Jeffery caught 4 passes for 107 yards and a touchdown, and also racked up 27 rushing yards on a pair of reverses. Jeffery, the Chicago Bears’ number 2 wide receiver, collected 21 fantasy points last week, but mostly in garbage time when the game was out of reach.
Brandon Marshall was getting covered and Jeffery was able to beat the Lions’ cornerbacks once the Bears went down big. The Lions were primarily playing a prevent defense knowing that the Bears were going to pass the ball.
Jeffery is a good pickup if you’re looking to trade him in a package deal, but he is not worthy of becoming a starter. Jeffery’s production has been shaky, as his points leading up to this week show: 4, 4, and 5 for weeks 1 thru 3. The 6-foot-3 wide receiver has had issues in the past with catching the ball and on Sunday Jeffery dropped a touchdown catch in the end zone. Some trades to consider for Jeffery could be:
Jeffery and Reggie Bush for AJ Green.
Jeffery and Rob Gronkowski for Alfred Morris
Jeffery and Jay Cutler for Brandon Marshall
Jeffery, the 45th overall pick in the 2012 draft, had a productive rookie season until he fractured his hand in week 5 last year against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had 323 receiving yards, but could never come back from his injury. Marc Tresman’s game plan might not always involve Alshon, as Earl Bennett, Marcellus Bennett and Brandon Marshall have been all implemented into the offense as weapons for Jay Cutler’s aerial attack.
Jeffery has been picked in later rounds in deeper leagues and in 8 and 10 man leagues he might still be a free agent. Look to pick him up if he is available and include him in a trade to better your team.