Marquess Wilson

Marquess Wilson

Chicago Bears

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By Jake Perper, Bears Correspondent, Sun, Jun 28th 11:39am EDT

Even though he has only 19 career receptions for 153 yards and a touchdown, Bears WR Marquess Wilson has huge upside. The 22-year-old enters his third NFL season and has six career starts to his name.

Fantasy Impact: He suffered a broken collarbone during training camp last season which held him back. But he is back to 100 percent and with rookie Kevin White easing his way into the pros, Wilson should have a role early on in the season behind starters Alshon Jeffery and Eddie Royal. Wilson would be a good guy to stash on the end of your roster with his talent. You could do worse with your last pick.

 

By Michael Vincent, Bears Correspondent, Thu, May 28th 12:03pm EDT

Jeff Dickerson of ESPN Chicago broke down the Chicago Bears WR corps. When discussing Wilson he stated that "third-year wideout Marquess Wilson was supposed to have a breakout season last season, but a training camp injury derailed his sophomore campaign. Wilson was a Phil Emery late draft pick (seventh-round), so the new regime has no ties to the 6-foot-4 receiver. Wilson needs a strong preseason to ensure he’s on the 53-man roster." (Source: Jeff Dickerson, ESPN Chicago)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson was supposed to be the burner 3rd WR on the Bears offense under Marc Trestman. This never formulated as injuries kept Wilson out most of his time during his tenure with Chicago. With Trestman and Emery out and a lack of production while he was on the field, Wilson may not have another shot in Chicago with the team's recent additions. The Bears drafted Kevin White to replace Brandon Marshall in their offensive scheme opposite of Alshon Jeffrey. They also spent money on free agent receiver Eddie Royal. With the Tight End and Running Back being strong parts of John Fox and Adam Gase's passing schemes, Wilson will be the odd man out of most offensive sets. He needs to stay healthy or become a weapon on special teams to stay remotely fantasy relevant. An injury to one of the other receivers may be the only way Wilson sees consistent playing time under this new regime.

 

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Wed, Mar 18th 3:58pm EDT

General Manager, Ryan Pace, recently addressed the WR position. He stated, "I would say the receiver position, we are looking at that. "We are exploring that in free agency, in the draft, Pace said. "There are guys, honestly, on our own roster that we could see have ascending roles. We'll add talent to our entire roster. But, yeah, we are looking at receivers. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Ryan Pace never gave individual names, but it does not take a rocket scientest to know he was referring to Marquess Wilson. It is likely that the Bears will add another receiver via free agency or the draft, but if for some reason they do not, Marquess Wilson will have significant fantasy value. Wilson has the height, but lacks the size to be counted on as a number one receiver. At 185lbs, Wison needs to add some serious weight to fight off stronger corners. If Wilson is given the number two receiver spot on the Bears, he could be looked at as a late draft pick this upcoming season.

 

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Mon, Dec 29th 1:30pm EST

After a solid game against the Lions, Marquess Wilson only had two catches for 18 yards versus the Vikings on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: The question to ask is if Wilson and Jay Cutler have the same chemistry as Wilson had with backup QB Jimmy Clausen. With the general manager and coaching changes, it will be interesting how the new regime utilizes Wilson. Wilson has the potential to be a deep threat, but did not have the opportunities to prove that late this season. Keep Wilson on your radar for next season as a possible bench player with high upside.

 

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Mon, Dec 22nd 2:10pm EST

Marquess Wilson proved he can be more than a third of fourth option. Wilson was targeted 10 times on Sunday against the Lions. He finished with seven catches for 66 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Marquess Wilson is an interesting prospect. The downside with Wilson is no one knows how the Bears will perform next season. Look to stash Wilson as a possible sleeper in deeper leagues next year. He has WR2 value in the final game against Minnesota.

 

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Thu, Dec 18th 12:59pm EST

It was announced late Wednesday that Jay Cutler will sit and Jimmy Clausen will start against the Lions on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Marquess Wilson had three catches and a touchdown last week. He would like to build on that performance this week against the Lions. However, the Bears changed quarterbacks and Jimmy Clausen will be starting. Marquess Wilson is a high-risk, high-reward WR4. With your championship likely on the line this week, look for a more consistent option.

 

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Tue, Dec 16th 12:24pm EST

On a night where QB Jay Cutler completed only 15 passes, Marquess Wilson scored his first NFL touchdown. Wilson had three catches for 16 yards on five targets. His touchdown catch was a one-yard catch from the goal-line.

Fantasy Impact: The Bears had high hopes for Marquess Wilson going into the season. A broken clavicle before the season started set him back. However, with Brandon Marshall sidelined, Wilson has WR4 value with WR3 upside. The problem with Wilson is the poor production from the Bears offense as a whole. Wilson is a speed guy; to have three catches for 16 yards against a bad Saints defense shows how the Bears' play-calling is mismanaging Wilson's talents. Wilson is too risky to play during playoff and championship weeks. Add him to your watchlist for next year.

 

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Fri, Dec 5th 10:08am EST

With Brandon Marshall's rib injury, Marquess Wilson will see more playing time. The second-year wideout caught two balls for 19 yards on five targets.

Fantasy Impact: Marquess Wilson is in line to see a huge increase in targets over the last three games. His fantasy value has gone from none to a WR3 with WR2 potential. Wilson showed how fast he is against the Cowboys, but Cutler threw a sure touchdown to the inside shoulder and just out of reach of the young receiver. Wilson deserves a waiver wire stash in deep bench and keeper leagues.

 

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Mon, Nov 24th 11:59am EST

Marquees Wilson saw 29 snaps on Sunday. He was targeted three times and finished with one catch for ten yards.

Fantasy Impact: Marquees Wilson is a nonfactor in fantasy right now. He only saw 29 of 59 snaps for the Bears. He had only one catch on three targets. Wilson does not deserve a roster spot at this point in the season.

 

By Rob Schwarz, Jr., Bears Correspondent, Mon, Nov 17th 2:15pm EST

Marquess Wilson played for the first time this season. He returned from a broken clavicle and the Bears hoped he would provide the spark their offense desperately needed. In his first regular season game this year, Wilson had two catches for 11 yards on four targets.

Fantasy Impact: At this point Marquess Wilson does not deserve a roster spot. The Bears offense is not putting up enough points to share the wealth of fantasy points beyond their top few guys. Wilson will see more looks as the season continues, but at this point he has little to no fantasy value. If you are in a deeper league you might want to add him to your watch list.

 

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Tue, Nov 11th 6:03pm EST

Chicago Bears wide receiver Marquess Wilson is very close to playing as evident by the Bears waiving teammate Santonio Holmes. By waiving Holmes, this opens an active roster spot for Wilson. Wilson might be ready to play on Sunday. (Source: ESPN Chicago)

Fantasy Impact: With Wilson's return looming, he is definitely worth a speculative add in deep leagues and dynasty leagues. He might be what the Bears need to help their disappointing offense.

 

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Wed, Nov 5th 5:23pm EST

For the first time in three months, wide receiver Marquess Wilson practiced today. By practicing, the Bears have three weeks to decide to activate him, or to keep him on the injured reserve. (Source: Chicago Football)

Fantasy Impact: No word yet if he will play on Sunday. However, Wilson practicing is a great sign as he might soon provide a much-needed spark for this offense. For now, keep you eye on him or even stash him in deeper leagues.

 

By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Tue, Sep 2nd 6:21pm EDT

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.

 

By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Mon, Aug 4th 4:43pm EDT

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.

 

By Anthony Fashoda, Bears Correspondent, Mon, Aug 4th 2:17pm EDT

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.

 

By Dale Redman, Bears Correspondent, Thu, Jul 31st 12:44am EDT

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.

 
Breaking Football | Jun 18th
Was a monster sleeper until Kevin White RUINED EVERYTHING.
FFLockerRoom | May 19th
Without Brandon Marshall, Wilson could be a decent sleeper pick in 2015.