We’ve made it! Football is back, and with that comes the over analyzing of the preseason, trying to find any advantage we can for our upcoming drafts. Many fantasy champions are made in the preseason. From analyzing rookies to scoping out all of the off-season moves, I will try to help you prepare as well. This series has to do with fantasy trends from this weeks bevy of preseason games. I hope you’ve enjoyed my rundowns of the preseason games! Stayed tuned for breakdowns of every preseason game here.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Chicago Bears
- Blake Bortles continues to impress, showing why he was the first quarterback off the board in this year’s NFL draft. Every analyst on Twitter Thursday night was comparing him to Ben Roethlisberger, and the comparison fits like a glove. Bortles finished 11 of 17 for 160 yards, making great throws staying in the pocket with great presence. Bortles also showed off his mobility on a nice roll out, along with moving up in the pocket and scrambling for a few yards on another play. Bortles continues to show why he could be the rookie quarterback to own, as he has been far more impressive than Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater so far. The only question is whether Jacksonville will let him start. They are still snakebit by the whole Blaine Gabbert situation.
- Toby Gerhart finished his night with 19 yards on six rushes, and one catch for 8 yards. He looked good in between the tackles, so expect him to be the go-to goal line back along with being a 3rd down back. The potential is there for Gerhart to finish as a strong RB2 option, but he will be touchdown dependent. Those players are always a risk.
- Jay Cutler finished his night going 7 of 9 for 75 yards and a touchdown. The most important factor last night was the fact that he spread the ball around well. He found Brandon Marshall in the end zone, Martellus Bennett deep down the middle for 25 yards, and Alshon Jeffery for 17 yards. He looks to be more comfortable in year two of this Trestman offense. More numbers equal more points for you!