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Blake Bortles | Quarterback

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (23) / 4/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 245
College: UCF
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Blake Bortles completed 21-of-30 passes for 242 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Jacksonville's 19-13, Week 11 win over the Titans.
He also lost a fumble when the referees dubiously failed to call forward progress. It was another shaky game from Bortles following last Sunday's dud, and snapped a streak of five straight multi-touchdown performances. Bortles was still much better than he was in Baltimore, hooking up with Allen Robinson for a few big plays while finding a wide open Julius Thomas for his score. Bortles briefly left the game with dehydration in the second half, but didn't miss any plays. Playing up-and-down football but generally getting his fantasy numbers, Bortles will be a QB1 against the Chargers in Week 12. Nov 19 - 11:42 PM

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Blake Bortles completed just 22-of-45 passes for 188 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Jaguars' 22-20, Week 10 over the Ravens.

In a cake matchup against a bottom-three pass defense, this qualified as a dud from Bortles, who'd thrown for at least 270 yards in 5-of-8 games this season. He should have thrown a pick-six that RCB Jimmy Smith dropped, but was also hurt by some dropped passes by his own receivers. Bortles' second touchdown pass, a 15-yard strike to Allen Robinson, was very impressive, as Bortles was on the move to his right and hit Robinson perfectly in stride in the end zone. His first score was an easy five-yard toss to Allen Hurns. Bryan Walters dropped an eight-yard score in between the two. Bortles will be a borderline QB1 on Thursday night against the Titans.
Nov 15 - 4:38 PM

Blake Bortles completed 24-of-40 passes for 381 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed four times for 32 yards in the Jaguars' Week 9 loss to the Jets.

He also lost a fumble. Bortles did a nice job of stepping up in the pocket and making plays with his feet, constantly burning the Jets when they brought pressure. Both of his interceptions went to Marcus Williams, who replaced Antonio Cromartie after he left with a thigh injury. Similar to what Derek Carr did last week, Bortles challenged the Jets by peppering them with quick screens and slant routes across the middle. He recognized Cromartie’s mismatch with Allen Hurns and exploited it. There were times when Bortles held on to the ball too long but all in all, it was a solid effort from the second-year signal caller. He’ll get the Ravens on the road in Week 10.
Nov 8 - 4:51 PM

Blake Bortles completed 13-of-29 passes for 182 yards, two touchdowns and an interception Week 7 against the Bills.

Bortles was on his way to a terrible fantasy day before a furious fourth-quarter comeback from the Bills forced the Jaguars to open up the offense late. After throwing a hilariously bad pick-six to give Buffalo the lead, Bortles capped off an uneven three-minute drive with a beautiful 31-yard connection with Allen Hurns for the winning score. Bortles again struggled with his accuracy and pocket awareness, but he also again put up a reasonable fantasy day. Even in a tough matchup against the Jets following the bye week, Bortles will be worth streaming consideration.
Oct 25 - 1:09 PM

Blake Bortles completed 30-of-53 passes for 331 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions in the Jags' Week 6 loss to the Texans.

He added 37 yards on the ground. Two of Bortles' interceptions targeted Julius Thomas. It looked like Bortles expected Thomas to run an out route on the second pick, but Thomas cut off the route and Andre Hal intercepted the ball in stride for a walk in touchdown. Bortles was once again erratic with his accuracy and made some poor decisions, but he continues to put up fantasy numbers. He will be worth a streaming look at home against the Bills next week.
Oct 18 - 4:33 PM

Sunday's Texans-Jaguars games is expected to be "the windiest game of the day" with gusts exceeding 20 miles per hour.

Once winds start exceeding 15 MPH, it can start to affect passing games and anything where the ball is in the air downfield. Blake Bortles is battling a bit of a sore shoulder, and Brian Hoyer isn't a strong-armed quarterback. The strong wind could be a reason to downgrade DeAndre Hopkins and Allen Robinson a bit.
Oct 18 - 11:15 AM

Blake Bortles (shoulder) is probable for Week 6 against the Texans.

Bortles sprained his shoulder last week but hasn't missed any practice time. He comes in at No. 16 in Rotoworld's Week 6 quarterback rankings.
Oct 16 - 3:11 PM

Blake Bortles (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 6.

Bortles has Grade 1 AC shoulder sprain, but this confirms he'll play through it. The bigger concern is if he'll be able to make every throw. Allen Robinson runs most of Jacksonville's deep routes and should be downgraded this week.
Oct 14 - 4:36 PM

Coach Gus Bradley said Blake Bortles has "a chance" to be a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

Bortles suffered a Grade 1 AC shoulder sprain against the Buccaneers in Week 5 but is preparing to play through it. If the injury affects Bortles' already shaky accuracy, Allen Robinson could be in for a rough game Sunday against the Texans.
Oct 14 - 11:28 AM

An orthopedic surgeon believes Blake Bortles can keep playing through his sprained throwing shoulder.

The concern is effectiveness. Bortles is already an innately inaccurate passer. "He’s going to be quite tender," said Dr. Brian Schulz. "It may affect his throwing, but players can bounce back from this injury pretty quickly. It depends on how he responds to the treatment. It’s definitely possible he can play this weekend." Bortles is not expected to practice on Wednesday. Bortles is coming off a career-best four-touchdown game.
Oct 13 - 11:55 AM

Blake Bortles has been diagnosed with a sprained shoulder, though he played through the injury in Sunday's loss.

Bortles has a Grade 1 AC joint sprain. It's an injury receivers often play through, but it's trickier for quarterbacks. For now, Bortles should be considered day to day, but we tentatively expect him to suit up against the Texans. Chad Henne would get the start if Bortles couldn't go. Bortles hasn't been as good as his recent numbers indicate, but Henne would be a severe downgrade.
Oct 12 - 1:10 PM

Blake Bortles completed 23-of-33 passes for 303 yards, four touchdowns, and an interception in Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Bucs.

He added one carry for 21 yards. The stats are good, but Bortles continued to make bad reads and look skittish in the pocket, taking six sacks. Bortles hit Allen Hurns on a 12-yard slant for Jacksonville's first touchdown. He connected with Allen Robinson for two scores and threw a red-zone TD to T.J. Yeldon. Bortles has 1,299 yards through five weeks, but is completing 57 percent of his passes. Bortles is a low-end streaming option against Houston in Week 6.
Oct 11 - 4:31 PM

Blake Bortles completed 28-of-50 passes for 298 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Colts.

He added four carries for 31 yards. With Vontae Davis shadowing Allen Robinson, Bortles targeted Allen Hurns 15 times, with his touchdown coming on an eight-yard pass to Hurns in the second quarter. Bortles set the Jaguars up for two game-winning field goals, but both were missed. He continued to look erratic in stretches, completing just 56 percent of his passes. Bortles should be avoided as a streaming option in Week 5 against the Bucs.
Oct 4 - 4:54 PM

Blake Bortles completed just 17-of-33 passes for 242 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Jaguars' 51-17, Week 3 loss to the Patriots.

Bortles was much worse than his garbage time-loaded stat line would suggest. He threw what should have been a 90-yard pick-six by Malcolm Butler and fumbled on the very next play only to see a teammate recover it for a first down. Preseason standout Bortles has predictably flopped once the games have become real. HIs two touchdowns on Sunday went to Allen Hurns on a blown coverage by the Patriots and then Clay Harbor deep in the fourth quarter. Bortles isn't a fantasy option in any format. The Jaguars travel to Indianapolis in Week 4.
Sep 27 - 4:35 PM

Blake Bortles contributed 273 yards and two touchdowns on 18-of-33 passing and scrambled twice for 27 yards Sunday in the Jaguars’ Week 2 win over the Dolphins.

Bortles is trying to erase the narrative that he only plays well in games that don’t mean anything. His performance against Miami in Week 2 won’t convince all his critics, but it’s certainly a step in the right direction. He was still erratic in stretches, as all young quarterbacks are. But Bortles didn’t make many mistakes and took full advantage of Allen Robinson’s speed advantage by delivering a string of accurate deep passes. He even showed off his wheels with a 28-yard run. Bortles could rack up big yards next week against New England’s porous secondary.
Sep 20 - 8:35 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Denard Robinson
3Toby Gerhart
4Bernard Pierce
GLB1T.J. Yeldon
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Denard Robinson
WR11Allen Robinson
2Marqise Lee
3Rashad Greene
WR21Allen Hurns
2Bryan Walters
3Neal Sterling
WR31Marqise Lee
TE1Julius Thomas
2Marcedes Lewis
3Clay Harbor
4Nic Jacobs
LT1Luke Joeckel
2Sam Young
LG1Zane Beadles
C1Stefen Wisniewski
2Luke Bowanko
RG1A.J. Cann
2Tyler Shatley
RT1Jermey Parnell
K1Jason Myers