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Fantasy Football Week 8 Start/Sit: Sam Bradford Still Questionable, Questionably Valuable

With Sam Bradford's injury still dogging him days after he missed the first start of his career in the St. Louis Rams' loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Week 8 is looking like a tenuous bet for fantasy football owners looking to take advantage of his new number-one wide receiver, Brandon Lloyd. If he begins practicing—the Rams plan on checking the status of his non-plant-leg high ankle sprain Wednesday—that part of the risk involved in starting him begins to dissipate, but the major question still remains: Is Sam Bradford a starting quarterback in deep leagues? 

More importantly, will he be one? Numberfire fans get this terrifying set of similar players for the Rams' savior: Joey Harrington, Trent Edwards, Matt Leinart, Damon Huard, and Charlie Batch. While Bradford's coming off a solid game in the Rams' Week 6 loss to the Green Bay Packers—he was 29-for-45 with 328 yards and an interception—on the whole he's regressed from his solid but still questionable debut, just barely increasing his yards-per-attempt despite throwing the high-reward passes he didn't get turned loose for under Pat Shurmur's offense. 

Fantasy owners are beginning to understand the extent of his learning period: He's now owned in 59.4% of ESPN fantasy football leagues, down 10% in the last week.