Mason was arrested Saturday in Hollywood, Fla., on suspicion of reckless driving, marijuana possession, resisting an officer, and lack of vehicle registration, the Los Angeles Times reports. On Sunday, the Rams released the following statement: "We are very disappointed to learn of an incident involving Tre Mason in the Miami, Fla. area Saturday afternoon. We are in the process of obtaining more information about the facts surrounding this incident and will have no further comment at this time." Although he was relegated to reserve duty with the addition of Todd Gurley in 2015, Mason was a key part of the running-back rotation in St. Louis, tallying 75 carries for 207 yards (2.7 YPC) and 18 receptions (on 21 targets) for 88 yards. Expected to play a similar role following the move to Los Angeles, Mason could be putting himself on shaky ground at the outset of this coming season, with a suspension from the NFL potentially forthcoming. If the preceding comes to pass, Benny Cunningham or another offseason addition could serve as Gurley's top backup in Week 1 and beyond.
Mason had 18 carries for 44 yards, but scored a short touchdown in Sunday's 19-16 overtime loss at San Francisco. With rookie sensation Todd Gurley (foot) inactive, Mason got a ton of work, but was unable to fully capitalize. His four-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was his first score of the season, and nearly didn't happen, as the play was designed for him to throw the ball into the end zone on a trick play. After a promising rookie season in 2014, Mason was on the bench for most of this year, as Gurley established himself as a potential star. Thus, look for Mason to head back to a reserve role in 2016, barring some sort of injury to Gurley.
With Todd Gurley doubtful for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Mason is expected to start at running back for the Rams in Week 17, per Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. With Gurley likely to be held out of the Rams' finale with the long haul in mind, Mason figures to draw the start at running back for the team Sunday, with Benny Cunningham a candidate to see some third-down work. As a result, Mason makes for a decent Week 17 fantasy plug-in for those scrambling for an option at RB, notably those who have been rolling with Gurley of late.
Mason rushed three times for 13 yards Thursday in a 31-23 win against Tampa Bay. With Todd Gurley bottled up for much of the night, the Rams took to the air more than usual, leaving Mason without many touches. He has only topped 30 yards rushing once this season and has yet to find the end zone, leaving him with little fantasy value.
Mason rushed four times for 7 yards and caught a pair of passes for 1 yard in a 21-14 victory against the Lions on Sunday. Todd Gurley got going again Sunday, which left little opportunity for Mason to make much of a difference. He didn't do much with the few chances he received anyway, and will rarely see more than a few touches a game.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||@San Francisco 49ers||31||22.88|
|3||09/25||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||15||16.88|
|7||10/23||New York Giants||25||20.38|
|10||11/13||@New York Jets||3||13.13|
|12||11/27||@New Orleans Saints||30||22.38|
|13||12/04||@New England Patriots||5||14.00|
|16||12/24||San Francisco 49ers||31||22.88|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||127||486||2||17||118||0||71|