Cameron Meredith
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  • 207 lbs
  • 6' 3"
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Scouting report

by Anthony Stalter

NO WR Cameron Meredith - 2018 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside

Cameron Meredith enjoyed a breakout year with a team-high 888 yards in 2016 before losing all of last season due to a torn ACL. Even though the Bears are expected to be improved offensively this season, Meredith sees a major situational bump moving from Chicago to New Orleans. With the Saints, not only does he have future Hall of Famer Drew Brees throwing to him, but he should thrive playing in three-wide sets with Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn. With Ginn being 33, there were reports this offseason that Meredith will emerge as the Saints' No. 2 receiver. Assuming he's healthy (he's participating in training camp), Meredith has sleeper potential this season.

Fantasy Downside

As previously mentioned, Meredith suffered a lost season in 2017 because of a torn ACL. If he suffers any setback, he could lose meaningful snaps to Ginn or even Brandon Coleman. He's also learning a new offense and as long as Thomas is healthy himself, Meredith will be relegated to a No. 2 role.

2018 Bottom Line

Meredith is currently our No. 43 ranked WR heading into the season and currently has an ADP of 14.07 in 12-team leagues and 17.03 in 10-team leagues. Assuming he's healthy, Meredith has the upside of a WR3 but at a WR4 price. He's worth a late-round flier based on his situation but continue to monitor his health throughout the preseason.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Cameron Meredith - 2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Player Upside

Cameron Meredith came out of nowhere last season and provided some very productive games. He had four performances of at least nine receptions and 100 yards receiving. Not only is he good at moving the chains (he led the team in first downs with 44), but he can also make big plays (his 13 plays of 20+ yards also was tops on the roster).

He played in 14 games (started 10) and finished with 888 receiving yards, which really came as a surprise, considering he was a relative unknown heading into the year. His length and speed make him a dangerous weapon, as we saw in 2016.

Player Downside

Meredith isn’t in a great position. The Bears passing attack isn’t exactly feared given their current quarterback situation. The QB play will have a direct impact on Meredith’s ability to perform consistently. This was a problem last year as he had a three-game stretch recording just one reception in each outing.

There’s also a chance Meredith was a one-year wonder and defenses have figured out how to stop him given a full offseason of prep.

2017 Bottom Line

Meredith has a lot of things going his way. While the quarterback situation isn’t ideal, all we need is a few big plays to make him relevant in fantasy, which is what he was able to do several times last season. As long he gets targets, he should be a solid receiver. He’s a good value play as a player you can target late in drafts.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Cameron Meredith - Week 17, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 vs. Minnesota
Cameron Meredith has had a resurgence at the tail end of the season. He's averaged 103 yards over the last three games while scoring two touchdowns in that span.

He'll get a difficult matchup this week against the Vikings, a team he had just one catch against earlier in the season. But this is a different team than it was then, and Meredith's role has increased.

Considering his hot surge, it's hard not to like Meredith this week. He should be viewed as a WR2.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Cameron Meredith - Week 16, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 vs. Washington
After disappearing in the middle of the season, Cameron Meredith has returned to the spotlight. Last week, he finished with 104 yards with nine receptions on a team-high 13 targets. Alshon Jeffery's return opened some field for Meredith against a poor Packers secondary.

Meredith will get a decent matchup this week against the Redskins. He gets a bit of a bump in PPR formats, and will be a borderline WR3 option. His production really determines on how often the Bears throw the ball, because the majority of his stats come from short receptions.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Cameron Meredith - Week 15, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs. Green Bay
Cameron Meredith was Matt Barkley's favorite option last week as he caught six-of-eight targets for 72 yards and a touchdown. The targets will likely go down in Week 15 as Alshon Jeffery returns to the lineup.

Before last week, Meredith had put up a number of disappointing stat lines, so he'll be a hard receiver to trust in Week 15. He gets a promising matchup against the Packers, but he'll have a low floor. He should be viewed as a WR4 at best.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Cameron Meredith - Week 14, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 14 vs. Detroit
Cameron Meredith caught three of four targets last week for 67 yards. Those aren't the kind of numbers you want from your wideouts during the fantasy playoffs, unless it's a super deep league.

Meredith draws a tough matchup against the Lions this week as Detroit has held receivers without a touchdown in five of the last six games. Meredith should be viewed as a WR5 at best.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Cameron Meredith - Week 13, 2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 13 vs. San Francisco
Cameron Meredith had a solid nine targets last week, but finished with just two receptions for 19 yards. Meredith now has just nine total receptions in his last five games, which isn't exactly promising. He got off to a hot start, but he's faded quickly.

There is some hope for him this week as he gets a great matchup against the 49ers. If he's able to maintain his number of targets and be able to translate that into production, he could have a decent game. For now, he should be viewed as a WR5 option.

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