2020 Fantasy Rankings
Overall # 216 · QB # 22 (Tier 5)
ADP (12-team PPR): 14.05, 179th
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Gardner Minshew

QB, Jacksonville Jaguars

Height 6'1" Weight 225 DOB 1996-05-16 Age 24
College Washington State

Season Projections
Updated Sep 7
Source FPts PaCmp PaAtt CmpPct PaYd PaFD PaTD PaINT Sacked RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD FL
RotoBaller 333.5 365 575 63.5 4120 - 24 11 0 78 365 4.68 - 1 8

2020 fantasy football projections by .

Position Rankings
Rank Name ADP1 Comment
Tier 5
20 Daniel Jones, NYG 11.07
21 Joe Burrow, CIN 11.10
22 Gardner Minshew, JAC 14.05
23 Philip Rivers, IND 14.02
24 Ryan Tannehill, TEN 14.04
Fantasy News Last 90 Days
  • Gardner Minshew II Not Expected To Be Active

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (thumb) is not expected to be active for his team's Week 11 meeting with the Steelers. Jake Luton will start, with Mike Glennon backing him up. Luton's two starts have been fairly uneven, so there's no guarantee he remains the starter once Minshew is healthy, though Jacksonville might keep seeing what they have in Luton. Expected to draft a quarterback this upcoming year, the Jags are really just looking for a backup right now from among their three rostered QBs.

    Nov 22 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Jake Luton To Start Sunday, Gardner Minshew Out Again

    Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Jake Luton will make his third start in Week 11 against the undefeated Steelers while Gardner Minshew II (thumb) resumes throwing. Luton went 18-for-35 for 169 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 10 loss to the Packers. Jacksonville isn't putting too much on the 24-year-old's plate and is using him like a game manager with Minshew sidelined. Minshew won't be guaranteed the starting job back when he's healthy, but Luton hasn't really stood out so far in his first two NFL starts. Pittsburgh boasts one of the most fearsome defenses in the league, so we don't expect Luton to put up impressive numbers this weekend. He'll be a desperation QB2 in superflex leagues.

    Nov 16 · Source via Jaguars Jake Luton Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II Officially Ruled Out For Week 9

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (thumb) has officially been ruled out for Week 9 against the Texans. This was a foregone conclusion after it was announced that Minshew had suffered a fractured thumb in the Week 7 game. It's very possible that the 24-year-old second-year signal-caller will miss Week 10 as well. Sixth-round rookie Jake Luton is set to get his first career start this Sunday against Houston, where he'll be a desperation low-end QB2 for those in superflex leagues. Houston's defense is a very attractive unit this week as a result. Fantasy managers that roster receivers D.J. Chark Jr., rookie Laviska Shenault Jr. and Keelan Cole should downgrade them with Luton under center.

    Nov 6 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Jake Luton Expected To Start Against Texans

    Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars rookie quarterback Jake Luton, a sixth-round pick out of Oregon State, is expected to start in Week 9 against the Texans with Gardner Minshew II (thumb) recovering from multiple fractures in his right thumb. It will be Luton's first career start in the NFL, so fantasy managers desperate enough to start him in two-QB superflex leagues shouldn't expect anything over the top. The 24-year-old will be facing a Texans Defense coming off their bye, but they have allowed the 11th-most fantasy points to signal-callers per game in 2020. Consider the rookie a low-end QB2 in his first start. You should also downgrade receivers D.J. Chark Jr., Laviska Shenault Jr. and Keelan Cole with Minshew out.

    Nov 2 · Source via Jaguars Mike Glennon Jake Luton Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II Expected To Miss Week 9

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (thumb) is not expected to play next week when the Jaguars take on the Houston Texans. Minshew was already in danger of being benched before his thumb injury, so there's a good chance we're done with Minshew at this point. It's unclear if Mike Glennon or rookie Jake Luton will serve as the starter, but outside of desperate managers in two-quarterback leagues, this will be a situation to avoid.

    Nov 1 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II Has Fractured Thumb

    X-rays this week showed that Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (thumb) has multiple fractures and a strained ligament in his right thumb, according to sources. Minshew has been dealing with pain in his thumb since Oct. 11 against the Texans, but the team didn't know about his injury until this week. The Jags are on bye this week, but it's unclear if he'll be able to play in Week 9 against the Texans. We'd be surprised if the 24-year-old is ready to go coming off the bye with this injury, so plan ahead if you've been using him in superflex leagues as a QB2. Mike Glennon is the team's backup and would get the starting nod against Houston if Minshew cannot go.

    Oct 29 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II Inconsistent Again

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II threw for 173 yards and two touchdowns on 14-for-27 passing in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He threw a pair of touchdowns and added four carries for 21 yards. Minshew has reportedly been in danger of losing his starting job to Mike Glennon, and this performance likely doesn't do much to quell those rumors. If you're currently relying on Minshew as a starter in any redraft leagues, it might be time to look elsewhere.

    Oct 25 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II Could Be Benched If Struggles Continue

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II is in danger of being benched if his play doesn't improve, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Minshew II would seem to be on his way to a career year, completing 67.5 percent of his passes with 11 touchdowns, though he has committed nine total turnovers. Averaging just seven yards per pass attempt, the second-year-pro has struggled to look downfield at times, which certainly damages the Jaguars' offensive potential. The options behind Minshew II aren't much better, however, with career backup Mike Glennon in tow as well as rookie sixth-rounder Jake Luton. Fantasy managers with Jaguars' skill players should be hoping Minshew II figures it out.

    Oct 25 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Jags Could Bench QB Gardner Minshew

    Oct 25 · Pro Football Rumors Jaguars Mike Glennon Jake Luton Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II A Decent QB2 In Week 7

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II has been struggling lately after his hot start to the season. The Jaguars have lost five straight and head coach Doug Marrone recently said he wouldn't rule out benching Minshew if his struggles continue. In Week 7, Minshew and the Jaguars face the Los Angeles Chargers, who have allowed 273 passing yards per game this year, the fourth-most in the league. Despite Minshew's struggles, he's still managed to score exactly two touchdowns in each of his past three games and he topped 300 passing yards in two of those games. Expect to see him throw for around 300 yards in Week 7 with a good chance to score multiple touchdowns again, making him a decent QB2 option in two-quarterback leagues.

    Oct 23 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II Has Rushing Touchdown In Week 6

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II as 25-for-44 throwing the ball in a Week 6 loss to the Detroit Lions, finishing with 243 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. He also rushed three times for 14 yards and a score. It wasn't a pretty game for the second-year quarterback, though he made just enough plays to finish with a decent statline for fantasy managers. Minshew's a decent QB2 play going forward, but it's disappointing he couldn't take more advantage of a Lions secondary that's struggled at times this year.

    Oct 18 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II A Strong QB2 Play Against Lions

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II should be considered a high-end streaming play in one-QB fantasy leagues on Sunday when the Jaguars face the Detroit Lions. The Lions allow the 10th-most fantasy points per game to opposing passers, and Minshew has three 300-yard games already this year. He's starting to cut down on the interceptions and has multiple touchdown passes in all but one game this year. In what might be a bit of a shootout between two teams whose defenses have struggled, Minshew should be poised for a strong game.

    Oct 16 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II Throws For 300 Yards In Week 5

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II was forced to throw a lot against the Texans on Sunday, tossing the ball 49 times. He completed 31 of them for 301 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Minshew also added 18 yards on the ground on four carries. It was a solid performance for Minshew, who is a solid QB2 play most weeks as the Jaguars will continue to have a pass-happy game script thanks to injuries and ineffectiveness on defense.

    Oct 11 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II Has Tough Week 5 Matchup

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II faces a Texans Defense that allows the 10th-fewest fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in Week 5. Houston's biggest issue defensively has been the run, so we should expect this game to be one where Minshew's passing volume is lower than usual. There are likely better streaming options available to fantasy managers this week than Minshew, who had just 173 yards in Week 1 against a Colts Defense that kept him passing volume low.

    Oct 9 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II Posts Strong Numbers In Week 4

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II threw for 351 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, completing 27-of-40 pass attempts with two touchdowns and a pick. He also added nine rushing yards. The Jaguars Defense is going to have them playing a lot of high-scoring games, making Minshew a valuable fantasy quarterback. Consider him a solid QB2 moving forward.

    Oct 4 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Bengals Could Be Bad Matchup For Gardner Minshew II

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II is coming off a disappointing Week 3 performance in which he failed to throw for a touchdown despite completing 71.43 percent of his passes. Now, Minshew will look to bounce back against the Bengals on Sunday. The problem? Cincinnati is only allowing 16.5 fantasy points per game to opposing quarterbacks, the eighth-lowest mark in the NFL. Maybe that success can be attributed to the quarterbacks they've faced so far, but with Minshew not being an elite passer, it's best to consider him as a risky, low-end QB2 at best in Week 4.

    Oct 1 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II Struggles Against Miami

    The Jacksonville Jaguars weren't supposed to be blown out by the Miami Dolphins on Thursday, but they were, as the Dolphins took the 31-13 victory. Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II struggled all night, going 30-for-42 for 275 yards with no touchdowns while throwing an interception and narrowly avoiding throwing a second. He also added 22 yards on the ground. Minshew was a huge disappointment to fantasy managers, and now we have reason to doubt the mustached passer, who we thought was on his way to being a consistent fantasy QB2.

    Sep 24 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II A Strong Fantasy Option On Thursday

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II has already thrown six touchdowns in 2020, and he should throw more of them on Thursday night against a beat-up Dolphins secondary. Minshew has been one of the biggest surprises of the young 2020 season, looking like a quality NFL starter and already threatening to take the Jags out of the Trevor Lawrence chase. Consider him a high-end fantasy QB2 on Thursday night with Miami expected to be missing multiple starters in their defensive backfield. Minshew Mania continues.

    Sep 23 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II Throws Three Touchdowns

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II threw for 339 yards on 30-for-45 passing in Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans. He was picked off twice and added four carries for 19 yards. Jacksonville's offense is officially better than expected, making Minshew a solid QB2 option moving forward. Jacksonville's defense is going to continue to hemorrhage points, forcing the offense to play from behind, which leads to a game script that will favor Minshew. It's mustache season in Florida.

    Sep 20 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II Faces Tough Week 2 Matchup

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II had a stellar Week 1, completing 95 percent of his passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns. But a repeat performance seems unlikely in Week 2 as he faces a Tennessee Titans team whose defense should be up to the task to slow down the Minshew Mania. In Week 1, this Titans team held Drew Lock to just one passing touchdown. Minshew is worth a look in two-QB leagues, but don't expect him to have the same strong outing he did last week. There's just not enough offensive talent here to trust this team on a weekly basis.

    Sep 17 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew Only Throws One Incompletion

    If the Jacksonville Jaguars were tanking for Trevor Lawrence this year, they got off to a bad start at doing it in Week 1, as they defeated the Colts 27-20. Quarterback Gardner Minshew had a stellar game, going 19-for-20 for 173 yards and three touchdowns. While he didn't pile up yards, he made smart plays and helped the Jaguars capture the surprising victory. Minshew has a good matchup in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins and should be considered a solid QB2 option in that game and moving forward.

    Sep 13 · Source via Jaguars Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew II A QB2 Option To Start Season

    Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II is a solid QB2 option with upside in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts. Minshew finished his rookie season with 3,271 passing yards on a 60.6 completion percentage with 21 touchdowns and six interceptions. The 2020 Jaguars have a chance to be really bad, but bad teams can make for good fantasy plays, and Minshew's likely going to be throwing a ton this year, which could result in Minshew sneaking into low-end QB1 territory at some point. Against this Colts Defense, don't expect Minshew to explode, but he should in for a solid outing.

    Sep 8 · Source via Gardner Minshew
  • Quarterback
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Season Team G FPts Snp PaCmp PaAtt CmpPct PaYd PaFD PaTD PaINT Sacked RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD FL
    2019 JAC 14 276.0 920 (95.9%) 285 470 60.6 3271 0 21 6 33 67 344 5.13 0 0 7
    2020 JAC 7 158.0 461 (100.0%) 176 267 65.9 1855 0 13 5 22 25 122 4.88 0 1 3
    2020 RotoBaller 333.5 365 575 63.5 4120 - 24 11 0 78 365 4.68 - 1 8

    2020 fantasy football projections by .

    2020
    Performance Scoring Review · Switch
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp PaCmp PaAtt CmpPct PaYd PaFD PaTD PaINT Sacked RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD FL
    1 IND W 27-20 22.6 50 (100.0%) 19 20 95.0 173 0 3 0 4 5 19 3.80 0 0 0
    2 TEN L 30-33 28.9 75 (100.0%) 30 45 66.7 339 0 3 2 2 4 19 4.75 0 0 0
    3 MIA L 13-31 15.0 66 (100.0%) 30 42 71.4 275 0 0 1 4 3 22 7.33 0 0 1
    4 CIN L 25-33 25.5 68 (100.0%) 27 40 67.5 351 0 2 1 3 2 9 4.50 0 0 0
    5 HOU L 14-30 24.9 75 (100.0%) 31 49 63.3 301 0 2 0 3 4 18 4.50 0 0 1
    6 DET L 16-34 22.6 64 (100.0%) 25 44 56.8 243 0 1 1 1 3 14 4.67 0 1 1
    7 LAC L 29-39 18.8 63 (100.0%) 14 27 51.9 173 0 2 0 5 4 21 5.25 0 0 0
    2019
    Wk Opp Score FPts Snp PaCmp PaAtt CmpPct PaYd PaFD PaTD PaINT Sacked RuAtt RuYd RuAvg RuFD RuTD FL
    1 KC L 26-40 21.4 47 (81.0%) 22 25 88.0 275 0 2 1 1 1 6 6.00 0 0 0
    2 HOU L 12-13 20.3 67 (100.0%) 23 33 69.7 213 0 1 0 4 6 56 9.33 0 0 1
    3 TEN W 20-7 20.0 54 (100.0%) 20 30 66.7 204 0 2 0 0 4 18 4.50 0 0 0
    4 DEN W 26-24 18.9 85 (100.0%) 19 33 57.6 213 0 2 0 5 1 2 2.00 0 0 0
    5 CAR L 27-34 30.9 84 (100.0%) 26 44 59.1 374 0 2 0 2 7 42 6.00 0 0 3
    6 NO L 6-13 7.3 59 (100.0%) 14 29 48.3 163 0 0 1 2 2 1 0.50 0 0 0
    7 CIN W 27-17 21.6 82 (100.0%) 15 32 46.9 255 0 1 0 2 9 48 5.33 0 0 0
    8 NYJ W 29-15 28.8 76 (100.0%) 22 34 64.7 279 0 3 0 2 8 28 3.50 0 0 1
    9 HOU L 3-26 16.9 67 (100.0%) 27 47 57.4 309 0 0 2 3 4 34 8.50 0 0 2
    13 TB L 11-28 11.2 45 (61.6%) 16 27 59.3 147 0 1 1 2 2 8 4.00 0 0 0
    14 LAC L 10-45 15.2 66 (100.0%) 24 37 64.9 162 0 1 0 2 6 31 5.17 0 0 0
    15 OAK W 20-16 20.8 57 (100.0%) 17 29 58.6 201 0 2 0 2 5 27 5.40 0 0 0
    16 ATL L 12-24 16.7 62 (100.0%) 13 31 41.9 181 0 1 0 3 7 36 5.14 0 0 0
    17 IND W 38-20 26.5 69 (100.0%) 27 39 69.2 295 0 3 1 3 5 7 1.40 0 0 0