If you have Blaine Gabbert on your fantasy team, ask for your money back

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Blaine Gabbert has arguably been the worst full-time starting quarterback in fantasy football this season, but Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey says he is sticking with the sophomore QB as his starter. We break down the fantasy implications.

Blaine Gabbert will remain the starter for the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to Jags head coach Mike Mularkey, despite having arguably the worst season of any full-time starting quarterback in the NFL. Gabbert is coming off a two pick-six performance against the Chicago Bears, and is averaging a league-worst 5.5 yards per attempt.

Fantasy Impact: Gabbert has twice completed less than 50 percent of his passes this season, including a 7-for-19, 53-yard stinker in Week 2 against the Houston Texans. Since a 260-yard, two-touchdown performance in the season opener, he has looked uncomfortable in the pocket, showing none of the awareness that made him a top pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. Despite all that, Chad Henne won't be getting the starting call in Week 7.

Add it all up, and a case could be made that Gabbert is one of the worst fantasy options in the league this season who isn't injured or riding the pine for his respective NFL franchise. Fantasy teams tend to ride one starting quarterback for multiple weeks, giving teams less incentive to look at replacement options. Given that, there is absolutely no reason to own Gabbert, much less start him, unless you are in the deepest possible fantasy format.

If you are in a 32-team league and decided to make QB your final priority on draft day, then more power to you. Maybe that's why Gabbert is still owned in five percent of Yahoo! Fantasy leagues. Otherwise, you should probably look elsewhere for production. Just a suggestion.

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