Kenny Britt is expected to return as a starting receiver for the Rams this year, but he's proven the past two seasons that he can't be trusted as a reliable Fantasy option. He had 36 catches for 681 yards and three touchdowns in 2015, and he's combined for 84 catches, 1,429 and six touchdowns in two seasons. We don't expect a huge statistical leap for Britt this year, even with the addition of rookie quarterback Jared Goff, and Britt should only be drafted with a late-round flier in deeper leagues. If he does turn things around and starts out playing at a high level then add him off waivers, but we're not overly optimistic.
Britt caught his lone target for an eight-yard gain in Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys. Britt's catch came on the Rams' second drive, with starting quarterback Case Keenum on the passing end. Keenum has the early advantage over Jared Goff, but either way, the Rams will build their offense around Todd Gurley. While there's been no indication Britt's starting job is in danger, he only had 72 targets in 16 games last season, despite making 13 starts and playing 68 percent of the team's offensive snaps. Britt did have some success while working with Keenum, recording 38 percent of his receiving yards (and two of his three touchdowns) with a quarterback that accounted for just 26 percent of the team's pass attempts.
Britt caught three passes for 81 yards in a 19-16 overtime loss to San Francisco on Sunday. Britt seemed to find some chemistry with Case Keenum near the end of the year, averaging more than 20 yards a catch over his last five games with a pair of touchdowns. It's doubtful Keenum will be the quarterback to begin 2016, so some of Britt's value will hinge on that decision in St. Louis, although he did a decent job with what he had this season.
Britt caught three of four targets for 49 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 23-17 upset win against the Seahawks. Britt made the most of his limited opportunities, surprisingly smoking CB Richard Sherman on a 28-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He easily led the Rams in receiving Sunday, helping them win at Seattle for the first time in 10 years. He'll try to score in a third straight game next week at San Francisco.
Britt (shoulder) caught both of his targets for 71 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 31-23 win over the Buccaneers. Britt burnt undrafted rookie Jude Adjei-Barimah on a double move in the first quarter, breaking free for a fairly easy 60-yard touchdown. Despite his excellent start, Britt only received one more target the rest of the night, as Case Keenum attempted just 17 passes. Britt thus fell shy of 100 yards for a 13th time in 14 games this season, and the touchdown was just his second of the year. With a Week 16 road matchup against the Seahawks coming up next, Britt will likely fall back to his usual level of production.
Britt (shoulder) is active for Thursday's game against the Buccaneers, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official website reports. Britt was limited at practice during the short week, but there was never any real concern regarding his Thursday availability. Even in a favorable matchup, Britt will likely need a long gain and/or a touchdown in order to have a decent night, as he's averaging just 4.7 targets per contest this season. Case Keenum threw for 136 and 124 yards in his first two starts of the year.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||@San Francisco 49ers||18||22.38|
|3||09/25||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|7||10/23||New York Giants||23||23.88|
|10||11/13||@New York Jets||19||22.75|
|12||11/27||@New Orleans Saints||28||25.13|
|13||12/04||@New England Patriots||22||23.78|
|16||12/24||San Francisco 49ers||18||22.38|
|3 Year Avg||64||32||508||2||22||15.88||62|