Blake Bortles needs to see consistency become his friend going into the 2016 campaign in order for him to break into a considered top 5 fantasy quarterback.
Seeing a repeat of 35 touchdowns is unlikely with Blake probably coming in just shy of 30 on the season. The true problem for owners rostering Blake will be his stretch of competition to end the season and begin most fantasy playoffs in weeks 12, 13, 14 and 15 (BUF, DEN, MIN, HOU).
My advice is to sit tight and wait for Blake Bortles to fall far enough to adjust for supreme value. More than likely, based on last seasons output, there will be an owner that takes him too early in 2016.
last updated: (8-22-16)
6/18/2014: Signed a four-year, $20,654,796 contract. The deal is fully guaranteed, including a $13,341,672 signing bonus. 2016: $2,297,710, 2017: $3,236,565, 2018: Club Option, 2019: Free Agent
Original Scouting Report:
Blake Bortles will likely be the first quarterback taken in the 2014 NFL draft but if I was the decision maker in the war-room I believe I would either trade down or take another talent rather than making this selection.
Bortles has the physical make-up and arm talent that most evaluators are looking for but there are definite holes in his game that may hinder his progression at the next level. For starters, his throwing motion will need to be tweaked to a degree and his already questionable accuracy may suffer for it. There is also the question of his field vision where it appears that Blake has problems with progressions and pre-snap reads. I also have concerns over his anticipation and whether or not he will be able to consistently throw receivers open.
For all of my question marks there is no question that Blake will go high in this draft class. GMs and scouts love fitting players to molds and prototypes, which Bortles fits for potential franchise quarterbacks.
last updated: (4-13-14)