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by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Taylor Gabriel - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 at Denver Broncos

Taylor Gabriel was on the field for 92% of the Bears' offensive snaps in Week 1, and saw five targets. But he only finished with two receptions for 24 yards. Outside of Allen Robinson, the Bears' receiving corps finished with a combined four receptions for 33 yards on 13 targets. Not great. We can't recommend playing any Bears wideouts outside of Robinson.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Taylor Gabriel - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 vs. Green Bay Packers

Taylor Gabriel had a few big games last season for Chicago. Most notably, his back-to-back 100-yard games. But he had more bad games than good, finishing below 35 receiving yards nine times. Expect a similar role for Gabriel in 2019, making him not a good value for fantasy football leagues. He should most likely be ignored in Week 1 against the Packers.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Taylor Gabriel - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
Taylor Gabriel had a healthy 96 targets last year, which places him 36th among wideouts. He had a career year in his first season with Chicago, hauling in 67 passes for 688 yards. He was also used on the ground a few times, rushing nine times for 61 yards.

Fantasy Downside
While Gabriel did set career highs in 2018, it’s not like he set a high bar in previous seasons. Also, his 688 yards should be taken with a grain of salt as 31% of his production came in two games. His lone two touchdowns on the season also came in one of those games.

2019 Bottom Line
Gabriel’s numbers were decent in 2018 in part because the receivers above him on the depth chart missed time due to injury. The Bears added a few more weapons this offseason in Cordarrelle Patterson and rookie Riley Ridley. So even if those injuries happen again, there are other options instead of Gabriel. Gabriel doesn’t hold much fantasy value in 2019.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Taylor Gabriel - Week 18 Fantasy Football Outlook

Wild Card Playoffs vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Taylor Gabriel had a few strong games in 2018, and led the Bears in receiving during Week 17 with Allen Robinson inactive (4 receptions, 61 yards). But Gabriel averaged just 43 yards per game, and only scored in one contest all year. His value could increase if this game ends up as a high-scoring affair, but for now you can likely expect somewhere between 30-40 yards and no touchdowns for Gabriel.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Taylor Gabriel - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 17 at Minnesota Vikings

With Allen Robinson out of the lineup, Taylor Gabriel becomes the team's most recognizable receiving option. But Gabriel hasn't done much of anything in recent weeks, and wasn't too effective earlier in the season when Robinson was out. He also gets a tough matchup against the Vikings, although he did go 7-52 against them earlier in the year. Still, based on what we've seen in recent weeks, Gabriel is a risky option in Week 17.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Taylor Gabriel - Week 16 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 16 at San Francisco 49ers

Taylor Gabriel caught all three targets for 33 yards last week. At one point in the season, Gabriel almost looked like a better option than Allen Robinson. But he's not being used much anymore, recording three receptions in each of his last three outings. He's also scored in just one game all season, making him a weak red zone threat. He does have a great matchup this week, but he's not much more than a low-end WR3.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Taylor Gabriel - Week 15 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 15 vs. Green Bay Packers

Taylor Gabriel saw seven targets last week, but finished with just three catches for 22 yards. Gabriel has only scored in one game all season and has only finished above 50 yards in two of his last eight games.

He carries little value as a WR4 this week against the Packers in a favorable matchup. Gabriel is best in fantasy when he's used as a PPR threat, catching multiple little passes that add up over time.

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