Tuesday, the Bears placed Marquess Wilson on the injured reserve with the designation to return. Wilson can practice after Week 6 and will be eligible to return to play after Week 8. The first game the WR can participate in would be on November 9 versus the Packers. (Source: ChicagoBears.com)
Fantasy Impact: The Bears had high hopes for the second year WR before he broke his clavicle during training camp. Wilson was to be the Bears No. 3 WR this year, which gave him some intrigue as a late round flier. But after the signing of Santonio Holmes, Wilson will be the No.4 WR at best when he returns this season. There is little to no fantasy value for the former Washington State Cougar until 2015.
During practice, Wilson landed on his shoulder while diving for a pass. The 2nd year receiver needed to be carted off. Doctors later determined Wilson had broken his clavicle. The time frame on the injury is undetermined, but undoubtedly will be an extended period of time. (Source: Chicago Tribune)
Fantasy Impact: The injury to Wilson is disappointing as he was projected to be the No. 3 WR in the Bears high flying offense. At this point Wilson should drop off all draft boards as his recovery could sideline him the entire season. Look to veterans Josh Morgan and Eric Weems to pick up the slack.
Marquess Wilson was carted off the field after diving for a deep pass. He was favoring his right side. After the imcomplete pass, trainers tended to him for about five minutes prior to putting on cart. (Source: Chicago Tribune)
Fantasy Impact: Wilson was but a lock as the number 3 wide receiver. In an offense that already has many weapons, Wilson could be a sleeper, especially in dynasty formats. Stay tuned for an injury update, but if out an extended period of time, it only hurts Wilson's value.
Second year WR Marquess Wilson appears to be in the lead in his training camp battle for the No. 3 WR spot with veteran WR Josh Morgan. Since training with Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffry in the offseason, Wilson entered camp as the favorite to win the job and he has done nothing so far to disprove that conclusion. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Playing as the bears No. 3 receiver behind top ten fantasy WRs Marshall and Jeffery, leaves little targets to go around. But even an injured and inconsistent Earl Bennett had 32 receptions and 4 TDs as the Bears No. 3 receiver in 2013. In the Bears high powered offense, the No.3 WR has the potential of putting up a respectable fantasy season. At this point Wilson is worth only a look as a late round draft pick in the deepest of redraft leagues (14+ team), but is someone worth a flyer in deep (12+ team) dynasty or keeper leagues.