Unless injuries ravage the Bears receiving corps again in 2016, Marquess Wilson will play as a third receiver behind Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White. When given numerous opportunities to play well last season he didn't shine bright enough, catching just 28 of 51 targets for 464 yards and a single touchdown. Wilson shouldn't be considered a reliable Fantasy option.
Wilson, who re-fractured his left foot Tuesday, is out indefinitely. Per the report, Wilson -- who missed the last five games of the 2015 season after breaking the same foot -- will undergo surgery this coming Monday and is thus a candidate to open the season on the PUP list. With Wilson ailing, look for Eddie Royal, Josh Bellamy and Marc Mariani, as well as Cameron Meredith, Daniel Braverman and Deonte Thompson to jostle for slotting on the Bears' wideout depth chart behind top options Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White.
Wilson suffered a fractured foot during Tuesday's minicamp, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports. Wilson was observed leaving the practice early for undisclosed reasons, but now it appears he had re-fractured the same left foot he broke late into last season that forced him out of Chicago's final five contests. His status for Week 1 is up in the air, but Wilson will definitely be a candidate to begin the season on the PUP list. Joshua Bellamy, Marc Mariani, Cameron Meredith and seventh-round rookie Daniel Braverman all stand to see extended looks in Wilson's absence.
Wilson left minicamp early for undisclosed reasons, ESPN.com reports. Wilson sits firmly behind Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White on the depth chart, and most likely Eddie Royal as well, but given Jeffery and White's injury history, his roster spot is presumably safe for the time being. However, Wilson is coming off a season-ending injury, and could use all the snaps he's afforded to learn newly-hired offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains' system.
Wilson (foot) was placed on IR on Saturday. Wilson's foot injury proves season-ending, and leaves an already beat-up group of Chicago pass catchers even thinner. Wilson heads into his contract year with a modest but efficient total of 28 catches for 464 yards and one touchdown on 51 targets (9.1 YPT).
Wilson (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Redskins. Unable to practice all week, Wilson will miss a second straight game. Eddie Royal (knee) seemingly has a shot to play for the first time since Week 8, but if he's ultimately unable to do so, Josh Bellamy and Marc Mariani will be the top options at wide receiver behind Alshon Jeffery.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/21||@Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|10||11/13||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|11||11/20||@New York Giants||23||23.88|
|13||12/04||San Francisco 49ers||18||22.38|
|15||12/18||Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|3 Year Avg||29||16||206||1||9||12.88||26|