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Santonio Holmes carving out role, maintains some fantasy value

The Bears' veteran receiver has impressed coach Marc Trestman enough to have a role on the team. We break down the fantasy implications.

Chicago Bears wide receiver Santonio Holmes will be sharing pass catching duties with teammate Josh Morgan going into Week 1. This should provide him with steady role on the team this season, according to a report by Pro Football Talk.

Fantasy Impact: Due to both injuries and being suspended, Holmes has only played a full 16 game season once in the last four years.

When he joined the New York Jets in 2010 after winning the Super Bowl MVP award the previous year, it was expected he would become a top fantasy wide receiver. That simply didn't happen.

In a combined 15 games over the last two seasons, Holmes had just 43 catches and a pair of touchdowns. Those results indicate that his days as a go-to guy are now behind him.

Add to that the fact Holmes will at most be directly behind Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery on quarterback Jay Cutler's list of preferred targets, and fantasy owners should probably just consider him as an occasional flex play at the most.