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Taylor Gabriel | Wide Receiver | #18

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 165
College: Abilene Christian
Contract: view contract details

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Speaking Tuesday, Bears coach Matt Nagy said Taylor Gabriel's foot injury is "nothing serious."
Gabriel appears to be day to day. It's a safe bet that he will sit out Thursday's preseason game against the Bengals. Aug 7 - 4:03 PM

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Taylor Gabriel sat out Sunday's practice with a foot injury.

It doesn't sound like a major hindrance, though a prolonged absence would obviously cost Gabriel's important practice reps as he attempts to learn Matt Nagy's new offense. The 27-year-old flashed as a gadget player during his two-year stint in Atlanta, though he's not a must-own fantasy player by any measure.
Aug 5 - 12:42 PM

Bears coach Matt Nagy said free-agent addition Taylor Gabriel has been "everything we thought."

"The biggest thing for him is he’s a speedy guy, and he knows how we’re going to use him and some of the things we want to do," Nagy added. "And he’s done a great job." Gabriel said he is excited to see what he can do with Nagy, citing how the coach used Tyreek Hill in Kansas City. It still seems unlikely Gabriel gets enough targets to be a consistent fantasy contributor, but he should have a big game or two this season.
Jul 24 - 9:14 AM

Bears coach Matt Nagy said he expects Taylor Gabriel to be more than a gadget player.

"He's able to do a lot of things we’ve done in the past, with jet motions and quick screens and some of the RPO stuff," Nagy said. "But what I'm happy with … is he has taken to the teaching that we’re giving him." While it might be tough for Gabriel to return consistent fantasy value in an offense with Allen Robinson, Trey Burton, Tarik Cohen, and second-round rookie Anthony Miller also competing for targets, Nagy's history with Tyreek Hill at least offers a reason for optimism.
Jun 4 - 10:53 AM

Bears agreed to terms with WR Taylor Gabriel, formerly of the Falcons, on a four-year, $26 million contract.

The deal includes $14 million guaranteed. Gabriel broke the news himself via friend and former NFL receiver Andrew Hawkins. A critical part of the Falcons' explosive 2016 attack, Gabriel took a step back along with the rest of the offense last season, but is still only 27. He's a big play waiting to happen, and a nice piece for a receiver corps that's being rebuilt from scratch. New coach Matt Nagy has experience scheming for similar talents.
Mar 13 - 4:22 PM

Free agent WR Taylor Gabriel tweeted his farewell to the Falcons.

The message confirms the Falcons will let the speedy receiver leave in free agency. Gabriel exploded onto the scene with seven touchdowns over his final eight games of 2016, but he found the end zone just once last season while catches 33 passes for 378 yards. Gabriel turned 27 in February.
Mar 1 - 12:59 PM

Taylor Gabriel caught 2-of-3 targets for four yards in the Falcons' Divisional Round loss to the Eagles.

A 2016 game-breaker, both Gabriel's usage and effectiveness took a step back under new OC Steve Sarkisian. Gabriel's yards per catch crashed from 16.5 to 11.5. Headed to free agency, the big-play specialist turns 27 in February.
Jan 13 - 8:35 PM

Taylor Gabriel (hamstring) was not listed on the final injury report for Saturday's Wild Card matchup with the Rams.

Gabriel was limited this week in practice, but it was never likely he would sit out a playoff game. Gabriel has not caught more than three passes since Week 6.
Jan 4 - 1:08 PM

Taylor Gabriel (hamstring) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Gabriel popped up on the injury report Tuesday. It's not expected to hold him out of the Wild Card round. Gabriel has just a gadget role behind Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu.
Jan 3 - 4:30 PM

Taylor Gabriel failed to reel in his lone target Sunday in the Falcons' Week 17 win over the Panthers.

Gabriel tied for the team lead with six receiving touchdowns a year ago but only scored once in 2017. That touchdown came all the way back in Week 3. The 26-year-old gadget player has been held to 20 yards or fewer in seven straight games and won’t be a realistic fantasy option for next week’s playoff opener against the Rams.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 07:47:00 PM

Taylor Gabriel caught three passes for 58 yards in Week 10 against Dallas.

Gabriel has played two of his best games in consecutive weeks. He's still has a low-volume in Steve Sarkisian’s offense. Gabriel hasn’t had more than four catches since Week 3.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 08:02:00 PM

Taylor Gabriel caught 3-of-4 targets for 56 yards in the Falcons' Week 9 loss to the Panthers.

His long went for 40 yards. Gabriel isn't a fantasy factor when everyone is healthy.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 05:03:00 PM

Taylor Gabriel caught his lone target for a loss of three yards in the Falcons' Week 8 win over the Jets.

Gabriel lacks a significant role in Atlanta's offense whenever all of the Falcons' other weapons are healthy.
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 05:13:00 PM

Taylor Gabriel caught two passes for 27 yards in Week 7 against the Patriots.

Gabriel had a goal-line carry on an end around, but couldn't score. He saw his role reduced with Mohamed Sanu back in the lineup. Gabriel can be dropped in redraft leagues.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 12:13:00 AM

Taylor Gabriel caught 4-of-8 targets for 39 yards in the Falcons' Week 6 loss to the Dolphins.

With Mohamed Sanu sidelined, Gabriel's eight targets were a season-high, but practice squad addition Marvin Hall stole his long touchdown. Despite the disappointing day, Gabriel will remain on both the season-long and DFS radar in Week 7 if Sanu remains out against the Patriots' Swiss-cheese defense.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 05:08:00 PM

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