Sloman will start Monday against the Bears, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports. There was some thought Kai Forbath, who signed with the Rams earlier in the week, would be in line to start, but the kicker hasn't passed COVID-19 protocols, thus setting the stage for another game with Sloman as the main option. After missing his third extra point of the season last week, the writing appears to be on the wall for Sloman's tenure as the starter, but he'll get at least one more opportunity to showcase his skills in Monday's prime-time matchup.
The Rams signed Kai Forbath to the active roster Tuesday, indicating that Sloman will have to compete to retain his starting job, Stu Jackson of the team's official site reports. Sloman missed his third extra point of the season in this past Sunday's loss to the 49ers, and he's connected on seven of nine field goals (87 percent). The Rams opted to bring in competition as a result, as Forbath is a dependable veteran who connected on all 10 of his field-goal tries with the Cowboys in 2019, including eight attempts from beyond 40 yards. This competition leans in Forbath's favor, although it appears coach Sean McVay will afford the two kickers three days of practice to battle it out.
Sloman hit a 28-yard field goal and converted three of his four extra-point attempts during Sunday's 30-10 win over Washington. Another week, another missed kick for Sloman. This was his second missed extra point, and he's now 6-for-8 in field-goal attempts for the campaign. The rookie also hasn't been given a lot of opportunities, so he remains a risky fantasy option in most settings.
Sloman hit a 32-yard field goal and converted both his extra-point kicks during Sunday's 17-9 win over the Giants. The rookie has only connected on a single field goal in each of the past three games. As a result, there aren't many fantasy settings where he's a viable option. Without an uptick in opportunities and efficiency (5-for-7 for the year), Sloman should probably remain on the waiver wire.
Sloman connected on his only field-goal attempt from 30 yards and hit four of his five extra-point kicks during Sunday's 37-19 win over Philadelphia. While it was another respectable fantasy showing from the rookie, it is concerning that Sloman has had a kick blocked in consecutive games. It wasn't consequential Sunday with Los Angeles already up 37-19 late in the fourth quarter, but Sloman's kick trajectory is low and clearly a shortcoming through his first two games as a pro.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|11||11/23||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||10||6.86|
|12||11/29||San Francisco 49ers||22||8.43|
|14||12/10||New England Patriots||23||8.83|
|15||12/20||New York Jets||30||10.29|