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18 Taylor Gabriel WR

Chicago Bears

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Player Updates

February 22, 2020 12:28 AM
Taylor Gabriel: Cut free by Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Bears released Gabriel (concussion) on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Gabriel made it through two seasons of a four-year, $26 million contract, producing 41.6 receiving yards per game and six touchdowns in 25 regular-season appearances for the Bears. He suffered two concussions in 2019, with the second keeping him out for the final five weeks of the season. With the 29-year-old speedster out of the picture, Riley Ridley and Javon Wims could be in the mix for a starting job in Chicago, though the team still has free agency and the draft ahead to find better options at wide receiver. Veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara also was released Friday, with the two transactions clearing out a combined $13.5 million in 2020 cap space, per Field Yates of ESPN.

December 27, 2019 02:16 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Won't return for finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Gabriel will miss a fifth straight game after suffering his second concussion of the season in a Week 12 win over the Giants. He made seven starts in nine appearances this year, catching 29 of 48 targets (60.4 percent) for 353 yards (7.4 YPT) and four touchdowns. A 6-75-3 receiving line against Washington in Week 3 was the only real highlight for fantasy purposes, and the overall production through two seasons hasn't lived up to a four-year, $26 million contract. Gabriel will turn 29 in February and may end up looking for a new team in the offseason.

December 26, 2019 03:48 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Doesn't practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel (concussion) didn't participate in Thursday's practice.

With no practice reps under his belt since he sustained his second concussion of the season Week 12 against the Giants, Gabriel can effectively be ruled out for the Bears' finale Sunday against the Vikings. Chicago will likely provide confirmation on Gabriel's status at the conclusion of Friday's practice.

December 25, 2019 05:00 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: DNP on estimated report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel (concussion) was listed as a non-participant Wednesday on the Bears' estimated practice report, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Since sustaining his second concussion of the season in the Bears' Week 12 game against the Giants, Gabriel hasn't been able to practice in any fashion. At this point, Gabriel would appear to have little chance of gaining clearance from the NFL's concussion protocol ahead of Sunday's season finale against the Vikings.

December 20, 2019 02:24 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Out for another week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.

Gabriel will miss a fourth consecutive game after suffering his second concussion of the season. Anthony Miller has been thriving as the No. 2 receiver, while Javon Wims, Cordarrelle Patterson and Riley Ridley haven't done much with their extra opportunities. Ridley led the group in snap share (49 percent) during last week's loss to Green Bay, but Patterson wasn't far behind at 44 percent, and Wims (10 percent) could get more involved now that he's moved past a minor knee injury. In any case, Miller and Allen Robinson are the reliable fantasy choices from the group.

December 19, 2019 03:52 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Sidelined for practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel (concussion) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Gabriel will have one more opportunity this week to get in some form of activity on the practice field, but it doesn't appear likely he'll be able to do so. Since being diagnosed with his second concussion of the season coming out the Week 12 game against the Giants, Gabriel hasn't resumed practicing in any fashion and has missed three consecutive games. Expect him to sit out again Sunday in the Bears' home finale versus Kansas City.

December 19, 2019 02:00 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Still no activity in practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel (concussion) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's injury report.

Gabriel hasn't sniffed the practice field since sustaining his second concussion of the campaign Week 12. Until he makes some noticeable progress through the league's protocol for head injuries, he won't be a candidate for game action. Look for Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller to continue hogging the snaps and targets afforded to Bears wide receivers in the final two games of the season.

December 13, 2019 06:20 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Won't face Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Green Bay, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Anthony Miller is locked in as the No. 2 receiver for at least one more week, with Javon Wims (knee), Cordarrelle Patterson and Riley Ridley also in the mix for snaps behind Allen Robinson. Wims drew six targets and played 91 percent of snaps in a Week 13 matchup with the Lions, but he's listed as questionable for the Bears' upcoming game after he suffered a knee injury during last week's win over Dallas. Meanwhile, Gabriel still hasn't returned to practice, making slow progress (if any) through the concussion protocol.

December 12, 2019 05:16 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Held out Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel (concussion) didn't practice Thursday.

Gabriel has made no noticeable progress through his second concussion of the season, putting him in danger of missing a third consecutive contest (and fifth overall in 2019). Friday's injury report could seal his fate on that front. Because fellow wideouts Cordarrelle Patterson (head, limited Thursday) and Javon Wims (knee, DNP on Wednesday and Thursday) also are tending to health concerns, the Bears are down to just Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller and rookie Riley Ridley at the moment.

December 11, 2019 03:04 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Still not practicing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel (concussion) was listed as a non-participant on Wednesday's injury report.

It stands to reason whether or not the Bears should allow Gabriel to get back on the field this season as he goes through the concussion protocol for the second time. Fortunately, the protocol exists, and he has yet to make enough progress to get back on the practice field, let alone in front of an independent neurologist. Until he does so, there's no telling when Gabriel will play again.

December 4, 2019 03:32 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Not playing Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Cowboys.

In the concussion protocol for the second time this season, Gabriel has yet to take the practice field since sustaining his latest head injury. He'll have 10 days between Week 14 and the Bears' Week 15 contest at Green Bay to clear all five phases of the protocol, the last of which is an evaluation in front of an independent neurologist.

December 3, 2019 04:48 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Still unable to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel (concussion) didn't practice Tuesday, Stacey Dales of NFL Network reports.

Gabriel still hasn't practiced since picking up his second concussion of the season in Week 12's 19-14 win over the Giants, so he's trending toward missing another game if he can't get on the field Wednesday. Anthony Miller and Javon Wims have both enjoyed increased snap counts in Gabriel's stead, and the former produced a whopping nine catches for 140 yards in a Thanksgiving win over the Lions.

December 2, 2019 10:00 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Still in concussion protocol
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel (concussion) didn't participate in Monday's practice, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

Per Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times, coach Matt Nagy announced prior to practice that Gabriel still remains in the NFL's concussion protocol, so it doesn't come as a major surprise that the wideout wasn't able to take any reps in the Bears' first practice of Week 14. Given that Gabriel previously suffered a concussion in September that kept him sidelined for two games, he'll have a tough time gaining clearance from his second head injury of the season ahead of Thursday's matchup with the Cowboys.

November 27, 2019 05:12 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Ruled out for Thanksgiving
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's contest against the Lions.

Gabriel sustained his second concussion of the season in Sunday's win over the Giants, so it comes as little surprise that he won't be ready to play on the short week. In Gabriel's absence Thursday, expect Javon Wims to see increased opportunities alongside Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller.

November 26, 2019 03:48 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Sits out Tuesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel (concussion) was listed as a non-participant in Tuesday's practice.

Gabriel suffered a concussion during this past Sunday's win over the Giants, and according to Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times, coach Matt Nagy said "it'd be a stretch" for Gabriel to suit up Thursday against the Lions. Gabriel's absence from a second straight practice along with the fact that it's his second head injury support that notion, and he'll have one more opportunity to get onto the field Wednesday. Javon Wims is in line for increased duties if Gabriel is ultimately ruled out.

November 26, 2019 12:48 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Picks up another concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel was listed as a non-participant on Monday's practice estimate due to a concussion.

Gabriel previously missed two games this season with a head injury, so he'll be hard-pressed to get through the concussion protocol in time for Thursday's game at Detroit, and could potentially be sidelined beyond that point. During the aforementioned pair of DNPs, Javon Wims filled in for Gabriel, reeling in four of six targets for 56 yards.

November 24, 2019 06:08 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Held to one reception
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel caught one pass for 19 yards in Chicago's 19-14 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

Even though Mitchell Trubisky threw the ball 41 times, Gabriel was targeted just three times. Coming into this game, he had posted at least 39 yards in each of the previous four contests, but for the fourth time this season, he was held to fewer than 25 receiving yards. As a player with limited upside and significant downside, he profiles as a risky flex option.

November 18, 2019 02:16 AM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Leads team with 14 targets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel had seven catches (14 targets) for 57 yards in Sunday's 17-7 loss to the Rams.

Gabriel was targeted early and often, but Mitch Trubisky's inability to get him the ball downfield led to a lackluster fantasy line outside of full PPR formats. The 14 targets were a promising sign, as the 28-year-old failed to top seven looks since his incredible three-touchdown performance back in Week 3. It's hard to trust any Chicago receiving option given the inconsistent play under center, but Gabriel does appear to have a strong rapport with Trubisky, which gives the veteran PPR value heading into a matchup against the Giants on Sunday.

November 10, 2019 07:08 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Scores fourth touchdown of season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel caught four passes for 39 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's 20-13 win over the Lions on Sunday.

Gabriel scored his TD on a great play call that left a deep safety out of position while he easily outran his defender to the end zone. He's now posted at least 53 yards or a touchdown in four of his last five games, despite averaging just five targets per appearance. With his recent run of production, he's beginning to look like a player who can be trusted as a flex option.

November 3, 2019 05:32 PM
Bears' Taylor Gabriel: Targeted three times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gabriel caught three passes for 69 yards in the Bears' 22-14 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

In a game that Mitchell Trubisky threw for just 125 yards, Gabriel was fortunate to come away with a respectable performance. On his 53-yard reception, the defense lost track of him, providing his quarterback with one of his easiest throws of the afternoon. He also helped to extend a drive with a critical catch on a third-down play. Although his targets are inconsistent on a week-to-week basis, he's posted at least 53 yards in three of his last four games, and he's emerging as a useful depth option on fantasy rosters.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020CHI0000---00000
2019CHI972935312.25344117
2018CHI16116768810.35427331
2017ATL1643337811.44014217
2016ATL1333557916.57668321
2015CLE134282418.65602111
2014CLE1623762917.070110426
Total8331228286012.576143514123
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020CHI0000---0000
2019CHI973206.714001
2018CHI16119616.820013
2017ATL1648496.115003
2016ATL13345112.827113
2015CLE134000.00000
2014CLE162320.78000
Total8331281916.8271210
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020CHI000---00
2019CHI900---00
2018CHI1600---00
2017ATL1600---00
2016ATL1300---00
2015CLE1300---00
2014CLE1649624.0300
Total8349624.0300
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-7/168
Birthdate:
2/17/1991
Age:
29
Hometown:
Dallas, TX, USA
School:
Abilene Christian
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: