Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been ruled out of Sunday's game versus the Carolina Panthers. In Week 8, the Bears will be without their rookie receiver who has filled in as the No. 2 opposite Brandon Marshall. The young pass-catcher suffered an injury to his hand.
Jeffery has played a significant role in the Bears' resurgent passing offense. The team is very much a threat in the competitive NFC, and they can thank Jeffery for helping to complete the picture.
Fantasy Analysis: Jeffery has provided a legitimate presence opposite Brandon Marshall this season. This hand injury will be a temporary setback, but there is no reason to drop Jeffery. He's had a couple touchdowns on the season, but hasn't quite exploded.
He is a low-end flex or bye week filler when healthy, but will have to remain on the bench for now. With Jeffery, owners will want to play the match-ups with hopes that he has a good week. Continue to monitor his status, because when he returns, he's an interesting commodity.