Alshon Jeffery's Updated Fantasy Outlook Heading into Week 13

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Alshon Jeffery's Updated Fantasy Outlook Heading into Week 13
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While Brandon Marshall is the No. 1 receiver for the Chicago Bears, Alshon Jeffery has become a legitimate fantasy football option this season, and that should continue heading into Week 13.

It's been a more successful season for Jeffery than many had expected.  So far, he's caught 58 passes for 860 yards and three touchdowns, making this a much more productive season for him than last year during his rookie campaign.

However, Jeffery has struggled over the past two games, putting up a total of 13 fantasy points.  He's had five games with at least 11 points, but he's struggled with consistency.  Still, we've seen that he's capable of huge performances, like in Week 5, when he caught 10 passes for 218 yards and a touchdown, racking up 27 fantasy points.

The good news for fantasy owners is that Jeffery has some very ideal matchups for the rest of the season.  This week, he'll be playing the Minnesota Vikings, who have given up an average of 23.5 fantasy points per game to opposing wide receivers.  

The Bears also rank 29th in pass defense, allowing 281.7 passing yards per game.  In fact, as you can see below, their remaining opponents seriously struggle defending the pass.

Bears' Remaining Opponents vs. Pass
Team Pass Yds/Game Rank Points/Game Rank Pass Rtg Rank
Vikings 281.7 29th 31.5 32nd 97.7 26th
Cowboys 298.5 31st 25.4 23rd 92.9 23rd
Browns 208.4 5th 24.1 T-18th 83.0 14th
Eagles 300.1 32nd 23.6 T-15th 83.5 15th
Packers 244.2 20th 24.1 T-18th 99.2 27th

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Jeffery has proven he's capable of putting up big numbers in this offense.  With his remaining opponents, the second-year wide receiver is certainly a solid WR2 option or even a low-end WR1 in deeper leagues.  If you have him in your fantasy league, he's certainly a must-start every week for the rest of the season.

Note: All information regarding points scored is based off of ESPN's standard scoring leagues.

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