4. Eddie Royal will have more yards than Alshon Jeffery
Jeffery is banged up and is questionable, but still expected to play. Royal has been steady so far this season catching six passes in each of his first two games. Jay Cutler is out and Brian Hoyer is in. Even if Jeffery is healthy, it’s hard to imagine that Hoyer is going to be able to get the ball down the field and get some big yardage quickly thanks to Jeffery’s athleticism.
Royal on the other hand is very effective underneath and is great at gaining yardage seven to ten yards at a time. Hoyer isn’t going to throw the ball down the field much and he’s going to utilize Royal as much as he can. Royal will have his most receptions of the season and gain probably somewhere around 60 or 70 yards.
Jeffery on the other hand just won’t be very effective. Perhaps three catches for roughly 50 yards. It’s just not going to be his night. Royal will be the most effective receiver for the Bears on Sunday night.