WR Marqise Lee - Jacksonville Jaguars
|6-0, 192||Born: 11-25-1991||College: Southern California||Drafted: Round 2|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 20): Lee's 5-45 line was acceptable considering the conditions and game script. He might be down this week with a matchup against Patrick Peterson, but the Jags schedule against the pass will get a lot lighter down the stretch.
General News (Fri Nov 24): partially participated in Friday's practice but is not on the team's injury report. He will play this week.
General News (Thu Nov 23): partially participated in Thursday's practice.
General News (Wed Nov 22): partially participated in Wednesday's practice.
Week 12: at Arizona Cardinals
FBG says: Neutral matchup. Blake Bortles struggled mightily last week as he could only muster 154 passing yards and one touchdown against the Browns. Bortles also coughed up two fumbles, losing one. The Jaguars are a run-first team as Bortles has had very much of a game-manager role for most of this season, passing for over 300 yards in just one game and only one game with more than one touchdown. Bortles has had exactly one passing touchdown in each of his last five games, so don't look for much upside out of him on a regular basis. Marquise Lee has been the only reliable receiving option for the Jaguars this season, but he was dealing with a knee injury for most of the last week and had a relatively mediocre game because of it. Lee is averaging just over 50 receiving yards per game this season but has only one game with over 80 receiving yards and just two touchdowns. Overall, this is a passing offense to avoid for all intents and purposes. The Cardinals passing defense has definitely been exploitable this season as they have given up the fifth and sixth most fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks and wide receivers respectively. Most of this production, however, has come from receivers NOT facing Patrick Peterson--as Peterson has been one of the best shutdown cornerbacks in the league. Marquise Lee should see the pleasure of facing Peterson this week, meaning the rest of the Jaguars receivers should have a decent shot at some production. Rookie Dede Westbrook finally saw the first catches of his career last week, but he was out-snapped by their other rookie receiver Keelan Cole. Westbrook has game-changing speed, so if he can get more snaps, he could be a boom or bust candidate for a big play against the struggling Cardinals safeties.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 11 vs CLE (9 / 5 / 45 / 0 rec)
Lee had two big catches on third downs that he turned into first downs. Each game on a shallow crosser that relied on him to get RAC and move the chains. Outside of this facet of the game, Lee did not impress. He dropped a surprisingly accurate Blake Bortles deep pass that could have ended the game without having to rely on the defense to get a stop. His inability to be a consistent target down the field continues to hurt the offense.
2017 Week 10 vs LAC (11 / 6 / 55 / 1 rec)
Lee saw more targets than any other Jaguar but he was up and down performance wise. He caught the team's only offensive touchdown for the second week in a row but he also had a couple of awful drops that were uncontested and he had a taunting penalty at the goal line late in the game that cost the Jaguars a chance to put the game away. He is their most inconsistent target but he is the one they turn to the most right now.
2017 Week 9 vs CIN (12 / 8 / 75 / 1 rec)
Lee had a maddening game. He was open on what seemed like every single drop back, but he dropped two passes that would've been huge gains for the Jaguars. one came on a corner route which would have netted 15-yards, but he jumped too early and failed to secure the pass. Later in the game, Lee dropped a 3-rd down target in the red zone that would have been a first down on a dig route. Both drops came with no defenders involved. Lee did show good quickness and ability to hurt teams underneath, but he has to be more consistent. He caught the Jaguars lone offensive touchdown on a slant from the slot.
2017 Week 7 vs IND (6 / 4 / 72 / 0 rec)
Lee had a nice bounce-back game for the Jaguars. He got consistent separation against the Colts man defense and turned short passes into big gains on a number of occasions. He did not show good elusiveness, losing yards on several attempts to make a man miss, but he did show good quickness and speed. He had a touchdown on a slant that was called back to offensive pass interference.
2017 Week 6 vs LAR (10 / 5 / 83 / 0 rec, 1 / 17 / 0 rush)
Lee had an up and down day. He had multiple 3rd down targets that he was unable to catch due to physical play from the defensive back covering him. He also made the best play a Jaguars wideout has made all season, with an acrobatic highpoint near the sidelines on a big 3rd down in Rams territory. Overall, another up and down game from Lee. He has his niche but he struggles when he is the biggest part of your passing game.
2017 Week 5 vs PIT (4 / 2 / 49 / 0 rec)
Lee bounced back after maybe the worst game of his career and had an ok game, which is saying a lot for somebody in the Jaguars passing game. He was Bortles only targets on deep passes and was getting open on all of them, being able to haul in the one pass Bortles got near him. His best play was on a sideline comeback, as he got to the sideline and extended vertically to high point the ball while staying in bounds.
2017 Week 4 vs NYJ (3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
If there is a scapegoat for how bad this offense performed, it's probably Marqise Lee. Bortles didn't give his wideouts many chances to make plays on the entire day but on one of the very few instances he did, Lee failed his team. On a third down in overtime at the 50-yard line, the Jaguars needed a first down to not only extend the drive but to officially place the team in field goal range. On the play, Bortles rocketed a perfect pass to Lee on a slant that hit him right in the hands for the first down...and he dropped it. The Jaguars ended up punting, and the game was lost. The only other time Lee made an impact in this game was when he muffed a punt in overtime. An all time awful performance from Lee.
2017 Week 3 vs BAL (7 / 4 / 65 / 0 rec)
Lee was featured early on and this stayed the same throughout the game. He again received one of the few Blake Bortle deep attempts, but this time Bortles hit Lee in stride after Lee created separation off the snap. He was also the teams best YAC option, which meant they consistently gave him underneath targets. He dropped another pass, a constant issue with him this season, but in the absence of Allen Robinson, it did not matter that much target wise.
2017 Week 2 vs TEN (12 / 7 / 76 / 0 rec)
Lee dropped a 3rd down pass early in the 1st quarter but from that point he was a consistent piece of the offense. He was maybe the only consistent piece of the offense, as Bortles was rarely able to get the ball to him but he made things happen when he did. He won only on short crossing routes and slants but he was able to gain YAC consistently.
2017 Week 1 vs HOU (4 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lee did nothing of note but he was the WR that received the few down the field opportunities that the Jaguars utilized after Robinson was injured. He had one poor drop that should've lead to a first down, but other than that it wasn't a day of note for Lee, or the passing offense.
Latest NewsJaguars | Marqise Lee should be in uniform (Fri Nov 24, 07:23 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 24, but is not on the injury report for Week 12. Our View: Allen Hurns (ankle) is not going to play in this game, so Lee is the top target for the Jaguars passing game. Going up against the Cardinals on Sunday, Lee should put up WR3 or flex numbers.
link to story Jaguars | Week 12 injury report for Jacksonville (Fri Nov 24, 02:36 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Hurns (ankle) did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 12 against the Arizona Cardinals. DL Patrick Omameh (quad), OL Jermey Parnell (knee), LB Donald Payne (hamstring) and CB Jalen Ramsey (hand) were all limited in practice Friday, Nov. 24, and are listed as questionable. QB Blake Bortles (wrist), LB Blair Brown (hamstring) and PK Josh Lambo (hip) practiced fully Friday and no longer appear on the injury report. RB Leonard Fournette (ankle), S Tashaun Gipson (knee) and WR Marqise Lee (knee) were each limited in practice Friday and also have been removed from the injury report. link to story Jaguars | Marqise Lee listed as limited (Thu Nov 23, 03:34 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 23. Our View: The Jaguars are going to continue running the ball with Leonard Fournette, so between that and the inconsistent nature of Blake Bortles, Lee isn't expected to do much. Add in his injury and we are expecting not much beyond WR5 numbers against Arizona.
link to story Jaguars | Marqise Lee has limited practice (Wed Nov 22, 05:09 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Nov. 22. Our View: Lee is limited on Wednesday, but he might be able to practice fully on Friday. With Allen Hurns banged up, Lee is likely the no1 WR for the Jaguars as they travel to take on the Cardinals in Week 12.
link to story Jaguars | Marqise Lee posted 45 yards in win (Sun Nov 19, 07:45 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee posted five receptions for 45 yards on nine targets in Week 11 against the Cleveland Browns. Our View: Lee was solid in cold windy weather. He's the clear #1 wide receiver on this team, although that is bad for next week when it means he'll likely draw Patrick Peterson.
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