Josh Bellamy
Josh Bellamy
29-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Chicago Bears
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Entering his seventh NFL season, Bellamy hasn't caught more than 24 passes in any campaign. Due to injuries and a weak receiving corps, he had the most productive four-game stretch of his career when he posted 20 receptions for 201 yards in Weeks 14 through 17 last year. Despite the strong finish, the Bears added three new wideouts that profile to top the depth chart, which could place Bellamy in a position in which he could find himself fighting for a roster spot. Should he make the 53-man, he likely will continue to function in a reserve role, and his fantasy value would be suppressed unless the team suffered injuries at the position. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $1.91 million contract with the Bears in April of 2018.
Catches one pass
WRChicago Bears
December 31, 2018
Bellamy caught one pass for two yards in the Bears' win over the Vikings on Sunday, and finished the season with 14 receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown.
ANALYSIS
Aside from seeing work on special teams, Bellamy emerged as the Bears' fourth receiver, although that certainly wasn't a high-volume position. He's now an unrestricted free agent who will likely function in a similar role wherever he ends up signing.
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How do Josh Bellamy's 2018 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
18.2
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.91
 
% Team Air Yards
6.8%
 
% Team Targets
5.0%
 
Avg Depth of Target
11.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
56.0%
 
Drop Rate
4.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
3.3
 
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October 26, 2016
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Bellamy's entering his sixth year in the league, and he's caught exactly 19 passes in each of the past two seasons. He'll be part of a crowded depth chart at wide receiver, and he'll need a number of injuries to occur at the position in order to secure significant playing time.
Bellamy will open the season as a third-string outside receiver for the Bears. In his four-year career, he's only caught 19 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns. He would likely need multiple injuries at wide receiver to earn significant playing time.
Bellamy stuck around on the Bears’ practice squad for most of last season, but managed to suit up in four games for the team. He would finish with no catches on just one target in those contests, as most of his duties came on special teams. The Bears don’t seem to be eager to carve out a larger offensive role for Bellamy, so his path to making the 53-man roster out of camp will again come in his ability to perform well on multiple special teams units.
Bellamy was one of a slew of players competing for the final receiver job and special teams duties in training camp for the Bears, but he failed to claim a spot on the 53-man roster.
Bellamy will compete for the chance to provide depth at wide receiver after spending most of the 2012 season on the practice squad.
Bellamy, an undrafted rookie, has an outside chance of landing on the Chiefs' active roster if he displays the promising athleticism and playmaking ability in the preseason that he flashed during OTA's. However, even if he can steal the fifth receiver spot in Kansas City, he's unlikely to be useful as a rookie in even the deepest of formats.
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Makes minor impact
WRChicago Bears
December 16, 2018
Bellamy caught one pass for 18 yards in the Bears' Week 15 victory over the Packers.
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Not targeted in win
WRChicago Bears
December 11, 2018
Bellamy was not targeted during Monday's 15-6 win over the Rams.
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Posts eight yards
WRChicago Bears
December 3, 2018
Bellamy caught one pass for eight yards in Chicago's 30-27 overtime loss to the Giants on Sunday.
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Scores on two-point conversion
WRChicago Bears
November 19, 2018
Bellamy caught two passes for 11 yards while adding a two-point conversion reception in the Bears' Week 11 victory over the Vikings.
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Invisible against Lions
WRChicago Bears
November 11, 2018
Bellamy wasn't targeted in Chicago's Week 10 victory over Detroit.
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