but he was only able to haul in slightly more than half of them. Despite the volume, he again saw fewer chances than Cameron Meredith, who had a team-high 15 targets, as quarterback Brian Hoyer appears comfortable throwing the ball to whomever the open receiver is. Even though Jeffery has failed to score a touchdown this season, he's posted at least 70 yards in four of his five contests and remains a solid starting fantasy option.

SUSAlshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago

Jeffery (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday against the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Sidestepping a hamstring injury, Jeffery will avoid missing his first game of the season, and with a juicy matchup on tap -- Jacksonville's secondary has allowed seven touchdowns to wideouts in four games -- there's a decent chance he reaches the end zone for the first time this season.

SUSAlshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago4 Comments

Listed as questionable for a fourth consecutive week, Jeffery (hamstring) is expected to play in Sunday's game against Jacksonville, CBS Chicago reports.

EDGE Analysis

Jeffery was a limited participant at every practice the past three weeks, alternately dealing with knee and hamstring injuries. He's played 93 percent of his team's offensive snaps while suiting up for every game, but it's possible the minor ailments have contributed to his surprisingly poor volume. Jeffery has been efficient with the looks he's received, catching 22 of 31 targets for 394 yards -- good for a ridiculous 12.7 yards per target.

SUSAlshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago

Jeffery (hamstring) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hamstring injuries are nothing new for the Bears' No. 1 wide receiver, who was sidelined from Week 2 to Week 5 last season with such a concern. With a limited practice in his back pocket, though, he doesn't appear to be in danger of missing Sunday's contest against the Jaguars. The last two sessions of the week should reveal whether the expectation becomes reality.

SUSAlshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago

Jeffery (knee) caught 5-of-6 targets for 77 yards Sunday against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

The Colts paid plenty of defensive attention to Jeffery, and they were very effective in shutting him down in the first half. However, with the Bears trailing for the majority of the second half, the team found themselves in pass-heavy mode, allowing the star receiver to end up with a productive outing. Unfortunately, with quarterback Brian Hoyer throwing 43 passes and 397 yards, Jeffery only saw six targets, which likely left fantasy owners with a bit of an empty feeling. in addition, he found himself wide open behind the defense for a potential touchdown, but Hoyer failed to see him. He'll obviously continue to be an automatic starting option in fantasy lineups, and it should just be a matter of time until he starts scoring touchdowns.

SUSAlshon Jeffery
WR CHI (9)
2 months ago

Jeffery (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game at Indianapolis, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite limited practice participation in advance of the Bears' Week 5 tilt, Jeffery will continue to play through a knee concern, as he's done the past two games. Considering Kevin White (ankle/fibula) has been placed on injured reserve, Jeffery will attempt to make inroads against a Colts secondary that has allowed 12.3 YPC this season.