Littleton signed his one-year tender Monday, Herbie Teope of NFL.com reports.
Littleton put together his best campaign in 2018, recording a career-high 125 tackles, and was rewarded with a special teams selection to the Pro Bowl. With Mark Barron now out of the fold in LA, Littleton should head into training camp as a starting inside linebacker.
The Rams extended a second-round tender to Littleton on Tuesday, Myles Simmons of the team's official site reports.
Littleton took advantage of an early-season injury to Mark Barron and served as a mainstay at inside linebacker throughout the 2018 campaign, finishing with the highest share of defensive snaps (95.4 percent) among all Rams defenders. The preceding allowed Littleton to lead the team in tackles (125) while also contributing four sacks and three interceptions (one pick-six). His representation can negotiate with other teams, but if Littleton receives a contract elsewhere, the Rams will have a chance to match the offer or receive a second-round pick as compensation.
Littleton recorded 12 tackles (11 solo) during Sunday's 26-23 overtime win against the Saints.
The second-year linebacker emerged as a reliable fantasy contributor this season with 125 tackles (90 solo), four sacks and three interceptions. He also started all 16 games and earned his first invitation to the Pro Bowl. Littleton could have difficulty repeating his 2018 statistics next year, but he definitely silenced any preseason concerns surrounding his ability to play and succeed on Sundays. Just note that he's set to become a free agent after the Super Bowl, so his fantasy value will be up in the air until he signs a new contract.
Littleton had 10 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Eagles.
Littleton reached double-digit tackles for the first time since Week 7, though he continues to lead the team with 112 tackles (80 solo). The 25-year-old also has four sacks and an interception in his first season as a full-time starter.
Littleton recorded eight tackles (seven solo) in the Rams' 54-51 win against the Chiefs on Monday.
Littleton was able to suit up for 100 percent of the defensive snaps and 26 percent of the special teams' snaps Monday. He continues to swarm to the ball with an 8.3-tackle-per-game average this season. The Washington product should continue to be a strong IDP candidate following the Rams' upcoming bye week.
Littleton recorded nine tackles (six solo) and one pass defensed across 67 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.
Littleton continues to be a driving force on the Rams' defense, as his season-tackle count climbs to 84 -- third most in the league. The second-year man was once again on the field for 100 percent of the Rams' defensive snaps Sunday, a recurring trend this season that warrants him an ideal IDP candidate.
Littleton recorded nine tackles (seven solo) across 71 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Saints.
Littleton tied for the team lead in tackles Sunday, playing in 100 percent of the defensive snaps -- the only Rams' linebacker to do so. He now has at least eight tackles in seven games this season and a season-total of 75.
Littleton recorded eight tackles (seven solo) and a sack across 52 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Packers.
Littleton now has 18 tackles and three sacks over the past two games, as the linebacker continues to prove he has a nose for the ball. If he continues to lead the team in tackles, look for him to become a regular IDP candidate in the fantasy realm.
Littleton recorded 10 tackles (eight solo), including two sacks, in Sunday's win over the 49ers.
Littleton's sacks were part of a seven-sack effort by the Rams' defense. The two sacks were Littleton's first of the season, though he's been great in run defense and pass coverage thus far this year. Littleton and the Rams will look to stay undefeated as they take on the Packers in Week 8.
Littleton recorded nine tackles (five solo) and two pass defensed during Thursday's 38-31 win over Minnesota.
The third-year linebacker has now put together solid fantasy showings in three of four games this season and is up to 35 tackles (24 solo), an interception and four pass defensed. Considering his lone stinker came against an inept Arizona offense that ran just 35 offensive plays in Week 2, Littleton deserves a pass for his underwhelming showing against the Cards. At this stage of the game, his numbers speak for themselves, and Littleton projects to remain a valuable asset in IDP settings until proven otherwise.
Littleton played all 52 defensive snaps and registered 10 tackles (five solo) and a pass defensed during Sunday's 35-23 win over the Chargers. He also blocked a punt on special teams that was recovered by safety Blake Countess for a touchdown.
The blocked punt put the Rams up 21-6 and in the driver's seat midway through the second quarter, and it was another example of Littleton's step forward this season. He's now up to 26 tackles (19 solo) with an interception and two passes defensed through three contests. With Mark Barron (ankle) sidelined, the 24-year-old linebacker projects to remain a solid fantasy asset in the majority of matchups.
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.
Littleton recorded seven tackles (three solo), a sack and an interception during Sunday's 27-23 win over Tennessee.
Littleton was pressed into starting duty with Mark Barron nursing an Achilles injury, and the 24-year-old linebacker stepped up in a big way. Littleton's fantasy value is completely dependent on his playing time, but he's been solid when given an opportunity the past three weeks, so he might have earned a few more defensive snaps moving forward.
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||36||22.0||14||1||1||2||2.0||2||0||4|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||16||125||90.0||35||4||3||48||16.0||22||1||13|
|Year||Team||G||No.||Yds||Lg||Avg||Blk||I20||TB||Downed||No||Ret Yds||TD||Net Avg|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||0||0||0||---||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||16||0||0||0||---||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||---|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|