2014 DRAFT GUIDE
Team Grade:
St Louis Rams
Quarterbacks: Running Backs:
Wide Receivers: Tight Ends:
Defense: Kickers:

Outlook

The Rams' defense has a ton of talent and might have the best pass rush in all of football. This will give them a shot to win a lot of games. The offense still has some question marks, though, especially at receiver. We aren't sure the passing game will be able to do enough for this team to make the playoffs just yet. Plus, the Rams play in the toughest division in football, which doesn't help matters. Expect them to finish around .500. Things are getting better for this team, though.
FANTASY BREAKOUT
Receiver Tavon Austin had a bit of a disappointing rookie season. He did flash some good things, though, and made some big plays along the way. The Rams will find ways to get him heavily involved in the offense this season. This team needs playmakers and Austin is the most talented receiver on the roster. We expect much better things from him in his second season. Austin could emerge as a legit No. 2 for fantasy teams. The Rams will be a run-first team but they are going to have to throw the ball to keep teams honest, and Austin could lead the team in targets when they air it out.
FANTASY DUD
Tight end Jared Cook had a decent first season with the Rams but didn't quite play as expected. He still struggled with consistency, which has been an issue for him throughout his career. We don't see that changing for Cook at this stage of his career. He'll have some big games and finish with decent numbers but you can't count on him to be anything more than a spot starter. Even though Sam Bradford is back at quarterback, Cook still doesn't have a ton of fantasy upside based on his track record.

Team Notes

Aug 18, 01:32 PM St. Louis Rams RB Tre Mason still has to work on becoming a better pass blocker after he allowed two sacks in the second preseason game, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. 'Yeah, I think that's one of the biggest challenges for the position,' Fisher said. 'To learn how to play without the football. Guys have run skills, can carry the ball and run, and do those kind of things. But it's playing without the football. It's protection. Tre needs to keep working on it.'

Fantasy Impact: Mason isn't going to play unless he shores up his blocking. It is not good right now.
Aug 18, 10:15 AM St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens has been surpassed on the depth chart by WRs Kenny Britt, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey and Brian Quick, and Givens may be a bubble in terms of final roster cuts.

Fantasy Impact: Givens has really regressed since his rookie season. He just hasn't shown much consistency.
Aug 18, 12:12 AM St. Louis Rams C Barrett Jones (back) will miss the rest of the preseason and possibly some time during the regular season because of back surgery, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. 'Barrett is going to be weeks away,' Fisher said. 'Barrett has had some minor surgery on his back so he will not participate in the preseason. Beyond that, I don't know.'
Aug 18, 12:12 AM St. Louis Rams C Demetrius Rhaney (knee) will miss some time with a severe bone bruise in his knee, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher said the MRI done on Rhaney's knee did not show any ligament or cartilage damage.
Aug 17, 06:02 PM St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead (knee) is out for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. He'll undergo surgery this week.
Aug 17, 03:12 AM St. Louis Rams DL Michael Sam recorded his first professional sack Saturday, Aug. 16, against the Green Bay Packers, but DL Ethan Westbrooks also had a big game. The two may be in competition for a roster spot.

Fantasy Impact: It is going to be a close call for these two. Westbrooks has played better to date but there is time for Sam to overtake him.
Aug 16, 09:52 PM Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Major Wright (back) and LB Brandon McGee (ankle) left the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, with injuries and will not return.
Aug 16, 07:32 PM Updating earlier reports, St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead (knee) is feared to have torn his left anterior cruciate ligament, according to head coach Jeff Fisher.

Fantasy Impact: Not good. Pead was fighting for a roster spot. This doesn't help his prospects going forward.
Aug 16, 06:22 PM St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead (knee) will have an MRI on his left knee Sunday, Aug. 17. However, the prospects aren't favorable.
Aug 16, 05:52 PM St. Louis Rams WR Kenny Britt (shoulder) is on the sideline without his jersey or pads on Saturday, Aug. 16, with an ice pack wrapped around his left shoulder.
Aug 16, 05:32 PM St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford went 9-for-12 for 101 yards and a touchdown in his first preseason action of the season Saturday, Aug. 16.

Fantasy Impact: Bradford was very sharp for his first game back from his ACL injury.
Aug 16, 04:52 PM St. Louis Rams OG Greg Robinson is starting at left tackle in the second preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, in place of OT Jake Long (knee).
Aug 16, 04:22 PM St. Louis Rams RB Isaiah Pead (undisclosed) left the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16, with an apparent left leg injury.
Aug 16, 03:52 PM St. Louis Rams CB Darren Woodard (undisclosed), SS Matt Daniels (ankle), FB Kadeem Jones (undisclosed), DE Sammy Brown (calf), C Demetrius Rhaney (knee), C Barrett Jones (undisclosed), OG Brandon Washington (undisclosed) and DE William Hayes (undisclosed) will not play against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Aug. 16.
Aug 16, 03:02 PM St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (knee) said it will be nice to get hit in his first game coming back after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last season. He said it will nice knowing that everything's fine after he's been hit for the first time. The St. Louis Rams play the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Aug. 16.
Aug 16, 02:52 PM St. Louis Rams TE Justice Cunningham is focused on becoming a better football player, not on if he makes the team's roster. Cunningham said he's taking one day at a time and trying not to think about the depth chart.

Offseason Keys

Additions:
Alex Carrington, DT; Kenny Britt, WR; Davin Joseph, G. 

Losses:
Cortland Finnegan, CB. 

2014 Draft Class

RoundPickPlayerPos
 # 1  2 Greg RobinsonOL
 # 1  13 Aaron DonaldDL
 # 2  9 Lamarcus JoynerDB
 # 3  11 Tre MasonRB
 # 4  10 Mo AlexanderDB
 # 6  12 E.J. GainesDB
 # 6  38 Garrett GilbertQB
 # 7  11 Mitchell Van DykOL
 # 7  26 C.B. BryantDB
 # 7  34 Michael SamDL
 # 7  35 Demetrius RhaneyOL
 Undrafted Greg ReidDB

2014 Schedule

WeekDateTimeOpponent
1     Sep 7 1:00PM     Minnesota
2     Sep 14 4:05PM     at Tampa Bay
3     Sep 21 1:00PM     Dallas
-- Week 4 Bye --
5     Oct 5 1:00PM     at Philadelphia
6     Oct 13 8:30PM     San Francisco
7     Oct 19 1:00PM     Seattle
8     Oct 26 1:00PM     at Kansas City
9     Nov 2 4:05PM     at San Francisco
10     Nov 9 4:25PM     at Arizona
11     Nov 16 1:00PM     Denver
12     Nov 23 4:05PM     at San Diego
13     Nov 30 1:00PM     Oakland
14     Dec 7 1:00PM     at Washington
15     Dec 11 8:25PM     Arizona
16     Dec 21 4:05PM     New York Giants
17     Dec 28 4:25PM     at Seattle
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