Sam Bradford: Big Day Doesn't Make Rams QB a Reliable Fantasy Option

Rick WeinerFeatured ColumnistOctober 15, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - OCTOBER 14:  Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams looks on during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on October 14, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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If the end zone sat at the 20-yard line, Sam Bradford would be a fantasy football stud.

For the second time this season, Bradford eclipsed the 300-yard mark, completing nearly 67 percent of his passes (26-of-39) for 315 yards.

Bradford did run the ball in, fighting his way through the pile on a QB keeper from the 1-yard line with 8:30 left in the fourth quarter, but that's only the second time in his 32 career games that he's scored with his legs. 

It's not something that he does regularly.

What he does do regularly, however, is fail to find the end zone through the air.

In the five games that the Rams have played this season, Bradford has failed to reach the end zone through the air in three of them.

While having your fantasy starter throw for 300 yards is always a good thing—and often accompanied by some bonus points in the process—his penchant for not being able to find the end zone is not a good thing for your fantasy team.

Even as a bye-week replacement, plugging Bradford into your starting lineup is a risky decision at best—and a lazy one at worst if you've not checked the waiver-wire to see what other options you may have.

Already owning Sam Bradford is one thing.

Going out and adding him now would be a waste of transaction fees.

He simply cannot be trusted to lead your fantasy team to victory in any given week.