ST. LOUIS RAMS
Unless you’re out of the playoffs and wanna make a bet with a friend that you can win with Kellen Clemens I strongly suggest we move on to the next paragraph.
Fantasy super-bust Daryl Richardson scored fewer points than guys like Kendall Hunter, Peyton Hillis and Jordan Todman. Luckily he’s been replaced with a much more productive rookie, Zac Stacy. He is the 20th-best running back in fantasy football and he was benched for the first four games. Saints’ defense is pretty stout against the run so I think Stacy is a Flex at best this week.
Tavon Austin is the only Rams’ receiver in the top-50 but he isn’t exactly dependable: except for three huge games in week 2, 10 and 12 the rookie averages just 2.45 fantasy points per game. Having Clemens as your quarterback surely doesn’t help so my advice is to stay away from Rams’ receivers.
Talk about bust? Jared Cook was supposed to have a great season in St. Louis and after a 24.10 points performance in week 1 we were all excited. In the following seven weeks he never scored more than 4.50 fantasy points. Cook is splitting reps with Lance Kendricks, another unreliable and oddly-in-0.2%-of-fantasy-leagues-owned tight end.
Jared Cook – Week 15
Greg Zuerlein barely cracks the top-25 among fantasy kickers and he scored more than 10 fantasy points only in week one. He’d better keep shooting awesome videos and not be in your lineup.
With 127.00 fantasy points the Rams are 7th-highest scoring defense in the league, 3 points shy of the 49ers defense. Special teams are helping the boost of the numbers as Tavon Austin is becoming a real threat returning punts/kickoffs. Great numbers but everything changes when a team is facing one of the most prolific offenses of the NFL. This week you can start Indianapolis (v HOU) or Arizona (@ TEN) to replace St. Louis’ defense.