Los Angeles Rams

NFC West

Aqib Talib (ribs) placed on IR

Mon, Oct 14th 6:18pm EDT
By Raju Byfield

Los Angeles Rams star cornerback Aqib Taib was placed on injured reserve due a rib injury. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Eligible to return in Week 15, the Rams will have to find a way to right the ship on offense to make coming back worth it for the veteran corner. Those in interception-heavy IDP leagues with a CB slot should explore other options.

Category: Injury Updates


Troy Reeder ended Sunday’s 20-7 loss to the 49ers with 10 total tackles (seven solo).

Fantasy Impact: Reeder has put up 24 total tackles over the past two games playing about 50% of the snaps. He is a must-add in deeper leagues and dynasty formats. As long as Clay Matthews is sitting out with the broken jaw, Reeder should be considered a strong start in most leagues.

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Aaron Donald ended Sunday’s 20-7 loss to the 49ers with seven tackles (four solo), two sacks and a forced fumble.

Fantasy Impact: Darnold is now sitting at three sacks through Week 6 this season. He should be started weekly in all IDP leagues.

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Cory Littleton finished Sunday’s 20-7 loss to the 49ers with 13 total tackles (eight solo).

Fantasy Impact: Littleton is currently first on the Rams in tackles with 55 through Week 6. He should be started weekly as an LB1 in all formats.

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Greg Zuerlein completed just one PAT in the team's 20-7 Week 6 loss to the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Zuerlein saw zero field goal tries as the entire Los Angeles offense struggled mightily. However, he'll remain a top fantasy option in Week 7 versus the Falcons. It's a prime bounce-back spot for the Rams.

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The Los Angeles Rams D/ST recorded one interception and one fumble recovery in the team's 20-7 Week 6 loss to the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: The unit also registered two sacks. The story today was more about the Rams' lack of offense. Los Angeles faces the Falcons in Week 7.

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Brandin Cooks caught three passes for 18 yards as the Rams fell to the 49ers 20-7 in Week 6.

Fantasy Impact: He also rushed twice for 14 yards. Jared Goff was terrible in this one, throwing for just 78 passing yards, which tanked the entire Rams' offense. Cooks now has just one score and one 100-yard game through six weeks. The only good news is he gets the Falcons' "defense" in Week 7.

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Cooper Kupp caught 4-of-6 targets for 17 scoreless yards in the Rams' 20-7 Week 6 loss to the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: No Rams' receiver totaled more than 25 receiving yards today. Jared Goff and the Los Angeles offense struggled mightily. Kupp should bounce back next time out versus the lowly Falcons.

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Robert Woods rushed twice for 16 yards and a score in the Rams' 20-7 Week 6 loss to the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: The rushing score saved his day as Woods failed to catch a single pass this afternoon. The entire Rams' offense struggled, however, as Jared Goff threw for just 78 yards. The only good news is that Los Angeles has a rebound spot in Week 7 against the Falcons.

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Gerald Everett caught two passes for nine yards in the Rams' Week 6 loss to the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Jared Goff threw for just 78 yards today, so no Rams' pass-catcher put up usable fantasy stats. Still, Everett's usage continues to trend in the right direction and he'll be a TE1 streamer in Week 7 against the Falcons.

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Jared Goff completed 13-of-24 passes for just 78 yards in the Rams' 20-7 Week 6 loss to the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Goff's 78 passing yards were a career-low. Los Angeles scored on their first possession of the game but was completely overmatched after that. The team was a combined 0-for-9 on third and fourth downs. Goff now has a 7/7 TD/INT ratio through six games and is QB2 for fantasy purposes. He does get a bounce back spot versus the Falcons in Week 7, though.

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Darrell Henderson rushed six times for 39 yards and caught one pass for nine yards in the Rams' Week 6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: The highlight was a 22-yard run. Henderson looked explosive out of the backfield today. Unfortunately, the rest of the Rams' offense struggled mightily so they didn't have many scoring chances. Henderson's fantasy value is directly tied to the health of Todd Gurley (quad) moving forward.

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Malcolm Brown rushed 11 times for 40 scoreless yards in the Rams' Week 6 loss to the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: He wasn't targeted in the passing game. Brown started for Todd Gurley (quad) in this one but the Rams were overpowered all afternoon. The 26-year-old's fantasy value is firmly tied to the health of Gurley moving forward. The Rams have a bounce-back spot in Week 7 versus the Falcons.

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John Kelly has been activated from the Rams' practice squad. (Source: Rams on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With starter Todd Gurley not suiting up for Sunday's matchup against the 49ers, the Rams have activated Kelly from their practice squad to get some touches. While fellow backs Darrell Henderson and Malcolm Brown are expected to get the bulk of the carries Sunday, Kelly will add some necessary depth to the Rams' backfield.

Category: Injury Updates


Todd Gurley (quad) has been ruled out for Sunday’s Week 6 contest against the 49ers. (Source: Lindsey Thiry on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Gurley as expected will miss Sunday’s Week 6 game against the 49ers. With Gurley out, expect Malcolm Brown to take over the lead back for the Rams. Brown is a borderline RB2 against a tough 49ers defense. Darrell Henderson should also see an expanded role.

Category: Injury Updates


Clay Matthews walked away from Thursday’s loss to the Seahawks with a broken jaw and is expected to miss at least a month. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The news of Matthews being put on ice for the next month is terrible for the Rams. Matthews was leading the team in sacks (6) through Week 5. The Rams will probably turn to Troy Reeder or Justin Lawler to replace Matthews while he recovers. If Reeder is the choice, he is worth picking up in most IDP leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Tyler Higbee hauled in 3-of-3 targets for 47 yards as the Rams fell to the Seahawks in Week 5.

Fantasy Impact: Higbee now has seven catches for 88 yards over the past two weeks. However, Gerald Everett erupted for 136 yards in this one, which will make it difficult for Higbee to establish himself moving forward. Treat him as a TE2 in Week 6 against the 49ers.

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Eric Weddle finished Sunday’s 55-40 loss to the Buccaneers with the team high 14 tackles (10 solo).

Fantasy Impact: Weddle is currently third on the Rams in total tackles (34) and doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon. He is a great start in deeper leagues or in fantasy leagues that require starting a player at the safety position.

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Marcus Peters ended Sunday’s 55-40 loss to Tampa Bay with only one tackle but salvaged it with a pick-six late in the game.

Fantasy Impact: Peters can be left on waivers in most IDP leagues. Checking the Rams schedule his next best chance for an interception might not be until November when the Rams take on the Steelers.

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Josh Reynolds had a disappointing Week 1 that saw him fail to haul in either of his two targets.

Fantasy Impact: While Reynolds had his moments last season with Cooper Kupp on the shelf, he has reverted back to his fourth receiver role. He is still a solid bench stash in the deepest of leagues, but barring an injury ahead of him, he will not see enough of a workload to be fantasy relevant. Look to your waiver wire if you ended up with Reynolds on your roster.

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