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| The Jaguars were one of seven teams to throw the ball over 600 times last year but Bortles' fantasy production didn't produce the same results as his epic 2015 campaign. The lack of production on offense led to a decrease of 3.6 points per game from 2015 to 2016 and the eventual firing of Gus Bradley before the conclusion of the regular season. As a result, HC Doug Marrone and OC Nathaniel Hackett will bring a hybrid Air Coryell system to Florida. Marrone is better known for making running backs into quality fantasy starters but Bortles is better than previous signal callers working in this scheme. The good news for those hoping Bortles flourishes under Marrone is that the offense has enough weapons to make Bortles a top-five fantasy QB. The bad news is most of the offense hasn't played in this scheme and they are highly motivated to run the ball this year. A more effective running game led by rookie Leonard Fournette will help Bortles, but it may cut into his passing attempts. Fewer attempts for a quarterback that has yet to attain a completion percentage of 60-percent makes it tougher to predict a career year and more likely that his numbers suffer slightly. Keep expectations for Bortles more in line with a fringe fantasy starter that will likelybe better as the season progresses.
| No DeDe Westbrook in Week 9|
Rookie receiver will have to wait another week for his debut
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Nov 4, 6:00 pm
|No roster moves for #Jaguars today so rookie WR Dede Westbrook won't debut tomorrow vs. Bengals. (Ryan O'Halloran on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Westbrook is coming off hernia surgery but will have to wait another week for his debut. Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee (knee) and Keelan Cole will be the top three wide receiver for Blake Bortles. None are appealing options in the Jaguars run-heavy scheme.
| Jaguars reeling after loss of Allen Robinson|
Coach expects other WRs to step up
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Tue Sep 12, 10:35 am
|Losing former Pro Bowl wide receiver Allen Robinson to a torn ACL was tough for Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone. While the Jaguars have plenty of depth, Robinson is easily the most complete receiver on the roster. Now the Jaguars will have to rely on speedster Marqise Lee and possession receiver Allen Hurns moving forward.
"Well, obviously we have confidence in Marqise and Allen to step up," Marrone said. (First Coast News)|
FFToday's Take: Both Lee and Hurns make solid waiver wire pickups this week, though we're wary of placing too much faith in Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles. Temper your expectations, and don;t expect anything more than inconsistent WR3 numbers out of either, as this offense appears to be running through rookie RB Leonard Fournette.
|Jaguars name Blake Bortles starter for Week 1|
Chad Henne returns to backup role
By: Mike Krueger | Sat Aug 26, 7:50 am
|Doug Marrone has named Blake Bortles starting QB for Jaguars' regular season opener against Houston on September 10. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: After being demoted for the all important third pre-season game, the Jags have elected to go with the uninspiring Bortles over the mediocre Chad Henne at quarterback for Week 1. Perhaps the mini-benching will light a flame under Bortles who has looked awful this pre-season. Bortles is back to being draftable in 2-QBs leagues but its a situation fantasy owners will want to avoid.