Los Angeles Rams
Los Angeles Rams
NFC West | 13-3-0
Rank: 2nd
Avg Yds
Rank: N/A
Avg PYds
Rank: 4th
Avg RYds
Rank: 2nd
Posted 8/14/2019 1:08 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) is not expected to travel with the team as it heads to Hawaii to play the Dallas Cowboys in exhibition game Saturday, Aug. 17. 'That's something that I would say, more likely than not, but we're still working through the specifics of that as we kind of get closer and closer to that. I don't have the full answer, but more likely than not, he will not go,' head coach Sean McVay said.
Huddle Up: Gurley wants to make the trip, but he said he will defer to McVay. It's a curious decision if McVay is as healthy as the Rams want everyone to believe, although it is also understandable why they wouldn't want an important player with a knee issue on a long flight, especially when he isn't going to play a snap anyway. Much will probably be made of the decision to leave Gurley behind if it happens, but owners should wait for something a bit more substantial before making a final decision on him for this season.
Posted 8/03/2019 1:08 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) had his practice reps reduced Thursday, Aug. 1.
Huddle Up: Coming off last year's knee injury, it is not surprising to see the Rams give Kupp a bit of a breather. He is expected to be ready for the start of the season, and he should be able to provide WR2 production, especially in PPR formats, thanks to his chemistry with Jared Goff on third downs.
Posted 8/02/2019 1:08 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks (hamstring) exited practice after his hamstring 'got a little bit tight' Thursday, Aug. 1, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: With all the weapons the Rams have on offense, Cooks may deliver the occasional mediocre outing, but he's a proven performer. He has topped 1,000 yards in each of the last four seasons, logging a career-high 1,204 yards last season. The hamstring issue doesn't sound serious. Don't hesitate to draft him as a WR2.
Posted 7/28/2019 6:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley will be on a 'veteran plan' during training camp, getting interspersed rest days, and will not play in the preseason as the Rams aim to have him in optimal shape for the regular season. 'There will be (days he doesn't practice),' Rams coach Sean McVay said. 'There will be some days that -- depending upon his workload and looking toward that (Week 1) Carolina game -- we might look at treating him like we have some of those veteran players. Todd really has become a veteran player.'
Huddle Up: In other words, we won't really know much about Gurley until the games kick off for real. In the meantime, he's a risky high-reward low-end RB1.
Posted 7/28/2019 1:07 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) will have no restrictions during training camp, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Kupp was off to a strong start last year before suffering a knee injury, and his rapport with Jared Goff on third down and in the red zone should put him right back in the WR2 conversation.
Posted 7/23/2019 7:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) wants to play the 2019 season at 218 pounds after playing most of his career around 224 pounds, according to NFL.com's Steve Wyche.
Huddle Up: The drop in weight - even though it is only six pounds - figures to be good for his ailing left knee. The narrative about Gurley's career being somewhat in jeopardy appears to be changing a bit as the offseason progresses, as the Rams continue to preach confidence and optimism in Gurley's health. Even though he comes with substantial risk and may be a surprise inactive from time to time, he is shaping up to be an extreme value pick for any owner lucky enough to get him in the second round of fantasy drafts.
Posted 7/10/2019 6:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) said he does not plan to change his playing style even though he has been dealing with knee issues.
Huddle Up: Gurley probably will be limited during training camp and could sit out the entire preseason. Fantasy players will need to monitor the situation during camp to see Gurley will continue to receive a majority of the carries. He is a No. 1 running back when healthy but is a risky fantasy option because of his knee.
Posted 7/10/2019 2:07 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) believes sitting out organized team activities and spring workouts was good for him and 'everything went well.'
Huddle Up: Gurley sounded very much at peace during his interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio and did not give the impression he's the least bit concerned about his knee, which has an "arthritic component" to it, according to his trainer. There's no question he's a riskier pick this year than usual, but the potential upside is enormous. Owners should be giddy if they can take advantage of the discount on him and get him as an RB2.
Posted 7/02/2019 4:07 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) led the NFC West in 2018 with an average of 2.42 yards per route run out of the slot.
Huddle Up: Kupp finished with 40 catches for 566 yards and six TDs in only a half a season before suffering a torn ACL. Kupp has been on track to make a full recovery and is a low-end WR2 fantasy prospect.
Posted 6/22/2019 2:06 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks said he has focused on improving his timing with QB Jared Goff this offseason. 'You can always have perfect timing out there when you're throwing on air,' Cooks said. 'But now we've got defenders out there, just continue to work on that and get better at that, so we can be the best we can possibly be.'
Huddle Up: Cooks can pile up yards in bunches, and while he will deliver the occasional dud, he still finished 2018 with 80 grabs for 1,204 yards. Locked in as one of the main weapons for the Rams, he's a WR2.
Posted 6/22/2019 2:06 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods said he is capable of building on his performance from 2018 and feels he will ultimately be rewarded for his play with a contract extension. 'And I just think my play will show it all,' Woods said. 'I feel like I will get what I deserve.'
Huddle Up: Woods emerged as a go-to receiver for the Rams and one of the steadiest players at the position for fantasy owners last year, delivering at least 70 yards in all but two games. He deserves to be considered a WR2 heading into 2019.
Posted 6/17/2019 8:06 pm UTC
Updating previous reports. Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) is in fact dealing with arthritis in his knee after months of speculation. Travelle Gaines, who has trained Gurley for three years, suggested 'not one thing has changed' in regards to his client and that 'our routine has worked, he's been strong, he's been in great shape, he's done well.' Gaines went on to say the decision this offseason to have Gurley drop six pounds and trim his body fat from 10 percent to seven was not due to injuries and more to accentuate his speed. The trainer also said 'it's never been told to me' that the Rams plan on decreasing Gurley's workload come Week 1. 'Everybody knew when Todd came out of Georgia that there would be some kind of arthritic component to his knee, which is part of every surgery whether it's a shoulder, a knee, an ankle. He's now at the Year 5 mark; all we're doing is managing that. If we can pound him less in the offseason while keeping his weight down, working on his strength, working on his agility in short areas, that's going to give him a better chance to be healthy Weeks 14 through 17 when they really count,' Gaines said.
Huddle Up: Gurley has quickly become the most polarizing early-round pick in fantasy drafts. Many owners have decided to take the arrival of Darrell Henderson as a sign the Rams believe the 24-year-old's best days are already behind him. However, it's worth wondering how Gurley has embarked on such a rigorous training program this offseason if his knee isn't in decent shape. Until something more damning comes out, Gurley appears to be worth the risk in drafts, especially if fantasy owners can land him as an RB2.
Posted 6/16/2019 4:06 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff is in line for a new contract, and Rams general manager Les Snead told the Los Angeles Times on Friday, June 14, that the team has had 'preliminary discussions' with Goff's agent, Ryan Tollner, regarding a timeline for talks. Los Angeles Times, Rams G.M. Les Snead said Friday that the Rams have had 'preliminary discussions' with Tollner regarding a timeline for talks regarding Goff's deal. '(It's) nothing heavy,' Snead said of the communications. 'No heavy lifting.'
Huddle Up: Meanwhile, Goff is coming off his best fantasy season yet, finishing seventh overall among fantasy QBs, and he should be valued as a low-end QB1 for 2019.
Posted 6/11/2019 9:06 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) told reporters Tuesday, June 11, that he is 'fine' and 'doing the same kinds of things he's always done in the offseason. He also suggested the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in college was a 'bigger problem' for him coming out of college than his current issue.
Huddle Up: Owners probably won't know anything for sure until Week 1 since the Rams have made a habit of holding out their key players throughout the preseason. The Rams' actions this offseason - most notably, moving up to draft Darrell Henderson - would suggest there is some worry in the organization, but the continued focus on Gurley's knee could also allow him to be drafted this summer at a discount. Owners who don't mind a little risk could see huge rewards if/when he slips into the second round of drafts.
Posted 6/04/2019 2:06 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley may look to lose some weight in order to reduce some of the stress on his knee, and head coach Sean McVay said Gurley can do what he wants so he can feel comfortable with his knee.
Huddle Up: Gurley has missed most of the offseason workouts because of his knee and may see his touches drop this upcoming season because of his knee. Fantasy players should monitor his status during training camp to determine his status. He is a No. 1 running back when healthy but is a risky pick at this point.
Posted 5/31/2019 9:05 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley likely will not see any playing time during the preseason, according to general manager Les Snead.
Huddle Up: Gurley has been dealing with a knee issue since last season but should be ready for Week 1. He is a No. 1 running back in fantasy leagues when healthy, but fantasy players should keep an eye on his status during training camp.
Posted 5/30/2019 6:05 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) reportedly plans on playing about six pounds lighter this season, according to NFL Network's Steve Wyche.
Huddle Up: The logic is easy to follow, less weight means less stress on the knees. Obviously the team, which will not have Gurley do any on-field drills during OTAs, and the player are doing everything they can to get him through the upcoming season. The million dollar question is will it work? At this point, the status of Gurley's knee might be the most interesting storyline in all of fantasy sports. He's still an RB1, but there are unique concerns.
Posted 5/28/2019 10:05 pm UTC
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) has been a regular at the team facility this offseason, according to head coach Sean McVay, despite his absence from organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 28. McVay added the team plans to hold him out of practice in the offseason.
Huddle Up: Gurley missed the final two games of the 2018 regular season and carried the ball a total of 16 times for 47 yards in the NFC Championship Game and Super Bowl combined. His obvious upside will keep him as a high-end RB1, but there's reason to be concerned.
Posted 5/21/2019 2:05 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) said he is happy with the progress he is making in his rehab but does not want to put a timetable on his return. Head coach Sean McVay said the goal is for Kupp to be ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: Kupp probably will not be on a practice field until training camp, so fantasy players should monitor his situation over the next few months. He is one of the better receivers in the NFL when he is healthy and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver in 2019.
Posted 4/21/2019 1:04 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Malcolm Brown has 'always been reliable' when called upon, according to RB Todd Gurley. 'If I go out, he's doing the exact same thing,' Gurley said.
Huddle Up: Brown averaged 4.9 yards per rush and 10.4 yards per catch in limited action last year, but if the Rams lighten Gurley's load a bit in 2019, Brown could surprise. At the very least, Gurley owners should snag Brown as a handcuff.
Posted 4/20/2019 6:04 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff said he is not worried about his contract situation and believes he will receive a lucrative contract if he continues to play well. The Rams are expected to exercise the fifth-year option in Goff's contract this offseason.
Huddle Up: Goff is coming off a very successful 2019 season with 4,688 yards and 32 touchdowns in the regular season. He should have most of his receiving corps back next season and can be a solid No. 1 fantasy quarterback.
Posted 4/15/2019 11:04 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) said his knee is feeling better and does not expect it to be a long-term issue.
Huddle Up: Gurley was limited during the playoffs because of his knee, but head coach Sean McVay said Gurley will have a big role in 2019. He should continue to be considered a No. 1 fantasy running back as long as he is healthy.
Posted 4/12/2019 9:04 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) is making good progress in his rehab and hopefully will be ready to play in Week 1, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Owners will need to monitor Kupp's progress during offseason workouts and training camp to see if he suffers any setbacks. He is a productive receiver in the Rams passing game when he is healthy and can be a No. 2 fantasy receiver in 2019.
Posted 4/12/2019 7:04 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) will 'continue to be a central piece of our offense and I don't see that changing,' head coach Sean McVay told The Rich Eisen Show on Friday, April 12.
Huddle Up: Gurley's long-term stock has taken a bit of a tumble since his knee injury in Week 15, although it hasn't helped matters that reports about a potential arthritic knee and his general manager making it a priority to reduce his workload have been so public. While the Rams would be wise to cut back a few of his reps and his durability may be a slight concern moving forward, Gurley will still be very much worth a top-five pick in fantasy drafts if he is ready to go this summer.
Posted 3/26/2019 8:03 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff's potential contract extension isn't a top priority currently, according to head coach Sean McVay. 'Whether it happens this year, next year, those are things we haven't really gotten into in depth about yet,' McVay said.
Huddle Up: Goff had one of the worst Super Bowl performances in recent memory, but his regular season was stellar. Another season of over 4,600 yards and 30+ touchdowns should get him that extension. He's comfortably in QB1 territory heading into his fourth season.
Posted 3/22/2019 1:03 pm UTC
Los Angeles Rams restricted free-agent RB Malcolm Brown's two-year, $3.25 million offer sheet by the Detroit Lions was matched by the Rams Friday, March 22. He'll receive a $100,000 signing bonus and $1 million guaranteed.
Huddle Up: Brown will be an option late in drafts to handcuff to Todd Gurley, but he could also carve a niche in the offense to keep Gurley fresh early in the season.
Posted 3/22/2019 1:03 am UTC
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) said his recovery is where it is 'supposed to be' at this point in the process.
Huddle Up: Kupp is expected to be ready for the start of the 2019 season. He was Jared Goff's go-to target on third downs and in the red zone prior to the injury, and Kupp should be able to deliver WR2 numbers, especially in PPR formats.
Posted 3/08/2019 5:03 pm UTC
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles is expected to released before March 17 when he is due a $1 million roster bonus, in the opinion of a team beat writer.
Huddle Up: Blake Bortles had his QB1 fantasy moments over the last few seasons in J'ville, but he's likely headed for a stint of backup duty in a new locale.
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