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Matthew Stafford is part of the Rams' long-term plans, according to Rams General Manager Les Snead. The latter appeared on the11 Personnel Podcast Wednesday, saying, "I don’t think we did (the trade) thinking two years. Based on his age, you can legitimately think five to seven, eight years if you look at what Drew (Brees) has done." (Source: The Athletic )

Fantasy Impact: Snead doubled down, adding, "With quarterbacks of his pedigree, a lot of those guys have played into their late 30s, for sure. So that was definitely the vision with (Stafford).” Although there was no extension in place when Stafford was traded, Snead confirms the eventual plan is to hand him one. For fantasy football purposes, consider the quarterback a no-risk, all-upside draft target - currently in tier 3 as QB13 in FantasyPros' Expert Consensus Rankings.

Category: Rumors

Former Rams WR Josh Reynolds has reached an agreement with the Tennessee Titans. (Source: Terry McCormick on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Reynolds saw a career-high 81 targets a season ago with the Rams. He joins a Titans team that doesn’t have a ton of pass-catching options behind A.J. Brown, especially after Corey Davis signed with the Jets and Jonnu Smith signed with the Patriots in free agency. Davis in particular leaves behind 92 vacated targets through 14 games in 2020, so it’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility Reynolds steps up as the WR2 in Tennessee. This obviously depends on what the Titans decide to do on Draft day, but Reynolds could have some sneaky late-round appeal come 2021 fantasy drafts.

Category: Transactions

Troy Hill, a Youngstown, Ohio native, is signing with the Browns on a four-year, $24 million deal, according to Ian Rapoport. There was no mention of gurantees. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hill joins safety John Johnson as another secondary signing for the Browns. Hill, Pro Football Focus' 27th-ranked cornerback last season, will line up in the slot. Outside of a Week 3 matchup with Cole Beasley, Hill allowed less than 60 yards in coverage in all but one outing.

Category: Transactions

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports the Seahawks are signing former Rams tight end Gerald Everett to a one-year, $6 million deal. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Check back shortly for the fantasy impact.

Category: Transactions

Former Rams RB Malcolm Brown and the Dolphins have reached an agreement on a contract. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The details of Brown’s contract with the Dolphins are unknown at this time. He rushed for 419 yards and five touchdowns on 101 carries for the Rams in 2020. Brown averaged 4.0 yards per rush across six seasons with the Rams. The undrafted free agent will compete with Myles Gaskins and Salvon Ahmed for carries in the Dolphins backfield.

Category: Transactions

Rams LB Leonard Floyd is expected to sign a 4-yr, $64M contract to stay with the Los Angeles Rams. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Floyd was rumored to have drawn interest from the Titans, but the Rams didn't allow that to happen by scooping up the former first-round pick for the next four years. Floyd finished sixth in the NFL with 11 sacks last season and will be a staple of the Rams defense in the future.

Category: Transactions, Rumors

Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the 49ers are signing OLB Samson Ebukam to a two-year deal worth $12 million that can be worth up to $13.5 million with incentives (Source: Tom Pelissero on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Rams lose another body on defense as Ebukam heads to San Fransisco. The veteran LB recorded 31 tackles and 4.5 sacks along side Aaron Donald last season. The moves adds depth to a weak injury riddled LB core in San Fransisco.

Category: Transactions

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Browns and former Rams safety John Johnson III have agreed to terms on a deal for three years, $33.75 million with $24 million guaranteed. (Source: Ian rapoport of NFL Network)

Fantasy Impact: Another free agency domino falls as star saftey John Johnson inks a deal to head to Cleveland. The veteran safety recorded 105 tackles and 1 interception last season. He held a 85.3 PFF rating, good for third best in the league at the position.

Category: Transactions

Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Rams are extending a first-round RFA tender on standout CB Darious Williams. (Source: Ian rapoport of NFL Network)

Fantasy Impact: After a standout season in which Williams recorded 16 games, four interceptions, 44 tackles, and 14 pass defenses the Rams decided to extended the restricted free agent a qualifying offer of a 1st round pick. If Williams accepts the offer he will make $4.766 million in 2021.

Category: Transactions

Rams head coach Sean McVay recently told reporters that he views running back Cam Akers as an “every-down back” and a “very special player.” (Source: Stu Jackson on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Akers took complete control over the Rams’ backfield starting in Week 13 vs. the Cardinals and never looked back. He averaged 21.5 carries and 2.8 targets per game while playing over 60% of the snaps in his last four regular season games. Even with Darrell Henderson in the picture, expect Akers to continue to be the focal point of the Rams’ rushing attack. He’s an intriguing option as a low-end RB1 in 2021, especially with an upgrade at the quarterback position with Matthew Stafford now in Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Rams are trading Jared Goff, a 3rd-round pick in 2021, a 1st-round pick in 2022, and a 1st-round pick in 2023 to the Detroit Lions for Matthew Stafford. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: One former first overall pick is headed to Detroit while the other former first round pick gets a fresh start in Los Angeles. Detroit apparently had six offers for Stafford, but it was the package of Goff and the three picks that enticed the Lions. The deal can’t become official until the start of the league year on March 17, but this is the first of many that will kick off a wild NFL offseason.

Category: Transactions

Robert Woods caught 8-of-10 targets for just 48 yards in a 32-18 divisional round loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Woods led the Rams' receivers in targets, which was to be expected with Cooper Kupp (knee) inactive and Woods operating mostly out of the slot. He avoided Packers' CB Jaire Alexander for most of the game, which is why Jared Goff continued to look his way throughout. Woods finishes 2020 tying a career-high in touchdowns (6), but was unable to top 1,000 yards like he did in 2018 and 2019. Consider him a solid WR2 option in 2021.

Category: Game Recaps

Van Jefferson caught 6-of-7 targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in a 32-18 divisional round loss to the Packers.

Fantasy Impact: Jefferson's two best games both came down the stretch. In Week 17, he saw eight targets, and against the Packers in the playoffs saw seven targets and turned that into 46 yards and a score. Jefferson is a solid dynasty stash, but this Rams offense still runs through Cam Akers, Robert Woods, and Cooper Kupp until further notice.

Category: Game Recaps

Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) is inactive and will not play in Saturday’s NFC Divisional Round matchup against the Packers. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kupp was a game-time decision heading into Saturday’s game, but was ultimately ruled out. He is dealing with knee inflammation and needs additional time to fully recover. Look for Josh Reynolds and Van Jefferson to see extra snaps while Kupp is sidelined.

Category: Injury Updates

Rams DL Aaron Donald (ribs) was removed from the team's final injury report and will play on Saturday against the Packers. (Source: Cameron DaSilva on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The expectation all week has been that Donald will play. LA will certainly need their stud defensive lineman on the road in Green Bay, opposite Aaron Rodgers and company.

Category: Injury Updates

Rams QB John Wolford (neck) has been ruled out for Saturday's Divisional Round matchup against the Packers. (Source: Andrew Siciliano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wolford suffered the neck injury early on in Wild Card Weekend against Seattle. Jared Goff (thumb) will be thrust into the starting role after his own injury was serious enough for him not to start last weekend.

Category: Injury Updates

Tyler Higbee caught just 1-of-3 targets for four yards in a 30-20 Wild Card win over the Seahawks.

Fantasy Impact: Higbee saw three targets compared to Gerald Everett, who saw just one target. It seems as if Jared Goff was only looking in the direction of his two main wide receivers, Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. It seems as if Higbee and Everett are the odd men out of the passing equation for the Rams, especially with the team leaning so heavily on Cam Akers and the running game.

Category: Game Recaps

The Rams activated LT Andrew Whitworth from injured reserve. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Whitworth has been sidelined since Week 10. He'll rejoin the Rams just in time to help an offense that'll be starting either John Wolford or a limited Jared Goff at quarterback.

Category: Injury Updates

The Rams placed RB Darrell Henderson on injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain. (Source: Gary Klein on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Henderson will be sidelined until at least the NFC Championship game, should the Rams make it that far. Cam Akers (ankle) appears unlikely to play as well, which means Malcolm Brown should lead this backfield in touches against Arizona in Week 17. Jared Goff (thumb) won't start this one either, so expectations should be very tempered for LA's offense as a whole.

Category: Injury Updates

Matt Gay nailed all three of his field goal attempts, including a 51-yarder en route to scoring all of the Rams points in Week 16.

Fantasy Impact: Gay has been a solid producer for Rams down the stretch this season and that should continue ahead of a divisional game against the Cardinals in Week 17.

Category: Game Recaps