Cameron Meredith

Cameron Meredith

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Height: 6' 3"Weight: 207 lbsAge: 25College: Illinois State

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
16th easiest for WRs
Draft Rank (ECR) #133
Best / Worst #73 / #221
ADP #146

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Cameron Meredith 'way ahead of schedule'

Jeff Duncan of Nola.com writes that wide receiver Cameron Meredith is "way ahead of schedule" according to head coach Sean Payton. Meredith tore his ACL last preseason and missed the entire 2017 season. New Orleans signed the 25-year-old restricted free agent and he's expected to replace Willie Snead as the Saints' slot receiver.

Fantasy Impact

Meredith was very good in 2016, catching 66 passes for 888 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games with Chicago. If he is fully healthy by Week 1, as expected, Meredith is in an excellent position to potentially command 80+ targets for the high-octane Saints offense. Meredith is a strong sleeper candidate to target in the back-end of PPR drafts.

Cameron Meredith will go to the Saints

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Bears will not match the Saints' offer sheet to restricted free agent Cameron Meredith, meaning he will be on the Saints roster in 2018.

Fantasy Impact

This has pretty big fantasy implications, as Meredith is going to play with Drew Brees in the "big-slot" role for the Saints, a role that used to be occupied by Marques Colston. It seems he'll have to compete with Willie Snead, but after signing a two-year, $10 million deal, we're banking on him taking the job. Don't forget that the Saints did exactly what the Bears did with Snead, putting an original-round tender on the former undrafted free agent. It shows how much they valued him and the signing of Meredith further confirms this. Prior to tearing multiple ligaments in the preseason last year, Meredith excelled in the slot role for the Bears, totaling 888 yards and four touchdowns on just 97 targets. Surrounded by playmakers on the Saints offense, it's unrealistic to think Meredith is a weekly fantasy option, but he's someone to target in the late rounds of best-ball leagues.

Mike Tagliere10 weeks ago
Cameron Meredith signs offer sheet with Saints

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Bears restricted free agent Cameron Meredith has signed an offer sheet with the Saints for 2 years, $10 million.

Fantasy Impact

We've heard about Meredith making the rounds, but we now have a potential landing spot. The Bears placing an original-round tender was always looked at as puzzling and they now have seven days to match the offer by the Saints or they lose Meredith and get nothing in return. From a fantasy perspective, Meredith will have value in either offense as a slot receiver, a role in which he excelled in down the stretch in 2016 before tearing his ACL last preseason. If he does stick with the Saints, both he and Willie Snead will be fighting for playing time, though our money would be on Meredith knowing how little Snead saw the field last year.

Mike Tagliere11 weeks ago
Cameron Meredith tendered by Bears

Chicago Bears beat writer Brad Biggs is reporting the team has placed an original round tender RFA tender on WR Cameron Meredith.

Fantasy Impact

The Bears needed help at wide receiver entering this offseason, which they have accommodated. Not only did they win the Allen Robinson sweepstakes, but they also retained Meredith at the fully guaranteed one-year $1.907 million original round tender. While Meredith missed all of the 2017 seasons with a torn ACL, he's expected to bounce back in a big way at the No. 2 spot behind Robinson. The Bears could be one of the most explosive offenses in the NFL in 2018.

Cameron Meredith officially diagnosed with ACL tear

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Chicago Bears wide receiver Cameron Meredith (knee) is officially diagnosed with a torn ACL as well as "other damage."

Fantasy Impact

As a result of Meredith's severe knee injury, he will miss the 2017 season in its entirety. With Meredith sidelined, Chicago's WR depth chart becomes a bit more uncertain. Currently, Kevin White is slated as the Bears' WR1 with Kendall Wright and Deonte Thompson listed at the No. 2 and 3 spots. However, with veterans Victor Cruz and Markus Wheaton behind them, Chicago has one of the most volatile WR depth charts in fantasy football as anyone could ultimately emerge in Week 1. Bears' wideouts not named White will likely go undrafted.