Barwin is set to become a free agent after recording 34 tackles (26 solo) and five sacks during the 2017 campaign.
The veteran edge rusher primarily slotted in as an outside linebacker in Wade Phillips' 3-4 defensive scheme and had a respectable showing. Barwin could return to the Rams because of his familiarity with the organization and the success of defense as a whole. However, Los Angeles wasn't an ideal setup for Barwin's virtual value, so it might take a change of scenery for him to show statistical improvement. His fantasy outlook will remain up in the air until he signs a deal.
Barwin recorded five tackles (four solo) and one sack Sunday against the Seahawks.
Barwin now has five sacks through 12 games this season. His inconsistency is troubling, though, since he had just six tackles in the five games before Sunday's outing, making him a risky play in the championship week ahead.
Barwin fractured his arm in Week 12 against the Saints and has missed every game since. His full participation Wednesday indicates that he will be available Week 15, however, as he and the rest of the Rams' defense try to slow down the Cowboys. Barwin has four sacks so far this season.
Barwin will be sidelined for the second straight contest with the fractured left forearm, but despite the serious-sounding nature of his injury, the linebacker doesn't appear to be a shutdown candidate just yet. He was able to practice in a limited capacity Friday, offering optimism that he'll gain clearance to play at some point during the Rams' final three games of the regular season.
Barwin (forearm) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
Head coach Sean McVay indicated earlier this week that Barwin isn't expected to be available for Week 14, but he was able to put in a limited practice Friday to earn the questionable tag. The 31-year-old is likely still not expected to be available against the Eagles, but he has yet to be officially ruled out.
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||14||34||26.0||8||5||0||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||14||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|