Los Angeles Rams

NFC West

Todd Gurley's trainer says the running back is dealing with an "arthritic component to his knee". (Source: CBS Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Gurley's knee continues to be the most important fantasy story line of the off-season. His trainer stressed that Gurley hasn't been told that the team wants to limit his workload at all, but the Rams' off-season actions paint a different picture. The All-Pro running back is still expected to participate in on-field drills at training camp, which is a good sign.

Category: Injury Updates

Anderson has reportedly signed a one-year deal with the Lions. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Signed by the Los Angeles Rams late in the 2018 season, Anderson racked up 299 yards and two touchdowns in the final two games of the regular season and added 189 yards and two scores in the playoffs. He'll compete with Zach Zenner and Theo Riddick for carries behind starter Kerryon Johnson.

Category: Transactions

Dante Fowler Jr. has signed with the Rams on a one-year, $14 million contract. (Source: Lindsey Thiry on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fowler was acquired from Jacksonville at the trade deadline last year and helped beef up an already impressive defensive line. Fowler, the former third overall pick in the draft, has yet to fully live up to expectations in the NFL, but he is still just 24 years old.

Category: Transactions

Rams coach Sean McVay says Cooper Kupp (ACL) is on track to be ready for training camp. (Source: Rich Hammond on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Kupp tore his ACL in November, which caused the Rams' offense to somewhat struggle down the stretch. We'll need to see where he is at as things get closer to training camp, but it's not uncommon for players coming off ACL injuries to need an additional year before returning to their prior level of play.

Category: Injury Updates

The Los Angeles Rams D/ST totaled one sack and one interception versus the Patriots en route to a 13-3 loss in the Super Bowl.

Fantasy Impact: The Rams intercepted Brady on New England's first drive of the game but weren't able to capitalize. They held the Patriots offense in check most of the game until Brady led a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter. The Rams D/ST will likely once again be a useable asset in 2019 fantasy leagues.

Category: Game Recaps

Greg Zuerlein converted 1-of-2 field goal tries in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: The Rams went on to lose to the Patriots 13-3. Los Angeles' offense wasn't able to get much going, which limited Zuerlein's chances. He missed a long FG try with under a minute to go, but the Rams likely wouldn't have come back to win even if he had made it.

Category: Game Recaps

Gerald Everett did not catch his lone target in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: Everett had totaled 50 yards in the NFC Championship two weeks ago but remained inconsistent in box score results last night. Everett will enter 2019 as a TE2 in fantasy.

Category: Game Recaps

Jared Goff completed 19-of-38 passes for 229 yards, zero touchdowns, and one interception as the Rams lost to the Patriots 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: It's actually a pretty similar line to what Tom Brady posted. The difference was Brady led New England on a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter. The 24-year-old Goff was also without a fully effective Todd Gurley in this game, but the Patriots' defense was simply dominant. The Rams will likely learn from this game and should have a chance to get back to the Super Bowl within the next couple of years. Goff will enter 2019 fantasy drafts as a low-end QB1.

Category: Game Recaps

Josh Reynolds caught three passes for 28 yards as the Rams fell to the Patriots 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: Reynolds never really got going once Cooper Kupp was lost for the year, and it definitely impacted the Rams offense. Reynolds is a decent dynasty asset but doesn't offer much value in re-draft leagues heading into 2019.

Category: Game Recaps

Robert Woods caught five passes for 70 yards as the Rams lost to the Patriots 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: It's a disappointing finish to the season for a Rams offense that looked unstoppable at times this year. Woods did his part, however, posting career highs in receptions, yards, and TDs. Set to turn 27 this off-season, Woods enters 2019 fantasy drafts as a safe WR2.

Category: Game Recaps

Brandin Cooks caught eight passes for 120 yards as the Rams lost to the Patriots 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.

Fantasy Impact: Cooks nearly caught a go-ahead touchdown late in the game but had it poked away by a Patriots defender at the last minute. Still, the 25-year-old was one of the only Rams skill players to show up last night. Cooks posted a career-high 1,204 receiving yards in his first year in Los Angeles this season. He's an upside WR2 heading into 2019 fantasy drafts.

Category: Game Recaps

Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald was named the NFL’s defensive player of the year Saturday night. (Source: ProFootballTalk)

Fantasy Impact: It’s the second-straight year as DPOY for Donald, just the third player to accomplish that in NFL history. Former Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor won the award back-to-back in 1981-82, and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt did it in 2014-15. Donald finished 2018 with 20.5 sacks, the most in the league and the most by an interior lineman in NFL history.

Tyler Higbee hailed in all four of his targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in the Rams’ 26-23 win over the Saints on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Higbee was wide open on his goal-line touchdown and then caught two passes in overtime. He’ll likely get a few targets in the Super Bowl two weeks from now.

Category: Game Recaps

John Kelly rushed 15 times for 30 yards and caught one pass for 18 yards as the Rams beat the 49ers 48-32 in Week 17.

Fantasy Impact: Kelly operated behind C.J. Anderson in this one and wasn’t nearly as effective. The rookie running back will return to the bench when Todd Gurley returns for the divisional round in two weeks.

Category: Game Recaps

Rams coach Sean McVay said in his Friday press conference that cornerback Aqib Talib (ankle) will be a full-go for Sunday night’s game against the Bears. (Source: ProFootballTalk)

Fantasy Impact: Talib returned last week on a pitch count against the Lions after sitting out nine weeks with an ankle injury. “He is, yeah,” McVay told reporters on Friday when asked if Talib is expected to play a full compliment of snaps against Chicago. “He felt great after the [Detroit] game. Hasn’t had any setbacks. Had a good week of practice. He’s continuing to get healthier as the days progress. It sounds like Soldier Field is in good condition and we’re expecting to have him out there. His leadership and his production has certainly given us a boost. You just feel his presence out there on the field. That’s one of those things that we’re sure glad to have Aqib back.”

Category: Injury Updates

Malcolm Brown is expected to be placed on IR after undergoing a clavicle procedure, according to the team. (Source: Rich Hammond on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown wasn't fantasy relevant, but he was a popular handcuff behind Todd Gurley. With Brown likely heading to IR, the new backup behind Gurley will be John Kelly.

Category: Injury Updates

Pharoh Cooper activated from IR

Mon, Nov 19th 11:49am EST
By Dan Harris

The Rams activated Pharoh Cooper from IR prior to Monday's game with the Chiefs. The team placed Cooper Kupp on IR to activate Cooper. (Source: Los Angeles Rams on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: For the moment, Cooper should provide some help on special teams. But he should also provide depth for the Rams' wide receiving group, and could even factor into the slot receiver role vacated by Kupp eventually. He's far from an add in fantasy circles, but savvy owners would be wise to keep an eye on him.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Samson Ebukam recorded three solo tackles, one tackle for loss, and one sack in the Los Angeles Rams' Week 7 destruction of the San Francisco 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Ebukam's production to this point hasn't matched his play on the field, but a breakout could come any time. Stash him if you have room, keep an eye on him if you don't.

Category: Game Recaps

Ndamukong Suh recorded two solo tackles in the Los Angeles Rams' Week 7 destruction of the San Francisco 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Suh didn't do much in this one, but he didn't have to. Teammate Aaron Donald single-handedly destroyed the 49ers by himself. Keep Suh in your lineup every week moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Troy Hill recorded four solo tackles, one pass defensed, and one interception in the Los Angeles Rams' Week 7 destruction of the San Francisco 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Hill continues to pick up usable fantasy production while filling in for Aqib Talib. Consider him a usable fantasy asset if you need a replacement at corner.

Category: Game Recaps