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Thursday, October 31, 2013, 6:09pm

Rams WR Austin Pettis (thigh) did not practice Wednesday.

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Chris Johnson still RB1 in Tennessee

Thursday, October 31, 2013, 10:02am

Jim Wyatt, Twitter - [Full Article]

When Mike Munchak talked today about Shonn Greene ideally getting 15 carries, he said he'd like for Chris Johnson to get 20.

Fantasy Impact:
The important thing to note is the split between the two players because the chances of the Titans' RBs carrying the ball 35 times in any game are pretty slim. Johnson has a nice matchup with the Rams, but his upside is limited by the return of Greene.

Zac Stacy has ankle sprain

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 10:08am

Nick Wagoner on Twitter - [Full Article]

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said RB Zac Stacy sprained ankle late in game and that's why they went with Richardson in closing moments.

Fantasy Impact:
Earlier reports Monday said Stacy suffered a low ankle sprain, but at Fisher's press conference later in the day, he said Stacy was still undergoing tests. Stacy was having a pretty big game against a tough Seattle defense (26/134) before the injury. Daryl Richardson, who played on the final drive, would likely get a bulk of the work if Stacy can't go. But Stacy's performance last night against the Seahawks should help him remain the starter - as long as he's healthy enough to play. This week the Rams take on the Titans. Look for another update after the Rams injury report comes out Wednesday.

Monday, October 28, 2013, 7:32pm

Rams Inactives
Matt Conrath DT
Benny Cunningham RB
Barrett Jones OG
Isaiah Pead RB
Mike Person T
Brady Quinn QB
Gerald Rivers DE

MNF Injury Report - Tate PROBABLE

Saturday, October 26, 2013, 7:15pm

Seahawks

OUT
RB Derrick Coleman (hamstring), T Breno Giacomini (knee), S Jeron Johnson (hamstring)

PROBABLE
RB Christine Michael (illness), WR Golden Tate (shoulder), LB Bobby Wagner (ankle)

Rams

QUESTIONABLE
RB Benny Cunningham (ankle), CB Cortland Finnegan (thigh), C Scott Wells (thigh)

Fantasy Impact:
Tate's shoulder injury isn't expected to keep him out and he's got a nice matchup this week against the Rams who rank 27th in allowing fantasy points to WRs. Tate is ranked 31st on our WR list which makes him a low-end WR3 in typical leagues.

Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:59pm

Rams RB Benny Cunningham (ankle) missed practice again Friday.

Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:59pm

Seahawks WR Golden Tate (shoulder) took full practice reps Thursday. Tate should be fine to face a shaky Rams secondary.

Thursday, October 24, 2013, 6:31pm

Rams RB Benny Cunningham (ankle) missed practice Thursday.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 8:37pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

If you're looking for a sign Percy Harvin will debut for the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night, you haven't gotten it yet.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wouldn't speculate about Harvin's availability for Week 8 against the St. Louis Rams following the wide receiver's practice debut on Tuesday.

"Percy got started today. Limited involvement in practice today, but he got to run around, looked good," Carroll told reporters. "He looks quick and ready to take the next step, which is the next time we come back on Thursday. We're going to do it one day at a time."

Fantasy Impact:
The good news is he's close, so if he's still on your waiver wire pick him up. As for this week, reports say he's still in play. But, with a Monday night game we may not know his status until right before kickoff and chances are he'll be limited so he's probably a wait-and-see candidate until we know he will be more involved.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 5:59pm

Jim Thomas on Twitter - [Full Article]

Rams have signed QB Austin Davis to active roster. QB Brady Quinn has agreed to terms.

Fantasy Impact:
Kellen Clemens will get the start with Sam Brandford now on IR. The QB situation in St. Louis is one to stay away from...

Report: Sam Bradford has torn ACL

Sunday, October 20, 2013, 8:22pm

CBS Sports - [Full Article]

Rams QB Sam Bradford reportedly has a torn ACL.

This news jibes with what the Rams feared and why, as CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported, they were bracing for the worst.

Fantasy Impact:
It's a huge blow to the Rams as Bradford appeared to be progressing some in the last few weeks. Bradford had seven touchdowns and just one interception in his last three games and had completed 70 percent or higher of his passes in two of those games. Kellen Clemens will start and it will mean a drop off in rankings for the skill players around him.

Saturday, October 19, 2013, 9:35am

USA Today - [Full Article]

Why is Rams WR Tavon Austin's role seemingly shrinking? A personnel executive for another NFL team theorized: "Little receivers don't work with inaccurate quarterbacks."

Sam Bradford is a 58.4% career passer. He's been more efficient this season – 59.5% passing, 13 touchdowns, three interceptions, 90.7 rating – but never will be known for his accuracy.

Austin stands 5-foot-8 and 176 pounds. He leads the Rams with 24 catches but is averaging only 6.6 yards per reception, meaning he's mostly getting the ball near the line of scrimmage.

The bigger targets presented by Austin Pettis (6-3, 203), tight end Jared Cook (6-5, 254) and even Chris Givens (6-0, 203) are capable of creating more favorable matchups on the perimeter than Austin, who's best suited to the slot and is smallish even for that spot.

"You can get away with those guys if you have (Drew) Brees or (Tom) Brady," the executive said. "Of course, you can get away with a lot with those guys."

Fantasy Impact:
Austin is one of the disappointments in this year's fantasy world, mostly because he was pretty hyped up by the team in the offseason. Then the Rams said they were keeping him under wraps in preseason games, but he's obviously yet to be unwrapped this season. According to this story, he's just not a good match with Bradford. Not a good sign for the future either.

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:10pm

Rams RB Zac Stacy (chest, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 7. He has a so-so matchup with the Panthers, who are playing good defense as a unit.

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:10pm

Rams RB Benny Cunningham (ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 7.

Friday, October 18, 2013, 7:10pm

Panthers TE Greg Olsen (foot, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 7. Olsen is on track to face the Rams.