Blaine Gabbert will start on Sunday, Jaguars take a hit in fantasy

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Blaine Gabbert is going to start against the Colts on Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert (thumb) will start on Sunday against the Colts. He missed the last two weeks with an injured right thumb.

He was an absolute disaster in Week 1's loss. The second-year QB was 16-of-35 for 121 yards, no scores and two picks. Gabbert's horrific start translated to a 30.8 passer rating and an ugly 3.4 YPA.

Chad Henne took over in Gabbert's absence and wasn't too terrible, averaging 238 passing yards per game. His YPA wasn't nearly as awful as Gabbert's either, posting at least a 6.1 in both losses.

Fantasy impact: It was a minor miracle that the Jaguars were able to score 17 points at Seattle in Week 3 and it's fair to say that they wouldn't have accomplished that feat with their rosy-cheeked quarterback at the helm. Gabbert had a big preseason, but that doesn't look like it is translating to his second regular season and it will likely have ramifications throughout the Jags' entire offense. Cecil Shorts does take a hit and is more of a WR3. Of course, fantasy owners thinking about starting Gabbert might want to start planning on drafting for 2014.

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