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Blake Bortles

Jacksonville Jaguars
Quarterback

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Jaguars | Blake Bortles given homework

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 15:40:03 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles was given a checklist by offensive coordinator Greg Olson before the Jaguars six-week break in offseason programs. "A lot of it is him homing in on the protections," Olson said. "When he gets back here, we want him to be completely clear on what he's doing at the line of scrimmage in terms of that," said Olson.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles has shown improvement already this offseason, according to a variety of sources. Bortles isn't yet in the QB1 conversation, but he should be considered as a top-end QB2, and he will have weeks of being a FantasyScore consideration.

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

Jaguars | Blake Bortles looking to improve

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:47:32 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles worked with throwing coach Tom House and former NFL QB Jordan Palmer this offseason in hopes of tightening his throwing motion and learning to use his whole body when he throws. He indicated his plan was to work out with WRs Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns leading up to training camp and work on his deep throws.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles will be the team's quarterback for the foreseeable future, and the team should be happy that he is trying to improve after he threw 17 interceptions in 14 games last season. Bortles could be a No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues but probably will not see much time in starting lineups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Tom Pelissero

Jaguars | Blake Bortles dealt with injury in 2014

Thu, 02 Jul 2015 09:46:35 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (shoulder) dealt with a shoulder injury near the end of the 2014 season, which affected his ability to throw passes, according to general manager Dave Caldwell. Bortles did not need surgery during the offseason.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles did struggle at times last season which led to 17 interceptions but was able to 2,908 and 11 touchdowns in 14 games. His play should improve this season since he knows what to expect and could be a No. 2 quarterback in deeper leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Tom Pelissero

Jaguars | Blake Bortles progressing

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:21:30 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has impressed his coaches with his progression and approach to the game since the end of the 2014 season.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles started 13 games in his rookie season, and he projects to be unchallenged for starts in 2015. Bortles has some new toys on offense, and he has the upside to become a fantasy option, but he'll enter the season as a high QB2.

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

Jaguars | Jags want Blake Bortles to throw deep

Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:51:16 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles may be throwing deeper this season, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Bradley did say that Bortles hasn't been able to throw deep much during practice so far because of the intensive heat. Bradley added that he wants Bortles to gain more confidence throwing the deep ball.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles has the arm strength to be able to throw deep, but he needs to be more consistent with his accuracy. Bortles showed some promise in his largely tumultuous rookie campaign, but he's no more than a bye-week replacement.

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

Jaguars | Blake Bortles making improvements

Tue, 09 Jun 2015 15:43:02 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is working on lengthening his release and shortening his delivery in an effort to make his release quicker and to be a more accurate passer. "It's hard when you try and change stuff like that," Bortles said. "It's something you've got to think about. Right now I'm in the stage of doing as much as possible so I don't have to think about it anymore."

Fantasy Tip: Bortles was a letdown both for the Jaguars and for fantasy owners in his rookie season last year. He has a solid corps of pass-catchers to throw to this season, including second-year wide receivers Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee and newly acquired tight end Julius Thomas. The supporting cast is there, but Bortles is still a bye-week replacement fantasy quarterback at best.

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

Jaguars | Blake Bortles' mental game improving

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 08:55:11 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is dealing with struggles better mentally than in the past, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Bortles takes things personally too much sometimes, according to Bradley.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles has as high of a ceiling as anyone in the '14 draft class. He's a midrange QB2 with upside in his sophomore campaign.

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

Jaguars | Blake Bortles working on mechanics

Mon, 25 May 2015 08:54:18 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is working this offseason on improving his mechanics to become a better quarterback. He attended 3DQB, which specializes in bio-mechanics motion analysis to help improve quarterbacks' footwork and throwing motion.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles clearly struggled through his rookie season and needs all of the help he can get to improve as an NFL passer. Jacksonville has respectable weapons around him, and it's up to Bortles to do his part. Even with some natural maturation on the field, consider him no better than a QB3 in fantasy leagues.

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

Jaguars | Blake Bortles worked with QB guru

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:54:20 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles worked with quarterbacks guru Tom House during the offseason. Bortles said Tuesday, April 21, that he spent two months in the offseason in California and was mentored by House. Bortles also spent four days throwing to TE Julius Thomas, WR Marqise Lee, TE Clay Harbor and WR Tony Washington. In addition, Bortles dropped 12 pounds from his the end of last season.

Fantasy Tip: Bortles should be much better from a fantasy perspective in 2015, as he'll have a big weapon in Thomas, and he could have WR Justin Blackmon back, too. In addition, he is in good shape and apparently making huge strides. Still, he is nothing more than a QB2 in most standard leagues at the moment.

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

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.

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