Donald totaled two tackles and a sack during Sunday's 33-31 win over the Seahawks.
Though the defensive tackle didn't rack up the stops, Donald made his presence known in the first quarter when he took down Russell Wilson. Donald now has three sacks on the year after beginning the season with zero over the Rams' first three games. He'll look to keep his streak going Sunday against the Broncos.
Donald recorded two sacks, five tackles (three solo) and hit the quarterback four times during Thursday's 38-31 win over Minnesota.
Both of Donald's sacks came in the fourth quarter and helped end Minnesota drives. They were also key factors in finishing the Vikings' comeback bid. Following a sluggish three-game start to the season, this was easily Donald's best showing of 2018. Expect Thursday's strong outing to kick-start a solid run from the All-Pro defensive lineman.
Donald has recorded just two solo tackles -- five total -- without a sack through the first two games of the 2018 season.
Sometimes real-world dominance doesn't translate to fantasy greatness, so while Donald's slow start to the campaign is discouraging, it's difficult to envision him posting such pedestrian numbers over the long haul. Patience is all but guaranteed to be a virtual virtue with the three-time All Pro defensive lineman.
Donald was promoted to the Rams' active roster Saturday.
The move was expected, given that Donald needed to be promoted to the active roster by Saturday afternoon to be eligible for Monday's season opener against the Raiders. It remains to be seen whether Donald will be able to handle his full workload after a lengthy training camp holdout, but the 27-year-old star lineman will certainly suit up Sunday.
Donald's new contract easily sets an NFL record for non-quarterbacks, averaging $22.5 million per season. The timing allows him to prepare for Week 1 against Oakland, with his lengthy holdout coming to an end nine days before the Rams' season opener. The 27-year-old has averaged 51 tackles, 9.8 sacks and 2.3 forced fumbles per season through his first four years in the league.
|7||10/21/18||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ NO||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
|13||12/2/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||48||38.0||10||9||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||69||43.0||26||11||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||14||41||32.0||9||11||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||6||17||9.0||8||4||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2014||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||St. Louis Rams||16||0||0||0||0||1||40||1||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||14||0||0||5||0||1||0||1||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|