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Blake Bortles or Andy Dalton

 
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  Blake Bortles
QB - JAC
Blake Bortles
Andy Dalton
QB - CIN
Andy Dalton
 
 
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ECR# 21# 25-
Best Rank# 12# 16-
Worst Rank# 34# 32-
    
Fantasy Points 
    
Season Total249.7210.7-
Avg Game15.613.2-
Avg Projection248.4229.5-
    
Schedule 
    
SOS Rank121-
    
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  Blake Bortles
QB - JAC
Blake Bortles
Andy Dalton
QB - CIN
Andy Dalton
2018 Schedule 
Week 1 at NYG at IND
Week 2 vs. NE vs. BAL
Week 3 vs. TEN at CAR
Week 4 vs. NYJ at ATL
Week 5 at KC vs. MIA
Week 6 at DAL vs. PIT
Week 7 vs. HOU at KC
Week 8 vs. PHI vs. TB
Week 9BYE WEEKBYE WEEK
Week 10 at IND vs. NO
Week 11 vs. PIT at BAL
Week 12 at BUF vs. CLE
Week 13 vs. IND vs. DEN
Week 14 at TEN at LAC
Week 15 vs. WAS vs. OAK
Week 16 at MIA at CLE
Week 17 at HOU at PIT
  Blake Bortles
QB - JAC
Blake Bortles
Andy Dalton
QB - CIN
Andy Dalton
Passing
   
Pass Att524.9533.4
Pass Cmp314.1322.2
Pass Yards3,639.63,653.3
Pass TDs21.923.6
Ints13.213.1
   
Rushing
   
Rush Attempts58.140.9
Rush Yards326.1131.2
Rush TDs2.31.3
   
Misc
   
Fumbles2.32.9
   
Points
   
Fantasy Points248.4229.5
   
  Blake Bortles
QB - JAC
Blake Bortles
Andy Dalton
QB - CIN
Andy Dalton
2017 Points 
Week 110.3-3.0
Week 29.89.5
Week 327.616.3
Week 411.428.3
Week 52.713.3
Week 613.5
Week 716.310.4
Week 818.7
Week 916.45.3
Week 1016.314.6
Week 118.618.6
Week 1222.619.2
Week 1325.119.3
Week 1418.57.6
Week 1525.00.5
Week 1622.411.4
Week 173.220.7
  Blake Bortles
QB - JAC
Blake Bortles
Andy Dalton
QB - CIN
Andy Dalton
Expert 
Bobby Sylvester
FantasyPros
You may want to give up on Bortles, but he has now been a QB1 three consecutive seasons and managed to be the #2 QB over the final five weeks of the season. It is never pretty, but he gets the job done from a production perspective. He is a reliable option in two-QB leagues.Dalton has never finished worse than QB18 through his first seven seasons so it don't be surprised if he does it once again. He is without question among the worst starters in football, but he gets the job done well enough to start many weeks in two-QB leagues.
Chet Gresham
WalterFootball
Bortles can have good fantasy days, but he won't be asked to do that much with the defense and running game being the strengths of this offense. His running ability and the fact that he's quarterbacking a winning team means he should be more consistent than his worst games seem to foretell.Dalton had one of his worst seasons last year, yet still managed a top-20 spot in fantasy. That's not what you want out of a quarterback, but his consistency remains good for 2QB leagues and we've seen that he does have higher upside when his weapons are healthy. If Green, Eifert, Ross, Mixon, and Bernard can stay healthy and play well, Dalton will beat this ranking.
Kevin Wheeler
NFL Mock
Weeks 12-17 Bortles was the QB2 in fantasy points scored 
Mike Tagliere
FantasyPros
While many spend a fortune to acquire Deshaun Watson, many are overlooking the fact that Bortles had "almost" as good of a stretch that Watson did. From Week 13-16 (four games), Bortles threw for 321.3 yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game. During Watson's five-game stretch, he averaged 294.4 yards and 3.6 touchdowns per game. The reason people think Watson could be the real-deal is because that's really one of the only sample size we have on him, whereas most "know what they are getting" with Bortles. Is that fair, though, considering he was a top-10 quarterback twice? Bottom line is that Bortles has been really streaky and has shown more bad than good, but the hate on him has gone a bit too far this offseason. With him rushing for at least 310 yards in every season, it's possible that we see him finish inside the top-15 this year, though you don't want to pay for those up-and-downs in his performances.Most find it fun to dog Dalton after his lackluster 2017 campaign, but did you know that he's still yet to finish outside the top-18 fantasy quarterbacks? It's because he's typically healthy, has a solid cast of wide receivers, and has no threat of getting benched. It was his yardage that took the biggest hit in 2017, because his touchdown (25) to interception (12) ratio was actually solid. The Bengals need to inject some youth into the offense, so expect to see Joe Mixon and John Ross a lot more involved in year-two, which could revive Dalton's fantasy status. He's a solid No. 2 quarterback in 2QB leagues.
Andrew Gould
FantasyPros
The quintessential "better in fantasy than real life" player, Bortles has notched QB4, 9, and 13 finishes over the past three seasons. He even swung some leagues for managers bold enough to throw their Molotov cocktails in the air and shout "Bortles!" before tossing him into the starting lineup. Only Todd Gurley recorded more fantasy points from Weeks 12 to 16, so there's a solid chance he out-earns his draft price. On the other hand, he's not that great at actual football, and the Jaguars will gladly relegate him to a gatekeeper role when the game allows it. They shouldn't throw enough to drag him back into the top-10 tier.Dalton has always solidified a top-20 QB finish, so rankings concerned predominately with accuracy must place him higher. But who is actually going to forgo a potential difference-maker for someone who will defy the critics with QB17 stature? The only reason to draft Dalton: Cincinnati opens the season at Indianapolis, the perfect matchup for a streamer such as the Red Rifle.
Staff Rankings
QB List
One of the most frustrating and inconsistent quarterbacks around, Bortles had yet another trademark Bortles year last year, with some great highs, some awful lows, and no consistency to be seen. Bortles did have his lowest interception total in a season, which is good, but likely was a result of the Jaguars' efforts to protect him with a good defense and a good running game, and less a result of his actual skill. Losing Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns certainly isn't going to help his offensive prospects, however the team will still likely have a good defense and run game, and Marqise Lee should be a solid-enough top option for him. Still, I wouldn't expect much more from Bortles than what you've seen in the past-an inconsistent quarterback who will likely have four to six games where he's excellent, you just won't have any idea which games those will be.Not re-signing Andrew Whitworth and Kevin Zietler proved to be one of the worst decisions the Bengals could have made for their offense, as their offensive line was pretty terrible last season. As a result, Dalton saw his yardage total drop to a career-low 3,320 yards. Outside of that, Dalton was pretty much what you'd expect from Andy Dalton-a guy who can make some big-time throws but also makes some pretty dumb decisions that lead to turnovers. If the Bengals' offensive line improves this year, Dalton could be more of a mid-level QB2, but as it stands, the upside isn't all that great, even with the talent surrounding him.
Derek Lofland
Fantasy Football Maniax
 Dalton was the 18th ranked fantasy quarterback with no offensive line help last year, Dalton is consistently one of the more underrated players in fantasy football.
Kevin Roberts
Breaking Football
Bortles was better than expected in the second half of last year but how long will the optimism last?The Red Rifle has dealt with injuries and bad luck the past two years but can still be a fantasy gem. I just won't be drafting him, is all
Jody Smith
FantasyPros
Perennially underrated due to his rushing prowess, I think the Jags are likely to explore QB as early as the first round. Dalton's rushing production fell off last season but he still tossed 25 TD's in a down year. He's not someone you want to target as your starter, but he's a solid part of a QB tandem or ideal back-up.