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Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Date of Birth:  02/17/1991
Age:  31
Height  5'8"
Weight:   165
College:  Abilene Christian
Drafted:  2014 | Undrafted
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Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR


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Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel has retired from the NFL.

Despite going undrafted and coming from a small-school Abilene Christine (and being "small" himself for the NFL), Gabriel was able to put together a strong and productive seven-year career. Gabriel's career ends with 228 receptions for 2,860 yards and 14 touchdowns in six seasons played, spending two years with the Browns, two with the Falcons, and two with the Bears. The former undrafted free agent was immediately a very capable deep threat upon entering the league, averaging 17.3 yards per reception as a rookie in 2014; and he was a big contributor to the 2016 Falcons team that went to the Super Bowl (and the year the offense was the league's best and Matt Ryan won MVP). We wish Gabriel luck as he moves past his playing career.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

The Bears are releasing Taylor Gabriel, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Gabriel had an impressive first season in Chicago with 67 receptions for 688 yards and two touchdowns, but he missed the final five games of the year in 2019, and the Bears are now moving on. While "Turbo" will be able to sign with another team before the new league year, it will be interesting to see how quickly the market moves at the position ahead of what looks like a loaded draft class. As for Chicago, Anthony Miller will be the clear No. 2 wideout in 2020, and Riley Ridley or Javon Wims may get a chance to claim the No. 3 role.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel (concussion) has officially been ruled out for Week 17.

Gabriel played nine games caught 29 passes for 353 yards and four touchdowns this season for the Bears, but he unfortunately missed seven games with two separate concussions. We hope the veteran receiver can get over his latest concussion and feel better very soon. Gabriel remains under contract with Chicago for two more seasons.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 16.

This is unfortunately Gabriel's fourth consecutive missed game with his concussion. Hopefully the veteran receiver is feeling better soon, but he's looking unlikely for the regular season finale next week.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel (concussion) has officially been ruled out for Week 15.

Unfortunately, Gabriel did not practice all week while dealing with his latest concussion, and he does not appear particularly close to a return. Hopefully the veteran receiver can progress through concussion protocol so that he can at least hit the practice field next week.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 14.

This is Gabriel's second consecutive missed game with this concussion, and he remains week-to-week with what's unfortunately not his first concussion of the season. Hopefully Gabriel is feeling better soon.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 13.

Gabriel's latest concussion is unfortunately keeping him out of tomorrow's Thanksgiving game against the Lions. Hopefully the veteran receiver is feeling better soon, but he should be considered week-to-week. Anthony Miller will be the clear No. 2 receiver opposite Allen Robinson tomorrow.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel officially practiced fully today.

Gabriel indicated on social media that he cleared concussion protocol and will play this week against the Saints after missing the previous two games with a concussion. Gabriel had a three-touchdown performance in his last game, but he's difficult to trust in Chicago's passing attack.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 5.

The Bears are traveling to London and Gabriel is still in concussion protocol, so this was expected. Hopefully Gabriel is feeling better soon and can return for Week 7 after Chicago's bye week.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel (concussion) remains out of practice.

We'll update you when Gabriel clears concussion protocol, but it might be difficult for him to play in London this Sunday. Hopefully he's feeling better soon, though.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 4.

Gabriel did not practice at all this week as he apparently remains in the early stages of concussion protocol. Hopefully the veteran receiver is feeling better soon. His absence could lead to more snaps for talented second-year receiver Anthony Miller, who has just two receptions this season.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel (concussion) officially remains out of practice.

It's not looking good for Gabriel potentially suiting up in Week 4, but perhaps he can get cleared in the next couple of days and play on Sunday. The final injury report for the week will be released tomorrow.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel (concussion) officially did not practice today.

Gabriel just suffered his concussion on Monday, so this isn't a surprise. Hopefully the veteran receiver is feeling better soon, but we'll update you with his practice status tomorrow.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel (concussion) is out for the rest of tonight's game.

Gabriel had an excellent game against the Redskins before leaving, catching six passes for 75 yards and three touchdowns. The first two scores were on short passes in the red zone, and the third touchdown came on a 36-yard pass down the right sideline after he beat Josh Norman. All three touchdowns came in the second quarter, and Gabriel became the first player in Monday Night Football history to catch three touchdowns in one quarter. This isn't the type of game you should expect consistently from Gabriel moving forward, as he remains a boom/bust FLEX option. Hopefully he feels better soon, and he'll need to clear concussion protocol to play this Sunday versus the Vikings.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel caught four passes for 37 yards in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Gabriel also rushed twice for 20 yards. It was a little surprising to see Chicago air it out 43 times in Mitchell Trubisky's first playoff game, but Gabriel (nine targets) and Allen Robinson (143 yards and a score on 13 targets) were both featured as the team's top receivers. "Turbo" will be pushed by Anthony Miller as the No. 2 option in 2019, so he will be just a late-round flier for fantasy owners as things currently stand.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel (shoulder) is doubtful to return against the Vikings.

Gabriel had four receptions for 61 yards before leaving, including a nice diving 40-yard reception to set up a one-yard Jordan Howard touchdown. We doubt he returns to this game so his regular season will end with 67 receptions for 688 yards and two touchdowns along with tie carries for 61 yards. Anthony Miller already left today's game with a shoulder injury, and Allen Robinson (ribs) was inactive, so Chicago has some injury concerns at receiver heading into the playoffs.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel catches three passes in Week 16.

Gabriel gained 28 yards on his three Week 16 receptions, also adding one carry for eight yards. The veteran receiver is difficult to trust in Week 17 fantasy lineups against Minnesota.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel catches three passes against the Packers.

Gabriel was targeted three times in the Bears' Week 15 victory, catching all three targets for 33 yards. The veteran receiver isn't a highly-recommended fantasy option heading into fantasy finals.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel catches three passes in Week 14.

Gabriel gained 22 yards on his three receptions against the Rams. The speedy receiver is difficult to trust in fantasy lineups in the fantasy playoffs.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel catches three passes in Week 13.

Gabriel gained 17 yards on his three receptions, and he had a costly lost fumble in the Bears' overtime loss. The veteran receiver also had a potential touchdown that went off his hands/shoulder in the end zone, so it wasn't a great game for him. Gabriel will look to bounce back next week against the Rams, but he's difficult to trust in the first round of the fantasy playoffs.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel caught seven passes for 49 yards in Thursday's win over Detroit.

Gabriel led the team in receiving on eight targets, but it was mostly a conservative passing attack with Chase Daniel under center. "Turbo" could give the Giants trouble on the outside in Week 13, but he will probably remain a borderline top-40 option in standard leagues with Allen Robinson back and Anthony Miller emerging.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel leads the Bears in Week 11 receiving.

Gabriel caught seven passes (on a team-high nine targets) for 52 yards and added two carries for 17 yards against the Vikings. This was a good bounce back after being held to zero receptions against the Lions next week, but the veteran receiver offers a low floor with another matchup against Detroit on Thanksgiving.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel held without a catch in Week 10 win.

Gabriel was targeted three times, but Allen Robinson (6/133/2) and Anthony Miller (5/122/1) did most of the damage for Chicago. "Turbo" will make plays in Matt Nagy's offense, but he doesn't need to be owned in fantasy leagues as the Bears head into a Sunday Night Football clash with the Lions.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel catches three passes against the Bills.

Gabriel gained 45 yards on hie three receptions (five targets) in the Bears' Week 9 win. Through eight games, Gabriel is on pace for 74 receptions, 852 yards, and four touchdowns; but he's had 52 yards or under in the two games he didn't have over 100 yards receiving. The veteran receiver faces the Lions in Week 10.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel catches four passes against the Jets.

Gabriel gained 52 yards on his four receptions (six targets) in the Week 8 win. Taylor's biggest play was probably a key block to spring a 70-yard touchdown for Tarik Cohen. The veteran receiver faces the Bills in Week 9.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel catches three passes against the Patriots.

Gabriel gained 26 yards on his three receptions (four targets) in the Week 7 loss, and he also had one carry for zero yards. There were some throws missed down the field, but overall New England didn't let the wide receivers of the Bears beat them. Gabriel will look to do more damage versus the Jets in Week 8.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel goes over 100 yards in Bears' loss.

Gabriel caught all five targets against the Dolphins, gaining 110 yards with a long of 54 yards. After a 7/104/2 line last week, Gabriel has been on fire the last two games. He's certainly in the FLEX mix for Week 7, but it might be a mistake to chase his past points as he takes on the Patriots.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel goes off in win over the Bucs.

Gabriel caught seven passes for 104 yards and two scores, also adding a ten-yard rush. "Turbo" found the end zone on a pair of three-yard touchdown receptions on a day where Mitchell Trubisky tossed six scores, and Chicago looks like a real contender with strong play on both sides of the ball heading into the bye week. Gabriel gets another great matchup against the Dolphins in Week 6 with Xavien Howard expected to shadow Allen Robinson, so it might be worth looking ahead for those in deeper leagues.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel gets ten targets in Week 3.

Gabriel's ten targets were a team high, and he caught six passes against the Cardinals, but he gained only 34 yards in the game. Gabriel has been involved in the offense through three games, but he is averaging just 5.9 yards per reception on 15 receptions. Perhaps he can get deep in Week 4 versus the Bucs, but there should be stronger options for your fantasy lineup.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel handles seven touches in Week 2 win.

Gabriel caught four passes for 30 yards, adding three carries for 17 yards. "Turbo" was also overthrown on a slot fade that would have been a potential touchdown, but he did most of his damage with touches around the line of scrimmage. He could get deep, but Gabriel isn't a recommended fantasy option against the Cardinals in Week 3.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel catches all five targets in Week 1 loss.

Gabriel worked as a clear starter opposite Allen Robinson against the Packers. He gained 25 yards on his five receptions, but he did have a long of 31 yards. The Bears mostly seemed to want the ball in Gabriel’s hands so he could use his speed to make plays, but he is likely to be used more as a deep threat moving forward, too.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel says he's moving all around Chicago's offense.

According to NBC Sports Chicago, Gabriel said he's "Just bringing that explosiveness to the offense — the downfield (passes), the screens. I mean I can’t pinpoint the (one) thing I’m doing, because I’m everywhere in this offense. I play running back, I’m doing flea flickers, I’m doing all types of stuff." The Bears also have Tarik Cohen doing similar things, so they have a couple of electric speed guys that'll help create good matchups and put a ton of pressure on defenses. The team also has a promising receiving group including Gabriel, Allen Robinson, former first-round pick Kevin White, and rookie second-round pick Anthony Miller. Gabriel lining up at places other than receiver will make it easier for all those players to get on the field.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel has officially signed with the Bears.

Gabriel will have a decent shot at getting a number-two or number-three receiver role behind Allen Robinson for Chicago. At the very least, he should be a situational deep threat, which could lead to some big plays from accurate deep-ball thrower Mitchell Trubisky. However, Gabriel would probably do well to have FLEX value fantasy wise, and there might be better late-round options in 2018 fantasy drafts.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel plans to sign with the Bears, according to Andrew Hawkins.

The former NFL receiver Andrew Hawkins got the scoop right from the source via fellow relatively-smaller receiver Taylor Gabriel—the two spent time together in Cleveland with the Browns. Chicago continues to add pieces around quarterback Mitchell Trubisky in a revamped offense, and Gabriel should match up well with the deep-ball ability of the second-year quarterback. The signing cannot become official until tomorrow when the new league year starts, but it would be a surprise if Gabriel backed out of the deal.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel catches two passes in playoff loss to the Eagles.

Gabriel gained four yards on his two reception, getting a couple of screens that went for seven and -3 yards. The speedy receiver will be a free agent this offseason, and it wouldn't be surprising to see him leave for another team after he didn't have the same season he did in 2016.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel leaves game with apparent hamstring injury.

Gabriel pulled up covering a punt, and it looks bad enough that he might not be able to return against the Panthers. Gabriel currently has no receptions, but it's still the first quarter.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel caught two passes for 16 yards in Monday night's win over the Bucs.

Gabriel also rushed once for three yards. "Turbo" hasn't made the same impact this season that he did last year with Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator, but he will look to make some plays over the final two weeks and in a potential playoff run. There are better options in the fantasy championship.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel gets two touches against the Saints.

Gabriel had one carry for nine yards and one reception (on one target) for ten yards. He also was face masked on the ten-yard carry, which of course added another 15 yards for the Falcons. Gabriel isn't making as many big plays down the field this season as last season, and he's not a recommended fantasy option right now.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel handles two touches in Week 13 loss.

Gabriel caught one pass for six yards and rushed once for five yards. "Turbo" just hasn't been the same this year with Kyle Shanahan gone, and he won't be a recommended fantasy option in the fantasy playoffs.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel caught three passes for 16 yards in Sunday's win over the Bucs.

Gabriel didn't have to do much with a front-row seat to the Julio Jones show, but he was the only wide receiver other than Jones and Mohamed Sanu to catch a pass. Still, he's not a recommended fantasy option next week against Minnesota.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel gets two targets against the Seahawks.

Gabriel caught both targets, but he only gained seven yards. Though Gabriel might be able to get deep against the Bucs in Week 12, it's difficult to trust him in fantasy lineups.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel leads team in receiving as Falcons top Cowboys.

Gabriel caught three passes for 58 yards, including the longest play of the game with a 34-yard reception. He also rushed once for 15 yards. "Turbo" has been the type of receiver to give Seattle trouble this decade, so he might be worth a look as a desperation FLEX option in Week 11.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel catches three passes in Week 9.

Gabriel caught three passes for 56 yards while also adding a three-yard carry in a loss to Carolina. Gabriel had a long of 40 yards in the game, as he caught a slant route and turned back after he caught it before darting up the sideline. He's on pace for 40 receptions, 490 yards, and two touchdowns this season, so Gabriel doesn't need to be on fantasy rosters.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel has another quiet day in Falcons' win.

Gabriel caught one pass for negative-three yards. Besides a Week 3 game where he caught five passes for 79 yards and a touchdown, "Turbo" hasn't been able to do much this season. He's not a fantasy option against Carolina next week.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel caught two passes for 24 yards in Sunday's loss to the Patriots.

He also rushed once for negative-five yards on a questionable reserve at the goal line. Gabriel is back to the third receiver with Mohamed Sanu's return, so he isn't worth holding onto in fantasy leagues, especially with Atlanta struggling.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel gets eight targets in Week 6.

Gabriel's eight targets were second on the team, as he worked are more of an underneath guy with Mohamed Sanu out. Gabriel caught four passes for 39 yards in the loss to the Dolphins, and he'll be a high-upside gamble FLEX option in a potential shootout against New England in Week 7.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel houses 40-yard screen pass in Falcons' 30-26 win over the Lions.

Gabriel was able to get into the end zone on a nicely called and executed screen, and finished with five catches for 79 yards and the score. "Turbo" probably isn't consistent enough to be a reliable fantasy option, but there's no doubting he's an important piece for Atlanta's offense. They get the Bills next Sunday at home.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel caught two passes for 14 yards in Sunday's win over the Packers.

Gabriel had a quiet night despite the team scoring 34 points, as they had a defensive touchdown and the running backs combined for three scores. With five catches for 50 yards through two games, there's a chance Gabriel breaks one against the Lions in Week 3. Still, there are probably better fantasy options.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel catches three passes for 36 yards in Week 1.

Gabriel was targeted four times in the victory over the Bears. He has high upside because of his big-play potential with the Falcons, but there are probably better options for your fantasy lineup.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel makes 2017 preseason debut.

Gabriel missed Atlanta's first two preseason games with a lower leg injury, but he and Julio Jones were back out there for the team's third preseason game. He didn't catch his only target, but it's good to see him back out there. Gabriel is going at the very end of fantasy drafts and could be a fine bye week fill-in this season while delivering FLEX value some weeks.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Restricted free agent Taylor Gabriel signed his second-round tender with the Falcons.

This is basically a formality. Gabriel will be with the Falcons this season for nearly $3 million. He and the Falcons would probably like to work out a long-term deal. Gabriel is worth a pick late in 2017 fantasy drafts as a player with good weekly upside.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

The Falcons have placed a second-round tender on restricted free agent Taylor Gabriel, according to Vaughn McClure.

So Gabriel will be on a one-year, $2.81 million contract this season unless the Falcons work out a long-term deal. Gabriel did recently tell ESPN that he wants to be a "Falcon forever." Another team can sign Gabriel, but they would have to give up a second-round pick, which seems unlikely. Both sides want to remain together and they almost certainly will for at least 2017. Gabriel isn't a bad fantasy option in mid-late 2017 fantasy drafts.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel catches three passes for 76 yards in Super Bowl LI.

Gabriel was targeted five times and was effective on them. Gabriel is an upcoming restricted free agent, and we would think the Falcons will try to keep him along after claiming him from the Browns in September.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel catches two passes for 24 yards in NFC Championship win.

Gabriel had only three targets in the game, but made one key catch in particular for a first down. The speedy Gabriel will look to stretch the defense in the Super Bowl.

Taylor Gabriel catches four passes for 71 yards in playoff win.

The speedy Gabriel did most of his damage on slant route, including a catch-and-run of 37 yards. He'll remain a huge part of Atlanta's offense in the NFC Championship.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel (foot) is inactive for the Falcons.

This was expected. The Falcons will be without one of their weapons against the Saints in a game that would lock up the #2 seed and a first round bye Atlanta. Gabriel ends his regular season with 35 receptions for 579 yards and six touchdowns, with four carries for 51 yards and a rushing touchdown in 13 games. He's been a real weapon for the Falcons in recent weeks, and they'll try to get him healthy for the playoffs.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel has quietest game in a while in Falcons win.

Gabriel had just three catches for 15 yards versus the Panthers. With Julio Jones back, Gabriel is more of a boom/bust FLEX option.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel scores again for the Falcons.

Gabriel had three catches for 60 yards and a touchdown against San Fransisco. Gabriel will remain a FLEX option next week against Carolina, even with Julio Jones (toe) likely to return.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel steps up as Falcons number one receiver.

With Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu out, Gabriel stepped up and caught three passes for 82 yards, including a 64-yard touchdown against LA. Gabriel has been unbelievable lately, averaging 12.8 fantasy points per game in his last six games. Gabriel could put up a dud as a big play threat, but he's turned into an awesome FLEX option as long as he stays this hot. He gets the Niners next.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel caught five passes for 44 yards in Sunday's loss to Kansas City.

Gabriel was second behind Julio Jones for the team-lead in targets with six. The 5'8" receiver has definitely emerged as a big factor in the Atlanta offense, but all the wideouts for the Falcons are hard to trust behind Julio. Gabriel and the Falcons take on the Rams in Week 14.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Gabriel explodes in Week 12 win.

The 5'8" receiver caught four passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed once for 27 yards. Atlanta set up two perfect screen passes to Grabriel, and he did the rest from 35 yards and 25 yards in the 2nd quarter and 4th quarter respectively. Gabriel showed he is an electrifying player with the ball in his hands, but yesterday will probably be the high-point of his season. He can stay on the waiver wire outside of deeper leagues.

Taylor Gabriel | Retired WR

Taylor Gabriel caught a 76-yard touchdown in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.

Gabriel was lucky enough to be on the receiving end of a beautiful deep ball from Matt Ryan. It was his only catch of the game, so Gabriel remains well off the fantasy radar.