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Why Blake Bortles is a top-five fantasy quarterback for 2016

Blake Bortles is currently the No. 10 quarterback off the board by average draft position in ESPN leagues. Here's why he should finish considerably higher than that in scoring by season's end. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

There is a higher percentage of starting-quality prospects at quarterback than at any other position in fantasy football.

That trend causes many fantasy owners to wait until later rounds to draft a quarterback. The best-case scenario in this instance is to find a quarterback with enough consistency to be a weekly starter, but one who also has the type of upside potential to vastly outperform his average draft position (ADP).

A lot of quarterbacks may come to mind as fitting this description, but one who seems to be flying under the radar is Blake Bortles. There is a strong case to be made that Bortles is a top-five-caliber fantasy quarterback.