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Joshua Dobbs

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28 yrs


6'3'' / 216 lbs



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Tosses 13 TDs across 12 starts

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-11

Dobbs appeared in 13 games during the 2023 season, completing 262 of 417 pass attempts (62.8 percent) for 2,464 yards, 13 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while adding 77 carries for 421 rushing yards and six touchdowns.

Coming into 2023, Dobbs had started just two NFL games since being taken in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft by the Steelers. After ending 2022 as the Titans' starter, Dobbs signed with the Browns as a free agent but was traded to the Cardinals just ahead of Week 1. He started the first eight games of the season for Arizona but was acquired by the Vikings near the trade deadline after Minnesota lost Kirk Cousins to a season-ending Achilles' tear. Dobbs appeared in five games (four starts) for the Vikings before being benched in favor of Nick Mullens to close out the year. Dobbs had a turnover problem in 2023, giving the ball away 17 times across 13 games. He's scheduled to be a free agent in March and will likely only attract backup work.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
17 DAL Outdoor 56° 10.5 20th 13.542.539202321151.367.53120659%33%23%56%13%28%
18 @JAC Outdoor 56° 10.4 20th 6.039.529201791169.082.45320469%33%29%45%17%31%

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing AveragesRushing Averages
Home Outdoor 1 110.544th2321.0151.367.559%33%6120.0
Away Outdoor 2 16.268th910.50.570.680.671%33%3260.0

Career Stats by Season: 2018 to 2022

Fantasy PointsPassing StatsRushing StatsAdvanced Passing StatsTargets
2018 23 PIT 5 0 1 64th126430150.0244110450%100%-67%17%8%
2020 25 PIT 1 0 2 70th5420080.079.22200-2.880%0%-40%0%40%
2022 27 TEN 2 2 21 53rd68404112258.873.88440563%33%26%52%15%29%
*"Air" yards thrown per completion. Pass was "Catch"able. Percent of passes thrown "20yds+" that were completed. "Play" action pass percent of total pass plays.

Will be backup at Detroit

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-01-05

Coach Kevin O'Connell said Friday that Dobbs will serve as the primary backup to starting quarterback Nick Mullens on Sunday.

Dobbs has not seen the field for the Vikings since he was benched in favor of Mullens during their Week 14 win at Las Vegas. Mullens has played very ambitiously over the last four games, leading to some big plays but also an unacceptable number of interceptions. If turnovers get the best of Mullens in Week 18, Dobbs could see the tables turn back in his favor during Minnesota's season finale.

Emergency QB versus Green Bay

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-31

Dobbs (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Packers and will serve as the emergency quarterback, Craig Peters of the Vikings' official site reports.

Dobbs will serve as the Vikings' emergency quarterback for the third straight game. Head coach Kevin O'Connell has elected to start Jaren Hall over Nick Mullens for Sunday's pivotal contest. Dobbs will see the field if both Hall and Mullens sustain injuries.

Demoted to No. 3 quarterback

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-14

Coach Kevin O'Connell announced Thursday that Jaren Hall, not Dobbs, will be Nick Mullens' backup for Saturday's game against the Bengals.

It's been a quick fall from grace for Dobbs after he helped guide Minnesota to back-to-back wins in Weeks 9 and 10 following his acquisition from the Cardinals. The Vikings then dropped two straight before scoring just three points last Sunday in Las Vegas. Dobbs has thrown two touchdowns and five interceptions in those last three games, while also fumbling three times and losing one. O'Connell is giving Dobbs a break, but there's a chance we could see him under center again if Mullens and Hall fail to impress.

Loses hold of starting gig

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-12

Dobbs will move into a backup role for Saturday's game against the Bengals with the Vikings naming Nick Mullens their Week 15 starting quarterback.

Dobbs' standing atop the depth chart was already on shaky ground after a four-interception performance in a Week 12 loss to the Bears, and he was unable to rebound following the Vikings' Week 13 bye. He completed just 10 of 23 pass attempts for 63 yards and carried five times for 21 yards in this past Sunday's 3-0 win over the Raiders before getting benched in the fourth quarter. Mullens directed Minnesota's only scoring drive of the game and will now be rewarded with his first start as a member of the Vikings in Week 15. The Vikings haven't announced whether Dobbs or rookie Jaren Hall will serve as Mullens' top backup.

Benched in Week 14 win

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-10

Dobbs completed 10 of 23 passes for 63 yards and added 21 rushing yards on five carries before being replaced by Nick Mullens in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 3-0 win over the Raiders.

It was the lowest-scoring game in the NFL since 2007, and Mullens led Minnesota to the only scoring drive on his second possession after taking over, taking the Vikings 56 yards for their only trip into the red zone to set up a 36-yard Greg Joseph field goal. With Dobbs having posted poor numbers two games in a row, Mullens seems very likely to get his first start of the season in Week 15 against the Bengals.

Will remain starter vs. Raiders

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-06

Dobbs will remain Minnesota's starting quarterback Sunday against the Raiders, Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network report.

Minnesota's coaching staff mulled over the idea of inserting Nick Mullens under center after Dobbs struggled in the team's 12-10 loss to the Bears in Week 12, but Dobbs will ultimately remain the starter coming out of the Vikings' bye week. Prior to the poor showing against Chicago, Dobbs had at least one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown in each of his first three appearances for the Vikings. While Dobbs' grip on the starting job is tenuous, his production could be aided by the expected return of star wide receiver Justin Jefferson (hamstring) for Sunday's game in Vegas.

Vikings considering QB change

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-27

Minnesota head coach Kevin O'Connell said the team would evaluate Dobbs' four-game performance at quarterback before naming a starter for Week 14 after a bye week, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

O'Connell mentioned that he debated putting Nick Mullens into Monday's game after Dobbs struggled and threw four interceptions, so the Vikings could be serious about considering a quarterback change. Dobbs would still likely be the favorite to start over Mullens or Jaren Hall, but it doesn't sound like a given.

Done in by turnovers Monday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-27

Dobbs completed 22 of 32 passes for 185 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions in the Vikings' 12-10 loss to the Bears on Monday night. He also rushed twice for 11 yards.

Dobbs ultimately cobbled together a decent completion rate, but he averaged just 5.8 yards per attempt and constantly short-circuited drives with his interceptions. Improbably, only one of Dobbs' four picks led to any Bears points, and only three at that. However, the first three came in Chicago territory, particularly costly in a game decided by two points. Dobbs did manage to pull the Vikings ahead just past the midway point of the fourth quarter with a 17-yard touchdown pass to T.J. Hockenson, but Justin Fields ultimately one-upped him by leading a game-winning drive. Dobbs takes a 13:10 TD:INT (4:5 in four games with Minnesota) into a Week 14 road matchup against the Raiders on Dec. 10 following a Week 13 bye.

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