Sam Bradford Fantasy News

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 7:31pm

Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Bradford is expected to start per Adam Schefter. The Cowboys aren't a great matchup, but Brandon Lloyd is expected to play, so Bradford should get a small boost. It remains to be seen how effective he'll be on a sprained ankle.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 1:09pm

101Sports.com - [Full Article]

During an appearance on 101 ESPN in January, when Brandon Lloyd was asked how much credit Rams OC Josh McDaniels should receive for his phenomenal numbers in 2010, he said, "All of it. He provided the right environment for me to thrive in. He gave me confidence and most importantly he gave me opportunity. With this offense, it allowed Kyle (Orton) to be able to throw the ball like he could throw the ball and have the confidence to do it. Josh was the sole provider of that confidence and opportunity for both of us."

Fantasy Impact:

We're expecting good things from Lloyd as he joins the Rams. He's familiar with the offense and has an OC that is willing to use him. He also had a good QB throwing him the ball. The question will be how quickly can Sam Bradford and Lloyd develop the timing and rapport that is so crucial to QB/WR success.

Sam Bradford expected to start against the Cowboys

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 12:46pm

Adam Schefter, Twitter - [Full Article]

Schefter on Bradford: "Despite suffering a high ankle sprain Sunday vs. the Packers, Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is expected to start Sunday vs Cowboys."

Fantasy Impact:

The Cowboys are #10 in fewest Adjusted FP allowed to QBs this year, so this is not a great matchup for Bradford even though he should have the services of newly-acquired Brandon Lloyd at his disposal.

Monday, October 17, 2011, 6:07pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Rams quarterback Sam Bradford has a high left ankle sprain and is in a walking boot, leaving his status for this week's game at Dallas in question.

Coach Steve Spagnuolo said Bradford had a noticeable limp when he reported for a team meeting Monday afternoon.

Brandon Lloyd dealt to the Rams

Monday, October 17, 2011, 11:53am

NFL.com - [Full Article]

The Denver Broncos will trade wide receiver Brandon Lloyd to the St. Louis Rams, NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reports, citing a league source.

It was widely reported last week the Broncos were open to dealing Lloyd and shopped around ahead of Tuesday's trade deadline. The Rams, San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots were all known to be in discussions with the Broncos, sources told The Denver Post.

Lloyd, 30, is scheduled to make $1.395 million this season. He led the league last season with 1,448 yards on 77 receptions and scored 11 touchdowns.

Lloyd has 19 catches for 283 yards and no touchdowns this season.

Fantasy Impact:

The Rams offense has struggled getting off the ground, and Josh McDaniels is obviously familiar with Brandon Lloyd from his time in Denver. Lloyd should step in as the WR1, but we don't see a mid-season change of scenery as a huge boost to his fantasy value.

Danario Alexander will likely be the two with Brandon Gibson taking a back seat and Mike Sims-Walker (healthy scratch) possibly being released. Mark Clayton doesn't look to be a factor at this point. This could help Sam Bradford, but could take some time. One thing the Rams do have going for them is an easier schedule moving forward.

This is good news for Eric Decker in Denver, and also could be a signal that 2nd year WR Demaryius Thomas is ready to make an impact.

Monday, October 17, 2011, 10:46am

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - [Full Article]

Quarterback Sam Bradford suffered a sprained left ankle on the Rams' last offensive play of the game — a 7-yard sack. But X-rays were negative, and Bradford said: "It's fine. I think they're just being a little cautious."

Thursday, October 13, 2011, 4:12pm

The Boston Herald - [Full Article]

Rams QB Sam Bradford has been sacked 18 times, tying him for the most in the NFL with Chicago’s Jay Cutler and Seattle’s Tavaris Jackson.

As for improving the Rams’ pass protection, Bradford said the onus is on the entire offense, including him.

"I think there are areas we all can get better in," Bradford said. "Pass protection isn’t just our linemen. It’s me getting the ball out quicker, finding check downs. It’s our receivers getting open. I think we all understand."

Fantasy Impact:

Bradford has had a tough schedule thus far, so he and the Rams offense have a chance to bounce back after the bye.

Friday, September 30, 2011, 7:33pm

Rams QB Sam Bradford (toe) took full practice reps all week. Nothing to worry about here.

Thursday, September 29, 2011, 7:01pm

Rams QB Sam Bradford (toe) took full practice reps again on Thursday and is a go for Week 4.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 7:05pm

Rams QB Sam Bradford (toe) took full practice reps Wednesday. He sprained his toe against the Ravens, but based on his activity at practice, it doesn't appear to be bothering him. He should play in Week 4.

Friday, September 23, 2011, 9:59am

TheTelegraph.com - [Full Article]

Rams WR Danario Alexander should see more snaps after his outstanding performance against the Giants on Monday night, assuming his knee holds up.

He said Thursday that he feels fine. He has to manage his knee, but he is hoping for more playing time in Sunday's home game against Baltimore (1-1).

"Yeah, I would love to be out there for more plays," said Alexander. "I'll just keep pushing forward. I don't have any pain. I manage it and the coaches are always watching. I want to stay fresh for the game."

Alexander has earned more playing time, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said.

"Danario had a great game and he's had a good week in practice," McDaniels said. "He's earned the right to be out there more certainly. We're excited about what he can do."

Coach Steve Spagnuolo acknowledged Alexander brings a different dimension to the offense.

"He's a big-play guy, a big, tall receiver," Spagnuolo said. "I think Sam likes throwing to him. He's done some productive things. We'll get him in there more and more. We all know what he's battling.

"I watch him all day. It's amazing what he does from a physical standpoint with the injury he has. He'll never tell you he has anything wrong but he does have to manage it."

Fantasy Impact:

The fact that Alexander was inactive for W1 underscores his injury history. He's a big play guy, so don't be surprised if he has a goose egg now and then if he and Sam Bradford fail to hook up on a deep pass.

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 4:17pm

St. Louis Rams on Twitter - [Full Article]

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is probable for Monday night's showdown with the New York Giants.

Saturday, September 17, 2011, 3:58pm

St. Louis Rams on Twitter - [Full Article]

According to the St. Louis Rams official injury report: wide receiver Danny Amendola is doubtful for Monday night's game with the Giants.

Fantasy Impact:

Greg Salas will be Sam Bradford's slot receiver with Amendola out.

Friday, September 16, 2011, 6:58pm

Rams QB Sam Bradford (right finger) took full practice reps Friday after being limited earlier in the week. He looks good to go for Monday night's game against the Giants.

Thursday, September 15, 2011, 6:55pm

Rams QB Sam Bradford (right finger) was limited at practice Thursday, but is reportedly ahead of schedule and feels much better throwing the ball. He is expected to play in Week 2.