Rams Fantasy News

Lions sign RB C.J. Anderson

Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 12:45pm

Adam Schefter - [Full Article]

Former Rams’ RB C.J. Anderson reached agreement on a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions, per source. Chance to produce this season, then hit market again after this season.

Related players: Kerryon Johnson

Fantasy Impact:

Anderson will likely serve as Kerryon Johnson's primary backup in Matt Patricia/Darrell Bevel's run-heavy attack.

Ravens release RB Alex Collins

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 11:14am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Alex Collins faces narcotics and gun charges after being released on $7,500 bail early Saturday morning.

Collins, 24, was released around 12:30 a.m. Saturday on three Chargers after an initial hearing at a Baltimore County courthouse: possession of more than 10 grams of marijuana, intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a handgun in a vehicle.

The Ravens waived Collins on Friday afternoon, hours after he crashed his black Chevrolet Corvette into a tree about a mile from the Ravens' team facility. Officers found Collins asleep in the driver's seat and detected an odor of marijuana inside the vehicle, according to police.

Related players: Gus Edwards, Kenneth Dixon

Fantasy Impact:

John Harbaugh indicated that Gus Edwards is the team's No. 1 running back heading into the offseason, but he was in a near even timeshare with Kenneth Dixon in the final month of the season. Dixon is a much better receiver, though Edwards is the better pass blocker. The Ravens are going to be extremely run-heavy under OC Greg Roman and whoever is the lead back is likely to be a fantasy starter.

McVay: Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) should be ready for training camp

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:11am

Rich Hammond - [Full Article]

Sean McVay said Rams WR Cooper Kupp is making good progress and on pace to be ready to go for training camp.

Fantasy Impact:

In the seven games where Kupp played at least half the snaps, he averaged 5.7 catches for 81 yards and 0.86 touchdowns on 7.9 targets. That’s a 91-1294-13.7 pace. Fantasy-wise, that’s about what Adam Thielen scored as last year’s No. 7 receiver. Since entering the league, he has played at a high-end WR2 pace. It's good news that he's on track to be ready for camp.

Patriots hire Greg Schiano to run the defense

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 12:36pm

Boston Globe - [Full Article]

The Patriots will name Greg Schiano as their new defensive coordinator imminently, a league source confirmed Wednesday.

Schiano replaces Brian Flores, the team’s defensive play caller for the 2018 season, who left the day after New England’s 13-3 victory over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII to take the Dolphins’ head coaching job.

Bengals make it official, hire Zac Taylor as HC

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 10:00am

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Cincinnati Bengals have hired Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor as their head coach, the team announced Monday.

Fantasy Impact:

The Bengals homed in on Taylor several weeks ago, but they could not hire him until the Rams were eliminated from the playoffs. Los Angeles advanced to Super Bowl LIII and lost 13-3 to the New England Patriots on Sunday. Taylor, 35, will be the second-youngest coach in the league behind his former boss, 33-year-old Sean McVay. Taylor, the 10th head coach in Bengals history, is expected to hire Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach Brian Callahan, 34, as his offensive coordinator, the story all said.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will decide on future in 'week or two'

Monday, February 4, 2019, 9:16am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Rob Gronkowski wasn’t getting caught up in the moment.

The Patriots tight end reiterated after Sunday’s Super Bowl LIII win over the Rams that he’s still not ready to decide about his future.

“That decision will be made in a week or two,” Gronkowski told reporters, adding that tonight was about celebrating with his teammates.

Fantasy Impact:

That has been his stance throughout the last week (the dodging and the celebrating), the story said, but there’s no doubt there’s reason for concern about his long-term future after more back issues this year. He missed three games in the regular season with injuries, but his numbers were well off his normal pace. He finished with 47 catches for 682 yards and three touchdowns. He had 13 catches for 191 yards in the playoffs, but at one point Sunday night was limping significantly and got checked by the athletic training staff.

Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) insists he's fine

Monday, February 4, 2019, 9:08am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

Rams head coach Sean McVay said that he expected to see running back Todd Gurley back to his old form after a poor outing in the NFC Championship Game, but things didn’t quite turn out that way.

Gurley didn’t play much in the first half and wound up with 10 carries for 35 yards and one catch for a loss of one yard, which led to another round of questions after the game about whether his knee was bothering him. Gurley missed two games at the end of the regular season with a knee injury, but insisted he was fine after the win over the Saints and said the same in Atlanta after the 13-3 loss to the Patriots.

“I know there’s been a lot of concern about my knee but I really am fine,” Gurley said.

Related players: C.J. Anderson

Fantasy Impact:

The story said Gurley had an MRI after Week 15 but it didn't turn up anything. Another story from Ian Rapoport said the Rams would like to bring back Anderson next year, so Gurley owners in keeper leagues may want to keep an eye on this situation throughout the offseason.

Sunday, February 3, 2019, 5:12pm

Rams Inactives

DB Darious Williams
RB Justin Davis
OLB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
OLB Trevon Young
OL Jamil Demby
DT Sebastian Joseph-Day
DT Tanzel Smart

McVay: Rams RB Todd Gurley will be big part of game

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 11:23am

Albert Breer - [Full Article]

Rams coach Sean McVay on RB Todd Gurley: “He’s gonna be a big part of this game.”

Related players: C.J. Anderson

Fantasy Impact:

It's been a strange few weeks for Gurley and owners who were looking to play him at the end of the regular season in the fantasy playoffs, and even now in the NFL playoffs. Seems like the knee injury that kept him out at the end of the regular season lingered into the postseason, although the team and Gurley made it seem Gurley's lack of playing time was based on poor performance, at least against the Saints. Obviously Gurley close to full strength will be huge for the Rams in the Super Bowl against the Patriots.

Rams K Greg Zuerlein expects to play with foot sprain

Monday, January 28, 2019, 8:26pm

National Football Post - [Full Article]

Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein expects to play Sunday in Super Bowl LIII despite a left foot sprain.

Fantasy Impact:

NFL Network reported Monday that Zuerlein, the only known noteworthy injury on either team, made progress during the idle week since making the game-winning 57-yard field goal to help Los Angeles beat the Saints in the NFC Championship game. Zuerlein nailed that kick with the injury to his plant foot, which was incurred at halftime of the Rams’ win at New Orleans.

Jones: Possession rule in overtime could change

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:11pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The NFL’s Competition Committee will discuss two things from Sunday’s championship games: Whether to make pass interference reviewable after the missed call in the Saints-Rams game; and whether to change the overtime rule, guaranteeing both teams a possession after the Chiefs never saw the ball in the extra period.

Fantasy Impact:

Cowboys executive vice president Stephen Jones, a member of the Competition Committee, said the overtime rule has a better chance of getting tweaked than does making judgment calls subject to replay.

McVay: Rams RB Todd Gurley's lack of use due to game flow

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 10:41pm

Yahoo! - [Full Article]

During the game, Fox said the Rams told the network there was “nothing physically wrong” with Todd Gurley. Fox asked because everyone was stunned that Gurley was sitting. Gurley had two big drops early, one that led to a Saints interception, but he’s still one of the Rams’ best players.

Sean McVay continued to say after the game that Anderson’s usage, and Gurley’s lack of snaps, was simply a coaching decision.

“It was a flow for the game,” McVay said.

Related players: C.J. Anderson

Fantasy Impact:

The story said Gurley played on 32 plays and Anderson 35, but it was Anderson who had 17 touches to Gurley's give. Gurley had a couple of drops but the switch to Anderson appeared to come before his second drop, according to reports. The most logical reason would be Gurley is just not 100-percent from his late-season knee injury. He'll have two weeks to get ready for the Super Bowl.

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 3:02pm

Rams Inactives

Justin Davis RB
Jamil Demby OG
Sebastian Joseph-Day DT
Obo Okoronkwo LB
Tanzel Smart DT
Darious Williams DB
Trevon Young LB

Saints Inactives

Will Clapp C
Keith Kirkwood WR
Derek Newton OT
Manti Te'o MLB
Tyrunn Walker DE
Dwayne Washington RB
Benjamin Watson TE

Cowboys plan to keep coaching staff for 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019, 10:13am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

After the Cowboys’ disappointing playoff exit against the Rams, questions were raised about whether offensive coordinator Scott Linehan could be on the way out. Head coach Jason Garrett answered those questions today.

Garrett said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas that he plans to retain Linehan and everyone else on his coaching staff for the 2019 season.

Fantasy Impact:

Linehan just completed his fifth year on Garrett’s staff. He has taken plenty of criticism for failing to change with the times and continuing to run an offense that looks a lot like the offense he’s been running throughout his coaching career. As long as he continues to have Garrett’s confidence, however, he continues to have a job, the story added.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6:16pm

Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.