While not visibly bothered by his injury, Jeffery surprisingly finished just third on the team in targets, trailing Kevin White (14) and Zach Miller (nine). The lack of volume is starting to become a concern, even though Jeffery is averaging 90 yards per game. He has just 20 targets through three weeks and has yet to find the end zone, though the latter issue is largely a product of playing for a dreadful team. In any case, the injury-riddled
Jeffery (knee) is expected to play Sunday against the Cowboys, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Jeffery did not practice Thursday and was limited Wednesday and Friday, and while he is going to work out the knee before kickoff, the team is apparently confident that he'll give it a go. While his availability is good news, he'll likely be catching passes from backup quarterback Brian Hoyer, with Jay Cutler unlikely to play because of a thumb injury.
Jeffery (knee) didn't take part in practice Thursday, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.
Jeffery's lack of activity in the portion of practice open to the media extended to the rest of the session. It's unclear if the DNP is merely for maintenance purposes or the result of a setback, but Friday's injury report could bring his Week 3 availability into focus.
Jeffery's receiving total was boosted by him hauling in a 49-yard bomb early in the second quarter. That came after Jeffery caught a 54-yard pass during Week 1, showing some big-play ability to start this season. Through two games, he's combined for nine receptions on 13 targets for 201 yards, but has yet to find the end zone. While his lack of a touchdown is the only complaint fantasy owners can have now, the status of quarterback Jay Cutler's injured throwing hand could have some impact on Jeffery's Week 3 stock.
Jeffery caught four passes for 105 yards Sunday against the Texans.
The Texans' defense was keenly aware who the most dangerous offensive weapon on the Bears was, and the only mistake they made was allowing him to get loose for a 54-yard reception when the Bears were in the two-minute drill in the first half. Otherwise, he found very little room to operate, and only saw six targets in the contest. He'll continue to be a high-end fantasy option each week, as Jay Cutler will typically ensure that his stud receiver sees high target volume.
|5||10/9/16||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|7||10/20/16||@ GB||8:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/13/16||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|14||12/11/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
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