Rams Fantasy News

Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 12:17pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The question is not going to go away anytime soon and with the St. Louis Rams on bye week, it will almost certainly persist for at least the next two weeks.

But Rams coach Jeff Fisher was asked once again Monday whether Austin Davis had done enough to supplant Shaun Hill as the starting quarterback. His response was familiar.

"We'll see how things go this week," Fisher said. "We'll see how Shaun is, but as I've maintained Shaun is our starter and Austin is our backup.”

Hill, of course, is still recovering from a thigh injury. But it's interesting to note that Hill's thigh was healthy enough for the Rams to keep him active as the No. 2 quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys last week. What's more, the Rams named third quarterback Case Keenum a pregame inactive, meaning had something happened to Davis, Hill would've been the only option.

Fisher offered an explanation for that Monday also. Well, sort of.

"We kept him up as the two because I felt like he could finish a game out of the shotgun," Fisher said. "But he's not ready to go under center yet.”

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Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Rams QB Shaun Hill (thigh, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 3. Hill is supposedly the starter when healthy, but Austin Davis is expected to get the start against the Cowboys.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 3. Romo is ready to face the Rams, though the Cowboys have been more run-heavy so far this season.

Friday, September 19, 2014, 7:09pm

Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 3. Austin’s return to practice is no guarantee that he’ll play against the Cowboys.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Rams QB Shaun Hill (thigh) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Austin Davis is likely to get another start. He has a good matchup against the Cowboys, but the Rams may not throw enough for it to matter.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday. Romo should be fine to face the Rams in Week 3.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Austin is unlikely to play this week after suffering a sprained MCL.

Thursday, September 18, 2014, 6:30pm

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (shoulder) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Bryant should be fine to face the Rams.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Rams QB Shaun Hill (thigh) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Austin Davis is likely to get another start. He has a good matchup against the Cowboys, but the Rams may not throw enough for it to matter.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) did not practice Wednesday. Romo should be fine to face the Rams in Week 3.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 6:15pm

Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) did not practice Wednesday. Austin is unlikely to play this week after suffering a sprained MCL.

Wes Welker, Orlando Scandrick, Stedman Bailey officially reinstated

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 10:57am

Albert Breer, Twitter - [Full Article]

NFL and NFLPA announce agreement on new PED policy. Broncos WR Wes Welker, Cowboys CB Orlando Scandrick, Rams WR Stedman Bailey have been reinstated.

NFL and NFLPA are still working on the substances of abuse policy.

Fantasy Impact:

Welker and Bailey are eligible to play this weekend. We're still waiting to hear about the substance abuse policy and the official revised suspensions for Josh Gordon and others. Gordon is widely reported to be facing a 10 game suspension.

Monday, September 15, 2014, 2:24pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

Rams WR Tavon Austin has a sprained MCL and is out roughly 2 weeks.

Jeff Fisher says QB Shaun Hill starts when healthy

Monday, September 15, 2014, 8:42am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Rams QB Austin Davis was 22-of-29 for 235 yards and didn’t turn the ball over while directing the Rams to victory, a far better outing than either he or Week 1 starter Shaun Hill turned in against the Vikings.

It wasn’t enough to force coach Jeff Fisher to rethink who will start at quarterback once Hill has recovered from the thigh injury that kept him off the field against Tampa.

“No,” Fisher said, via the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “When Shaun comes back, he’s our starter. I’m really proud of Austin, but Shaun’s our starter when he can play.”

Fantasy Impact:

Starters aren't supposed to lose their job to injury, as the story points out, but if Hill comes back and struggles the Rams could turn back to Austin rather quickly after this performance.

Sunday, September 14, 2014, 8:39pm

Jim Thomas on Twitter - [Full Article]

Rams WR Tavon Austin says he wanted to play after lightning delay but knee stiffened up. Says he'll have MRI Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

The game went into a delay because of a thunderstorm but Austin was unable to return.