Description: Rams running back Tre Mason rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns against the Raiders.
Insight: Mason gained most of those yards on a 89-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He scored again from eight yards away in the fourth. Mason is past most of the tough running matchups this season and could be an option in deeper leagues for the playoffs.
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill threw for two touchdowns and 183 yards versus the Raiders.
Insight: Hill hit Tre Mason for a 35-yard score for the first touchdown and then found Cory Harkey for a 4-yard touchdown in the second quarter as the Rams routed the Raiders. Too bad Hill can't play Oakland every week.
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill completed 20-of-29 passes for 220 yards and one touchdowns against the Broncos.
Insight: Hill found Kenny Britt for a 63-yard score at the end of the first quarter to give St. Louis a, 10-0 lead. Hill might not be a big fantasy producer, but he took care of the ball, which Austin Davis proved he cannot, so Hill will remain the starter.
Description: Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt, who limped off the field, has returned.
Insight: With two catches for 96 yards and a touchdown in barely a quarter of play it would have been a shame if he couldn't continue. he's up to 4-128-1 with three minutes to go in the second quarter.
Description: Rams coach Jeff Fisher has benched quarterback Austin Davis.
Insight: How quickly things change in this league. Just a few weeks ago, respectable NFL analysts compared Davis to Kurt Warner, Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Brett Favre. After a rough fourth quarter in Week 10 that saw Davis turn the ball over three times on three straight possessions, Fisher has determined Shaun Hill gives the Rams a better chance of winning than Davis. Neither quarterback is fantasy relevant.
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill will start against the Broncos in Week 11 according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Insight: Coach Jeff Fisher originally said Austin Davis would remain the starter, but he apparently changed his mind. Davis threw an interception, another interception returned for a touchdown, and lost a fumble also returned for a score on three straight possessions in the fourth quarter. Hill has not started since Week 1 when he went 8-for-13 with 81 yards and one interception. Hopefully, fantasy owners are not counting on a Rams quarterback this week.
Description: Coach Jeff Fisher once again declared that the Rams will use a committee at running back.
Insight: It is tough to take him seriously, as Tre Mason had 19 of the 23 carries, Rams' tailbacks received on Sunday. Fisher can continue to say whatever he wants, but owners need to assume Mason is the lead back for now.
Description: Rams receiver Brian Quick's injury is a dislocated shoulder and torn rotator cuff, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: Quick is likely done for the season, if that's true. he had taken a giant leap forward this season and in the seven games he played, he had already set career highs for receptions (25), yards (375) and touchdowns (3).
Description: Rams tight end Lance Kendricks caught a touchdown for the third-consecutive game.
Insight: He had only one catch for one yard, and the touchdown, and St Louis' other tight end Jared Cook did not contribute much as well, with one reception for 11 yards. Neither player is a recommended play.
Description: Rams running back Tre Mason did not contribute much on Sunday.
Insight: After breaking out for 85 yards and a touchdown during Week 7, Mason had only seven carries for 32 yards, and one catch for one yard. The tailback situation in St. Louis continues to be extremely cloudy, making it a tough call for fantasy owners every week.
Description: Rams quarterback Austin Davis was unable to continue his magic during Week 8 against the Chiefs.
Insight: After leading St. Louis to an opening-drive score. Davis was ineffective the rest of the afternoon. He finished the day 15-of-25 for 160 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and was also sacked a total of seven times. Davis is no more than a QB2.
Description: Rams quarterback Austin Davis was good at what they asked him to do.
Insight: Unfortunately for fantasy owners, that was be mistake free. He threw 21 times, mostly
short, and completed 18 for 152 yards and two touchdowns. He was most importantly, mistake and sack free in leading the Rams to the victory.
Description: Say goodbye to any remaining fantasy value for Rams running back Zac Stacy.
Insight: It appears the Rams are ready to hand over the keys to the backfield to rookie Tre Mason. Mason finished with 18 carries for 85 yards and the touchdown and Benny Cunningham did the receiving work. Meanwhile, Stacy and his fantasy owners could only watch.
Description: Rams running back Zac Stacy is active for Week 7, but will likely split time with Bennie Cunningham.
Insight: Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer confirmed that the team will use the "hot hand" approach at running back, moving forward. The backfield also has rookie Tre Mason who was active for the first time in Week 6.
Description: Rams offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer confirmed that the team will use the "hot hand" approach at running back, moving forward.
Insight: We essentially knew this already, but now that Schottenheimer delcared it, it makes Stacy's value plummet even more. With Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason in the mix, Stacy is a borderline droppable player.
Description: Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed there was nothing wrong with running back Zac Stacy on Monday night according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.
Insight: Fisher said the team just wanted to use three running backs, and it will likely continue to do so going forward. To make matters worse, Stacy was the least productive Rams' back with just 17 yards on eight carries against the 49ers.
Description: Rams quarterback Austin Davis finally looked like an undrafted free agent.
Insight: After having thrown for 702 yards and six touchdowns in his previous two games, he looked confused by the 49ers defense and finished 21-of-42 for 236 yards, one touchdown and one interception returned for a touchdown.
Description: Rams running back Zac Stacy practiced on Friday after missing Thursday's practice.
Insight: Stacy is dealing with a calf strain, but he should not miss Monday night's game. Still, Benny Cunningham and Trey Watts may see some action, which makes Stacy more of a FLEX play rather than a RB2.
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill (thigh) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles and the coach has said he's the starter if healthy.
Insight: Even though head coach Jeff Fisher has said Hill will be the starter if healthy, its a tough decision, as to whether fantasy owners should start him. He hasn't played since Week 1 and could be rusty, but faces a vulnerable Eagles pass defense.
Description: Rams running back Zac Stacy totaled 121 combined yards from scrimmage against the Cowboys.
Insight: After building a 21-0 lead in the second quarter, Stacy owners were hoping for a big workload, but it never materialized. He rushed the ball just 12 times. Five receptions for 54 yards helped him post decent fantasy numbers despite not scoring.
Description: Rams quarterback Austin Davis threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns, both are career-highs for the rookie, but he also threw two interceptions as the Rams lost to the Cowboys in Week 3.
Insight: Even still, no one expected this much production from the rookie quarterback. It seems likely that Davis will remain the Rams starting quarterback, and he is on the fantasy radar, but really only in two-QB leagues or larger than 14-team leagues.
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill (thigh) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Insight: Even though head coach Jeff Fisher has said Hill will be the starter if healthy, the starting quarterback will not be announced until game-time. Austin Davis is supposed to get his second start.
Description: Rams receiver Tavon Austin is inactive against the Cowboys on Sunday due to a knee injury.
Insight: The Rams have a bye in Week 4, so the idea here is likely that Austin will be completely healthy in Week 5 after two straight week off. If Austin is in your lineup, you need a replacement for at least two weeks.
Description: Rams third-year receiver Brian Quick was the top target for quarterback Austin Davis with nine targets and has 18 on the season.
Insight: Quick caught seven of them for 74 yards and has shown a lot of improvement in the preseason and early going. He's averaging 86.5 ypg, but needs to reach the end zone to get his fantasy value up to starting levels.
Description: Rams running back Zac Stacy was better in Week 2, posting 71 yards and a score on 19 rushing attempts, but he's still not playing up to expectations.
Insight: The Rams offense is trying to find its way under the direction of quarterbacks Austin Davis and Shaun Hill. Stacy should continue to get the bulk of the rushing attempts, he's averaging 15 per game, but that's less than he got as a starter last season, so his upside may be a bit more limited.
Description: Rams receiver Tavon Austin s expected to miss 2-3 weeks after suffering a knee injury in Sunday's game.
Insight: Austin suffered a sprained MCL, like Ryan Mathews, but not as severe apparently and will miss about half as much time. He has yet to prove he was worth the high pick the Rams used on him (eighth overall pick in 2013) and fantasy owners should continue to stay away.
Description: Rams defensive end Robert Quinn signed a four-year, $66.575 million contract extension according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: The deal includes $41.2 million guaranteed and keeps Quinn in St. Louis until the end of the 2019 season. Quinn was an All-Pro last year and already has 34.5 sacks in 48 career games. He is one of the best pass rushers in the NFL and is our guess to lead the league in sacks durin 2014.
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill is being called a game-time decision according to coach Jeff Fisher.
Insight: Hill suffered a thigh injury after going 8-of-13 for 81 yards and an interception on Sunday. Hill was a limited practice participant in Friday's practice. Austin Davis played the rest of the game at quarterback and would be the starter if Hill isn't ready to go.
Description: St. Louis DL Chris Long (left ankle) will need surgery and is expected to miss 8-10 weeks, according to Adam Schefter.
Insight: Long on one side and All-Pro Robert Quinn on the other side made the Rams defense a strength. This is going to knock them down a peg or two. long is probably a candidate for the short-term injured reserve.
Description: Rams quarterback Shaun Hill 's status is in doubt for Week 2 according to Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Hill suffered a thigh injury after going 8-of-13 for 81 yards and an interception on Sunday. Austin Davis played the rest of the game at quarterback. Whether its Hill or Davis, there are about 30 other quarterbacks you would rather start.
Description: According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is out for the season after an MRI revealed that he re-tore the ACL in his left knee. Shaun Hill is now the starting quarterback
Insight: Bradford suffered the injury during Saturday's preseason game. He was entering a make-or-break season with St. Louis and now his future is up in the air. The former No. 1 overall pick will turn 27 in November. His injury is a blow to the fantasy value of St. Louis' pass-catchers (Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, Jared Cook and sleeper Brian Quick) and should result in the Rams giving more carries to Zac Stacy.
Description: Rams quarterback Sam Bradford left Saturday's preseason game against the Browns with a left knee injury.
Insight: It is the same knee Bradford had surgically repaired last fall. He went into the locker room under his own power for a short examination, and it didn't look serious but the injury history has to worry Bradford owners. The quarterback was 4-for-9 for 77 yards before the injury.
Description: Rams third-year receiver Brian Quick appears to be ready to make a leap forward in production and fantasy value.
Insight: There is a well-known theory that many wide receivers breakout in their third season and that could happen for Quick. The 33rd selection of the 2012 draft class has done little to this point, but signs of him "getting it" have begun to show. Also as important, we saw quarterback Sam Bradford trust him Saturday despite being covered in a 41-yard catch and run. It may be Quick's time to shine and fantasy owners should use a late-round pick on him because of his upside.
Description: The Rams believe Isaiah Pead tore his ACL during Saturday's preseason game, coach Jeff Fisher said. SOURCE: Mike Garafolo, FOX Sports
Insight: Pead, the 50th overall pick in the 2012 draft, has rushed for 75 yards on 17 carries in 25 NFL games. He would have been behind Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason on the depth chart if healthy.
Description: Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (knee surgery) is expected to play at least one quarter Saturday versus Green Bay.
Insight: Bradford is attempting to come back from a torn ACL and this will be fantasy owners first chance to see if he is ready to play. Prior to the injury, Bradford had 1,687 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions in seven games. A healthy Bradford certainly helps the fantasy value of his receivers.
Description: Former Rams receiver Torry Holt says that Tavon Austin has been very quiet in training camp.
Insight: Austin was drafted eighth overall but played limited snaps and had 40 catches for 418 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games last season. He also rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and racked up 678 return yards (398 kick, 280 punt) on 51 attempts. Fantasy owners in 12-team leagues cannot rely on the 23-year-old as a WR3.
Description: Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (knee surgery) is unlikely to play Friday, according to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com.
Insight: Bradford is attempting to come back from a torn ACL, so the Rams are taking precautions. Prior to the injury, Bradford had 1,687 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions in seven games. Jason La Canfora reported Friday that Bradford still doesn't look fully healthy, but he's expected to be ready for Week 1.
Description: Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt has looked good in early training camp action, according to Jason La Canfora.
Insight: Britt has spent the past three seasons trying to get healthy after tearing an ACL and is finally starting to look like the 2010 version (42-775-9). If healthy, he could improve Sam Bradford's value and with Tavon Austin be viable WR fantasy options.
Description: Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (knee surgery) was "moving a little gingerly at times during practice" according to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports.
Insight: Bradford needs to be healthy if he is to maintain his starting status beyond 2014. Prior to his injury last season, Bradford threw for 1,687 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions in seven games. Fantasy owners will have to watch his mobility and performance in preseason before setting his fantasy value.
Description: According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Rams are hopeful receiver Brian Quick is ready to make a leap forward this season.
Insight: St. Louis took Quick with the first overall pick in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft, well ahead of Alshon Jeffery, Rueben Randle, T.Y. Hilton and Marvin Jones, who all have been much more productive than the 6-foot-3, 218-pound Quick. The 25-year-old has caught 29 passes for 458 yards and four touchdowns through two seasons. The third year is typically when receivers make a big statistical jump, so Quick could be a nice deep sleeper. He has a shot to start along with injury-prone Kenny Britt.
Description: According to Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com, Rams running back Zac Stacy has been getting most of the work with the first team during training camp.
Insight: The Rams drafted RB Tre Mason in the third round this year, so Stacy probably won't average 20.8 carries per game again like he did in his 12 starts last season. However, Mason likely won't be more than a change-of-pace back and Stacy should still see roughly 17 carries per game plus all the goal-line work.
Description: Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (knee surgery) appears to be ready to go for the start of training camp, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.
Insight: Prior to his injury, Bradford threw for 1,687 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions in seven games. While Bradford has struggled to live up to expectations, he's more than capable of delivering gaudy numbers if healthy, so definitely keep an eye on his progress in camp.
Description: Rams receiver Tavon Austin says he had trouble grasping the team's playbook last season, according to the Associated Press. "I didn't really know what was going on," Austin said. "Everything looked like Spanish and sounded like Spanish to me."
Insight: Austin was drafted eighth overall but played limited snaps and had 40 catches for 418 yards and four touchdowns in 13 games. He also rushed for 151 yards and a touchdown on nine carries and racked up 678 return yards (398 kick, 280 punt) on 51 attempts. He insists he knows the playbook now. "I understand the plays, the depth, the routes, the splits and everything," Austin said. "I just feel good that I can make some plays. Definitely, the game's slowed down for me." Austin has a lot of upside and carries a ninth-round ADP.
Description: Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com predicts rookie running back Tre Mason will get 8-10 carries per game for the Rams this season.
Insight: Zac Stacy saw 249 carries across his 12 starts in 2013, or 20.8 per game, and St. Louis really didn't use a backup much during that stretch. Mason stealing 8-10 carries per game would be devastating to Stacy's fantasy value unless the Rams plan to run the ball more than they did last season (St. Louis averaged 24.25 non-quarterback runs per game). We expect Stacy to still see around 17 touches per game and all the goal-line work, so his 27.1 ADP in fantasyfootballcalculator.com mock drafts is reasonable.
Description: Rams quarterback Sam Bradford (knee surgery) is expected to be ready to participate in the team's minicamp this week. Source: Chris Wesseling, NFL.com.
Insight: With a vote of confidence from head coach Jeff Fisher behind Bradford, the QB appears ready to return to action seven months after tearing the ACL in his left knee. Prior to his injury, Bradford threw for 1,687 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions in seven games. While Bradford has struggled to live up to expectations, he's more than capable of delivering gaudy numbers if healthy, so definitely keep an eye on his progress this offseason.
Description: St. Louis has cut ties with running back Daryl Richardson. SOURCE: Adam Caplan, ESPN
Insight: Richardson had a solid rookie season (475 rushing yards, 4.8 yards per carry) but couldn't get anything going in his sophomore campaign (215 yards, 3.1 ypc). The Rams are expected to go with Zac Stacy on early downs with rookie Tre Mason filling a third down/change of pace role. Isaiah Pead and Benny Cunningham are also on the roster.
Description: St. Louis used its final pick of the 2014 draft on Missouri defensive end Michael Sam.
Insight: Sam, who was taken 249th overall, is the first openly gay player to be drafted. Despite being named SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year last season, Sam will have a lot to prove following his disappointing showing at the NFL Draft Combine three months ago.
Description: Rams coach Jeff Fisher reiterated on Tuesday that Sam Bradford is the team's starting quarterback, according to Tony Softli of 101 ESPN.
Insight: Fisher went as far as saying Bradford is the reason he took the St. Louis coaching job. Prior to tearing his ACL last season, Bradford had 1,687 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions in seven games. Due to the Robert Griffin III trade in 2012, the Rams have the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, but they're expected to trade it or spend it on an offensive lineman, not a QB.
Description: The Rams have signed WR Kenny Britt to a one-year deal.
Insight: Britt will be reunited with Jeff Fisher, who drafted the receiver in 2009. Britt has been set back by multiple knee injuries and discipline problems and put up just 685 yards and four touchdowns in 26 games the last two years. The Rams haven't had a 1,000-yard receiver since Torry Holt in 2007.
Description: According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Rams coach Jeff Fisher addressed running back Zac Stacy's future role with the team on Wednesday. "I think over time, he'll probably be that 70-percent-of-the-carries guy," Fisher said.
Insight: What does he mean, over time? In 12 games as St. Louis' starting tailback last season, Stacy averaged 20.8 carries. He should be a late first-round or early second-round pick in 2014 drafts.
Description: Rams coach Jeff Fisher said starting QB Sam Bradford will begin throwing in late May and early June.
Insight: Hopefully, he sticks to that schedule and is available come the start of summer camp. Bradford was putting up solid stats until his season-ending injury. He was averaing 241 ypg with 14 TD passes and just four interceptions.
Description: Rams coach Jeff Fisher reiterated on ESPN's "Mike and Mike" Tuesday that Sam Bradford will be the team's starting quarterback in 2014.
Insight: "Sam's doing great with the rehab," Fisher said. "He's really excited. He took on a leadership role last year and he's maintained that and he's our quarterback, and we've said that." Bradfordm, the 2010 No. 1 overall pick, had 1,687 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions in the first seven games last season before tearing his ACL. He's entering a make-or-break season in 2014.
Description: Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is expected to be ready for training camp next summer, according to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report.
Insight: The 2013 season was a slight step back for Bradford who appeared to be blossoming into a viable fantasy QB option in 2012 (3,702 yards, 21 TD, 13 INT). He played well in seven games, but for the second time in four years missed a big portion of the season due to injury. The jury is still out on the 2010 No. 1 overall selection.