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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:35:20 -0700
Chicago Bears WRs Alshon Jeffery (calf), Eddie Royal (hip) and Marquess Wilson (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Aug. 31.
Fantasy Tip: Jeffery and Wilson have missed several practices in a row now while Royal is dealing with a recent hip injury. It will be promising if they return to practice before the regular season starts. Jeffery, Royal and Wilson should be viewed as a WR1, WR4 and WR5, respectively, in PPR leagues.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:34:07 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal (hip) missed practice Thursday, Aug. 27, for the second straight day. He's not ruled out for the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29.
Fantasy Tip: Royal had some success with Jay Cutler in Denver. Royal is an excellent WR4 and could creep into the WR3 conversation in PPR leagues.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:55:37 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 26, because of a hip injury. His status for the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 29, is uncertain at this point.
Fantasy Tip: Royal is expected to have a bigger role this season with Kevin White out for the season. Royal posted solid numbers when he played with Jay Cutler earlier in his career and could be a middle- to late-round option depending on the size of a league.
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 10:30:07 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal could have a Wes Welker kind of impact on the Bears' offense this season, according to offensive coordinator Adam Gase. Gase said Royal has a special explosiveness that a lot of inside receivers don't have, making him a threat at all three levels of an opposing defense.
Fantasy Tip: Gase has coached both Welker and Royal, so he may know what he's looking at. Royal should be the starting slot receiver for Chicago with Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White on the outside. He may be more utilized than he was last season under Gase, but the Bears are also expected to run more with new head coach John Fox. Consider Royal a prospective WR4 in PPR leagues.
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:37:47 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal made several impressive plays Thursday, Aug. 6, on passes that weren't on target. In seven-on-seven drills, Royal slide to catch a couple of passes, and he also caught a long touchdown pass from QB Jay Cutler in the back corner of the end zone, while in tight coverage.
Fantasy Tip: Offensive coordinator Adam Gase has made a commitment to maximizing matchups for Royal this season, and he'll be used in both the slot and on the outside. Royal's FantasyScore value will come in GPP tournaments.
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 13:42:10 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal is expected to be the Bears' third starting wide receiver, according to ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson.
Fantasy Tip: It seems like the ideal situation for the Bears at wide receiver would be to start Alshon Jeffery and Kevin White on the outside with Royal playing in the slot. Royal was a hit or miss player with the San Diego Chargers, but he could end up being an under-the-radar player in PPR leagues.
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 10:07:44 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal could be a candidate for the kick returner job this season if the coaching staff is comfortable with him in that role.
Fantasy Tip: Royal is expected to have a solid role in the passing game this season, so the coaches may want to look for other players to fill the role. Royal could be a late-round option in fantasy leagues this season since he has played with Jay Cutler earlier in his career.
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:08:19 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler worked out with some of his offensive teammates at Vanderbilt University this week. WR Eddie Royal, WR Kevin White and TE Martellus Bennett were among the players in attendance.
Fantasy Tip: Cutler has had some down performances the last few seasons but should have several weapons to work with this season. Cutler probably is not a starting quarterback in fantasy at this point but could be a solid No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues.
Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:27:32 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal said he has been working with QB Jay Cutler this offseason in order to build chemistry. Royal said they have been watching extra film and doing extra work on the field. Royal recorded 91 receptions, 980 yards and five touchdowns when they both played for the Denver Broncos in 2008.
Fantasy Tip: Royal had chemistry with Cutler earlier in his career and will try to resume that chemistry with the Bears. Royal probably will not start for the Bears but should have a solid role in the offense. Royal could be a late-round option in point-per-reception leagues and has the potential to have more value.
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 16:21:53 -0700
The Chicago Bears will be counting on a group effort from WRs Kevin White, Eddie Royal and Marquess Wilson to make up for Brandon Marshall's lost production. WR Alshon Jeffery is expected to fully takeover as the No. 1 receiver in Chicago.
Fantasy Tip: Jeffery will enter the 2015 season as a top-5 receiver, while White is almost sure to be over drafted in his rookie season. Royal already has some chemistry with Jay Cutler from his time in Denver, and he should be considered as a sleeper heading into drafts.
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:36:39 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal's three-year deal is worth $10 million, including a 2015 roster bonus of $4 million, with salaries of $1.5 million, $4.5 million and $5 million, respectively.
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 09:03:50 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Eddie Royal signed a three-year deal Thursday, March 12. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Royal had a team-high 22 catches on third down for the San Diego Chargers last year and played a full 16 games for the first time since 2010. He had his best season as a rookie in 2008 with the Denver Broncos and then-QB Jay Cutler.
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 20:11:48 -0700
Free-agent WR Eddie Royal (Chargers) is going to sign with the Chicago Bears, a source said Wednesday, March 11. He has familiarity with QB Jay Cutler from their time in Denver, and he also is familiar with members of the coaching staff.
Fantasy Tip: Royal flirted with 1,000 yards while posting several touchdowns in his one season on the receiving end of Cutler passes with the Broncos. He is likely to be a respectable WR3/4 or flex play in the Windy City.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:15:31 -0700
Free-agent WR Eddie Royal (Chargers) traveled to Illinois Tuesday, March 10, to meet with the Chicago Bears and potentially sign a contract, a league source confirmed. He also played one season with QB Jay Cutler with the Denver Broncos, and Royal posted 91 receptions for 980 yards and five touchdowns that season.
Fantasy Tip: Royal is a proven slot receiver, but he has had some issues staying healthy. He had seven touchdown receptions last season, proving to fantasy owners he still has a little something left in the tank. He would be worth a late-round flier if he lands with Chicago.
Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:48:34 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Jacoby Jones will primarily serve as the team's kick returner in 2015, but he can also serve a complementary role in the receiving game. The Chargers averaged just 22.2 yards per kick return in 2014 (ranked 22nd in the league) and 8.8 yards per punt return (No. 16 in the league). Jones averaged 10.1 yards per punt return and 27.4 yards per kick return for the Baltimore Ravens in 2014. Jones' signing will allow WRs Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal to focus on receiving duties. The signing could also mean that SD could move on from Royal, who will be an unrestricted free agent next week.
Fantasy Tip: Jones had just nine catches for 131 yards and no touchdowns in Baltimore last year, so he shouldn't be on the radar of any fantasy football owners in 2015. However, his presence in SD could make their defense/special teams unit a bit more attractive.
Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:32:03 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal picked up a $500,000 bonus in his contract for catching his 50th pass of the season during the Saturday, Dec. 20, game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:33:19 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 28, and is listed as probable for Week 13.
Fantasy Tip: Royal has been a bit inconsistent in his production this season but could be a factor this week since the Baltimore Ravens struggle against opposing wide receivers. Royal could be a cheap flex option on FantasyScore at $3,100, but owners should be able to find a more consistent option to use.
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:21:49 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 27.
Fantasy Tip: Royal ($3,100, 6.2% of cap) has only seen 23 targets over his last seven games, which makes him a high-risk flier in FantasyScore contests.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:55:18 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Fantasy Tip: Royal will likely be ready to go for Week 13, and will cost $3,100 in FantasyScore this week.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:06:11 -0700
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (elbow) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and is listed as probable for Week 7.
Fantasy Tip: Royal should be able to play despite the minor injury. Royal has a price of $5,600 on FantasyScore and could be a No. 3 wide receiver or flex option for owners.
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:24:36 -0700
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (elbow) participated fully in practice Thursday, Oct. 16.
Fantasy Tip: Royal should be good to go for Week 7. The Kansas City Chiefs have allowed five touchdowns to wide receivers through five games.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:35:42 -0700
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (elbow) was a full participant in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Fantasy Tip: Royal should be able to play this week as long as there are no setbacks. He's been a touchdown machine this year and is priced at $5,600 on FantasyScore.
Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:39:50 -0700
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (rib) is participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.
Fantasy Tip: It is still early in the week, but the fact that Royal is practicing is a good sign for his availability this Week. Royal will cost you $5,600 (11.2% of cap) in Week 7.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:01:30 -0700
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal is 11-for-11 on third-down targets for 170 yards this season with three touchdowns and seven first downs, and QB Philip Rivers has come to trust the veteran wide receiver in those situations. Royal's third-down catches, yardage and touchdown totals in a four-game span since the team lost RB Danny Woodhead (leg) are the most in the NFL.
Fantasy Tip: Royal has become a safety blanket for Rivers in clutch situations when they need to move the chains. That should continue with Woodhead out for the season, and Royal continues to have flex appeal. However, he's dealing with a rib injury and may be questionable in Week 7.
Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:47:49 -0700
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal's (rib) injury isn't considered serious, according to a source. Royal could miss little, if any, time.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear if Royal is in danger of missing Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Keep track of his practice statuses this week, but he's shaping up to be a risky play at FantasyScore for $5,600 (11.2% of cap). If he doesn't play, Keenan Allen could put up some big numbers.
Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:40:08 -0700
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (rib) left the Week 6 game against the Oakland Raiders due to a rib injury, and his return is questionable.
Fantasy Tip: Royal scored a touchdown for fantasy owners before departing, as he continues to be a surprising contributor.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:19:45 -0700
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal caught consecutive touchdowns during organized team activities Monday, June 9, with one coming off a go route. WR Vincent Brown also made several contested catches. WR Malcom Floyd is helping out CB Steve Williams, and WR Seyi Ajirotutu clicked with QB Philip Rivers.
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:53:59 -0700
San Diego Chargers WRs Eddie Royal, Keenan Allen Tevin Reese, Brelan Chancellor, Javontee Herndon and RB Marion Grice will compete to return kickoffs and punts.
Tue, 27 May 2014 19:24:52 -0700
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal clicked with QB Philip Rivers in his first practice since suffering a Week 6 toe injury last year. He looked fast and fluid on short routes.
Fantasy Tip: He scored five of his eight touchdowns last year before the injury, and it's encouraging to see him up to speed and in sync with Rivers, especially on shorter routes. He could be worth a weekly flier, especially in PPR leagues.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:13:21 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal restructured his deal Monday, March 3. He was previously set to earn prohibitive $4.5 million base salary in 2014 with a $6 million cap hit. The undisclosed salary was reduced to a fully guaranteed total, and performance incentives were added to help make up the difference.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:06:56 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe), C Nick Hardwick (concussion, neck), OG Jeromey Clary (shoulder), OT D.J. Fluker (ankle) and DE Sean Lissemore (shoulder) are listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game. OT King Dunlap (ankle), DE Kendall Reyes (ankle) and FS Eric Weddle (hamstring) are listed as probable. Royal and Clary did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 10. Hardwick, Fluker and Lissemore were limited during practice. Dunlap, Reyes and Weddle fully participated in practice.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:31:34 -0800
San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (neck, concussion), WR Eddie Royal (toe) and OG Jeromey Clary (shoulder) did not practice Thursday, Jan. 9. OT D.J. Fluker (ankle) and DT Sean Lissemore (shoulder) were limited. OT King Dunlap (ankle), DE Kendall Reyes (ankle) and S Eric Weddle (hamstring) practiced in full.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 11:26:50 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) is not participating in practice Thursday, Jan. 9.
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:28:47 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 06:09:42 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) is expected to play in the team's Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 5.
Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:14:52 -0800
San Diego Chargers DT Sean Lissemore (shoulder) and WR Eddie Royal (toe) are questionable. DE Kendall Reyes (ankle) is probable. Royal did not practice Friday, Jan. 3. Lissemore was limited and Reyes practiced in full.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 16:37:55 -0800
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) and WR Eddie Royal (toe), who did not practice again Thursday, Jan. 2, are both expected to be fine for the team's Wild Card game against the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 11:38:10 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 2.
Wed, 01 Jan 2014 11:42:11 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Jan. 1, but is expected to play in the Wild Card playoff game.
Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:14:44 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) did not practice Friday, Dec. 27, and is questionable for Week 17.
Fantasy Tip: There is still a good chance Royal plays. However, he doesn't deserve to be in your starting lineup with a championship title on the line this weekend.
Thu, 26 Dec 2013 16:23:38 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 19:16:35 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) and CB Shareece Wright (foot) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 25. OT Jeromey Clary (hand) was listed as a limited participant, while LB Thomas Keiser (elbow) and DE Sean Lissemore (shoulder) practiced fully.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 18:08:46 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) did not practice Friday, Dec. 20, but is still expected to play in Week 16.
Fantasy Tip: This has been the case with Royal for much of the season, so not much has changed. He's a desperation flex play in very deep leagues.
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:02:35 -0800
San Diego Chargers FB Le'Ron McClain (hamstring) and WR Eddie Royal (toe) are questionable for Week 16. LB Bront Bird (ankle), OT D.J. Fluker (ankle), LB Jarret Johnson (hand), FS Eric Weddle (hamstring) and CB Shareece Wright (foot) are probable. Royal did not practice Friday, Dec. 20. McClain was limited while the others practiced in full.
Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:17:21 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 19.
Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:56:37 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) was unable to take part in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Fantasy Tip: At one point earlier this season, Royal was fantasy gold. But he has quickly lost his luster, and is only worth keeping around in the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:54:53 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 11, and is questionable for Week 15.
Tue, 10 Dec 2013 14:37:30 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) was limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 10.
Fantasy Tip: This marks progress for Royal, who returned to action last weekend. However, he hasn't been practicing during the week, so this suggests his toe injury could be improving. Consider him a weak flex play in deeper leagues.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:47:47 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 9. The team did not practice and this is an estimation.
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 12:30:17 -0800
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (toe, chest) did not participate in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is questionable.