Into the Breach – To Buy Allen Hurns or Marqise Lee?
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After a single reception for 17 yards in the season opener on Sunday, Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson suffered an ACL injury that brings his 2017 season to a premature end. The 29th WR off the board in fantasy drafts according to ESPN, the former Penn State player leaves a substantial void in the Jaguars passing attack. In his stead, two fourth-year players, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee, will try to pick up the slack. But which of these two is more likely to succeed? Lee has played in 40 games since 2014, while Hurns has 43 under his belt. Lee has seen 210 targets, which he has converted into 115 catches for 1,464 yards and five touchdowns. Hurns has been more successful, with 153 catches on 282 targets. He has 2,227 yards and 19 scores, 10 of which came in a “breakout” 2015 campaign. This earned him a $40.05 million contract prior to the 2016 season, a deal that gives him a cap charge of $7 million in 2017. That’s good for 4.2 percent of the Jaguars total salary cap.