Eddie Royal, WR Chicago Bears

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Bears Beat: 'Don't be surprised' if Eddie Royal is 'more impactful' than Kevin White

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, 12:14pm

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

Although Bears WR Kevin White garners most of the attention because of his draft status, don't be surprised if Eddie Royal turns out to be the more impactful of the two offseason receiver acquisitions. Offensive coordinator Adam Gase can deploy Royal from a variety of alignments in order to maximize matchups. Royal, 29, can play outside and in the slot. Think of how Gase used Wes Welker with the Broncos the last two seasons — he was a quick, reliable outlet for quarterback Peyton Manning — but also factor in Royal's superior speed and ability to gain yards after the catch.

Fantasy Impact:

Royal has been a fantasy headache for years, and now he takes his act to Chicago. White needs to have a good camp to earn a starting job. Royal is likely to serve as the team's slot receiver, where he could siphon targets from the rookie.

2015 Strength of Schedule - CHI
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
24
GB
7
ARI
1
@SEA
16
OAK
9
@KC
12
@DET
BYE6
MIN
25
@SD
19
@STL
13
DEN
24
@GB
26
SF
32
WAS
6
@MIN
27
@TB
12
DET

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2014 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPCRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPRSnaps%
1ARI1200620.002-100-0.5037/6161%
2SEA7690109.860000-57/8270%
3BUF4422610.500000-48/6673%
4JAX51052721.000000-48/6376%
5NYJ3400313.330000-38/7451%
6OAK2491224.500000-19/7326%
7KC1200520.000000-32/5262%
8DEN329039.670000-49/6279%
9MIA0001-0000-37/5173%
10BYE------------
11OAK2270313.501150015.0042/7258%
12STL650068.330000-47/6375%
13BAL9811109.000001-69/7296%
14NE2300515.000000-54/5795%
15DEN327049.000000-54/6682%
16SF10941129.400000-80/8396%
17KC4950823.750000-49/7070%
Totals6277879112.55314014.67760/106771%

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