Sam Bradford was the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft way back when he started 16 games for the then-St. Louis Rams. Over the next seven seasons, Bradford stayed upright and lasted all 16 games just once.


Coming off another lost season in 2017, where he played just two games, Bradford signed with the Arizona Cardinals to replace now-retired Carson Palmer. While the Cards drafted Josh Rosen with the 10th overall pick in the NFL Draft, it's the oft-injured Bradford who will be under center in Week 1 against the Washington Redskins.


And when Bradford plays, he's actually good – especially over his past 17 games, spanning parts of two seasons in Minnesota.

Durability is obviously a massive concern with Bradford, but with his top targets being a consensus Top-5 fantasy pick in David Johnson and the ageless Larry Fitzgerald, the Oklahoma product makes for a nice match-up based streaming option. He's also a perfect low-risk, high-reward option to take a QB flier on late in fantasy drafts, as a backup or QB2 in superflex leagues.

Any way you slice it, don't sleep on Bradford's potential fantasy output early on in 2018 -- as long as he stays healthy.


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