Rams Fantasy News

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant to have foot and ankle surgery

Wednesday, January 6, 2016, 10:09am

Ian Rapoport, Twitter - [Full Article]

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is in New York today having surgery on both his foot and ankle, per Ron Berkowitz. Neither will affect offseason progRams.

Fantasy Impact:

After three straight seasons with at least 88 catches, 1233 yards and 12 touchdowns, Bryant managed just 31-401-3 in an injury-shortened, nine-game season. Assuming his offseason goes well and a healthy Tony Romo is back under center, we believe he'll be back in the top 10 in 2016. It does appear that his body may be breaking down, so this is a crucial offseason for the talented receiver.

New 49ers coach will determine Colin Kaepernick's future

Monday, January 4, 2016, 11:20am

CSN Bay Area - [Full Article]

The next 49ers coach will likely determine the identity of the No. 7 overall draft pick, as well as Colin Kaepernick’s future with the franchise.

Ever since Kaepernick was benched and later underwent season-ending surgery on his non-throwing shoulder in late-November, it was difficult to come up with any scenario in which he would return to the 49ers next season.

Now, there’s a scenario.

The 49ers are expected to hire an offensive-minded head coach to replace Jim Tomsula, whom CEO Jed York officially fired Sunday night after the team defeated the St. Louis Rams in overtime to finish the season with a 5-11 record.

Fantasy Impact:

Chip Kelly has expressed interest in the job, and he could possibly be a coach who helps to keep Kaepernick in San Francisco.

Todd Gurley OUT vs. 49ers

Sunday, January 3, 2016, 3:20pm

Rams Inactives
Isaiah Battle OT
Andrew Donnal OT
Brian Folkerts C
Todd Gurley RB
Troy Hill CB
Sean Mannion QB
Louis Trinca-Pasat DT

Fantasy Impact:

As was pretty much expected, Todd Gurley is out this week with a foot injury. Tre Mason should see more snaps in a nice matchup.

Friday, January 1, 2016, 6:26pm

Rams RB Todd Gurley (foot, doubtful) missed practice again Thursday and is doubtful for Week 17. Gurley is unlikely to play, so Tre Mason can be dialed up as a RB2 in a nice matchup with the 49ers. Benny Cunningham has some appeal in PPR formats, but Mason has out-carried Cunningham 57 to 17 since Week 2.

Seahawks may not have Marshawn Lynch Week 17

Monday, December 28, 2015, 1:57pm

Seattle Post Intelligencer - [Full Article]

The Seattle Seahawks will face a tough test when they travel to Arizona to take on the Cardinals in the teams' regular season finale next Sunday, and they may have to take on the 13-2 Cards without running back Marshawn Lynch, strong safety Kam Chancellor and left tackle Russell Okung.

All three missed Sunday's 23-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, and it's looking increasingly likely that all three may miss next week's game as well.

In his regular Monday appearance on the "Brock and Salk" show on 710 ESPN radio, head coach Pete Carroll told hosts Mike Salk and Brock Huard that Lynch's recovery from abdominal surgery remains a day-to-day proposition.

Fantasy Impact:

Carroll said Lynch was in Seattle over the weekend, but didn't elaborate on a Sunday report from NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, who reported that Lynch was expected to return to Seattle sometime this week to continue rehabbing at the team's facility after working out with MMA trainer Tareq Azim, the story said. Azim told Rapoport he has provided the Seahawks with "regular updates on Lynch," whom he said is making strides toward returning after undergoing the first surgery of his career.

Sunday, December 27, 2015, 3:29pm

Rams Inactives
Isaiah Battle OT
Andrew Donnal OT
Brian Folkerts C
Matt Longacre DE
Sean Mannion QB
Eric Patterson CB

Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm

Rams WR Bradley Marquez (knee, questionable) took full practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 16.

Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm

Rams WR Bradley Marquez (knee) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Report: Patriots sign Steven Jackson

Monday, December 21, 2015, 12:40pm

Boston Herald - [Full Article]

Help is coming for the Patriots' beleaguered running back corps.

The team is expected to sign veteran free agent Steven Jackson, ESPN and NFL Network reported.

Jackson, 32, is a veteran of nine seasons with the Rams and two with the Falcons. His 11,388 career rushing yards are second among active players and 17th all time.

Jackson worked out for the Patriots last week as they look to make up for the season-ending injuries to Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount.

Fantasy Impact:

Jackson could jump right in and have an impact, but would obviously be a risky fantasy play for Week 16 if this is your finals. Considering newly promoted Joey Iosefa led the Patriots in rushing with 51 yards in Sunday's win, Jackson could do just fine in this offense. Jackson likely will assume the role of Blount, as the inside runner, while James White remains the third down option. The team just doesn't seem to trust Brandon Bolden enough for a bigger role week-to-week.

Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:05pm

NFL.com - [Full Article]

Rams Inactives

Isaiah Battle OT
Andrew Donnal OT
Brian Folkerts C
Matt Longacre DE
Sean Mannion QB
Eric Patterson CB
Louis Trinca-Pasat DT

TNF Injury Report: Buccaneers vs. Rams

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 5:15pm

NFL Communications - [Full Article]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

OUT
WR Vincent Jackson (knee), DT Akeem Spence (ankle)

DOUBTFUL
LB Bruce Carter (ankle)

QUESTIONABLE
DE George Johnson (calf), G Logan Mankins (ankle), DE Jacquies Smith (hamstring)

PROBABLE
LB Lavonte David (ankle), DT Gerald McCoy (hand)

St. Louis Rams

OUT
T Andrew Donnal (knee), DE Robert Quinn (back)

QUESTIONABLE
CB Eric Patterson (ankle)

PROBABLE
WR Kenny Britt (shoulder), RB Todd Gurley (not injury related), T Rob Havenstein (calf), CB Janoris Jenkins (concussion)

Related players: Mike Evans, Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Fantasy Impact:

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.

Monday, December 14, 2015, 1:13pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew tore his left ACL on Sunday in a loss to the St. Louis Rams, ending his season.

Lions coach Jim Caldwell told reporters in Allen Park, Michigan, on Monday that the team will place Pettigrew on injured reserve.

Pettigrew had seven catches for 67 yards and a touchdown this season, and has been Detroit's primary blocking tight end.

Fantasy Impact:

With Pettigrew out for the season, the Lions have only two tight ends on the 53-man roster: Eric Ebron and Tim Wright. This isn't Pettigrew's first major left knee injury. His rookie season in 2009 ended on Thanksgiving after he tore the ACL in his left knee -- the same knee he hurt Sunday against the Rams, the story said.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Rams QB Case Keenum (concussion, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 14.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle, questionable) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is questionable for Week 14. Johnson figures to continue to play through the ankle injury. The Detroit Free Press says that Johnson “should be fine” to face the Rams.

Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm

Rams WR Wes Welker (calf, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 14.

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