Gardner Minshew Fantasy Football News 2020

Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew (thumb) is out for Sunday’s game against the Texans. 6th-round rookie QB Jake Luton is expected to get the start but is well off the fantasy radar.

Jaguars HC Doug Marrone confirmed on Monday that QB Gardner Minshew (thumb) is out for Sunday's game against the Texans. Marrone also said that QB Jake Luton will take most of the starter reps in practice this week. That obviously makes him the favorite to start over QB Mike Glennon. Luton is a 6th-round rookie out Oregon State who posted a mediocre 62% completion rate and 7.6 yards per attempt in his lone full season as starter last year. Luton did at least toss 28 TDs vs. 3 INTs. He doesn't bring any rushing upside, though, and won't be a Week 9 fantasy option.

Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew (thumb) is not expected to play against the Texans next Sunday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Veteran Mike Glennon and rookie Jake Luton will reportedly compete for the Week 9 starting job in practice. Neither guy will be a bankable fantasy play, despite the plus matchup. It's unclear if Jacksonville will go back to Minshew once he's healthy.

X-rays this week revealed that Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew has multiple fractures and a strained ligament in his right (throwing) thumb, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Minshew has reportedly been experiencing discomfort in that thumb since the Texans game back in Week 5. That at least partially explains his uneven play over the last 3 games. Minshew has a Week 8 bye, but it's unclear if he'll be able to play come Week 9. If not, Jacksonville would turn to either veteran Mike Glennon or 6th-round rookie Jake Luton.

Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew could be benched as early as today's game against the Chargers if he continues to struggle, NFL Network reports. Minshew has completed 67.5% of his passes and tossed 11 TDs through 6 games. But he's also been picked off 5 times in his last 5 -- and the Jags have lost all 5 of those games. We'll see if Minshew can save his job today, but he's obviously a risky fantasy play. QB Mike Glennon is Jacksonville's backup.

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Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (ankle) is active for today’s game against the Lions. He only got in a limited practice on Friday and was reportedly a game-time decision, so Chark obviously won’t be at 100% today. That leaves him as a risk/reward WR3 vs. Detroit’s 24th-ranked WR defense. Chark's presence is good news for QB Gardner Minshew.

ESPN's Adam Schefter hears that Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (ankle) is "likely" to play against the Lions today. A final decision won't be made until Chark goes through pregame warmups. We'll get his official status by noon ET. If active, he'll be a risk/reward WR3 at less than 100% in a plus matchup.

A member of Jacksonville's practice squad tested positive for COVID on Friday night, the team announced. The Jaguars are still planning on playing vs. the Lions on Sunday, but the situation obviously bears monitoring over the next 24 hours.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (ankle) won't practice on Wednesday. At this point, fantasy owners shouldn't be planning on having him in Week 6 lineups. Chark's absence would be an upgrade for WR Laviska Shenault but a downgrade for QB Gardner Minshew.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (back, chest) has been downgraded to out for Thursday night's game against the Dolphins. His status for Week 4 and beyond is uncertain. Chark's absence tonight leaves Keelan Cole and Laviska Shenault as Jacksonville's top 2 WRs. It might also mean an extra target or 2 or TE Tyler Eifert.

 
 
 

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