Todd Gurley - RBPosted 2/3/18 6:13pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley was named the 2017 Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year Saturday, Feb. 3.
Huddle Up: With Sean McVay at the helm, Gurley was unleashed as an every-down weapon in 2017, and he led the NFL in yards from scrimmage and touchdowns. He'll be in the mix for the top pick in 2018.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 1/25/18 9:13am ET
Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins could be given a franchise tag or transition tag this offseason if he and the Rams can't agree on a long-term deal. General manager Les Snead said the Rams have contacted Watkins' agent to discuss contract negotiations.
Huddle Up: Los Angeles had the most improved offense last season. Watkins played his part in that effort after being acquired from the Buffalo Bills, but his numbers didn't jump off the page. If retained, Watkins has WR2 upside but is a more reasonable WR3 draftee.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 1/11/18 10:24am ET
Los Angeles Rams impending free-agent WR Sammy Watkins may be given the franchise tag or a transition tag this offseason. The franchise tag would cost $16.063 million and a transition tag would cost $13.995 million. The NFL salary cap is expected to be $178.1 million in 2018.
Huddle Up: Watkins' first year with Los Angeles was mostly of the ho-hum variety, but his eight touchdowns saved his fantasy season. That many touchdowns on just 39 receptions is difficult to sustain, though, and Watkins is no more than a WR3 candidate.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 1/10/18 5:54pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins believes he would 'most definitely' have a greater role in the offense if given another year to work with QB Jared Goff. 'I just think he got on a roll with the guys that he had during OTAs, and once a guy is used to throwing it to someone else, he throws to his guys,' he said. 'It's just part of the game where you need more time, or maybe another year.' Watkins just completed his rookie deal and may be tagged this offseason to remain with the club.
Huddle Up: It remains to be seen if Watkins will stay with the Rams, though it seems like there's a good chance of that happening considering how much the club gave up to acquire him in the first place. While he did manage eight touchdowns, the former Bill also had just 593 receiving yards, but he does have a point that a full offseason with Goff could do some good for both. Watkins would be in the WR3 conversation for 2018 if he continues his career in Los Angeles.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 1/8/18 10:47pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins, who is set to become an unrestricted free agent, said that it 'would be a pleasure to come back.' He also mentioned that 'it's a business' and that he's 'looking forward to talking to the coach' and seeing where his future is at.
Huddle Up: Watkins was a late addition to the Rams prior to the regular season, with expectations of being the club's No. 1 wide-out, but instead, the former Buffalo Bill ended up finishing fourth on the team in receptions (39) and receiving yards (593). His ceiling is far higher than that, though, and with quarterback Jared Goff in line for a solid third campaign next year, Watkins will have WR3 potential if fully utilized.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 1/6/18 8:37pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins caught one pass on four targets for 23 yards in a 26-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, Jan. 6.
Huddle Up: Watkins was a touchdown-dependent option all season, so it was no surprise to see him fall flat. The big-play ability is still there, but he will have a hard time making a consistent fantasy impact as the No. 4 option in the passing attack.
Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 1/6/18 8:37pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp caught eight passes on 13 targets for 69 yards and a touchdown in a 26-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, Jan. 6.
Huddle Up: Kupp had a solid rookie season by any measure, and he'll deserve consideration as a WR3 heading into 2018.
Robert Woods - WRPosted 1/6/18 8:34pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods caught nine passes on 14 targets for 142 yards in a 26-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, Jan. 6.
Huddle Up: Woods enjoyed a breakout season in his first year with the Rams, and he'll enter 2018 as a strong WR3 option.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 1/6/18 8:32pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley rushed 14 times for 101 yards and caught four passes for 10 yards in a 26-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons Saturday, Jan. 6.
Huddle Up: Gurley led the NFL in yards from scrimmage and touchdowns in 2017, and he should be one of the first players off the board in 2018 as the centerpiece of the suddenly potent Rams offense.
Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 12/31/17 12:46pm ET
Correcting a previous report, Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) is officially active for the team's Week 17 game.
Huddle Up: Kupp is not expected to receive much playing time during the game, so owners in all leagues should avoid him.
Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 12/29/17 2:59pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Dec. 29, and is listed as questionable for Week 17.
Huddle Up: Kupp could be a game-time decision for Week 17, so owners should check on his status when the inactive list is released. He may not receive a lot of playing time even if he is active since the team has clinched a playoff spot. Owners probably should avoid Kupp this week and look for other options.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 12/28/17 1:15pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley is the third running back ever to gain at least 2,000 yards from scrimmage and at least 19 total touchdowns at 23 years old or younger. The other two running backs to accomplish the feat were Hall of Fame RBs Eric Dickerson and Emmitt Smith.
Huddle Up: It was a season for the ages for Gurley, who won't even play the season finale this week. His name can now be mentioned with Le'Veon Bell, David Johnson and Antonio Brown as the players most deserving of the No. 1 choice in 2018 fantasy drafts.
Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 12/28/17 4:45pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 28.
Huddle Up: Kupp has played very well this season but may be held out of Week 17 since the team is resting several of their offensive players. Owners in all leagues can check the inactive list for his status but probably should avoid Kupp this week.
Malcolm Brown - RBPosted 12/28/17 5:53pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown is expected to make his first-ever start in the team's Week 17 game Sunday, Dec. 31, against the San Francisco 49ers, with RB Todd Gurley not playing.
Huddle Up: Brown logged only one carry in Week 16 but he's had some extended action in other weeks and held his own, averaging more than four yards per carry in the three games where he tallied at least 10 rush attempts. However, this is a situation to avoid, as the Rams will also be resting quarterback Jared Goff, as well as some key members of their offensive line, so the ceiling for their offense figures to be quite low.
Robert Woods - WRPosted 12/28/17 9:53pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WRs Cooper Kupp (knee), Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins are unlikely to see much action in Week 17, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Of that group, Kupp is probably the only one that was on fantasy radars at this point with Watkins having not topped 40 yards in a game since Nov. 26 and Woods working his way back from injury. Still, this news should serve reinforce the fact that none of them should be in your lineup this Sunday.
Jared Goff - QBPosted 12/27/17 7:37am ET
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff could sit out of the Week 17 contest against the San Francisco 49ers after head coach Sean McVay said there will be starters that won't play at all.
Huddle Up: Sean Mannion could be in line for the start, but he doesn't merit fantasy consideration.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 12/27/17 7:36am ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley could sit out of the Week 17 contest against the San Francisco 49ers after head coach Sean McVay said there will be starters that won't play at all.
Huddle Up: Malcolm Brown could be worth a flex start in the season finale. However, be advised that the 49ers have been ridiculously good against the position the last five weeks. They've allowed the least amount of points to RBs over the stretch.
Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 12/27/17 4:34pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 27, due to a knee ailment.
Huddle Up: Kupp, like most of the team's starters, isn't expected to play in the Week 17 game with a No. 3 or No. 4 seed already locked up in the NFC playoffs. He'll be back in the Wild-Card round of the postseason.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 12/27/17 5:25pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley will not play in the team's Week 17 game, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: The Rams want to make sure Gurley is ready for the playoffs, so he will not play against the San Francisco 49ers. Malcolm Brown probably will receive most of the work at running back and could be a flex option in most leagues.
Jared Goff - QBPosted 12/27/17 5:23pm ET
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff will be active for the team's Week 17 game but will not be the starting quarterback, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: The Rams will give Goff a rest this week because they will be playing next week either as a the No. 3 seed or No. 4 seed. Sean Mannion will be the starting quarterback against the San Francisco 49ers but should be avoided by fantasy owners.
Sean Mannion - QBPosted 12/27/17 5:29pm ET
Los Angeles Rams QB Sean Mannion will be the starting quarterback against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 17, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Mannion will start since the team wants to keep Jared Goff healthy for the playoffs. He is not a great fantasy option and should be avoided in all fantasy leagues.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 12/24/17 2:48pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins finished with three grabs for 30 yards and a touchdown on seven targets in the Week 16 game against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Watkins hasn't had huge yardage totals lately, but he has visited the end zone in four of his past five games, and six of the past eight. He remains a solid WR4 in all fantasy leagues heading into Week 17.
Robert Woods - WRPosted 12/24/17 2:47pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods posted three catches for 33 yards on eight targets in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Woods had a huge impact for fantasy down the stretch, but he disappeared in the week when most had their championship game. Still, it was a good season and he'll be an early-round pick in fantasy leagues in 2018 as a result.
Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 12/24/17 2:46pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp posted four receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown on six targets in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: Kupp has posted 62 receptions for 869 yards and five scores in his rookie season, and he looks like he will be a fantasy mainstay for years to come, especially in PPR formats.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 12/24/17 2:46pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley rushed 22 times for 118 yards in Week 16 against the Tennessee Titans and he added 10 receptions for 158 yards and two touchdowns on 13 targets.
Huddle Up: Gurley has been a fantasy beast and one-man wrecking crew for those in the playoffs, posting 270 rushing yards and three scores over the past two games while adding 13 grabs for 186 yards and three more scores through the air.
Jared Goff - QBPosted 12/24/17 1:59pm ET
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff completed 22 of his 38 passes for 301 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 16 game against the Tennessee Titans.
Huddle Up: The Rams clinched their first NFC West Division title since 2003 and Goff is a big reason. His solid quarterback play made opposing defenses respect the pass, opening up more running room for Todd Gurley. He looks like a capable fantasy option heading into 2018 and beyond.
Greg Zuerlein - PKPosted 12/20/17 4:35pm ET
Los Angeles Rams PK Greg Zuerlein (back) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Dec. 20. The team also signed free-agent PK Sam Ficken (Chiefs). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: This will hurt fantasy owners because Zuerlein is one of the best fantasy kickers in the NFL. Owners should be able to find other kickers available as a replacement.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 12/17/17 8:44pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley rushed 21 times for 152 yards and three touchdowns and caught three passes for 28 yards and a touchdown in a 42-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15.
Huddle Up: Gurley has been a must-start RB1 all year, but this was a big game even by his standards.
Sammy Watkins - WRPosted 12/17/17 8:57pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Sammy Watkins caught two passes for 14 yards in a 42-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15.
Huddle Up: The lopsided nature of this game no doubt hurt Watkins, but now that Robert Woods is back, Watkins will be a risky, touchdown-dependent option over the final two games.
Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 12/17/17 8:54pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp caught two passes for 21 yards in a 42-7 win over the Seattle Seahawks in Week 15.
Huddle Up: The return of Robert Woods was expected to have an impact on Kupp's production, but the poor stat line can be blamed on Todd Gurley's dominance. Kupp should be a quality WR3 going forward.
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