2014 Strength of Schedule - CHI
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Friday, August 22, 2014, 12:32pm
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.
Posted by Jordan Heck
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 3:33pm
Alshon Jeffery came on strong during his sophomore season. Injuries slowed down his progress during his rookie campaign, but the former second-round receiver is on the up-and-up.
Even with the presence of Brandon Marshall, Jeffery was able to finish 11th in the league in targets. He finished ahead of guys like Jimmy Graham and Demaryius Thomas.
He’s a talented player who gets production as defenses focus in on Matt Forte and Marshall.
We only have one year of good production to go on with Jeffery. We’ve seen receivers in the past have one good year and then disappear from fantasy relevance. Michael Clayton had a stellar rookie season for Tampa (80 rec., 1,193 yards, 7 TD) and failed to even have a 500-yard season the rest of his career.
Jeffery is also the second guy in command after Marshall. This leads to less receptions and touchdowns for Jeffery.
Jeffery is in a good system with a good quarterback and should continue to have success. He may be second in command after Marshall, but he finished with more receiving yards than his teammate last season.
The Bears have a pair of WR1s this season.