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Ben Skowronek caught four passes for 63 yards in Week 3 against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Skowronek continues to fill in the Rams WR3 role with Van Jefferson (knee) sidelined. It was an odd game for Matthew Stafford not throwing a single touchdown. Nonetheless, Skowronek remains off the fantasy radar.

Category: Game Recaps


Tyler Higbee caught four passes for 61 yards in Week 3 against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: After hauling in seven passes in Week 2, Higbee posted another respectable performance this week. He remains a low-end TE1 play off volume alone, though he has a tough matchup this upcoming week against the 49ers.

Category: Game Recaps


Darrell Henderson Jr. rushed for 17 yards on four carries in Sunday's win against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Week 3 represented a sharp decline in opportunities for Henderson, who saw only one target to go along with his four carries. After leading the team in rushing attempts in the first two weeks, it looks as if Cam Akers has surpassed him as the team's starting running back. It will be hard to trust Henderson moving forward, and he should remain on fantasy benches until there is more clarity in the backfield.

Category: Game Recaps


Allen Robinson II caught two passes on five targets for 23 yards in Sunday's win against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Through three weeks, Robinson has totaled 88 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions. Those numbers are hardly ideal for fantasy managers who invested an early-round pick on the veteran wide receiver. Things won't get easier for Robinson with a matchup against the 49ers next week.

Category: Game Recaps


Cooper Kupp caught four of six targets for 44 yards against the Cardinals on Sunday. He also ran in a 20-yard touchdown.

Fantasy Impact: Kupp scored the first touchdown of the game for the Rams but did so in atypical fashion, rushing for the score. Even when Kupp doesn't tally tons of receiving yards, he still rewards fantasy managers with a score. Kupp is one of the few matchup-proof players in the league.

Category: Game Recaps


Cam Akers ran for 61 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: Through the first half of Sunday's game, it looked like it was going to be another underwhelming performance for Akers, but the young RB took advantage of his opportunities in the second half to put up solid numbers and a score. After a dismal start to the season, Akers could be pulling ahead of Darrell Henderson for the starting running back job. Fantasy managers should temper expectations next week however against a stout 49ers run defense.

Category: Game Recaps


Matthew Stafford completed 18 of 25 pass attempts for 249 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions in Sunday's win against the Cardinals.

Fantasy Impact: While the 249 passing yards is a solid number, the fact that Stafford didn't throw for a touchdown isn't ideal. The veteran QB has a steady floor, but will rarely throw for eye-popping numbers. The Rams will face the 49ers on Monday night, in what could be a ground-and-pound type of game.

Category: Game Recaps


The Rams placed WR Van Jefferson on IR Saturday with a knee injury. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jefferson was recently said to be "day-to-day" but apparently needs some more time to recover from offseason knee surgery. He will miss at least the next four games. In his absence, fantasy managers should expect Ben Skowronek to see additional targets moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Brycen Hopkins has been suspended for three games for violating the NFL policy on substance of abuse. (Source: Gilbert Manzano on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hopkins will miss games against the Cardinals, 49ers and Cowboys. He did not play much on the offensive side of the ball the first two weeks of the season for the Rams.


Matt Gay perfect in Week 2

Mon, Sep 19th 3:15pm EDT
By Jesse Garcia

Matt Gay converted his lone field goal attempt and all four extra point attempts in a Week 2 win over Atlanta.

Fantasy Impact: Gay was not asked to do much in Week 2, kicking just one 20-yard field goal on the day. The 28-year-old has not missed a kick so far this season and should continue to see plenty of chances with a high powered Rams’ offense. Gay and the Rams will take on Arizona in Week 3.

Category: Game Recaps


The Los Angeles Rams D/ST recorded two interceptions, one fumble recovery, three sacks, and allowed 27 points in a win over Atlanta in Week 2.

Fantasy Impact: The Rams D/ST had a better showing in Week 2 than the stat sheet shows. The Falcons offense was afforded a short field on one of Matt Stafford’s interceptions and the Cooper Kupp fumble. The Rams’ D/ST was able to keep the Falcons’ running game in check for a 3.3 average yards per carry and held Marcus Marriott to under 200 yards passing. The Rams will have a though task in Week 3 when they take on Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals.

Category: Game Recaps


Joseph Noteboom has been listed as questionable ahead of Sunday's game against the Falcons. (Source: Jordan Rodrigue on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Noteboom was able to log limited sessions at practice on Thursday and Friday. Rams head coach Sean McVay said he expects Noteboom to be able to suit up on Sunday. The Rams are looking for a bounce back game for the whole team this weekend against Atlanta.

Category: Injury Updates


The Los Angeles Rams placed running back Kyren Williams (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday. (Source: Los Angeles Rams on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams underwent surgery last Friday on an ankle injury he suffered during the Rams' Week 1 loss to Buffalo. The 22-year-old has a chance to return this season, depending on how he recovers. Jake Funk figures to move up the depth chart, with Darrell Henderson and Cam Akers remaining the primary options.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


The Los Angeles Rams are listing WR Lance McCutcheon as inactive for the season-opening game between the Rams and the Buffalo Bills. (Source: Stu Jackson, therams.com)

Fantasy Impact: McCutcheon, an undrafted rookie out of Montana State, will make his NFL debut later. The Rams are without WR Van Jefferson as well. WR Ben Skowronek is expected to see an uptick in production on Thursday and WR Tutu Atwell could be in the fold as well. However, the Rams will likely funnel most of their production through their star WRs, Cooper Kupp and Allen Robinson, and their run game with a mysterious Matthew Stafford injury.

Category: Transactions


Bryce Perkins out for TNF

Thu, Sep 8th 7:11pm EDT
By Jordan Epp

The Los Angeles Rams are listing QB Bryce Perkins as inactive for Thursday Night Football's game. (Source: Stu Jackson, therams.com)

Fantasy Impact: Perkins, a preseason star, will miss the Rams' season opener. This means the Rams will only have two active QBs heading into their matchup with the Buffalo Bills. QB Matthew Stafford is dealing with elbow issues, and should he need to exit the game, QB John Wolford will be the acting backup.

Category: Transactions


Kendall Blanton caught one pass for 14 yards in the Rams' loss to the Texans Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Blanton is going undrafted currently in fantasy leagues as the Rams are expected to have Tyler Higbee back for the start of the season. Fantasy managers should look elsewhere for depth options at TE absent extremely deep tight-end-premium leagues.

Category: Game Recaps


Jacob Harris caught 4-of-7 targets for 24 yards in a loss to the Texans Friday.

Fantasy Impact: Harris has spent this offseason and training camp converting from a TE to a WR. Despite being an amazing athlete, he has an uphill battle finding playing time on a stacked offensive roster. Fantasy managers should wait and see if Harris can crack the 53-man roster.

Category: Game Recaps


Tutu Atwell did not suit up for Friday’s game against Houston.

Fantasy Impact: Head Coach Sean McVay is being extra cautious this preseason. Atwell spent most of his 2021 rookie campaign on special teams, but has drawn the praise of key members of the offense. With Van Jefferson’s status in doubt for Week 1, Atwell could be a fill in replacement. Until his role becomes more clear, Atwell is a late round stash right now.

Category: Game Recaps


Despite reports that Jalen Ramsey had been placed on the PUP list, the Rams decided to pivot and not place him on the list. (Source: Sarah Barshop on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ramsey had shoulder surgery and still isn't able to do all that much, but Sean McVay said that doctors cleared Ramsey to do "above the neck" drills during training camp, which he would not have been able to do if he were on the PUP list. It's a good sign for Ramsey's recovery but, at this stage, placing a player on the PUP list doesn't mean they'd miss any part of the season anyway. With that said, any good news should be celebrated for a player returning from injury, so expect Ramsey to be ready for the season-opener on September 8th absent a setback.

Category: Injury Updates


Bobby Brown III has been suspended for the first six games of the 2022 season for violating the NFL Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances. (Source: Jonathan Jones on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: After being selected in the fourth-round of the 2021 draft, Bobby Brown III was not a difference maker on the Rams defense. The Texas A&M product only tallied 22 snaps through 10 regular season games. With Sebastian Joseph-Day departing in free agency, the team was hoping for Brown to take the next step in year-two, but that hope will now have to be put on hold until Week 8 vs the San Fransisco 49ers.