Sneaky fantasy pickups entering Week 5
October, 7, 2011
By Eric Karabell | ESPN Insider
Fantasy owners don't seem so excited about St. Louis Rams sophomore quarterback Sam Bradford anymore, and it's understandable. The news that potential top wide receiver Danny Amendola is out for the season doesn't help a corps that was underwhelming to start with. But I have potentially good news as we plan ahead -- that's what we do here in the Friday Sneaky Pickup blog entry -- because Bradford is going to eventually get help in the form of wide receiver Mark Clayton.
The winless Rams are a mess, and Bradford is perceived to have taken a major step backward this season; the truth is he's on pace for 3,396 passing yards, similar to his total last season, when he was fantasy's No. 20 quarterback despite throwing mainly short passes. He's 30th in yards per pass attempt. The Rams are off this week and then face road games with the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys and a home tilt with the New Orleans Saints. Doesn't seem fair.