What We Saw: Week 15

The QB List staff catches you up on everything you missed during Week 15 of the 2020 NFL season.

Jaguars @ Ravens 


This was a classic letdown spot for the Ravens. They were on a short week, coming off a big win in primetime on Monday night. The Ravens and quarterback Lamar Jackson showed up in a big way, however. They led 26-0 at halftime and outgained the Jaguars 224-61 in yards in that span. Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew was pressured on 50% of his dropbacks in that first half. The Jags went for it on fourth down twice in the first half but failed on both attempts giving the Ravens good field position. The Ravens scored a couple more times in the second half and cruised to an easy 40-14 victory. The Ravens will host the Giants next week and Jacksonville will host Chicago.


Jacksonville Jaguars




Gardner Minshew: 22/29, 226 yards, 2 TDs, 5 sacks | 2 carries, 9 yards, 1 fumble lost


As noted above, Gardner Minshew was under constant pressure in this game. He was sacked five times and lost a fumble as well. On the Jaguars’ second offensive play, following an interception, Minshew was sacked in the end zone for a safety. His first touchdown to running back James Robinson was a beautifully thrown ball over down the sideline over the two trailing defenders for 17 yards. He also hit receiver Chris Conley late in garbage time for a red-zone score. Minshew is not a recommended play in fantasy next week. Check out his TD dime to Robinson below.



Running Backs


James Robinson: 16 carries, 35 yards | 3 targets, 3 receptions, 18 yards, 1 TD


James Robinson once again dominated the backfield in touches for the Jaguars. He had 19 of the 23 running back touches but was very inefficient on his looks. The Jaguars offensive line looked overmatched all game with the Ravens’ defensive front. His touchdown reception was a beautiful pass/catch on a route down the sideline. He remains a solid RB1 right now thanks to his tremendous volume but this is a poor offense. Robinson left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury, but the severity remains to be seen. Devine Ozigbo and Dare Ogunbowale have been seeing snaps behind him, but neither would be an interesting option against the Bears next week.


Wide Receivers/Tight Ends


D.J. Chark: 5 targets, 4 receptions, 53 yards

Tyler Eifert: 4 targets, 3 receptions, 51 yards

Lavishka Shenault: 6 targets, 5 receptions, 43 yards,

Chris Conley: 3 targets, 1 reception, 13 yards, 1 TD


There wasn’t a whole lot of production out of this receiving group on Sunday. With Minshew attempting 29 passes, no receiver had more than six targets. Chris Conley had the lone touchdown of the group late in garbage time on his only reception. D.J. Chark had an okay game but there wasn’t enough volume to really produce for fantasy owners. He is a WR3/flex option going forward. The other receivers probably aren’t startable in fantasy right now with things being spread out in the group.


Baltimore Ravens




Lamar Jackson: 17/22, 243 yards, 3TDs, 1 Int, 1 sack | 10 carries, 35 yards, 1TD


Lamar Jackson showed up and was efficient today with four total touchdowns on only 22 passing attempts and 10 carries. He hit three different receivers with scores and had an easy rushing score up the middle. He didn’t have much room to run on his attempts but his production wasn’t really needed either. His interception was on the first drive on a deep shot to Marquise Brown that didn’t quite connect. Jackson had three red-zone passing touchdowns to Miles Boykin, Dez Bryant, and Mark Andrews (see this TD below in GIF form). It is worth noting that Jackson and the starters did not play the Ravens final drive (or the final kneel down drive). He will be a QB1 any week he is starting thanks to his rushing ability and his immense floor/upside combination.



Running Backs


J.K. Dobbins: 14 carries, 64 yards, 1 TD | 1 target, 1 reception, 17 yards

Gus Edwards: 9 carries, 42 yards | 2 targets, 2 receptions, 36 yards


Mark Ingram was a healthy scratch in this one and J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards were the only running backs with carries. Edwards had the first two carries of the game but then it was a timeshare after that. Both running backs looked good on their touches. Edwards had a surprising long catch of 34 yards and the pair were both getting solid gains on it almost every carry. Dobbins fumbled for the second straight game but it was encouraging the Ravens went right back to him and he scored his short touchdown. Ravens running backs will never get a lot of targets because of Lamar Jackson’s elite escapability and rushing ability. Dobbins will be a fine RB2 next week as the lead back and Edwards is an okay flex option


Wide Receivers/Tight Ends


Marquise Brown: 7 targets, 6 receptions, 98 yards

Mark Andrews: 5 targets, 5 receptions, 66 yards, 1 TD


Everyone knows the two playable Ravens’ pass catchers. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews caught 11 of Lamar Jackson’s 17 completions on Sunday. Brown almost had a long touchdown but Jackson was intercepted on the pass on the first drive. Miles Boykin (one catch) had a nice four-yard touchdown where he got a step on the defender in the back of the endzone. Dez Bryant (one catch) had his first touchdown since December 2017 in a great feel-good moment. Bryant made a great adjustment with Lamar scrambling in the red zone for a nice sliding touchdown reception. Check out his score below. Andrews is a top-five tight end option every week and Brown quietly has 13 or more PPR points in four straight games. Brown is a solid WR3 right now.



— Kevin Taylor (@ktbeast918 on Twitter)

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