Littleton recorded just three solo tackles during Sunday's 34-0 win over Arizona. This was a disappointing follow-up to Littleton's 13-tackle showing in Week 1. However, it probably should be chalked up to Arizona laying an egg offensively more than anything. With Mark Barron (ankle) sidelined, Littleton called the plays for the Los Angeles defense again Sunday, and he sets up to have a rebound showing in Week 3 against the Chargers -- especially if Barron is unable to suit up or is limited.
Littleton recorded 13 tackles (11 solo), an interception and played all 74 defensive snaps during Monday's 33-13 win over Oakland. After wrapping up the 2017 season with 25 tackles over a four-game span, Littleton picked up where he left off to begin the 2018 campaign. He's locked into a starting role and could prove to be a reliable asset in IDP settings, especially if he continues to be a three-down linebacker. It's important to note that the Rams were without Mark Barron (ankle) this week, so Littleton's fantasy value could take a slight hit once the Alabama alum is healthy and back in the fold.
Littleton started the final four regular-season games and recorded 25 tackles, (13 solo) a sack and an interception. The inside linebacker saw just one defensive snap during the Rams' playoff loss to Atlanta, as Mark Barron returned to the starting lineup. However, Littleton's strong play over the final weeks of the regular season could earn him more snaps, and potentially a starting gig in 2018. His projected role entering the season will obviously have a significant impact on Littleon's fantasy value. It's a situation to monitor over the summer.
Littleton played 53 of 64 defensive snaps and recorded eight tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 34-13 loss to San Francisco. After a strong Week 16 performance, Littleton started again against the 49ers with Mark Barron inactive and nursing an injured Achilles. It's unclear if Barron will be ready to return for Saturday's playoff game against Atlanta, but Littleton has proven competent at filling in when needed. It's definitely worth noting that without a switch to the outside, Littleton's long-term outlook is bleak with fellow inside linebackers Barron and Alec Ogletree both under contract for the 2018 campaign.
|3||09/23||Los Angeles Chargers||23|
|7||10/22||@San Francisco 49ers||14|
|8||10/28||Green Bay Packers||2|
|9||11/04||@New Orleans Saints||20|
|11||11/20||Kansas City Chiefs||4|
|17||12/30||San Francisco 49ers||14|