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Fantasy Football: Top 10 WR Heading Into NFL 2016

6. Alshon Jeffery (CHI)

Alshon Jeffery, drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, was expected to be an offensive threat in a Chicago Bears offense that already had former teammate Brandon Marshall.  Sadly, Jeffery broke his hand in week five and returned in week 11 only to injure his knee and miss more time.

2013 Jeffery managed to stay healthy all year and appear in all 16 games.  In that season, he caught 89 passes for 1,421 yards and seven touchdowns.  He followed that up with another full season in 2014 with 85 receptions, 1,133yards, and 10 touchdowns.

Coming into the 2015 season Jeffery had cemented himself as a top fantasy receiver and most either used their keeper pick on him or took him with a first, second, or third round pick.  Yet again, he dealt with injuries and managed to see the field for nine games due to a hamstring injury.  Most of those games he was slowed by the hamstring and wasn’t himself.

Still in only nine games Alshon managed 54 catches (led the team), 807 yards, and four touchdowns.

At 6’3″ 216 pounds, decent speed, leaping ability, and great hands Alshon is a threat at all times when the Bears have the ball.  As long as he stays on the field and keeps himself healthy, he will definitely make it worth it to spend a high pick on him.

Prediction: 98 Catches – 1,300 Yards – 10 Touchdowns

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