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Danario Alexander: Bernie, New Fantasy Owners Wonder Where He Went

Last week the St. Louis Rams' Danario Alexander found his way onto the radar for the first time since he was a Mizzou star with a balky knee. This week—he was targeted twice, for one reception, in a game where Sam Bradford couldn't seem to find anybody. It was a major momentum slow-down for the Danario bandwagon, but, surprisingly enough, Bernie Miklasz is as mad about that as the people who picked him up in really deep fantasy leagues on Wednesday:

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If that's true, then I simply can't figure out the close-minded nature of this offensive coaching staff. Alexander gave the Rams a new dimension: a tall, physical, long-striding receiver who can beat man coverage in a variety of ways. Given the rather limited scope of the Rams' WR receiver group, why wouldn't you want to have DX in the mix in a meaningful way?

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Alexander might well be a one-week wonder; for that matter, he might well be running on a ticking time-bomb. But the Rams' receiving corps is staffed, aside from Alexander, entirely by small waterbug types. Bradford's got a number of tight ends, running backs, and Brandon Gibson-sized wide receivers to throw to; Danario Alexander is the only Alexander-sized receiver the Rams have, and when nothing else is working it seems foolish to avoid giving him a chance to repeat last week's magic.