Last season, Bellamy caught 19 passes for a career-high 282 receiving yards and even tacked on four rushing attempts, the first time he's been utilized as a rusher throughout his professional career. It isn't clear if the Bears envision Bellamy as a gadget type of player moving forward, but becoming a more versatile player can only help him move up the depth chart.
Bellamy carried the ball twice for 18 yards in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Vikings, and he ended the season with 19 receptions for 282 yards and a touchdown.
Bellamy caught just 19 of the 37 targets he saw in 2016, and he surpassed 45 yards once in the eight games he was targeted multiple times. He'll be a free agent this off-season, and will likely compete for a role as a backup receiver, and his potential fantasy value will depend upon whether he's able to see regular snaps.
Bellamy saw just three of the 43 passes thrown by quarterback Matt Barkley in the 30-27 loss to the Packers. Before this week, he had posted at least 41 yards in three straight games, and his touchdown in this contest gave him four fairly-productive games in a row. However, with Alshon Jeffery back in the lineup, Bellamy saw just three targets after averaging over seven in his previous three games. He's looking like a low-floor fantasy option next week against Washington.
Bellamy caught three passes for 45 yards Sunday against the Lions.
Bellamy was second on the Bears with seven targets, and he's now posted at least 41 yards in each of his last three games. With Alshon Jeffery is expected back from his suspension next week, Bellamy will be a low-upside lineup option in the fantasy playoffs.
Bellamy (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game in Detroit.
Bellamy should benefit from DNPs to fellow wideouts Eddie Royal (toe) and Marquess Wilson (groin). Hauling in 10 of 17 targets over the last three contests bodes well for Bellamy's prospects against the Lions' 21st-ranked pass defense.
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