Wide receiver Allen Robinson expected to sign with the Bears

Wide receiver Allen Robinson expected to sign with the Bears

Jacksonville Jaguars free-agent wide receiver Allen Robinson intends to sign with the Chicago Bears when free agency officially opens on Wednesday, according to multiple reports. He must get it right this year or the Bears, and his job, will be on unstable ground.

As for what this means from a fantasy perspective, Robinson should remain in a similar tier to the one he was with while on the Jaguars. While his catches didn't drop much the next year (73), the receivers yardage dropped to 883 and his touchdowns to six. Meredith is a restricted free agent.

Robinson also expressed interest in moving to Chicago. He suffered a season-ending torn ACL and sprained MCL in his left knee in the third preseason game previous year but is expected to be on the field when training camp begins. He tallied more than 2,200 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns from 2015-16, earning a Pro Bowl nod in 2015 after setting a franchise record with 14 TD grabs.

The Penn State product had a breakout season in 2015 when he caught 80 passes for 1,400 yards with 14 touchdowns playing with Blake Bortles.

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Those misses at receiver set up this offseason for it to be priority No. 1, and Pace got the No.1 guy. Not that he wouldn't have been the leader in the clubhouse, but it wasn't a clear-cut 120-plus target situation like it is with the Bears.

Robinson: one of the most desirable receivers on the market; Chicago: one of the most receiver-needy teams. Of those 119 receivers, 56 of them (47 percent) finished as top-12 fantasy receivers, 94 (79 percent) finished top-24, and 112 (94 percent) finished top-36. That said, it wouldn't be surprising if Robinson's deal guarantees double that, or close to it. Now we wait to see if Robinson can play like it. If Trubisky is going to take a step forward in his career in 2018, Robinson is going to be a massive part of it.

But at 24, Robinson fits the Bears' rebuilding plans.

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