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Sunday, August 30, 2015, 12:15am
Goodness gracious does Eagles QB Sam Bradford look sharp. Any tentativeness we saw Saturday night at the Linc vs. the Ravens was gone. Any jitters that were apparent in his first appearance in a year were nowhere to be seen. He used all his receivers, was remarkably accurate, made quick and smart decisions in the pocket and even threw a touchdown pass to Trey Burton while under heavy pressure from Packers safety Micah Hyde. Bradford played three series in his final preseason appearance, threw three touchdown passes and then gave way to Mark Sanchez. Add in his own series against the Ravens, and Bradford played four series this preseason and put up four touchdowns. His final numbers Saturday: 10 for 10 for 121 yards with three TDs and no INTs. Things aren’t going to come this easily in the regular season — I don’t think — but it’s hard not to be incredibly excited about where Bradford is and how far he’s come.
Over the last two seasons, Philadelphia quarterbacks have averaged 16.7 passing game-only fantasy points. Bradford isn’t much of a runner, but he adds about 0.7 FP per game as a rusher. That adds up to 17.4 FP, or about what Eli Manning averaged as the #10 QB in 2014. The Eagles’ offense has lost their top receiver – DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin – in each of the last two seasons, but Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz are emerging and the team added Nelson Agholor in the draft. This is a definite system upgrade due to the overall effectiveness of Chip Kelly’s offense.
Posted by Scott Pagel
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:55pm
Sam Bradford is coming into a QB-friendly Eagles system that has seen Michael Vick, Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez put up serviceable fantasy numbers under HC Chip Kelly. Bradford has a fairly strong arm and is a good fit for the Kelly's offense due to his accuracy. While the aforementioned QBs have played well, the Eagles are looking for a QB to not leave plays on the field and the hope is Bradford's accuracy prevents that. Overall, he has looked good in camp so far.
Bradford's injuries are a big issue for the Eagles and for fantasy owners. Those who take a chance on him will have to keep in mind he has had two ACL injuries and didn't get to play a regular season game last year. Rust could be an issue as the team is taking it very easy on him through the early stages of camp.
If you're looking to wait at the QB position, Bradford could be your guy. There is some upside there if you're not afraid of the injury potential. Bradford is our QB16, so the risk is minimized as he isn't likely to be drafted as a QB1 option.
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