Chicago Bears Projections for Second Half of Season

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Brandon Marshall

First Half Stats: 34/384/5

Season Projections: 68/768/10

Marshall hasn’t gone for less than 1000 yards since his rookie season and hasn’t been held under 100 catches yet in a Bears uniform.  His career low on catches, besides his rookie season, was 81 catches in Miami a couple of years ago.  For Marshall to get to at least 80 catches this season, he’ll need to average at least 6 catches a game in the second half.  That’s totally manageable if he stays healthy and if the Bears offense can get out of the mud.

Alshon Jeffery

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First Half: 38/563/3

Season Projections: 76/1126/6

Jeffery is a star on the rise for the Bears, but it’s been a disappointing first half of the season for him and Brandon Marshall.  He’s still on pace for over 1000 yards, but that’s quite a fallout from the over 1400 he went for last season.  Opposing defenses are playing the Bears differently and taking away the deep balls that led to Jeffery’s breakout season in 2013.  Look foe the Bears to try to open some things up and really take a few shots downfield for Jeffery in the second half.

Other WR’s

Santonio Holmes: 7/56

Josh Morgan: 5/36/1

Do you think that Marquess Wilson, who’s due back at some point in the next three weeks, can top 12 catches, 92 yards and 1 touchdown down the stretch?  Because that’s what you’ve gotten from your #3 wide receivers in the first half.