Zac Stacy - RBPosted 10/24/14 3:05pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy, who didn't have a touch in Week 7, could remain a factor in the backfield in Week 8 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Earlier in the week, head coach Jeff Fisher said Stacy could have 25 carries Sunday, Oct. 26. However, the team is likely to give RB Tre Mason every opportunity to develop the hot hand this weekend.
Huddle Up: Sure, you don't figure on Stacy drawing a total blank every week, but the No. 1 gig fully appears to be Mason's job to lose at this point. Benny Cunningham, who has scored in each of the last 3 games and leads the team's backs in receptions with 16, will also continue to be involved as well.
Tre Mason - RBPosted 10/22/14 4:05pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason could be the top candidate for a majority of carries since he is averaging 5.4 yards per carry. Mason rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in Week 7 and received most of the carries because he had the hot hand, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. RB Zac Stacy was announced the starter for Week 7 but only played one snap. RB Benny Cunningham only rushed for three yards during the game. Stacy is averaging 3.93 yards per carry this season, while Cunningham is averaging 3.78 yards per carry.
Huddle Up: Mason, the team's third-round pick and a hot waiver-wire pickup this week, is the best bet to get the most work Sunday in K.C., but another fumble -- like the one that was allegedly recovered by a teammate late in Sunday's win over the Seahawks -- or poor pass-blocking if the Rams fall behind by a couple of scores, could send him back to the bench, no matter if he is posting the most impressive rushing numbers.
Austin Pettis - WRPosted 10/20/14 8:00pm ET
The St. Louis Rams waived WR Austin Pettis Monday, Oct. 20.
Huddle Up: Pettis was inactive Sunday after catching 12 passes for 118 yards and a TD in the previous 4 games, but with a deep -- and still mediocre -- WR corps, the Rams felt he was expendable.
Zac Stacy - RBPosted 10/18/14 8:38pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy may have his workload cut after offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer confirmed the team will use the running back with the hot hand late in the game. 'Early in the game, we try to get guys multiple touches (and) then we try to go with the hot hand late in the game,' Schottenheimer said. 'Most places that I've been that have really good running games, they had the people to spread the ball around. Different backs bring different types of plays.'
Huddle Up: Stacy, Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason will all be in line for carries in the coming weeks. It's a fantasy mess that is best left alone for the time being if possible. Mason has the highest ceiling of the threesome.
Zac Stacy - RBPosted 10/15/14 10:22am ET
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (calf) had no injury issues in Week 6 when the team decided to use a three-man rotation at running back, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Huddle Up: A three-man committee spells trouble for Stacy's fantasy value. Then again, Stacy hasn't played well enough to remain the lone feature back. To wit, in the Week 6 loss to San Francisco he had the most attempts of the three Rams backs yet rushed for the fewest yards.
Tre Mason - RBPosted 10/14/14 4:29pm ET
St. Louis Rams rookie RB Tre Mason was active Monday night for the first game this year as he backed up Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham.
Huddle Up: The third-round pick actually wound up leading the Rams with 40 rushing yards on 5 carries and adding a 12-yard reception. That performance likely earned Mason a continued share of the workload in St. Louis, but that only makes for a three-headed fantasy mess. Try to avoid all three of the St. Louis backs unless you're out of options.
Zac Stacy - RBPosted 10/14/14 8:03pm ET
St. Louis Rams RBs Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason may continue to head a three-man rotation in the backfield, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Huddle Up: Translation: Not good news at all for fantasy GMs, especially Stacy owners. In Monday night's loss to the Niners, Stacy got 10 touches, Cunningham received 9 and Mason had 6, but the latter gained the most total yards out of the trio with 52, while Cunningham had a rushing TD. It might be best to steer clear until there's some clarity.
Zac Stacy - RBPosted 10/13/14 8:11pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (calf) and WR Kenny Britt (knee) are both active for the team's Week 6 game against the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: Coming off his worst rushing effort of the season (11-42) due to the calf issue last week in Philly, the Rams' leading rusher will be active tonight for a tough matchup against the Niners, who are allowing only 73.8 rushing yard per game.
Zac Stacy - RBPosted 10/11/14 9:24pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (calf) is probable for Week 6 Monday, Oct. 13.
Huddle Up: Stacy will start but could lose some touches to Benny Cunningham this week. Stacy is a low-end RB2/flex play in a tough matchup against the 49ers.
Zac Stacy - RBPosted 10/9/14 10:29pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (calf) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 9, but will still have a chance to play in the team's Week 6 game, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Huddle Up: Since the Rams don't play until Monday night, it was the team's first practice of the week so don't get too concerned unless he hasn't taken the field by Saturday.
Austin Davis - QBPosted 10/6/14 10:36am ET
St. Louis Rams QB Austin Davis completed 29 of his 49 pass attempts for 375 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. It was his first start since being named as the starter for the rest of the season.
Huddle Up: Davis looks entirely capable of taking advantage of favorable matchups, so going forward you can look to Davis as a potential bye-week plug-in or injury replacement--in the right situations.
Zac Stacy - RBPosted 10/6/14 4:08pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (calf) suffered a strained calf in Week 5 against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Huddle Up: Stacy is expected to play in Week 6 against San Fran. He'll likely start with Benny Cunningham mixing in for 5-7 carries.
Zac Stacy - RBPosted 10/5/14 9:55pm ET
St. Louis Rams RB Zac Stacy (calf) suffered a calf injury in the Week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, head coach Jeff Fisher said Sunday, Oct. 5. Fisher said Stacy was not pulled from the game due to a fumble that led to a Philadelphia touchdown.
Huddle Up: Even if Stacy doesn't miss any time there's a good chance he could start losing carries to Benny Cunningham. Stacy is no more than a flex play at this point.
Austin Davis - QBPosted 10/1/14 4:10pm ET
St. Louis Rams QB Austin Davis has been named the team's starting quarterback moving forward.
Huddle Up: Davis fared better against the Cowboys than Drew Brees did, throwing for 327 yards and three TDs in Week 3, and could be a sneaky fantasy play going forward based on the week-to-week matchup.
Shaun Hill - QBPosted 9/18/14 11:01pm ET
St. Louis Rams QB Austin Davis or QB Shaun Hill (thigh) could come down to a game-time decision in Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Huddle Up: If you're somehow looking at starting a Rams' QB, it looks like you're going to have to check in with the Huddle's Game-Day Inactives, Injury & Weather report Sunday morning.
Stedman Bailey - WRPosted 9/17/14 3:45pm ET
St. Louis Rams WR Stedman Bailey is expected to practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and play Week 3 after having his four-game suspension lifted. Bailey's role may be limited during the game.
Huddle Up: Bailey could step in for Tavon Austin, who's a question mark with a knee sprain, but don't expect an abundance of looks in a spread-it-around St. Louis passing game which has already targeted 8 different WRs/TEs at least 3 times apiece during the first 2 games.
Tavon Austin - WRPosted 9/15/14 10:22am ET
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) sustained a knee injury during the team's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Austin will undergo more tests Monday, Sept. 15.
Huddle Up: More injury issues for the Rams, and another reason for the talented yet enigmatic Austin to fail to live up to his potential.
Shaun Hill - QBPosted 9/15/14 10:22am ET
St. Louis Rams QB Shaun Hill (thigh) will return to the starting role when healthy, according to Rams coach Jeff Fisher. QB Austin Davis has filled in for the past two weeks.
Huddle Up: Davis led the Rams to a win in Week 2, and there's no word yet on when Hill return so Davis may have another opportunity to change Fisher's mind.
Tavon Austin - WRPosted 9/15/14 9:08pm ET
St. Louis Rams WR Tavon Austin (knee) is dealing with a mild knee sprain but has a chance to play Week 3, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.
Huddle Up: The second-year wideout is off to a slow pass-catching start with only 4 targets, 3 catches and 34 yards through 2 games, and is going to have to get healthy and show something before he belongs on the fantasy radar.
Shaun Hill - QBPosted 9/12/14 12:10am ET
St. Louis Rams QB Shaun Hill (thigh) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 11 because of a thigh injury, but offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Hill might not have to practice this week in order to be able to play Sunday, Sept. 14, because of his experience and knowledge of the offense.
Huddle Up: Chances are you're not counting on a Rams' QB in Week 2, but just in case, you're likely going to have to stay on top of updates through Sunday morning.
Chris Long - DEPosted 9/10/14 4:48pm ET
The St. Louis Rams will place DE Chris Long (ankle) on the short-term Reserve/Injured List Wednesday, Sept. 10.
Huddle Up: IDP league owners take note as Rams' team's second-leading sacker in 2013 will miss at least the next 6 games.
Brian Quick - WRPosted 9/8/14 11:01am ET
St. Louis Rams WR Brian Quick had seven catches for 99 yards in Week 1.
Huddle Up: The Rams' passing game is in shambles, as they were down to their third-string quarterback in the second half of their Week 1 loss to the Vikings. Quick found a way to emerge from the muck and offers at least some fantasy upside going forward; the key will be producing consistently rather than showing up every once in a while.
Shaun Hill - QBPosted 9/8/14 11:01am ET
St. Louis Rams QB Austin Davis completed 16 of 23 passes for 192 yards and an interception in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings, coming on for the injured QB Shaun Hill (quadriceps).
Huddle Up: Hill, starting after the season-ending preseason injury to Sam Bradford, was ineffective in one half of action before leaving with the injury. Don't be surprised if the Rams start quarterback shopping on Monday.
Shaun Hill - QBPosted 9/8/14 3:30pm ET
St. Louis Rams QB Shaun Hill (quadriceps) may not play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday, Sept. 14, as he has a strained quadriceps.
Huddle Up: Austin Davis would likely get the start against Tampa Bay, with Case Keenum being a longshot. Either way, the Rams offense is in some trouble both this week and going forward.
Shaun Hill - QBPosted 9/8/14 10:14pm ET
St. Louis Rams QB Shaun Hill (quadriceps) was removed from the game in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings due to a strained left quadriceps and not because of his poor performance, head coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Monday, Sept. 8. Hill went 8-for-13 for 81 yards and an interception before departing late in the first quarter. Hill did not return to the game because it was decided that he could only make his injury worse by playing. Fisher said that if Hill is healthy, there is no quarterback controversy.
Huddle Up: Neither Hill or second-year backup Austin Davis (16-of-23, 192 yards, interception) could get the Rams into the end zone, and the challenge won't get any easier this week against what's sure to be an agitated Buccaneer defense in Tampa. You're going to have to stay on top of injury reports if you're thinking about using Hill next Sunday.
Zac Stacy - RBPosted 9/5/14 3:21pm ET
St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead said he expects the team to ride the 'hot hand' any given week at running back, according to a source. As a result, RB Benny Cunningham could cut into RB Zac Stacy's workload immediately in Week 1 against the Minnesota Vikings. Stacy had 250 carries in just 12 starts last year and was among the league leaders in carries per game. Cunningham had just 47 carries last year, but he impressed the team in training camp and the preseason.
Huddle Up: Stacy logged a healthy 67 percent of the Rams' RB carries in 2013, but that's not looking like it'll be the case this year. If you remember, Cunningham actually got the start in the Rams' third preseason game, so Stacy owners should be tempering their expectations accordingly.
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 ...