Case Keenum is expected to be the No. 2 quarterback for the Rams this season behind rookie Jared Goff, and he will have minimal Fantasy value coming into the year. He started the final four games for the Rams in 2015, and he finished the year with 828 passing yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Even if he ends up starting at all in 2016 he would not be worth starting in most formats. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day.
Keenum will likely serve as Jared Goff's safety net, the Orange County Register reports. Los Angeles has a glut at quarterback, with the No. 1 overall draft pick joined by Keenuu, Nick Foles and 2015 third-rounder Sean Mannion. It appears the team will trade or release Foles, and there don't seem to be any real plans for Mannion. After signing a first-round RFA tender (worth about $3.6 million), Keenum figures to compete with Goff for the starting job, though it may be a competition in name only. A three-year starter in college, the 21-year-old Goff figures to take the reins sooner rather than later. It will be a surprise if he isn't under center in Week 1.
Keenum signed his first-round tender with the Rams on Monday, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports. Keenum's deal will earn him about $3.6 million for this season, but with the Rams expected to draft a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick, it's unclear if Keenum's future remains in Los Angeles. With Nick Foles also on the Rams' roster after signing a two-year, $24.5 million deal last offseason, Keenum is a far more affordable trade option for potential suitors, so it wouldn't be surprising if one of the team's veteran signal-callers is dealt prior to training camp.
Keenum will be the Rams' starting quarterback at the beginning of this season, according to general manager Les Snead, NFL Network's Erin Coscarelli reports. Keenum's vote of confidence from Snead comes after the Rams tendered him a first-round qualifying offer earlier this month, virtually ensuring he'll remain with the team this season. While Los Angeles will almost certainly add a quarterback through the draft, Keenum has now been tabbed by both Snead and coach Jeff Fisher as the Rams' starter heading into the upcoming campaign, when the job will be his to lose.
Keenum was extended a first-round qualifying offer from the Rams, the Orange County Register reports. Keenum was designated by coach Jeff Fisher as the Rams' starting quarterback heading into training camp, and by being extended a qualifying offer, Los Angeles can now match any offer Keenum receives from another team this offseason. Furthermore, even if Keenum signs elsewhere, the Rams would be granted that team's first-round pick in return. That makes Keenum a near certainty to be with the Rams this season, and although the team is widely expected to draft a quarterback as well, Keenum would be in competition to start once training camp rolls around.
Head coach Jeff Fisher confirmed Monday that Keenum enters the offseason as the Rams' starting quarterback, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports. As a restricted free agent, Keenum is the only quarterback on the roster that will be subject to free agency in the coming months, with both Nick Foles and Sean Mannion signed through the end of the 2016 season, at the very least. Considering the preceding, Keenum will almost certainly return to the Rams, though a veteran addition or player selected in the NFL Draft could place his current status in question. In six outings in the recently-completed campaign, he was risk averse but far from explosive, completing 61 percent (76 of 125) of his passes for 828 yards, four touchdowns, and one interception.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||@San Francisco 49ers||7||18.06|
|3||09/25||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||25||22.06|
|7||10/23||New York Giants||31||24.56|
|10||11/13||@New York Jets||11||18.75|
|12||11/27||@New Orleans Saints||33||29.31|
|13||12/04||@New England Patriots||16||19.78|
|16||12/24||San Francisco 49ers||7||18.06|
|3 Year Avg||56.6||1008||5||3||37||0||70|