Sam Bradford Fantasy News

Vikings place Sam Bradford on injured reserve, activate Teddy Bridgewater

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 11:28am

Ian Rapoport - [Full Article]

The Vikings needed a roster spot with Teddy Bridgewater going on the 53-man roster and with QB Sam Bradford out several weeks, at least after last night’s knee procedure, they can make an easy swap today. Bradford headed to Injured Reserve.

Related players: Case Keenum, Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Kyle Rudolph

Fantasy Impact:

Bradford's year is over after he underwent another procedure to clean up his ailing knee. Case Keenum is expected to get another start in Week 10 while Bridgewater works his way back.

Vikings making QB moves before Week 10

Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 1:24pm

Chris Mortensen on Twitter - [Full Article]

Case Keenum remains the starter this week for the Vikings, but the team believes Teddy Bridgewater will be ready to start relatively soon, if necessary.

The Vikings are also discussing whether Sam Bradford goes to IR, per team sources.

Fantasy Impact:

Keenum has played well, leading Minnesota to first place in their division so far this season, so the Vikings don't want to mess with that chemistry. However, it sounds like Bridgewater has shown enough that the team would feel safe putting Bradford on IR because of his knee issues.

Vikings expected to activate QB Teddy Bridgewater this week

Monday, November 6, 2017, 12:30pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater expected to be activated by Wednesday.

Related players: Case Keenum, Sam Bradford

Fantasy Impact:

Rapoport's tweet went on to say don’t be surprised if Bridgewater backs up Keenum, who has certainly done nothing wrong to lose his job at this point. Meanwhile, there isn't really a timetable for Bradford's to return to the QB picture.

Vikings 'prepared' to activate QB Teddy Bridgewater

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 7:26pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The Vikings are off this week, but that should be the last one for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater‘s absence from the team’s active roster.

Bridgewater’s return from the physically unable to prepare list opened a three-week window to practice with the team before a decision must be made about activating Bridgewater or shutting him down for the season. That window closes next week and Bridgewater’s work in practice has not suggested he needs to be shut down.

Coach Mike Zimmer said on Tuesday that the team is “prepared” to activate Bridgewater next week, but didn’t press too far when asked about when Bridgewater would be a consideration as the starter.

“No, I haven’t decided that yet,” Zimmer said. “We’ll continue to take it one day at a time. Just see where he is at, where the team is at, how Case [Keenum] is doing. The whole deal. Sam [Bradford], how is he doing.”

Related players: Case Keenum, Sam Bradford

Fantasy Impact:

Keenum has played pretty well so far this season and the Vikings are on top of the division heading into a bye week. The story made it seem that Bradford won't be playing any time soon, which certainly opens the door for Bridgewater. Reports this week said the team still considers Bridgewater their franchise QB, but it remains to be seen who gets the start in Week 10.

Friday, October 27, 2017, 6:39pm

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 8. Case Keenum (chest) took full practice reps again Friday, and will draw another start.

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:15pm

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Case Keenum will draw another start.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6:22pm

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) did not practice Wednesday. He’s unlikely to be back this week.

PFT: Vikes don't want QB Teddy Bridgewater to play in London

Monday, October 23, 2017, 11:31am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Lost in the fact that Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has been cleared to practice but not play is the reality that, for the kind of injury Bridgewater sustained (and in light of the position he plays), clearance to practice is clearance to play.

Which means that he’s good to go, right now, if the Vikings want him to play.

But the Vikings don’t want him to play, right now. As one source explained it, the Vikings and Bridgewater definitely don’t want him to play next week in London, given the notoriously slippery surfaces of the soccer pitches that periodically transmogrify into gridirons.

Related players: Case Keenum, Sam Bradford

Fantasy Impact:

The Vikings then have a bye in Week 9, which means the earliest we'd see Bridgewater would be Week 10. But that's certainly not a lock as the team is winning with Keenum under center. The story said Bridgewater will be on the roster for Week 10, however.

Friday, October 20, 2017, 6:56pm

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7. Case Keenum draws another start.

Vikings WR Stefon Diggs (groin) OUT for Week 7

Friday, October 20, 2017, 2:24pm

Minnesota Vikings - [Full Article]

The Vikings announced today that WR Stefon Diggs will not play this week against the Baltimore Ravens. QB Sam Bradford was also ruled out.

Fantasy Impact:

The Ravens pose a tough matchup for WRs, according to our aFPA metric, ranking as the sixth-toughest matchup of the week. With Diggs officially out, that makes Adam Thielen the team's No. 1 WR. We currently have Thielen ranked as our No. 13 WR in PPR leagues and our No. 17 WR in standard leagues. The Ravens are allowing the third-fewest standard fantasy points to WRs (13.7 per game) and no WR has crossed the century mark in receiving yards against them. You might not have better options than Thielen, but keep your expectations low this week.

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:46pm

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) missed practice again Thursday. Consider Bradford doubtful for Week 7. Case Keenum likely draws another start.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:55pm

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Consider Bradford doubtful for Week 7. Case Keenum likely draws another start.

Rapoport: Vikings will active QB Teddy Bridgewater this week or next

Monday, October 16, 2017, 12:16pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

On Teddy Bridgewater post-exam today: Vikings will activate him this week or next week. They expect him to play this year. Amazing recovery.

Related players: Case Keenum, Sam Bradford

Fantasy Impact:

This updates a story we had earlier today. This is a little more definitive in terms of the team activating him and expecting him to play this season. The Vikes will have three weeks after he practices to make a decision, which Week 10 after the Week 9 bye seems to add up right now. Like the previous story said, no one will have an idea how Bridgewater will respond to a hit until a game situation, but it's looking like the Vikes are thinking he's going to play at some point this year.

Vikes Beat: QB Teddy Bridgewater could be cleared this week

Monday, October 16, 2017, 9:34am

Star Tribune - [Full Article]

Dr. Dan Cooper, who performed Teddy Bridgewater’s knee surgery on Sept. 8, 2016, will evaluate the quarterback on Monday. If Cooper clears Bridgewater, and the Vikings sign off on it, the quarterback could return to the practice field as soon as Wednesday.

The Vikings’ plan all along has been to get Bridgewater practicing soon after Week 6, and signs point to the quarterback being ready to go. He’s been doing extensive rehab work in recent weeks, and has looked impressive in brief glimpses of his throwing sessions, flashing overhauled mechanics that have the quarterback driving off a flexed back leg and putting less stress on his surgically-repaired front leg.

Related players: Case Keenum, Sam Bradford

Fantasy Impact:

If Bridgewater returns this week, the Vikings have three weeks to make a decision about whether to put him on their active roster. The story suggested Bridgewater could be back after the team's Week 9 bye. With the injury to Aaron Rogers opening up doors to a lot of NFC teams, this certainly can't be ruled out. As the story said, there are still questions on if the QB can cut at full speed, protect himself and recover from a hit.

Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:43pm

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 6. Case Keenum is a Sneaky Start against a shaky Green Bay secondary.

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