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Although he managed to see seven targets last week, Greg Jennings ended up with a mere three catches for 33 yards receiving against the Lions. Watching the game, the reasons for his low numbers were Ponder's poor play and the lack of chemistry between the star wide receiver and the third-year QB.
As far as projecting Jennings' stats go for Week 2 against a stingy Bears defense, the targets should be there but odds are unless Jennings plays more on the inside, the production isn't likely to follow suit.
Projection: 4 receptions, 42 yards receiving
One of the highlights of last week's loss to Detroit was the spectacular 2013-14 debut of Jerome Simpson.
Hauling in seven catches for 140 yards on eight targets, Simpson showed off his athletic ability, a willingness to make plays for this offense and most importantly a sense of chemistry between himself and Ponder.
The main problem with Simpson comes down to the guy sitting behind him on the depth chart. Cordarrelle Patterson is a scintillating yet incredibly raw talent. As the season wears on, Patterson should start to consume more snaps, which could result in Simpson seeing less than he's currently accustomed to.
With Sunday's matchup against the Bears now just a few days away, since it's still early, there's no reason to think that Patterson will take a ton of snaps away from Simpson.
Projection: 5 receptions, 63 yards receiving
According to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), rookie WR Cordarrelle Patterson managed to play just five snaps in Week 1.
As noted in the Jerome Simpson section of this slide, Patterson should see increased snaps as the season continues. While it's hard to predict exactly when and where that will happen, due to his ability to make plays with the football in his hands, there's a good chance Patterson could be worked into the offensive plan a little more this week.
Projection: 3 receptions, 34 yards receiving
Jarius Wright, one of the most talked about players in training camp, didn't register a catch last Sunday. As noted by Pro Football Focus (subscription required), taking just 27 snaps last week, Wright couldn't seem to get anything going.
Because his value to the team hasn't diminished, Wright should start to see some balls thrown his way this week against Chicago.
Projection: 4 receptions, 31 yards receiving