WR Marqise Lee - Jacksonville Jaguars
|6-0, 192||Born: 11-25-1991||College: Southern California||Drafted: Round 2, pick 39 (2014)|
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 15 vs HOU (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lee left the game early with an ankle injury and was a non-factor
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 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.
2016 Week 1 vs GB (4 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)
In a game where the Jaguars pass catchers were consistent and explosive, Lee struggled. He was used essentially as a starter; playing a heavy amount of snaps both in the slot and on the outside. He bobbled his first target so badly that it ended up an interception and then dropped his next target outright, a screen. He would catch a quick hitting pass across the middle on a designed play to get him yards after the catch later in the game but that was the extent of his usage. If his play continues like this, it is hard to envision him to continue seeing the amount of snaps that he is seeing.
2016 Week 2 vs SD (7 / 5 / 75 / 0 rec)
2 of Blake Bortles 3 interceptions in 2016 have been on passes thrown to Marqise Lee. This isn't to say he is at fault for them (though he is at fault for one of them) but if the team continues to have disastrous results when he is targeted then it is hard to think he remains very relevant. Did not make any real significant plays until the game was completely out of reach.
2016 Week 3 vs BAL (7 / 5 / 44 / 0 rec)
Lee might actually have a better chance to make plays than Hurns does right now because it is harder for Bortles to screw up his execution with how Lee's plays are designed. He does not win well as a traditional wideout but still sees a lot of underneath and screen passes because he is the offense's best YAC threat. He has seen a consistent amount of targets through 3 weeks.
2016 Week 4 vs IND (6 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)
Lee showed that his speed can be an asset, and the Jaguars staff showed faith in him by going to him in several key stretches, such as on a 3rd down at the end of the half and on the final drives of the game. Lee can't be a threat past 10 yards because he can't catch against contact, but as a wideout who is schemed into YAC opportunies, he has value.
2016 Week 6 vs CHI (6 / 6 / 61 / 0 rec)
This must be the twilight zone, because Lee was the Jaguars best WR on Sunday. He caught everything that came his way and turned several short passes into big YAC situations. The team seems determined to get him involved in the passing game and for the first time in his career, it is paying off.
2016 Week 7 vs OAK (8 / 7 / 107 / 0 rec)
Lee, again, was the Jaguars best wideout on Sunday. I can't believe I just typed that either. He has been terrific at gaining yards after the catch and he has cut out the drops from his game. He is the only player on the offense who is producing.
2016 Week 9 vs KC (8 / 4 / 84 / 0 rec, 1 / 11 / 0 rush)
Lee is the Jaguars best WR right now. He is the most consistent in all phases and has become a safety valve for Bortles of sorts. He added a deep element to his game this week, being the only wideout that Bortles could connect with on a vertical shot. He is playing like a 2nd-round pick for the first time in his career.
2016 Week 10 vs HOU (6 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Marqise Lee is playing the best football of his career. He is consistently getting open and has, somehow, developed into a safety net. Once an unreliable player has turned into a player who is consistently making difficult catches. His turnaround is outstanding and would be a bigger story if the Jaguars won more games. He is the units #2 WR.
2016 Week 11 vs DET (8 / 4 / 52 / 1 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)
Marqise Lee is the clear WR2 in the offense right now, and some weeks he even challenges Robinson for the role of WR1. This was his best week yet, too. He made some catches that seemed impossible for him to make last season. He consistently showed great focus and toughness to beat physical coverage. His routes have improved and he is the teams best YAC threat. Bortles trusts him and he has no reason not to right now. He is in the zone.
2016 Week 12 vs BUF (6 / 4 / 37 / 1 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)
Lee caught a touchdown pass but was otherwise fairly quiet despite leading the team in receiving. The Jaguars passing output was too lackluster for any wideout to truly shine but Lee still looked like a major part of the offense.
2016 Week 13 vs DEN (9 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec, 2 / 10 / 0 rush)
Lee did not do much this game, in part due to Bortles ineptitude and in part due to his inability to separate against the best cornerback trio in the NFL. He had one bad drop and needs to do a better job against physicality from defenders, but he also had one highlight catch that displayed how massive of an improvement he had made in adjusting to passes outside of his frame.
2016 Week 14 vs MIN (8 / 5 / 113 / 0 rec)
Lee had his best game of the season. He made every Vikings corner that covered him look silly, be it with domination at the catch point or forcing penalties. His YAC was terrific, showing speed and vision. His biggest improvement this season has been his ability to make catches outside his frame, and he is legitimately making the catches that Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns were making last season. He is the teams #1 WR right now and for the rest of the season, and Bortles continuing to feed him passes proves this.
2016 Week 15 vs HOU (3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Lee did not record a single catch but he did return a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown.
2016 Week 16 vs TEN (7 / 3 / 37 / 1 rec)
Lee scored two touchdowns on the day for the Jaguars. The first one was a leaping adjustment to a back shoulder throw against great coverage. The second one was on a trick play, where he was handed the ball on a reverse and then threw it to a wide-open Bortles for a score. Lee was otherwise fairly quiet, though he did make one great snag on a drag route, extending to catch the ball way below his knees.
2016 Week 17 vs IND (9 / 6 / 86 / 0 rec)
Lee did not make any game changing plays but he still showed the skills that made him such an improved player. He made a few catches way outside his frame that required adjustment, showing his improvement in this area. What he was best at was getting YAC, as he turned several short passes into first downs. One area you'd like to see him improve is getting separation deep down the field.
2015 Week 2 vs MIA (4 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
In his first appearance of the season, Lee rotated with Rashad Greene as the third wide receiver in three wide sets. He isn't going to receive a ton of volume, but definitely has a role in the offense on quick hitters over the middle where he can get YAC. Had a nifty run on an end around on the third drive of the game. He also received a target on an open Post route in the third, but the ball was inaccurate.
2015 Week 3 vs NE (2 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Lee was mainly used as a decoy on end-around action in which the Jaguars ran or threw play action out of. He did catch one pass after the end-around action, which he converted for a first down. He re-injured his hamstring at some point in the game and did not play in the second half.
2015 Week 10 vs BAL (5 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec, 1 / 3 / 0 rush)
Lee had an end around for 5 yards on the first drive and was a black hole besides that. On his targets he mostly showed struggles adjusting to the ball and catching through contact.
2015 Week 13 vs TEN (4 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Lee received the start with Allen Hurns out, and was terrible. He got two deep targets on the first two drives. The first was a throw that was perfectly placed, but he could not come down with it in a contested catch situation. The second slightly underthrown and CB recovered to bat it away. He did get behind the corner on both and was open. He simultaneously almost scored and fumbled on his only catch (came in the redzone) but was brought down at the one yard line. He had a terrible drop on a redzone target later in the game.
2015 Week 14 vs IND (4 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Lee was once again awful. He dropped his first two targets - one an off-target screen that was Bortles fault,. The second one was blatant drop on a hitch. After the dropped hitch, they went right back to him on a slant in the hurry up, and he broke a tackle and got some nice YAC. He also misjudged a well-thrown deep ball up the sideline that probably would have gone for a touchdown, but at least drew pass interference on the play to put them in the redzone.
2015 Week 15 vs ATL (2 / 2 / 46 / 0 rec)
Lee had another quiet day but he made the best of his limited opportunities. He turned an early target into a first down conversion, and on the final drive of the game he made an insane catch after bobbling the ball and battling with the DB for it.
2015 Week 16 vs NO (4 / 3 / 26 / 1 rec, 1 / 9 / 0 rush)
This was probably his best game in Jacksonville so far. He converted the first third down of the game on a drag route where he picked up some nice YAC for a gain of 17, and scored his touchdown on a Pick Play inside the five yard line. He also got open on a streak down the sideline, but the ball was underthrown and he could not come down with the catch.
2015 Week 17 vs HOU (6 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Like Hurns, Lee didn't really get much of a chance to make plays due to the lack of execution by the OL and Bortles, and the fact that Robinson was seeing the lion's share of the viable targets. He turned one Bortles pass into a sizeable gain due to ability after the catch, but it was a quiet day outside of that.
2014 Week 1 vs PHI (10 / 6 / 62 / 0 rec)
Lee finished this game with six catches, but he wasn't involved on offense early on. His first catch was a short curl route underneath midway through the second quarter. Lee's next catchable target came late in the third quarter when he couldn't make a difficult reception on an underthrown pass down the sideline. He needed to be stronger at the catch point and attack the ball in the air instead of waiting on it. That kind of play is never going to be Lee's strength. Instead he needs to see targets on screen plays and underneath routes that afford him opportunities to create YAC. His next target was a screen that he turned into a first down with his elusiveness in space. Lee caught a deep out route a few plays later as he and Henne began to build a relationship. Three of his receptions and most of his yards came on the final drive of the game against prevent coverage.
2014 Week 2 vs WAS (4 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Lee is being fit into a similar role that Ace Sanders played for the Jaguars last season. Most of his work is coming underneath and often after play action. That is how he started this game, with a catch on an out route after a bootleg from the quarterback. Henne looked for him on two more occasions, but both throws were terrible and gave his receiver no chance. He did catch a quick pass in the flat that he turned into three yards, but had a very limited impact on this game.
2014 Week 6 vs TEN (2 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec)
Lee wasn't seen in the first half, but his first target did come in the third quarter on a play that was specifically designed to get the ball in his hands underneath. Lee faked an end around before turning back into the flat where Bortles found him for a first down reception. After that play, Lee didn't see the ball again until late in the fourth quarter when he worked back to his quarterback after the play was extended into the flat.
2014 Week 7 vs CLE (3 / 1 / 20 / 0 rec, 2 / 5 / 0 rush)
Lee had just three touches in this game, with two rushes and one reception. His first, most productive rush came early on the first drive when he took an end around for a five yard gain. Lee's only reception of the day was an impressive one. He ran a deep crossing route before making a sideline catch for 20 yards. Lee's final touch came in the third quarter, when he was stopped at the line of scrimmage on another end around.
2014 Week 10 vs DAL (3 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Marqise Lee's absence in the Jaguars offense is likely a result of Allen Hurns' emergence, but he does show off flashes that suggest he should be worked into plays more often. His first involvement in this game came in the fourth quarter when he caught a sideline pass for a first down.
2014 Week 12 vs IND (5 / 3 / 52 / 0 rec)
With Allen Robinson out for the season, Marqise Lee moved up the depth chart. He caught Blake Bortles' first completed pass of the day on a short curl route against off coverage. At the start of the fourth quarter, on just the second completion Bortles had to a receiver at that point of the game, Lee caught another curl route underneath against off coverage. Lee almost scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter when he ran a beautiful slant route underneath. Once he caught the ball, he evaded a defender in space and sprinted for the goal line. He was just dragged down before he could break the plane. Lee saw two endzone targets after that play, but couldn't make two very difficult receptions.
2014 Week 13 vs NYG (8 / 6 / 75 / 1 rec)
Continuing to see more snaps with the absence of Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee made a big impact on this game. He was targeted in the end zone during the second quarter, but the pass wasn't catchable. His first reception did come before the half though, as he caught a curl route to convert a Third-and-5 when the Jaguars were trying to run out the clock backed up against their own end zone. Lee did't see the ball again until late in the third quarter, when he caught a touchdown pass down the sideline with relative ease. In the fourth quarter, Lee caught a short in route on Second-and-14. With the Jaguars needing a big play late in the game, Lee turned a quick slant route into a first down on Second-and-15 deep in Jaguars territory. Immediately after Fisch called a screen pass to Lee who carried the ball downfield well for six yards. He hobbled to the sideline after that play.
2014 Week 14 vs HOU (8 / 5 / 67 / 0 rec, 1 / 4 / 0 rush)
Lee wasn't targeted on the first drive of the game, but he caught an impressive comeback route on the second. That play went for a first down and set the offense up in Texans territory. In the second quarter, Lee saw his second target. He caught a slant route for a short gain to set up a Third-and-1 situation. To start the next drive, Lee caught a curl route for six yards against off coverage before turning a bubble screen that was stopped at the line of scrimmage into a first down by evading tacklers. Bortles went back to Lee two plays later on a deep sideline pass that Lee caught by rising above the defender covering him for the huge reception. Lee followed that up with a drop before converting a Third-and-8 with a curl route at the first down line.
2014 Week 15 vs BAL (9 / 4 / 14 / 0 rec)
Lee was wide open down the field for his first target. He dropped the ball, but the play wouldn't have counted either way because Blake Bortles had thrown the ball after running past the line of scrimmage. The Jaguars went back to Lee on a screen pass a few plays later, but he was knocked down behind the line of scrimmage. On 2nd-and-5 on the following drive, Lee caught a bubble screen for a couple of yards. A few plays later, Lee was the target when Bortles rolled the pocket to the right side of the field. He caught the ball when open down the sideline for a first down. Lee had a couple of drops before he caught a bubble screen for no gain in the fourth quarter.
2014 Week 16 vs TEN (6 / 4 / 65 / 0 rec)
Lee caught his first target of the game as he worked back to the football on the sideline for a five yard gain. Late in the second quarter, Lee caught a deep comeback route for a first down. A few plays later, Lee caught a slant route for nine yards on First-and-20. To start the second half, Lee ran a crossing route before catching the football to extend the play down the field. He ran past a defender for a 30+ yard gain. On the ensuing Second-and-13, Hurns extended his route when Bortles extended the play into the flat for a first down reception.
2014 Week 17 vs HOU (8 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
On a Third-and-Nine early during the first drive of the game, Lee came open over the middle of the field. Bortles threw him a low pass that he dropped. Although the pass was low, Lee should have made the reception for the first down. Lee eventually caught his first pass during the second quarter, when he took a screen pass for three yards. Midway through the third quarter, Lee dropped another pass on a crossing route. Once again, the pass wasn't perfect, but Lee should have caught it. Lee did catch a short pass in the flat, but that play was negated by a penalty before he dropped his third pass of the game on the following play.