A WR corps which has already lost Cameron Meredith for the year gets even thinner as 3rd year man and former top 10 pick Kevin White went down with a serious shoulder injury which is expected to keep him out the rest of the season.
Chicago Bears WR Kevin White broke his collarbone, will require season-ending, NFL career full of injuries! Hope for the best KW! #GoBears
— Uncle Odds (@Uncle_Odds) September 10, 2017
White was drafted 7th overall back in the 2015 NFL Draft but hasn’t been able to stay on the field. Now in his third season, White has only played in five games and hasn’t scored a touchdown. He appeared in only one game as a rookie, and four last year before due to a stress fracture. With his third major injury in as many seasons, perhaps we’ve seen the last of Kevin White in Chicago. A pure shame. White was dominant at West Virginia and possessed elite athleticism. Hopefully he can come back next year and stay on the field.
In the final couple of weeks leading up to the regular season, Kendall Wright grew a bit of a hype train after Meredith’s injury. With White out, it was Wright’s chance to establish himself as the new WR1 on the team. Wright caught three of four targets for 34 yards. While his stat-line wasn’t impressive by any means, Wright is still worth targeting on the waiver wire as he holds value as Chicago’s WR1. He looks to revive his career in Chi Town, let’s remember he was a 1,000 yard receiver back in 2013.
Zach Miller has 6+ catches in 6 of his past 12 games. Saw 19% of the targets in games played last year. League TE high was 23%.
— Ben Gretch (@YardsPerGretch) September 9, 2017
Aside from Wright, there isn’t anyone of note in their WR corps, that’s how thing they are. However, TE Zach Miller may be worth a look. Miller finished Sunday’s contest 2nd on the team in targets (6), receptions (4) and receiving yards (39). He has been productive over the past two seasons, accumulating 81 catches, 952 receiving yards and 9 TDs. The quarterback is going to have to throw to someone, and Miller will be the security blanket to bail them out. He could lead the team in receiving this season.
— Bears History (@ChiBearsHistory) September 10, 2017
Rookie RB Tarik Cohen broke out and led the Bears in both rushing and receiving while scoring a TD through the air. He will be one of the hottest waiver wire gems this week.
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