Gardner Minshew

QB · Indianapolis Colts

Height 6'1" Weight 225
DOB 1996-05-16 Age 27.8
College Washington State

2023 Fantasy Rankings

QB # 42 (Tier 8) · ADP (12-team PPR): 40.12, 480th

Position Rankings

RankNameByeAgeADP1PPG2
Tier 7
40Stetson Bennett, LAR1026.334.08
Tier 8
41Jacoby Brissett, WAS1431.238.1212.5
42Gardner Minshew, IND1127.840.129.3
43Jarrett Stidham, DEN927.536.0610.4
44Davis Mills, HOU725.339.0315.0
1 NFFC (12-team PPR)
2 2022 season, Half PPR scoring

Fantasy News Last 90 Days

  • Gardner Minshew Throws For Just 141 Yards In Season Finale Loss

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    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew completed 13 of his 24 passes for 142 yards in the team's 23-19 loss to the Houston Texans. Minshew struggled to move the ball through the air and wasn't able to convert on a 4th-and-one pass to running back Tyler Goodson with just over a minute left in regulation which ultimately decided the game. Minshew did an excellent job in relief of rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson (shoulder) this season, helping the team to finish with a 9-8 record. Minshew wraps up the 2023 campaign with 3,305 passing yards, a 15 to nine touchdown-to-interception ratio, and another 100 yards rushing. Barring the return of Richardson (shoulder) in the 2024 season, it's likely that Minshew will resume his role as the backup next season.

    Jan 7 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew A Decent Streaming Option In Season Finale

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    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew has been a hit-or-miss fantasy option for most of the 2023 season. In Week 17, he completed 15 of his 23 passes for 224 yards and a touchdown in the team's win against the Las Vegas Raiders. He now gears up for a win-and-in regular-season finale, when the Colts square off against the Texans on Saturday night. Houston has made for a decent matchup for quarterbacks, allowing the ninth most fantasy points to the position. Their secondary has struggled from a yardage perspective as well, allowing the eight most yards through the air this season. With many of fantasy's top QBs sitting out this week, fantasy managers can look to include Minshew as a low-end QB1 this week.

    Jan 5 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew Not A Strong QB1 Option In Week 17

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    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew completed 20 of his 37 passes for 201 yards and no touchdowns in the team's Week 16 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. He now gears up for a Week 17 matchup against the Las Vegas Raiders, a defense allowing the tenth-least fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks. Minshew's fantasy production is most reliant on passing touchdowns, which the Raiders have done a good job of defending this year, allowing just 19 on the season. Fantasy managers in need of a streaming option at quarterback this week may want to look elsewhere, as Minshew will likely only provide 2QB/Superflex value.

    Dec 29 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew Underwhelming In Week 16 Loss

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    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew completed 20 of his 37 passing attempts for 201 yards through the air in the team's 29-10 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Minshew threw no touchdowns and one interception on the day. Indy had difficulty moving the ball against Atlanta's defense, and Minshew's fantasy production took a dip as a result. He remains primarily a deeper streaming option in Week 17 when the Colts square off against the Las Vegas Raiders.

    Dec 24 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew A Longshot QB1 In Week 16

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    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew had a decent fantasy outing in Week 15, throwing for three touchdowns in the team's win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He now gets ready for a Week 16 matchup when the Colts travel to face off against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons' defense has been an above-average matchup for opposing quarterbacks, allowing the 14th most points to the position. With Minshew's fantasy production being primarily touchdown-dependent, he doesn't make for a strong start in Week 16. This Atlanta defense has allowed just two passing touchdowns in their last four games, tied for the least in the league. Atlanta's recent form should have fantasy managers avoiding Minshew as a QB1 this week, but he does make for a solid 2QB/Superflex league option.

    Dec 22 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew Throws Three Touchdowns In Week 15 Win

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    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew was extremely productive in the team's 30-13 Week 15 win against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Minshew completed 18 of his 28 passes, for 215 yards and three touchdowns. He also did a great job taking care of the ball, with zero turnovers. Minshew lost his No. 1 target in wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. (concussion) in the first half and was still able to make due. He will look to continue the momentum into Week 16 when the Colts face off against the Atlanta Falcons.

    Dec 16 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Gardner Minshew
  • Gardner Minshew Off The Radar In Week 15

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    Indianapolis Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew went 26 for 39 passing for 240 yards and a touchdown in the team's Week 14 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. While he's done a decent job as the starter for Indy, he hasn't had many weeks in which he has been a top-tier quarterback for fantasy purposes. That likely won't change in Week 15 when the Colts face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh has done a great job containing quarterbacks this season, allowing the seventh-least fantasy points to the position. With little rushing upside to pair along with it, Minshew does not make for a great start this week considering the matchup. Fantasy managers in deeper QB2/Superflex formats can look his way, but otherwise, he is largely off the radar this week.

    Dec 15 · Source via Indianapolis Colts Gardner Minshew
  • Quarterback Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsFP/GGSnpSnp%MS%Opp/GPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    2019JAC262.018.71492095.956.038.428547060.632712165673445.1307
    2020JAC185.820.6955894.660.539.721632766.1225916527291535.2814
    2021PHI39.19.8416614.86.217.3416068.34394159212.3300
    2022PHI46.59.3515112.87.016.6447657.9663336730.4311
    2023IND234.314.61697284.745.632.830549062.2330515934341002.9435

    2023

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1JACL 21-310.0-34.22.82020.0000000-00
    2@HOUW 31-2012.9293968.443.925192382.6171100231.5000
    3@BALW 22-1915.42384100.052.444274461.422710500-00
    4LARL 23-290.0-----------------
    5TENW 23-167.9274466.724.216111478.6155000210.5000
    6@JACL 20-3715.91878100.073.157335560.0329133242.0001
    7CLEL 38-3931.2370100.037.126152365.23052143299.6723
    8NOL 27-3818.01671100.059.242234156.1213212133.0000
    9@CARW 27-1310.92261100.050.831172665.4127101551.0000
    10@NEL 6-108.62757100.052.630182864.31940102-1-0.5000
    12TBW 27-2018.21373100.060.344244158.5251012362.0010
    13@TENW 31-2821.81171100.063.445264261.9312203320.6701
    14@CINL 14-3415.5206195.364.141263966.7240113252.5000
    15PITW 30-1322.8667100.044.830182864.3215303200.0000
    16@ATLL 10-2912.22871100.057.741203754.12010164317.7500
    17LVW 23-2015.52256100.044.625152365.2224101231.5000
    18HOUL 19-238.02866100.037.925132454.2141001199.0000

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 4, 17, 2, 59, 75, 10, 33, 10, 36, 4, 2, 16, 14, 18, 58
    Rushing: 17, 4, 2

    2022

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@DETW 38-350.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    2MINW 24-70.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    3@WASW 24-80.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    4JACW 29-210.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    5@ARIW 20-170.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    6DALW 26-170.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    8PITW 35-131.1321119.35.331250.0230001-1-1.0000
    9@HOUW 29-170.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    10WASL 21-320.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    11@INDW 17-160.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    12GBW 40-330.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    13TENW 35-100.635912.32.721250.01100000-00
    14@NYGW 48-22-0.1-57.41.5100-00001-1-1.0000
    15@CHIW 25-200.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    16@DALL 34-4028.3471100.062.044244060.0355220451.2511
    17NOL 10-2016.71655100.060.033183256.3274116100.0000
    18NYGW 22-160.0-----------------
    DPNYGW 38-70.0-34.30.0000-000000-00
    CCSFW 31-7-0.2-68.12.7200-00002-2-1.0000
    SBKCL 35-380.0-----------------

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 14, 9, 78
    Rushing: 1

    2021

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1@ATLW 32-60.0-----------------
    2SFL 11-170.0-----------------
    3@DALL 21-410.0-----------------
    4KCL 30-420.0-----------------
    5@CARW 21-180.0-----------------
    6TBL 22-280.0-----------------
    7@LVL 22-330.0-----------------
    8@DETW 44-60.6341421.53.1222100.01100000-00
    9LACL 24-270.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    10@DENW 30-130.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    11NOW 40-290.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    12@NYGL 7-130.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    13@NYJW 33-1821.2871100.040.829202580.02422024112.7500
    15WASW 27-170.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    16NYGW 34-100.0-711.10.0000-000000-00
    17@WASW 20-160.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00
    18DALL 26-5117.31774100.051.438193357.61862135102.0000
    WC@TBL 15-310.0--0.00.0-00-000000-00

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 36, 25, 3, 36

    2020

    WkVsScoreFPtsQB RankSnpSnp%MS%OppPaCmpPaAttCmpPctPaYdPaTDPaINTSackedRuAttRuYdRuAvgRuTDFL
    1INDW 27-2022.61250100.050.025192095.01733045193.8000
    2@TENL 30-3328.9975100.065.349304566.73393224194.7500
    3MIAL 13-3113.03166100.068.245304271.42750143227.3301
    4@CINL 25-3325.51068100.061.842274067.5351213294.5000
    5@HOUL 14-3022.91375100.070.753314963.33012034184.5001
    6DETL 16-3421.11264100.075.048254456.82431113144.6711
    7@LACL 29-3918.81663100.049.231142751.91732054215.2500
    14TENL 10-3115.1253954.946.533183158.117810022211.0000
    15@BALL 14-4018.22358100.053.431222975.9226205294.5001

    Touchdown Distances
    Passing: 6, 15, 22, 19, 2, 14, 11, 2, 13, 4, 14, 9, 28, 5, 17, 13
    Rushing: 6

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