WR - FA
Week 4 Outlook
Weems caught one pass for 14 yards in the Falcons preseason game against the Titans Friday night.
Weeks was resigned this offseason more as a special teamer and situational wide receiver. Last year he caught ten passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns. Although he has shown playmaking ability, expect him to be buried on the depth chart and undrafted in all fantasy formats.
Eric Weems saw action in Thursday's game against the Buccs. Weems recorded 4 receptions for 69 yards. After Douglas left with a foot injury in the second quarter, Weems was the next man in line.
Weems' production is decent, but there are plenty of WRs that would serve as better options on your fantasy roster. Barring a drastic boost in production, Weems should remain a low WR4 for now.
The Bears on Saturday signed receiver Santonio Holmes to a one-year contract and terminated the contract of receiver Eric Weems.
Coughing up the football during a kickoff return in a preseason rumble with the Jaguars sealed the fate of Mr. Weems. The Bears sign Santonio Holmes to compete for that important 3rd wide receiver role while letting Eric Weems relax in the free agency pool. The signing of Holmes makes a late round flyer on the Bears #3 WR interesting, if not plausible.
With Marquess Wilson injuring his clavicle, Eric Weems was given the opportunity to be the No. 3 WR in the preseason opener. He did not take advantage of that opportunity. Now Chris Williams is sidelined with a hamstring injury and could possibly miss the Thursday night preseason game against Jacksonville. Can Weems take advantage of another injury and improve his lead in the KR/PR role? Only time will tell.
Eric Weems should not be on anyone's radar. He does not have the fantasy potential that Marquees Wilson had before his injury. The only way Weems should be on any fantasy roster is if you are in a 14-team league that awards fantasy points for return yards and Weems has locked up both the No. 3 WR spot and KR/PR role. Even then, I would not draft him.