The Minnesota Vikings and free agent quarterback Case Keenum have agreed to terms on a one-year, $2 million deal with incentives on Friday. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Keenum, formerly of the Rams, signed with the Vikings Friday. With Sam Bradford slated to enter 2017 as Minnesota's starting quarterback, Keenum will likely compete for the No. 2 job. However, if Teddy Bridgewater is healthy enough to return to the field, expect Keenum to open the upcoming season third on the depth chart.

Category: Transactions


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting free agent wide receiver Brian Quick and the Washington Redskins have agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal on Friday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Quick is coming off of a 2016 season in which he appeared in 16 games and accumulated 41 receptions for 564 yards and three touchdowns with a 13.8 YPC average. He is expected to enter 2017 as the No. 4 receiver on Washington's depth chart with Terrelle Pryor, Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson slated ahead of him.

Category: Transactions


The Chicago Bears have signed free agent running back Benny Cunningham on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cunningham, a career backup with the Rams, signed with the Bears Tuesday. With Jordan Howard, Jeremy Langford and Ka'Deem Carey all under contract, Cunningham is unlikely to enter 2017 with any fantasy relevancy.

Category: Transactions


The Los Angeles Rams and kicker Greg Zuerlein agreed to terms on a three-year deal Tuesday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zuerlein, who played his entire five-year career with the Rams, re-signed with the club Tuesday. Coming off of a 2016 season in which he was successful on only 19-of-22 field goal attempts and 23-of-23 extra point attempts, which were all career lows, Zuerlein could be in line for a bounce-back year next season. The Rams' offense is expected to improve, which means more opportunities for Zuerlein, due to the hiring of new head coach Sean McVay. His offensive system garnered praise throughout the NFL during his short but successful tenure as Washington's offensive coordinator.

Category: Transactions


The Cleveland Browns and former Rams WR Kenny Britt have agreed to a 4-year deal worth $32.5M. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adding Britt and possibly holding on to Pryor would be a tremendous step forward for the Browns offense. Britt finished 2016 with 68 receptions, 1,002 yards, and five touchdowns. Britt should have nice value going into draft day if the Browns can find a QB.

Category: Transactions


Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff is spending this offseason working with quarterback gurus Tom House and Adam Dedeaux. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This is a wise decision on Goff's part, as his rookie year was mostly a disaster. Goff is far from a bust, however, and acknowledging he needs to improve and seeking the help to do so is a step in the right direction. Goff isn't worth drafting in most leagues this summer, but he remains a firm dynasty stash.


Los Angeles Rams running back coach Skip Peete believes that running back Todd Gurley needs to work on his pass protection. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: "They’ve all come into the league comfortable as a runner. But that aspect of it is a little bit different than you’re accustomed to coming out of college," said Peete. "He and I talk about that all the time -- your ability to completely understand the blocking scheme, whether it’s run or pass." Peete also hinted at limiting Gurley's snaps moving forward. However, if he can improve his pass protection, defenses will be less likely to key on the times when he runs, allowing him to vastly improve his YPC average. He is an excellent buy low candidate.


Tre Mason arrested Tuesday

Wed, Jan 11th 12:59pm EST
By Anthony Cervino

The Palm Beach Post reports Los Angeles Rams running back Tre Mason was arrested Tuesday night for "driving recklessly" in a park near Boynton Beach and "fleeing" from a Palm Beach County deputy on an ATV on July 27, 2016. After probable cause for his arrest was filed in August, a warrant was issued on Dec. 15, 2016, which ultimately led to Mason's Tuesday night capture. (Source: PalmBeachPost.com)

Fantasy Impact: Mason is in the midst of a downward spiral in his life, and in his NFL career. It began during the 2016 offseason in which he had multiple altercations with the police, he exhibited erratic behavior and was a no show for the Rams' offseason workouts and training camp. He hasn't played an NFL down since the 2015 season. Although he is under contract with Los Angeles until 2018, it is a long-shot that he plays this season as he is facing disciplinary action from the NFL stemming from his behavior, which violates league policies. Mason's professional career moving forward is up in the air.

Category: Rumors


Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is officially inactive for Week 16. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martin is a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against New Orleans. Charles Sims is expected to receive the bulk of the workload in Martin's shocking absence. Sims is a rising RB2 for Week 16.

Category: Injury Updates


Tavon Austin caught three of five targets for 14 yards and gained 13 yards on two carries on Thursday against the Seahawks.

Fantasy Impact: The Rams offense just couldn't get anything going against a swarming Seattle defense. Austin has just 638 total yards and three touchdowns on the season, and can't be relied upon for consistent production. He does draw a soft matchup in Week 16 against the 49ers, but he's too unreliable to be a realistic starting option.

Category: Game Recaps


Lance Kendricks caught two passes for 13 yards in the Rams' Week 13 loss to the Patriots. He was targeted five times by Jared Goff.

Fantasy Impact: The entire Rams offense predictably struggled in New England. Kendricks remains a very low-floor TE2 in a poor offense with a struggling rookie QB.

Category: Game Recaps


Pharoh Cooper has practiced on a limited basis the last two days but is still listed as doubtful for Sunday. (Source: Alden Gonzalez ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: He is making his way back from a shoulder injury he suffered in week 3 of the preseason. Once healthy he should claim the number three Wide Receiver spot on the Rams which isn't really fantasy relevant. Cooper should only be rostered in the deepest dynasty leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Coach Fisher considered benching QB Case Keenum for backup QB Sean Mannion on Monday night. He didn't but it looks like Coach will go with QB Sean Mannion and QB Jared Goff for Week 2 against the Seahawks after Keenum completed less than 50% of his passes in Week 1.

Fantasy Impact: It's a blow to all Rams offensive players. RB Todd Gurley and WR Tavon Austin's projections will take a hit. Gurley had no running room against the 49ers and will have a tough time with the Seahawks top DST. Rams are a team to avoid in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps, Rumors


ESPN's Steve Dilbeck believes that Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee has been the "biggest surprise" in training camp and that he's "headed for some serious playing time" in 2016. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Higbee is projected to No. 2 tight end on Los Angeles' depth chart and is not currently a threat to overtake Lance Kendricks for the starting job. Higbee could be in line for playing time in his rookie campaign, but the Rams are young and Kendricks' veteran experience is needed to keep the huddle under control on the field and lead the offensive unit. Higbee has minimal fantasy value in 2016 unless Kendricks struggles or is set back by injury.

Category: Rumors


The Los Angeles Rams have released QB Nick Foles on Wednesday. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, Foles is not "subject to waivers" due to his "release" designation by the club. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In the wake of Nick Foles' release, there is an experienced quarterback on the free agent market entering the training camp portion of the offseason. There had been rumors flurrying throughout the offseason of the Rams would, in fact, part ways with Foles, but it was never set in stone on when it would happen. Foles could be targeted by the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets as both teams are in need of an experienced veteran signal caller.

Category: Transactions


Los Angeles Rams WR Stedman Bailey (head) is eyeing a comeback to the playing field as he is still recovering from multiple gunshot wounds to the head stemming from an incident from last November. "Physically, I'm able to run out here just like all the guys, catch balls. Everything feels good," Bailey told the media. "I just kind of took some time off, but I was able to bounce back and recover very well. I definitely feel like I have a chance to step back on the field and be able to continue playing football." (Source: Around the NFL)

Fantasy Impact: Stedman Bailey was waived by the Rams last week, only to be brought back to the organization in a coaching capacity of sorts. The three-year veteran has not ruled out a comeback to the team as a player, but he is not rushing his recovery from the gunshot wounds to his head.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors


The Minnesota Vikings and free agent quarterback Case Keenum have agreed to terms on a one-year, $2 million deal with incentives on Friday. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Keenum, formerly of the Rams, signed with the Vikings Friday. With Sam Bradford slated to enter 2017 as Minnesota's starting quarterback, Keenum will likely compete for the No. 2 job. However, if Teddy Bridgewater is healthy enough to return to the field, expect Keenum to open the upcoming season third on the depth chart.

Category: Transactions


Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff is spending this offseason working with quarterback gurus Tom House and Adam Dedeaux. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: This is a wise decision on Goff's part, as his rookie year was mostly a disaster. Goff is far from a bust, however, and acknowledging he needs to improve and seeking the help to do so is a step in the right direction. Goff isn't worth drafting in most leagues this summer, but he remains a firm dynasty stash.


Coach Fisher considered benching QB Case Keenum for backup QB Sean Mannion on Monday night. He didn't but it looks like Coach will go with QB Sean Mannion and QB Jared Goff for Week 2 against the Seahawks after Keenum completed less than 50% of his passes in Week 1.

Fantasy Impact: It's a blow to all Rams offensive players. RB Todd Gurley and WR Tavon Austin's projections will take a hit. Gurley had no running room against the 49ers and will have a tough time with the Seahawks top DST. Rams are a team to avoid in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps, Rumors


The Los Angeles Rams have released QB Nick Foles on Wednesday. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo, Foles is not "subject to waivers" due to his "release" designation by the club. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In the wake of Nick Foles' release, there is an experienced quarterback on the free agent market entering the training camp portion of the offseason. There had been rumors flurrying throughout the offseason of the Rams would, in fact, part ways with Foles, but it was never set in stone on when it would happen. Foles could be targeted by the Dallas Cowboys and New York Jets as both teams are in need of an experienced veteran signal caller.

Category: Transactions


The Chicago Bears have signed free agent running back Benny Cunningham on Tuesday. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Cunningham, a career backup with the Rams, signed with the Bears Tuesday. With Jordan Howard, Jeremy Langford and Ka'Deem Carey all under contract, Cunningham is unlikely to enter 2017 with any fantasy relevancy.

Category: Transactions


Los Angeles Rams running back coach Skip Peete believes that running back Todd Gurley needs to work on his pass protection. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: "They’ve all come into the league comfortable as a runner. But that aspect of it is a little bit different than you’re accustomed to coming out of college," said Peete. "He and I talk about that all the time -- your ability to completely understand the blocking scheme, whether it’s run or pass." Peete also hinted at limiting Gurley's snaps moving forward. However, if he can improve his pass protection, defenses will be less likely to key on the times when he runs, allowing him to vastly improve his YPC average. He is an excellent buy low candidate.


Tre Mason arrested Tuesday

Wed, Jan 11th 12:59pm EST
By Anthony Cervino

The Palm Beach Post reports Los Angeles Rams running back Tre Mason was arrested Tuesday night for "driving recklessly" in a park near Boynton Beach and "fleeing" from a Palm Beach County deputy on an ATV on July 27, 2016. After probable cause for his arrest was filed in August, a warrant was issued on Dec. 15, 2016, which ultimately led to Mason's Tuesday night capture. (Source: PalmBeachPost.com)

Fantasy Impact: Mason is in the midst of a downward spiral in his life, and in his NFL career. It began during the 2016 offseason in which he had multiple altercations with the police, he exhibited erratic behavior and was a no show for the Rams' offseason workouts and training camp. He hasn't played an NFL down since the 2015 season. Although he is under contract with Los Angeles until 2018, it is a long-shot that he plays this season as he is facing disciplinary action from the NFL stemming from his behavior, which violates league policies. Mason's professional career moving forward is up in the air.

Category: Rumors


Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin is officially inactive for Week 16. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Martin is a healthy scratch for Saturday's game against New Orleans. Charles Sims is expected to receive the bulk of the workload in Martin's shocking absence. Sims is a rising RB2 for Week 16.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting free agent wide receiver Brian Quick and the Washington Redskins have agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal on Friday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Quick is coming off of a 2016 season in which he appeared in 16 games and accumulated 41 receptions for 564 yards and three touchdowns with a 13.8 YPC average. He is expected to enter 2017 as the No. 4 receiver on Washington's depth chart with Terrelle Pryor, Jamison Crowder and Josh Doctson slated ahead of him.

Category: Transactions


The Cleveland Browns and former Rams WR Kenny Britt have agreed to a 4-year deal worth $32.5M. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Adding Britt and possibly holding on to Pryor would be a tremendous step forward for the Browns offense. Britt finished 2016 with 68 receptions, 1,002 yards, and five touchdowns. Britt should have nice value going into draft day if the Browns can find a QB.

Category: Transactions


Tavon Austin caught three of five targets for 14 yards and gained 13 yards on two carries on Thursday against the Seahawks.

Fantasy Impact: The Rams offense just couldn't get anything going against a swarming Seattle defense. Austin has just 638 total yards and three touchdowns on the season, and can't be relied upon for consistent production. He does draw a soft matchup in Week 16 against the 49ers, but he's too unreliable to be a realistic starting option.

Category: Game Recaps


Pharoh Cooper has practiced on a limited basis the last two days but is still listed as doubtful for Sunday. (Source: Alden Gonzalez ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: He is making his way back from a shoulder injury he suffered in week 3 of the preseason. Once healthy he should claim the number three Wide Receiver spot on the Rams which isn't really fantasy relevant. Cooper should only be rostered in the deepest dynasty leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Los Angeles Rams WR Stedman Bailey (head) is eyeing a comeback to the playing field as he is still recovering from multiple gunshot wounds to the head stemming from an incident from last November. "Physically, I'm able to run out here just like all the guys, catch balls. Everything feels good," Bailey told the media. "I just kind of took some time off, but I was able to bounce back and recover very well. I definitely feel like I have a chance to step back on the field and be able to continue playing football." (Source: Around the NFL)

Fantasy Impact: Stedman Bailey was waived by the Rams last week, only to be brought back to the organization in a coaching capacity of sorts. The three-year veteran has not ruled out a comeback to the team as a player, but he is not rushing his recovery from the gunshot wounds to his head.

Category: Injury Updates, Rumors


Lance Kendricks caught two passes for 13 yards in the Rams' Week 13 loss to the Patriots. He was targeted five times by Jared Goff.

Fantasy Impact: The entire Rams offense predictably struggled in New England. Kendricks remains a very low-floor TE2 in a poor offense with a struggling rookie QB.

Category: Game Recaps


ESPN's Steve Dilbeck believes that Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee has been the "biggest surprise" in training camp and that he's "headed for some serious playing time" in 2016. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Higbee is projected to No. 2 tight end on Los Angeles' depth chart and is not currently a threat to overtake Lance Kendricks for the starting job. Higbee could be in line for playing time in his rookie campaign, but the Rams are young and Kendricks' veteran experience is needed to keep the huddle under control on the field and lead the offensive unit. Higbee has minimal fantasy value in 2016 unless Kendricks struggles or is set back by injury.

Category: Rumors


The Los Angeles Rams and kicker Greg Zuerlein agreed to terms on a three-year deal Tuesday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Zuerlein, who played his entire five-year career with the Rams, re-signed with the club Tuesday. Coming off of a 2016 season in which he was successful on only 19-of-22 field goal attempts and 23-of-23 extra point attempts, which were all career lows, Zuerlein could be in line for a bounce-back year next season. The Rams' offense is expected to improve, which means more opportunities for Zuerlein, due to the hiring of new head coach Sean McVay. His offensive system garnered praise throughout the NFL during his short but successful tenure as Washington's offensive coordinator.

Category: Transactions


The Los Angeles Rams have named Sean McVay their new head coach. (Source: Adam Scheffer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Rams are going in a new direction from their former head coach -- the defensive minded Jeff Fisher -- by hiring McVay, who was Washington's offensive coordinator since 2014. At 30 years old, he is officially the youngest NFL head coach in the history of the league. McVay will attempt to turn around a Rams team that finished the 2016 campaign ranked dead last in total offense.


The Los Angeles Rams have exercised defensive lineman Aaron Donald's fifth-year option for 2018. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Donald is tied to the Rams through the 2018 season since the team picked up the 25-year-old's fifth-year option Wednesday. Entering his fourth NFL season in 2017, Donald is one of the league's elite interior defensive lineman whose accumulated 28 sacks in his career.

Category: Transactions


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting free agent defensive back T.J. McDonald has been suspended for the first eight games of the 2017 season. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McDonald will serve his eight-game ban to start the 2017 season. His suspension stems from his DUI charge from last May that also included drug charges, per Rapoport. McDonald, who spent the first four years of his career with the Rams, is a free agent and is unlikely to be signed anytime soon due to his lengthy suspension.

Category: Rumors


The Los Angeles Rams have placed the franchise tag on cornerback Trumaine Johnson. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Rams tagged Johnson for the second straight year Wednesday. With a guaranteed salary that will exceed $16 million for 2017, the 27-year-old is now the highest paid cornerback in the NFL. The Rams have until July 15 to hammer out a long-term deal with Johnson, otherwise, he will have to play out the upcoming season under the tender.

Category: Transactions


Robert Quinn has been placed on season-ending injured reserve after missing the previous two games with a concussion. Quinn finishes the season with four sacks and two fumbles forced in nine games played. (Source: Alden Gonzalez on ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It was a disappointing season for Quinn who only three seasons ago had 19 sacks. Injuries have plagued his previous two seasons limiting him to only nine sacks. He has the potential to breakout again for double digit sacks next season but needs to stay healthy.

Category: Injury Updates


William Hayes is listed as questionable for Week 7 after missing the two previous games with an ankle injury. With DL Michael Brockers out, Hayes will step in alongside DE Robert Quinn and DL Aaron Donald.

Fantasy Impact: It's a boost for the Rams DST and against the run this week versus RB Rashad Jennings. The Rams DST is still a risky play.

Category: Injury Updates


Alec Ogletree plays well again in win over the Seahawks in Week 2. He had nine total tackles including eight solo tackles and one for a loss. He also recovered a fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Ogletree is an excellent IDP choice whose currently second in solo tackles behind only Tampa Bay's LB Kwon Alexander and is in the top 10 in total tackles. The Rams DST overall is a back-end DST1 option due to it's limitations on offense.

Category: Game Recaps


The No. 14 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Brockers was in the final year of his rookie contract. Brockers hasn't quite broken out for a first round pick but he played 706 snaps last season and is a worthy member of a dominant defensive line. Brokers turns 26 years of age in December. (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brockers is part of a dominate defensive line for the Rams. He's a rotational player behind DT Aaron Donald who could be subject to a suspension following his antics on Monday night.

Category: Transactions


Rams released DL Quinton Coples who are trimming their roster from 90 to 75 players. Coples has been a first round bust since the Jets drafted him back in 2012. Coples was transitioning from DE to DT and recorded two forced fumbles and one sack so far in the preseason but it wasn't enough for Coach Fisher.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Fisher said that he "wanted to give him a chance and give him an opportunity to get out there early to see if he could find work. If not, we're going to keep the door open for him." Sounds like door isn't close for Coples in LA but the Rams have one of the deepest DL's in the NFL.

Category: Transactions


The Los Angeles Rams have exercised defensive lineman Aaron Donald's fifth-year option for 2018. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Donald is tied to the Rams through the 2018 season since the team picked up the 25-year-old's fifth-year option Wednesday. Entering his fourth NFL season in 2017, Donald is one of the league's elite interior defensive lineman whose accumulated 28 sacks in his career.

Category: Transactions


William Hayes is listed as questionable for Week 7 after missing the two previous games with an ankle injury. With DL Michael Brockers out, Hayes will step in alongside DE Robert Quinn and DL Aaron Donald.

Fantasy Impact: It's a boost for the Rams DST and against the run this week versus RB Rashad Jennings. The Rams DST is still a risky play.

Category: Injury Updates


The No. 14 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Brockers was in the final year of his rookie contract. Brockers hasn't quite broken out for a first round pick but he played 706 snaps last season and is a worthy member of a dominant defensive line. Brokers turns 26 years of age in December. (Source: Josina Anderson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brockers is part of a dominate defensive line for the Rams. He's a rotational player behind DT Aaron Donald who could be subject to a suspension following his antics on Monday night.

Category: Transactions


Rams released DL Quinton Coples who are trimming their roster from 90 to 75 players. Coples has been a first round bust since the Jets drafted him back in 2012. Coples was transitioning from DE to DT and recorded two forced fumbles and one sack so far in the preseason but it wasn't enough for Coach Fisher.

Fantasy Impact: Jeff Fisher said that he "wanted to give him a chance and give him an opportunity to get out there early to see if he could find work. If not, we're going to keep the door open for him." Sounds like door isn't close for Coples in LA but the Rams have one of the deepest DL's in the NFL.

Category: Transactions


Robert Quinn has been placed on season-ending injured reserve after missing the previous two games with a concussion. Quinn finishes the season with four sacks and two fumbles forced in nine games played. (Source: Alden Gonzalez on ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: It was a disappointing season for Quinn who only three seasons ago had 19 sacks. Injuries have plagued his previous two seasons limiting him to only nine sacks. He has the potential to breakout again for double digit sacks next season but needs to stay healthy.

Category: Injury Updates


Alec Ogletree plays well again in win over the Seahawks in Week 2. He had nine total tackles including eight solo tackles and one for a loss. He also recovered a fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Ogletree is an excellent IDP choice whose currently second in solo tackles behind only Tampa Bay's LB Kwon Alexander and is in the top 10 in total tackles. The Rams DST overall is a back-end DST1 option due to it's limitations on offense.

Category: Game Recaps


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting free agent defensive back T.J. McDonald has been suspended for the first eight games of the 2017 season. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McDonald will serve his eight-game ban to start the 2017 season. His suspension stems from his DUI charge from last May that also included drug charges, per Rapoport. McDonald, who spent the first four years of his career with the Rams, is a free agent and is unlikely to be signed anytime soon due to his lengthy suspension.

Category: Rumors


The Los Angeles Rams have placed the franchise tag on cornerback Trumaine Johnson. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Rams tagged Johnson for the second straight year Wednesday. With a guaranteed salary that will exceed $16 million for 2017, the 27-year-old is now the highest paid cornerback in the NFL. The Rams have until July 15 to hammer out a long-term deal with Johnson, otherwise, he will have to play out the upcoming season under the tender.

Category: Transactions