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Blake Bortles

Jacksonville Jaguars
Quarterback

Ht: 6-5 | Wt: 232

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Jaguars | Blake Bortles endorsed by Gus Bradley

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:39:52 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles received an endorsement from head coach Gus Bradley Tuesday, March 24. Speaking at the AFC Coaches Breakfast at the NFL Annual Meetings Tuesday, Bradley said Bortles has impressed since late last season in his approach. "I knew he was tough, but just how tough … And how fast he would take over the team. The team really gravitates toward him offensively, defensively and special teams-wise, and I didn't know it would happen that fast," claimed Bradley.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles threw just five interceptions in the final eight games of the season after starting his NFL career with 12 interceptions in his first six games. Bortles will have several receiving weapons with TE Julius Thomas, WR Allen Robinson, WR Marqise Lee and potentially WR Justin Blackmon. Bortles will be a strong No. 2 option in two-quarterback leagues and will be worth a late-round flier as a backup quarterback in standard leagues.

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

Jaguars | Blake Bortles to keep running

Fri, 06 Feb 2015 09:50:01 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles won't be discouraged from running in his second season in the pros, according to offensive coordinator Greg Olson. Bortles was sacked 55 times in 14 games as a rookie in 2014, and he often held the ball too long in the pocket. He was also second on the team in rushing yards, though, with 419. "When a play does break down protection-wise and you have a guy that can go get yards, you don't want to discourage it," Olson said. "There is a time to make something to happen with your feet. For other quarterbacks, that's not part of their makeup. That's a strength of Blake's and we want him to continue to utilize that."

Fantasy Tip: Bortles has a ton of upside in the league. The problem is whether the Jaguars can surround enough playmakers around him to allow him to break out. He'll probably go undrafted in standard fantasy football leagues this year, but he could be a significant waiver wire pickup as a backup QB.

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

Jaguars | Blake Bortles to work out with receivers

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 06:58:34 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said he plans to have a passing camp in Southern California in February with his wide receivers, tight ends and running backs in order to work on their chemistry.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles struggled in his rookie season with 17 interception and only 11 touchdowns. He has only one 300-yard game this season and threw for less than 200 yards in six games. Bortles should be considered a low-end No. 2 quarterbacks entering fantasy drafts next season.

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

Jaguars | Blake Bortles should benefit from new OC

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:36:48 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles should be able to develop under new offensive coordinator Greg Olson, according to general manager Dave Caldwell. Caldwell said Olson has the ability to develop quarterbacks and that his style of offense is tailored for young players.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles still has a lot of work to do to become a viable starting fantasy quarterback. The Olson hire is a positive step, but it's still best to avoid Bortles in drafts.

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

Jaguars | Blake Bortles developed bad habits

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:05:00 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles developed bad habits and may need to start over, in the opinion of NFL Films guru Greg Cosell.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles has some work to do before he should be considered a viable option at quarterback in FantasyScore contests in 2015. New offensive coordinator Greg Olson should help, but check back as the offseason goes on to see how Bortles is progressing with his new offensive coordinator.

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

Jaguars | Blake Bortles probable

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 13:33:25 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 17.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles will be a facing a Houston Texans defense that has allowed the fifth fewest fantasy points to quarterbacks over the past four games. Bortles should not be a starting option for owners on FantasyScore.

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Jaguars | Blake Bortles a full participant

Thu, 25 Dec 2014 17:51:36 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (foot) was a full participant in practice Thursday, Dec. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles should be under center in Week 17, but he is unlikely to provide much value against a Texans team that shut down Jacksonville's offense in Week 14.

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Jaguars | Blake Bortles practices in full

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 11:21:47 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles has been pretty inconsistent during his rookie season and has not thrown for more than 210 yards in any of his last five games. FantasyScore owners likely will be able to find better options to use than Bortles this week.

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Jaguars | Blake Bortles shows no sign of injury

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:10:54 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (foot) completed only 13 passes for 115 yards in the win over the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Dec. 18, but he didn't show any signs of a mid-foot sprain that made him questionable for the game. Bortles was running bootlegs and scrambling all over the field against the Titans. "If I was able to play, I was going to go play like I know how, like I do," Bortles said. "I wasn't going to go out there if I couldn't run around and move and help the offense at all." He finished the game with 50 yards rushing on five carries.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles put up a gritty performance in the win, but his numbers go to show you why he shouldn't be relied on in any fantasy leagues just yet. Unless he has a setback with his foot, he should be fine to play in the season finale.

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

Jaguars | Blake Bortles starting Thursday

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:15:35 -0800

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (foot) will start Thursday night.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles ($3,800) is still best left out of lineups with a tough test versus the Tennesee Titans combined with his inconsistent play throughout the year.

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

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