| Jeffery, Forte inactive for Bears|
Out for Week 11
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 22, 11:30 am
|Bears without Matt Forte, Alshon Jeffery, Eddie Royal and Antrel Rolle today. (Brad Biggs on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We knew Jeffery (shoulder, groin) was a long shot to play. Forte took the field, doing warmup drills but will sit another week. Jeremy Langford is locked in as the starter.
| Alshon Jeffery not expected to play|
Missed practice Thursday and Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 22, 7:30 am
|Bears WR Alshon Jeffery, who missed the final two practices of the week with groin and shoulder injuries, not expected to play vs. Broncos (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jeffery missed practice Thursday and Friday which is never a good sign for availability on Sunday. With Jeffery down, Marquess Wilson becomes the top Bears wideout. Expect Marc Mariani too see more snaps and Martellus Bennett to see more targets.
| Alshon Jeffery misses practice Friday|
Groin and shoulder injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 20, 1:10 pm
|Alshon Jeffery did not practice Friday, leaving the Chicago Bears with the prospect of facing the NFL’s top-ranked defense on Sunday without their No. 1 receiver. Jeffery is hobbled by a groin injury he suffered during practice on Nov. 11, and he also has a banged-up shoulder. (Chicago Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: Jeffery didn't play a full complement of snaps last week and missing a Friday practice is never a good sign for availability on Sunday. There's a good chance he ends up on the Inactive list. Jeffery owners should have plan B in place.
| Forte, Jeffery miss practice on Thursday|
MCL, groin injuries
By: Doug Orth | Thu Nov 19, 5:50 pm
|One day after both were limited participants, RB Matt Forte and WR Alshon Jeffery did not participate Thursday.
Forte has a sprained MCL in his knee and Jeffery a groin problem. One contributing factor to Thursday’s status was the fact the Bears practiced indoors and on artificial turf, which is traditionally tough on those injuries. Jeffery — who the team said also has a shoulder injury — played Sunday, though he caught only three passes. Forte has missed the past two games since hurting his knee at home against the Vikings. (Chicago Sun-Times)|
FFToday's Take: Forte has already suggested that he has to consider the Bears will be playing on a short week next week, which is a strong hint that he will miss this week against the Broncos and try to go on Thanksgiving. As for Jeffery, Friday's practice report will be critical. If he is forced to miss time, Marquess Wilson and Martellus Bennett figure to be on the receiving end of a lot of targets in Week 11.
| Alshon Jeffery expected to play|
Was limited in practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Nov 15, 7:30 am
|Bears WR Alshon Jeffery expected to play today despite groin injury; RB Matt Forte not expected to play due to knee injury, per sources. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jeffery injured himself late in Wednesday's practice, missed Thursday and was limited on Friday. He's got a tough matchup against the Rams defense but is still worthy of your fantasy lineup. Jeremy Langford should once again lead the Bears running game.
| Forte, Jeffery listed as questionable|
Jeffery was limited Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Nov 13, 1:20 pm
|Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery hurt his groin and it was enough to keep him from working with the team on Thursday.
Jeffery got back on the field as a limited participant on Friday, however, and has been listed as questionable to play against the Rams this Sunday. Running back Matt Forte has also been listed as questionable after a week of limited practices.
FFToday's Take: Owners of both Bears will want to check inactives on Sunday morning. It sounds like Jeffery is the more likely to play although both will have a difficult matchup against the Rams defense. St. Louis gives up the fourth fewest fantasy points to wide receivers.
| Alshon Jeffery tweaks groin in practice|
Missed practice Thursday
By: Mike Krueger | Thu Nov 12, 1:30 pm
|Bears coach John Fox said WR Alshon Jeffery tweaked his groin in practice Wednesday and is day-to-day. (Chicago Bears on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jeffery did not practice Thursday. We'll have to wait and see if he's able to practice Friday before we know his availability for Sunday. Eddie Royal (knee) missed practice Thursday as well.
| Looking good for Alshon Jeffery, Marty Bennett|
Both expected to play
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Oct 18, 7:20 am
|Two big-time playmakers — Bears WR Alshon Jeffery & Bills RB LeSean McCoy — are slated to return to play after missing several games (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Bears have been tight lipped about Jeffery's status this week but he's expected to play along with Martellus Bennett (quad) giving Cutler two big weapons in the passing game. The Lions are beatable through the air making both players recommended options in Week 6.
| Jeffery and Royal listed as questionable|
Marquess Wilson likely to see increased targets
By: John Canario | Fri Oct 16, 6:20 pm
|The Chicago Bears are listing wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal as questionable for their Week 6 matchup with the Detroit Lions. Jeffery hasn’t played since Week 1 after tweaking his hamstring in practice following the team’s season-opening loss to the Packers. He told reporters Thursday that the injury felt “a lot better than last week.” Royal (ankle) practiced on Thursday for the first time since playing against the Raiders on Oct. 4, and his Week 6 outlook is also looking brighter than last week. Wideout Marquess Wilson has seen an increased amount of targets in their absence. (SI.com)|
FFToday's Take: Wilson has emerged as a legitimate fantasy option posting a total of 165 receiving yards and one touchdown on 12 receptions over the past two weeks. He's poised for another productive week if Jeffery sits out.
| Martellus Bennett questionable, quad injury|
Did not practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 16, 12:55 pm
|John Fox tells us TE Martellus Bennett suffered a quad injury sometime yesterday and is questionable to face Lions. Bennett DNP on Friday. (Jeff Dickerson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The injuries are piling up in Week 6. With Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) and Eddie Royal (ankle) also questionable, the Bears could be without their top three receiving options. Make sure you check in the inactive list Sunday morning on all three of these players.
| Alshon Jeffery expected to miss Week 4|
By: Mike Krueger | Fri Oct 2, 11:01 am
|Filed to ESPN: Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) expected to miss Sunday's game vs. #Raiders, per source. Team hopes he returns next week. (Jeff Dickerson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: It was reported earlier this week that Jeffery had a good chance of playing against the Raiders but that won't happen. The Bears will have Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson at the starting wideout positions but neither are intriguing fantasy options.
| Cutler and Jeffery return to practice for Bears |
Both limited in practice Wednesday
By: Jake Gordon | Wed Sep 30, 6:16 pm
|The down-and-out Chicago Bears saw a pair of offensive starters return to the field on Wednesday. Quarterback Jay Cutler and wideout Alshon Jeffery both practiced on a limited basis after missing time with hamstring injuries, per Adam Jahns of the Chicago Sun-Times.
FFToday's Take: The Oakland Raiders are one of three teams yielding over 300 passing yards per game so getting either player back this week would be a huge lift for Chicago's offense. Jeffery seems a little closer to returning than Cutler but fantasy owners will want to keep a close eye on the practice reports this week.
| Alshon Jeffery hopeful for Week 4 return|
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 28, 5:00 pm
|Bears WR Alshon Jeffery expects to return from his hamstring injury for Sunday’s game against Raiders, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jeffery tweaked his hamstring in practice leading up to Week 2 and has been sidelined since. The Bears have to hope that his return coincides with Jay Cutler's since Jimmy Clausen showed next to nothing against Seattle in Week 3. Jeffery has a good matchup next week versus the Raiders, but expectations need to be tempered if Cutler is not back by then.
| Cutler, Jeffery ruled out Sunday |
Bears will be without two key offensive pieces against Seahawks
By: John Canario | Fri Sep 25, 6:45 pm
|The Chicago Bears are officially Jimmy Clausen's team this week. Coach John Fox announced that quarterback Jay Cutler is out Sunday with a hamstring injury, giving Clausen the start against the Seattle Seahawks. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported earlier this week Cutler would miss at least two weeks. In Week 2 versus the Arizona Cardinals, Clausen went 14-of-23 passing for 121 yards, one interception and a 56.6 passer rating in relief of Cutler. Clausen is 1-10 as an NFL starter. His only win came over John Skelton and the Cardinals in Week 15, 2010. Fox also announced receiver Alshon Jeffery would miss Sunday's contest as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury. Jeffery missed last week's tilt with the injury. (NFL.com)|
FFToday's Take: Steer clear of Jimmy Clausen and Eddie Royal this week if you have any other options. Matt Forte and Martellus Bennett are the only Bears' players worth starting this week.
| Alshon Jeffery expected to sit|
Hamstring, calf injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 20, 7:00 am
|Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring, calf) will be out today vs. AZCardinals, source said. The hope is a return next week to full health. (Ian Rapaport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jeffery was already battling a calf injury before injuring his hamstring this week in practice. Martellus Bennett, Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson will be the top receives today for Jay Cutler against the Cardinals defense.
| Alshon Jeffery listed as questionable|
WR experiencing hamstring tightness
By: John Canario | Fri Sep 18, 4:00 pm
|Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, coach John Fox said Friday. Jeffery was slowed by an injured calf in the preseason, but made it back for the Bears’ season-opening loss to the Green Bay Packers. “He’ll be day-to-day, questionable for the game,” Fox said, according to the Chicago Sun Times. “He had some hamstring tightness after yesterday’s practice and we held him out today.” (SI)|
FFToday's Take: Jeffery, playing with a sore calf in week one, still paced Bears' receivers with five receptions for 78 yards. The 25-year-old hasn't missed a game in either of the past two seasons, and has been known to play through injuries. Expect him to suit up against the Cardinals, who allowed 354 passing yards in week one.
| Jeffery, Royal both expected to play|
Calf injury Jeffery, hip for Royal
By: Mike Krueger | Sun Sep 13, 4:25 am
|Bears WRs Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal, both listed as questionable for today's game vs. Packers, both expected to play. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The good news is the Bears play early so we'll know officially they are good to when the Inactives are released. Both receivers are fantasy relevant as the Bears face the Packers offense Week 1.
| Alshon Jeffery limited in practice Wednesday|
Calf injury makes Bears' WR "day-to-day"
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Sep 9, 2:35 pm
|Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery practiced on Wednesday for the first time since he strained a calf muscle during a closed walk-through on Aug. 12. Jeffery, who was not in full pads, is expected to be classified as having limited participation on the official injury report. (ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: It's a step in the right direction but no guarantee that Jeffery will suit up against the Packers on Sunday. We'll have more confidence of Jeffery's status after practice on Friday. Eddie Royal (hip) was also limited today.
| Alshon Jeffery misses practice on Monday|
Nursing calf injury
By: Doug Orth | Mon Sep 7, 6:55 pm
|Bears WRs Eddie Royal (hip) & Marquess Wilson (hamstring) participated in the part of practice open to media. Alshon Jeffery (calf) did not. (Rich Campbell on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: As part of John Fox's initiative to help fantasy owners as little as possible, the team is refusing to let Jeffery speak with reporters this week. The Bears' new top receiver hasn't practiced since early August as far as we know, which should probably outweigh the team's hinting that he will be ready for Week 1. Current owners need to start making alternate plans for this week and possibly beyond while late drafters probably need to bump him down their draft board a round or two.
| Jeffery's injury more serious than CHI admitting?|
Bears' WR hasn't finished a practice since August 11
By: John Canario | Fri Sep 4, 4:40 pm
|The only thing that matters is if Alshon Jeffery is on the field when the Bears open the season Sept. 13 against the Packers. If you say that enough times, you might retain your sanity. But if you’re a Bears fan, you should be worried about the lack of information from the team about Jeffery’s injury. And maybe this would be no big deal in a vacuum. Another NFL team being paranoid about giving out information - so what? But the Bears hemmed and hawed and obfuscated about Kevin White’s shin injury in training camp before announcing that their 2015 first-round draft pick needed surgery and might miss the season.In Jeffery’s case, we have been reduced to scanning the sidelines during preseason games, hoping for a sighting. He didn’t make the trip to Cincinnati for the third preseason contest, even though the Bears had said he would. There he was before Thursday’s game against the Browns, catching passes but not running routes. What did it mean? Your guess is as good as anybody else’s. (Chicago Sun-Times)|
FFToday's Take: Jeffery's "mild calf strain" could be just that. Or it could be something more serious. Either way, take his mysterious injury into consideration if you're eying him in the second or third round. If he does miss any time, Martellus Bennett becomes Jay Cutler's favorite target in the interim.