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Blake Bortles | Quarterback

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 232
College: UCF
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Coach Gus Bradley called out Blake Bortles, saying "We expect more."
"He can play better," Bradley said. "At times, he holds the ball a little too long. His decision-making isn’t as quick as we need it to be. He’s young, but we expect more." Bortles has been a turnover and sack-taking machine with 15 interceptions and 27 sacks absorbed across nine games and eight starts. The line is part to blame, but Bortles also holds onto the ball too long. Losing Allen Robinson (foot) doesn't help, either, as OC Jedd Fisch took the air out of the ball in Week 12. The Jaguars will hope for some signs of progress the next five weeks. Nov 26 - 10:24 AM

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Blake Bortles completed 15-of-27 passes for 146 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Jaguars' 23-3, Week 12 loss to the Colts.

He absorbed four sacks for a total loss of 32 yards. Coming off the bye, the Jaguars' offense was horrible, showing no creativity and taking zero shots downfield. Bortles had a couple passes batted at the line and was picked off by Vontae Davis on his first throw of the game. The pass was well behind Marcedes Lewis. Bortles isn't even an option in two-quarterback leagues. Hopefully for the Jaguars' sake, he'll take a step or two forward over the final five games. The Giants are up next for the Jags.
Nov 23 - 4:17 PM

Blake Bortles completed 22-of-37 passes for 290 yards and an interception Week 10 against the Cowboys.

The numbers do not look terrible, but Bortles struggled with accuracy all game. He routinely threw to the wrong shoulder of his receivers, and threw to no one on a couple occasions. He only turned the ball over once, though, and was sacked once after taking 19 during his first 7 games. Bortles will face the Colts Week 12 following the Jaguars' bye week.
Nov 9 - 4:47 PM

Blake Bortles (wrist) is listed as probable for Week 10.

Bortles is dealing with an injury to his non-throwing wrist and practiced in full. With six interceptions over his last three games, Bortles isn't a recommended streaming option for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Nov 7 - 6:09 PM

Blake Bortles (non-throwing wrist) is practicing in full for Week 10.

He'll be good to go against the Cowboys. A turnover machine thus far, Bortles isn't a viable option in daily leagues.
Nov 6 - 5:35 PM

Blake Bortles sprained his left (non-throwing) wrist in Week 9 against the Bengals.

He says it's not an issue, and it won't keep him out of practice. Bortles is coming off his best statistical game of the season, but he was extremely lucky to only be picked off one time in Cincinnati. He's not a recommended fantasy option this week in London against Dallas' underrated pass defense.
Nov 5 - 8:49 AM

Blake Bortles completed 22-of-33 passes for 247 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Jaguars' 33-23, Week 9 loss to the Bengals.

The stat line was prettier than Bortles' actual play. He could have easily thrown four interceptions, but Bengals LB Emmanuel Lamur dropped three of them. Bortles' lone pick was a horrible toss into triple-coverage in the end zone late in the fourth quarter with the Jaguars trying to mount their comeback. His two touchdowns, both going to Allen Hurns, were really bad underthrows Hurns had to come back for. The Jaguars "host" the Cowboys in London in Week 10 before going on their bye week.
Nov 2 - 4:26 PM

OC Jedd Fisch said if Blake Bortles can limit his interceptions to eight over the final eight games, "I think we would consider that a win."

Bortles leads the NFL with 12 interceptions even though he's only played in 5 1/2 games. The Jags are setting the bar low, hoping he can just finish his rookie season with 20 picks. It's unlikely to happen, especially with a tough schedule that includes a road date at a Cincy defense that's gaining health this week.
Oct 28 - 8:39 AM

Blake Bortles completed just 18-of-34 passes for 221 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Jacksonville's 27-13, Week 8 loss to the Dolphins.

He also lost a fumble. Both of Bortles' picks were of the "six" variety, and should have never been thrown. For the first, he tossed a blind play action shot to TE Nic Jacobs, but never saw Louis Delmas. On the second, Bortles had no clue what route Cecil Shorts was running, and Brent Grimes turned an easy pick into a 22-yard score. Bortles now has 12 interceptions, which "leads" the league. He's thrown multiple picks in 5-of-6 appearances. He'll be off the streaming radar in next week's road jaunt to Cincinnati.
Oct 26 - 4:41 PM

Blake Bortles completed 17-of-31 passes for 159 yards, one touchdown, and three interceptions in the Jaguars' Week 7 win over the Browns.

He added five carries for 37 yards, gaining much of it on read-option plays. The third overall pick in May's draft has been incredibly turnover prone -- still making an assortment of bad decisions -- but continues to play with aggressiveness, and the Jags are slowly but surely opening up their offense at the intermediate and deep levels. Bortles will remain a boom-or-bust two-quarterback-league option when the Jags face the tough Dolphins defense in Week 8.
Oct 19 - 5:21 PM

Blake Bortles completed 32-of-46 passes for 336 yards, a touchdown, and an interception in the Jaguars' Week 6 loss to Tennessee.

He added 38 yards on five scrambles. Bortles got off to a red-hot start, hitting Clay Harbor for a 59-yard connection to set up Storm Johnson's one-yard TD, capping Jacksonville's opening drive. The balloon popped on Jacksonville's offense from there, hitting rock bottom on Bortles' third-quarter interception by Blidi Wreh-Wilson. Bortles did thread a 20-yard touchdown pass to Clay Harbor with :37 left, but it wasn't enough as the Jags fell to 0-6 when Josh Scobee's last-minute 55-yard field goal try was blocked. Jacksonville takes on Cleveland in Week 7. Bortles will be a mere two-quarterback-league option.
Oct 12 - 4:09 PM

Blake Bortles completed 22-of-36 passes for 191 yards, zero touchdowns and two interceptions in Jacksonville's 17-9, Week 5 loss to the Steelers.

Bortles added four scrambles for 14 yards. Although Bortles was hurt by drops and penalties, he looked every bit like a rookie against Dick LeBeau's banged-up defense. His first pick was to a too-tightly covered Allen Robinson, while he never saw Brice McCain on the second. The latter came in the fourth quarter, and went for six points for the Steelers. Bortles looks like a quicker Ben Roethlisberger when he scrambles, and is a true playmaker outside the pocket, but doesn't appear ready to be a fantasy dynamo. That being said, he has an enticing Week 6 matchup with the Titans' ineffective defense.
Oct 5 - 4:24 PM

Blake Bortles attempted just three passes of more than 15 yards in Sunday's loss at San Diego.

Bortles was in a tough spot for his first NFL start, so OC Jeff Fisch kept it simple. The No. 3 overall pick was asked to execute a ton of screens, hitches and short passes off bootlegs, which led to a strong 29-of-37 completion rate. But that's not really Bortles' game, as he's an aggressive downfield thrower and playmaker. Expect the chains to be taken off a bit in Week 5, when the Jags have a plus home matchup against a bad and banged up Steelers defense. Bortles will be a fine QB2 with a high floor thanks to his running ability.
Sep 30 - 9:21 AM

Blake Bortles completed 29-of-37 passes for 253 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in the Jaguars' Week 4 loss to San Diego.

He added 24 yards on five scrambles. Although Bortles' playmaking ability was evident throughout Sunday's game, he dealt with too much pressure allowed by Jacksonville's offensive line and did not have the benefit of a consistent running game. The Jaguars are asking Bortles to shoulder the load for their offense, which is obviously a lot for a 22-year-old rookie. It is worth noting that OC Jedd Fisch is dialing up a lot of designed runs for Bortles. Consider Bortles an upside two-quarterback-league option when the Jags take on a weak Steelers defense next. Through six quarters, Bortles is 43-of-61 passing (70.5 percent) for 476 yards (7.80 YPA), and a 3:4 TD-to-INT ratio with four sacks taken. He's added 54 rushing yards.
Sep 28 - 7:17 PM

Jaguars.com's John Oehser expects the Jaguars to use "more read-option" now that Blake Bortles is the starting quarterback.

Bortles ran for 561 yards and 15 touchdowns in college, and had two rushes for 30 yards on read-option keeps in his NFL debut last week. Bortles' rushing ability mixed with his willingness to push the ball downfield gives him significant upside. He is own-able in most leagues, and could be on the QB1 streamer map this season.
Source: jaguars.com
Sep 27 - 11:23 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
RB1Denard Robinson
2Toby Gerhart
3Jordan Todman
4Storm Johnson
GLB1Toby Gerhart
2Storm Johnson
3RB1Jordan Todman
2Toby Gerhart
FB1Will Ta'ufo'ou
WR11Cecil Shorts
2Marqise Lee
WR21Allen Hurns
2Ace Sanders
3Mike Brown
WR31Ace Sanders
TE1Clay Harbor
2Nic Jacobs
3Marcedes Lewis
K1Josh Scobee