Sam Bradford Injury: Bengals Defense Will Be Fantasy Beast with Rams QB out

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistDecember 18, 2011

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 12:  Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams warms up before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field December 12, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jay Drowns/Getty Images)
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As if things could not get any worse for the St. Louis Rams, they will have to make it through this week's game against the Cincinnati Bengals with Kellen Clemens, who has not taken a snap since January, starting at quarterback. 

According to Tony Softli of ESPN St. Louis, Sam Bradford is out due to an ankle injury.


The Rams have been hurting for production on offense all season long, so you could see this change at the quarterback position as a blessing in disguise. The problem is that Clemens is clearly not the answer for this team, and the Bengals have one of the best defenses in the league.

The Bengals are looking to take out some anger and aggression on someone considering how they lost to the Houston Texans last week, and the Rams are the perfect team if you are looking to let out some frustration.

The Rams haven't scored more than 20 points in a game since Week 8 against New Orleans, the offense ranks 30th in the league in yards per game and last in points per game.

Even if you are one of those fantasy owners that hates rotating defenses, this matchup for the Bengals is almost too good to be true.

In fact, you could make an argument that if the Rams are able to score against them that would be an upset in and of itself.

I like Steven Jackson, but even he isn't good enough to overcome a bad offensive line and a terrible quarterback situation.

The Bengals are going to have one of the best fantasy games that any defense has had this season. They will get sacks, create turnovers, give up virtually no yards or points. It is going to be a dominating effort that will have you smiling from ear to ear. 

This week, think of the Bengals defense in the same way that you would Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees or Tom Brady. That is how good they are going to be against the Kellen Clemens-led Rams.