Teddy Bridgewater Snubbed By NFL.Com Fantasy Football


Today, the folks at NFL.com Fantasy Football put together a video showcasing the best 5 rookie preseason performances according to standard fantasy scoring.  While there were some fantastic rookies showcased in the video, there was a glaring omission from from the countdown: the Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Here are the five players included in the video and their fantasy point totals for the entire span of the preseason:

Aug 28, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (13) lines up against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

5. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers

  • 173 receiving yards
  • 1 touchdown
  • 23 fantasy points

4. Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars

  • 521 passing yards
  • 2 passing touchdowns
  • 28 fantasy points

3. Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders

  • 326 passing yards
  • 4 passing touchdowns
  • 29 fantasy points

2. Lorenzo Taliaferro, Baltimore Ravens

  • 243 rushing yards
  • 1 rushing touchdown
  • 30 fantasy points

1. Corey Washington, New York Giants

  • 155 receiving yards
  • 4 receiving touchdowns
  • 39 fantasy points

While these were all fantastic preseasons for these young players, the fact that Teddy Bridgewater isn’t on this list is somewhat absurd.  Since quarterbacks get 1 point per 25 passing yards and 4 points for a passing touchdown, here is Bridgewater’s stat line:

Teddy Bridgewater, Minnesota Vikings

  • 283 passing yards
  • 5 passing touchdowns
  • 31 fantasy points

Those numbers should be good enough to place Teddy Bridgewater as the #2 rookie fantasy football point getter on this countdown.  Instead, the Minnesota Vikings first round pick was completely ignored.  I would expect this from other sports websites, but I do tend to hold NFL.com to a higher standard.  However, maybe I should reconsider my stance with their brand of journalism.

While this has no impact on anything since I don’t believe anyone plays preseason fantasy football, I have gotten a bit sour from the negative assessments of the Minnesota Vikings and their roster that I have been reading lately.  Although I know I am overreacting with this, was hoping more people would have noticed Bridgewater’s solid and encouraging preseason performance.

To view the entire video on NFL.com, click HERE.  Sadly, comments are not available on their video.