Marqise Lee Fantasy Football News 2019

Jaguars WRs coach Keenan McCardell conceded that WR Marquise Lee (knee) is unlikely to be ready for the start of training camp. “He’s probably a couple weeks into training camp before he’ll be back," McCardell said. Lee suffered ligament damage in his left knee last August. We never learned the exact extent of the injury, but it looks like it was more than just an ACL considering he'll need over a year to get fully cleared. Jacksonville's WR corps is wide open at this point, with Lee, Dede Westbrook, D.J. Chark, Keelan Cole and Chris Conley battling for playing time. But until we see him back and on the field and looking healthy, Lee isn't worth drafting.

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (knee) is not participating in OTAs this week -- although he was running on a side field on Tuesday, according to insider Phillip Heilman. Lee suffered ligament damage to a knee in a preseason game last August and missed the entire 2018 campaign. We never got further details on the injury, but it was clearly significant to have Lee still rehabbing 9 months later. We'll see if he's ready for the start of training camp in July. For now, Lee is just a late-round flier in fantasy drafts.

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee will have season-ending surgery after suffering ligament damage in his left knee Saturday, HC Doug Marrone announced Monday. It's not yet clear which ligament is the problem, but the ACL is usually involved in these scenarios. We'll update that as more info gets released. We already adjusted the projections for the rest of the Jacksonville WR corps over the weekend in anticipation of bad news, though. According to Adam Levitan of Fantasy Labs, Donte Moncrief led WRs by playing 32 of 40 first-team snaps after Lee left Saturday's game. Keelan Cole followed at 28, with Dede Westbrook at 26 and rookie D.J. Chark at 14.

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee left Saturday night's game against the Falcons on a cart after suffering a left knee injury. Lee took a hit to the knee from a Falcons safety midway through the 1st quarter. The team announced he will not return. We'll see about the severity beyond that. If you're drafting tonight -- or Sunday, before we get further word -- then just avoid Lee. He's not worth the risk.

Update: Former NFL head team Dr. David Chao believes Lee suffered a multi-ligament knee injury. It sounds like his season is likely over. We've removed Lee from the WR rankings.

ESPN's Michael DiRocco believes Marqise Lee, Donte Moncrief, Keelan Cole and D.J. Chark are "set" as the Jaguars' top 4 WRs. "Dede Westbrook is the front-runner to win the fifth spot," DiRocco adds. This suggests that Westbrook is not only buried on the depth chart, but also fighting for a roster spot. (Some teams keep just 5 WRs.) We'll see if Westbrook makes a move in the pecking order over the next month. But for now, he's not worth a roster spot in redraft leagues.

The Jaguars added LSU WR D.J. Chark with the 61st overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. Chark’s stock got a big boost when he ran a 4.34-second 40-yard dash at the Combine. He also posted 90th+ percentile marks in the broad and vertical jumps, earning a SPARQ score in the 96th percentile. Chark didn’t post huge numbers at LSU. He went without a single catch in his first 2 seasons before a 26-466-3 line in 2016. This past year brought a quasi-breakout, with Chark hauling in 40 balls for 874 yards and 3 scores. His 21.9 yards per catch led the entire country among players with 40+ receptions. It’s certainly worth noting that Chark played on a bad LSU passing game. He accounted for 22.3% of the catches, 33.0% of the yards and 17.6% of the TDs last year. And his 2.92 yards per route run ranked 12th among draft-eligible receivers, per Pro Football Focus. Chark at least looks like a guy who can bring big-play ability to Jacksonville. But he’ll need to refine the other parts of his game — notably his route running and hands — if he wants to turn into more than a boom-or-bust fantasy option. Chark joins a crowded Jaguars WR group that also includes Marqise Lee, Dede Westbrook, Donte Moncrief and Keelan Cole.

The Jaguars have re-signed WR Marqise Lee to a 4-year, $38 million deal. So Jacksonville chose to let WR Allen Robinson walk and bring back Lee for about $4.5 million less per year. The 2014 2nd-rounder's pro career got off to a rough start, with 9 games missed and just 52 catches over his first 2 seasons. But over the past 2, Lee has missed just 2 games and racked up 119 grabs. He looks like the slight favorite ahead of WRs Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole to lead Jacksonville in 2018 targets

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. He returned to a limited practice on Friday -- his 1st since going down back in Week 15. It sounds like he'll be active this weekend, but Lee is a risky fantasy play in his 1st game back. It's entirely unclear how the Jags will divvy WR snaps between Lee, Allen Hurns, Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook.

A source tells NFL Network's Ian Rapoport that the Jaguars believe WR Marqise Lee (ankle) will play against the Bills on Sunday. Lee didn't practice on Wednesday, and Rapoport suggests he might not practice at all this week. So he obviously won't be at 100% if he suits up this weekend. None of Jacksonville's WRs will be particularly strong fantasy options vs. Buffalo's 5th-ranked WR defense.

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (ankle) remained sidelined on Wednesday. That's not a good start for his chances of returning for Sunday's Wild Card game against the Bills. If Lee can't go, Jacksonville will roll with Keelan Cole, Dede Westbrook and Allen Hurns as its top 3 WRs.

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game against the 49ers. He’s unlikely to play in the regular-season finale, either. WR Allen Hurns (ankle) is listed as questionable. He has a shot to play but admitted this week that he’s still not close to 100%. Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole remain the 2 best fantasy bets in Jacksonville’s WR corps.

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee got "good news" on his injured ankle after a Monday MRI, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "He’ll be back by the playoffs or sooner," Rapoport adds. It sounds like Lee is dealing with a minor, low-ankle sprain and even has a shot to play against the 49ers. We'll track his status throughout the week.

X-rays on Jaguars WR Marqise Lee's ankle came back clean, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Lee is dealing with a sprain, the severity of which will be determined by an MRI on Monday. Check back then for another update, but fantasy owners need to start making other plans for Week 16.

1:12pm EST 12/17/17

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee injured his ankle in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Texans and is questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one.

11:11am EST 11/5/17

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (knee) is active. He’s just a WR4 vs. Cincinnati’s 6th-ranked WR defense.

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bengals after only putting in 1 limited practice on Friday. He went through the same routine back in Week 7, played vs. the Colts and hauled in 4 balls for 72 yards. Lee should play on Sunday but gets a much tougher matchup vs. the league’s 6th-ranked WR defense.

3:10pm EDT 10/22/17

Jaguars WR Marqise Lee (knee) is active for today’s game against the Colts. He only got in a limited practice on Friday, so it’s tough to believe he’ll be anywhere close to 100%. Lee is a risky Week 7 fantasy option, despite a plus matchup.

 
 
 

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