Sam Bradford Injury: 3 Best Waiver Wire Options to Replace Him in Fantasy
So you had Sam Bradford as your fantasy QB and your backup options aren't looking too hot. Don't toss your computer out the window yet, there are still options on the waiver wire that are better than you think.
Here are four QBs that you can take a flier on for however long it takes for Bradford to heal.
No. 4: Colt McCoy
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Owned: 24.6% of ESPN leagues.
Colt McCoy and the Browns did not have a great Sunday. Somehow they lost to the hapless Bengals, who pretty much everyone was predicting to be the worst team in the league.
However, McCoy threw the ball 40 times even if he only connected on 19 of them. The Browns are going to air it out, so at the very least you know you're going to plenty of chances. He also ended up with two touchdowns to go along with 213 yards and that was considered a bad day.
It seems like things can only go up for Colt, which bodes well for you if you can pick him up.
No. 3: Rex Grossman
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Owned: 3.1% of ESPN leagues.
Rex Grossman looked better than anybody could have imagined on Sunday, throwing for 300 yards and two TDs against the Giants.
He's almost definitely available in your league, so if you're hurting for an arm, take the Sex Cannon. He'll air it out without thinking twice.
No. 2: Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Owned: 23.2% of ESPN leagues.
Do what Fitz is telling you to do here and use your head.
You want to guess who had the most passing touchdowns in the first game of the season? Not Brees, not Rodgers, it was Ryan Fitzpatrick with four.
His next game is against Green Bay, so you know they'll be airing it out. It's not like the Packers played air-tight defense against the Saints on Thursday. This guy is, at the very least, a great short-term solution.
No. 1: Cam Newton
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Owned: 23.7% of ESPN leagues.
This is a no brainer. If you haven't already put in your waiver wire request for Cam Newton if he's available, you're an idiot.
He's not going to have a game like that all the time, but if what we saw Sunday didn't convince you that he's going to be a more than solid fantasy option, I don't know what to tell you.
Cam Newton plus Steve Smith is going to equal fantasy gold.