Taylor Gabriel
Taylor Gabriel
29-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
 Free Agent  
Free Agent
Questionable
Injury Concussion
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Gabriel made it through two seasons of a four-year, $26 million deal with the Bears, logging 41.6 receiving yards per game and six TDs in 25 regular-season appearances for the team. The 5-7, 168-pounder suffered two concussions in 2019, with the second one keeping him out for the final five weeks of the campaign. When healthy, Gabriel, who is currently a free agent, is a speedy wideout who can be a dangerous deep threat. Read Past Outlooks
$Released by the Bears in February of 2020.
Cut free by Bears
WRFree Agent
Concussion
February 21, 2020
The Bears released Gabriel (concussion) on Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Gabriel made it through two seasons of a four-year, $26 million contract, producing 41.6 receiving yards per game and six touchdowns in 25 regular-season appearances for the Bears. He suffered two concussions in 2019, with the second keeping him out for the final five weeks of the season. With the 29-year-old speedster out of the picture, Riley Ridley and Javon Wims could be in the mix for a starting job in Chicago, though the team still has free agency and the draft ahead to find better options at wide receiver. Veteran cornerback Prince Amukamara also was released Friday, with the two transactions clearing out a combined $13.5 million in 2020 cap space, per Field Yates of ESPN.
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How do Taylor Gabriel's 2019 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
61.8
 
Air Yards Per Snap
1.21
 
% Team Air Yards
12.7%
 
% Team Targets
8.6%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.3 Yds
 
Catch Rate
59.2%
 
Drop Rate
12.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
2.8
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After being used as a primary deep threat for the Browns and Falcons during his first four seasons in the league, the Bears gave him a more varied role that led to him posting career highs in receptions (67) and yards (688) in 2018. However, after having a pair of big games early in the season, he didn't score a touchdown in his last 13 games (including playoffs) while averaging 33 yards per game in the second half of the regular season. Although he's expected to remain a starter, the Bears have plenty of mouths to feed in the passing attack, including Allen Robinson, second-year pro Anthony Miller, Tarik Cohen and Trey Burton.
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.
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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Won't return for finale
WRChicago Bears
Concussion
December 27, 2019
Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings.
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Doesn't practice Thursday
WRChicago Bears
Concussion
December 26, 2019
Gabriel (concussion) didn't participate in Thursday's practice.
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DNP on estimated report
WRChicago Bears
Concussion
December 25, 2019
Gabriel (concussion) was listed as a non-participant Wednesday on the Bears' estimated practice report, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
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Out for another week
WRChicago Bears
Concussion
December 20, 2019
Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chiefs.
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Sidelined for practice
WRChicago Bears
Concussion
December 19, 2019
Gabriel (concussion) was a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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