Sam Bradford has quietly been at top-10 fantasy quarterback this season, and his exemplary performance against the Houston Texans in Week 6 vaulted him up into must-start territory.
Bradford finished the day having completed 12 of his 16 passes for 117 yards with three touchdown passes—all of which occurred in the first three quarters of the game, as noted by Tyson Langland of Bleacher Report:
Through three quarters, Sam Bradford is 12-16 for 117 YDS and 3 TD's.— Tyson Langland (@TysonNFL) October 13, 2013
Thanks to his stellar effort, the St. Louis Rams won by a score of 38-13.
Before this game, Houston featured the NFL's top pass defense in terms of yards allowed through the air. No team in the league has allowed fewer yards per game, and the Texans had only allowed seven touchdown passes in the first five games.
But Bradford was surgical against this vaunted unit.
For the season, Bradford has now thrown 13 touchdown passes, and since struggling badly against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4, he's bounced back with six touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Fantasy owners will need to weigh their options in the next two weeks, however. The Rams will hit the road to face the Carolina Panthers in Week 7 and then will host the Seattle Seahawks in Week 8. Both teams feature top-10 pass defenses, and Seattle is particularly stingy.
That said, Bradford is on a roll, and it appears he's going to continue putting up big fantasy numbers for most of the season.
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