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The Rams are listing WR Puka Nacua as questionable for Monday night’s game vs. the Bengals due to his oblique injury, but HC Sean McVay said he is expected to play. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: In a similar situation last week, Nacua carried a questionable tag throughout the week and ended up starting. We should expect the same for the team's Week 3 matchup against Cincinnati.

Category: Injury Updates

According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, RB Cam Akers is being traded to the Minnesota Vikings along with a late-round 2026 pick swap. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Akers was a healthy scratch in Week 2, the second time in the last two seasons the Los Angeles Rams benched him mid-season. This secures RB Kyren Williams as the RB1 in LA, but now Akers will join Alexander Mattison in what will likely be a committee going forward. As well, the Vikings will have to consider the possibility of giving Akers a second contract when his rookie deal expires.

Category: Transactions

Rams RB Kyren Williams is considered the starter moving forward, per Ian Rapoport. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Williams got the start for the Rams with Cam Akers sitting as a healthy scratch for Week 2. Williams performed well, tallying 52 rushing yards and one touchdown on 14 carries. The 23-year-old also was a factor in the passing game, catching six of his 10 targets for 48 yards and one touchdown in the loss to the 49ers. Williams will have little competition for the No. 1 running back role, making him a clear fantasy asset.

The Rams D/ST allowed 30 points on 365 total yards on Sunday against the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: The Rams sacked Brock Purdy once, but the 49ers offense mostly moved the ball quite easily all afternoon while running for close to six yards per carry as a team. The Rams defense remains off the fantasy radar.

Category: Game Recaps

Brett Maher connected on his three field goal attempts and two extra point attempts on Sunday against the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Maher connected on field goals from 43, 48 and 38 yards out including one as time expired interesting enough. He remains a decent kicker for fantasy managers moving forward.

Category: Game Recaps

Tyler Higbee caught three passes for 12 yards on Sunday against the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Puka Nacua and Tutu Atwell have dominated the target share through two weeks in the Rams offense. Higbee is tough to trust in starting lineups for the time being.

Category: Game Recaps

Van Jefferson caught one pass for nine yards on Sunday against the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Puka Nacua and Tutu Atwell have quickly rose to the top of the Rams wide receiver room in the absence of Cooper Kupp. Jefferson remains off the fantasy radar.

Category: Game Recaps

Tutu Atwell caught seven passes for 77 yards on Sunday against the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: Puka Nacua once again led the Rams wide reciever room, but Atwell had another productive afternoon as well. He remains in the WR3 conversation for at least as long as Cooper Kupp is sidelined.

Category: Game Recaps

Matthew Stafford completed 34-of-55 passes for 307 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions on Sunday against the 49ers.

Fantasy Impact: It was another week of Stafford heavily targeting Puka Nakua and Tutu Atwell. The 49ers defense put a lot more pressure on him in the second half which led to his two interceptions. Stafford is in the QB2 conversation next week against the Bengals.

Category: Game Recaps

Rams RB Zach Evans is officially inactive for a Week 2 matchup with San Francisco.

Fantasy Impact: Evans is a healthy scratch as the Rams will go with a backfield consisting of Kyren Williams, Ronnie Rivers, and Royce Freeman. Fantasy managers should expect Williams to see the bulk of the carries in Week 2.

Category: Transactions

Brett Rypien has signed with the Rams' 53-man roster, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. (Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rypien had been on the Rams' practice squad but was summoned to the 53-man roster after the team placed rookie Stetson Bennett (illness) on the non-football injury list. Matthew Stafford remains the starter and is the only Rams quarterback on the fantasy radar.

Category: Transactions

Rams QB Stetson Bennett was placed on the reserve/NFI list Wednesday. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: The move will take Bennett off of the Rams’ active roster. Head coach Sean McVay stated, “Out of respect for him and the situation, I’m going to leave all of those specifics and particulars in-house.” Brett Rypien will likely serve as the backup QB for Week 2.

Category: Transactions

According to Adam Schefter on Twitter, Rams' superstar WR Cooper Kupp will be placed on the IR as he recovers from a setback to his hamstring injury, meaning he will miss at least four games to begin the year. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The possibility of Kupp being placed on the IR began to seem distinct, and now it has become official. Kupp injured his hamstring in early August and reinjured it last week. After visiting a specialist in Minnesota early this week, the team has decided to give the 30-year-old ample time to recover. In his absence, Matthew Stafford will turn to Van Jefferson and Tyler Higbee, among other weapons, to pick up the production left by Kupp.

Category: Injury Updates

Hunter Long inactive for Sunday

Wed, Sep 6th 4:36pm EDT
By Leo Sells

Hunter Long will be inactive for Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks. (Source: Ari Meirov on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Rams acquired Long when they traded Jalen Ramsey to the Dolphins, but he won't be able to make his debut with his new team on Sunday. He's been ruled out, and with Cooper Kupp (hamstring) also unavailable to play, the team will have to look to depth players like Brycen Hopkins and Tutu Atwell to get more work against the Seahawks.

Category: Injury Updates

Royce Freeman released by Rams

Tue, Aug 29th 1:44pm EDT
By Leo Sells

Royce Freeman has been released by the Los Angeles Rams. (Source: Los Angeles Rams on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Freeman was competing to win a roster spot this offseason, but his efforts weren't enough and he's getting released. Cam Akers has this starting job pretty well locked down, so it seems like Kyren Williams and rookie Zach Evans will be the backups for the Rams heading into the season.

Category: Transactions

Los Angeles Rams TE Brycen Hopkins has had ‘an excellent camp’ and has been ‘one of the bright spots of training camp’ per head coach Sean McVay. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Hopkins was not guaranteed to be the backup to Tyler Higbee after the Rams added Hunter Long and Davis Allen this offseason. Hopkins is entering into his fourth NFL season but has seen limited time on offense, tallying just 118 yards and one touchdown on eight receptions in his career. Fantasy managers can leave Hopkins off their roster for now.

Tyler Johnson caught five passes for 70 yards and a touchdown on Saturday against the Chargers.

Fantasy Impact: After struggling to find his groove with the Buccaneers, Johnson will look to earn a depth role in the Rams wide receiver room.

Category: Game Recaps

Sony Michel has announced his retirement, per Rams’ head coach Sean McVay. (Source: Andrew Siciliano on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Michel played five seasons in the NFL with the Patriots, Rams, and Chargers. The 28-year-old finishes his NFL career with 3,243 rushing yards and 18 rushing touchdowns on 779 carries and as a two-time Super Bowl champion.

Category: Transactions

The Rams have signed free agent CB Ahkello Witherspoon. (Source: Jordan Schultz on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Witherspoon appeared in four games with the Steelers last season, tallying 17 tackles, one interception, and two passes defensed. The 28-year-old should see plenty of playing time in a revamped Rams’ secondary, if he can remain healthy.

Category: Transactions

The Los Angeles Rams have agreed to terms with Demarcus Robinson. (Source: Jamison Hensley on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Robinson will provide the Rams with additional veteran depth at wide receiver. Robinson tallied 456 yards and two touchdowns on 48 receptions last season with the Ravens. The 28-year-old likely should only be added in deeper leagues.

Category: Transactions