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| I might as well copy and paste the blurb I had here last year. Once again the potential of White wasn't realized in 2016, as the former 1st rounder missed a majority of the year after suffering a devastating lower leg injury. The injury occurred to the same leg that caused him to miss the 2015 season, and while off-season reports have him healthy and ready to go, it's fair to wonder just how much speed and agility he has left after missing so much time.
It's clear after his four-game stint last season that the Bears desperately want a return on their investment in White. He piled up 36 targets in those games, but unfortunately didn't do much with them. He caught just over half of them, and cashed them in for a measly 187 yards.
The fact remains that no one really knows what White is capable of. He was physically dynamic at West Virginia, but struggled mentally in his first training camp prior to his initial injury. If he has even lost a little because of the injuries, it's hard to imagine him making much of a fantasy splash. He's going to have plenty of opportunity to make plays with only uninspiring veterans and a young undrafted free agent with him on the depth chart, so for those reasons alone I'd be happy to take a flier on him late in my draft as a very low risk, decent reward option.
|Talkin' Bears wide receivers|
Wheaton pegged for deep threat role
By: Mike Krueger | Wed Jul 19, 8:00 am
|The Bears intend for Wheaton to be their deep threat, filling a role that was pegged for White before he suffered multiple broken bones in his left leg. Victor Cruz will compete with Kendall Wright for the slot receiver job. (Chicago Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: Cameron Meredith missed most of the Spring with a torn ligament in his thumb but the Bears are hoping he will be ready for training camp. Meredith, Kevin White and Markus Wheaton who got $5 million guaranteed from the Bears earlier this off-season are considered locks for the roster. Ultimately, White and Meredith are the only names fantasy owners should give consideration to.
|Victor Cruz signs one-year deal with Bears|
Chicago revamping receiving corps
By: Mike Krueger | Thu May 25, 2:00 pm
|The Bears’ continued attempts to energize a reshuffling offense continued Thursday when the team agreed to a one-year contract with veteran receiver Victor Cruz. (Chicago Tribune)|
FFToday's Take: Cruz missed the majority of 2014 and 2015 with various ailments including a serious knee injury. The Bears are revamping their receiving corps after losing Alshon Jeffery to the Eagles and have a number of options including Cameron Meredith, Kevin White, Josh Bellamy, Kendall Wright, Rueben Randle and Markus Wheaton. It won't be easy for Cruz to make the team.