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Sam Bradford

Minnesota Vikings

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Vikings | Sam Bradford in better situation

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:09:43 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford said he is in a better situation this season than he was last season because he had an entire offseason to practice with the team and has a better understanding of the offense.

Fantasy Tip: The Vikings acquired Bradford a week before the start of the 2016 season, but he still had a decent season with 3,877 yards and 20 touchdowns. He will have a chance to improve on those stats in 2017 since he will know the offense better. Owners probably should consider Bradford as a No. 2 quarterback as most fantasy leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Sid Hartman

Vikings | Sam Bradford efficient on deep throws

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:31:52 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford had the highest adjusted completion percentage on deep passes of 20 yards or more in 2016, converting on 57.4 percent of such throws. Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan (57.1 percent) and New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees (56.1 percent) finished second and third, respectively.

Fantasy Tip: A common misconception about Bradford is that his completion percentage is only so high because he throws so many short passes, but this stat should disprove that. Either way, the fact remains that the former No. 1 overall draft pick had a really good showing in his first year with the Vikings, and shouldn't be overlooked by owners who elect to choose their QB1 late in deeper drafts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Cam Mellor

Vikings | Sam Bradford better under pressure

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 19:22:09 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford was the most accurate passer under pressure and most accurate on throws over 20 yards last season, according to Pro Football Focus.

Fantasy Tip: While those statistics are encouraging, it doesn't change the fact that he plays in a dink-and-dump passing attack. Bradford projects as a low-upside QB2.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: - Gregg Rosenthal

Vikings | Sam Bradford extension not discussed

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:22:35 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford has not talked about a possible contract extension with the Vikings yet. Bradford added that he's not going to sweat his current status.

Fantasy Tip: We don't even know who will be starting for Minnesota next season between Bradford and Teddy Bridgewater. It would be unwise for the Vikings to give an expensive extension to Bradford at this point as he could merely be their backup. Whoever starts will be in backup fantasy quarterback territory anyway.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Matt Vensel

Vikings | Questions marks around Minnesota QB spot

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:28:42 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford's future with the team beyond 2017 isn't set in stone, according to general manager Rick Spielman, and Spielman said the future of the quarterback position remains "in flux."

Fantasy Tip: Bradford's future with Minnesota likely depends on the health of Teddy Bridgewater. In the meantime, Bradford is locked in as the starter for 2017, but he is merely a midrange QB2 for fantasy purposes.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Andrew Krammer

Vikings | Sam Bradford took care of the ball in 2016

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:34:42 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford totaled six touchdown passes over the final two weeks of the season - a total that surpassed the number of interceptions he threw all season (five).

Fantasy Tip: Bradford played at least 14 games for the fourth time in his career last season, but 2016 marked the first time in those years he threw fewer than 13 interceptions. He has arguably the best supporting cast he's ever had at the moment with Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen and Kyle Rudolph all coming off career years. The Vikings are going to need to address their offensive line if they hope to keep Bradford mostly healthy again next year, but he has emerged as a matchup-based QB2 in fantasy at the very least.

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Vikings | Sam Bradford should start in 2017

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:53:40 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford has earned the right to be the starting quarterback of the Vikings, according to head coach Mike Zimmer.

Fantasy Tip: Bradford may begin offseason activities as the starter, but Teddy Bridgewater won't be pushed over lightly. He'll be coming off a gruesome season-ending injury that ended his sophomore year before it even started. Bradford was a supremely efficient passer this season, leading the league with a 71.6 completion percentage. He's just not a reliable weekly fantasy starter.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press - Chris Tomasson

Vikings | Sam Bradford finishes career year

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 21:20:57 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford completed 25 of his 33 pass attempts for 250 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the Week 17 game against the Chicago Bears. He finished with a 71.6 percent completion rate to set the NFL single-season record. He also established career bests for yards (3,877), interception percentage (0.9) and passer rating (99.3).

Fantasy Tip: Bradford was picked up in an emergency when Teddy Bridgewater went down, and it will be interesting to see how Bridgewater progresses and how the Vikings handle the QB situation. Bradford proved he can be a legitimate No. 1 QB and fantasy option when he stays healthy.

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Vikings | Sam Bradford has huge game

Sat, 24 Dec 2016 15:41:42 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford finished 34-of-50 for a career-high 382 yards and tied another personal best with three touchdown passes in Week 16 against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Tip: Two of Bradford's three scores came in the final 4:20 - well after the game had been decided - but DFS players will certainly take this performance from a quarterback who came pretty cheap. The loss knocks Minnesota out of the playoff race, so it is fair to wonder if the Vikings will let Shaun Hill or Taylor Heinicke run the show in Week 17 versus the Chicago Bears.

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Vikings | Sam Bradford on track to play

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 17:31:54 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Sam Bradford (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 16, and is not on the injury report for Week 15.

Fantasy Tip: Bradford will have all of his weapons to work with this week but has not posted great numbers this season. Owners should be able to find better options to use and can avoid Bradford.

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