Benny Cunningham - RBPosted 8/28/14 3:59pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Benny Cunningham has been the team's best running back during the preseason and could push RB Zac Stacy for playing time this season.
Huddle Up: In fantasy drafts held over the last 2 weeks, Stacy is the 14th RB coming off the board, while Cunningham is way down at 71, but the gap is getting narrower by the day, especially after the latter got the surprise start in Game 3 of the preseason. Definitely swoop up Cunningham if you're down to the RB handcuff/flier stage in your draft.
Shaun Hill - QBPosted 8/26/14 2:34pm ET
St. Louis Rams QB Shaun Hill will remain the starter, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Recent speculation placed the Rams the center of trade talks for a new quarterback, but Fisher said the team is committed to Hill.
Huddle Up: Trade rumors persist -- lately involving Philly backup Mark Sanchez -- but even if the Rams stick with Hill, at least he's a fantasy upgrade over Kellen Clemens, who started 9 games and threw only 8 TD passes after Sam Bradford went down last season.
Benny Cunningham - RBPosted 8/24/14 1:28pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy did not start in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23, because the team wanted to see what RB Benny Cunningham would do with the first-team offense, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher said the team knows what Stacy can do with the starting offense.
Huddle Up: Cunningham, a 2013 undrafted free agent out of Middle Tennessee, had 5 carries for 32 yards in the contest to continue his solid preseason (15-80, TD) and he looks to have the edge over third-round pick Tre Mason (37-110) for the No. 2 job behind Stacy.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 8/24/14 3:27pm ET
There was growing concern early Sunday afternoon that St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford has in fact torn an ACL and will be lost for the season. Further information is expected at coach Jeff Fisher's press conference later this afternoon.
Huddle Up: This latest turn sounds anything but good, and the fantasy focus is shifting to backup Shaun Hill or speculation that the Rams could trade for the likes of Kirk Cousins, Mike Glennon or Mark Sanchez. Definitely stay tuned ...
Shaun Hill - QBPosted 8/24/14 4:35pm ET
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford is out for the season after an MRI revealed a torn left anterior cruciate ligament. Barring a trade, Shaun Hill is expected to open the season as the Rams' starting QB.
Huddle Up: The 34-year-old Hill has played in 37 career games, compiling a 13-13 record as a starter and throwing for 41 TDs and 23 interceptions. His last start, however, came back in 2010 with the Lions. Hill is a step down from Bradford, but is an upgrade over Kellen Clemens, who started 9 games for the Rams last season, and the team will likely rely on Zac Stacy and the running game more than originally thought.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 8/23/14 10:06pm ET
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) suffered a knee injury in the third preseason game and will not return to the game.
Huddle Up: Early reports say initial tests revealed Bradford did not damage the left ACL that he had surgery on but he'll have an MRI on Sunday. The Rams are obviously holding their breath. Even if Bradford dodges this bullet he can't be counted on to start 16 games for the Rams this season.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 8/23/14 10:28pm ET
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) will undergo an MRI, because initial tests on his injured knee were inconclusive, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Initial reports had Bradford dodging a bullet but the Rams have said they honestly don't know his status. The MRI tomorrow will tell us Bradford's future. It would be another crushing blow for Bradford and the Rams' offense if he's lost for the season.
Isaiah Pead - RBPosted 8/21/14 6:52pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead (knee) has cleared waivers and was placed on Reserve/Injured Thursday, Aug. 2.
Huddle Up: It'll be another lost season for the 2012 2nd-round pick who has 75 career rushing yards, but the Rams haven't given up on him quite yet.
Kenny Britt - WRPosted 8/21/14 10:28pm ET
St. Louis Rams WR Kenny Britt may sit out of the team's preseason game against the Cleveland Browns Saturday, Aug. 23, with a shoulder injury. Britt did practice this week, however.
Huddle Up: The former Titan has played sparingly this preseason with 1 catch for 5 yards on 2 targets so far, but given the unsettled and inexperienced WR corps in St. Louis, he remains in the mix to start or at least see significant playing time.
Brian Quick - WRPosted 8/18/14 9:42am ET
St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens has been surpassed on the depth chart by WRs Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey and Brian Quick, and Givens may be a bubble in terms of final roster cuts.
Huddle Up: Bailey will miss the first four games of the season due to suspension, so Quick may find himself an integral part of the Rams' receiver rotation for at least the early portion of the season. Add that to a healthy Sam Bradford and Quick should at least be on your fantasy radar.
Isaiah Pead - RBPosted 8/17/14 7:51pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He'll undergo surgery this week.
Huddle Up: Rugged break for the 2012 2nd-round pick who has been unable to make a mark in the NFL with 75 rushing yards in 2 seasons. That leaves third-round pick Tre Mason and Benny Cunningham as the backups behind Zac Stacy.
Isaiah Pead - RBPosted 8/16/14 8:03pm ET
Updating earlier reports, St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead (knee) is feared to have torn his left anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Huddle Up: Pead was fighting for a roster spot and now it looks like he could miss the season with a knee injury. Pead was the 50th overall pick in the 2012 draft.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 8/9/14 7:43pm ET
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) will play in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Bradford is entering a make or break year in St. Louis. He finally has some playmakers around him and could reward fantasy owners, especially if Kenny Britt can regain his old form. Bradford is currently on the QB2 radar with an ADP of Round 14.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 8/5/14 11:51pm ET
St. Louis Ram QB Sam Bradford (knee) is unlikely to play in the team's preseason opener Friday, Aug. 8.
Huddle Up: A big year for Bradford is off to an inauspicious start, leaving Shaun Hill the likely starter Friday night vs. the Saints.
Tre Mason - RBPosted 7/30/14 4:53pm ET
St. Louis Ram RB Tre Mason has received some snaps with the first- team, but RB Zac Stacy is receiving a majority of the first-string work.
Huddle Up: The Rams certainly have high hopes for the third-round pick, but Stacy was a rookie revelation last season and it would be no shock to see him get 70 percent of the Rams' RB touches this season.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 7/25/14 9:48am ET
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) will be a full participant at the start of training camp, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher said Bradford was unlikely to play in the first preseason game, but not because of the injury.
Huddle Up: The Rams are banking on Bradford to stay healthy this season, so don't be surprised if they encase him in bubble wrap and proceed with extreme caution this preseason.
Tavon Austin - WRPosted 6/24/14 10:26am ET
St. Louis Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer hinted the team will expand WR Tavon Austin's role this season. 'Moving him around to a lot of different spots,' Schottenheimer said. 'You'll see us hand him the ball, do some different things. He's playing so much faster just because he knows what we're doing. He has the system down cold.'
Huddle Up: That's the role many envisioned for Austin out of the gate, but it never materialized during his rookie season. With a year of NFL experience under his belt, Austin may now be ready for the larger, Percy Harvin-like multipurpose workload--and with it, of course, the accompanying jump in fantasy value.
Brian Quick - WRPosted 6/24/14 10:26am ET
St. Louis Rams WR Brian Quick is the team's most improved player, according to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Schottenheimer said Quick is competing for playing time and is the most of his opportunities.
Huddle Up: The Rams are looking for receivers to step forward and help out Sam Bradford, and at present Quick is pacing the team in that area. It's still a messy WR situation in St. Louis, but Quick's showing this far makes him at least worthy of considering as a depth fantasy WR4 or WR5 with upside.
Tavon Austin - WRPosted 6/19/14 7:50pm ET
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin has a much better understanding of the offense heading into 2014 than he did a year ago. 'I understand coverages better, I understand the plays, the depth of my routes, the splits and everything, so I'm way better off right now,' Austin said. 'I'm just glad to come out here and make some plays to keep on going.'
Huddle Up: The 8th overall pick in the 2013 draft started strong with 18 catches for 118 yards and 2 TDs in his first 3 games, but tallied only 22-300-4 over the remainder of the season. He did however, rack up 151 rushing yards and a TD on 9 rushes and has the play-making skills to pay off big time as a late-round pickup in drafts this summer.
Kenny Britt - WRPosted 6/6/14 12:07am ET
St. Louis Rams WR Kenny Britt was involved in a scuffle at practice Thursday, June 5. He also had a couple of nice catches.
Huddle Up: Yeah, we know what your first thought was, too, but an on-field scrap is a whole lot different than an off-field one for Britt, who is trying to stay clear of the blotter as he joins a new team.
Isaiah Pead - RBPosted 5/27/14 8:55pm ET
The St. Louis Rams will likely use RBs Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason in the first three slots on the depth chart. In the fourth spot it could be a competition between RBs Isaiah Pead, Chase Reynolds, Kadeem Jones and Trey Watts.
Huddle Up: Pead, a second-round pick in 2012, has been a big disappointment in the Gateway City, totalling only 31 touches in 2 seasons, and there's not really any light at the end of this tunnel, either.
Austin Pettis - WRPosted 5/25/14 2:55pm ET
St. Louis Rams WR Austin Pettis' roster spot may in jeopardy in training camp.
Huddle Up: Pettis hit career highs with 38 catches, 399 yards and 4 TDs last season, but still has done little to separate himself from the Rams' crowded WR corps, which has now added free agent Kenny Britt.
Daryl Richardson - RBPosted 5/15/14 8:14pm ET
The St. Louis Rams waived RB Daryl Richardson on Thursday, May 15.
Huddle Up: Richardson had 638 yards from scrimmage his rookie season in 2012, but slipped to 336 in an injury-plagued 2013 (6 games) and became expendable with the emergence of 2013 rookie standout Zac Stacy and the selection of Auburn rookie Tre Mason in the third round last week.
Stedman Bailey - WRPosted 5/13/14 5:55pm ET
The NFL has suspended St. Louis Rams WR Stedman Bailey four games for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.
Huddle Up: The sophomore season for the 2013 3rd-round pick will get off to a late start, and that's going to put him further behind in the Rams' crowded WR corps, which now includes FA signee Kenny Britt.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 5/6/14 12:57am ET
Updating a previous report, the St. Louis Rams are not shopping QB Sam Bradford, according to 'extremely reliable sources.'
Huddle Up: And that puts a wrap on a Monday where various reports had Bradford being dealt to about a half dozen teams around the league. Sounds like the Rams will keep Bradford for now and focus their considerable draft resources elsewhere.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 5/6/14 11:49pm ET
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher reiterated Tuesday, May 6, that QB Sam Bradford is the team's starting quarterback, and the Rams aren't looking to shop Bradford in a trade this week. 'We have all the confidence in the world (Bradford) will be back,' Fisher said.
Huddle Up: Perhaps the Rams could still be swayed by an overwhelming offer, but for now it sounds like the former No. 1 overall pick one more season to prove he can stay healthy and produce after missing a combined 15 starts over the past 3 seasons.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 4/24/14 1:08am ET
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) will start the offseason conditioning program in a limited fashion while still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered last season. Head coach Jeff Fisher added that Bradford is well ahead of schedule and will be throwing once organized team activities commence.
Huddle Up: No reason to rush Bradford along; the offense isn't changing, so when Bradford is ready to go he should hit the ground running--figuratively and literally.
Zac Stacy - RBPosted 3/27/14 10:19pm ET
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher hinted that RB Zac Stacy could be the team's lead back. 'I think over time, he'll probably be that 70-percent of the carries guy,' Fisher said.
Huddle Up: Odd statement as it will be a shocker if Stacy ISN'T the Rams' No. 1 option in 2014 after easily pacing the team with 973 rushing yards, 1,114 yards from scrimmage and 8 TDs this past year as a rookie.
Sam Bradford - QBPosted 2/18/14 7:04pm ET
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher reiterated that QB Sam Bradford remains the team's starting quarterback. Fisher said Bradford is making good progress in his recovery from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. 'Sam's doing great with the rehab,' Fisher said. 'He's really excited. He took on a leadership role last year and he's maintained that and he's our quarterback, and we've said that.' The Rams remain open to a new deal with Bradford since he'll count $17.6 million against the salary cap in 2014.
Huddle Up: Suffice it to say the 2014 onus will be on Bradford, who has missed at least 6 games in 2 of the past 3 seasons and has yet to top 3,702 yards or 21 TD passes in any of his 4 seasons in St. Louis.
Cortland Finnegan - CBPosted 2/15/14 8:47pm ET
The St. Louis Rams are expected to release CB Cortland Finnegan this offseason because he is scheduled to receive a $6 million base salary in 2014 and also scheduled to receive a $3 million roster bonus. The team would create $4 million in salary cap space if they released Finnegan.
Huddle Up: Finnegan underperformed dramatically last season, so he'd definitely be expendable given those cap numbers.
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