Update: Good news in terms of Cameron Meredith’s ACL tear, the initial reports that he may have additional severe damage. But just released today is that the other major in knee injury is none other than a ‘slight MCL tear.’ This is great news as it will not cause him to miss any more additional time, and he should be back for the 2018 season, with a 9 to 11 months return to play.
Injury Info: Chicago Bears WR Cameron Meredith suffered an season-ending torn ACL plus some additional unspecified knee damage, which will end his 2017 season but may even put his early-2018 season in danger, depending on the severity of the additional knee damage. Meredith who was the Bears’ #1 WR, and showed promise last year, will head into 2018 as an RFA. Meredith was far and away the Bears best receiving option, and this injury is going to make for an even longer season for Bears fans. I am not super excited about Kevin White, Kendall Wright or Deonte Thompson as the top 3 Bears WRs. Top 15 RB Jordan Howard may see increased 8-men-in-the-box because of this injury. I think this injury does boost TE Zach Miller’s value, as he is a reliable vet that will likely be targeted early and often. FWIW I am not high on Howard this year because of the aforementioned reason plus the fact that their QB-play looks gloom.
Injury Affects: Mike Glennon, Jordan Howard, Kevin White, Kendall Wright, Deonte Thompson, Zach Miller
Replacement: Kevin White
Current draft position: PPR: 8th round, 12th pick, WR42. Standard: 9th rd, 5th pick, WR41
Draft instead: Jordan Matthews, John Brown, Kenny Britt, Chris Hogan, Eric Decker
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