Sam Bradford’s Early 2015 Fantasy Football Value

After all of the possibilities that could have emerged during the 2015 NFL Draft, we learned that Sam Bradford still had a hold on the starting quarterback position for the Philadelphia Eagles.

What does this mean for your 2015 Fantasy Football season?

Reunion With Offensive Coordinator

Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was actually the offensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams in Bradford’s rookie season. Under Shurmur, Bradford set rookie records for most consecutive passes without and interception, as well finishing his rookie season with most pass completions.

Shurmur is well aware of his new quarterback’s strengths and weaknesses, which should help Bradford’s Fantasy production. While Bradford did cough up 15 interceptions in 2010, Danny Amendola was the best receiver on the team, so we might want to give him a little leeway.

Wide Receiver Talent

Bradford has more talent at the receiver position than he ever did in St. Louis.

Second-year receiver Jordan Matthews will look to improve on his rookie campaign of 872 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, solid-route running rookie Nelson Agholor, and 6-foot-5-target Zach Ertz as his main weapons. He also has the benefit of working with two of the best pass-catching backs in the league DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews.

Strength of Schedule

FantasyPros ranked the Eagles as having the ninth-easiest schedule.

Of course, each season is different from the previous, but Bradford should have a field day against the New Orleans Saints, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers.

At first glance everything appears to be on the up and up. Bradford is now a member of one of the strongest offenses in the NFL, and he has a great supporting cast placed around him.

The only thing we are really left to ponder is the state of his health. He’s rocking a pretty big knee brace in OTAs, but the Eagles remain optimistic that he will be ready for the start of training camp.

We know all the positives for Bradford heading into the 2015 Fantasy Football season, but watching his recovery process from his torn ACL will paint us a better picture of his value.

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