Alshon Jeffery Injury Update: Fantasy Football Star Out In Week 2 [Update]

Alshon Jeffery injury updates are very important to fantasy football owners. For Week 2, Alshon Jeffery has officially been listed as questionable by the Chicago Bears. That’s the same status he had in Week 1, when the Bears went up against the Green Bay Packers. Many analysts predicted he would see limited action, but Jeffery was targeted 11 times on the day.

Though he didn’t get into the end zone, Jeffery caught five passes for 78 yards against the Packers. In standard fantasy football league, that was good for 7.8 points and even higher in PPR leagues. Going up against the Arizona Cardinals and cornerback Patrick Peterson in Week 2, Jeffrey has a much tougher task. It could raise some red flags among Bears fans and fantasy football owners.

ESPN released a brief Alshon Jeffery injury update, giving some insight to the trouble he has been having with his calf and hamstring. The receiver was held out of practice on Friday, September 18, but not ruled out for the game on Sunday, September 20. Bears head coach John Fox said he would be day-to-day with the injuries and questionable for the game.

Despite having tightness in his hamstring, the Bears need Jeffrey to be on the field Sunday. Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will likely target him a lot, which is what ESPN fantasy football is predicting as well. The site feels projects him at 12.5 points for PPR leagues. Yahoo! Sports projects Jeffery to be targeted about eight times against the Cardinals. He is also predicted to have about five catches for 67 yards and a possible touchdown. Those aren’t bad numbers at all.

No matter how good the projections might be for Jeffery in Week 2, fantasy football owners will want to double check on his injury report Sunday morning. It’s always possible that coach Fox could rule him out for the game in order to protect his best receiver from getting injured worse. The team would have a very tough time competing against the Cardinals without Jeffery, though, so the expectation is that he will indeed play.

In most fantasy football leagues, the recent Alshon Jeffery injury updates present reason to worry, but not enough information to take him out of active lineups. Jeffery should be on the field for the Chicago Bears as the team hosts the Arizona Cardinals, and quarterback Jay Cutler should be targeting him early and often to try to get the offense going.

An official update from the Bears is that Jeffery will not play in Week 2 against Cardinals.

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