|Offense||32nd||122.2 (7th)||175.3 (31st)|
|Defense||23rd||113.8 (19th)||254.1 (22nd)|
|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|
|12||Bailey, Stedman||WR||5-10||194||11/11/1990||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|
|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|
|98||Fairley, Nick (IR)||DT||6-4||308||1/23/1988||5||Auburn|
|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|
|25||McDonald, T.J. (IR)||SS||6-2||217||1/26/1991||3||USC|
|24||Patterson, Eric (IR)||CB||5-10||193||2/5/1993||R||Ball State|
|94||Quinn, Robert (IR)||DE||6-4||264||5/18/1990||5||North Carolina|
|76||Saffold, Rodger (IR)||G||6-5||332||6/6/1988||6||Indiana|
|63||Williams, Darrell (IR)||T||6-4||301||8/31/1993||R||South Florida|
|92||Worthington, Doug (IR)||DT||6-5||318||8/10/1987||3||Ohio State|
|Arkin, David||G||6-5||307||10/7/1987||3||Missouri State|
|Cunningham, Justice||TE||6-3||258||1/14/1991||1||South Carolina|
|45||Laskey, Zach||FB||6-2||225||7/8/1992||R||Georgia Tech|
|Wells, Matt||LB||6-2||222||11/26/1990||1||Mississippi State|
|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.
The Rams made a much more concerted effort to get Austin the ball this season, and it helped get them some wins. Austin finishes the season with 52 catches for 473 yards and five touchdowns to go with 52 rushes for 434 yards and four touchdowns on the ground. All in all, it was a pretty good season for Austin despite the fact that St Louis had terrible quarterback play much of the year. He's not as valuable in PPR leagues, but his versatility does give him an uptick in value heading into 2016.
With rookie sensation Todd Gurley (foot) inactive Sunday, Cunningham posted his most productive game since Week 1. Meanwhile, second-year RB Tre Mason saw most of the work in Gurley's absence, carrying the ball 18 times for 44 yards and a touchdown. Cunningham is a valuable member of St. Louis's offense, but not for fantasy purposes, especially with the emergence of Gurley.
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:
This was Mannion's first look of the season, and he performed decently in his sparse game time. Nick Foles has been awful the last two weeks, and if Case Keenum is still hurt, the Rams may give Mannion a shot at the starting spot. That being said, the Rams' offense is putrid and no matter who's under center, they're not going to produce much fantasy-wise.
Bailey is likely out for the season after he was shot in the head In Miami on Nov. 24, but the Rams have been granted a roster exemption while they determine the next course of action. More than likely, he'll land on the reserve/NFI list, which would officially ensure that he doesn't play again in 2015.
With Jenkins and Trumaine Johnson both healthy for the first time since Week 11, Bucs wideout Mike Evans draws a tough individual matchup. One of the league's better corners this season, Jenkins has 52 tackles, three interceptions, 14 passes defensed and a forced fumble in 12 appearances.
Britt seemed to find some chemistry with Case Keenum near the end of the year, averaging more than 20 yards a catch over his last five games with a pair of touchdowns. It's doubtful Keenum will be the quarterback to begin 2016, so some of Britt's value will hinge on that decision in St. Louis, although he did a decent job with what he had this season.
Johnson has quietly piled up some solid numbers on the year, with 57 tackles and a team-hgih six interceptions, including one for a touchdown. He has held down a Rams' back end that's been hurt by injuries, and has rewarded St. Louis' faith in him.
The nightmare season continued for the 26-year-old, who failed to throw a touchdown pass for the fourth consecutive start and posted what was surprisingly only his second-worst yardage total of the year. Case Keenum was able to serve as the Rams' backup after receiving clearance under the league's concussion protocol prior to the game, and Foles' putrid performance will likely land him back in a reserve role in next week's game against the Lions.
Sunday was the second time in two weeks that Cook has been limited to a single catch and third time in four weeks he has been held under 25 yards receiving. The Rams close the season against a weak 49ers pass defense, but it would be a shock if the team opts to air in out. In Case Keenum's last three starts, the Rams have run the ball 58.6 percent of the time.
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.
Patterson was signed May 8 as an undrafted free agent. He had been participating in OTAs.
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.
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.
McDonald injured his shoulder in the second half of Sunday's defeat to the Cardinals. Thus, he'll end his third campaign with 63 tackles (39 solo), one sack, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery in 11 games.
Prior to suffering a fractured fibula in Week 4, Ogletree was a force in the tackle department, notching two sacks among 42 tackles in less than a quarter of the season. In the meantime, he's focused on rehabilitation, but an appearance at practice has opened the window to activation from the IR/designated-to-return list, which must occur in order to play in Sunday's season finale at San Francisco.
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's career was considered to possibly be over before St. Louis signed him in November. While he wasn't bad, he didn't seem to have the spark he once had as a PPR monster. If he wants to keep playing, he's likely to find a home somewhere next season, but his days of fantasy relevance are nearing their conclusion.
It was a very strange season for Quick, who was proclaimed healthy to start the year but didn't play until October. He never seemed himself, however, as he caught only 10 of his 32 targets for 102 yards, and one-third of those yards came on a single catch against the Bears on Nov. 15. Perhaps an offseason of rest could help Quick return to his 2014 form, but considering his shoulder injury was called career-threatening at one point, he may not be the same player again.
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.
After last week's announcement that Quinn would undergo season-ending back surgery, landing on IR was inevitable. The pass rusher concludes his fifth season with 21 tackles (13 solo), including five sacks, and three forced fumbles across eight games.
After a stellar 2013 season, Zuerlein has seen his field goal percentage dip from 92.9 to 66.7. More disconcerting is the struggles from deep, as the normally sure-legged kicker hit only three of his nine attempts from 50-plus yards this season. He's coming into a contract year, so he's going to have to improve those numbers if he wants to be a prized free agent or to get a solid contract from St. Louis.
"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."
After putting in a full practice on Friday, Barron will be in the lineup at safety. On the season, he's recorded 105 tackles to go with a sack.
His two touchdowns was also his least since his rookie campaign in 2011. His numbers have certainly taken a hit since Jared Cook has come to town, and the quarterback carousel hasn't helped either. As the second tight end on a terrible offense, Kendricks doesn't hold much value going forward.
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.
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.
Todd Gurley has logged no practice time this week due to an injured foot and appears in danger of missing the season finale. If he's unable to go, Brown will merely serve as depth behind fellow backs Tre Mason, Benny Cunningham, and Chase Reynolds.
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 was sidelined in the season finale with turf toe, yet he had no problem racking up 1,106 yards in just 13 games on the backs of five 100-yard efforts. While he put in impressive work on the ground, the running back boasts the skill set to contribute as a receiver, as evidenced by an 81% catch percentage (or 21 receptions on 26 targets).
The Rams went into Seattle and beat up on the Seahawks on Sunday, and Hayes played a huge role in the victory. The veteran defensive end entered with just 2.5 sacks on the year, but he recorded three more in a 23-17 win. Hayes is a low-end option as an IDP, even in the deepest of leagues, but he's worth keeping an eye on heading into next season.
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