Prowling The Web: Blake Bortles expects to play


Does Blake Bortles make the Jacksonville Jaguars offense “wildly entertaining?” Well we may finally be at a point where that’s a positive for this football team.

Blake Bortles says shoulder is fine and expects to play Sunday –

"Not missing practice is a good sign that Bortles shouldn’t be hindered this weekend. The second-year signal-caller has been fantastic in his last several outings. Sunday he completed 23 of 33 passes for 303 yards, four touchdowns, an interception and drove a Jags offense that got little aid from the ground game.With a healthy Bortles, Jacksonville’s offense is wildly entertaining. Receiver Allen Robinson is morphing into a star, Allen Hurns has been a solid No. 2 wideout and getting tight end Julius Thomas back in the mix will add another dynamic target to the passing attack."

Is Blake Bortles worth a fantasy start in Week 6? –

"Bortles has definitely taken a step forward this season with his play, ranking sixth among fantasy quarterbacks through the first five weeks. He and the Jaguars also have a tantalizing matchup against the woebegone Houston Texans and their disorganized defense. But one spot ahead of him in the rankings is Carson Palmer. The veteran quarterback has been lights out even if his numbers don’t always show it. In two games this season, the Cardinals defense has helped the team out to a big lead meaning Palmer hasn’t needed to do much."

First off the field: Sen’Derrick Marks could play Sunday – Jacksonville Jaguars team site

"Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said Marks could play Sunday.“I think it (Wednesday) was a big step for him,” Bradley said as the Jaguars (1-4) prepared to play the Houston Texans (1-4) at EverBank Field Sunday at 1 p.m.Marks, the team’s sacks leader last year said earlier in the day he was approaching the practice as a game day. He said he wanted to show he trusted the knee and that he was willing to plant and push without hesitation."

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