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.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 2/28/19 11:00pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley will likely have his workload monitored more often moving forward, according to comments made by general manager Les Snead on Thursday, Feb. 28. 'I think where we have to go is to fast forward to now is with Todd, he's had a lot of carries since he's come in the league, a lot of yards, a lot of touchdowns ... things like that. Obviously, senior year, junior year, Georgia, (tore) the ACL, so over that time there's an element of wear and tear and I think we have to determine in probably two stages: are we going to give him the amount of load that he's had in the past or are we going to lessen that load to let's say keep him fresher for the season and for the seasons beyond. If you go that route, you have to have a good, let's call it Batman and Robin combination or add another superhero figure into that and figure how you're going to do it. ... It's something we want to be intentional about and proactive,' Snead said.
Huddle Up: Gurley has amassed 1,229 touches over the first four years of his pro career, so Snead isn't kidding about his odometer. Conversely, he won't turn 25 years old until August, which is about the time most running back begin to hit their prime. While Gurley isn't in any danger of losing significant work anytime soon, the Rams would probably like to find a back they trust enough to use for a series or two. Gurley is still easily worth considering at No. 1 in fantasy drafts, but he is not a consensus pick at that spot.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 2/20/19 8:48am ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) was 'more hurt than we thought' and could have been dealing with a sprained knee as opposed to knee inflammation, as head coach Sean McVay and the team indicated during the season, according to comments made by C.J. Anderson on Fox Sports 1's 'Undisputed' on Tuesday, Feb. 19. 'The injury was a little bit more than what everybody in the building thought, including himself. ... Yeah, he'd never really tell me. ... I would say sprained knee. Obviously, it's the same knee injury he's had before in his career. Obviously, I had surgery on my meniscus and once you have a knee, you always have a knee. So it aggravates and if he was getting a lot of touches earlier in the year -- obviously him being one of the best backs, that probably was the case,' Anderson said.
Huddle Up: Gurley's lack of usage down the stretch suggests either he or McVay did not feel the back was not anywhere close to fully healthy. While Anderson admits he has no way to know for sure, a sprained knee can be a serious enough injury to keep Gurley from being able to or wanting to handle a full load. The 24-year-old should be able to enjoy a normal offseason - even if did suffer a knee sprain - and figures to be a fantasy stalwart again in 2019.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 2/5/19 1:27pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) does not need any medical procedures on the knee that bothered him later in the season. Gurley and the Rams went through physical examinations Tuesday, Feb. 5, but head coach Sean McVay said he had not talked to team trainers about those exams yet.
Huddle Up: Gurley's Super Bowl usage was quizzical, especially since he and the Rams claim that he was not hurt. If C.J. Anderson maintains his complementary role then it will be difficult to select Gurley with the first overall pick in 2019 drafts.
Jared Goff - QBPosted 2/5/19 11:29pm ET
The Los Angeles Rams intend on discussing an extension with QB Jared Goff during the offseason, according to MMQB's Albert Breer, though Breer says the team is not in a hurry to get something done.
Huddle Up: While fantasy owners' final image of Goff was his terrible Super Bowl performance you shouldn't get fixated on one bad game. The return of Cooper Kupp should help stabilize Goff, who'll have another season under his belt. He's a surefire QB1 for 2019.
Jared Goff - QBPosted 2/3/19 11:23am ET
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff has utilized play action on 34.6 percent of his dropbacks this season to pace all quarterbacks.
Huddle Up: Most definitely expect that to continue in Super Bowl LIII as the opposing Patriots have been one of the worst teams defending play-action passes this season. Goff, though, has only thrown for a modest 483 yards and one TD during two playoff games so far, but likely will have to air it out more to keep up with Tom Brady and the high-powered Patriots on Sunday.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 2/3/19 7:10pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley rushed 10 times for 35 yards and lost a yard on his only reception in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Huddle Up: Gurley again split time with C.J. Anderson and was on the sidelines for several stretches. After another impressive regular season, fantasy owners have to be a little concerned about Gurley's limited role down the stretch, especially if Anderson re-signs.
Jared Goff - QBPosted 2/3/19 7:04pm ET
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff completed 19 of his 38 passes for 229 yards and an interception in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Huddle Up: The entire offense was out of rhythm throughout the game, but despite the season ending on a sour note, Goff will be at the helm of one of the top offenses in the league heading into 2019. Treat him as a QB1.
Brandin Cooks - WRPosted 2/3/19 7:22pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks caught eight of his 13 targets for 120 yards in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Huddle Up: Cooks was the lone bright spot on offense for the Rams in an otherwise terrible performance. He can be a little big-play dependent at times, but he will remain a WR2 candidate for 2019.
Robert Woods - WRPosted 2/3/19 7:19pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods caught five of his 10 targets for 70 yards and added a five-yard run in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Huddle Up: It was an atrocious performance for the offense overall, but Woods managed to post a decent line. He was one of the steadiest receivers all season, and he will head into 2019 as a WR2.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 2/3/19 8:19pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley said he wasn't limited physically against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII and credited the New England defense for dominating the line of scrimmage.
Huddle Up: At this point, Gurley owners would probably welcome some sort of injury to justify his limited role throughout the playoffs. Gurley has been a workhorse and a fantasy force the last two years, but if the Rams bring back C.J. Anderson, it will be interesting to see how touches are split in 2019.
Josh Reynolds - WRPosted 2/3/19 9:16pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Josh Reynolds caught three passes on seven targets for 28 yards in Super Bowl LIII against the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Reynolds was elevated when Cooper Kupp went down, and though he had his moments, Reynolds clearly isn't the player that Kupp is. Look for Reynolds to head back down the depth chart in 2019.
Greg Zuerlein - PKPosted 2/1/19 1:51pm ET
Los Angeles Rams PK Greg Zuerlein (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Feb. 1, and is not on the injury report for Super Bowl LIII.
Huddle Up: Zuerlein should be a starting option in all fantasy leagues when he is healthy.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 2/1/19 2:45pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley is expected to have a big role in the offense against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Gurley has dealt with some knee problems over the last month or so but was not on the injury report and will receive his normal workload. He is one of the top running backs in the NFL and will be a top five pick in all fantasy drafts in 2019.
Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 2/1/19 6:56pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) said he has not experienced any setbacks as he rehabs from knee surgery.
Huddle Up: Kupp was on pace for 12 touchdowns and more than 1,100 yards before tearing his ACL, and he has been one of Jared Goff's favorite targets on third down the last two years. Assuming his recovery continues to go well, he should be no worse than a WR3 in 2019.
Greg Zuerlein - PKPosted 1/31/19 3:45pm ET
Los Angeles Rams PK Greg Zuerlein (foot) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 31.
Huddle Up: Zuerlein is a solid fantasy option in all leagues when he plays and will be one of the first kickers selected in 2019 drafts.
Greg Zuerlein - PKPosted 1/31/19 5:06pm ET
Los Angeles Rams PK Greg Zuerlein (foot) did not kick during practice Thursday, Jan. 31, but is scheduled to kick Friday, Feb. 1.
Huddle Up: Zuerlein likely will be one of the first kickers selected in drafts next season.
Greg Zuerlein - PKPosted 1/30/19 3:15pm ET
Los Angeles Rams PK Greg Zuerlein (foot) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Huddle Up: Zuerlein still expects to play despite being limited. He should be fine, especially since it's his non-kicking foot that's hurting. Look for him to capitalize on plenty of opportunities this Sunday versus a bend-but-don't-break Patriots defense.
Greg Zuerlein - PKPosted 1/30/19 5:43pm ET
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Rams PK Greg Zuerlein (foot) did some kicking during practice Wednesday, Jan. 30, and is on track to play in Super Bowl LIII, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Zuerlein is one top kickers in the NFL when he is healthy and will be a weekly starting option next season.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 1/29/19 8:56am ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley will be a big part of game plan in the Super Bowl, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Gurley is by far the most talented at the position in the game, but if you're playing DFS, the lingering questions with his knee and his likely salary may be too much.
Greg Zuerlein - PKPosted 1/27/19 5:11am ET
Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Rams PK Greg Zuerlein (foot) injured his left foot during halftime warmups at the NFC Championship Game Sunday, Jan. 20, according to special teams coach John Fassel. Zuerlein hit a steel plate in the turf but didn't reveal to Fassel that he was still experiencing pain until after the game was over.
Huddle Up: Despite the injury, Zuerlein successfully converted a 24-yard field goal in the fourth quarter, a 48-yarder near the end of regulation and a 57-yarder in overtime to send the Rams to Super Bowl LIII. The injury is not serious enough to prevent him from playing next Sunday, although he was held out of practice this week. He is one of the league's best placekickers and should be one of the first players at his position selected in 2019 fantasy drafts.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 1/26/19 6:31am ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley claimed that his knee is not injured and that his lack of involvement in the offense during the NFC Championship Game was based on a lackluster performance. Gurley touched the ball just five times, including four carries, in their win over the New Orleans Saints and was on the field for just 46 percent of the Rams' offensive snaps.
Huddle Up: Gurley does not appear on the injury report and has been a full practice participant throughout the week. It should also help that he will have an extra week to rebound before Super Bowl LIII. However, this is not a favorable matchup versus the New England defense, so fantasy expectations should be somewhat tempered.
Greg Zuerlein - PKPosted 1/26/19 5:14pm ET
Los Angeles Rams PK Greg Zuerlein (foot) said he should be good to go after a few more days of treatment on his injured left foot. 'It hurt, but not enough to stop me from playing,' Zuerlein said.
Huddle Up: Zuerlein is one of the best kickers in the NFL when he's healthy and sent the Rams to the Super Bowl on a 57-yard game winner. Going into the 2019 season, he should be one of the first kickers drafted.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 1/25/19 9:07am ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley will bounce back with a strong game in Super Bowl LIII after rushing for 10 yards and a TD on four carries and catching one pass for three yards in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 20, in the opinion of QB Jared Goff. I expect him to have a big game,' Goff said Thursday, Jan. 24. 'He's going to go out there and do everything he normally does. For whatever (reason) -- last week wasn't his and it happens. It's not the end of the world. I think he knows that and approaches it like a pro.'
Huddle Up: Gurley bounced back from missing the final two games of the regular season with a knee injury by rushing for 115 yards and a TD on 16 carries in the divisional-round win over the Cowboys, but then regressed by logging only five touches and playing 46 percent of the offensive snaps in the NFC title game. The Rams insist that Gurley isn't being hampered by his late-season knee injury, but the numbers and eye test certainly are suggesting otherwise. Perhaps the two-week break leading up to the Super Bowl will help, but for now, temper your fantasy expectations for Gurley.
Greg Zuerlein - PKPosted 1/25/19 5:37pm ET
Los Angeles Rams PK Greg Zuerlein (foot) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 25.
Huddle Up: Zuerlein is expected to play in Super Bowl LIII despite not practicing this week. He should be a starting fantasy option as long as he is healthy.
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