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Fantasy Football Week 17: A St. Louis Rams Look Back

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It's been a long season of watching football players rise and fall in the estimation of fantasy football GMs everywhere, but it still seems like it was only yesterday that the sleeper picks for the St. Louis Rams went by the names Donnie AveryLaurent RobinsonMark Clayton. We have new sleepers now—take a bow, Danario Alexander—with their own unique combination of knee problems and talent. 

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Sam Bradford is the only Ram whose rapid rise seems appropriate—I can hardly believe that there was a time when we wondered whether he'd play ahead of A.J. Feeley this year. In the months since he's gone from a keeper-league darling to a perfectly competent option at backup quarterback. If the Rams are going to make the playoffs he'll have to have one of his better games Sunday night against the Seattle Seahawks

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Danario Alexander, though—time moved much more quickly for his success. He was called up following a series of disastrous wide receiver injuries and briefly solved it all before becoming a casualty of his own. Then he disappeared, and the nature of the knee injury is such that while he was gone I didn't really spend much time thinking about when he'd be back. Then he came back, and since then he's been great when he's gotten the targets. 

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Bradford and Alexander have dominated the Rams' fantasy football landscape this year—in a year where Steven Jackson went, as ever, in or around the first round—but an honorable mention is due Danny Amendola, who proved himself capable of a Wes Welker season or two, if the Rams can ever assemble the rest of the New England Patriots

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