Brian Quick Fantasy News

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 2:18pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

At receiver, the Rams listed starters are Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin. Brian Quick is listed behind Britt but it's safe to expect that duo to be on the field together regularly with Austin in the slot. The Rams also list two starters at tight end with Jared Cook and Lance Kendricks on the top line.

Fantasy Impact:

Britt, Quick and Austin have all been available in the later rounds due to the uncertainty of how targets and snaps will be distributed. This is not going to be a great pass offense, but Shaun Hill is capable and at least one of these receivers will be fantasy relevant in 2014.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014, 4:39pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Chris Givens was once thought to be the one receiver on the Rams roster who would play and play a lot this year, but Givens has been surpassed by Kenny Britt, Brian Quick, Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin.

He's playing in the preseason with the second-and third-team offenses and isn't doing much to stand out when he does play.

Against the Saints, Givens was targeted twice and was unable to come up with a catch for the second week in a row. He had a chance to make a play on one jump ball against a defender but couldn't come down with it. Givens isn't getting many opportunities, and when they come, they're with backup quarterbacks. That's going to make it tough for him to move up the depth chart.

Sam Bradford sharp in comeback

Saturday, August 16, 2014, 7:06pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

Returning from an offseason of rehabbing a torn left ACL, Rams quarterback Sam Bradford made his preseason debut Saturday afternoon at Edward Jones Dome against the Packers.

Notably taking his first in-game snap in exactly 300 days, Bradford piloted two drives, one in which was capped by a 11-yard strike in traffic to tight end Lance Kendricks for a score.

Bradford’s second series began when he stood tall in the pocket and rifled a pass for a 41-yard, catch-and-run completion to wide receiver Brian Quick.

Later in the drive, rookie offensive tackle Greg Robinson was outmuscled by a Julius Peppers’ bull rush move. Peppers drilled Bradford’s backside, but the fifth-year quarterback popped right up.

Sporting a clunky left knee brace, Bradford showed comfort operating in the pocket. He finished completing 9 of 12 passes for 101 yards.

Fantasy Impact:

The article called Bradford 'sharp' and said it was an encouraging sign for him heading into next week's game. Looks like it's all systems go for Bradford to start Week 1 for the Rams. He's ranked 25th and likely won't get drafted but could prove to be a nice committee QB if he continues to look good in his return.

Friday, August 8, 2014, 1:30pm

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Nick Wagoner said Rams WR Chris Givens was expected to take a step forward in 2013 but never got on track.

In this camp, he's already lost reps to Kenny Britt, Brian Quick, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey and is getting little work with the first offense in practice. He's already been bumped to third on the depth chart and will need a big finish to work his way back to a starting role.

Kenny Britt listed as starter on Rams depth chart

Monday, August 4, 2014, 6:02pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Receiver Kenny Britt left the Titans in the offseason for a reunion with Jeff Fisher in St. Louis.

So far, so good.

Britt appears as a starter on the team’s first depth chart of camp, across from Tavon Austin and ahead of Brian Quick.

A first-round pick in 2009, Britt was breaking out in 2011 before a Week 3 torn ACL threw his career off course even more than a rash of early-career run-ins with the law. Last year, he caught 11 passes for 96 yards in 12 appearances and three starts.

Fantasy Impact:

Britt, at times, looked like a dominant WR1 throughout his career but couldn't stay healthy and couldn't stay out of trouble. If he can do that in St. Louis, he could be quite a weapon for QB Sam Bradford and the Rams. Ranked just 60th on our list now, we acknowledge his stock is rising.

Fisher: Kenny Britt is 'making a lot of plays for us'

Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 3:20am

St. Louis Rams - [Full Article]

Sam Bradford wasted no time getting started in team drills, completing touchdown passes to Brian Quick, Kenny Britt and Austin Pettis. Most notably, Britt hauled in a difficult ball with second-year defensive back Brandon McGee in his face.

“He loves playing the game,” Fisher said of Britt. “He feels good. He’s making a lot of plays for us.”

Fisher also credits Britt for bringing along Quick, a receiver of a similar ilk. “Kenny may make a mistake as far as an incorrect route here or there, but he does it going full speed,” Fisher stated. “Brian, early on in his career, if he wasn’t sure, he wasn’t quite full speed. I think Brian’s learning just to go. Good things happen when you’re running hard.”

Fantasy Impact:

Britt is apparently running with the first team alongside Quick, with Tavon Austin manning the slot. If this continues, he'll be a compelling late-round pick on draft day. He has talent, but hasn't shown it in recent years. Maybe a fresh start with his old coach (FIsher) will do the trick. There is certainly opportunity in the Rams' receiving corps.

Thursday, July 17, 2014, 11:27am

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While nothing is set in stone in terms of starters at receiver entering this training camp, Rams WR Chris Givens does seem to have the inside track on holding down a starting job, at least as camp opens. Tavon Austin also figures to have a large role. Givens will almost certainly have every opportunity to nail down the job, especially with Stedman Bailey set to miss the first four games because of a suspension. The Rams haven't had a 1,000-yard receiver since 2007 or even one to reach 700 yards since 2008. Givens doesn't have to reach the 1,000-yard mark for it to be considered a productive season but something close to 800 yards with six touchdowns would go a long way in ensuring his future as a starter.

Fantasy Impact:

The Rams receiving corps may be the most unsettled in the league. Austin figures to play starter's snaps in his second season, but Givens, Brian Quick, Bailey and Austin Pettis are all in the mix.

Schottenheimer calls Brian Quick 'most improved player'

Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 11:03pm

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Rams WR Brian Quick had a good day, jumping out early with a good route down the seam for about a 20-yard touchdown from Bradford. He even got his share of work with the first team offense.

Quick is entering his third season, and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer spoke glowingly of the young wideout after practice.

"Probably the most improved player I've seen is Brian Quick," Schottenheimer said. "He's doing a great job. Another guy that we're giving an opportunity to, he's competing for playing time and he's made the most of his opportunities. He started today, again just moving guys around in and out of the lineup trying to create competition, and he's stepped up and made a lot of big plays for us."

Fantasy Impact:

There is opportunity in the Rams' passing game, but it's not clear who will get starter's snaps. Tavon Austin figures to be the frontrunner, but it's wide open after that.

Beat: Rams have 'big plans' for Tavon Austin

Thursday, September 5, 2013, 2:52pm

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In the preseason games, the Rams made it a point to be vanilla offensively; when it came to rookie WR Tavon Austin, they went for no flavor at all.

Let there be no doubt: The Rams have plans for Austin, big plans, the type of plans that would extend beyond the diminutive wideout.

Fantasy Impact:

The camp reports were overwhelmingly positive for Austin, but when it came to the games, he caught eight passes for 66 yards. That was the second most receptions. (Brian Quick led the way with 10 receptions.) We view Austin as an upside WR4/flex type this week. He'll hold more value in PPR formats.

Monday, August 5, 2013, 9:57am

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - [Full Article]

Rams WR Brian Quick has made strides but still has work to do.

There are certain routes he excels at, such as the fade pattern in the end zone. But he needs to display more consistency catching the ball and get better at using his size to grab contested or 50-50 balls.

Quick looks like the No. 4 but unlike last year in camp, he has gotten plenty of practice reps with the starting offense.

Fantasy Impact:

The Rams top-three WRs right now are Chris Givens, Austin Pettis and Tavon Austin.

Saturday, July 13, 2013, 2:23pm

Aaron Wilson, Twitter - [Full Article]

Tavon Austin, Jared Cook, Sam Bradford, Stedman Bailey, Brian Quick, Isaiah Pead, Chris Givens at Rams camp at the University of Oklahoma this weekend.

Fantasy Impact:

Good to see the young Rams getting together before training camp to get their timing down.

Sunday, June 16, 2013, 8:05pm

STL Today - [Full Article]

As the spring ended, Austin Pettis and Chris Givens were working as the starting outside wide receivers, with first-round draft pick Austin the starting slot receiver, and Brian Quick the No. 4. Not that Quick has had a disappointing spring; it’s just that Pettis has been that impressive.

“(Quick’s) doing a lot better,” Schottenheimer said. “He’s stepped up this year. He’s just much more comfortable.”

Fantasy Impact:

We'll see if Pettis is able to hold off the rawer yet more talented Quick when the pads go on in August.

Sunday, June 9, 2013, 6:47pm

101 Sports - [Full Article]

Rams beat writer Tony Softli said that WR Brian Quick "put on a show [at OTAs]...catching 17 or 18 passes all over the field."

Friday, May 24, 2013, 10:09am

Howard Balzer, Twitter - [Full Article]

Rams TE Lance Kendricks not in OTAs. Had right knee scoped after swelling last month. WR Brian Quick sat out today; tight hamstring.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 3:57pm

STL Today - [Full Article]

At the moment, Rams WRs Brian Quick and Chris Givens project as the starting outside receivers, with Tavon Austin in the slot. The Rams could pair those three up in two tight end sets with Jared Cook and Lance Kendricks in what would be an empty backfield. Three- and four-receiver sets figure to see more use at the Edward Jones Dome than they have since the days of Mike Martz.

Cook alone could line up on the line, in the backfield, in the slot and out wide.

As for Austin, the possibilities are just as numerous. When asked Thursday if Austin will line up in the backfield as a ball-carrier, HC Jeff Fisher smiled and said: “Maybe. We’ll see.”

Actually, Austin let the cat out of the playbook earlier that night while on a conference call with St. Louis reporters.

“They showed me all the positions that I did when I played for Coach (Dana) Holgorsen,” Austin said, referring to the West Virginia head coach. “They’re going to use me in the backfield. Coach Fisher talked to me about special teams, and I’m definitely a slot receiver. So, they definitely have a plan for me.”

Fantasy Impact:

Austin figures to have the most fantasy value of any of the Rams WRs.