|Offense||30th||123.1 (7th)||180.9 (29th)|
|Defense||13th||111.0 (19th)||230.0 (8th)|
|31||Alexander, Maurice||SS||6-1||220||2/16/1991||2||Utah State|
|11||Austin, Tavon||WR||5-8||176||3/15/1991||3||West Virginia|
|90||Brockers, Michael||DT||6-5||326||12/21/1990||4||Louisiana State|
|37||Bryant, Christian||DB||5-9||198||3/21/1992||1||Ohio State|
|89||Cook, Jared||TE||6-5||254||4/7/1987||7||South Carolina|
|36||Cunningham, Benny||RB||5-10||217||7/7/1990||3||Middle Tennessee State|
|38||Davis, Cody||DB||6-1||206||6/6/1989||3||Texas Tech|
|95||Hayes, William||DE||6-3||278||5/2/1985||8||Winston-Salem State|
|6||Hekker, Johnny||P||6-5||236||2/8/1990||4||Oregon State|
|21||Jenkins, Janoris||CB||5-10||198||10/29/1988||4||North Alabama|
|20||Joyner, Lamarcus||CB||5-8||184||11/27/1990||2||Florida State|
|60||Kush, Eric||C||6-4||313||9/9/1989||3||California (PA)|
|55||Laurinaitis, James||MLB||6-2||248||12/3/1986||7||Ohio State|
|96||Longacre, Matt||DE||6-3||260||9/21/1991||R||Northwest Missouri State|
|14||Mannion, Sean||QB||6-6||233||4/25/1992||R||Oregon State|
|15||Marquez, Bradley||WR||5-10||196||12/14/1992||R||Texas Tech|
|44||McQuaide, Jake||LS||6-2||244||12/7/1987||5||Ohio State|
|83||Quick, Brian||WR||6-3||218||6/5/1989||4||Appalachian State|
|94||Quinn, Robert||DE||6-4||264||5/18/1990||5||North Carolina|
|71||Reynolds, Garrett||G||6-7||305||7/1/1987||7||North Carolina|
|97||Sims, Eugene||DE||6-6||269||3/18/1986||6||West Texas A&M|
|19||Welker, Wes||WR||5-9||185||5/1/1981||12||Texas Tech|
|93||Westbrooks, Ethan||DT||6-4||267||11/15/1990||2||West Texas A&M|
|69||Wichmann, Cody||G||6-5||319||3/2/1992||R||Fresno State|
|4||Zuerlein, Greg||K||6-0||196||12/27/1987||4||Missouri Western State|
|68||Brown, Jamon (IR)||G||6-4||323||3/15/1993||R||Louisville|
|2||Ferguson, Isiah (IR)||WR||6-5||218||1/8/1991||R||Arkansas-Pine Bluff|
|33||Gaines, E.J. (IR)||CB||5-10||190||2/23/1992||2||Missouri|
|76||Saffold, Rodger (IR)||G||6-5||332||6/6/1988||6||Indiana|
|63||Williams, Darrell (IR)||T||6-4||301||8/3/1993||R||South Florida|
|Arkin, David||G||6-5||307||10/7/1987||3||Missouri State|
|45||Laskey, Zach||FB||6-2||225||7/8/1992||R||Georgia Tech|
|Patterson, Eric||CB||5-10||193||2/5/1993||R||Ball State|
|Wells, Matt||LB||6-2||222||11/26/1990||R||Mississippi State|
|Worthington, Doug||DT||6-5||318||8/10/1987||3||Ohio State|
|12||Bailey, Stedman||WR||5-10||194||11/11/1990||3||West Virginia|
|Team||OLine Avg. Ht||OLine Avg. Wt||DLine Avg. Ht||DLine Avg. Wt||Avg. Age||Youngest||Oldest|
The surgery comes with a five-month recovery timetable. It appears as if this shoulder injury was much more significant than the one he played through in 2014. Saffold should be ready for 2016 training camp.
Austin took an end around and zig-zagged up the sideline for 60 yards midway through the second quarter and then, two plays later, took a second in for a five-yard score. Three of Austin's seven offensive touchdowns this season have come on the ground, making him resilient to the Rams struggles at quarterback. Eight of Austin's 70 touches this season have gone for more than 20 yards and his speed makes him a threat for big game every week. His 44 combined yards in the Rams' two previous games, however, should serve as a reminder of the dangers of starting a receiver playing on the league's worst pass offense.
With Tre Mason inactive for the game, one would have expected Cunningham to see a few more looks. Sunday's game, however, appears to be around Cunningham's ceiling, getting a touch or two a game.
In 10 games last season, Whittaker ran 32 times for 145 yards (4.5 ypc) and a touchdown and caught five passes for 60 yards and another score.
The special teams selections are as follows:
With Bailey -- who has recorded 12 catches for 182 yards and a touchdown in eight game to date -- set to miss time, it's now understandable that the Rams are expected to work out wideouts Hakeem Nicks, Wes Welker and Vincent Brown, per ESPN's Adam Caplan.
Britt's six receptions were his most since Week 3 and his 11 targets marked a season high. Despite leading the Rams in receiving yards, Britt has averaged just over two catches per game this season and hasn't scored since Week 2. Given the fact that the Rams rank at the bottom of the league in passing yards and touchdowns, Britt shouldn't be expected to all of a sudden become a fantasy-worthy producer.
Johnson failed to log practice time this week, so his absence certainly comes as no shock. Look for Lamarcus Joyner or Marcus Roberson to pick up extra snaps in his stead.
Well, there was a reason the Rams tried going in another direction last week. Pushed back into the starting lineup due to Case Keenum's concussion, Foles was held touchdown-less for the fourth time in five games and recorded his second multi-interception game of the season. He ranks 27th in the league in passing yards and 30th in touchdowns on the year, making him one of just a handful of quarterbacks with next-to-no fantasy value. It would not be a shock if he finds himself behind Keenum again once the latter is healthy enough to play.
The 58 yards were Cook's most since Week 1. He ranks second on the team in targets, catches and receiving yards. Among fellow tight ends, Cook ranks 20th in the league in catches and 16th in receiving yardage, making him a solid-but-not-great backup tight end. The fact that he remains scoreless through this point of the season prevents him from being a legitimate fantasy starter.
After a little bit of a midseason lull, Donald is back to his stellar self, with 17 tackles and 2.5 sacks his last two weeks. He continues to be a beast in the middle of the Rams' line and is already one of the top defensive tackles in the league.
The Rams had previously stated they were going to bring Battle along slowly, but reversed course. St. Louis will lose its fifth-round pick in next year's draft.
Bates came into the ruled doubtful due to a groin injury. Roberson was considered questionable with an ankle injury. The other five players listed are healthy scratches.
To make room for him on the 53-man roster, the Bucs released center Eric Kush. Kush was a gameday inactive for the team's Week 1 loss against the Titans on Sunday.
McDonald returned to practice Friday, which was apparently enough to get him back in the lineup. He is expected to start alongside Rodney McLeod, pushing Mo Alexander to the bench.
Ogletree suffered a fractured fibula in Week 4 and isn't expected to be ready before December. He seems no better than 50-50 to make it back this season, but the Rams don't have any other candidates for the lone spot on IR/designated to return.
Rookie cornerback Marcus Roberson (ankle) was unable to practice all week and was the only player on the report ruled as doubtful. Defensive end Eugene Sims missed practice all week due to a death in the family, but is expected to play, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He was deemed as probable. Defensive back Lamarcus Joyner (groin) and defensive tackle Alex Carrington (thigh) are questionable.
Meanwhile, the following players were designated as probable: Center Scott Wells (rest), defensive end Robert Quinn (rest) and guard Davin Joseph (rest), linebacker James Laurinaitis (ankle), wide receiver Kenny Britt (back), cornerback E.J. Gaines (knee), tight end Cory Harkey (thigh), tight end Jared Cook (back), linebacker Will Herring (foot) and linebacker Alec Ogletree
Fairley, 27, had weight issues during his four-year stint with the Lions and at one point weighed a reported 320 pounds. Meeting with reporters in St. Louis, Fairley said he weighed 280 and planned to add muscle this offseason.
Fairley added he was looking for a new personal chef, per the paper. Look for Fairley to be there when the Rams' offseason conditioning program begins April 20.
Watts was promoted from the practice squad, suggesting that Tre Mason (ankle) is unlikely to play. Even if he's active, Watts won't necessarily get any touches.
Carolina waived WR Jarrett Boykin, DT Kenny Horsley, S Robert Lester and WR De'Andre Presley, placed OT Davonte Wallace and CB Melvin White on the waived/injured list and reached an injury settlement with DT Micanor Regis.
Gaines was the only player listed on the injury report. He was considered doubtful due to a concussion. The other six players listed are healthy scratches.
Welker hasn't made much of an impact since joining the Rams, posting five catches for 45 yards. That has a lot to do with his quarterback situation, however, as Nick Foles and Case Keenum both had sub-par games in Welker's two weeks in the lineup. In this bad of a passing offense, receivers have minimal to no fantasy value.
While the number of receptions aren't encouraging, at least the targets are as Quick was thrown to seven times. It looks like the Rams are finally trying to get Quick back involved in the offense, and although it didn't work out well on Sunday, perhaps that bodes better for Quick in the future.
Mason has regularly served as Todd Gurley's primary backup since the rookie assumed the top gig, earning a handful of touches per week. For the season, Mason has recorded 44 carries for 129 yards (2.93 YPC) and six catches (on nine targets) for 37 yards. If he's disciplined further, Benny Cunningham could take over Mason's job, as he did Sunday.
Quinn has sat out two of the past three games, and was on the field for just 14 snaps Week 10 against the Bears. After missing practice all week, it's not overly surprising to see him sit, as the Rams may want to save him to help compete for a Wild Card spot during the season's final stretch. His absence is certain to adversely affect the St. Louis pass rush.
Zuerlein was a late addition to the injury report after suffering a groin injury during Friday's practice, and that ailment turned out to be enough to hold him out of action. According to the Rams' official site, the recently-signed Zach Hocker will get the starting nod at kicker Sunday afternoon.
"We’re not going to make a decision real early,” coach Jeff Fisher said, per StLToday.com. “We’ll let them all play. We’re rotating them. They’re all getting opportunities to work with (QBNick Foles), so he’s familiar, not only with the exchanges, but also the communication. We’ll make that decision when somebody shows us he’s earned the job."
Since shifting to linebacker, Barron has put up 26 tackles and four tackles for loss in two games. If you're in desperate need for an IDP, Barron certainly has shown potential the last two weeks if you're willing to take the chance.
Kendricks led the Rams in receiving yards, and accounted for the lone touchdown thrown by quarterback Case Keenum. It's getting increasingly difficult to trust any Rams offensive player outside of Todd Gurley due to the team's inability to move the ball through the air.
Keenum fulfilled expectations with inactive status Sunday at Cincinnati, forcing the inimitable Nick Foles to carry the offense to the tune of 30-for-46 passing, 228 yards, and no touchdowns versus three interceptions. Still in the midst of the protocol for head injuries, Keenum's activity level in practice this week will forecast whether he's nearing a return.
Laurinaitis managed to play through discomfort and finished with eight tackle. While that production suggests his elbow didn't impede him much, the results of the MRI should help sort out his future availability.
The Rams picked up the fifth-year option on Brockers' rookie contract earlier in the week, but it appears that they're fielding offers for him.
The Cowboys, Texans and Cardinals have been calling the Rams, trying to work out a trade, and the Dolphins are also trying to get involved.
AZCentral's Kent Somers cited a source refuting the report that the Cardinals had inquired about Brockers.
Ayers spent last season with the Patriots recording 20 total tackles, four sacks and one interception. The 25-year-old spent four seasons with the Titans prior to playing for the Patriots.
For his career Ayers has 252 total tackles, 13 sacks and three forced fumbles.
Joyner is having a decent year as the nickel back, with 29 tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery. While those aren't huge IDP numbers, he's only in his second year and could be up for a starting position in the future.
Bryant went down in Week 1 with a fractured right foot that was surgically repaired Monday. He is expected to remain out for at least six weeks.
The 27-year-old Nicks is perhaps the most intriguing of the four. He was among the last cuts by Tennessee this year, but he is just two years removed from an 896-yard season with the Giants.
Those on the offensive side of the ball are wide receivers Emory Blake, Austin Franklin and Justin Veltung, linemen Sean Hooey, Mitchell Van Dyk, Travis Bond and Brandon Washington, quarterback Garrett Gilbert and tight end Brad Smelley.
Defenders now gone are linemen Kourtnei Brown, Matt Conrath and Deantre Harlan, defensive backs Christian Bryant, Darren Woodard, Avery Cunningham and Greg Reid and linebackers Aaron Hill, Etienne Sabino, Phillip Seward and Lawrence Wilson.
The Rams also placed wideout Stedman Bailey on the reserved/suspended list.
Janoris Jenkins, who was listed as questionable, will also give it a shot. Jenkins is dealing with a knee injury. Cody Davis will also try to play. He was questionable on the team's final injury report.
Tackle Jake Long is also bouncing back from surgery. Long tore his ACL seven games into the season. Fisher said that Long's rehab is "coming along" With Robinson's success at left tackle, the team is trying to decide where else on the line Long could fit in.
McLeod is having a fairly solid year, with 29 tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in addition to his touchdown. He's about on pace to match last season's 72 tackles, which seems about right for the fourth-year safety.
Gurley rushed for at least 128 yards in four consecutive games earlier this season. He has totaled 130 yards combined over the Rams' past three games. It's been tough sledding for Gurley as defenses have been able to stack the box against him with limited fear of the Rams' passing attack. With the Rams unlikely to be able to throw the ball at will this season, Gurley may be hard pressed to tack on too many more 100-yard games. He still deserves fantasy starts due to the lack of other play makers on the Rams' roster and his nose for the end zone. Gurley had scored a touchdown in five consecutive games coming into Sunday.
Along with Austin, the Rams also listed the following players as probable for Sunday’s game against the Redskins: William Hayes, James Laurinaitis, Chris Long, Rodger Saffold, Scott Wells, Will Herring, Marcus Roberson and Davin Joseph.
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