Los Angeles Rams
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Week 17 Outlook
The Rams D/ST held the Patriots' to three total points and 220 total yards of offense while compiling six sacks and returning an interception for a touchdown during their 24-3 win on Thursday Night Football.
The Rams D/ST has been dominant over the last three weeks as they forced at least one turnover and returned it for a touchdown in all three games. This week, it was Kenny Young picking off a Cam Newton pass in the first-half and returning it 79 yards for the score. They seem to be heating up at just the right time and are awarded a blow-up matchup against the lowly Jets' in Week 15.
The Rams D/ST returned an interception for a touchdown and sacked Kyler Murray twice in their 38-28 win over the Cardinals in Week 13.
This is now two straight games in which the Rams D/ST have scored a defensive touchdown, both by the efforts of CB Troy Hill. Their is plenty of talent on this defense and thus has the potential to finish as the top defense any given week in fantasy. They head into the fantasy playoffs with a Week 14 matchup against the Patriots on deck. They should be a top-five play against turnover prone Cam Newton.
The Rams D/ST came away with an interception, a sack and three fumble recoveries, including one that was scooped up and returned for a touchdown during their Week 12 loss to the 49ers'.
Troy Hill scooped up a Raheem Mostert fumble in the third-quarter and returned it 20-yards for the score. The Rams D/ST is hardly to blame for this loss as they played one of their more fantasy productive games of the year. They do, however, get a tough matchup in Week 13 against Kyler Murray and the Cardinals.
The Rams D/ST intercepted Tom Brady twice while surrendering 251 total yards of offense en route to 24 points during their 27-24 win in Week 11.
It was a quiet night for this defense outside of two interceptions as they failed to sack Brady one time. They did a nice job limiting the Bucs' big plays on the night, however, it rarely amounted to fantasy points. This defensive unit had a better real life game than for fantasy purposes but are presented a great bounce-back opportunity against the banged up 49ers' offense in Week 12.
The Rams D/ST did an excellent job making things difficult on the dynamic Seahawks' offense in Week 10, forcing three turnovers and coming away with six sacks in the 23-16 victory.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks offense were seemingly running through opposing defenses at will but all of that stopped in Week 10. The Rams D/ST did a fantastic job making things tough on Wilson as he failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time all season. Another seemingly tough matchup awaits in Week 11 but if they can slow down the Seahawks offense there is no telling what they can do against the Buccaneers.