Teddy Bridgewater, QB, Vikings
|QB - #18||104.29||MIN||Active||1 year||22||6' 2||210|
There is no 2015 profile for this player yet. Here is his 2014 profile:
2014 Outlook: Sleeper (undervalued)
DYNASTY STAR: For the second straight year, the Vikings traded back into Round 1 to upgrade the offense around the best RB in the league. Last year they nabbed WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson at No. 29 and this season they traded two picks (40th and 108th overall) to secure their QB of the future-- Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater-- with the last pick of the first round. His slight frame is concerning (6-foot-2, 214), but he never missed a game at Louisville despite multiple injuries. Most label him as the most pro-ready prospect in this class. The three-year starter went 27-8, completing 68-percent of his passes for 9,817 yards (8 YPA) and a 3:1 TD-to-INT ratio (72 to 24). His speed is adequate (4.8 forty), but Bridgewater prefers to stay in the pocket and pick defenses apart with his precision and ability to go through progressions. His deep arm needs some work, but with AP in the backfield, Minnesota will be looking to concentrate on an intermediate passing game that keeps defenses honest. The Florida native will need to adjust to Arctic conditions as the Vikings will be playing the next two home seasons outside at the University of Minnesota while a new dome is constructed (opens in 2016). Bridgewater is an underrated QB2 in redraft leagues and should be considered after the top half of the QBs are selected. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner has worked wonders in the past; and with defenses focused on stopping AP, Bridgewater should face favorable 1-on-1 coverage where Patterson, Greg Jennings and Rudolph can excel.
Editor's note: Bridgewater is a second round pick in dynasty rookie drafts and arguably has the safest potential of any QB in his class. In a recent Fantasy Football World Championship Draft-N-Go, he was selected in Round 13 as the 28th QB off the board. By 2015, the former Louisville Cardinal should be in cruise control as the Vikings' starter with Cassel either long gone or drawing doodles on a clipboard.Last updated on Jul-29-2014 by Rob Warner
It's no secret that Vikings' WR Mike Wallace had issues with both the scheme and quarterback in Miami. Ryan Tannehill is a very talented young quarterback but the long ball is not his specialty. Wallace believes he fits in much better with Teddy Bridgewater and the Minnesota offense. "I think it's more so [like] my first four years," Wallace said. "It's a vertical offense, [rather] than a short, West Coast offense. You go down the field a lot more here, more what I'm accustomed to."Fantasy Analysis:
It's not like Wallace wasn't productive in Miami, he caught 10 touchdowns last season. The offense just isn't designed for his skill set. Combine that with Wallace's volatile attitude and you have a bad situation. That is why he was shipped off to Minnesota. With that said, I completely agree with Wallace. He'll see a lot more deep balls with the Vikings and be more productive than he could ever be with the Dolphins. He has the potential to be a solid WR2 in 2015.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors5/28 - Vikings WR Mike Wallace believes he fits in much better in Minnesota than Miami
5/27 - Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater says TE Kyle Rudolph is 'the biggest weapon we have'
5/14 - Vikings HC Mike Zimmer does not foresee any issues with disgruntled RB Adrian Peterson
5/5 - Vikings WR Mike Wallace declares himself 'the fastest player in the NFL' issues open challenge
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