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.
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.