Joshua Dobbs

San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback #5
San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback #5

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49ers Reach Agreement With Joshua Dobbs

The San Francisco 49ers reached an agreement on an undisclosed one-year deal with free-agent veteran quarterback Joshua Dobbs on Monday, according to his agent, Mike McCartney. Dobbs will give the Niners more depth behind starter Brock Purdy after Sam Darnold signed with the Minnesota Vikings this offseason. The 29-year-old Dobbs was the early season feel-good story in the NFL last year with the Arizona Cardinals and Vikings, but he was ultimately benched in Minnesota after they acquired him in a trade. In 13 games played (12 starts), the Steelers' former fourth-round selection in 2017 out of Tennessee completed 62.8% of his pass attempts for 2,464 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Dobbs also added six rushing scores. He should be considered the favorite for backups duties over Brandon Allen.

Mar 18, 2024 6:47 PM EST

Nick Mullens Replacing Joshua Dobbs As Vikings Starting Quarterback

The Minnesota Vikings are making a change at quarterback, with Nick Mullens replacing Joshua Dobbs under center for the Week 15 contest against the Cincinnati Bengals on Saturday, according to sources. Mullens replaced the struggling Dobbs in the fourth quarter of Week 14's 3-0 win over the Las Vegas Raiders and has 17 career NFL starts under his belt. He also knows the Vikings system and is fully healthy after being on Injured Reserve in October. The 28-year-old went 9-for-13 for 83 yards and led the Vikings on their only scoring drive of the game on Sunday. Mullens has experience, but Saturday will be his first start since 2021 and he isn't going to have much fantasy upside at all against Cincinnati on the road. At best, he'll be a low-end streamer in two-QB formats in Week 15.

Dec 12, 2023 6:06 PM EST

Joshua Dobbs Struggles, Benched In Week 14

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs struggled in the narrow win over the Raiders in Week 14. The signal-caller threw 63 yards off 10-for-23 passing, adding five carries for 21 yards. In all fairness, both teams had trouble getting things going offensively, as the game was scoreless until late. But it's still worth noting Dobbs was benched late in the contest in favor of Nick Mullens, who went 9-for-13 passing for 83 yards. Nevertheless, Dobbs may not be under center in Week 15 against the Bengals. However, neither Dobbs nor Mullens is worth starting, even more so if Justin Jefferson (chest) and Alexander Mattison (ankle) aren't available.

Dec 10, 2023 7:24 PM EST

Joshua Dobbs Looks To Rebound In Week 14

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs will look to bounce back in Week 14 after a four-interception performance before the team's BYE week back in Week 12. The former Arizona Cardinal has produced solid numbers in his three appearances with the Vikings before his last outing, as he had found the end zone on the ground in three straight games, and five straight games if you go back to his days in Arizona. The dual-threat can be valued as a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 option against the Raiders defense that ranks 13th against quarterbacks in terms of fantasy production.

Dec 9, 2023 3:40 PM EST

Vikings Sticking With Joshua Dobbs As Starting Quarterback

The Minnesota Vikings are sticking with Joshua Dobbs as their starting quarterback for Week 14 against the Las Vegas Raiders. The Vikings considered a possible change at the position during their bye in Week 13, but with All-Pro receiver Justin Jefferson (hamstring) returning from Injured Reserve this week, Dobbs will finally have the team's top offensive weapon to work with. Nick Mullens and rookie Jaren Hall were Minnesota's other options, so it was always more of a long shot that the Vikes would go away from Dobbs, who needs to cut down on his turnovers if he wants to keep the starting job the rest of this season. The 28-year-old is in a nice bounce-back spot as a QB2 with upside against Vegas this week after throwing four interceptions in the Week 12 loss to the Chicago Bears.

Dec 6, 2023 1:09 PM EST

Vikings Considered Benching Joshua Dobbs Late On Monday Night

Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell said the team will "take a look at everything" at quarterback after their bye in Week 13 and also acknowledged he thought about putting Nick Mullens in before Joshua Dobbs' touchdown drive in the tough 12-10 loss to the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. "It started to get to the point where I was thinking about what would give us a spark," O'Connell said. Dobbs had done nothing to that point before leading the team's lone touchdown drive and finished with 185 passing yards and four damaging interceptions. The 28-year-old has come back down to Earth after an impressive start to his Vikings tenure. Dobbs probably gives the team the best chance to win over Mullens or Jaren Hall, but he's going to need to clean up the turnovers to keep the job if they give him another start in Week 14 against the Las Vegas Raiders on Dec. 10.

Nov 28, 2023 1:34 AM EST

Joshua Dobbs Comes Back Down To Earth On MNF

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs' fantasy stock took a nosedive in Monday's damaging 12-10 loss to the division-rival Chicago Bears, completing 22-of-32 passes for 185 yards, one touchdown, and four interceptions with two carries for 11 yards. Dobbs underthrew Jordan Addison for his first pick early in the second quarter, before launching a bullet pass that bounced off Addison's hands for another on the following possession. Dobbs threw a couple more INTs that came on tipped passes, with one arriving after K.J. Osborn couldn't haul one in during the third period and another when a defender got a hand on it early in the fourth. Dobbs finally came to life when he marched the Vikings right down the field for a go-ahead scoring drive on a 17-yard T.J. Hockenson score, but Minnesota couldn't hold on and ultimately fell to 6-6. Dobbs hopes to put this one in the rearview mirror during a Week 13 bye before Weeks 14's matchup with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Nov 28, 2023 12:24 AM EST

Joshua Dobbs A QB1 Option In Week 12

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs will look to bounce back in Week 12 against the Bears on Monday night after his two-turnover effort last week against the Broncos. He faces a Bears defense that has allowed the fourth-most passing yards (2,705) and 22 passing touchdowns this season. Dobbs has entered the weekly QB1 discussion due to his rushing upside, as he has found the end zone on the ground in five consecutive games going back to his time as an Arizona Cardinal. The 28-year-old has a formidable supporting cast and a quarterback-friendly system in Minnesota, so fantasy managers can feel comfortable with him in their lineups moving forward. His outlook could get even better if All-Pro wide receiver Justin Jefferson (hamstring) returns to action on Monday night, but it does not sound likely right before the team's BYE week. Still, Dobbs can be treated as a back-end QB1 option regardless of the status of Jefferson.

Nov 25, 2023 5:11 PM EST

Turnovers Doom Joshua Dobbs, Vikings In Loss

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs' Cinderella story was halted late in Week 11's 21-20 loss to the Denver Broncos, completing 20-of-32 passes for 221 yards with a touchdown and an interception to go with eight carries for 21 yards and a rushing score. Dobbs' pick and fumble only led to Broncos field goals despite handing over excellent field position, but the 28-year-old couldn't ultimately orchestrate the game-winning drive as Minnesota's five-game win streak came to an end. Even if he is just a system QB, Dobbs is certainly thriving in head coach Kevin O'Connell's fantasy-friendly offense as a legit back-end QB1 with a palatable floor and ceiling combination. The Chicago Bears in Week 12 are no mighty foe for Dobbs, whose magic is beginning to remind of Case Keenum once upon a time in Minnesota. We'll see if Justin Jefferson (hamstring) gets back into the fold to fortify Dobbs' prospects.

Nov 20, 2023 12:24 AM EST

Joshua Dobbs A Streaming Option In Week 11

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs will look to keep his impressive start with his new team going in Week 11 as the Vikings take on the Broncos in Denver. Dobbs finds himself as the overall QB8 in fantasy through 10 weeks of action, which clearly puts him on the QB1 radar moving forward with his new team. The former Arizona Cardinal has produced as a dual-threat option this season, as a good chunk of his fantasy production has come from his 368 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns. The Broncos' pass defense has improved as of late, but they are still giving up a generous 7.5 yards per attempt, making this a seemingly good spot for the 28-year-old signal-caller. Considering the plethora of weapons that will surround him if Justin Jefferson (hamstring) returns to action, fantasy managers can feel comfortable slotting Dobbs into their Week 11 fantasy lineups.

Nov 18, 2023 1:51 PM EST

Joshua Dobbs On The Week 11 Injury Report

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs (ankle) is on the Week 11 injury report with an ankle injury, but he was listed as a full participant in practice on Wednesday. Quarterbacks Jaren Hall (concussion) and Nick Mullens (back) were limited. Mullens is eligible to return from Injured Reserve and could become Dobbs' primary backup once he's activated. Dobbs was great in his first start with the Vikes in the Week 10 win over the New Orleans Saints, going 23-for-34 for 268 yards, one touchdown, no interceptions and a rushing score. The 28-year-old has been a pleasant surprise in 2023 and will be even more attractive as a QB streamer with QB1 upside in Week 11 against the Denver Broncos if All-Pro wideout Justin Jefferson (hamstring) returns from Injured Reserve.

Nov 15, 2023 5:31 PM EST

Joshua Dobbs Picks Up Victory In First Start With Vikings

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs led the team to a convincing 27-19 win over the visiting New Orleans Saints in Week 10 in his first start with the team. After being acquired in a trade from the Arizona Cardinals just two weeks ago, Dobbs went 23-for-34 for 268 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions while also carrying the ball eight times for 44 yards and an additional score. It was a strong performance from the 28-year-old, who has now posted at least 27 fantasy points in three straight games. He will be Minnesota's starter under center the rest of the way as one of the best feel-good stories of the 2023 season to this point. And Dobbs will be even more attractive as a QB streamer in fantasy once All-Pro wideout Justin Jefferson (hamstring) returns from Injured Reserve, likely in Week 11 against the Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football.

Nov 13, 2023 1:27 PM EST

Joshua Dobbs A Solid QB2 In First Vikings Start

It didn't take long for Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs to endear himself to his new fan base after he led the team to a comeback win in Week 9 over the Atlanta Falcons after rookie Jaren Hall suffered a concussion early in the game. Less than a week after being acquired in a trade from the Arizona Cardinals, Dobbs was forced into action with his new team and went 20-for-30 for 158 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He added seven carries for 66 yards and a third score on the ground and also lost two fumbles. The 28-year-old has outperformed expectations all year. While he doesn't have the best matchup in Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints in his first start for Minnesota and is not expected to have All-Pro wideout Justin Jefferson (hamstring) yet, Dobbs does give fantasy managers in superflex leagues more upside as a QB2 due to his rushing abilities.

Nov 11, 2023 12:28 PM EST

Joshua Dobbs Expected To Start Against Saints

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs is expected to start against the New Orleans Saints in Week 10. Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell said they'll practice this week as though Dobbs is the starter. This comes after Dobbs came off the bench and led the Vikings to a comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9, despite being traded to Minnesota just five days earlier. Dobbs completed 20 of his 30 passing attempts for 158 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed seven times for 66 yards and a score. The 28-year-old has fantasy upside due to his rushing prowess, and his ceiling could be raised when Justin Jefferson (hamstring) returns. Jefferson is eligible to come off the Injured Reserve list in Week 10.

Nov 6, 2023 2:18 PM EST

Joshua Dobbs Totals Three Touchdowns In Week 9 Win

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joshua Dobbs completed 20-of-30 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns while adding 66 yards and a score on the ground in the team's Week 9 victory over the Falcons. Dobbs came into the game in relief of Jaren Hall (concussion) after the rookie completed five of his first six passes for 78 yards. Dobbs figures to be the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season after being brought in at the NFL trade deadline, so fantasy managers need to keep him on their radar going forward. He looks like a solid QB2 option due to his rushing upside, and his ceiling could be even higher once All-Pro wide receiver Justin Jefferson (hamstring) is back in the Minnesota lineup.

Nov 5, 2023 4:41 PM EST

Joshua Dobbs To Back Up Jaren Hall In Week 9

Minnesota Vikings newly acquired quarterback Joshua Dobbs will be active as the backup to rookie Jaren Hall in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, according to head coach Kevin O'Connell. Kirk Cousins will miss the rest of the 2023 season after tearing his Achilles in the Week 8 win over the Green Bay Packers, so Dobbs is expected to take over the starting duties once he's up to speed with the new offense he must learn. The 28-year-old exceeded expectations as the Arizona Cardinals' short-term starter to open up the season, completing 62.8% of his 266 pass attempts for 1,569 yards, eight TDs and five picks in eight starts. He'll have even better offensive playmakers around him in Minnesota, especially when receiver Justin Jefferson (hamstring) returns from Injured Reserve, so Dobbs deserves to be stashed in two-QB leagues. Hall will be a desperation low-end QB2 in his first career start in Week 9.

Nov 3, 2023 5:44 PM EST

Joshua Dobbs Won't Start For Vikings Right Away

The Minnesota Vikings addressed the season-ending Achilles injury to Kirk Cousins on Tuesday as they acquired Joshua Dobbs from the Arizona Cardinals. Dobbs has been a pleasant surprise this season for the Cardinals but he will not start for the Vikings right away according to head coach Kevin O'Connell. In addressing the media on Tuesday, O'Connell mentioned that the team is preparing Jaren Hall to start at quarterback although Dobbs could possibly be ready to play this weekend. Dobbs should eventually take over as the starting QB in Minnesota but he will have to get more acclimated to the team before that happens.

Oct 31, 2023 9:43 PM EST

Joshua Dobbs Traded To Vikings

The Arizona Cardinals are trading quarterback Joshua Dobbs and a seventh-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a sixth-round pick. This move comes after Kirk Cousins suffered a torn Achilles in the Week 8 win over the Green Bay Packers. Dobbs has enjoyed decent success this season for Arizona, compiling 1,569 passing yards, eight passing touchdowns, five interceptions, 258 rushing yards, and three rushing touchdowns. He now joins a QB room consisting of rookie Jaren Hall and veteran Nick Mullens, who is on Injured Reserve. Dobbs should be the favorite to win the starting job, and there's a chance he could keep wide receiver Jordan Addison and tight end T.J. Hockenson afloat in fantasy football. Justin Jefferson (hamstring) could return as soon as Week 10 against the New Orleans Saints, but he might be out longer.

Oct 31, 2023 2:04 PM EST

Joshua Dobbs Heading To Bench, Clayton Tune Expected To Start In Week 9

Arizona Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon told reporters on Monday that quarterback Joshua Dobbs will not start in Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero initially wrote that either Kyler Murray (knee) or rookie Clayton Tune will start. However, Ian Rapoport reports that barring a significant change of plans, Tune is expected to make his first career start this weekend, according to sources. Murray, who is still on Injured Reserve, may be activated and play, but Week 10 is more likely for his season debut as of now. The Cardinals have decided to move on from Dobbs after viewing film of their Week 8 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The 24-year-old Tune is a fifth-rounder who has completed his only pass attempt in regular season action. Even if he starts and looks halfway decent against Cleveland, this could be a short-term fantasy value spike for him in two-QB leagues with Murray's return on the horizon.

Oct 30, 2023 7:09 PM EST

Joshua Dobbs Impressive In Week 8 Defeat

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Joshua Dobbs completed 25 of 37 passes for 208 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 8 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Dobbs also took two sacks, ran for 6 yards, and added a rushing touchdown. Despite the loss, it was an impressive stat line against one of the league's top defenses, and Dobbs may have earned himself at least one more start before Kyler Murray's (knee) return. When asked whether Dobbs will start in Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns, head coach Jonathan Gannon simply said, "Yeah." Of course, that is no guarantee, but should he take the field in Week 9, Dobbs would be considered a low-end QB2.

Oct 30, 2023 1:28 AM EST