Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 5/20/19 7:33pm ET
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.
Darrell Henderson - RBPosted 5/19/19 11:45am ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson, a third-round rookie out of Memphis, recently told the Los Angeles Times that he's feeling right at home with his new team. 'If you go back and watch my college film and you watch the Rams film, it's the same,' Henderson told the Los Angeles Times this week. 'I thought that was the best system I could get in. So everything worked out great. When I was talking to them, everything was clicking and we developed a relationship. The coaches told me they knew they were going to get me so it was the perfect fit.'
Huddle Up: Henderson indeed appears to have found the ideal pro fit, but as long as Todd Gurley is atop the depth chart -- question marks and all -- Henderson should be valued as no more than a RB4/5 with upside in drafts.
Darrell Henderson - RBPosted 5/10/19 9:35am ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson has his new team excited after drafting him in the third round. '(He) gives us an (Alvin) Kamara element,' general manager Les Snead said. Added head coach Sean McVay: 'We'd identified him as a guy that has a specific skill set, that really can do some unique things for us offensively. He was one of those guys that stood out for us, so we're excited about getting him here.'
Huddle Up: Even if Todd Gurley is still not his elite RB1 self, he still figures to be the main back in L.A. but Henderson will get his share of work and should be valued as a RB4/5 with upside. Just don't expect him to finish anywhere near the fourth-best running back in fantasy as Kamara did as a rookie in 2017.
Darrell Henderson - RBPosted 4/30/19 12:45pm ET
Los Angeles Rams third-round RB Darrell Henderson's arrival may prompt the team to use fewer 11-personnel (three receivers, one running back and one tight end) and possibly utilize two running backs more often going forward, in the opinion of ESPN's Lindsey Thiry.
Huddle Up: The Rams were have labeled Henderson as a "change-of-pace" back and a "unique playmaker" they have been looking for since the Lance Dunbar experiment failed a couple of seasons ago. The 208- pound Memphis product is a bit of a one-track runner in the Tevin Coleman mode, so he does bring something different to the table. What he does in training camp this summer figures to go a long way in determining if he can pass Malcolm Brown on the depth chart and become Todd Gurley's handcuff.
Darrell Henderson - RBPosted 4/26/19 6:56pm ET
Memphis RB Darrell Henderson was selected by the Los Angeles Rams with 70th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Huddle Up: Henderson could immediately become the primary backup for Todd Gurley. If that's the case, he will become a must-add handcuff for Gurley owners.
Darrell Henderson - RBPosted 4/26/19 11:08pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Darrell Henderson was selected to serve as a change-of-pace back and not because of lingering concerns about the condition of RB Todd Gurley's knee, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Regardless of what McVay and GM Les Snead say, it seems a little suspect that the Rams would part with two third-round picks to move up and select Henderson if they just planned on giving Gurley the same percentage of touches that they did in 2018. Obviously a lot can happen between now and Week 1, but Henderson is absolutely someone to keep an eye on as he could be in line for a significant role as a rookie.
Jared Goff - QBPosted 4/20/19 11:54am ET
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.
Malcolm Brown - RBPosted 4/20/19 6:13pm ET
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.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 4/15/19 4:20pm ET
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.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 4/12/19 12:49pm ET
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.
Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 4/12/19 2:47pm ET
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.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 4/1/19 3:33pm ET
Free-agent RB C.J. Anderson (Rams) signed a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions Monday, April 1, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: Anderson is a good fit in the Detroit backfield as he will assume the role vacated by LeGarrette Blount. Kerryon Johnson is the main man for the Lions, but Anderson will see some short-yardage and goal-line work. Take a chance on him in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Jared Goff - QBPosted 3/26/19 1:06pm ET
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.
Malcolm Brown - RBPosted 3/22/19 6:22am ET
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.
C.J. Anderson - RBPosted 3/22/19 6:39pm ET
Free-agent RB C.J. Anderson (Rams) said on his Twitter feed that his time with the Los Angeles Rams 'was fun' and that he enjoyed the opportunity.
Huddle Up: Anderson was speaking like a player who doesn't expect to be back with the Rams in 2019. However, he did show that he has a little gas left in the tank in the right offense, and depending on where he signs, he could have some appeal as a depth option for fantasy owners.
Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 3/21/19 6:08pm ET
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.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 3/2/19 9:57am ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) is dealing with arthritis in his knee, according to a source.
Huddle Up: Gurley was limited during the playoffs because of his knee, so owners will need to keep an eye on his situation. He is one of the best running backs in the NFL when he is healthy and can still be a No. 1 fantasy back in 2019.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 3/1/19 10:35am ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley left knee is a concern for the organization, and he currently is participating in an offseason regimen to get it ready for the 2019 season. However, if the regimen doesn't work or Gurley's knee regresses, the team may consider stem-cell treatment, a source said Friday, March 1.
Huddle Up: Whether the Rams will ever admit it or not, Gurley definitely wasn't at full health during the postseason in which he averaged only 11.3 touches per game after averaging double that (22.5) during the 14 contests he played during the regular season. For now Gurley remains a RB1 fantasy option, but that could change depending on the course of his offseason health reports.
Cooper Kupp - WRPosted 2/28/19 7:47am ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp, according to head coach Sean McVay.
Huddle Up: Kupp looks to be a lock for a WR2 spot in PPR formats.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 2/28/19 11:00pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley will likely have his workload monitored more often moving forward, according to comments made by general manager Les Snead on Thursday, Feb. 28. 'I think where we have to go is to fast forward to now is with Todd, he's had a lot of carries since he's come in the league, a lot of yards, a lot of touchdowns ... things like that. Obviously, senior year, junior year, Georgia, (tore) the ACL, so over that time there's an element of wear and tear and I think we have to determine in probably two stages: are we going to give him the amount of load that he's had in the past or are we going to lessen that load to let's say keep him fresher for the season and for the seasons beyond. If you go that route, you have to have a good, let's call it Batman and Robin combination or add another superhero figure into that and figure how you're going to do it. ... It's something we want to be intentional about and proactive,' Snead said.
Huddle Up: Gurley has amassed 1,229 touches over the first four years of his pro career, so Snead isn't kidding about his odometer. Conversely, he won't turn 25 years old until August, which is about the time most running back begin to hit their prime. While Gurley isn't in any danger of losing significant work anytime soon, the Rams would probably like to find a back they trust enough to use for a series or two. Gurley is still easily worth considering at No. 1 in fantasy drafts, but he is not a consensus pick at that spot.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 2/20/19 8:48am ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) was 'more hurt than we thought' and could have been dealing with a sprained knee as opposed to knee inflammation, as head coach Sean McVay and the team indicated during the season, according to comments made by C.J. Anderson on Fox Sports 1's 'Undisputed' on Tuesday, Feb. 19. 'The injury was a little bit more than what everybody in the building thought, including himself. ... Yeah, he'd never really tell me. ... I would say sprained knee. Obviously, it's the same knee injury he's had before in his career. Obviously, I had surgery on my meniscus and once you have a knee, you always have a knee. So it aggravates and if he was getting a lot of touches earlier in the year -- obviously him being one of the best backs, that probably was the case,' Anderson said.
Huddle Up: Gurley's lack of usage down the stretch suggests either he or McVay did not feel the back was not anywhere close to fully healthy. While Anderson admits he has no way to know for sure, a sprained knee can be a serious enough injury to keep Gurley from being able to or wanting to handle a full load. The 24-year-old should be able to enjoy a normal offseason - even if did suffer a knee sprain - and figures to be a fantasy stalwart again in 2019.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 2/5/19 1:27pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley (knee) does not need any medical procedures on the knee that bothered him later in the season. Gurley and the Rams went through physical examinations Tuesday, Feb. 5, but head coach Sean McVay said he had not talked to team trainers about those exams yet.
Huddle Up: Gurley's Super Bowl usage was quizzical, especially since he and the Rams claim that he was not hurt. If C.J. Anderson maintains his complementary role then it will be difficult to select Gurley with the first overall pick in 2019 drafts.
Jared Goff - QBPosted 2/5/19 11:29pm ET
The Los Angeles Rams intend on discussing an extension with QB Jared Goff during the offseason, according to MMQB's Albert Breer, though Breer says the team is not in a hurry to get something done.
Huddle Up: While fantasy owners' final image of Goff was his terrible Super Bowl performance you shouldn't get fixated on one bad game. The return of Cooper Kupp should help stabilize Goff, who'll have another season under his belt. He's a surefire QB1 for 2019.
Jared Goff - QBPosted 2/3/19 11:23am ET
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff has utilized play action on 34.6 percent of his dropbacks this season to pace all quarterbacks.
Huddle Up: Most definitely expect that to continue in Super Bowl LIII as the opposing Patriots have been one of the worst teams defending play-action passes this season. Goff, though, has only thrown for a modest 483 yards and one TD during two playoff games so far, but likely will have to air it out more to keep up with Tom Brady and the high-powered Patriots on Sunday.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 2/3/19 7:10pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley rushed 10 times for 35 yards and lost a yard on his only reception in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Huddle Up: Gurley again split time with C.J. Anderson and was on the sidelines for several stretches. After another impressive regular season, fantasy owners have to be a little concerned about Gurley's limited role down the stretch, especially if Anderson re-signs.
Jared Goff - QBPosted 2/3/19 7:04pm ET
Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff completed 19 of his 38 passes for 229 yards and an interception in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Huddle Up: The entire offense was out of rhythm throughout the game, but despite the season ending on a sour note, Goff will be at the helm of one of the top offenses in the league heading into 2019. Treat him as a QB1.
Brandin Cooks - WRPosted 2/3/19 7:22pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Brandin Cooks caught eight of his 13 targets for 120 yards in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Huddle Up: Cooks was the lone bright spot on offense for the Rams in an otherwise terrible performance. He can be a little big-play dependent at times, but he will remain a WR2 candidate for 2019.
Robert Woods - WRPosted 2/3/19 7:19pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods caught five of his 10 targets for 70 yards and added a five-yard run in a 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.
Huddle Up: It was an atrocious performance for the offense overall, but Woods managed to post a decent line. He was one of the steadiest receivers all season, and he will head into 2019 as a WR2.
Todd Gurley - RBPosted 2/3/19 8:19pm ET
Los Angeles Rams RB Todd Gurley said he wasn't limited physically against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII and credited the New England defense for dominating the line of scrimmage.
Huddle Up: At this point, Gurley owners would probably welcome some sort of injury to justify his limited role throughout the playoffs. Gurley has been a workhorse and a fantasy force the last two years, but if the Rams bring back C.J. Anderson, it will be interesting to see how touches are split in 2019.
Josh Reynolds - WRPosted 2/3/19 9:16pm ET
Los Angeles Rams WR Josh Reynolds caught three passes on seven targets for 28 yards in Super Bowl LIII against the New England Patriots.
Huddle Up: Reynolds was elevated when Cooper Kupp went down, and though he had his moments, Reynolds clearly isn't the player that Kupp is. Look for Reynolds to head back down the depth chart in 2019.
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