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Blake Bortles | Quarterback

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/16/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 232
College: UCF
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Blake Bortles completed 13-of-26 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' 21-13, Week 16 win over the Titans, adding five rushes for 50 yards.
Bortles' sprained foot was not an issue. In the merciful end to an unimpressive slate of Thursday night games, Tennessee and Jacksonville put on a reasonably good show. Bortles got off to a painfully slow start, completing just four passes for 10 yards through the Jags' first four drives. He never exactly got in a groove, but finally started driving the ball and sustaining drives. He took "just" four sacks four days after getting walloped for eight by the Ravens. Bortles committed a fumble, but the Jags recovered. Bortles hasn't put a lot of positive things on tape, but has had abysmal protection and a revolving door at running back, receiver and tight end. The jury remains out. Dec 18 - 11:19 PM

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Blake Bortles (foot) is active for Week 16 against the Titans.

The word comes straight from the team. Bortles' mid-foot "sprain" is apparently more of a tweak. It's good news for curious Thursday Night Football viewers, but Bortles has been playing absolutely-brutal football. Chad Henne would probably give the Jags a better chance to win, but that's obviously not their top priority right now. Jax needs Bortles to continue his on-the-field development. Bortles has thrown for multiple scores in just 2-of-12 appearances, and is taking an unholy amount of sacks.
Dec 18 - 5:09 PM

Blake Bortles (foot) is questionable for Thursday night's Week 16 game against the Titans but is expected to start.

Bortles sprained his foot in last Sunday's loss to the Ravens but made a quick recovery on a short week and should be under center for this AFC South dumpster fire. Neither Bortles nor Charlie Whitehurst are fantasy options.
Dec 17 - 12:37 PM

Speaking Tuesday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said Blake Bortles (mid-foot sprain) is "progressing more quickly than expected."

Bradley could simply be trying to confuse the situation for the Titans, but if we take him at his word, Bortles has a chance to start Thursday's game. It just seems hard to believe he'd be ready to suit up barely more than 96 hours after getting hurt. Chad Henne will be under center if Bortles can't go. Bortles' status will be updated in the next 24 hours.
Dec 16 - 1:34 PM

Blake Bortles has been diagnosed with a mid-foot sprain, and is "questionable" for Thursday's game against the Titans.

Unless Bortles has the mildest foot sprain ever, we'd consider him more doubtful than questionable to take the field in a little over 72 hours. It's unclear when Bortles suffered the injury in Sunday's (latest) loss, as he played 69-of-69 snaps. Chad Henne will get the call for Thursday Night Football if Bortles can't go, further dulling an already unappealing matchup. Henne would be well off the DFS radar if he gets the call.
Dec 15 - 1:38 PM

Blake Bortles completed 21-of-37 passes for 210 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception in the Jaguars' 20-12, Week 15 loss to the Ravens.

Bortles took eight sacks and has been dropped for 46 of them in 11 starts. The Jaguars' best chance at finding the end zone came when they got down to the nine-yard line, but Bortles took back-to-back sacks back to around the 30 and settled for a field goal. Jacksonville has scored just two offensive touchdowns in roughly 45 possessions since the Week 11 bye. We'll get treated to a Jaguars-Titans matchup to end the Thursday Night Football schedule in Week 16.
Dec 14 - 4:18 PM

Blake Bortles went 20-of-39 passing for 205 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Jaguars' Week 14 loss to the Texans.

He rushed three times for 10 yards, also absorbing four sacks. Bortles has shown very little ability to complete passes at the intermediate and vertical sections this season, mainly completing his throws around the line of scrimmage. That was again the case on Sunday behind a porous offensive line that was ransacked by J.J. Watt. The Ravens' fantasy defense will be a recommended play when they face the Jaguars' offense in Week 15.
Dec 7 - 4:29 PM

Blake Bortles (shoulder, ankle) is practicing in full for Week 14.

Bortles' shoulder required an MRI, but it turned up little more than inflammation. Still struggling, Bortles isn't a daily-league option for Week 14.
Dec 4 - 6:09 PM

Blake Bortles is dealing with shoulder and ankle injuries, but "should practice and play this week."

Bortles' shoulder issue was bothersome enough that he underwent an MRI, but it turned up little more than inflammation. The struggling rookie's practice reps figure to be rationed for Week 14, but he'll be under center against J.J. Watt and the Texans.
Dec 1 - 1:18 PM

Blake Bortles completed 21-of-35 passes for 194 yards and a touchdown in the Jaguars' Week 13 win over the Giants.

He added five carries for 68 yards. Bortles led the Jaguars to a game-winning field goal with under a minute remaining. He wasn't asked to do much this week, with the Jaguars defense scoring two defensive touchdowns. Bortles threw a 30-yard strike to Marqise Lee in the third quarter for his only touchdown. He won't be more than a low-end QB2 for Week 14 against the Texans.
Nov 30 - 4:43 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
3Stephen Morris
RB1Toby Gerhart
2Jordan Todman
3Storm Johnson
GLB1Toby Gerhart
2Storm Johnson
3RB1Jordan Todman
2Toby Gerhart
FB1Will Ta'ufo'ou
WR11Cecil Shorts
2Marqise Lee
3Tommy Streeter
WR21Allen Hurns
2Ace Sanders
WR31Ace Sanders
TE1Marcedes Lewis
2Nic Jacobs
3Clay Harbor
K1Josh Scobee