WR Stedman Bailey - Free Agent

5-10, 193Born: 11-11-1990College: West VirginiaDrafted: Round 3, pick 2013

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2015 Week 1 vs SEA (4 / 3 / 58 / 0 rec)

On the first play of the second half, Stedman Bailey came across the field and caught a play action pass for a 28 yard game. Later in overtime, he caught a perfectly placed Foles pass for a 22 yard reception while running an out-route.

2015 Week 2 vs WAS (4 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)

Stedman Bailey had one reception for no gain in the 3rd quarter.

2015 Week 4 vs ARI (3 / 2 / 30 / 1 rec)

Stedman Bailey had two receptions in the game but made them count. Early in the 3rd quarter on a 3rd and 7 from the St. Louis 36 yard line, Bailey caught an out-route for a 12 yard reception. During the next series on a 3rd and 5 from the Arizona 18 yard line, Bailey came down with a touchdown reception in the right corner of the end zone.

2015 Week 5 vs GB (5 / 3 / 73 / 0 rec)

Late in the 2nd quarter on a 3rd and 5, Stedman Bailey caught an out-route for a 5 yard gain. Later in the drive, he caught a wide receiver screen but the play could not develop into a positive gain. Bailey's longest reception came late in the 4th quarter. He caught an over the shoulder pass and ran down the left sideline for a 69 yard gain. Packers defensive back, Ha-Ha Clinton Dix made a shoestring tackle on the 6 yard line.

2015 Week 9 vs MIN (4 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Stedman Bailey had two receptions in the game. Early 3rd quarter, Bailey ran a comeback route and made a 10 yard reception.

2014 Week 5 vs PHI (3 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)

Bailey just had two receptions on the day, one on a screen and one on a route over the middle. His limited usage may change, as Pettis inability to be a playmaker likely has the Rams searching for that 3rd wideout that can create plays. Bailey is just getting back to the team and still getting in sync with his QB, but he offers far more upside than the physically limited Austin Pettis. If Pettis isn't going to be sure-handed, than Bailey is likely going to take his job.

2014 Week 7 vs SEA (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Bailey had no targets, but he had a huge touchdown on a punt return in the first half. The entire team sold the punt return to Austin on the left side of the field. Bailey calmly caught the ball over his shoulder on the other end of the field, turned around and raced down the sideline for a 90 yard touchdown. It was a great play design by the Rams, and Bailey's great over-the-shoulder catch helped sell the play and secure the big touchdown. Apart from that, though, Bailey had no targets in the passing game.

2014 Week 8 vs KC (3 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)

Bailey caught two passes, both of them on the game's final possession. Bailey caught a short comeback route, slipped a tackle and ran for 20. Then he got free on the sideline for a 13 yard gain. With the release of Austin Pettis and the injury to Brian Quick, Bailey could get an opportunity to get a full set of snaps over the next few weeks.

2014 Week 9 vs SF (1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)

Many thought Bailey would replace Quick and become a primary target of Austin Davis. But Bailey's production was as bad as it has been all year. His only catch was a short 7 yard reception over the middle. Bailey isn't really bringing anything to the table as a receiver. He doesn't appear to get open, and doesn't possess special skills that separate him from other receivers. He's just a guy, and until he shows something different than what we've seen so far, he really has no fantasy value at all.

2014 Week 11 vs DEN (3 / 3 / 26 / 0 rec)

Bailey has done nothing to shed the label of possession receiver. We haven't seen anything from Bailey that we didn't see from Austin Pettis. He had a few short first down receptions, usually on slants and over-the-middle routes. Bailey doesn't appear to pose much of a downfield threat, and isn't great with the ball in his hands. Short routes are really his forte, and unless he gets a lot of targets, it's unlikely he's going to ever be much of a fantasy threat.

2014 Week 12 vs SD (9 / 7 / 89 / 1 rec)

Out of nowhere, Stedman Bailey became a reception and target machine against San Diego. Bailey doesn't possess outstanding speed or physical attributes, but did a great job of getting open on short and intermediate routes. One of Bailey's receptions was on a fake punt, and he caught two TD's on one drive (one of which was called back due to a penalty). Bailey ran very good routes, and did a good job of getting open. Whether it was short slants, or deep crosses, Bailey found himself in space, and Hill did a good job of getting him the ball consistently. On his TD, Bailey beat his man to the corner and Hill dropped a fade pass right into his arms for a huge TD.

2014 Week 13 vs OAK (6 / 5 / 100 / 0 rec)

A few weeks back, it looked like Kenny Britt was going to take the reigns at WR. But the Rams have moved to a short passing game, and aren't taking a lot of shots downfield. The primary WR the last few weeks has definitely been Stedman Bailey. Bailey had a huge first quarter, as the Raiders simply couldn't cover him. He started by catching a little swing pass, then caught a deep comeback for 16 yards. His best catch came soon after on a 34 yard floater on a deep crossing route. Bailey was headed for the sideline and Hill threw a wounded duck over his head. Bailey reached out with one arm and hauled it in for 34 yards putting the Rams deep in the redzone. On the next possession, Bailey got a screen pass, made one man miss and then outran 2 more to get 26 more yards. The defense for the Raiders secondary was atrocious, and Bailey made them pay for it. Bailey had 100 yards in the first quarter, but never touched the ball again. Bailey is definitely improving as a route-runner and as he looks more comfortable, he seems to be playing at a higher speed. He still doesn't appear to possess physical attributes that seriously threaten defenses, but the Rams are spreading him all over the field, and running him on a variety of routes. At this point, Bailey is on track to be an exceptional complimentary number 2 wr, but still hasn't flashed the high end skills needed to be a quality number 1 WR.

2014 Week 14 vs WAS (2 / 2 / 47 / 0 rec)

The game didn't work out well for Stedman Bailey, in terms of targets, receptions and yards. The Rams threw a few deep balls to Britt, exploited the middle of the field with Jared Cook, tried to get Tavon Austin involved, and relied on the running game. So Bailey didn't get a whole lot done until a 3rd quarter drive. Hill hit Bailey over the middle, and Bailey made a really nice turn and run after the comeback route and almost took it to the endzone. Bailey came down at the 1 yard line and so lost out on a TD. Bailey is likely to be the most targeted receiver on a weekly basis, but he does lack a defining trait that defenses have to account for. Bailey's best ability is that he's a smooth receiver who is developing into a very good route runner. Smooth, reliable, steady hands and deceptive speed. These are all qualities that can help Bailey become a solid WR in the league. But he's not likely to be a consistent force, and the Rams are determined to get the ball into the hands of some of their other athletic players.

2014 Week 15 vs ARI (8 / 5 / 74 / 0 rec, 1 / 13 / 0 rush)

Bailey worked out of the slot and spent most of the day gather slant passes and using his slippery abilities to get yardage in the middle of the field. Bailey also got the ball on a reverse, after a Tavon Austin handoff, found some space on the other side of the field and went for 13 yards on that play. Bailey just missed a touchdown late in the 4th on a reception eerily similar to the Kevin Dyson super bowl reception that ended at the one yard line. Bailey also reached out, but couldn't cross the goalline, and the Rams inexplicably decided to pass and then kick a 4th down field goal, despite having good rb's. Bailey's biggest play was the 38 yard reception in the 4th that got the Rams moving. Shaun Hill threw a wounded duck, and Bailey had to stop, run backwards and then jump up and make the catch. It was so underthrown that the defender never had a chance. Bailey's and Britt are both getting targeted quite a bit, but neither are solid fantasy options with Hill at the helm. Bailey has impressed doubters this year, and continues to get open, make good plays, and help the Rams. Its doubtful Bailey can ever be a fantasy force, but getting 70-80 receptions as a number 2 certainly seems possible.

2014 Week 16 vs NYG (5 / 2 / 22 / 0 rec)

Bailey had a quiet game, which was surprising considering how the game script went. Bailey didn't get many targets, and failed to make an impact in the game, aside from a few short passes

2014 Week 17 vs SEA (2 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)

Bailey started seeing a little more attention towards the end of the year, and responded with very poor numbers. Bailey just doesn't physically possess any qualities that scare any defenses, so he can be game-planned against rather easily. He caught one deep out from Hill for 17, but other than that was very quiet.

2013 Week 9 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 12 / 0 rec)

The rookie from West Virginia made his first reception of the year, and it was an impressive one. Clemens threw Bailey a short pass deep in the redzone. Bailey made the catch, and then fought ahead, running low to the ground and somehow squeezed a first down out of the play. When rookies get on the field, they need to make plays. Bailey did so on his one opportunity. It will be interesting to see if he gets on the field more in future weeks.

2013 Week 12 vs CHI (1 / 1 / 19 / 0 rec)

Bailey had one reception, but it was a big one. On 2nd and 19, Bailey ran a deep in-route right at the first down marker. He ran the route perfectly, Clemens threw a perfect pass and Bailey got a 19 yard gain and a first down. Bailey hasn't worked himself into the regular rotation, but he is starting to get on the field a bit, and he's making plays when he gets the opportunities.

2013 Week 13 vs SF (4 / 3 / 46 / 0 rec)

Bailey has worked his way into more and more playing time. Bailey had an early reception underneath on 3rd and long that was really just a way to get the Rams a bit more space to punt. Then later on he ran a deep comeback route and picked up 15 yards and a first down. Bailey seems to have replaced Austin Pettis in that "possession receiver" role. He's getting playing time, and if this continues, he could have some nice weeks in the future when the competition gets a bit easier than San Francisco

2013 Week 14 vs ARI (4 / 3 / 46 / 0 rec)

Bailey has grown into a major target of Clemens. Bailey caught three passes, and Clemens looked his way a couple other times as well. When he gets on the field, he makes plays, and the importance of that can't be overlooked. On the 2nd drive, Clemens hit Bailey on playaction for a 17 yard gain along the sideline. Bailey's other two receptions came with less than a minute to go in the first half and the Rams trying to drive the field and get some points. One was a short slant, and the other was a deep out for 18 along the sideline. Bailey still isn't a fantasy factor yet, but he's emerging as a viable weapon, and seems to be moving up the depth chart. He's the kind of solid number 2 WR that could make a big leap if the QB situation gets fixed next year.

2013 Week 15 vs NO (4 / 2 / 26 / 0 rec, 1 / 6 / 0 rush)

Bailey had a huge 20 yard 3rd down conversion late in the second half. Clemens rolled out, Bailey found a hole in the defense and he made the big reception. Bailey is still a rookie, and is raw. But at this point, he's putting himself in major contention for a position on the team in 2014 He makes plays when he gets playing time, although his skill set seems quite similar to that of Pettis. Bailey doesn't have much in the way of big-play ability, but seems to have the potential to be a very solid NFL possession receiver.

2013 Week 16 vs TB (5 / 3 / 44 / 0 rec, 1 / 27 / 1 rush)

Bailey made two great catches of passes that weren't all that good. On one pass, Bailey had to reach way out in front of him, but he very easily grabbed the ball right out of the air on an impressive display of hands. An even better catch was made when Clemens threw a short crossing route a bit behind him. Bailey reached back, grabbed the ball out of the air, and kept moving. His hands and route-running have earned him the respect of Kellen Clemens. At this point, even though the Rams aren't throwing the ball much, Bailey is without question Clemens favorite WR to throw to, especially with Tavon Austin not playing. Bailey's biggest play, however, came on a double reverse. With the entire Bucs defense heading toward the right side of the field on the reverse, the second pitch to Bailey caught the defense entirely off guard. Bailey had enough speed and vision to easily maneuver his way 27 yards for a relatively easy td. He really only had to get past one man due to the fact that the play-call completely threw the Bucs for a loop. But he has the speed and running ability to make big plays when the Rams need them.

2013 Week 17 vs SEA (5 / 4 / 33 / 0 rec)

Bailey ends the year as the go-to receiver for Kellen Clemens. Bailey is smart, and knows how to get open, which is rare for a rookie. He got open over the middle, and on the sideline for four short receptions. Bailey doesn't possess breakaway speed, as he's more in the mold of Austin Pettis. But he's very consistent and looks to be the type of WR that could amass 70 or 80 receptions in the right situation. Bailey and Austin form an intriguing combination that the Rams have to work with in the future.