• Gardner Minshew

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  • , Jacksonville Jaguars
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  • 0' 0"
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Draft note
by John Paulsen
In his 12 starts as a rookie, Minshew averaged 237 yards, 1.5 touchdowns and 0.3 interceptions, while adding 28 yards rushing. This equates to 16.6 fantasy points per game, which would have been the 15th-highest per game average in 2019. Like Blake Bortles before him, Minshew has the tools to be a solid fantasy asset for a team that is likely to trail most of the 2020 season. He offers good value as the 25th quarterback off the board, especially in best ball formats.

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Scouting report

by Bob Harris

JAX QB Gardner Minshew - 2020 Fantasy Football Outlook

Fantasy Upside
The trade of Nick Foles to Chicago this offseason was good news for Minshew. As a rookie who was just trying to find his way onto the field, Minshew quietly had at least 16 points in eight of his 12 starts in 2019. Minshew is also more mobile than he gets credit for -- he had at least 27 rushing yards in eight games -- but he will benefit from the pass-first mentality of new QB coach Ben McAdoo and offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. It will be Gruden's job to revitalize the offense with a more potent vertical passing game all while helping develop Minshew into a more polished quarterback. The belief is Gruden's West Coast offense scheme is a good fit for the second-year QB and should create more scoring opportunities.

Fantasy Downside
That's necessary because the Jaguars ranked near the bottom of the league last season in scoring at 26th (18.6) and were 31st in red zone TD scoring percentage (40.43).

2020 Bottom Line
The good news? Gruden's offense is designed around play-action passing, taking shots downfield and quick reads by the quarterback. Remember, Minshew flashed big-play ability, throwing 21 touchdowns to just six interceptions. Worth noting: His 129.0 QB Rating on passes that traveled at least 20 yards in the air was the best in the NFL, while Patrick Mahomes was the runner-up with a 122.9 QB rating.

2020 Strength of Schedule - JAX

W1W2W3W4W5W6W7W8W9W10W11W12W13W14W15W16W17
14
IND
19
@TEN
27
MIA
28
@CIN
24
@HOU
30
DET
BYE7
@LAC
24
HOU
12
@GB
2
PIT
23
CLE
6
@MIN
19
TEN
3
@BAL
5
CHI
14
@IND

Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.

2019 Game Stats

WkOppCompAttPaYdsPaTDIntYPAYPRRuAttYdsTDFumYPCPtsSnaps%
1KC22252752111.0012.5016006.0017.647/5881.0%
2@HOU2333213106.459.26656019.3316.167/67100.0%
3TEN2030204206.8010.20418004.5018.054/54100.0%
4@DEN1933213206.4511.2112002.0016.785/85100.0%
5@CAR2644374208.5014.38742036.0021.284/84100.0%
6NO1429163015.6211.6421000.504.659/59100.0%
7@CIN1532255107.9717.00948005.3319.082/82100.0%
8NYJ2234279308.2112.68828013.5024.076/76100.0%
9HOU2747309026.5711.44434028.507.867/67100.0%
10BYE---------------
11@IND000000.000.0000000.000.00/630.0%
12@TEN000000.000.0000000.000.00/860.0%
13TB1627147115.449.1928004.0010.745/7361.6%
14LAC2437162104.386.75631005.1713.666/66100.0%
15@LV1729201206.9311.82527005.4018.757/57100.0%
16@ATL1331181105.8413.92736005.1414.862/62100.0%
17IND2739295317.5610.9357001.4024.569/69100.0%
Per game20.3633.57233.641.500.436.9611.484.7924.5700.505.1316.2365.71/68.5095.91%
Totals28547032712166.9611.4867344075.13227.24920/110895.91%
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