Marqise Lee
Marqise Lee
28-Year-Old Wide ReceiverWR
New England Patriots
Reserve-Ex
Injury Opt Out
2020 Fantasy Outlook
A second-round pick in 2014, Lee has seen his career derailed by injuries and poor quarterback play. Returning from a 2018 season lost to an ACL tear, Lee barely played in six games last year before heading to injured reserve with a shoulder injury. The Jaguars released Lee in April, and the Patriots swooped him up a couple days later. At 6-0, 196, Lee has just average size and speed (4.52 40), but he's always been quick and dangerous after the catch. The Patriots have a lot of bodies at receiver, but they include a 34-year old Julian Edelman (without his trusted quarterback), 31-year-old Mohamed Sanu returning from an injury-marred season and last year's disappointing first-round pick, N'Keal Harry. In other words, if Lee, now apparently healthy, looks good in camp, he could win a significant role. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $910,000 contract with the Patriots in April of 2020.
Opting out of 2020 season
WRNew England Patriots
August 1, 2020
Lee informed the Patriots on Saturday that he will opt out of the 2020 season, Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports.
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Signed to a one-year, $910,000 deal, Lee didn't have much financial incentive in the face of the escalated risk brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. He was in position to bet on himself in free agency next offseason while offering the Patriots reps both in the slot and outside, but the former USC star will wait until the 2021 campaign to make his attempted comeback from multiple years of poor injury luck. His absence improves the odds of fringe receiver prospects like Will Hastings and Jeff Thomas earning a final roster spot.
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How do Marqise Lee's 2019 advanced stats compare to other wide receivers?
This section compares his advanced stats 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. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Air Yards Per Game
3.3
 
Air Yards Per Snap
0.18
 
% Team Air Yards
0.5%
 
% Team Targets
0.7%
 
Avg Depth of Target
5.0 Yds
 
Catch Rate
75.0%
 
Drop Rate
0.0%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
1.7
 
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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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.
Height
6' 0"
 
Weight
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
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Slated to be the team's No. 1 wideout last summer, Lee tore his ACL in August and missed the entire 2018 season. He then opened 2019 training camp on the PUP list and didn't come off until mid-August, leaving his status for Week 1 in serious question. At 6-0, 196, and with 4.52 40 speed, Lee's physical specs are merely average, but he's uncannily quick and athletic - his 4.01-second shuttle time, 38-inch vertical jump and 127-inch broad jump are all impressive. Lee gets a quarterback upgrade from Blake Bortles to Nick Foles, but not having practice time this spring and for much of the summer could hurt their rapport. Even so, he should eventually be a candidate to start alongside Dede Westbrook, with D.J. Chark, Chris Conley and Keelan Cole also in the mix for snaps.
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.
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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Joining Patriots
WRNew England Patriots
April 23, 2020
Lee is signing a one-year contract with New England, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
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Sent packing by Jags
WRFree Agent
April 20, 2020
The Jaguars released Lee (shoulder) on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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Likely to be cut
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Shoulder
February 13, 2020
Lee (shoulder) likely will be released this offseason for salary cap reasons, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official website reports.
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Disastrous season ends on IR
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Shoulder
January 22, 2020
Lee (shoulder) caught three passes for 18 yards in six games before being placed on injured reserve in October.
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Going to IR
WRJacksonville Jaguars
Shoulder
October 29, 2019
The Jaguars placed Lee (shoulder) on injured reserve Tuesday, Mark Long of the Associated Press reports.
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