Javon Wims will compete for playing time in the Bears offense this summer. The 6-foot-4, 215-pound third-year player flashed talent last season but will likely need injuries to receivers in front of him to become a regular contributor in Chicago's offense. No one should draft him.
Wims caught three passes for 23 yards in the Bears' 21-19 win over the Vikings in Week 17, and he ended the season with 18 receptions for 186 yards and one score. Wims made six starts when Taylor Gabriel missed time with a pair of concussions, but Wims had just two games with more than 26 yards while failing to surpass 56 yards in any contest. However, he served as the third option in a low-volume passing attack, so his lack of production may have had much to do with the situation instead of his ability. He's signed through 2021, and he should have a chance to compete for a starting position opposite Allen Robinson next summer. Regardless, it's unlikely he'll be drafted as anything more than a depth option in 2020 drafts.
Wims caught three passes for 26 yards in the Bears' 26-3 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday. Wims saw regular playing time for the fifth-straight game while Taylor Gabriel recovers from a concussion, but he's averaged fewer than 20 yards per game during that span. He won't carry much upside into a Week 17 battle against the Vikings.
Wims (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Packers. Wims only practiced Friday in a limited fashion, but he's ready to go. The second-year wideout will rotate with Cordarrelle Patterson for the No. 3 wideout role behind Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller. Through the last four games, Wims has hauled in six of 13 targets for 57 scoreless yards.
Wims (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game in Green Bay. Wims appears truly questionable, with a limited practice Friday representing his only participation of the week. Taylor Gabriel (concussion) has already been ruled out, so an absence for Wims would free up receiver snaps for Cordarrelle Patterson and Riley Ridley behind top targets Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller.
Wims (knee) did not participate in Thursday's practice. Despite only having a "slight" knee sprain, Wims doesn't seem to be trending toward playing in Week 15, as he hasn't been able to practice yet. If he's able to go Friday, however, his chances will start looking up.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||New York Giants||29||26.00|
|5||10/09||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|7||10/27||@Los Angeles Rams||14||19.63|
|8||11/01||New Orleans Saints||27||24.71|
|12||11/30||@Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|17||01/03||Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|3 Year Avg||22||11||109||0||6||9.91||10|