Marquis Lee expected to have role upon return

Florida Times-Union - [Full Article]

A significant sub-plot when the Jaguars return to practice Monday is receiver Marqise Lee.

When will he be available to play next Sunday against the New York Jets? Will he have a role?

To the first question, who knows. The Jaguars didn’t practice during their bye week and weren’t required to provide any information on Lee’s troublesome hamstring, which has kept him out of the lineup since the Week 3 loss at New England.

To the second question, general manager Dave Caldwell said there is absolutely room for Lee in a Jaguars offense that has two receivers (Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns) on pace for 1,000-yard years.

“Marqise, obviously, has a different dimension that we’re missing right now,” Caldwell said last week. “He has the ability to change the way defenses play us because he can stretch the field, he has dynamic speed and he can take a five-yard slant and take it 80 yards. He’ll be in there in terms of a rotation with [Robinson and Hurns] in some of our three-wide sets.”

The Jaguars have two more games before rookie slot receiver Rashad Greene is eligible to return from short-term injured reserve (thumb surgery).

Fantasy Impact: 

The Jags are getting healthier at WR which should be good news for QB Blake Bortles. It sounds like if Lee can return and stay healthy, he'd play more on three-WR sets, but it's possible he cuts in on targets for Hurns and Robinson, too.

Filed Under: 2015, W8

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