Alshon Jeffery Fantasy News

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) took limited practice reps Thursday. Jeffery did not have a setback in Week 2 and only practiced on Friday last week, so he’s trending the right way. He’ll have a great matchup against the Jets if he can play.

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Marshall, Jeffery both active for SNF

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 7:11pm

Bears Inactives
David Bass DE
Roberto Garza C
Khaseem Greene OLB
Charles Leno OT
Josh Morgan WR
Matt Slauson G
Cornelius Washington DE

Fantasy Impact:

In a bit of a surprise, both WRs Brandon Marshall (ankle) and Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) are active for the Bears. Both come with significant risk as they were questionable and far from a lock to play tonight. Marshall appears to be the healthier of the two. Rankings have been updated to reflect their status.

Bears will use 'every minute' before game to make decisions on WRs

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9:28am

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will not know who his options are at wide receiver for Sunday night's game with the San Francisco 49ers are until shortly before kickoff.

''We'll see where we are closer to the game,'' coach Marc Trestman said. ''We've got up to 90 minutes before the game to make those decisions and we're going to use every minute of it to make sure we make the right decision in the best interests of the team, and certainly for the player.''

Trestman said he has no overall policy about using a player who hasn't been able to practice during the week, calling it a ''player to player decision.''
''The No. 1 thing I want to be sure is that the player is healthy enough to play the game and can be safe out there,'' he said.

Fantasy Impact:

As we had in our injury reports, WR Brandon Marshall didn't practice Friday while WR Alshon Jeffery did do some work. Owners probably shouldn't expect a decision until right before the game, based on this story, which puts owners in a tough spot. Obviously QB Jay Cutler's value takes a huge hit if both guys are out so he's a very risky start in what already isn't a great matchup. Cutler owners may just want to go another direction while Marshall and Jeffery owners need a backup plan in place.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 2. Jeffery is very iffy for Sunday night. Jeffery owners who want to wait should consider picking up Santonio Holmes to start in case Jeffery is a scratch. Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews and Hakeem Nicks play in the Monday night game and could be used as Plan B-types for Jeffery owners.

Friday, September 12, 2014, 7:30pm

Bears WR Josh Morgan (groin, doubtful) missed practice again Friday and is doubtful for Week 2. Morgan looks unlikely to benefit from the potential absence of Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Jeffery is looking pretty iffy for Week 2. He was unable to play through the injury in Week 1, so he may be less likely to play than Brandon Marshall, who was able to finish the game.

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 6:24pm

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Marshall didn’t sound confident about practicing on Friday either. He typically plays through nagging injuries, so we’re tentatively expecting him to suit up against the 49ers, especially with Alshon Jeffery nursing a hamstring injury.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 7:02pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. Jeffery could not return after injuring his hamstring in Week 1. He’s a player we’re watching closely this week.

Bears WR Brandon Marshall (ankle) says he'll 'be ready' to play in Week 2

Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 11:43am

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Bears WR Brandon Marshall didn’t only lose a fumble in the loss, he also hurt his right ankle when he was bent backward after a 7-yard reception in the third quarter. That play was originally ruled an incompletion on the field. But after the Bears receiver pressed coach Marc Trestman to challenge the play, the review came back in the Bears favor.

Marshall returned to action after the injury but appeared to aggravate the ankle on a fourth-quarter incompletion thrown his way. But Tuesday, he vowed to be ready to start this Sunday night’s prime time showdown with the 49ers in San Francisco.

“I’ll be ready to play,” Marshall said. “I’ll be ready to play.”

Fantasy Impact:

Marshall has a tough matchup with the 49ers, but the team is already in desperation mode after a bad loss to the Bills at home in Week 1. The larger question is whether or not Alshon Jeffery will be ready to play. The team has downplayed his hamstring injury so far, but he was unable to return to the game against the Bills.

Brandon Marshall injures ankle, returns

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 8:06pm

NBC Chicago - [Full Article]

Bears WR Brandon Marshall's ankle was rolled up on a first down catch during Week 1.

Originally the call was an incomplete pass, but it was overturned after a challenge by HC Marc Trestman. Marshall limped to the sideline, had his ankle taped up, and ultimately was able to stay in the game.

Fantasy Impact:

He did return but it's still something to monitor. Alshon Jeffery injured his hamstring in Week 1 as well and was unable to return. Marshall appears to be in line to play Week 2, but owners might want to check up on his status this week.

Alshon Jeffery injures hamstring

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 8:01pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery missed the fourth quarter and overtime due to a hamstring injury, but Bears coach Marc Trestman said, "Alshon was prepared to go in there at specific times. I'll just leave it at that."

Jeffery was seen in the locker room after the game, and he didn't appear to be walking with a limp or any type of discomfort. Trestman said he didn't know the extent of Jeffery's injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Michael Spurlock and Josh Morgan saw time with Jeffery sidelined. WR Brandon Marshall was also injured (ankle) but did return to the game. We'll keep you updated on Jeffery as the week goes on but so far the news seems somewhat positive for Week 2.

Jets WR Stephen Hill firmly on the bubble

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 1:31pm - [Full Article]

WR Stephen Hill not only doesn't play special teams, he also did not impress very much this summer. Couple those factors with Rex Ryan's lukewarm comments about Hill on Tuesday, and you have a second-round draft pick who isn't going to make it into this third season with the Jets.

Fantasy Impact:

The Jets famously took Hill two picks ahead of Alshon Jeffery. Now it looks like Hill may get cut.

Friday, August 22, 2014, 12:32pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Bears coach Marc Trestman said Josh Morgan deserves first shot at the No. 3 job with Marquess Wilson on the shelf because of a fractured clavicle. So Morgan is set to receive all the repetitions at the No. 3 spot with the first-team offense. He’s been one of the team’s most productive targets this preseason, but the Bears signed Santonio Holmes on Saturday. Holmes expects to play sparingly. So he’ll certainly be a player to watch as Chicago continues to look for a competent complement to Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery. The Bears plan to make sure to put Holmes into situations he's comfortable with to help him succeed as he learns Chicago's offense.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 11:27pm

Chicago Sun Times - [Full Article]

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery’s work ethic was considered a concern when he taken with the 45th overall pick in 2012. That’s a far-fetched worry now. He seems more confident with his blossoming stardom every time he talks.

‘‘He’s done it for one year,’’ coach Marc Trestman said. ‘‘He knows he’s got to prove himself, [that] he’s got to stack years and years together to be a great player, like Brandon has. He’s certainly confident he can do it. He knows he can compete at this level and compete at a high level.’’

Monday, August 18, 2014, 3:41pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

Bears WR Marquess Wilson — the smooth, speedy offseason standout who had been in line for the Bears' No. 3 receiver job — is likely to be sidelined until at least midseason, a person with knowledge of the injury told USA TODAY Sports on Monday.

Wilson, 21, broke his collarbone in three places when he was injured in practice two weeks ago, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because injury details were to remain private. He had surgery Aug. 5 and the initial timeline for recovery was set at 12 to 14 weeks.

That could make Wilson a candidate for short-term injured reserve if the Bears believe he can return to help them in the second half of the season. They also could save that designation for another player and put Wilson on season-ending IR, or they could carry Wilson on the 53-man roster in hopes his recovery is faster than expected, though that would take away a spot from a healthy player.

Fantasy Impact:

The injury has created an opportunity for free agent Santonio Holmes, who signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Saturday after four often-disappointing seasons with the New York Jets. Holmes will have limited fantasy value behind WRs Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, but could prove worthy in deeper leagues.