Sam Bradford, QB, Rams
|QB||177.03||STL||Injured Reserve||5 years||27||6'4||224|
2014 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Jul-10-2014 by Brad Kruse
Sam Bradford hasn't distinguished himself in the fantasy world yet. He's been plagued with injury issues and his receiver group has been far from elite. While healthy last year, Bradford completed 60.7-percent of his passes (which is a career-high by a small margin). Also 5.3-percent of his passes went for touchdowns. This was much better than his previous career high (3.8-percent). If he can build or continue on the same path as those two metrics, he could develop into a solid quarterback for St. Louis. As far as fantasy goes, he was QB11 when he got injured after Week 7 with a 19.9 ppg average. That is probably his ceiling potential.
Despite this, St. Louis probably needs one of their receivers to step up in a big way before Bradford can climb safely into weekly starting quarterback territory. The Rams certainly have options at the position between Tavon Austin, Chris Givens, Brian Quick and Kenny Britt. You can't rule these guys out; however, someone has to lead the team in targets and receptions. Until that primary target emerges, Bradford's ceiling and floor values are very difficult to gauge. The safe bet is to draft him as a very cheap backup near the end of your fantasy draft.
Editor's note: Since he entered the league in 2010, fantasy owners and Rams fans alike have waited for Bradford to turn the corner. With so many great fantasy starters at the position, Bradford's appeal is essentially non-existent. He must put on display his talent before warranting a draft pick.
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