Ogletree registered five solo tackles during Saturday's 26-13 loss to Atlanta in the wild-card round.
After a career-high 136 tackles (98 solo) in 2016, Ogletree dipped to 95 (63 solo) through 15 games this year. The statistical decline is easily explained by Los Angeles' ability to sustain offensive drives and keep its defense off the field for longer stretches. The Rams went from being the lowest-scoring team in 2016 to the highest this year, after all. Ogletree's numbers still made him a solid weekly option in IDP settings, but his production in 2017 might be the new norm with the across-the-board improvements Los Angeles has made.
Ogletree had nine tackles (four solo) and a pass break-up in Sunday's loss to the Eagles.
The assist total of five is Ogletree's highest of the season, as the Rams gave up 455 yards and 43 points to the Eagles. The 25-year-old has a more appealing matchup against the Seahawks in Week 15, although Russell Wilson always provides unique matchup issues.
Ogletree only managed one limited practice this week while nursing the elbow injury, but it won't prevent him from making his 29th consecutive start. Aside from suffering a fractured fibula that limited him to four games in 2015, Ogletree has proven quite durable in his five NFL seasons, allowing him to emerge as one of the top IDP options at linebacker. He's trending toward the fourth 100-tackle campaign of his career and has supplemented that with two sacks, one interception, a forced fumble and a touchdown.
Ogletree (elbow) was a limited participant at Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Ogletree was unable to practice earlier in the week due to an elbow injury, but he's still expected to play Sunday. The starting inside linebacker hasn't missed a game yet this season, and it appears unlikely he'd be held out in Week 14 at this point.
Ogletree (elbow) would not have practiced today had there been a regular padded practice but appears to be making good progress this week, Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Rams had a light practice Wednesday which allowed Ogletree to take part in the team activities. While it would be nice to see him get a full padded practice in before Sunday's contest, the team has noted a fair level of confidence in regards to his progression. We should have a better indication of Ogletree's availability for Week 14 as the week moves closer to Sunday.
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||117||94.0||23||1.5||1||98||98.0||98||1||10|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||111||85.0||26||0||2||44||22.0||44||0||12|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||4||42||27.0||15||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||15||95||63.0||32||2||1||41||41.0||41||1||10|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2013||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||6||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||4||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||4||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||15||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|