Kevin White Injury Update: Is Chicago Bears Receiver Undraftable In Fantasy Football?
Kevin White injury news isn’t positive in the latest update from the Chicago Bears. This White injury update has fantasy football impacts as well, because there is a chance he could miss the entire 2015 NFL season. A report from CBS Sports states that White will have a stabilizing rod placed in his leg following surgery on the shin. A stress fracture is a tough injury for any NFL player, let alone a receiver who had a lot of promise for the coming fantasy football season.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the Chicago Bears weren’t completely honest about the Kevin White injury, providing some false information as training camp opened. Despite the misinformation, the reality is that White is now on the PUP list (physically unable to perform), where he will reside until his leg his healthy enough to resume practicing with the team. A stress fracture can take some time to heal, though, meaning he might not be back for a while.
Playing for West Virginia in college, White started 22 of the 24 games that he appeared in. During those two seasons, he caught 144 passes for 1,954 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was named to quite a few All-American teams and finished as a member of the Big 12 first team. After being named the offensive MVP of West Virginia, the Bears took a risk and selected him with the No. 7 overall selection of the 2015 NFL Draft. Now White might have to wait until the 2016 NFL season just to step on the field again.
The sad reality is that this Kevin White injury update nearly makes him undraftable. All the promise he showed at West Virginia and at the NFL Draft Combine will have to be put on hold for a while. The Chicago Bears have only ruled him out for the first six weeks of the regular season, but anytime a rod gets put into a players leg, the assumption needs to be made that he could miss a lot of time. Several NFL analysts have already stated with a lot of certainty that White won’t even take the field in 2015.
In deeper fantasy football leagues, it’s possible that White could serve some value if selected late and stashed in an injured reserve slot. His value might also be retained in keeper leagues or dynasty leagues by owners willing to use that roster slot on him. Kevin White definitely has the talent to be a star in the NFL, but he won’t be providing a lot of value early in his career with the Chicago Bears.
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