Blaine Gabbert injury update: Possible fantasy sleeper this week?

Dilip Vishwanat

Blaine Gabbert is probable for Week 9 against the Lions. We break down the fantasy implications.

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blaine Gabbert (shoulder) is officially listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. Gabbert was knocked out of Week 7's game with a torn labrum on his non-throwing shoulder, but returned just one week later and escaped with no setbacks, getting a full week of practice in.

Gabbert had his first 300-yard game of the season against the Packers. He has thrown for 1,209 yards and seven TDs on the season.

Fantasy Impact: I knew that headline would get you to click. Anyway, Gabbert has been one of the worst QBs in the league this year, with just a 55% completion percentage and a paltry 5.8 YPA.

However, Detroit's secondary is still banged up and Gabbert had respectable numbers against GB. Could he do it again? Stranger things have happened, and if your QB position is ravaged by injuries or byes, might be worth a shot.

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