Blake Bortles - QBPosted 4/23/17 4:13pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said the team has not decided if they will pick up QB Blake Bortles' option this offseason.
Huddle Up: The Jaguars have a few more weeks to decide on Bortles' option, but he will have to play better if he wants a long-term deal from the Jaguars. He has thrown 69 touchdowns and 51 interceptions in his three years in the NFL and should be considered a No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues in 2017.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 4/16/17 9:59am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will need to 'go back and build his foundation from the beginning,' according to head coach Doug Marrone. 'We told him (in January) we wanted him to make sure his arm was ready to go because there will be an increase in reps, which will help him. I?ve been with Drew (Brees) in New Orleans and obviously he?s a Hall of Fame-type quarterback and that?s the way we approached it with him and with the team. You start with the foundation and you look to see how fast they can work through the foundation,' Marrone said.
Huddle Up: Bortles has spent the offseason with quarterback guru Adam Dedeaux in California and is still waiting for the team to decide whether or not it will pick up his $18 million option for 2018 by the league deadline on May 3. Talent is not a question with Bortles, so a bounce-back season could be in order if he doesn't abandon his mechanics and the line plays better. He's a high-upside QB2 option for now.
Allen Robinson - WRPosted 4/16/17 5:31pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson said he has 'earned' a contract extension but won't let talk of a new contract impact his performance. 'If we get something done, we do and if not, I have a big year coming ahead for me and I have an obligation to my teammates to play at a high level,' Robinson said.
Huddle Up: After a dominant 2015 season, Robinson was one of the biggest disappointments for fantasy owners last year. He still managed WR3 production, and he will be one of the top bounce-back candidates heading into 2017.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 3/26/17 10:05am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is unlikely to see his fifth-year option for 2018 picked up by May 2 - the deadline to do so - according to the Florida Times Union's Ryan O'Halloran.
Huddle Up: The Jaguars could easily select a quarterback on either one of the first two days of the draft in order to put some pressure on Bortles, but it seems more likely they will go all-in with him one more time and try to shore up some other weaknesses instead. Bortles, who is spending his offseason working on mechanics, is very much facing a pivotal year and should be considered little more than a high-upside QB2 in fantasy drafts this summer.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 3/20/17 11:09pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said he is 'confident' with what he's done this offseason, and that he'll be able to 'come help this team be as good as we possibly can be.' Bortles is in the process of adjusting his mechanics and throwing motion.
Huddle Up: It's no secret that Bortles was arguably one of the most disappointing players in all of fantasy football this past season, but the hope is he can return to his 2015 form by working with quarterback gurus Tom House and Adam Dedeaux. He has a solid supporting cast around him on offense to pull it off, but owners should probably wait for him to show signs of life early on in the campaign before giving him a shot again.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 3/4/17 3:47pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan is counting on a bounce-back season from QB Blake Bortles in 2017. 'That?s our hope and it?s not just our dream. And then it?s, ?How do we make it happen?? ? Blake has to organize himself and there is only so much we can do under the collective bargaining agreement. There is a lot of stuff Blake controls. We want to do everything to make Blake successful,' Khan said.
Huddle Up: Khan doesn't have much choice. Bortles' mechanics regressed in a big way last season, which contributed greatly to his demise. To that end, he has spent most of the offseason in California training with throwing guru Tom House, like he did in the 2015 offseason. It may be too much to ask for a return to his breakthrough 2015 campaign, but Jacksonville has enough weapons to help Bortles improve if he can become more efficient with his throwing motion.
Julius Thomas - TEPosted 2/26/17 11:45am ET
Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas wore out his welcome with the Jacksonville Jaguars in part due to his limitations as a blocker, according to a source, which called Thomas' blocking 'non-existent'.
Huddle Up: A former college basketball player, Thomas has never been a great blocker, so his struggles in that facet of the game certainly shouldn't have come as a surprise to the Jaguars, who will officially deal him to the Dolphins at the start of the new league year on March 9. Miami head coach Adam Gase was Thomas' offensive coordinator during his best years with the Denver Broncos and should be able to help his pupil climb back to low-end TE1 status in fantasy.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 2/24/17 10:26am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles did not receive a full commitment to remain the starter from Vice President of Football Operations Tom Coughlin on Friday, Feb. 24.
Huddle Up: It should be noted Coughlin did not indicate the Jaguars would be moving on from Bortles either. Chad Henne and Brandon Allen are the only other quarterbacks on the roster, so any realistic challenger is going to have to come via free agency or the draft. Bortles is the odds-on favorite to remain the starter in Jacksonville, but he is firmly in QB2 territory in fantasy.
Julius Thomas - TEPosted 2/22/17 6:00am ET
Miami Dolphins TE Julius Thomas passed his physical with the club Tuesday, Feb. 21.
Huddle Up: Thomas will be in a familiar system he thrived in with the Denver Broncos, and he has a quarterback that has a knack of throwing to tight ends. It could be a great spot for him if he can stay healthy. He's a bounce-back pick as a TE2.
Julius Thomas - TEPosted 2/20/17 9:38am ET
Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas is no longer a part of the trade package designed to acquire Miami Dolphins OT Branden Albert.
Huddle Up: There could be any number of reasons for this development, although the most likely are the Jaguars got cold feet or reasoned Thomas was worth more than the late-round pick they are reportedly giving up now to get Albert. Although a trade has reportedly been agreed to, expect more updates in the hours and days ahead before the trade can be officially consummated. If Thomas remains in Jacksonville, he's a high-end TE2 at best.
Julius Thomas - TEPosted 2/20/17 2:24pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas is being traded to the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a late-round 2017 draft pick Monday, Feb. 20.
Huddle Up: The departure of Thomas means Marcedes Lewis and Ben Koyacek are likely the top candidates to take over the starting job, at least for now. The Jaguars could obviously add a tight end via free agency or the NFL Draft. If nothing changes, neither Lewis nor Koyacek should be drafted as TE1s.
Julius Thomas - TEPosted 2/20/17 2:16pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas is being acquired by the Miami Dolphins in exchange for a late-round 2017 draft pick Monday, Feb. 20.
Huddle Up: Thomas has really come down to earth after two 12-touchdown seasons with the Denver Broncos. Injuries have plagued him throughout his career, too. The Dolphins are hoping for the Thomas of old with this trade, and he could be a valuable receiving threat, particularly in the red zone. That being said, expectations should be tempered. It's safer to draft Thomas as a backup fantasy tight end after he missed seven games last season.
Julius Thomas - TEPosted 2/10/17 10:29am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Julius Thomas' contract calls for $3 million of his $7 million base salary for 2017 to become fully guaranteed at the end of the day Friday, Feb. 10, according to multiple sources.
Huddle Up: This obviously means if the Jaguars are going to part ways with Thomas this offseason, today would be a good day to make it happen. Jacksonville doesn't really need the cap space, but Thomas has been something of an injury-riddled disappointment in two years with the Jags. Ben Koyack flashed some potential throughout the season and could emerge as a serviceable fantasy TE2 in 2017 if Thomas is cut.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 1/26/17 1:16pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles still has a vote of confidence from general manager David Caldwell despite two rough seasons to start his young career. 'I think we can win a lot of games with Blake; I think we can win a Super Bowl with Blake,' Caldwell said. 'I think he needs to improve and I think we need to improve around him, too, in order for that to happen. I think the future is bright for him.'
Huddle Up: Whether or not Caldwell said these things with a straight face is unbeknownst to many, but good for him if he did. Bortles is mechanically flawed and has thrown 34 interceptions in his first two years. Despite that, he has finished comfortably in QB1 territory, largely thanks to garbage time in Jaguars' losses. View him as a low-end QB1 to high-end QB2 next season.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 1/12/17 7:32am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles was endorsed as the team's quarterback Thursday, Jan. 12, by executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin.
Huddle Up: Bortles' numbers weren't too far off from 2015 this season except he threw 12 fewer touchdowns. Entering his fourth season, he'll be in a make-or-break situation as a low-end QB1 or a high-end QB2 in fantasy.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 1/7/17 10:06am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles said he has no idea if the team will pick up the fifth-year option in his contract.
Huddle Up: Bortles had a disappoint 2016 season but did play better in the last two games of the season, so the Jaguars may pick up the option. Bortles should be the starting quarterback for the Jaguars next season and should be seen as a No. 2 quarterback in deeper fantasy leagues.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 1/5/17 6:59am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will spend this offseason working on his mechanics. He said he'll spend about 10 weeks working on his footwork, which he said was his biggest mechanical flaw. His windup and release will improve along with it, Bortles said. Bortles said part of his issue was that he was trying to be a stand-still passer, which has nothing to do with leaving the pocket, and that's just not something with which he's comfortable.
Huddle Up: Bortles was expected to take a leap forward in his third year, but it ended up being a bunny hop backwards. He's just going to be 25 next season, and there is still room to grow to reach his ceiling. He'll be a low-end QB1 possibility or a great QB2 flyer next season.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 1/4/17 3:21pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles managed to pass for 3,905 yards and 23 touchdowns in an otherwise unimpressive season. He also ran for 359 yards and three touchdowns.
Huddle Up: The rushing numbers really aided Bortles' fantasy outlook. In one of the least impressive seasons in recent memory, Bortles thrived in garbage time throughout the season and played his way into QB1 territory. This is just another reminder that you don't have to be a good real-life quarterback to be a good fantasy quarterback.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 1/2/17 12:03pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (shoulders, wrist) toiled through two shoulder separations and tendinitis in his wrist last season.
Huddle Up: The injuries are convenient excuses for Bortles, but he was flat out bad in 2016, injuries or no injuries. His play is extremely erratic and his throwing technique is unorthodox. Even with a solid 2015 season, the 2016 season was enough to put him in backup fantasy quarterback territory.
Allen Robinson - WRPosted 1/1/17 5:36pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson posted five receptions for 82 yards on a team-high 12 targets in the Week 17 game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Robinson racked up 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2015, but he didn't come close to that production in 2016. He managed 73 receptions, but had only 883 yards with six scores. He devolved into more of a WR3 in most fantasy leagues after being drafted very high heading into the 2016 season. Robinson was one of the biggest disappointments in fantasy football.
Marqise Lee - WRPosted 1/1/17 5:36pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee posted six receptions for a team-high 86 yards on nine targets in the Week 17 game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Huddle Up: Lee easily posted a career best with 851 receiving yards, and he also hauled in 63 balls with three touchdowns and one TD pass. He was finally healthy in his third NFL season and could be a nice fantasy sleeper heading into 2017.
Corey Grant - RBPosted 1/1/17 5:35pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Corey Grant carried 18 times for a career-high 122 yards and a touchdown in the Week 17 game against the Indianapolis Colts, taking advantage of the fact RBs Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon were both sidelined.
Huddle Up: Grant likely bought himself a longer look in training camp and the preseason by the Jaguars, and gives other teams some tape on him as well. He opened some eyes, but is still a ways away from having a fantasy impact.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 1/1/17 5:35pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles completed 25 of his 39 pass attempts for 301 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 17 game against the Indianapolis Colts. He also rushed three times for 21 yards and lost a pair of fumbles.
Huddle Up: Bortles took a big step backwards in 2016. While his 3,905 passing yards wasn't horrible, it was more than 500 off from his breakout season of 2015. He also threw 12 fewer touchdowns (23) than he did lSAt season, while losing a career high three fumbles and throwing 16 interceptions. He will be slotted more as a QB2 heading into 2017 in most fantasy leagues.
Allen Robinson - WRPosted 12/26/16 10:55am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars interim head coach Doug Marrone explained part of the reason WR Allen Robinson had so much success in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans had to do with the team's focus on moving him around the formation more often.
Huddle Up: The other part of it likely had to do with the Titans' dreadful pass defense. Robinson is going to drop in drafts next spring and summer after burning a lot of owners in 2016, but there is no denying he has the talent to bounce back with capable quarterbacking and competent play-calling. He'll look to finish strong against another inept secondary in Week 17 as the Jaguars visit the Indianapolis Colts.
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 12/25/16 7:55am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) did not return to Week 16's game against the Tennessee Titans after sustaining a hamstring injury.
Huddle Up: Ivory gained a season-high 114 yards from scrimmage and added a touchdown before exiting Saturday's contest. The severity of the injury remains unknown, so keep checking back for updates on his status for Week 17's game against the Indianapolis Colts.
Marqise Lee - WRPosted 12/24/16 2:38pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Marqise Lee posted three receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in the Week 16 game against the Tennessee Titans, and he also threw a 20-yard touchdown pass.
Huddle Up: Lee took advantage of a late-season injury to Allen Hurns and really emerged as a decent WR3 in fantasy leagues of 12 or more teams. He finally lived up to his potential after being hampered by nagging injuries in his first couple of NFL season. He'll be a nice sleeper heading into 2017.
Allen Robinson - WRPosted 12/24/16 2:37pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson posted nine receptions for a season-high 147 yards on 12 targets in the Week 16 game against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: It was just the second 100-yard game of the season for Robinson. He hasn't scored in the past five games, and entered with just 11 catches for 105 yards during the span.
Chris Ivory - RBPosted 12/24/16 2:36pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Chris Ivory rushed 14 times for 45 yards and a touchdown in the Week 16 game against the Tennessee Titans and he added four receptions for 69 yards on six targets.
Huddle Up: Ivory's total yards from scrimmage were actually a season high. He has found the end zone twice over the past three games after scoring just once in the first eight outings.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 12/24/16 2:14pm ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles completed 26 of his 38 pass attempts for 325 yards, one touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 16 game against the Tennessee Titans. He also rushed three times for seven yards and hauled in a 20-yard touchdown reception on a trick play and throw from WR Marqise Lee.
Huddle Up: Bortles had been struggling lately, so this game was nice for fantasy owners who actually stuck with him. He has been dealing with a nagging shoulder injury, too, but that didn't appear to be an issue in this one.
Blake Bortles - QBPosted 12/23/16 7:37am ET
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles will not be tied to the next head coach as general manager David Caldwell said there's no mandate for the new coach about what to do at quarterback. Caldwell said he still believes in Bortles.
Huddle Up: Bortles has taken a step back this year, but in his defense, the team has been plagued with injuries at the skill positions. Bortles is a matchup play with a decent one against the Tennessee Titans this week.
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