Each weekday, theRams.com will be taking a look around the internet for the top Rams headlines of the day. Here's a look at what's out there for Friday July 27th about your Los Angeles Rams:
Michael Fabiano of NFL.com released a list of wide receivers who should be targeted by fantasy GMs. Fabiano, who is a 'Senior fantasy analyst' at NFL.com, developed his list based on the following criteria:
"At the wide receiver position, I think an athlete has to do well in the following categories: receptions (PPR), yards after catch, receptions of 20 or more yards, target separation and broken tackles per touch (rush/catch). I weighed these categories on importance, so broken tackles (for example) would be seen as a more valuable physical asset than receptions of 20 yards or more yards."
And on Fabiano's shortlist:
Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams: You might not know it, but Kupp led the Rams in several receiving categories as a rookie including targets (94), receiving yards (869) and yards per catch (14.02). He also ranked in a tie for second among qualified wideouts in broken tackles per touch (0.11). While it's hard to predict a breakout season from Kupp with Robert Woods, Todd Gurley and new addition Brandin Cooks in the mix, he's still a rock solid selection in the middle rounds of your drafts.
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Bleacher Report's Maurice Moton created a list of 32 players he considers to be 'The Biggest Sleepers' heading into training camp.
As for the Rams, Moton selected rookie linebacker Justin Lawler.
"The SMU product flashed as a penetrator in the backfield during his collegiate seasons with 40.5 tackles for loss and 20.5 sacks through his final three years. If he's lined up behind defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh and Aaron Donald, Lawler could wreak havoc on opposing offenses."
According to Moton, Lawler is expected to compete for playing time with former Oklahoma Sooner, Ogbonnia Okoronkwo as he comes off foot surgery.
Pro Football Focus Tweeted on Friday morning just how good Rams' veteran offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth has been over the last few seasons protecting his quarterback.
Whitworth, 36, is entering his 13th NFL season and second with the Rams.