WR Marqise Lee - Jacksonville Jaguars
|6-0, 192||Born: 11-25-1991||College: Southern California||Drafted: Round 2|
News you need to know
General News (Wed Jan 24): is not expected to be re-signed, in the opinion of Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union. Halloran posits that the most likely case for Lee being re-signed is if Allen Robinson is not retained. Another possibility is that Allen Hurns could be released in order to create $7 million more in salary cap space. Lee could also be asked to take a pay cut. However, with Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole contributing well, Lee may be the odd man out.
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Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 20 vs NE (8 / 4 / 41 / 0 rec)
Lee was mostly used on crossing routes and ran well after the catch to convert more than one first down. He led the team in targets, but didn't have a large impact on the outcome of the game.
2017 Week 19 vs PIT (6 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)
Lee led the team in targets with six, but only turned three into receptions. He had one poor drop on a crossing route that should have lead to a big gain, but other than that he was a victim of poor downfield throws by Bortles. With that said, two of Lee's three catches came on third down, with one coming in the fourth quarter. Lee released off the line too quickly for the corner and was able to secure the bullet pass before advancing it for extra yards.
2017 Week 18 vs BUF (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 5 / 0 rush)
Lee did not see any pass targets. He did receive one carry on an end-around.
2017 Week 15 vs HOU (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lee left the game early with an ankle injury and was a non-factor
2017 Week 14 vs SEA (6 / 5 / 65 / 0 rec)
Lee had another solid game for the Jaguars and was used as their possession WR. He did not receive one deep target but nearly every one of his targets came across the middle of the field, be it crossing routes, dig routes, or slants. He made several contested caches to move the chains, primarily in the first half, against both Shaquille Griffin and Earl Thomas. He showed quickness and vision after the catch as well as he gained several yards after every catch. Lee did not find the end zone but it is clear that there is trust between him and his quarterback.
2017 Week 13 vs IND (10 / 7 / 86 / 1 rec)
Lee had possibly the best game of his career on Sunday. From the start of the game, Lee made clutch catches in difficult situations. His best catch was on a post where Bortles threw high and outside. Lee reached back with a single hand and secured the catch against contact. Lee made several more catches on back shoulder fades near the sidelines and on vertical routes. He scored a touchdown on a drag in the redzone against the run, where he found the soft spot in the zone and then concentrated for the catch.
2017 Week 12 vs ARI (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Lee saw very few targets. He could not get open against Patrick Peterson at all other than two late crossing routes before the sticks. He showed good awareness and quickness after the catch but he was a non-factor for much of the game. He had a critical job with 30 seconds left.
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.
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