WR - FA
Week 7 Outlook
Chicago Bears have waived wide receiver Santonio Holmes.
Holmes can be dropped in all leagues.
Santonio Holmes was on the field for 31 snaps against Green bay, but had 0 catches. Holmes did not even receive a target on Sunday.
Holmes has fallen behind Josh Morgan and is now the Bears No. 4 WR. Unless Brandon Marshall or Alshon Jeffery miss playing time, Holmes does not appear to be a factor in the Bears offense. Feel free to move on.
Santonio Holmes had a quiet game on Sunday as Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery managed to play despite their injuries. Holmes had 2 catches for 20 yards. The No. 3 WR was on the field for 44 of the 59 offensive snaps, but was only targeted 2 times.
When Marshall, Jeffery, Martellus Bennett and Matt Forte are on the field, Holmes becomes the 5th option in Marc Trestman's offense. There simply aren't enough passes to go around to make Holmes a more fantasy relevant player. He is a WR5/6 only worth rostering if Jeffery or Marshall go down with injury and miss time. If you grabbed him as insurance for Marshall or Jeffery, feel free to drop Holmes.
With injuries to the Bears' top 3 WRs, Santonio Holmes could find himself as the No. 1 receiver on the Bears depth chart this Sunday. Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery are listed as questionable against the Niners. No. 3 WR Josh Morgan has been slated as doubtful as well. Currently, Santonio is the only healthy WR on the Bears' active roster at the moment with practice squad call ups likely before Sunday.
With all the question marks about the WRs ahead of Holmes, he makes for an intriguing pickup in all leagues. If both of the top WRs sit, Holmes will be a must start WR3 in the usually high powered Bears' offense. As a Marshall or Jeffery owner, I would grab Holmes as insurance, since both WRs look to be a dreaded game time decision for the Sunday night game.
With the second half injury to Alshon Jeffery, Santonio Holmes was on the field for more snaps than expected. Holmes turned those extra snaps into 3 catches on 5 targets and 21 yards.
Holmes is still learning the playbook, as he signed with Chicago less than a month ago. While Josh Morgan saw more snaps (50 for Morgan to 28 for Holmes), Santonio was more productive in his limited time on the field. Expect Holmes to pass Morgan as the No.3 WR in the next few weeks, if he hasn't already. Keep the former Jet on your watchlist in deep leagues. If Alshon were to miss an extended period of time with his hamstring injury, Holmes could be worth a waiver wire pickup.