Sam Bradford Fantasy Football News 2019

The Cardinals have released QB Sam Bradford, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That shouldn't impact any but the deepest of fantasy football leagues. If that's where you play, though, then Mike Glennon now stands as Arizona's backup to Josh Rosen. We'd bet Bradford catches on somewhere else in a league that has dragged Derek Anderson and Tom Savage back into employment this year.

Cardinals HC Steve Wilks named QB Josh Rosen his new starter on Monday. The rookie entered late in the 4th quarter of Sunday's loss to the Bears, completing 4 of 7 passes for 36 yards and an INT. He can't be worse than Sam Bradford, though, who's averaged 5.0 yards per attempt with 2 TDs and 4 INTs through 3 weeks. That said, with a leaky offensive line, thin weaponry and questionable play-calling, Rosen isn't a fantasy option right now.

Cardinals QB Sam Bradford was benched late in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Bears. He got off to a good start in this one with a pair of TDs in the 1st quarter but got nothing done after that. Rookie QB Josh Rosen made his NFL debut with a chance to help the Cardinals to a comeback win but went just 4 of 7 for 36 yards and an INT. Arizona figures to stick with Rosen going forward, but he's not a fantasy option at this point.

Cardinals HC Steve Wilks said Monday that rookie QB Josh Rosen will get some snaps with the 1st team in Friday night's exhibition game against the Saints, according to the team website. QB Sam Bradford will start the game and play more snaps than he did in the opener, Wilks said, but the plan for Rosen is noteworthy. Wilks has talked up Bradford as the starter. We'd certainly bet on that changing at some point this season -- quite possibly in the 1st half of the year.

The Cardinals plan to "ramp up" QB Sam Bradford's participation in next week's minicamp, according to Darren Urban of the team's official website. He suffered a left knee injury in Week 2 last year that nagged him the rest of the season and eventually required surgery in November. “I think he’s on schedule,” HC Steve Wilks said. “He feels real confident right now with how his knee feels. Again, we are doing a great job in-house with the trainers and strength and conditioning coach and getting him where he needs to be. I think from a mental standpoint, he’s feeling pretty good.” A healthy Bradford figures to open the 2018 campaign as Arizona's starter, but he'll need to hold off rookie Josh Rosen. Neither guy is worth a pick in fantasy football drafts right now.

The Cardinals traded up from #15 to #10 to grab UCLA QB Josh Rosen. Rosen in 2015 became the 1st true freshman to start for the Bruins, completing 60.0% of his passes with 23 TDs vs. 11 INTs. His sophomore season was cut short 5 games early by a “soft tissue” right shoulder injury. He returned this past year to set career highs in completion rate (62.6%), yards (3,756) and TDs (26) — despite missing 2 games with a pair of concussions. That injury history is the biggest knock against Rosen. (We’re not buying any of the silly attitude/personality stuff.) He’s otherwise a clean prospect, though, and might just be the most NFL-ready QB in this draft class. That said, Rosen figures to start his career backing up Sam Bradford. Of course, Bradford is a poor bet to last the season. Long term, Arizona needs to add some weapons for Rosen at WR with Larry Fitzgerald turning 35 in August. The current depth chart behind Fitz: J.J. Nelson, Brice Butler and Chad Williams.

NFL Network reports that the Cardinals are expected to sign QB Sam Bradford. The veteran will likely cost significantly less than Kirk Cousins or even Case Keenum, coming off a 2017 season marred by left knee trouble. Bradford, of course, has navigated a couple of ACL tears but flashed starter ability at times when healthy. Arizona's a solid landing place, with Larry Fitzgerald still around and RB David Johnson returning from injury. But we'll have to see how the rest of the offense materializes. Andre Ellington and Jermaine Gresham finished 2017 tied for 2nd among Cards in receptions with 33. Bradford looks like no more than a low QB2 right now -- if that. Arizona also still looks like a strong candidate to shop QBs early in the NFL draft.

Update: Bradford is signing a 1-year, $20 million deal with a 2019 team option for another $20 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

The Vikings have placed QB Sam Bradford (knee) on IR. It ends a season that got off to a promising start, with Bradford chucking for 346 yards and 3 scores in Week 1. He suffered a bone bruise the following week, though, that's bothered him ever since. Bradford is set to hit free agency this offseason as a 30-year-old with an extensive injury history.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford underwent arthroscopic knee surgery on Tuesday, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Per Mort, Dr. James Andrews "cleaned up the knee in hopes of easing pain and discomfort." The team hasn't yet decided whether to stick Bradford on IR, but that seems like the most likely outcome here. He's not worth hanging on to in redraft leagues.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) is out again for Week 8. QB Case Keenum gets another start against the Browns in London. He’s a viable QB2 in a plus matchup and with WR Stefon Diggs likely back.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) is out again for Sunday’s game against the Ravens. QB Case Keenum will get the start with QB Teddy Bridgewater still working his way back from last year’s knee injury.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Packers. He didn't practice all week and has no timetable for return. Case Keenum will be under center vs. Green Bay. He's a mid-range QB2 in the Week 6 Rankings.

Vikings trainer Eric Sugarman wouldn't speculate on Tuesday how long QB Sam Bradford will be out after aggravating his knee issue in Monday night's game against the Bears, according to insider Chris Tomasson. The takeaway here is that it sounds like Bradford will miss more time. Sugarman did say that Bradford had an MRI that showed no new injury. But he missed 3 weeks the 1st time around and could certainly be looking at another extended absence here. Expect QB Case Keenum to start against the Packers this Sunday.

The Vikings pulled QB Sam Bradford near the end of the 1st half of Monday night's game in Chicago. He didn't look anything like the guy we saw in Week 1 -- bothered physically, mentally or both by that troublesome knee. Bradford finished 5 of 11 for 36 yards. QB Case Keenum figures to play the rest of the game. We'll see what Minnesota does in Week 6 vs. Green Bay.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) is officially active for tonight's game against the Bears. It'll be his 1st action since Week 1, when he torched the Saints for 346 yards and 3 TDs. Bradford is a risk/reward fantasy play tonight.

The Vikings plan to start QB Sam Bradford on Monday night against the Bears, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. The team had been working that way during the week, but HC Mike Zimmer confirmed the plan Sunday. Case Keenum had a tough outing in Pittsburgh Week 2 but otherwise hasn't seemed to limit the fantasy output for WRs Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen at all. TE Kyle Rudolph might see a target boost with Bradford back behind center.

NFL Network's Stacey Dales reports that Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) took the "majority" of 1st-team reps in practice this week. He was listed as a full participant in Saturday's workout. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says "signs point to" Bradford starting Monday night's game against the Bears. A final decision might not come until pregame warmups, and Bradford will be a risky fantasy bet if he plays. But his return would be excellent news for all of Minnesota's skill-position guys.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Bears. HC Mike Zimmer was non-committal on Bradford's status on Saturday. We'll see if we get an update tomorrow morning, but Bradford can't be in fantasy lineups at this point.

Vikings QB Sam Bradford (knee) will practice again on Friday. "I feel much better," he told reporters. "The two weeks between practices, it's night and day." Bradford stopped short, though, of saying that he'd play against the Bears on Monday night. We'll get another update on his status tomorrow.

Vikings HC Mike Zimmer expects QB Sam Bradford (knee) to practice on Thursday. It'd be his 1st official workout in almost 2 weeks. How his knee responds will determine whether he's able to play against the Bears on Monday night. We'll continue to keep an eye on him.

 
 
 

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