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Blake Bortles | Quarterback | #5

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (24) / 4/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 239
College: UCF
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (3) / JAC
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Blake Bortles completed 13-of-26 passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns and rushed eight times for 81 yards in the Jaguars' Week 12 loss to Buffalo.
Jacksonville's passing attack was a disaster in this game, as no pass catcher cleared 40 yards. Bortles still emerged with a usable fantasy week with touchdown passes to Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns, and repeated rushing exposures of the Bills' man-coverage defense. Bortles will face another man-coverage defense in Week 13. Unfortunately, it belongs to the Broncos. Nov 27 - 4:39 PM

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Blake Bortles (shoulder) is practicing in full for Week 12.

Bortles hurt his shoulder early in Sunday's loss to Detroit but played through the injury. It looks like he'll do the same in Week 12. Already a risky fantasy play when healthy, we wouldn't go anywhere near Bortles Sunday against Buffalo.
Nov 23 - 4:57 PM

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley expects Blake Bortles (shoulder) to be fine for Week 12.

Bortles injured his shoulder in the first quarter of Sunday's loss, and the offense went into a shell thereafter. Bortles could get in a limited practice or two, but the Jags are determined to keep him under center, no matter how hanged up he is or how far his mechanics regress. Bortles will be a last-gasp QB2 against the Bills.
Nov 21 - 1:39 PM

Blake Bortles completed 22-of-35 passes for 202 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Jaguars' Week 11 loss to the Lions.

The Jaguars were already running a conservative gameplan – they attempted a screen on third-and-long in Lions’ territory on the first possession of the game – before Bortles suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter, but the offense really went into its shell after the injury. Bortles did hook up with Marqise Lee for a spectacular catch down the sideline to set up Lee’s touchdown in the third quarter, but he settled for check-downs most of the game. His first interception was a high throw which Lee tipped into the air for a pick-six, the 10th of Bortles' illustrious career. The second was also tipped into the air by Lee but this time by his heel on a throw that was well behind the receiver. It was Bortles' second interception off a pass-catchers foot in as many weeks, and this one ended the game. Even if he checks out as healthy this week, Bortles will be at best a QB2 next week in Buffalo.
Nov 20 - 4:16 PM

Speaking Monday, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said he isn't considering benching Blake Bortles.

"I don't see anything in the future where Blake Bortles is not our guy," Bradley said Monday. To be fair, Bradley can't see that far in the future because he isn't long for it in Jacksonville. Bortles' game is in utter ruins right now, but the Jags have nothing to gain by inserting Chad Henne. Continued awful play will hurt Bortles' confidence, but so would benching him. It's a no-win situation for a team mired in another go-nowhere year.
Nov 14 - 1:50 PM

Blake Bortles completed 32-of-49 passes for 265 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in the Jaguars' Week 10 loss to the Texans.

He added 11 rushing yards on three scrambles. Bortles opened this game with a pick six to end the Jaguars' first drive. He still wound up producing in fantasy and has begun to do so consistently despite poor on-field play and major fundamental flaws. Although Bortles' floor can be scary, he offers upside as an aggressive passer with dual-threat ability and playmaking weapons. Bortles will be a high-ceiling QB1 play in Week 11 at Detroit.
Nov 13 - 5:17 PM

Blake Bortles completed 22-of-41 passes for 252 yards with two touchdowns and one interception and rushed six times for 54 yards Sunday in the Jaguars' Week 9 loss to the Chiefs.

He was sacked twice for a loss of eight yards. For the second week in a row, Bortles forgot there was a game going on until the fourth quarter. Aside from a touchdown before halftime (which was mostly just a great catch by Allen Robinson), Bortles was wholly ineffective until garbage time. Bortles’ second-quarter interception was a complete breakdown. Chiefs linebacker Ramik Wilson read the play like an open book, jumping in front of Robinson for the easy pick. Adding insult to injury, Bortles was flagged for chop-blocking on the return. Bortles played well in the fourth quarter and actually had a chance to give Jacksonville the lead before a Bryan Walters’ drop on fourth down ended the Jags’ comeback hopes. At this point, Bortles’ biggest asset is his ability to tuck-and-run. That’s disappointing for a player who threw 35 touchdown passes a year ago. The frustrating third-year signal-caller won’t be a recommended fantasy play next week at home against the Texans.
Nov 6 - 5:23 PM

Blake Bortles is flying in outside consultant Adam Dedeaux to help work on his mechanics.

This seems like a job for the coaches the Jaguars pay to get their players ready, but the old QB coach, who failed to fix the issue during the first half of the season, is now running the offense. Bortles' delivery has seemingly gotten longer every week, and he is seriously struggling with accuracy. It will be difficult for Bortles to shake his bad habits during the season, but at least he is giving it a shot.
Oct 31 - 12:18 PM

Blake Bortles completed 33-of-54 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns in Jacksonville's 36-22, Week 8 loss to the Titans.

Don't believe everything you read on the internet. Bortles was utterly horrendous, and frankly, lucky not to get benched. His stats do not tell the story of a quarterback who was tossing painful wobblers all evening. His motion has become a cross between side-armed Matthew Stafford and Tim Tebow. At times it looked like he was trying to toss a fully-baked turkey. All of Bortles' "production" came in garbage time. He was 8-of-16 for 64 yards as the Jags trailed 27-0 at halftime. Bortles was bad enough to get his coach fired, something that seems like a distinct Friday possibility. Bortles will be a bottom-barrel QB2 against the Chiefs in Week 9.
Oct 27 - 11:40 PM

Coach Gus Bradley said he "firmly, firmly believes" in Blake Bortles, and he'll remain the Jaguars' starting quarterback.

Chad Henne doesn't do anything for the Jaguars. He hasn't thrown a meaningful pass in over two years, and rookie Brandon Allen wouldn't be any sort of upgrade. Still, Bortles has been one of the worst, if not the absolute worst, starting quarterbacks in football through Week 7. He's 29th in both completion percentage (59.7) and passer rating (76.4), while tossing the third-most interceptions. Bortles' play has fallen off a cliff after what is looking like a fluke 2015 season. With Bortles not producing in a dream home spot against the Raiders this past Sunday, he's firmly off the fantasy radar until further notice.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 24 - 6:18 PM

Blake Bortles completed 23-of-43 passes for 246 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions in Week 7 against the Raiders.

Bortles threw his only touchdown to Julius Thomas deep into the fourth quarter. He faced constant pressures despite taking only one sack. One of Bortles' interceptions was a brutal red-zone throw into triple coverage. It was a concerning performance, with almost all his yards coming on garbage-time check downs to Marqise Lee. In full regression, Bortles will be a matchup-play QB2 for Week 8 against Tennessee.
Oct 23 - 4:55 PM

Blake Bortles completed 20-of-33 passes for 271 yards, one touchdown and an interception in the Jaguars' 17-16, Week 6 win over the Bears.

He also lost a fumble. It was far from a crisp performance, with Bortles missing a few throws and getting others batted, but his "interception" was more of an Allen Robinson drop in the end zone. Bortles' lost fumble was inexcusable, as he got chased down from behind holding the ball with one hand. The Jags struggled mightily for first downs in the first half, but finally got in rhythm after the break. Bortles has only eight passing touchdowns through five games, but the Raiders are an inviting Week 7 matchup.
Oct 16 - 4:08 PM

Blake Bortles completed 19-of-33 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns in the Jaguars' Week 4 win over the Colts in London.

As has been the case all season, Bortles struggled with accuracy in a game the Jaguars should have won going away. He could have put the game to bed with a fourth-quarter drive, but he underthrew two open receivers to give Indy the ball back. Bortles did hit Allen Hurns for what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown, but Hurns did the hard work himself after catching a short pass in the flat. Bortles has struggled this season, but he gets a cake matchup with the Bears following the bye. He will be a QB1 in that game.
Oct 2 - 12:51 PM

Blake Bortles completed 24-of-38 passes for two touchdowns and three interceptions and rushed three times for 17 yards in the Jaguars' Week 3 loss to the Ravens.

Bortles started off poorly, completing just 10-of-19 passes for 78 yards in the first half. He fared a little better after halftime, particularly in the third quarter when he connected on 9-of-10 throws for 87 yards and a touchdown. Both of his scores went to Allen Robinson, who played out of his mind on Sunday. Despite a few nice stretches, Bortles ultimately couldn’t get out of his own way, losing the game with a pair of fourth quarter interceptions. The first was a complete misfire to T.J. Yeldon that wound up in the hands of Tavon Young. Bortles was picked again on a desperation heave with 15 seconds left in regulation. Through three games the Jaguars have looked just as inept as they've always been despite entering the year with unusually high expectations. Coach Gus Bradley will be lucky to keep his job after Sunday’s embarrassment.
Sep 25 - 4:59 PM

Blake Bortles completed 31-of-50 passes for 329 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions in the Jaguars' Week 2 loss to the Chargers.

He led the Jags with 34 yards on the ground. The fantasy line looks good, but Bortles struggled against San Diego. He turned the ball over three times in the first half to help the Chargers to a 21-0 lead at the break, and he did not find any real success until deep into garbage time. Both of his interceptions were poor, but the second was a very questionable decision down the field with three Chargers in the area. This was a bad game for Bortles, but he has a nice bounceback opportunity at home next week against the Ravens.
Sep 18 - 8:19 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Blake Bortles
2Chad Henne
3Brandon Allen
RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Chris Ivory
3Denard Robinson
4Corey Grant
GLB1Chris Ivory
2T.J. Yeldon
3RB1T.J. Yeldon
2Chris Ivory
WR11Allen Robinson
2Marqise Lee
3Arrelious Benn
WR21Allen Hurns
2Rashad Greene
3Bryan Walters
WR31Marqise Lee
TE1Julius Thomas
2Ben Koyack
3Neal Sterling
4Alex Ellis
LT1Kelvin Beachum
LG1Chris Reed
2Luke Joeckel
C1Brandon Linder
2Tyler Shatley
RG1A.J. Cann
2Patrick Omameh
RT1Jermey Parnell
K1Jason Myers