Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles

Height: 6' 5"Weight: 236 lbsAge: 26College: UCFDrafted: #3 (1st Rd. by Jacksonville)

2018 Outlook

Strength of Schedule:
1st easiest for QBs
Draft Rank (ECR) #162
Best / Worst #96 / #204
ADP #174



Bortles was better than expected in the second half of last year but how long will the optimism last?

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.

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.

Perennially underrated due to his rushing prowess, I think the Jags are likely to explore QB as early as the first round.