|Offense||32nd||78.2 (31st)||184.4 (31st)|
|Defense||9th||103.8 (16th)||233.2 (10th)|
|31||Alexander, Maurice||FS||6-1||220||2/16/1991||3||Utah State|
|66||Arkin, David||G||6-5||307||10/7/1987||3||Missouri State|
|11||Austin, Tavon||WR||5-8||176||3/15/1991||4||West Virginia|
|90||Brockers, Michael||DT||6-5||326||12/21/1990||5||Louisiana State|
|10||Cooper, Pharoh||WR||5-11||207||3/7/1995||R||South Carolina|
|38||Davis, Cody||FS||6-1||206||6/6/1989||4||Texas Tech|
|70||Fox, Morgan||DE||6-3||259||9/12/1994||R||Colorado State-Pueblo|
|36||Green, Aaron||RB||5-11||201||10/15/1992||R||Texas Christian|
|6||Hekker, Johnny||P||6-5||236||2/8/1990||5||Oregon State|
|84||Hemingway, Temarrick||TE||6-5||244||7/30/1993||R||South Carolina State|
|89||Higbee, Tyler||TE||6-4||243||1/1/1993||R||Western Kentucky|
|27||Johnson, Isaiah||SAF||6-1||202||5/16/1992||2||Georgia Tech|
|35||Jordan, Michael||DB||6-0||200||10/21/1992||R||Missouri Western State|
|20||Joyner, Lamarcus||CB||5-8||184||11/27/1990||3||Florida State|
|96||Longacre, Matt||DE||6-3||260||9/21/1991||2||Northwest Missouri State|
|14||Mannion, Sean||QB||6-6||233||4/25/1992||2||Oregon State|
|44||McQuaide, Jake||LS||6-2||244||12/7/1987||6||Ohio State|
|8||McRoberts, Paul||WR||6-2||200||11/15/1992||R||Southeast Missouri State|
|72||Murphy, Pace||T||6-6||295||3/2/1994||R||Northwestern State-Louisiana|
|97||Sims, Eugene||DE||6-6||269||3/18/1986||7||West Texas A&M|
|92||Thomas, Cam||DT||6-4||335||12/12/1986||7||North Carolina|
|13||Thomas, Mike||WR||6-1||200||8/16/1994||R||Southern Mississippi|
|93||Westbrooks, Ethan||DE||6-4||267||11/15/1990||3||West Texas A&M|
|69||Wichmann, Cody||G||6-5||319||3/2/1992||2||Fresno State|
|4||Zuerlein, Greg||K||6-0||196||12/27/1987||5||Missouri Western State|
|41||Christian, Marqui (IR)||DB||5-11||196||10/27/1994||R||Midwestern State|
|59||Forrest, Josh (IR)||OLB||6-3||249||2/24/1992||R||Kentucky|
|46||Harkey, Cory (IR)||TE||6-4||259||6/17/1990||5||UCLA|
|45||Laskey, Zach (IR)||FB||6-2||225||7/8/1992||1||Georgia Tech|
|15||Marquez, Bradley (IR)||WR||5-10||196||12/14/1992||2||Texas Tech|
|3||North, Marquez (IR)||WR||6-4||216||4/21/1995||R||Tennessee|
|94||Quinn, Robert (IR)||DE||6-4||264||5/18/1990||6||North Carolina|
|43||Randolph, Brian (IR)||DB||6-0||198||10/20/1992||R||Tennessee|
|62||Trinca-Pasat, Louis (IR)||DT||6-1||292||9/7/1991||1||Iowa|
|63||Williams, Darrell (IR)||T||6-4||301||8/31/1993||2||South Florida|
|Couplin, Jerome||DB||6-2||215||8/31/1991||3||William & Mary|
|Northrup, Reggie||LB||6-1||231||10/17/1993||R||Florida State|
|Peterson, Kevin||CB||5-11||179||3/22/1994||R||Oklahoma State|
|Williams, Bryce||TE||6-5||260||2/24/1993||R||East Carolina|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
With Fletcher inactive, corner Nolan Carroll will start.
With the Rams out of the playoffs this year, Saffold will look to return to full strength in time for the start of the 2017 season. Barring some sort of serious development, that shouldn't be a problem.
Wegher's release was perhaps the Panthers' most noteworthy from a fantasy perspective, as he was competing for a spot in the team's running back rotation. However, after totaling merely 83 rushing yards on 32 preseason carries, Wegher didn't do enough to make Carolina's regular season roster. Upon his release, the Panthers will carry starter Jonathan Stewart, Cameron Artis-Payne, Fozzy Whittaker and fullback Mike Tolbert as their backfield options.
Gaines missed the Rams' past two games due to his thigh injury but his full participation indicates he's over the issue and will play in Saturday's tilt against San Francisco.
After scoring nine touchdowns in 2015, the writing was on the wall for a letdown from Austin this year. He didn't do enough with his 19 extra targets to make up for the expected negative touchdown regression, and he rushed 24 fewer times and for 275 fewer yards than last season. Austin's game-breaking ability -- and hefty salary -- should ensure he's a piece of the puzzle again in 2017, but without a significant step forward from the entire offense, his fantasy ceiling will remain low.
After missing last week's game versus the Niners, Thomas garnered just one target Sunday, which he secured for 15 yards.
Spruce practiced this week for the first time since landing on IR in November. However, according to the report, Spruce will not be eligible to play in Sunday's game versus the Cardinals.
Goff's teaming up with House and Dedeaux comes after last year's top overall pick endured a rocky rookie campaign that included just five touchdowns versus seven interceptions in seven games played. Over that span, Goff averaged the fewest yards per attempt (5.31) in the league, but by working with House and Dedeaux, whose list of clients includes Matt Ryan, Drew Brees and Eli Manning, Goff will hope their program's focus on conditioning, mechanics, nutrition and the mental side of playing quarterback can translate into an improved second season.
Hemingway is the Rams' fourth tight end, so he'll likely remain inactive most weeks unless one of the team's other options at the position is out with an injury. The rookie has made three appearances this season, but is still looking for his first career catch.
The special teams selections are as follows:
Harkey injured his triceps working in practice on Friday and was unable to play in Week 14. His absence will likely open up work for Temarrick Hemingway at tight end.
It seems as if the move to the IR cements the suspicion that Forrest tore his ACL on Sunday, although the team has yet to comment on specifics of the injury. The 24-year-old recorded nine tackles, one pass deflection, and one fumble recovery in 10 games, primarily on special teams.
On Tuesday, Goff handled a full allotment of reps at practice, after which interim head coach John Fassel stated the rookie has entered the final stage of the concussion protocol. Goff will thus have three days to meet with an independent neurologist and gain clearance for game action. If the preceding occurs, as expected, Goff will assume his typical mantle, while Mannion usurps veteran Case Keenum as the Rams looks toward the future.
A fourth-round selection last year, Higbee played all 16 games as a rookie but only caught 11 of his 28 targets for 85 yards and a touchdown. He possesses the raw athleticism to be more of a downfield threat than Kendricks ever was, but the Rams would still be wise to look at other tight end options via free agency and/or the draft. There is some real upside here, with Higbee currently projecting as the top tight end in an offense that lacks talent out wide.
Despite a strong first impression, McKinzy's hamstring issues seem to have suffocated his roster chance. The rookie's inability to perform at the same high level that he had prior to his hamstring setback is what likely prompted this move.
Johnson signed his $16.74 million franchise tender last month, not only making him the NFL's highest-paid cornerback, but enabling the Rams to shop him in hopes of a trade this offseason. After failing to find a suitable deal, Los Angeles and Johnson are now set to stage talks over a long-term contract prior to the July 15 deadline for franchise players. Although he's spent his entire five-year career with the Rams, Johnson may want to steer clear of an extension in order to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason. Regardless, it appears Johnson will remain with the Rams in 2017, which should help the team's transition into new coordinator Wade Phillips' defense.
As a first-round selection (2014) who wasn't taken within the top 10 picks (No. 13), Donald gets an option-year salary equal to the average of the third- through 25th-highest salaries at his position. The fifth-year option thus locks him in for 2018 at a salary of only $6.892 million, which would be an incredible bargain for a player of his caliber. He probably won't end up playing for that figure, as the Rams will try to sign him to a long-term extension either this offseason or next. Boasting 28 sacks and 163 tackles in 48 games through three seasons, Donald should end up with one of the largest non-quarterback contracts in the NFL.
Wichmann picked up an ankle injury in last week's game against the Bills, but it ultimately won't keep him off the field in Week 6, though he only practiced once this week in limited fashion.
A 2014 fourth-round selection, Alexander played both safety spots his first two years in the NFL, before operating as a full-time free safety while starting in all 14 of his appearances last season. He was solid in coverage and maintained an every-down role when healthy, yet finished with a modest stat line of 50 tackles, two interceptions and one sack. With LaMarcus Joyner (ankle) likely shifting from cornerback to free safety, Alexander should get to spend more time near the line of scrimmage, which would lead to a significant jump in tackle opportunities.
Brown was inactive in Week 9 due to complications from his surgically-repaired hand, but looks like he will be available Sunday as a reserve option along the Rams' offensive line.
Christian injured his ankle in the second quarter of Sunday's game, though the specifics of the injury remain unclear. The issue isn't thought to be severe and shouldn't limit him in the slightest once offseason work roles around.
Unfortunately, Ogletree slowed down at the end of the season and registered just 24 stops (18 solo tackles) through the final four games. Still, the 25-year-old linebacker was a high-end IDP option with a reliable fantasy floor outside of his underwhelming finish. Looking ahead to 2017, if Ogletree can provide more of the playmaking ability he's flashed at times throughout his first four seasons, the fantasy star could elevate his stock even higher.
The Rams shed a pair of veteran defensive ends Thursday by trading William Hayes and releasing Sims. According to Vincent Bonsignore of the Los Angeles Daily News, part of the reasoning behind those moves is that the Rams are switching from a 4-3 front to a 3-4 look under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. Sims played 535 defensive snaps in 2016 but only registered 2.5 sacks from the right defensive end spot.
Williams ended his rookie season in 2015 on injured reserve due to a dislocated wrist, but it isn't clear what sort of injury is to blame for his IR sentencing this time around. He's still under contract with the Rams for another year but the team could save money by letting him go in the offseason.
It isn't clear how severe Hill's injury may be. Nonetheless, the Rams' season is over and Hill will have plenty of time to return to full strength prior to the start of summer OTAs.
Jordan went down last week against the Seahawks. However, his full participation Thursday suggests he isn't in line to miss any time.
Westbrooks has tallied at least 19 tackles and two sacks for the Rams in each of the last two seasons. Now that ESPN reported he won't be facing legal charges from his incident last month, Westbrooks can set his sights on protecting his starting defensive end job this summer.
It's still unclear what Laskey is suffering from, but the Rams were evidently impressed with his potential as a fullback. He'll tryout for the team once again ahead of the 2017 campaign.
Quinn was already listed as doubtful for Thursday's game against the Seahawks, but the team has now elected to effectively shut down the defensive end with the Rams' season all but over. Look for Eugene Sims to get the start at defensive end the rest of the way in Quinn's absence.
Zuerlein attempted only 22 field goals in 2016, but was able to convert 19 of them and was perfect from inside of 40 yards. The kicker's deal will keep him with the Rams through the 2019 season. At this point, the main thing limiting Zuerlein's fantasy production is the Rams offense, which was last in the league in both yards and points per game last season.
Fox has stood out in practice and has been subsequently added to the active roster. Fox will likely serve as a special teams asset.
Operating as the starting center, Barnes didn't miss a single game the past two seasons. His release comes as somewhat of a surprise, as the Rams have little depth at the position. Meanwhile, the 28-year-old Missouri product shouldn't have a problem finding a new home this offseason.
The rookie was off the fantasy radar all season, but he did show some encouraging work over the final three weeks averaging 23.08 yards per kickoff return. Additionally, he caught 10 of 12 targets in his final four games, albeit for just 7.9 yards per reception. With Brian Quick and Kenny Britt both hitting the open market, there could be an opening for Cooper to climb the depth chart next season. However, it'll be difficult for the former Gamecock to showcase any big-play ability without the entire Los Angeles offense improving significantly. After all, the Rams finished in the basement in both yardage and scoring.
While Barron's fantasy value took a hit after losing his eligibility at strong safety, he still produced strong fantasy numbers and was a rock-solid option in the majority of seasonal leagues. There is also room for him to improve his sack (one) and interception (two) totals, which would make Barron a weekly high-floor, high-ceiling contributor.
North's placement on IR may explain why he didn't see a single snap in any of the Rams' first three preseason contests as he may be suffering from a nagging or recurring soft-tissue injury. Nonetheless, whatever the injury may be, North will now have ample time to return to full health in advance of the 2017 campaign.
The second year linebacker projects to back up Alec Ogletree this season. His status for Monday's season opener against the 49ers will depend on if he can clear the NFL's concussion protocol. If he cannot play, Josh Forrest will likely slide into the backup role.
Longacre was limited to six games in 2016 due to an injured heel and tallied just six tackles on the year. He'll compete for a depth role along the defensive line this summer.
Brockers' Week 10 status wasn't too iffy after practicing in full on Friday, despite missing practice earlier in the week due to the minor groin issue.
Havenstein started 28 games at right tackle after being drafted in the second round in 2015 out of Wisconsin, but with the signing of Pro-Bowl left tackle Andrew Whitworth, the Rams will move fellow tackle Greg Robinson to the right, kicking Havenstein inside to guard.
With Benny Cunningham headed for free agency, Brown projects as the No. 2 back behind Todd Gurley for the 2017 campaign. Los Angeles could bring in reinforcements through free agency or the draft, and a new coaching regime could also shake things up, but Brown projects as the next man up at this point. In deep dynasty/keeper leagues, speculatively owning Brown could reward if he opens next season as Gurley's handcuff.
Marquez was an effective special teams player for the Rams and will finish the season with three receptions for 37 yards.
With Nelson Spruce (calf) placed on injured reserve Friday, Countess brings Los Angeles back to having a full, 53-man roster. However, it isn't clear where he slots in on the depth chart given the complicated positional arrangement of the Rams' secondary.
Joyner's planned position change comes after he spent the first three years of his career playing primarily as a nickel cornerback. While Joyner was plenty successful there, compiling 178 tackles and 13 pass deflections in 40 games, Los Angeles' offseason signing of Nickell Robey-Coleman gives them another standout at the position. So, with Maurice Alexander moving to fill the departed T.J. McDonald's strong safety spot, Joyner will move back to the free safety position, where his instincts and flexibility figure to serve him well.
Donnal was limited during the Rams' last two days of practice this week, but the hip injury won't prevent him from dressing in Week 13. He'll work in a backup role at right guard behind starter Cody Wichmann.
The original-round tender means that the Rams have the right of first refusal for any contract offers the defensive end receives from other teams. In his first season with the Rams last year, Easley recorded 35 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 16 games, both of which were career highs. The 25-year-old could be destined for an even bigger role with the team this season under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.
Davis was limited in practice Friday after sitting out on Wednesday and Thursday. If he's unable to play on Sunday look for Marqui Christian to see a few extra reps.
Johnson spent his entire rookie season on the Bucs' practice squad, but he'll be given an opportunity to compete for the active roster throughout the upcoming offseason.
Robinson was a healthy scratch last Sunday against the Saints because Fisher said "he needed a break". Thus, it appears his benching was merely a motivational tactic.
McVay seems to agree with the general consensus that Gurley was set up for failure, often facing eight-man fronts while running behind a poor line in an offense that couldn't pass the ball. Of course, the 22-year-old running back thrived under similar conditions as a rookie, piling up 1,106 rushing yards at a clip of 4.8 yards per carry in only 13 games. He fell off a cliff in his sophomore campaign, running for only 885 yards (3.2 YPC) despite starting all 16 games. The Rams still don't have the makings of a strong passing attack that can keep safeties out of the box, but they at least signed left tackle Andrew Whitworth, center John Sullivan and wide receiver Robert Woods, the latter of whom owns a reputation as one of the league's best run blockers at his position. The team also acquired a new offensive line coach in Aaron Kromer, who spent the last two years serving in the same position for a Buffalo team with a dominant run game. McVay has a sketchier track record in that department, as the Redskins never ranked better than 19th in rushing yards or ninth in yards per carry during his three-year tenure coordinating the offense.
Green, an undrafted rookie free agent, impressed in his preseason debut as he racked up 64 yards and caught the winning touchdown against the Cowboys. The Rams total nine running backs on their roster, but factor in injuries and Tre Mason's bizarre disappearance and Green has a shot to make the 53-man roster if he continues his impactful play. The rookie could get less opportunities in Week 3 as the starters are poised to stay on the field longer, making every carry Green gets that much more valuable.
Trinca-Pasat spent the entire 2016 season on injured reserve after tearing his ACL last June. While it isn't clear if he's fully recovered, when healthy he'll compete for a backup role at defensive end behind starters Michael Brockers and Ethan Westbrooks.