Lamarcus Joyner and the Rams were unable to reach agreement on a contract extension before the deadline applicable to franchise tag recipients. Joyner will play the 2018 season on a one-year franchise tag contract paying him $11.287 million. (Los Angeles Daily News)
Lamarcus Joyner wasn't a particularly useful fantasy asset in 2017, finishing as the S60. Joyner has a big opportunity to step up in 2018, however, after the Rams added CB Marcus Peters and CB Aqib Talib via trade, DT Ndamukong Suh via free agency, and traded away LB Alec Ogletree. Opposing offenses will likely avoid passing outside and running inside when possible, providing Joyner increased chances in both the pass and run games. If Joyner can use his uncertain contract status as motivation, he could jump up the safety ranks this year.