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Blake Bortles

Jacksonville Jaguars
Quarterback

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Jaguars | Blake Bortles confident in offseason work

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 23:09:41 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said he is "confident" with what he's done this offseason, and that he'll be able to "come help this team be as good as we possibly can be." Bortles is in the process of adjusting his mechanics and throwing motion.

Fantasy Tip: It's no secret that Bortles was arguably one of the most disappointing players in all of fantasy football this past season, but the hope is he can return to his 2015 form by working with quarterback gurus Tom House and Adam Dedeaux. He has a solid supporting cast around him on offense to pull it off, but owners should probably wait for him to show signs of life early on in the campaign before giving him a shot again.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Conor Orr

Jaguars | Blake Bortles working on mechanics

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 13:29:48 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said he has been working with quarterback coaches this offseason and has been able to develop a quicker release. He has been working out with WR Marqise Lee in California and is scheduled to work out with WRs Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns next week in Arizona.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles was expected to have a big season in 2016 but finished with 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He has thrown 51 interceptions since entering the NFL, but he could cut down on the interceptions if he uses a quicker release. He will have plenty of weapons to work with in the passing game, but owners probably should consider him a No. 2 fantasy quarterback.

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

Jaguars | Jags counting on Blake Bortles rebound

Sat, 04 Mar 2017 15:47:29 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan is counting on a bounce-back season from QB Blake Bortles in 2017. "That's our hope and it's not just our dream. And then it's, 'How do we make it happen?' … Blake has to organize himself and there is only so much we can do under the collective bargaining agreement. There is a lot of stuff Blake controls. We want to do everything to make Blake successful," Khan said.

Fantasy Tip: Khan doesn't have much choice. Bortles' mechanics regressed in a big way last season, which contributed greatly to his demise. To that end, he has spent most of the offseason in California training with throwing guru Tom House, like he did in the 2015 offseason. It may be too much to ask for a return to his breakthrough 2015 campaign, but Jacksonville has enough weapons to help Bortles improve if he can become more efficient with his throwing motion.

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

Jaguars | Coach says Blake Bortles will be starter

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:52:22 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said he sees QB Blake Bortles as the team's starting quarterback in 2017.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles finished the 2016 season with two straight 300-yard games and had two touchdowns in those games. He has struggled with interceptions since entering the league but has thrown at least 23 touchdowns in each of the last two seasons. He will have a solid receiving corps to work with but should be considered a No. 2 quarterback 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?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:26:32 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles did not receive a full commitment to remain the starter from Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin on Friday, Feb. 24.

Fantasy Tip: It should be noted Coughlin did not indicate the Jaguars would be moving on from Bortles either. Chad Henne and Brandon Allen are the only other quarterbacks on the roster, so any realistic challenger is going to have to come via free agency or the draft. Bortles is the odds-on favorite to remain the starter in Jacksonville, but he is firmly in QB2 territory in fantasy.

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

Jaguars | GM confident in Blake Bortles

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:16:50 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles still has a vote of confidence from general manager David Caldwell despite two rough seasons to start his young career. "I think we can win a lot of games with Blake; I think we can win a Super Bowl with Blake," Caldwell said. "I think he needs to improve and I think we need to improve around him, too, in order for that to happen. I think the future is bright for him."

Fantasy Tip: Whether or not Caldwell said these things with a straight face is unbeknownst to many, but good for him if he did. Bortles is mechanically flawed and has thrown 34 interceptions in his first two years. Despite that, he has finished comfortably in QB1 territory, largely thanks to garbage time in Jaguars' losses. View him as a low-end QB1 to high-end QB2 next season.

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

Jaguars | Blake Bortles still the QB

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:32:32 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles was endorsed as the team's quarterback Thursday, Jan. 12, by executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles' numbers weren't too far off from 2015 this season except he threw 12 fewer touchdowns. Entering his fourth season, he'll be in a make-or-break situation as a low-end QB1 or a high-end QB2 in fantasy.

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

Jaguars | Blake Bortles unsure about option

Sat, 07 Jan 2017 10:06:39 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said he has no idea if the team will pick up the fifth-year option in his contract.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles had a disappoint 2016 season but did play better in the last two games of the season, so the Jaguars may pick up the option. Bortles should be the starting quarterback for the Jaguars next season and should be seen as a No. 2 quarterback in deeper fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Florida Times-Union - Hays Carlyon

Jaguars | Blake Bortles back to basics

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 06:59:53 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will spend this offseason working on his mechanics. He said he'll spend about 10 weeks working on his footwork, which he said was his biggest mechanical flaw. His windup and release will improve along with it, Bortles said. Bortles said part of his issue was that he was trying to be a stand-still passer, which has nothing to do with leaving the pocket, and that's just not something with which he's comfortable.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles was expected to take a leap forward in his third year, but it ended up being a bunny hop backwards. He's just going to be 25 next season, and there is still room to grow to reach his ceiling. He'll be a low-end QB1 possibility or a great QB2 flyer next season.

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

Jaguars | Blake Bortles salvages season

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:21:03 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles managed to pass for 3,905 yards and 23 touchdowns in an otherwise unimpressive season. He also ran for 359 yards and three touchdowns.

Fantasy Tip: The rushing numbers really aided Bortles' fantasy outlook. In one of the least impressive seasons in recent memory, Bortles thrived in garbage time throughout the season and played his way into QB1 territory. This is just another reminder that you don't have to be a good real-life quarterback to be a good fantasy quarterback.

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