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Gardner Minshew Fantasy Outlook Includes QB2 Upside in Week 13

Larry Rupp
Gardner Minshew's fantasy outlooks includes QB2 upside in Week 13.
Gardner Minshew's fantasy outlooks includes QB2 upside in Week 13. / Jamie Schwaberow/GettyImages

Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback Jalen Hurts has been dealing with an ankle injury for the past week. He has now been ruled out against the New York Jets in Week 13, which leaves the door open for backup Gardner Minshew to step in. His fantasy outlook includes QB2 upside on Sunday.

Gardner Minshew Fantasy Outlook

Of course, Minshew is no stranger to the NFL. He has started 20 games over his three-year career, with the most recent one coming as a Jacksonville Jaguar in Week 14 of last season. Overall, the 25-year-old averages 230.9 passing yards per game and has thrown 37 touchdowns compared to 11 interceptions.

Minshew has a chance to post QB2 numbers on Sunday facing a Jets' defense that has been anything but dominant this year. In fact, New York has posted the second-worst pass defense DVOA rating in the league and is giving up the 11th-most fantasy points to opposing QBs.

The thing that makes Minshew stick out amongst most streaming quarterback options this week is his ability to tuck the ball and run. He has racked up 497 rushing yards across his 24 career games played. That certainly played a role in his finish as the No. 16 QB in fantasy scoring last year on a points-per-game basis.

Fantasy managers dealing with a quarterback bye week or simply stuck in a tough situation can feel comfortable picking Minshew up and sliding him into a starting spot. As long as he stays away from turning the ball over, Minshew has the offensive weapons to succeed in Week 13.

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