The third-year receiver has dealt with several injuries, namely to his hamstring, over his first two seasons in Jacksonville, which have prevented him from taking off after an electric college career at USC. Quarterback Blake Bortles said Wednesday that he and Lee have been able to work together extensively this offseason, calling the opportunity "huge." "It's been hard to get on the same page and work for an extended period of time, so I'm excited he's here and he's healthy," Bortles said. "What he can do is really special and he's super talented." Lee, who has 52 career catches for 613 yards and two touchdowns, will have an opportunity to grab hold of the third receiver spot behind Pro Bowler Allen Robinson and entrenched No. 2 receiver Allen Hurns. However, with Julius Thomas also back for his second season in Jacksonville, Lee may have to settle for being Bortles' fourth option in 2016, assuming he's able to stay healthy for more than a few weeks at a time.
Marqise Lee caught three of six targets for 30 yards in Sunday's loss to Houston.
After nursing a hamstring injury for a large chunk of the season, Lee showed signs of life in the final two weeks of the year, turning 10 total targets into six catches and his first touchdown of the season. It's hard to remember that it was Lee that was the Jacksonville Jaguars ' chosen young receiver in 2014, followed by Allen Robinson later that same round and Allen Hurns in free agency. The two Allens have since passed Lee and the young receiver's best shot at playing time in 2016 will likely come in three- and four-receiver sets.
Marqise Lee caught three passes for 26 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's loss to New Orleans.
Injuries have limited Lee's impact this season, but he found the end zone for the first time Sunday. The 2014 second-round pick will have trouble finding a larger role next season behind the tandem of Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, but if he remains healthy, he has the makings of a reliable third or fourth receiver. Lee was also utilized in the ground game Sunday, rushing once for nine yards on his fourth carry of the season.
Marqise Lee managed just once catch for 17 yards on four targets, and added a four-yard carry in Sunday's loss to the Titans.
Many expected Lee to step up in the absence of Allen Hurns (concussion), but quarterback Blake Bortles chose to transfer the majority of Hurns' would-be targets to top receiver Allen Robinson. Lee could make for an interesting play against the Indianapolis if Hurns still isn't ready next week, as there's a strong chance the Colts defense sells out to contain Robinson.
Marqise Lee is slated to start in place of Allen Hurns on Sunday against the Titans.
He'll start at wideout opposite Allen Robinson and while Lee has been limited to just five catches for 51 yards in five games to date, he should see his share of looks in the Jags' offense Sunday, making him worth a fantasy dart for those scrambling for wideout help in Week 13.
|P1||8/11/16||@ NYJ||7:30 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ ATL||7:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ SD||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 5|
|6||10/16/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|8||10/27/16||@ TEN||8:25 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
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