Bailey was really the only standout on the Rams' offense. He hauled in five passes for 74 yards. Bailey received eight targets, finishing second on the team in the category. A large portion of his yardage came on a 38 yard deep pass in the fourth quarter. Bailey also gained 13 rushing yards on one attempt.
Bailey will look for more Week 16 against the Giants.
What a letdown for
Of course, he caught both of them for 47 yards, so he wasn't a complete embarrassment. And nobody got more than five targets for the Rams. As productive as Bailey was in Weeks 12 and 13, he deserves a pass for this one in leagues where teams start three wide receivers.
For other major takeaways from Week 14, be sure to check out my latest post to the Fantasy Football Today blog.
They'll face the Cardinals on Thursday night.
Even though he has averaged 94.5 receiving yards with a touchdown the last two weeks,
For all the Redskins' struggles this season, they've fared well against the run, giving teams extra incentive to throw the ball against them. They've had a hard time containing wide receivers especially, giving up the fifth-most Fantasy points per game to them.
Since Brian Quick went down for the season, Bailey is the only Rams wide receiver to do anything worthwhile, so if anyone's going to take advantage of the matchup, it's him. His emergence has coincided with Shaun Hill's insertion at quarterback, which probably isn't a coincidence. Hill has been a successful backup in the league for years and is more capable of leading his team down the field than Austin Davis was.
Plus, if you've actually seen some of Bailey's catches, you'll recognize he's a special talent. They're not Odell Beckham good, but he's making it pretty easy for Hill to throw him the ball. I'd be starting him over players like Kelvin Benjamin, Anquan Boldin, Jordan Matthews, Torrey Smith, Mohamed Sanu, Jarvis Landry, Mike Wallace and Donte Moncrief this week.
Bailey was targeted six times in the game, actually down from nine the week before, but he put together the best game of his career anyways. He hauled in five of those passes for 100 yards, his first career 100-yard game.
Bailey now has 189 yards on 12 catches and a touchdown over the last two games, and appears to have cemented his role as one of the team's top wide receivers. Given his lack of a track record, Fantasy owners probably want to avoid relying on Bailey, but he should at least be worth an add in deeper PPR formats, given the rapport he has shown with Shaun Hill.
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|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||2||17||226||13.3||28||0||2||0||10|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||12||2||27||396||14.7||38||1||6||0||17|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||2||2||33||16.5||27||1||1||1|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||12||2||1||13||13.0||13||0||0||1|
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|2014||St. Louis Rams||12||1||9||9.0||9||0||0|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||12||1||0||90||90.0||90||1||1|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||7||5.0||2||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||12||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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