Robert Woods - WRPosted 6/21/19 7:13pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods said he is capable of building on his performance from 2018 and feels he will ultimately be rewarded for his play with a contract extension. 'And I just think my play will show it all,' Woods said. 'I feel like I will get what I deserve.'
Huddle Up: Woods emerged as a go-to receiver for the Rams and one of the steadiest players at the position for fantasy owners last year, delivering at least 70 yards in all but two games. He deserves to be considered a WR2 heading into 2019.
Brandin Cooks - WRPosted 6/21/19 7:21pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks said he has focused on improving his timing with QB Jared Goff this offseason. 'You can always have perfect timing out there when you're throwing on air,' Cooks said. 'But now we've got defenders out there, just continue to work on that and get better at that, so we can be the best we can possibly be.'
Huddle Up: Cooks can pile up yards in bunches, and while he will deliver the occasional dud, he still finished 2018 with 80 grabs for 1,204 yards. Locked in as one of the main weapons for the Rams, he's a WR2.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 6/17/19 1:07pm ET
Updating previous reports. Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) is in fact dealing with arthritis in his knee after months of speculation. Travelle Gaines, who has trained Gurley for three years, suggested 'not one thing has changed' in regards to his client and that 'our routine has worked, he's been strong, he's been in great shape, he's done well.' Gaines went on to say the decision this offseason to have Gurley drop six pounds and trim his body fat from 10 percent to seven was not due to injuries and more to accentuate his speed. The trainer also said 'it's never been told to me' that the Rams plan on decreasing Gurley's workload come Week 1. 'Everybody knew when Todd came out of Georgia that there would be some kind of arthritic component to his knee, which is part of every surgery whether it's a shoulder, a knee, an ankle. He's now at the Year 5 mark; all we're doing is managing that. If we can pound him less in the offseason while keeping his weight down, working on his strength, working on his agility in short areas, that's going to give him a better chance to be healthy Weeks 14 through 17 when they really count,' Gaines said.
Huddle Up: Gurley has quickly become the most polarizing early-round pick in fantasy drafts. Many owners have decided to take the arrival of Darrell Henderson as a sign the Rams believe the 24-year-old's best days are already behind him. However, it's worth wondering how Gurley has embarked on such a rigorous training program this offseason if his knee isn't in decent shape. Until something more damning comes out, Gurley appears to be worth the risk in drafts, especially if fantasy owners can land him as an RB2.
Jared Goff - QBPosted 6/16/19 9:51am ET
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff is in line for a new contract, and Rams general manager Les Snead told the Los Angeles Times on Friday, June 14, that the team has had 'preliminary discussions' with Goff's agent, Ryan Tollner, regarding a timeline for talks. Los Angeles Times, Rams G.M. Les Snead said Friday that the Rams have had 'preliminary discussions' with Tollner regarding a timeline for talks regarding Goff's deal. '(It's) nothing heavy,' Snead said of the communications. 'No heavy lifting.'
Huddle Up: Meanwhile, Goff is coming off his best fantasy season yet, finishing seventh overall among fantasy QBs, and he should be valued as a low-end QB1 for 2019.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 6/11/19 2:35pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) told reporters Tuesday, June 11, that he is 'fine' and 'doing the same kinds of things he's always done in the offseason. He also suggested the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in college was a 'bigger problem' for him coming out of college than his current issue.
Huddle Up: Owners probably won't know anything for sure until Week 1 since the Rams have made a habit of holding out their key players throughout the preseason. The Rams' actions this offseason - most notably, moving up to draft Darrell Henderson - would suggest there is some worry in the organization, but the continued focus on Gurley's knee could also allow him to be drafted this summer at a discount. Owners who don't mind a little risk could see huge rewards if/when he slips into the second round of drafts.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 6/3/19 7:20pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley may look to lose some weight in order to reduce some of the stress on his knee, and head coach Sean McVay said Gurley can do what he wants so he can feel comfortable with his knee.
Huddle Up: Gurley has missed most of the offseason workouts because of his knee and may see his touches drop this upcoming season because of his knee. Fantasy players should monitor his status during training camp to determine his status. He is a No. 1 running back when healthy but is a risky pick at this point.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 6/2/19 3:54pm ET
Detroit Lions RB C.J. Anderson said he believes Detroit is a perfect fit for him because of the success offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has had with running backs in the past.
Huddle Up: Anderson likely will not start for the Lions but could receive a handful of touches each game. He may be a late-round pick in some leagues or a handcuff to Kerryon Johnson but will be on the bench most weeks.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 5/31/19 2:54pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley likely will not see any playing time during the preseason, according to general manager Les Snead.
Huddle Up: Gurley has been dealing with a knee issue since last season but should be ready for Week 1. He is a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues when healthy, but fantasy players should keep an eye on his status during training camp.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 5/29/19 11:38pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) reportedly plans on playing about six pounds lighter this season, according to NFL Network's Steve Wyche.
Huddle Up: The logic is easy to follow, less weight means less stress on the knees. Obviously the team, which will not have Gurley do any on-field drills during OTAs, and the player are doing everything they can to get him through the upcoming season. The million dollar question is will it work? At this point, the status of Gurley's knee might be the most interesting storyline in all of fantasy sports. He's still an RB1, but there are unique concerns.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 5/28/19 12:32pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) was not on the field as the team kicked off its second week of organized team activities Tuesday, May 28.
Huddle Up: Gurley was never likely to participate during OTAs anyway. The Rams' mandatory minicamp is scheduled to run June 11-13, so that could be the first real sign of whether or not the team is as comfortable with his knee issue as it is leading the public to believe. There's also a real chance Los Angeles simply doesn't allow him to take the field until training camp as well. Gurley is shaping up to be a risky fantasy bet, but one that comes with overall RB1 upside.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 5/28/19 3:38pm ET
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) has been a regular at the team facility this offseason, according to head coach Sean McVay, despite his absence from organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 28. McVay added the team plans to hold him out of practice in the offseason.
Huddle Up: Gurley missed the final two games of the 2018 regular season and carried the ball a total of 16 times for 47 yards in the NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl combined. His obvious upside will keep him as a high-end RB1, but there's reason to be concerned.
Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 5/20/19 7:33pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) said he is happy with the progress he is making in his rehab but does not want to put a timetable on his return. Head coach Sean McVay said the goal is for Kupp to be ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Kupp probably will not be on a practice field until training camp, so fantasy players should monitor his situation over the next few months. He is one of the better receivers in the NFL when he is healthy and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver in 2019.
Darrell Henderson - RBPosted 5/19/19 11:45am ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson, a third-round rookie out of Memphis, recently told the Los Angeles Times that he's feeling right at home with his new team. 'If you go back and watch my college film and you watch the Rams film, it's the same,' Henderson told the Los Angeles Times this week. 'I thought that was the best system I could get in. So everything worked out great. When I was talking to them, everything was clicking and we developed a relationship. The coaches told me they knew they were going to get me so it was the perfect fit.'
Huddle Up: Henderson indeed appears to have found the ideal pro fit, but as long as Todd Gurley is atop the depth chart -- question marks and all -- Henderson should be valued as no more than a RB4/5 with upside in drafts.
Darrell Henderson - RBPosted 5/10/19 9:35am ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson has his new team excited after drafting him in the third round. '(He) gives us an (Alvin) Kamara element,' general manager Les Snead said. Added head coach Sean McVay: 'We'd identified him as a guy that has a specific skill set, that really can do some unique things for us offensively. He was one of those guys that stood out for us, so we're excited about getting him here.'
Huddle Up: Even if Todd Gurley is still not his elite RB1 self, he still figures to be the main back in L.A. but Henderson will get his share of work and should be valued as a RB4/5 with upside. Just don't expect him to finish anywhere near the fourth-best running back in fantasy as Kamara did as a rookie in 2017.
Darrell Henderson - RBPosted 4/30/19 12:45pm ET
Los Angeles Rams third-round RB Darrell Henderson's arrival may prompt the team to use fewer 11-personnel (three receivers, one running back and one tight end) and possibly utilize two running backs more often going forward, in the opinion of ESPN's Lindsey Thiry.
Huddle Up: The Rams were have labeled Henderson as a "change-of-pace" back and a "unique playmaker" they have been looking for since the Lance Dunbar experiment failed a couple of seasons ago. The 208- pound Memphis product is a bit of a one-track runner in the Tevin Coleman mode, so he does bring something different to the table. What he does in training camp this summer figures to go a long way in determining if he can pass Malcolm Brown on the depth chart and become Todd Gurley's handcuff.
Darrell Henderson - RBPosted 4/26/19 6:56pm ET
Memphis RB Darrell Henderson was selected by the Los Angeles Rams with 70th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Henderson could immediately become the primary backup for Todd Gurley. If that's the case, he will become a must-add handcuff for Gurley owners.
Darrell Henderson - RBPosted 4/26/19 11:08pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson was selected to serve as a change-of-pace back and not because of lingering concerns about the condition of RB Todd Gurley's knee, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Regardless of what McVay and GM Les Snead say, it seems a little suspect that the Rams would part with two third-round picks to move up and select Henderson if they just planned on giving Gurley the same percentage of touches that they did in 2018. Obviously a lot can happen between now and Week 1, but Henderson is absolutely someone to keep an eye on as he could be in line for a significant role as a rookie.
Jared Goff - QBPosted 4/20/19 11:54am ET
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff said he is not worried about his contract situation and believes he will receive a lucrative contract if he continues to play well. The Rams are expected to exercise the fifth-year option in Goff's contract this offseason.
Huddle Up: Goff is coming off a very successful 2019 season with 4,688 yards and 32 touchdowns in the regular season. He should have most of his receiving corps back next season and can be a solid No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
Malcolm Brown - RBPosted 4/20/19 6:13pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown has 'always been reliable' when called upon, according to RB Todd Gurley. 'If I go out, he's doing the exact same thing,' Gurley said.
Huddle Up: Brown averaged 4.9 yards per rush and 10.4 yards per catch in limited action last year, but if the Rams lighten Gurley's load a bit in 2019, Brown could surprise. At the very least, Gurley owners should snag Brown as a handcuff.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 4/15/19 4:20pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) said his knee is feeling better and does not expect it to be a long-term issue.
Huddle Up: Gurley was limited during the playoffs because of his knee, but head coach Sean McVay said Gurley will have a big role in 2019. He should continue to be considered a No. 1 fantasy running back as long as he is healthy.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 4/12/19 12:49pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) will 'continue to be a central piece of our offense and I don't see that changing,' head coach Sean McVay told The Rich Eisen Show on Friday, April 12.
Huddle Up: Gurley's long-term stock has taken a bit of a tumble since his knee injury in Week 15, although it hasn't helped matters that reports about a potential arthritic knee and his general manager making it a priority to reduce his workload have been so public. While the Rams would be wise to cut back a few of his reps and his durability may be a slight concern moving forward, Gurley will still be very much worth a top-five pick in fantasy drafts if he is ready to go this summer.
Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 4/12/19 2:47pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) is making good progress in his rehab and hopefully will be ready to play in Week 1, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor Kupp's progress during offseason workouts and training camp to see if he suffers any setbacks. He is a productive receiver in the Rams passing game when he is healthy and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver in 2019.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 4/1/19 3:33pm ET
Free-agent RB C.J. Anderson (Rams) signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions Monday, April 1, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Anderson is a good fit in the Detroit backfield as he will assume the role vacated by LeGarrette Blount. Kerryon Johnson is the main man for the Lions, but Anderson will see some short-yardage and goal-line work. Take a chance on him in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Jared Goff - QBPosted 3/26/19 1:06pm ET
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff's potential contract extension isn't a top priority currently, according to head coach Sean McVay. 'Whether it happens this year, next year, those are things we haven't really gotten into in depth about yet,' McVay said.
Huddle Up: Goff had one of the worst Super Bowl performances in recent memory, but his regular season was stellar. Another season of over 4,600 yards and 30+ touchdowns should get him that extension. He's comfortably in QB1 territory heading into his fourth season.
Malcolm Brown - RBPosted 3/22/19 6:22am ET
Los Angeles Rams restricted free-agent RB Malcolm Brown's two-year, $3.25 million offer sheet by the Detroit Lions was matched by the Rams Friday, March 22. He'll receive a $100,000 signing bonus and $1 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Brown will be an option late in drafts to handcuff to Todd Gurley, but he could also carve a niche in the offense to keep Gurley fresh early in the season.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 3/22/19 6:39pm ET
Free-agent RB C.J. Anderson (Rams) said on his Twitter feed that his time with the Los Angeles Rams 'was fun' and that he enjoyed the opportunity.
Huddle Up: Anderson was speaking like a player who doesn't expect to be back with the Rams in 2019. However, he did show that he has a little gas left in the tank in the right offense, and depending on where he signs, he could have some appeal as a depth option for fantasy owners.
Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 3/21/19 6:08pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) said his recovery is where it is 'supposed to be' at this point in the process.
Huddle Up: Kupp is expected to be ready for the start of the 2019 season. He was Jared Goff's go-to target on third downs and in the red zone prior to the injury, and Kupp should be able to deliver WR2 numbers, especially in PPR formats.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 3/2/19 9:57am ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) is dealing with arthritis in his knee, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Gurley was limited during the playoffs because of his knee, so owners will need to keep an eye on his situation. He is one of the best running backs in the NFL when he is healthy and can still be a No. 1 fantasy back in 2019.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 3/1/19 10:35am ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley left knee is a concern for the organization, and he currently is participating in an offseason regimen to get it ready for the 2019 season. However, if the regimen doesn't work or Gurley's knee regresses, the team may consider stem-cell treatment, a source said Friday, March 1.
Huddle Up: Whether the Rams will ever admit it or not, Gurley definitely wasn't at full health during the postseason in which he averaged only 11.3 touches per game after averaging double that (22.5) during the 14 contests he played during the regular season. For now Gurley remains a RB1 fantasy option, but that could change depending on the course of his offseason health reports.
Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 2/28/19 7:47am ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Kupp looks to be a lock for a WR2 spot in PPR formats.
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