QB Gardner Minshew - Jacksonville Jaguars

6-1, 225Born: 5-16-1996College: Washington StateDrafted: Round 6, pick 2019

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 9): Minshew was poised and serviceable, and surprisingly productive in relief of Nick Foles. He was also facing the Chiefs. He should be picked up in all superflex/2QB leagues.

General News (Mon Sep 9): will be the team's starting quarterback while Nick Foles is on injured reserve.

Week 2: at Houston Texans

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FBG says: Good matchup. The Jaguars season got off to a terrible start as their new star quarterback Nick Foles suffered a broken collarbone after throwing his first touchdown pass with his new team. With Foles sidelined until at least Week 11, sixth-round rookie Gardner Minshew will take over under center for the Jaguars. He has very limited NFL experience, but Minshew did look serviceable last week as he completed 22-or-25 attempts for 275 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. Minshew showed great accuracy both downfield and on short throws as he spread the ball around well. Minshew relied heavily on short passes, but he also completed a 64-yard deep ball to D.J. Chark as his primary highlight. The Jaguars signed Josh Dobbs to compete at the quarterback position, but he will slot in as the backup to Minshew for this week. At wide receiver, it was Chris Conley who was the favorite target of Minshew based on the connection they established in training camp. Conley finished with 97 rushing yards, six receptions, and one touchdown. D.J. Chark led the team in receiving though as he hauled in the big 64-yard touchdown bomb on his way to 146 receiving yards. Dede Westbrook would have had an underwhelming start to his season if not for a late-game touchdown as he did not live up to expectations as the Jaguars WR1. Leonard Fournette also amassed a respectable four receptions for 28 yards--solid usage for him out of the backfield. The Texans passing defense gave up 370 passing yards and two touchdowns while picking off Drew Brees once in last week's opener. The defensive line failed to apply consistent pressure as both the interior and edges of this line were in poor form--including J.J. Watt, who looked sluggish. Whitney Mercilus was the only sharp player on this line, as he made a few nice plays and was consistently winning his matchup while also making a great play in the end zone to pick off Drew Brees. New safety Tashaun Gipson had a very tough time over the top as he fell victim to big play after big play by the Saints wide receivers. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph was their best defensive back, while slot man Aaron Colvin was the worst. Colvin performed so poorly that he was actually released on Tuesday. None of the three remaining cornerbacks on the roster can be trusted, so until the Texans can sign another cornerback, the slot will be a position to exploit when facing the Texans--news that bodes well for Dede Westbrook to put up solid numbers this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumLPts
1 vs KC 47 22 25 275 2 1 1 6 0 0 21.35
2 at HOU PROJ-Dodds * 23 35 * * * 2 * * * *
2 at HOU PROJ-Tremblay * 21 34 * * * 2 * * * *
2 at HOU PROJ-Bloom * 24 38 * * * 1 * * * *

Percentile ranks

Gardner Minshew's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 1 vs KC (22 / 25 / 275 / 2 / 1 pass, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)

Minshew played most of the game in relief of Nick Foles and the sixth-round puck exceeded all expectations. After struggling with composure and accuracy in the preseason, Minshew looked calm, cool and collected at all points vs. the Chiefs, which is impressive considering he came off of the bench cold. He ended the game 22/25 for two touchdowns and one interception, which bounced off of Leonard Fournette's hands. If Minshew can continue to show good decision making and an ability to distribute the ball, the offense might not falter as much as some say during his rookie year.

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Jaguars | Gardner Minshew plays well in relief (Sun Sep 8, 05:12 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew went 22-for-25 for 275 yards, two touchdowns and one interception against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1.

Our View: Nick Foles should be out for 6-8 weeks with his collarbone injury. That means he could be an IR/Designated to Return player. In the meantime, Minshew should stay as the team's starter although we think they'll be looking for a reserve veteran quarterback. Minshew threw the ball all over the field in one year starting at Washington State last year and he looked comfortable against the Chiefs on Sunday.
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Schedule

2@ Houston Texans
3vs Tennessee Titans
4@ Denver Broncos
5@ Carolina Panthers
6vs New Orleans Saints
7@ Cincinnati Bengals
8vs New York Jets
9vs Houston Texans
10--- BYE WEEK ---
11@ Indianapolis Colts
12@ Tennessee Titans
13vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14vs Los Angeles Chargers
15@ Oakland Raiders
16@ Atlanta Falcons
17vs Indianapolis Colts