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QB Blake Bortles - Jacksonville Jaguars

6-5, 232Born: 12-16-1991College: Central FloridaDrafted: Round 1, pick 3

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Summary

Bortles played in all 16 games in 2016 but he was dealing with several minor injuries as he suffered a Grade 1 sprained right AC joint halfway through the season, and aggravated it five weeks later, and was also dealing with tendinitis in his right wrist. On May 1, 2017 the Jaguars picked up the fifth-year option on Bortles which will now guarantee him a $20 million salary in 2018. He has the support of the new executive vice president of football operations, Tom Coughlin who said "It makes sense for us going forward and it's good for Blake and for the Jaguars." Bortles has work to do this offseason and will have to prove it on the field in 2017, he has plenty of weapons around him with Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee in the receiving game and the pick 1st Round draft pick in Leonard Fournette who will try to balance out the offense with his dynamic running ability. Bortles offers a bonus to his fantasy production with his rushing ability which has allowed him to run for 669 yards and 5 touchdowns over the past two seasons. (May 22)

FBG Staff Rankings

QB Redraft - 21, 13, 17, 17, 18, 18, 19, 19, 19, 20, 20, 20, 20, 21, 21, 21, 23, 23, 24, 25, 26
QB Dynasty - 25, 18, 23, 23, 24, 25, 34

Stats and Projections

YEARGCMPATTYDTDINTRSHYDTDFumL
2014 JAX 14 280 475 2907 11 17 56 419 0 1
2015 JAX 16 355 606 4428 35 18 52 310 2 5
2016 JAX 16 368 625 3905 23 16 58 359 3 6
2017 PROJ-Dodds 16 315 541 * * * 57 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 334 565 * * * 52 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 11 239 400 * * * 44 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 339 581 * * * 67 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 148
QB: 21

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Latest News

Jaguars | Blake Bortles not a lock to start (Thu Aug 17, 11:50 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone said QB Blake Bortles has to earn the starting quarterback job and indicated QB Chad Henne has a chance to take the job. Marrone said he is looking for the best person to lead the offense.

Our View: That Marrone is saying this after two preseason games is a sign that Bortles is in trouble. Henne is looking like the Week 1 starter unless Bortles turns this around.
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Jaguars | Blake Bortles dominating in garbage time (Thu Aug 17, 12:57 AM) - Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has the highest passer rating (111) in the NFL over the last two seasons during garbage time (defined as the last five minutes of the fourth quarter and the losing team is down nine or more points), having completed 78-of-118 passes for 964 yards, with 12 touchdowns versus only four interceptions. Additionally, since 2015, 20.7 percent of Bortles' touchdown passes have come in these instances, which is nearly four times the average for the rest of the league.

Our View: Garbage time or not, production is production in fantasy. Even with that being the case, though, Bortles is no more than a fringe backup quarterback for fantasy teams and isn't a guy Fantasy GMs are clamoring for in drafts.
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Jaguars | Blake Bortles' arm is OK (Wed Aug 16, 02:51 AM) - Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles indicated his arm was 'fine' when speaking to reporters Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Our View: Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone caused a bit of a stir when he said he rested Bortles over the weekend because the quarterback looked like he had a tired arm. Bortles is fine, but the team wants to run the ball more this year and that limits his fantasy value. Fantasy owners already don't trust Bortles due to his propensity to make mistakes and underperform.
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Jaguars | Uneventful showing from Blake Bortles (Thu Aug 10, 09:55 PM) - Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles connected on 3-of-5 passes for 16 yards in the team's preseason opener Thursday, August 10, opposite the New England Patriots.

Our View: Uneventful is what the Jaguars want from Bortles, assuming their running game and defense can carry them. He and the Jaguars passing game should become less prominent this year.
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2017 Schedule

1@ Houston Texans
2vs Tennessee Titans
3vs Baltimore Ravens
4@ New York Jets
5@ Pittsburgh Steelers
6vs Los Angeles Rams
7@ Indianapolis Colts
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9vs Cincinnati Bengals
10vs Los Angeles Chargers
11@ Cleveland Browns
12@ Arizona Cardinals
13vs Indianapolis Colts
14vs Seattle Seahawks
15vs Houston Texans
16@ San Francisco 49ers
17@ Tennessee Titans