Marqise Lee
Marqise Lee
27-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
Jacksonville Jaguars
Injury Knee - ACL
2018 Fantasy Outlook
With Allen Robinson in Chicago and Allen Hurns in Dallas, Lee appeared primed to serve as the Jaguars', dare we say it, marquee wideout, especially after signing a four-year deal with $16.5 million in guarantees. Lee was barely passable last year in a below-average offense - 12.5 YPC and 7.3 YPT, one catch of 40-plus yards on 96 targets - and that was with Robinson missing virtually the entire year. At 6-0, 196, and running a 4.52 40, Lee looks unremarkable, but he's exceptionally quick and athletic - his combine numbers for broad jump, vertical and shuttle time graded out as elite. Unfortunately, Lee will have to wait until 2019 to show off his skills again, after suffering a season-ending knee injury during the preseason. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $34 million contract with the Jaguars in March of 2018.
Says he's on track
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Knee - ACL
February 1, 2019
Lee (knee) believes he's a bit ahead of schedule in his rehab, with the expectation to be ready for the start of the 2019 season, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official website reports.
Lee suffered an ACL tear during the third week of the preseason, undergoing reconstructive surgery shortly thereafter. Reports on his progress haven't gotten into specifics, and it's still too early for any kind of timeline regarding a return to football activities. It's safe to assume he'll be absent or limited during the offseason program as he gears up for the second season of a four-year, $34 million contract. The structure of the deal keeps him safe through 2019, but he could be a cap casualty the following year if he doesn't bounce back strong from his injury. The Jaguars also have Dede Westbrook, D.J. Chark and Keelan Cole under contract, giving them a diverse group of wideouts with the benefit of youth, though there isn't a 1,000-yard season (or even close) among the bunch. The team presumably will prioritize finding a replacement for Blake Bortles at quarterback.
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Marqise Lee's measurables compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
6' 0"
196 lbs
40-Yard Dash
4.52 sec
Shuttle Time
4.01 sec
Vertical Jump
38.0 in
Broad Jump
127 in
Hand Length
9.50 in
Arm Length
31.75 in
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
While the Jaguars' passing-game output as a whole dropped off a cliff, somehow Lee had a breakout season. Finally healthy after two injury-hampered campaigns, Lee played all 16 games and managed a respectable 13.5 YPC and 8.1 YPT. That's all the more respectable when you consider Blake Bortles' meager 6.2 YPA and Allen Robinson's paltry 5.8 YPT. At 6-0, 196, Lee has average size, and his 4.52 40 at the Combine was below par for all but the biggest receivers in the league. But Lee is unusually quick and athletic, accelerates to full speed quickly, and has a 38-inch vertical leap. Lee scored only three times, thanks to only nine red-zone targets, and Robinson and Allen Hurns will be back, but if Bortles can approach something similar to his passable 2015 level, Lee should be one of the prime beneficiaries. Unfortunately, Bortles has done nothing to inspire confidence during training camp or the preseason, leaving himself with a short leash entering Week 1.
Injuries have derailed the former USC star's first two years, but he reported to the team's offseason program healthy and has finally had a chance to work with quarterback Blake Bortles extensively in the offseason. At 6-0, 200, with average timed speed (4.52 40), Lee's physical specs don't jump off the page. But he's exceptionally quick, accelerates to top speed rapidly, has a 38-inch vertical leap and 127-inch broad jump, i.e., he's unusually athletic and explosive. With Allen Robinson emerging as a full-blown star and Allen Hurns a capable playmaker on the other side, Lee enters the year as the team's No. 3 receiver. But the Jaguars threw the ball 607 times (12th), and even more frequently in the red zone, so there's enough opportunity to go around, especially given the lack of depth beyond Lee at the position.
With Justin Blackmon's reinstatement bid falling short in May, and Cecil Shorts plying his trade in Houston, Lee will have another chance for a significant role in Year 2. Lee's rookie year wasn't especially noteworthy, but he was playing in the 31st-ranked passing game both in terms of total yards and efficiency. He also missed three full games and parts of others with an ankle injury that has since healed. At 6-0, 192, Lee has only average size, and his timed 4.52 40 is barely adequate for a receiver with his frame. But Lee is exceptionally nimble, accelerates to top speed quickly, is a good route runner and has strong ball skills. He'll likely start opposite Allen Robinson, though Allen Hurns and tight-end Julius Thomas will also see targets.
Taken with the 39th overall pick, Lee has as good chance to start opposite Cecil Shorts right out of the gate. At 6-0, 192, Lee has only average size, and his timed 4.52 40 is merely passable in a receiver with his frame. But Lee has great quickness and acceleration, excellent vision and good route-running skills. He’s also got good eye-hand coordination and strong ball skills. With the addition of Lee, Shorts and fellow second-rounder Allen Robinson, the Jaguars are suddenly deep at wide receiver, and they’ll eventually be breaking in a rookie quarterback. But Lee should get every chance to play himself into a significant role.
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Eyeing return for 2019 opener
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Knee - ACL
November 28, 2018
Lee (knee) said Wednesday that he's pleased with the progress he's made since undergoing surgery in August to repair his ACL and plans to be on the field for the Jaguars' 2019 regular-season opener, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports.
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Officially placed on IR
WRJacksonville Jaguars
August 27, 2018
Lee, who was officially placed on IR on Monday, is slated to undergo surgery to repair his left knee, which was injured in preseason action Saturday, the Jaguars' official site reports.
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Ruled out for entire season
WRJacksonville Jaguars
August 27, 2018
Lee (knee) has been diagnosed with ligament damage and will miss the entire 2018 season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Knee issue a concern
WRJacksonville Jaguars
August 26, 2018
Coach Doug Marrone said he won't know the extent of Lee's knee injury until Sunday, but he did acknowledge that it looks serious, the Jaguars' official site reports. "I'm just saying, did anyone think it didn't look bad?" Marrone said. "I'm waiting for the doctor to tell me so I can tell you guys, but I know what I see. I'm not going to sit there and say it didn't look bad. It looked bad."
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Gets carted off field
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Knee - ACL
August 25, 2018
Lee was carted off the field Saturday against the Falcons after suffering an apparent left knee injury, Hays Carlyon of 1010 AM WJXL reports.
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