With the NFL going to more and more of a passing league, the ability to find a signal caller that can provide you not just serviceable production at your quarterback spot, but the ability to give you quality production is ever so easy to spot and find later in the draft. With the quarterback position being littered with so many quality arms, a popular avenue to go with this position is the (Razzball approved) quarterback by committee (QBBC) approach. This is where you wait until at least the 10th round (heck, even later) of your draft and you grab one-to-three quarterbacks (depending on format) that you will play match-ups with each week.
I have already covered Carson Palmer and why I really (really) like him as part of my QBBC for 2015 . The next quarterback I want to bring to your attention is, well, the man in the title of this post, Teddy Bridgewater (Who, by the way, Jay really seems to like too.) In his rookie season as the Minnesota Vikings signal caller, he played in 13 games and produced 224.5 passing yards, with 1.1 passing touchdowns and 0.9 interceptions per game. He also added 209 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown over those 13 games. These numbers placed him as the 24th best quarterback at 13 fantasy points per game in ESPN standard scoring leagues.
It’s his final seven games (Weeks 11 through 17) that I want to focus your attention to. In these seven games, he gave us 228.4 passing yards, 1.6 passing touchdowns, and one interception per game. These numbers over those seven games come out to 15 fantasy points per game. Those numbers, over the course of a full regular season, equate to the 15th best quarterback in standard ESPN scoring formats. His best fantasy game during this stretch was in Week 14 vs. the New York Jets. In this game, he threw for 309 yards, tossed two touchdowns with one interception. These numbers provided fantasy owners with 18 fantasy points. How about this: he also threw for no less then 209 yards in five games (309 or more in two of them) and also had multiple passing touchdowns in four games (at least one passing touchdown in every game).
All the arrows are pointing up for one Teddy Bridgewater. Not only did Bridgewater have a positive finish to his rookie year. He is also getting the services of Adrian Peterson back from suspension, they added Mike Wallace, Kyle Rudolph will be returning from injury and He gets another year in Norv Turners offense. The ability to employ the QBBC is going to be greater and better then ever this summer. The reason is due to players like Teddy Bridgewater in 2015!
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