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Wide Receiver, Chicago Bears

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Draft: 2008 Round 2 (11)
College: Virginia Tech
Ht: 5’10”  Wt: 185 DOB: 1986-05-21 Age: 30
WR Rank Tier ADP-12
#77 6 -

Season Stats
FF Today Default Scoring: Review Scoring
  Receiving Fantasy
Season Team G Target Rec Yard Avg TD FPts FPts/G
2008 DEN 15 15 129 91 980 10.8 5 138.9 9.3
2009 DEN 14 12 79 37 345 9.3 0 34.6 2.5
2010 DEN 16 10 105 59 627 10.6 3 86.8 5.4
2011 DEN 12 8 49 19 155 8.2 1 26.3 2.2
2012 CHI 10 0 44 23 234 10.2 1 31.6 3.2
2012 (Projected) CHI       30 417 13.9 2 57.0  

2016 Outlook
Depth Chart
If there was ever a player whose fortunes were solely tied to that of a head coach and his system, Eddie Royal is that player. Royal was a revelation as a rookie in 2009 playing in Mike Shanahanís offense, notching 91 receptions for 980 yards and five touchdowns. Shanahan was fired following that year and Royalís production fell off a cliff. The former second round pick caught 115 passes for 1,127 yards and four touchdowns over the following three seasons and is coming off a 19-reception, 155-yard, one-touchdown campaign. Finally free of his rookie contract, Royal had a chance to rejoin Shanahan in Washington where he would have been the teamís top slot receiver but instead chose to join in San Diego where he will compete with 2011 3rd round pick Vincent Brown. Since coaches generally like their slot receivers to catch more than 38.8% of their targets (Royalís receptions to targets ratio last season), look for Brown to win that battle. I said it last year and Iíll say it again this year. Donít go thinking Royal is ready to recreate his rookie magic because it ainít gonna happen.
Fan. Tm. Player
WR1WR1 Alshon Jeffery
WR2WR5 Cameron Meredith
WR3WR3 Eddie Royal
WR4WR4 Josh Bellamy
WR5WR2 Kevin White
WR6WR6 Deonte Thompson
WR7WR7 Marquess Wilson
Bears Depth Chart
News From The Past 90 Days
Injury Eddie Royal a gametime decision     -- Sun Oct 9 9:15 am --

Calf injury
Bears pass-catchers Alshon Jeffery (knee) & Zach Miller (ribs) are good to go, but Chicago doesnít know about Eddie Royal (calf). Game-time (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FF Today's Take: Royal missed practice all week so he's a true gametime decision. If he can't go, Cameron Meredith would get the start and be a viable streaming option against the Colts weak secondary.
Injury Bears receiver Kevin White to go on IR     -- Wed Oct 5 12:48 pm --

Fracture in leg, considering surgery
LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Chicago Bears wide receiver Kevin White will be placed on injured reserve with a fractured left fibula, one year after missing his entire rookie season with a stress fracture in the same leg. (AP)

FF Today's Take: Kevin White sees his fantasy value floored for the second consecutive season as he ends up on the IR with an injury to the same leg that caused him to miss his entire rookie year. Chicago was already starting to lean on veteran Eddie Royal in the passing attack so the largest increase in fantasy value will likely be seen with TE Zach Miller and WR Cameron Meredith. Miller has been gold in the red zone over the past two weeks and should now see a few more targets pushing him into TE1 territory. Meanwhile, Meredith is a six-foot three-inch receiver out of Illinois State in his third pro season. He will only be the fourth or fifth option in the passing game but is worth keeping an eye on in deeper formats. Chicago's best cornerback, Kyle Fuller, is also on IR and the Bears would only be able to bring back one player later this season. This could influence the White's decision on whether or not to have surgery on his leg and effectively ending his season.

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