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News: 13 hours agoMinshew (thumb) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Spin: Minshew was considered questionable for Sunday's contest but won't be available for the fourth straight contest due to the thumb issues. Even if he suited up, the 24-year-old wasn't yet cleared to start and would have served as the backup to Mike Glennon. Instead, Jake Luton will operate as Jacksonville's No. 2 quarterback versus Cleveland. Minshew's return to practice this week potentially puts him in good position to reclaim the starting role against the Vikings next Sunday.
ESPN Fantasy Projection: Minshew's ascent was one of the league's best stories of 2019, as the Washington State star quickly emerged from sixth-round draft pick to the Jaguars' starting quarterback. Minshew appeared in 14 games and tossed 21 touchdowns to only six interceptions. The efficiency wasn't great (61 C%, 7.0 YPA, 19% off-target rate), but Minshew made up some ground with his legs, ranking fifth among QBs with 344 rushing yards. Following the Nick Foles trade to Chicago, Minshew is allbut locked in as the 2020 Jaguars' starter. New offensive coordinator Jay Gruden's resume, combined with Jacksonville's shaky defense, suggests Minshew will be throwing plenty. That's enough to make him a QB2 and deep sleeper.