Sam Bradford Fantasy News

Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 7:17pm

Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) did not practice Wednesday. Rams beat writer Jim Thomas considers Bradford to be doubtful for Week 8.

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Sam Bradford officially out for Rams, AJ Feeley to start

Sunday, October 23, 2011, 3:00pm

Rams Inactives
C.J. Ah You DE
Sam Bradford QB
Brandon Gibson WR
Brian Jackson DB
Ben Leber OLB
Jerious Norwood RB
Stephen Spach TE

Fantasy Impact:

A.J. Feeley will get the start with Sam Bradford inactive.

Report: QB Sam Bradford out this week

Saturday, October 22, 2011, 12:58pm

Jay Glazer on Twitter - [Full Article]

St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is out for tomorrow's game against the Dallas Cowboys with a high ankle sprain. A.J. Feeley will get the start.

Fantasy Impact:

Feeley isn't a fantasy option. Although there are worst backups in the league, his presence in the lineup is a downgrade for all of the Rams aside from Steven Jackson, who figures to see more carries with Bradford out of action.

Friday, October 21, 2011, 6:28pm

Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 7. Bradford was supposed to test his ankle today but that apparently didn't happen. We're not expecting him to play against the Cowboys after not practicing at all this week. A.J. Feeley would get the start.

Sam Bradford's status in doubt for Week 7

Friday, October 21, 2011, 1:26pm - [Full Article]

The St. Louis Rams expect quarterback Sam Bradford's status for this weekend's game against the Dallas Cowboys to be a game-time decision, a source with knowledge of the situation said Thursday, but he hasn't been able to do enough at this point to play.

According to the source, the hope early in the week was Bradford could play with a high ankle sprain, but given the nature of his injury, no one was certain. After Bradford missed his second consecutive practice Thursday, it appears playing Sunday is less likely. The team hopes Bradford can do more in walkthroughs and practice Friday.

If Bradford can't play, A.J. Feeley would start.

Bradford's injury is one that often sidelines players for up to a month, but the quarterback said Wednesday that the ankle was improved from earlier in the week and that he believed his playing would be a matter of "pain tolerance," not how much he is able to practice this week.

Fantasy Impact:

While we're reasonably high on Bradford for the rest of the season (with the addition of Brandon Lloyd), he wouldn't be a good start against a pretty tough Dallas pass defense anyway. Owners in need should turn to fairly dependable options like Colt McCoy, Matt Cassel or Matt Hasselbeck, or even Curtis Painter or Matt Moore, who have terrific matchups against the Saints and Dolphins, respectively.

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 7:07pm

Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) missed practice again Thursday. Bradford is expected to start per Adam Schefter though John Clayton speculated that he would not play. 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. We'll know more on Friday, when Bradford is expected to test his ankle.

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 1:22pm

STL Today - [Full Article]

Brandon Lloyd joined Rams practice on Wednesday and looked good.

Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said, "It looked like he didn't skip a beat, kind of stepped in there and looked like he had been in there for a month. It will take some work to get the timing down, but he does know the system."

Lloyd is an old hand at getting the timing down. Only once in his career has Lloyd worked with the same QB the entire season, 2007, with the Redskins and Jason Campbell. So, whether A.J. Feeley or Sam Bradford gets the call Sunday against the Cowboys seems irrelevant.

"I'm pretty used to switching around," he said with a hearty laugh. "So it doesn't matter who the quarterback is."

Fantasy Impact:

Normally we're not fans of WRs who change teams midseason, but Lloyd has two things going for him: He knows the offense and there is plenty of opportunity for snaps and targets in the Rams less-than-stellar receiving corps. The biggest hurdle for Lloyd is developing a rapport with Sam Bradford, who is missing practice with a sprained ankle.

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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 1:09pm - [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 - [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.

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