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Blake Bortles

Jacksonville Jaguars
Quarterback

Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 232

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Jaguars | Jacksonville QBs share snaps

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:01:49 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QBs Blake Bortles and Chad Henne received an equal amount of snaps with the first-team offense during practice Monday, Aug. 21. Head coach Doug Marrone is not ready to name a starter for the third preseason game and wants to see them practice Tuesday, Aug. 22, before making a decision.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles has struggled during training camp and preseason, which has given Henne a chance to win the starting job. The Jaguars have a good set of receivers on the roster, but owners should stay away from the team's quarterback situation in fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Florida Times-Union - Ryan O'Halloran

Jaguars | Blake Bortles not a lock to start

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:50:12 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said QB Blake Bortles has to earn the starting quarterback job and indicated QB Chad Henne has a chance to take the job. Marrone said he is looking for the best person to lead the offense.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles struggled last season and is having problems during the preseason, so he may have to play well in the third preseason if he wants to start Week 1. Owners can monitor the situation over the next few weeks, but neither Bortles nor Henne is a great option in fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Jaguars.com - John Oehser

Jaguars | Blake Bortles dominating in garbage time

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:57:52 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has the highest passer rating (111) in the NFL over the last two seasons during garbage time (defined as the last five minutes of the fourth quarter and the losing team is down nine or more points), having completed 78-of-118 passes for 964 yards, with 12 touchdowns versus only four interceptions. Additionally, since 2015, 20.7 percent of Bortles' touchdown passes have come in these instances, which is nearly four times the average for the rest of the league.

Fantasy Tip: Experienced fantasy owners are probably already aware of Bortles' elite ability to pad his stats in meaningless situations, but it's even more glaring when you look at the actual numbers. Still, it shouldn't really tempt owners to draft the fourth-year pro as their starter, as Bortles was a huge letdown last season when many expected him to make a giant leap. He'll be entering a make-or-break campaign and hasn't really exhibited any encouraging signs this summer.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Fivethirtyeight.com - Michael Salfino

Jaguars | Blake Bortles' arm is OK

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 23:51:36 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles indicated his arm was "fine" when speaking to reporters Tuesday, Aug. 15. This came after head coach Doug Marrone said he rested Bortles over the weekend because the quarterback looked like he had a tired arm.

Fantasy Tip: Expectations are down dramatically for Bortles this year, and there's a presumption the team will lean on its ground game, diminishing Bortles' role in the process. He has some weapons, but Bortles currently rates as a shaky fantasy backup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike DiRocco

Jaguars | Uneventful showing from Blake Bortles

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:55:43 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles connected on 3-of-5 passes for 16 yards in the team's preseason opener Thursday, August 10, opposite the New England Patriots.

Fantasy Tip: A very uneventful beginning to the preseason for Bortles, though that is expected of just about all starters in the first preseason contest. Owners that are interested in giving the former No. 3 overall draft pick another shot this season after his disastrous showing a year ago will have to keep waiting to see what progress -- if any -- Bortles has made since a terrible 2016 campaign.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FirstCoastNews.com - Mike Kaye

Jaguars | Blake Bortles making mistakes

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 20:21:20 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles threw five interceptions during team drills Saturday, July 29, and head coach Doug Marrone said they would take a look at the plays.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles has been the fantasy king of garbage time the last couple of seasons, padding his stats late in games with Jacksonville trailing. He has also been a turnover machine and should be viewed as a QB2 this season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Florida Times-Union - Ryan O'Halloran

Jaguars | Blake Bortles struggles with turnovers

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:35:45 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has committed 63 turnovers over the last three seasons, which is the most in the NFL. His 51 interceptions during that span ranks second among quarterbacks.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles has thrown at least 16 interceptions in all three seasons since joining the NFL but has also thrown 58 touchdowns over the last two seasons. Bortles is a risky option for owners because of his turnovers and probably should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Mike DiRocco

Jaguars | Blake Bortles tired of 'below average' play

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 21:42:19 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said that the team is "sick and tired of being below average" and "not being successful when we feel as though we have the ability to be a good team." He added: "We haven't been. It's time to make a change. It's not going to happen overnight. You have to go do something about it."

Fantasy Tip: The Jaguars, especially Bortles, had a lot of promise going into last season, only to end up falling far, far below expectations. The 2014 No. 3 overall draft pick will be entering the most important season of his career, as another disappointing campaign would most likely end his tenure as the starter in Jacksonville. He may become a reliable option again in fantasy down the line, but out of the gate, Bortles won't be a recommended starter for owners in most leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Charean Williams

Jaguars | Blake Bortles' mechanics 'improved'

Sat, 13 May 2017 10:37:36 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone believes there is "no doubt" the way QB Blake Bortles is throwing the ball this offseason "has improved".

Fantasy Tip: As always, major improvement in correcting a fundamental is only good if it sticks when a quarterback is facing a live pass rush, so owners need to play the wait-and-see game at least until preseason action gets underway. Bortles spent his offseason working with quarterback guru Adam Dedeaux, and it should be noted he worked hard on his mechanics prior to his breakout 2015 season, so there is reason for hope. Bortles is a high-upside QB2 who should be available late in drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FirstCoastNews.com - Mike Kaye

Jaguars | Blake Bortles' option picked up

Mon, 01 May 2017 08:24:39 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles had his fifth-year option exercised Monday, May 1.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles regressed in his third year with 3,905 passing yards, 23 touchdowns and 16 INTs, but he's still just 25 years old. He'll be a low-end QB1 or a high-end QB2 option in fantasy.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

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