Gabriel saw an impressive seven targets, but Mitch Trubisky was erratic as a passer in his return from a shoulder injury. With fewer than 25 yards in each of his last three games with Trubisky under center, along with the fact he hasn't scored a touchdown or surpassed 52 yards in any of his last eight games, he'll be tough to trust in the fantasy playoffs.
Gabriel caught three passes for 17 yards in Chicago's Week 13 loss to the Giants.
After notching a pair of 100-yard performances earlier in the season, Gabriel hasn't exceeded 52 receiving yards or scored a touchdown in any of his last seven contests. However, he's been targeted at least seven times in each of the last three games, and he's always a threat to make a big play, so his volume and and potential make him a borderline fantasy starter.
Gabriel's reception total drew even with that of Tarik Cohen's for the team lead on the afternoon. The sixth-year wideout now has back-to-back seven-catch efforts, and he's logged an elevated 17 targets overall in the last pair of contests. However, Gabriel has yet to get into the end zone since Week 4, a matter he'll try to rectify versus the vulnerable Giants defense in a Week 13 matchup on Dec. 2.
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 match up 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.
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