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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Week 7: Sam Bradford Flashes Number-One Potential

Week 7 Fantasy Football Waiver Wire: Sam Bradford might not be the budding superstar we were hoping for yet, but his flashes of brilliance have been enough to keep him on the fantasy football radar.

GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16: Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams looks to pass against the Green Bay Packers during the first half at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
GREEN BAY, WI - OCTOBER 16: Sam Bradford #8 of the St. Louis Rams looks to pass against the Green Bay Packers during the first half at Lambeau Field on October 16, 2011 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
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This Week 7 fantasy football waiver wire update acknowledges one important fact: Sam Bradford speculators who drafted him early in the season have gotten burned by the St. Louis Rams' inability to convert some intermittently impressive Josh McDaniels plays into touchdowns, and Week 6 was no exception. The Rams had 424 net yards on offense, saw great games from both Bradford and Steven Jackson, and failed to score even a single touchdown on the deal. They only managed two field goal attempts!

For all that, Sam Bradford has shown what he's capable of when the offense is working as advertised, and it's at least worth a backup slot as you wait for the Rams' offense to regress back toward less-comical. If you've already got a mediocre quarterback as your starter—hi, Peyton Manning drafters—Bradford lets you play matchups like you skimped on, say, Team Defense, instead of the second most-important fantasy position in the entire game. 

Which is nice.

Bradford might not be the budding superstar we were hoping for yet, but his flashes of brilliance have been enough to keep him on the fantasy football radar.