Kevin White, WR Chicago Bears

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John Fox fine with WR Alshon Jeffery getting targeted less

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 12:29pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Five-plus weeks into the NFL season, Bears receiver Alshon Jeffery has been targeted with 31 passes, making him tied with eight other players for 49th in the NFL. There are six players ahead of Jeffery that have played only four games, including teammate Kevin White. Despite the exodus of other top targets like Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte, Jeffery's targets per game average is down to 6.2 a week after averaging 9.4 per game over the last three seasons.

Still, Bears coach John Fox does not necessarily think Jeffery needs to be thrown the ball more often.

"We would like to have the ball more. We would like to score more points," Fox said Friday, per the Chicago Tribune. "But there's only one ball, and it's hard to get it to everybody. I think he has been what I would consider -- I think our opponents do too -- pretty productive."

Fantasy Impact:

While Fox doesn't seem to mind, publicly at least, the fact is Jeffery is more talented than Eddie Royal and Zachary Miller, who have more catches than Jeffery this season. Considering the team is 1-4 and averaging just 17 points a game, this is something that may change sooner than later.

2017 Strength of Schedule - CHI
W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17

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

2016 Game Stats
WeekOppRecRecYdsRecTDTgtsYPRRuAttRuYdsRuTDFumYPCSnaps%
1HOU3340711.330000-55/5698.21%
2PHI436069.0019009.0043/5282.69%
3DAL66201410.330000-52/6580.00%
4DET655099.170000-41/6959.42%
5IND------------
6JAX------------
7GB------------
8MIN------------
9BYE------------
10TB------------
11NYG------------
12TEN------------
13SF------------
14DET------------
15GB------------
16WAS------------
17MIN------------
Per game4.7546.7509.009.840.252.25009.0047.75/60.5080.08%
Totals191870369.8419009.00191/24280.08%

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