Taylor Gabriel
Taylor Gabriel
28-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Chicago Bears
2018 Fantasy Outlook
While revamping their receiving corps in the offseason, Chicago added Gabriel, whose biggest asset to an offense is an ability to take the top off opposing defenses. During his four years in the league, he's had two very productive campaigns, and his career year came with the Falcons in 2016, when he caught 35 passes for 579 yards and six touchdowns. Since that season came with the Falcons boasting a historically-great offense, it'll be difficult for him to exceed those numbers, as there's little chance the Bears offense can be nearly as prolific as that Atlanta squad was. Considering he's gathered 48-51 targets per season over the last three years, it's tough to predict that he'll see much more volume than that, but his big-play ability makes him a player to target for roster depth and especially in best-ball leagues. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $26 million contract with the Bears in March of 2018.
Receives six touches
WRChicago Bears
January 6, 2019
Garbiel caught four passes for 37 yards while adding a pair of rushing attempts for 20 yards in the Bears' 16-15 playoff loss to the Eagles.
ANALYSIS
Gabriel was targeted nine times and used mostly on short-to-intermediate passes to help move the chains in the Bears' playoff loss. Gabriel ended the season -- his first with the Bears -- with 67 catches for 688 yards and two scores, but he didn't find the end zone after Week 4 and only had two strong fantasy performances all year. He'll enter the second of a four-year contract as a low-upside fantasy option who has yet to post 700 receiving yards in any of his five NFL seasons.
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How do Taylor Gabriel's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
63.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.23
 
% Team Air Yards
23.7%
 
% Team Targets
18.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
10.9 Yds
 
Catch Rate
72.0%
 
Drop Rate
2.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.4
 
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Receiving Alignment Breakdown
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Released by the Browns in the preseason, Gabriel got an opportunity in Atlanta and ran with it. Despite not seeing regular work until Week 8, Gabriel scored seven TDs, including one on the ground. Gabriel saw only 50 targets, but managed eight catches of 20-plus yards and three of 40-plus en route to 11.6 YPT (2nd among the league's 91 50-target WR). At 5-8, 167, Gabriel might be the smallest receiver in the league, but he's fast, quick and explosive. He ran a wind-aided 4.27 40 at his college Pro Day, but he was 4.53 against the wind, so he's probably in the 4.4 range. With former offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan gone, it's unclear whether Gabriel will pad his stats with carries, but there's little doubt he will have a significant role from Week 1. Julio Jones is still the top dog, but Gabriel could be Matt Ryan's No. 2 target.
Gabriel failed to record a touchdown in a struggling Browns offense in 2015, when he recorded 28 receptions for 241 yards in 13 games. A minor foot injury could impact his availability throughout the offseason, so he may have limited reps to prove himself worthy of a roster spot, particularly after the team picked five receivers in the 2016 Draft. Andrew Hawkins and first-rounder Corey Coleman are expected to lead the receiving corps, but the remaining spots are a toss-up at this point, and Gabriel's versatility could also allow him to make an impact in Cleveland's return game.
Gabriel secured one of the final roster spots in Cleveland as an undrafted free agent, and ended up appearing in 16 games for the Browns, hauling in 36 passes (71 targets) for 621 yards and a touchdown. With Josh Gordon (suspension) being limited to five games, opportunity emerged for Gabriel, who was able to provide modest fantasy productivity — including a five-catch, 87 yard performance in Week 9 against Tampa Bay. The Browns brought in Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline in the offseason via free agency, so the 5-8 Gabriel may have a difficult time replicating those numbers with increased competition. He’ll likely be delegated primarily to the kick return game in 2015, but if the right combination of injuries above him on the depth chart occurs, Gabriel could still see a portion of offensive snaps.
Gabriel earned one of the final roster spots at wide receiver in Cleveland, and after seeing work with the first-team offense during the preseason, the undrafted rookie has potential to see a few targets per game during regular season play. At 5-foot-8 and 165 pounds, Gabriel is greatly undersized, but has potential to see an expanded role if the injury bug ends up biting the Cleveland receiving staff at any point. The absence of star wideout Josh Gordon also helps his chances of eventually seeing meaningful looks.
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Not limited at practice
WRChicago Bears
January 2, 2019
Gabriel (ribs) was a full practice participant Wednesday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Suffers rib injury
WRChicago Bears
Ribs
December 30, 2018
Gabriel injured his ribs during Sunday's 24-10 win in Minnesota, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
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Exits with shoulder injury
WRChicago Bears
Shoulder
December 30, 2018
Gabriel was forced from Sunday's game against the Vikings after suffering a shoulder injury.
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May see bigger role minus Robinson
WRChicago Bears
December 30, 2018
Gabriel may have more play-making opportunities available Sunday against the Vikings with Allen Robinson (ribs) inactive for the contest, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.
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Another slow performance
WRChicago Bears
December 23, 2018
Gabriel caught three passes for 28 yards while adding one rushing attempt for eight yards in the Bears' 14-9 victory over the 49ers.
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