College: Oklahoma | 9 years
Height: 6'4" | Weight: 224 lbs
Birth Date: 11/8/1987
Depth Chart: QB.2
2018 Bye Week: 9
Total Pts: 0.00
Avg Pts: 0.00
Rank: 0 QB
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Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford went 13-of-19 for 157 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 versus the Chicago Bears, but he also threw two interceptions. He was replaced by rookie Josh Rosen for the final two drives after committing a fourth-quarter fumble.
Fantasy Spin: At this point, it's hard to know for sure if Bradford or offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is to blame for the mess that has become Arizona's offense, but Rosen's insertion into the game late in the fourth quarter with the game still on the line would seem to suggest Bradford may not get another chance anytime soon to prove he's not the one at fault. Neither Bradford nor Rosen are worth using in fantasy for the foreseeable future.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford was benched after completing 13 of 19 passes for 157 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions, and a fumble. Bradford's replacement, rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, was ultimately unable to come through with a win as the team fell to the Bears 16-14. It is unclear who will start next week between Bradford and Rosen - neither should be considered a reliable fantasy option in the meantime.
The Arizona Cardinals are not expected to bench quarterback Sam Bradford for rookie Josh Rosen just yet. The Cardinals have scored just six points through the first two weeks, but the coaching staff continues to stand by Bradford for now. However, if the Cardinals bench Bradford after this week or decide to release him and use Mike Glennon as the backup, the team would save over $4 million in unpaid per-game roster bonuses. Rosen is the only quarterback taken in the first round of this year's draft that has yet to play in a regular season game. Despite his upside, the Cardinals are giving Bradford a little bit more leash. But it might not be long before we see Rosen if the Cardinals continue to struggle. Bradford remains an unattractive low-end QB2, while Rosen should be stashed in all dynasty/keeper leagues.
Arizona Cardinals S Johnathan Ford (ankle) did not practice Friday, Sept. 21 and he is listed as questionable for Week 3 game against the Chicago Bears. DT Olsen Pierre (toe), TE Ricky Seals-Jones (not injury related) and OL Andre Smith (elbow) did not practice. Pierre and Smith are out, while Seals-Jones is off the injury report. WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring) and LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle) were limited and are listed as questionable, while DE Markus Golden (knee) and TE Jermaine Gresham (Achilles') are questionable after full sessions. QB Sam Bradford (not injury related), OL Korey Cunningham (thumb), OL Mike Iupati (chest), WR Christian Kirk (back) and DT Robert Nkemdiche (foot) practiced in full and were lifted from the report.
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford (not injury related) practiced in full Friday, Sept. 21 and was removed from the injury report ahead of the Week 3 game with the Chicago Bears.
Fantasy Spin: Bradford has led the team to an 0-2 start with total of just six points in the two outings, so he isn't a recommended fantasy option until he starts to make things happen through the air.
Arizona Cardinals right tackle Andre Smith (elbow) has been ruled out for Week 3 against the Bears. That means that tackle John Wetzel will fill in against Bears All-Pro defensive end Khalil Mack on Sunday. That's extremely bad news for Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford and an offense that has just one touchdown in two weeks. Mack and the Bears defense is once again a strong fantasy pick for Week 3.
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 20.
Fantasy Spin: Bradford has really struggled during the first two games of the season, and he said that the team will be simplifying the offense. Bradford probably remain on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford has a difficult matchup ahead of him in Week 3 against the Chicago Bears. After two poor games to open the season, Bradford has to prove critics wrong this week in order to hold onto the starting job. Therefore, the veteran signal-caller is nothing more than a low-end QB2 for the week.
The Arizona Cardinals have decided to simplify their playbook heading into Week 3 against the Bears as a way to get more production from quarterback Sam Bradford and the rest of the offense. Through two weeks, the Cardinals have one touchdown. Bradford was 17-for-27 with just 90 yards in the Week 2 34-loss to the Rams. He has completed just 37 of 61 passes for 243 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in two games. "I think the thought is just allow everyone to go out there and play faster, simplify everything a little bit and hopefully it shows up in the speed in which we play," head coach Steve Wilks said. The Cardinals plan to use running back David Johnson more as a receiver, which should help. But Bradford just hasn't looked good and will remain a low-end QB2 for fantasy owners. We're likely to see rookie Josh Rosen under center before long if the offense's struggles continue. A matchup with Chicago and pass rusher Khalil Mack will be tough.
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford confirmed the team has scaled back the offensive game plan. 'I think the thought is just allow everyone to go out there and play faster, simplify everything a little bit and hopefully it shows up in the speed in which we play,' Bradford said.
Fantasy Spin: Scaling things back could hurt Larry Fitzgerald's stats even more, and he only has 10 grabs for 104 yards thus far. He has slipped down to WR3 status with the state of this sputtering offense. Bradford is unplayable in fantasy right now.
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring), LB Dennis Gardeck (ankle) and DT Olsen Pierre (toe) were unable to practice Wednesday, Sept. 19. QB Sam Bradford (not injury related), S Rudy Ford (ankle), OL Mike Iupati (chest), DT Robert Nkemdiche (foot) and OL Andre Smith (elbow) were listed as limited participants and OL Korey Cunningham (thumb), DE Markus Golden (knee) and TE Jermaine Gresham (Achilles') practiced in full.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford is still the team's starter, according to head coach Steve Wilks. Wilks stated that Bradford would be the team's quarterback for the foreseeable future despite calls to play rookie quarterback Josh Rosen following two poor performances from Bradford. Even though Bradford will start this weekend, he should not be considered a valuable fantasy asset in any format.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks has remained non-committal as to who will start the team's third game of the season at quarterback. However, because he hasn't expressed an immediate commitment to rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, it may be that Sam Bradford gets one more chance at the starting role. Whoever starts for the Cardinals on Sunday should not be considered a start-worthy fantasy asset in the majority of leagues.
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford is averaging less than four yards per passing attempt, and in 37 completions he has thrown five passes of more than 10 yards. The team plans to scale back their playbook, although they would like to get more creative putting players in better position to succeed.
Fantasy Spin: The Cardinals have amassed just 350 yards of offense in two games under Bradford, so it wouldn't be shocking to see a quarterback change come soon if Bradford doesn't turn things around. Needless to say, Bradford shouldn't be anywhere near a fantasy roster right now, even in leagues using two starting signal callers.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks said that the team will evaluate the entire team after getting outscored 58-6 in their first two games. "I'm not going to sit here and say right after the game what we're going to do from a personnel standpoint," Wilks said. "But I will say this, everybody will be evaluated." Quarterback Sam Bradford was 17-for-27 for just 90 yards and an interception in the 34-0 shutout to the Rams in Week 2. However, Wilks said he didn't consider benching Bradford for rookie Josh Rosen on Sunday. The offense as a whole didn't hit 100 yards until the fourth quarter and the defense allowed 432 total yards. Arizona is also 4-for-20 on third downs through two weeks. While Bradford may not be benched in Week 3, if the offense continues to play poorly, we'll likely see Rosen sooner than later. Bradford just isn't even a QB2 option right now.
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford completed 17 of 27 passes for 90 yards, 0 TDs and 1 INT against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2.
Fantasy Spin: Through eight quarters this season, the Cardinals have been outscored 58-6. It's not all Bradford's fault of course, but it's hard to imagine he's part of the solution for a team that could be battling the Buffalo Bills for the No. 1 overall pick in 2019. The quicker the Cardinals punt on this season, the quicker you're likely to see Josh Rosen under center. Even if he keeps the job for a while longer there's no good reason to own Bradford at this point.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford had a terrible game against the Rams and was one of the main reasons the team was shut out in their 34-0 defeat. Bradford completed 17 for 27 passes but was only able to put up 90 yards (one of the passes also went for an interception). Bradford is clearly not performing at the level that the Cardinals require from a quarterback, making him a very risky fantasy option for the coming weeks. Hopefully rookie Josh Rosen gets his chance sooner rather than later.
Arizona Cardinals DT Olsen Pierre (toe) and OL Andre Smith (elbow) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 2 versus the Los Angeles Rams. DE Markus Golden (knee), TE Jermaine Gresham (Achilles') and LB Haason Reddick (ankle) were limited in practice Friday, Sept. 14, and are listed as questionable. S Budda Baker (ankle), QB Sam Bradford (non-injury), OL Korey Cunningham (thumb), WR Larry Fitzgerald (non-injury), RB David Johnson (back), RB T.J. Logan (ankle) and DL Robert Nkemdiche (foot) practiced fully Friday and have been removed from the injury report.
Arizona Cardinals QB Sam Bradford (non-injury) fully participated in practice Thursday, Sept. 13.
Fantasy Spin: Bradford is coming off a disappointing Week 1 performance and will have another tough matchup this week. He should only be considered a low-end No. 2 quarterback in leagues at this point.
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Sam Bradford will hope for a rebound performance in his team's second game of the season. However, facing a formidable Rams defense, it may be difficult to generate a significant stat-line on the night. Therefore, Bradford should be considered a low-end QB2 for Week 2 in what should definitely be a tough matchup.