Bears excited about Eddie Royal's potential in offense

Chicago Tribune - [Full Article]

There's a belief throughout the Bears organization that the eighth-year veteran WR Eddie Royal could ignite the offense, a potential blowtorch to the wick of a unit that knows it has more firepower than it showed a year ago, when it finished 21st in the NFL in total yards (327.1 per game) and 23rd in scoring (19.9 ppg).

"Eddie's one of the smartest guys around," Alshon Jeffery adds. "He has a knack for this game and a feel for the right places to be at the right times."

Quarterback Jay Cutler shows similar excitement when he describes Royal's versatility and savvy. Offensive coordinator Adam Gase expresses unabashed optimism when he thinks of all the ways Royal's presence should loosen defenses. General manager Ryan Pace exudes positivity when he considers Royal just might be the offseason acquisition that pays the biggest dividends in 2015.

Fantasy Impact: 

With a Chicago offense offering up a little more skill than San Deigo's, Royal may have a better chance to put up more consistent fantasy numbers as a forgotten man. Royal was hit and miss last year, having a big week or two which always seemed followed by a clunker. That's been the case for Royal with the Chargers though. Royal is 55th on our list and has deep league potential at least. He's perhaps a late-round option to take a chance on producing more consistent fantasy numbers.

Filed Under: 2015, Preseason

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