Blake Bortles, QB, Jaguars: Fantasy Football Outlook

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Blake Bortles, QB, Jaguars

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
QB - #6 66.86 JAX Active 2 years 24 6'5 245 @BBortles5

2015 Outlook: Super Sleeper (high risk/potential)

Last updated on Dec-13-2015 by Shawn Childs


Week 14 DFS Update (12/13): Bortles finished with his best game of his young career in Week 13 (322 yards and five TDs). Over his last eight games, he has five 300-yard passing games with 21 TDs. He's on pace for 4,365 passing yards and 36 TDs. In Week 4 he threw for 298 yards and a TD vs. the Colts. Indy fell to 28th in the league in QB Fantasy defense after allowing 30+ Fantasy points for the second time this year. QBs have 24 TDs and four 300-yard passing games. Possible follow through with Hurns expected back in the starting lineup.

Week 13 DFS Update (12/3): Bortles has a little Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde to him. He has an Int in seven straight games (10 over this stretch). He has four 300-yard passing games and two games with more than two TDs. In Week 11 he had 242 yards and one TD vs. the Titans. Tennessee has struggled defend QBs in two of their last four games (387 yards with three TDs and 330 yards with three TDs). Overall, they rank 20th in QB Fantasy defense with 20 passing TDs allowed and QBs gaining 8.1 yards per pass attempt. Steady option with some underlying upside.

UPDATE (11/21): Bortles has been an excellent option this season. The breakout Fantasy star has emerged as a QB1. He's leading a talented young offense and doing a great job of it. To this point in the season he has 2,632 yards, 20 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Best of all, Bortles and the Jags' offense should only continue to get better. He is a fantastic asset in dynasty leagues and is already a young but solid option.

Bortles was supposed to spend his rookie year learning on the sidelines, but poor play from Chad Henne led to Blake starting from Week 4 on. After completing nearly 70 percent of the passes in his first three starts, defenses pretty much limited Bortles' upside over the final 10 games of the year. He threw for more than 250 yards only once during that time and recorded just three touchdowns through his last seven contests. He also had 15 interceptions in his first nine games. On the year, he completed 59 percent of his passes for 2,908 yards, 11 TDs and 17 INTs. The addition of Thomas at tight end and the maturation of three second-year wideouts should really help him. But Blake must minimize his mistakes and score more touchdowns in the red zone. With 16 starts in 2015, it wouldn't take much for him to reach 3,500 yards passing with another 500 yards rushing. For him to be a top-15 QB in FFWC scoring, Bortles would need to score 20 total TDs. His resume looks weak, but he has a chance to be a serviceable backup QB in Fantasy. He will have more upside if his offensive line protects him.

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles

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