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A.W.F.F.L. Est. 2004
FFL: Preseason | NFL: Week 1

WR CHI

College: Abilene Christian | 6 years
Height: 5'7" | Weight: 168 lbs
Birth Date: 2/17/1991
2020 Bye Week: 6

Total Pts: 24
Avg Pts: 1.50
Rank: 53 WR

Free Agent

2020 RTSports Outlook

Gabriel had a solid first season with the Bears, serving as the slot receiver for the team most weeks. He had a career-best 67 receptions for 688 yards. He also ran for 61 yards, giving him 749 total yards for the season. He was 41st overall in fantasy receiver scoring. Gabriel was consistent but not off the charts, having just five games with double-digit fantasy. He should have a very similar role this season for the Bears, serving as their No. 3 receiver. Gabriel is a very small receiver that lacks size and strength, but has top speed and playmaking ability. He is a playmaker with the ball in his hands. Fantasy Outlook: Gabriel isn't going to post huge numbers but is always capable of the big game because of his big-play potential. He is worth a look as a No. 4 fantasy receiver. He can get around 70 receptions for 700 yards and a few scores. He probably won't best last year's number by much.

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RotoBaller's Outlook

Chicago Bears wide receiver Taylor Gabriel will head into the 2019 season coming off the best season of his pro career. Gabriel set career-highs with 67 receptions, 688 yards and two touchdowns as the Bears surprised many to win the NFC North. Gabriel became quarterback Mitch Trubisky's safety valve early and often during the first half of the season, averaging 5.4 receptions through the first five games of the season. But after posting back-to-back 100-yard games, Gabriel averaged only 3.63 receptions over his final 11 games of the season. The 28-year-old will enter the season expected to be a contributor on offense but the team has added pieces that could depress his numbers. Gabriel has speed but lacks the size to win 50/50 balls and is ineffective in the red zone. His role on the team is best suited as a speedster that can do damage running the occasional deep route or picking up a first down on end-around plays. From a fantasy perspective, however, Gabriel barely moves the needle. He will be, no more, than a WR4/5 this season and should hit the waiver wire to begin 2019.

This article first appeared on RotoBaller.com.

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Player Notes
Feb 21 4:33pm ET

Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel and CB Prince Amukamara were officially released Friday, Feb. 21.

From TheHuddle

Feb 21 4:03pm ET

Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel will be released in the near future, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: Gabriel was limited to nine games this past season because of injury and finished with 353 yards and four touchdowns. He likely will be able to find a new team this offseason but can be avoided in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Feb 21 3:50pm ET

The Chicago Bears are releasing wide receiver Taylor Gabriel and cornerback Prince Amukamara on Friday, according to a source. Gabriel played in just nine games in his second and final season in Chicago in 2019 because of injuries, catching only 29 passes (48 targets) for 353 yards and four touchdowns. He's still on the right side of 30 years old but offers a limited upside in fantasy and limited size (5-foot-7, 168 pounds). Gabriel did manage a career-high 67 catches, 688 yards and two scores in 2018. Depending on where he lands in free agency, he's likely to be a complementary piece of a passing offense. Amukamara, 31 this June, had 53 tackles (44 solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 15 games for the Bears last season.

From RotoBaller

Jan 27 5:13pm ET

Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel could be released this offseason since the team could save $4.5 million in salary cap space.

Fantasy Spin: Gabriel struggled with concussions this season but can be a role in an offense because of his playmaking abilities. He probably will be avoided in most fantasy leagues no matter where he plays in 2020.

From TheHuddle

Dec 29 11:33am ET

The Chicago Bears have declared DL Akiem Hicks, CB Michael Joseph, WR Taylor Gabriel, OT Bobby Massie, TE Bradley Sowell, OG Rashaad Coward and DL Eddie Goldman inactive for Week 17.

From TheHuddle

Dec 27 2:50pm ET

Chicago Bears wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 17 against the Vikings after missing practice all week. Defensive tackle Akiem Hicks (elbow) and nose tackle Eddie Goldman (concussion) were also ruled out. Gabriel has been out since Nov. 24 against the Giants and finishes the 2019 season with a disappointing 29 catches for 353 yards and four touchdowns in just nine games. The all-or-nothing deep threat just doesn't have much fantasy appeal with quarterback Mitch Trubisky regressing this season. Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller could both have big games this weekend with the Vikings resting most of their regulars.

From RotoBaller

Dec 27 2:33pm ET

Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion), NT Eddie Goldman (concussion) and DT Akiem Hicks (elbow) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 17 against the Minnesota Vikings. OL Rashaad Coward (knee) did not practice Friday, Dec. 27, while OL Bobby Massie (ankle) was upgraded to a limited practice; both players are listed as doubtful. CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) was limited in practice for a second straight day Friday and is listed as questionable. DT Bilal Nichols (knee) was also limited Friday but has been removed from the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Dec 27 2:33pm ET

Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 27, and has been ruled out for Week 17.

Fantasy Spin: Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller will be the main targets in the passing game this week, and both players should be starting options in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Dec 26 4:03pm ET

Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.

Fantasy Spin: Gabriel has not played since late November and probably will miss another game because of his concussion. He should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Dec 25 5:13pm ET

Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. The Bears did not hold a practice Wednesday, so this is an estimation.

Fantasy Spin: Gabriel still has not been cleared to play, so he may miss another game because of the concussion. Fantasy players should look for other options and can avoid Gabriel.

From TheHuddle

Dec 22 7:03pm ET

The Chicago Bears have declared DL Abdullah Anderson, DL Akiem Hicks, OG Corey Levin, CB Michael Joseph, WR Taylor Gabriel, OT Bobby Massie and TE Bradley Sowell inactive for Week 16.

From TheHuddle

Dec 20 2:53pm ET

Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) and OL Bobby Massie (ankle) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 16 versus the Kansas City Chiefs. CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) and DL Akiem Hicks (elbow) were limited in practice Friday, Dec. 20, and are listed as questionable.

From TheHuddle

Dec 20 2:53pm ET

Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) missed a third straight day of practice Friday, Dec. 20, and has been ruled out of Week 16.

Fantasy Spin: Gabriel hasn't played since Week 12, and in his stead Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller have stepped up as weekly WR fantasy assets.

From TheHuddle

Dec 20 2:40pm ET

Chicago Bears wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion) missed practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 16 against the Chiefs on Sunday night. Gabriel hasn't practiced or played since suffering a head injury on Nov. 24 against the Giants. With the Bears eliminated from the playoffs, it's likely Gabriel won't play again this season. Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller are the team's top two wideouts, but it remains to be seen if they'll play a full game in Week 16. Miller has really benefited from the injury to Gabriel and the team's tight ends, and he's become an upside WR3 for fantasy owners.

From RotoBaller

Dec 19 5:03pm ET

Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 19.

Fantasy Spin: Gabriel probably will not play in the Week 16 game, so fantasy players should look for other options. Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller are the only Bears pass catchers that should be starting options in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Dec 18 4:50pm ET

Chicago Bears wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion) remains out of practice on Wednesday. Gabriel hasn't practiced since suffering his head injury on Nov. 24 against the Giants. With the Bears now eliminated from playoff contention with two games remaining, there's a good chance we won't see Gabriel again this season. Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller remain the team's top two wideouts and are the only receivers with fantasy relevance in Chicago. Miller has seen his usage increase drastically since Gabriel's injury, and he'll be a strong WR3 choice in Week 16 against the Chiefs on Sunday night.

From RotoBaller

Dec 18 2:53pm ET

Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Fantasy Spin: Gabriel is still going through the concussion protocol and likely will miss another game if he does not practice this week. He should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Dec 15 5:30am ET

Chicago Bears wide receiver Taylor Gabriel (concussion) will be out again and will not play against the Packers in Week 15. Gabriel has already missed a few games, and after making not practicing during the week, it will be Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller serving as the primary receivers for Mitch Trubisky as the Bears look to remain in the playoff picture.

From RotoBaller

Dec 13 6:13pm ET

Chicago Bears WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 13, and has been ruled out for Week 15.

Fantasy Spin: Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller will be the main options in the passing game this week against the Green Bay Packers. Both players should be starting options in fantasy leagues.

From TheHuddle

Dec 13 4:43pm ET

Chicago Bears TE Ben Braunecker (concussion), WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion), OL Bobby Massie (ankle) and LB Danny Trevathan (elbow) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 15 versus the Green Bay Packers. DE Roy Robertson-Harris (foot) and WR Javon Wims (knee) returned to a limited practice Friday, Dec. 13, and are listed as questionable. DT Bilal Nichols (knee) was added to the injury report after getting in a limited practice Friday but is expected to play. DB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) and WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday and no longer appear on the injury report.

From TheHuddle

Player Transactions
  • 21-Feb-2020: CHI - Cut
  • 14-Mar-2018: CHI - Signed, Unrestricted FA - Four-year contract (through 2021)
  • 14-Mar-2018: ATL - Declared Free Agent
  • 24-Apr-2017: ATL - Re-signed, Restricted FA - One-year tender (through 2017)
  • 09-Mar-2017: ATL - Restricted Free Agent
  • 04-Sep-2016: ATL - Acquired from Waivers
  • 03-Sep-2016: CLE - Cut
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