Rams Fantasy News

Titans hire Matt LaFleur to run the offense

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 11:07pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Titans have hired Matt LaFleur as offensive coordinator, selecting him to run their offense and lead quarterback Marcus Mariota to the next level.

LaFleur, who spent the 2017 season as the Rams' offensive coordinator with quarterback Jared Goff, left for Tennessee to take a playcalling position, which amounted to a promotion.

Fantasy Impact:

LaFleur was also the quarterbacks coach for Kyle Shanahan in 2015 and 2016.

Ravens noncommittal about RB Alex Collins

Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 11:10am

ESPN - [Full Article]

Running back Alex Collins proved to be the biggest surprise of the Baltimore Ravens this season, going from the practice squad in Week 1 to the NFL's 11th-leading rusher.

But Ravens coach John Harbaugh was noncommittal when asked whether Collins earned the right to be the starter for next season or if Baltimore will look to upgrade.

"I'm looking to upgrade everything. You know that's how I'm going to answer the question," Harbaugh said. "Alex Collins has proven the fact that he can be a very good back in this league."

Collins isn't seen as a workhorse back by Baltimore. The Ravens never gave him the ball more than 20 times in a game (compared to Todd Gurley and Leonard Fournette, who combined to do so 12 times) because they didn't want to wear down a smaller frame back like Collins. There are also other issues with ball security (four fumbles) and catching the ball (three drops).

The Ravens could just be keeping their options open at running back, especially in the draft. Baltimore hasn't selected a running back in the first three rounds since Bernard Pierce in 2012, and the team could be kicking itself after passing on Alvin Kamara and Kareem Hunt last year.

Fantasy Impact:

Collins averaged 4.59 YPC, which was No. 4 in the league among running backs with at least 200 carries. If the Ravens don't make a big move at running back, Collins will likely hold draft value in the fourth or fifth round.

Friday, January 5, 2018, 4:55pm

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Freeman should be out there against the Rams. His rushing numbers have dipped over the past two weeks—22 carries for 59 yards against the Saints and Panthers—but he has 16 catches for 173 yards and a touchdown in his last three games.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (knee) not on final injury report

Thursday, January 4, 2018, 1:21pm

Vaughn McClure - [Full Article]

The Falcons said no player will be listed as questionable heading into their Wild Card matchup versus the Los Angeles Rams this weekend, including Freeman.

Fantasy Impact:

It appears Freeman will be good to go this weekend in a good matchup according to our aFPA metric, as the Rams are ranked 21st vs. RBs. We have Freeman ranked as a top-seven RB across the board this weekend. Tevin Coleman is our No. 10 ranked RB.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman, WR Julio Jones miss practice

Tuesday, January 2, 2018, 7:50pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones and running back Devonta Freeman both were held out of practice Tuesday as the team prepared for Saturday's NFC Wild Card matchup with the Los Angeles Rams.

Jones, who had been dealing with ankle and thumb injuries, now is listed with ankle and rib injuries. He took a hard hit over the middle from safety Mike Adams in last week's win over Carolina but returned to the game.

Julio Jones still has sore ribs from the hit he took Sunday that left him on the turf. Meanwhile, Freeman showed up on the injury report with a knee injury. Freeman said he was banged up after last week's game but played through the pain.

Rams will sit RB Todd Gurley in Week 17

Sunday, December 31, 2017, 3:31pm

Rams Inactives
Mark Barron LB
Aaron Donald DE
Todd Gurley RB
Lamarcus Joyner FS
Alec Ogletree LB
John Sullivan C
Andrew Whitworth OT

Related players: Cooper Kupp, Jared Goff, Roberts Woods, Sammy Watkins, Josh Reynolds

Fantasy Impact:

Kupp, Woods, Watkins and Goff are all active but Goff may very well be used in an emergency-only role today. Meanwhile Kupp, Woods and Watkins could all see limited snaps. Reynolds was a Ram receiver we said to consider this week but this situation isn't as clear as perhaps expected.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee, questionable) returned to take limited reps Friday after missing practice earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 17. Kupp is expected to sit despite the return to practice on Friday.

Friday, December 29, 2017, 6:01pm

49ers TE George Kittle (ankle) took full practice reps all week. Kittle’s snaps are on the rise again so he’s a Sneaky Start against the Rams.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp will miss Week 17

Friday, December 29, 2017, 3:38pm

Lindsey Thiry - [Full Article]

Kupp will join starters Todd Gurley and Jared Goff on the bench this week, as the Rams rest key starters heading into the playoffs.

Fantasy Impact:

It's hard to judge which Rams WRs will lead the team in targets, but if you must start one wideout from the team, we have Josh Reynolds ranked the highest. He's our No. 32 ranked WR.

Rams could rest starters in Week 17

Tuesday, December 26, 2017, 9:31pm

Joe Curley on Twitter - [Full Article]

McVay hints that there will be Rams starters “who won’t play at all” on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact:

The Rams are locked into a No. 3 or a No. 4 seed, which means they won't have a first-round bye.

Friday, December 22, 2017, 5:37pm

Rams K Greg Zuerlein (back) was removed from the injury report Friday. The Rams have signed Sam Ficken to replace Zuerlein, who was placed on injured reserve.

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 6:12pm

Rams K Greg Zuerlein (back) did not practice Wednesday. The Rams have signed Sam Ficken to replace Zuerlein, who was placed on injured reserve.

Rams place K Greg Zuerlein (back) on injured reserve

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 7:44pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Greg Zuerlein, who was on pace to set an NFL scoring record for a kicker, was placed on injured reserve by the Los Angeles Rams on Wednesday, the team announced.

The Rams worked out 10 kickers earlier Wednesday and signed former Penn State kicker Sam Ficken.

Sunday, December 17, 2017, 2:43pm

Rams Inactives
Brandon Allen QB
Justin Davis RB
Lance Dunbar RB
Isaiah Johnson DB
Cornelius Lucas OT
Cameron Lynch LB
Carlos Thompson LB

Inactives: Bears vs. Lions Saturday

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 3:46pm

Lions and Bears official twitter - [Full Article]

Bears INACTIVES
6 Mark Sanchez
32 Deiondre’ Hall
33 Taquan Mizzell
38 Adrian Amos
63 Cameron Lee
69 Rashaad Coward
87 Adam Shaheen

Lions INACTIVES
12 Bradley Marquez
34 Zach Zenner
36 Dwayne Washington
64 Travis Swanson
71 Rick Wagner
77 Emmett Cleary
99 Rodney Coe

Fantasy Impact:

RB Ameer Abdullah is active for the Lions, which likely takes some volume away from Theo Riddick after he had a strong Week 14. TE Adam Shaheen for the Bears is the only other fringe fantasy relevant player. He is out.

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