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Marquess Wilson | Wide Receiver

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/14/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 184
College: Washington State
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Bears WR Marquess Wilson (hamstring) remained sidelined Thursday.
It's a major disappointment for a player the Bears need to step up in the absence of Kevin White, as Wilson is now all but certain to miss this weekend's regular season dress rehearsal. Wilson is shaping up as a dart throw WR5/6 in re-draft leagues. Aug 27 - 1:21 PM

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Bears WR Marquess Wilson (hamstring) isn't practicing Monday.

The Bears have claimed Wilson's injury isn't "overly serious," but are committed to providing misleading injury information under new coach John Fox. For now, Wilson should be considered day to day, and questionable for this weekend's important preseason game.
Aug 24 - 1:30 PM

The Bears don't think Marquess Wilson's hamstring injury is "overly serious."

It's worth noting that the Bears have basically pledged not to share accurate injury information this season. Either way, Wilson said "I'm good" to reporters. He should be considered day to day, and questionable for next week's regular season dress rehearsal.
Aug 23 - 12:58 AM

Marquess Wilson left Saturday's preseason game with a hamstring injury.

Wilson initially stayed in the game, but was replaced by Josh Bellamy in the second quarter. He had two catches for 18 yards on three targets before going down. Losing Wilson would be another blow to Chicago's receiving depth. Wilson should be considered day to day.
Aug 22 - 9:06 PM

Bears third-year WR Marquess Wilson is expected to have a "significant role" if Kevin White (shin) isn't all systems go by Week 1.

White has resumed light jogging, but there are whispers he could open 2015 on reserve/PUP. Ballyhooed despite his 2013 seventh-round draft slot, Wilson was largely ineffective in late-season spot starts last year. He would be No. 5 in the target pecking order behind Alshon Jeffery, Eddie Royal, Martellus Bennett, and Matt Forte. Wilson is a Dynasty stash, not a re-draft pick.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 10 - 5:54 PM

Bears GM Ryan Pace believes WR Marquess Wilson has the ability to play outside and in the slot.

Wilson got most of the snaps at Z-receiver during OTAs. He’ll enter training camp ahead of No. 7 overall pick Kevin White, but should ultimately back up at all three receiver spots. Coach John Fox’s history of slow playing rookies gives Wilson a chance to open the season opposite Alshon Jeffery.
Jul 11 - 4:28 PM

ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson said coach John Fox "seems impressed" by WR Marquess Wilson.

Along with Eddie Royal and Alshon Jeffery, Dickerson identified Wilson as a player who showed well during the Bears' offseason program. No. 7 overall pick Kevin White, on the other hand, has been relegated to running with the twos. White has the talent to win a big role in the Bears' offense early, but Fox's reluctance to start rookies could mean Wilson earns more targets than expected this season.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 20 - 9:32 AM

ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson says Marquess Wilson "needs a strong preseason to ensure he’s on the 53-man roster."

Wilson was a pet project of the Phil Emery regime, but we'd still expect him to stick under Ryan Pace and John Fox. Wilson is a promising size/speed prospect with untapped potential who won't turn 23 years old until September. The Bears should keep him as their No. 4 wideout behind Alshon Jeffery, Kevin White and Eddie Royal. At the same time, it's worth considering that Wilson is a holdover seventh-round pick who didn't exactly light it up in six 2014 starts, no matter what Drew Dinkmeyer tells you. Wilson needs to make an impression in preseason games.
May 21 - 9:27 AM

Bears WR Marquess Wilson secured 2-of-3 targets for 18 yards in Sunday's Week 17 loss to the Vikings.

Activated from I.R./recall after breaking his collarbone in preseason, Wilson closed out the year with just one game over 20 receiving yards among seven appearances. Wilson dropped too many passes and is clearly still raw at age 22. Brandon Marshall did show signs of 2014 decline, opening the door for Wilson as a dart-throw 2015 breakout candidate. Marshall will be back with the Bears, but Wilson should remain squarely in the team's plans even if Chicago cleans house in the front office. He's a big receiver who can run and make catches in traffic.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 04:31:00 PM

Marquess Wilson (knee) was limited on Wednesday.

Wilson missed just seven snaps last week due to his knee injury. It's not a concern for his Week 17 status. Wilson is averaging five catches for 41 yards and a touchdown over the last two games.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 03:15:00 PM

Marquess Wilson caught seven passes for 66 yards in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Lions.

Wilson again played every snap outside of a brief absence to work through a knee bruise. But he didn't get any deep shots, instead consistently working underneath on slants and comeback routes. He dropped two of his 10 targets. Still, we've seen enough from Wilson to think he can at least be a solid No. 3 receiver in this league. The Bears wrap the season against the Vikings next week.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 04:32:00 PM

Marquess Wilson caught three passes for 16 yards and one touchdown in the Bears' Week 15 loss to the Saints.

Filling in as the No. 2 receiver behind Alshon Jeffery, Wilson was targeted six times. His one-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter came on a little drag route in the front of the end zone. Most notably in the fantasy community, the score won Drew Dinkmeyer of RotoExperts $1 million in a DFS tournament. Wilson could have had a bigger night, but Jay Cutler missed him deep on what would have been a long touchdown. Wilson will be a WR3/4 next week against the Lions.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:18:00 AM

The Bears are expected to start Marquess Wilson in place of Brandon Marshall (ribs, lung) going forward.

Wilson caught 82 balls for 1,388 yards (16.9 YPR) and scored 12 touchdowns as a sophomore at Washington State. He quit the team as a junior, alleging "abuse" by coach Mike Leach. That allowed the Bears to steal a talented, fast 6-foot-4 wideout in the seventh-round of the 2013 draft, and they showed confidence in him this past offseason by letting Earl Bennett walk. A broken collarbone derailed him a bit, but now Wilson has a monster opportunity as an every-down player in Marc Trestman's offense. Josh Morgan is expected to slide into the No. 3/slot role. Wilson has immediate WR3 appeal in a home game against the Saints Week 15.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Marquess Wilson caught 2-of-5 targets for 19 yards in Chicago's Week 14 loss to the Cowboys.

The five targets came with a price, as Wilson appeared to suffer a right arm injury. Even as his right side slumped, however, he stayed in the game. Wilson missed the first two months of the season with a broken-right collarbone. Depending on his health, Wilson could be in for a bigger role in Week 15, as Brandon Marshall's (ribs) status is up in the air.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 12:28:00 AM

Marquess Wilson was held without a catch in the Bears' Week 13 loss to the Lions.

Wilson nearly made a circus catch along the sideline on his lone target, but couldn't get both feet in bounds. Wilson remains a highly-intriguing hold in dynasty leagues, but is miles from fantasy relevance in re-draft formats.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jay Cutler
2Jimmy Clausen
3Zac Dysert
4David Fales
RB1Matt Forte
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3Jeremy Langford
4Ka'Deem Carey
GLB1Matt Forte
2Jacquizz Rodgers
3RB1Matt Forte
2Jacquizz Rodgers
WR11Alshon Jeffery
2Marquess Wilson
3Marc Mariani
4Cameron Meredith
5Ify Umodu
WR21Eddie Royal
2Kevin White
3Josh Bellamy
4Rashad Lawrence
5A.J. Cruz
WR31Marquess Wilson
TE1Martellus Bennett
2Dante Rosario
3Zach Miller
4Khari Lee
5Gannon Sinclair
K1Robbie Gould