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Wide Receiver, Chicago Bears

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Draft: 2008 Round 2 (11)
College: Virginia Tech
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 185 DOB: 1986-05-21 Age: 29

Season Stats
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  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G GS Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2008 DEN 15 15 129 91 980 10.8 5 138.9 9.3
2009 DEN 14 12 79 37 345 9.3 0 34.6 2.5
2010 DEN 16 10 105 59 627 10.6 3 86.8 5.4
2011 DEN 12 8 49 19 155 8.2 1 26.3 2.2
2012 CHI 10 0 44 23 234 10.2 1 31.6 3.2
2012 (Projected) CHI       30 417 13.9 2 57.0  

2015 Outlook
Depth Chart
If there was ever a player whose fortunes were solely tied to that of a head coach and his system, Eddie Royal is that player. Royal was a revelation as a rookie in 2009 playing in Mike Shanahanís offense, notching 91 receptions for 980 yards and five touchdowns. Shanahan was fired following that year and Royalís production fell off a cliff. The former second round pick caught 115 passes for 1,127 yards and four touchdowns over the following three seasons and is coming off a 19-reception, 155-yard, one-touchdown campaign. Finally free of his rookie contract, Royal had a chance to rejoin Shanahan in Washington where he would have been the teamís top slot receiver but instead chose to join in San Diego where he will compete with 2011 3rd round pick Vincent Brown. Since coaches generally like their slot receivers to catch more than 38.8% of their targets (Royalís receptions to targets ratio last season), look for Brown to win that battle. I said it last year and Iíll say it again this year. Donít go thinking Royal is ready to recreate his rookie magic because it ainít gonna happen.
Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Alshon Jeffery
WR2WR2 Eddie Royal
WR3WR3 Marquess Wilson
WR4WR4 Josh Bellamy
WR5WR5 Marc Mariani
WR6WR6 Kevin White
WR7WR7 Cameron Meredith
Bears Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Martellus Bennett, Royal, Carey out for Thursday     -- Wed Nov 25 2:30 pm --

Bears TE battling rib injury
Bears rule TE Martellus Bennett, WR Eddie Royal and RB Ka'Deem Carey out for Thursday night's game at #Packers (Brad Biggs on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Bennett has been battling a rib issue and was limited in Tuesday's practice. His absence means Zach Miller will get the start and will be a TE2 consideration against a Packers defense giving up the 8th-most fantasy points to tight ends.
Injury Jeffery, Forte inactive for Bears     -- Sun Nov 22 11:30 am --

Out for Week 11
Bears without Matt Forte, Alshon Jeffery, Eddie Royal and Antrel Rolle today. (Brad Biggs on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: We knew Jeffery (shoulder, groin) was a long shot to play. Forte took the field, doing warmup drills but will sit another week. Jeremy Langford is locked in as the starter.
Injury Alshon Jeffery tweaks groin in practice     -- Thu Nov 12 1:30 pm --

Missed practice Thursday
Bears coach John Fox said WR Alshon Jeffery tweaked his groin in practice Wednesday and is day-to-day. (Chicago Bears on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Jeffery did not practice Thursday. We'll have to wait and see if he's able to practice Friday before we know his availability for Sunday. Eddie Royal (knee) missed practice Thursday as well.
Injury Forte, Royal likely sidelined for multiple weeks     -- Mon Nov 2 3:10 pm --

Knee injuries
Bears coach John Fox said Monday that RB Matt Forte (MCL) and WR Eddie Royal did not suffer season-ending knee injuries against the Vikings on Sunday at Soldier Field. Forte was hurt early in the third quarter on a screen play. He was struck in his legs by safety Harrison Smith. Forteís right foot was planted in the turf when Harrison struck, bending his right knee and leg. Itís unknown when Royal was hurt, but he caught three passes for two yards on screen plays in the first half of Sundayís game. But he was ruled out with a left knee injury. (Chicago Sun-Times)

FF Today's Take: Forte is one of the most indispensable players in the NFL, so his likely multi-week absence is a devastating blow to a Chicago that just got Alshon Jeffery back a couple of weeks ago. Jeremy Langford fared about as well as could be expected after Forte's injury and figures to be one of the most sought-after free-agent adds of the week. Royal's absence frees up more playing time for Marquess Wilson, who needs to be added in leagues across the board this week as well.
Injury Jeffery and Royal listed as questionable     -- Fri Oct 16 6:20 pm --

Marquess Wilson likely to see increased targets
The Chicago Bears are listing wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal as questionable for their Week 6 matchup with the Detroit Lions. Jeffery hasnít played since Week 1 after tweaking his hamstring in practice following the teamís season-opening loss to the Packers. He told reporters Thursday that the injury felt ďa lot better than last week.Ē Royal (ankle) practiced on Thursday for the first time since playing against the Raiders on Oct. 4, and his Week 6 outlook is also looking brighter than last week. Wideout Marquess Wilson has seen an increased amount of targets in their absence. (

FF Today's Take: Wilson has emerged as a legitimate fantasy option posting a total of 165 receiving yards and one touchdown on 12 receptions over the past two weeks. He's poised for another productive week if Jeffery sits out.
Injury Martellus Bennett questionable, quad injury     -- Fri Oct 16 12:55 pm --

Did not practice Friday
John Fox tells us TE Martellus Bennett suffered a quad injury sometime yesterday and is questionable to face Lions. Bennett DNP on Friday. (Jeff Dickerson on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: The injuries are piling up in Week 6. With Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and Eddie Royal (ankle) also questionable, the Bears could be without their top three receiving options. Make sure you check in the inactive list Sunday morning on all three of these players.
Injury Alshon Jeffery expected to miss Week 4     -- Fri Oct 2 11:01 am --

Hamstring injury
Filed to ESPN: Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) expected to miss Sunday's game vs. #Raiders, per source. Team hopes he returns next week. (Jeff Dickerson on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: It was reported earlier this week that Jeffery had a good chance of playing against the Raiders but that won't happen. The Bears will have Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson at the starting wideout positions but neither are intriguing fantasy options.
Injury Cutler, Jeffery ruled out Sunday     -- Fri Sep 25 6:45 pm --

Bears will be without two key offensive pieces against Seahawks
The Chicago Bears are officially Jimmy Clausen's team this week. Coach John Fox announced that quarterback Jay Cutler is out Sunday with a hamstring injury, giving Clausen the start against the Seattle Seahawks. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier this week Cutler would miss at least two weeks. In Week 2 versus the Arizona Cardinals, Clausen went 14-of-23 passing for 121 yards, one interception and a 56.6 passer rating in relief of Cutler. Clausen is 1-10 as an NFL starter. His only win came over John Skelton and the Cardinals in Week 15, 2010. Fox also announced receiver Alshon Jeffery would miss Sunday's contest as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury. Jeffery missed last week's tilt with the injury. (

FF Today's Take: Steer clear of Jimmy Clausen and Eddie Royal this week if you have any other options. Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett are the only Bears' players worth starting this week.
Injury Alshon Jeffery expected to sit     -- Sun Sep 20 7:00 am --

Hamstring, calf injury
Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring, calf) will be out today vs. AZCardinals, source said. The hope is a return next week to full health. (Ian Rapaport on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Jeffery was already battling a calf injury before injuring his hamstring this week in practice. Martellus Bennett, Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson will be the top receives today for Jay Cutler against the Cardinals defense.
Injury Jeffery, Royal both expected to play     -- Sun Sep 13 4:25 am --

Calf injury Jeffery, hip for Royal
Bears WRs Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal, both listed as questionable for today's game vs. Packers, both expected to play. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: The good news is the Bears play early so we'll know officially they are good to when the Inactives are released. Both receivers are fantasy relevant as the Bears face the Packers offense Week 1.
Injury Alshon Jeffery limited in practice Wednesday     -- Wed Sep 9 2:35 pm --

Calf injury makes Bears' WR "day-to-day"
Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery practiced on Wednesday for the first time since he strained a calf muscle during a closed walk-through on Aug. 12. Jeffery, who was not in full pads, is expected to be classified as having limited participation on the official injury report. (ESPN)

FF Today's Take: It's a step in the right direction but no guarantee that Jeffery will suit up against the Packers on Sunday. We'll have more confidence of Jeffery's status after practice on Friday. Eddie Royal (hip) was also limited today.
Injury Alshon Jeffery misses practice on Monday     -- Mon Sep 7 6:55 pm --

Nursing calf injury
Bears WRs Eddie Royal (hip) & Marquess Wilson (hamstring) participated in the part of practice open to media. Alshon Jeffery (calf) did not. (Rich Campbell on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: As part of John Fox's initiative to help fantasy owners as little as possible, the team is refusing to let Jeffery speak with reporters this week. The Bears' new top receiver hasn't practiced since early August as far as we know, which should probably outweigh the team's hinting that he will be ready for Week 1. Current owners need to start making alternate plans for this week and possibly beyond while late drafters probably need to bump him down their draft board a round or two.

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