Sam Bradford Injury: Updates on Rams QB's Week 14 Status and Fantasy Value

Eric BowmanFeatured ColumnistDecember 5, 2011

ST. LOUIS, MO  - NOVEMBER 27:  Quarterback Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams passes against the Arizona Cardinals in the first half of the game on November 27, 2011 at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)
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The St. Louis Rams continue to struggle, and with Sam Bradford banged up in what seems like every week, the team isn't going to make any progress. 

Bradford's ankle injury held him out of action this past week, but the Rams are hopeful he will be able to play in Week 14 against the Seattle Seahawks

At 2-10, the Rams are headed for another top draft pick, especially if Bradford is unable to play once again.

We'll continue to monitor his status throughout the week, so be sure to check back for new information regarding Bradford's health. 

UPDATE: Dec 12 at 6:30 pm. ET

Only two hours before kickoff, we officially have our definitive answer to if Bradford is playing courtesy of Charlie Casserly of CBS Sports:

UPDATE: Dec. 12 at 5:00 pm. ET

As Bradford's Monday night showdown against the Seahawks arrives, it looks like his ankle has improved to the point of being able to play according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen:

If you are the poor soul that still relies on Bradford for your fantasy team, go ahead and start him. Maybe this game will actually be competitive now that the Rams have their QB back. It's been a disastrous sophomore season for Bradford, and finishing the last four games of the season strong would do wonders for his confidence heading into 2012.

This game is more important to the Rams than you think.

UPDATE: Dec. 11 at 9:15 am. ET

According to the St. Louis Rams' official twitter account, Sam Bradford did some light work on Saturday when the team practiced in preparation for Monday night's game against the Seahawks.


UPDATE: Dec. 5 at 12:30 p.m. ET 

Jim Thomas cover the St. Louis Rams for the Post Dispatch, and he quoted head coach Steve Spagnuolo with the latest news on Bradford. These words came after the Rams' 26-0 loss to the Sn Francisco 49ers

He was very sore all the way through (last week), and it kind of never changed, Spagnuolo said. He was more than willing to give it a shot — I want you to all know that. That's the kind of guy he is. But I just didn't think it was smart to take a chance that something worse could happen to him.

Our hope is, with the extra day with the Monday night game (in Seattle) coming up, that he'll be healthy and ready to go.

Bradford isn't much of a threat in fantasy football, but on the off chance you still have him on your team, now would be the time to dump him.

He has one favorable matchup left on his schedule, which happens to be this week against the Seattle Seahawks. The extra day of rest will help, but there are much more reliable fantasy QBs out there. 

Matt Moore and Christian Ponder are healthy, and they've been consistent over the last couple of weeks. Bradford, on the other hand, is at a great risk for injury if he is able to play again.

The last thing you want to do is to count on Bradford, only to have him be a late scratch or get hurt in a Monday night game when you desperately need points.  


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