Sam Bradford threw for just 117 passing yards on 12/16 passes but his stock continues to rise for the second week in a row.
Analysis: Bradford threw 3 touchdown passes Sunday afternoon in Houston and now has 6 touchdowns and 0 interceptions in his last two games. This year Bradford is sporting a 13 TD to 3 INT ratio. He may not be passing for over 300 yards each week but averaging over two touchdown passes each game and not turning the ball over is getting the job done.
Drew Brees and Terrelle Pryor have byes in week seven while Jay Cutler, Andrew Luck, Joe Flacco and Philip Rivers have byes the following week. Bradford is available in 15-30% of fantasy leagues. Next up for the Rams are the Panthers in week seven followed by the Seahawks and the Titans. Injuries are mounting for quarterbacks around the league so stockpiling some QB depth may be in order especially considering all the bye weeks coming up for some of the big name starters out there.
If you did not pick up an elite defense through the draft you may want to consider some interesting options on defense in week one.
Analysis: As good as the Giants DST, Cowboys DST, Raiders DST, and Broncos DST defenses can be, it may not make sense to start them in week one with other solid options out there. The Detroit Lions DST is available in a few leagues and is worth consideration. The Lions have a week one match up with the Rams who only averaged 12.1 points per game last year. Sam Bradford has a career 74.2 passer rating and just loves holding on to the ball.
The widely available team to watch is the Vikings DST. They face the Jags in week one and we all know that Blaine Gabbert can make Tim Tebow look like Warren Moon. The Jags only averaged 15.2 points per game last year even with a healthy and prepared MJD. The Vikes led the league with 50 sacks in 2011 and expect more of the same from Jared Allen and company. Keep in mind that Minnesota is at home and Gabbert’s quarterback rating on the road last year was just 62.4 with only five touchdowns on 209 passing attempts.
With a week fourteen matchup against the St. Louis Rams, the Seattle Seahawks’ defense is primed to put up some big fantasy numbers.
Analysis: The St. Louis Rams are last in the NFL in points per game at 11.7 and thirty-first in yards per game at 284 per. Sam Bradford and AJ Feeley are both questionable for the “big” Monday night game this coming week, which means Tom Brandstater may get the start. If that wasn’t enough for you, Seattle is at home and still trying to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Seattle defense dominated the Rams in week eleven and this contest should not be any different.
The Seahawks are only giving up twenty points per game and are fifth in the NFL in interceptions with sixteen on the year. Seattle’s last bad fantasy performance was in week nine at Dallas, since then has been consistent play and three wins in four games. Seattle is still widely available in fantasy leagues and they are a lock this week to put up solid numbers.