Friday, December 2, 2016, 6:13pm
Rams WR Tavon Austin (chest, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 13. It’s a bump for Kenny Britt, Brian Quick and Pharoh Cooper, though the Rams’ passing game is not to be trusted.
Friday, October 7, 2016, 6:27pm
Rams WR Kenny Britt (thigh, questionable) took full practice reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 5. The full reps indicate that Britt will play this week.
Thursday, October 6, 2016, 6:05pm
Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:26pm
Rams WR Kenny Britt (thigh, questionable) was limited Friday after taking full reps earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 4. Britt should be able to play, but this is one of those cases where the new injury reporting rules make it more difficult to know if a player is going to play. Would Britt be probable under the old rules? We don’t know. The game is late and, since joining the Rams, Britt has averaged just 34 yards (and hasn’t found the end zone) in four games against Arizona.
The shoulder injury sustained by No. 3 receiver Pharoh Cooper, who is expected to miss at least the first regular-season game, has created some uncertainty beyond Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin and Cooper.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 9:07am
Then he got to Brian Quick.
"Brian needs to catch the football," Fisher said. "Your receivers have to catch it, not drop it."
Catching is indeed is the fundamental skill required, and it is one Quick continues to struggle with. Quick's catch percentage last season, 31.3, was the eighth-lowest in the NFL. He had 32 targets and hauled in only 10 of those. And on Saturday, a 21-20 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, Quick played with the second-team offense and caught only two of the five passes thrown to him by rookie quarterback Jared Goff.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
WR Vincent Jackson (knee), DT Akeem Spence (ankle)
LB Bruce Carter (ankle)
DE George Johnson (calf), G Logan Mankins (ankle), DE Jacquies Smith (hamstring)
LB Lavonte David (ankle), DT Gerald McCoy (hand)
St. Louis Rams
T Andrew Donnal (knee), DE Robert Quinn (back)
CB Eric Patterson (ankle)
With Jackson out, Mike Evans should see a ton of targets against the Rams. In the three games that V-Jax missed this year, Evans averaged 13.7 targets (for 6.3 catches and 110 yards). Evans averaged 8.6 targets in eight games with Jackson in the lineup. The Rams did contain Calvin Johnson last week, so a big game for Evans isn't a sure thing. Austin Seferian-Jenkins is also more appealing as a streaming option. Gerald McCoy is probable, which is bad news for Todd Gurley.
Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm
Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:45pm
Rams WR Kenny Britt (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 4. Britt is expected to play but he may draw Patrick Peterson in coverage.
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:11pm
Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 11:56am
When it comes to Rams receivers, Kenny Britt isn't the only one with something to prove. Brian Quick, who flashed some promise in the first half of 2014, is recovering from shoulder surgery that prevented him from enjoying a potential breakout season. Quick figures to be the other starter opposite Britt on the outside if and when he returns to full strength.
Beyond that duo, the Rams have a pair of former West Virginia Mountaineers still looking to break out in Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. That pair will likely battle for playing time in the slot. Chris Givens, who might be in his final go-around with the team if he's unable to offer more in 2015, projects as the fifth wideout.
While it's not an impressive group in terms of potential fantasy numbers and rankings, the team hopes having stability at QB with Nick Foles will help the passing game. There were also heavy investments made in the offensive line - and at running back with draft pick Todd Gurley. As a result, the story said, the Rams believe this is the year for at least one or two of the wideouts they've been so patient with to emerge. The offense figures to be run-first, so the Rams don't need a wideout to post stud numbers, the team instead needs receivers to make big plays when presented with an opportunity.
"We love him," wide receiver Kenny Britt said Thursday after the second OTA session and first open to reporters. "Great deep ball, he puts it on the money every time.
"He can throw every pass in the book."
"He's got his hands full because we've got great defensive team speed and they're doing a lot of things over there right now," HC Jeff Fisher said. "We've just really been pleased."
Foles’ second season as the starter in Philadelphia didn’t go as well as his first. After a ridiculous 27-to-2 touchdown-to-interception ratio in 2013, Foles tossed 13 touchdowns against 10 picks last year. It wasn’t all his fault, however, as he was playing behind a patchwork offensive line and didn’t seem as comfortable in the pocket. In the seven games that he finished in 2014, he averaged 16.9 fantasy points, which is about what Philip Rivers scored as the #12 QB on the season. Foles ultimately broke his collarbone in Week 9 and missed the final eight games of the season. Now he joins a run-oriented Rams’ offense that lacks consistent playmakers in the passing game. Sam Bradford had a few good stretches while in St. Louis, so there's no reason that Foles can't post QB2-type numbers if things break his way.
HC Jeff Fisher on WR Kenny Britt:
“It didn’t surprise me because obviously I know Kenny, the production didn’t surprise me,” Fisher said, via ESPN.com. “I can kind of share the same issue Kenny does and that’s we think he can be better. I think he can do better. He thinks he can be better. He thinks he can be more productive. He’s looking forward to the offensive changes. I think yeah, we should see a lot more out of Kenny this year.”
Britt was effective when he was targeted consistently. He averaged 4.4 catches for 73 yards and 0.29 TD in the seven games in which he saw at least six targets. Those are solid WR2 numbers, but the Rams didn't use him consistently enough to make him a trustworthy fantasy starter. The arrival of Nick Foles will help the passing game, and Britt should benefit.
Britt was effective when he was targeted consistently. He averaged 4.4 catches for 73 yards and 0.29 TD in the seven games in which he saw at least six targets. Those are solid WR2 numbers, but the Rams didn't use him consistently enough to make him a trustworthy fantasy starter.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 6:25pm
Rams WR Kenny Britt (not injury related, probable) practiced fully Wednesday. Britt is a decent dart throw at receiver given Arizona’s propensity to give up big plays. They are 7th in the league with 11 pass plays of 40-plus yards.
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