Gabriel caught seven balls (nine targets) for 52 yards in Sunday's 25-20 win over Minnesota. He also ran the ball twice for 17 yards.
Gabriel led the Bears in targets, catches and receiving yards a week after not recording a catch. The nine targets were the second-highest total for the 27-year-old. This was likely a result of No. 1 wideout Allen Robinson drawing the much-tougher matchup against shutdown corner Xavier Rhodes. A similar target share could unfold Thursday against the Lions if Robinson is forced to matchup against Darius Slay.
Gabriel was targeted three times but failed to catch a pass in Chicago's Week 10 victory over the Lions.
Gabriel was targeted on a deep pass in the end zone, but the ball was overthrown, but otherwise he wasn't a focal point of the Bears' attack in an easy victory over the Lions. After posting a pair of 100-yard games, he's averaged just 31 yards in the four games since, making him a risky option in weekly fantasy lineups.
Gabriel (knee) was a full practice participant Thursday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Gabriel is on a similar path to last week, following up a limited session Wednesday with an uncapped practice one day later. Such progress is welcome after he limped off the field near the conclusion of this past Sunday's win at Buffalo. With Allen Robinson (groin) set to return Week 10 versus the Lions, Gabriel will revert to a secondary option in the Bears' passing attack.
Gabriel (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday.
Gabriel began last week with the same listing, only to practice in full twice to wrap up Week 9 prep. Near the end of Sunday's convincing victory in Buffalo, he limped off the field favoring his right leg, which coach Matt Nagy termed "soreness" afterward, per Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago. There's a chance Gabriel's right knee injury lingers, but the fact he fit in some activity indicates the Bears have instituted a maintenance program of sorts with his availability on gameday in mind.
After Sunday's 41-9 win in Buffalo, coach Matt Nagy called Gabriel's right leg injury "soreness," Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.
Despite limping off the field in the fourth quarter, Gabriel appears to have escaped Week 9 with a minor health issue. He finished the day with three catches (on five targets) for 45 yards, the latter of which he's achieved (at least) in four of the last five contests. Wednesday's injury report will reveal whether Gabriel's practice reps are impacted.
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|13||12/2/18||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|17||12/30/18||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
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