Teddy Bridgewater is coming into his second season in the NFL, as a rookie Bridgewater had highs and lows but over his last five games he became really efficient in the Vikings’ offense. The Vikings whole offensive unit looks to be much better with Adrian Peterson back on the field, while speedy wideout Mike Wallace, who came over from the Dolphins via trade, could help take the top off of the defense. In theory the life of Teddy Bridgewater will be a lot easier in year two as a Viking.
Bridgewater is a solid QB2 option to target this year in your season long fantasy football leagues, as the Vikings; offensive potential makes Bridgewater ever more appealing to draft. As a rookie Teddy threw for 2,919 yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Obviously the passing yardage wasn’t great and Bridgewater only added 209 rushing yards, but he was dealing with a nagging ankle injury most of last season. It is fairly reasonable to assume Bridgewater will improve on all of his numbers from last year, while being more efficient with Adrian Peterson back in the fold.
Teddy Bridgewater will probably always be a little undervalued in fantasy circles, but his mobility to extend plays, and the nature of the Vikings offense gives him solid upside this year as a QB2. The best thing about Bridgewater is you can draft him late and stash him on your bench and use him as a security blanket to your QB1 in case an injury occurs throughout the season.
In short, Teddy Bridgewater makes for a fine QB2 play in your season long leagues, and also a contrarian GPP in large field DFS fantasy football tournaments. Bridgewater will provide great value and upside as your backup quarterback this year and is a player you can draft with confidence in the later rounds.