Alshon Jeffery Fantasy News

Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery ACTIVE for Monday Night

Monday, September 22, 2014, 7:26pm

Bears Inactives
Roberto Garza C
Charles Leno OT
Shea McClellin OLB
Sherrick McManis CB
Jeremiah Ratliff DT
Trevor Scott DE
Matt Slauson G

Fantasy Impact:

It was expected both Bears WRs Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery would play, but still comforting to see for owners waiting on both players - as well as QB Jay Cutler. It's a great matchup for all three against the Jets secondary.

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MNF Injury Report: Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Eric Decker all questionable

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 6:06pm

NFL Media

Bears Injury Report

C Roberto Garza (ankle), LB Shea McClellin (hand), CB Sherrick McManis (quadricep), DT Jay Ratliff (concussion), G Matt Slauson (ankle)

DE Trevor Scott (foot)

WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring), WR Brandon Marshall (ankle)

DE Jared Allen (back), S Chris Conte (shoulder), WR Josh Morgan (groin)

Jets Injury Report

CB Dee Milliner (ankle)

WR Eric Decker (hamstring)

LB Nick Bellore (hip), S Josh Bush (quadricep), G Willie Colon (calf), LB Quinton Coples (elbow), LB A.J. Edds (hamstring), RB Chris Johnson (ankle), C Nick Mangold (shoulder)

Fantasy Impact:

We're expecting Marshall and Jeffery to play since they played last week and were at least limited on Saturday. Decker was also limited on Saturday, and is expected (per HC Rex Ryan) to play. Consider him at high risk to reaggravate the injury, though he has a great matchup against a shaky Bears defense.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Friday. Jeffery did not aggravate his injury against the 49ers, so he should be fine to face the Jets. Don’t expect him to be 100 percent, however.

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.

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.