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 Wednesday, November 28th about your Los Angeles Rams.
OFFENSIVE PLAYER RANKINGS
Both quarterback Jared Goff and running back Todd Gurley rank in the league's top-five offensive players entering Week 13.
NFL.com lists Goff No. 3 and Gurley No. 4 in its latest edition of offensive rankings. Here's what NFL.com's David Carr has to say about the pair:
"Goff showed his value when Todd Gurley was limited against the Chiefs a couple weeks ago. The quarterback's big Week 11 performance prompted his climb in the rankings along with a well-deserved spot in the MVP conversation."
"Gurley is slowly falling out of the MVP race but has a legitimate case for earning back-to-back Offensive Player of the Year honors."
Here's how Carr's top-five round out: 1. QB Drew Brees, 2. QB Patrick Mahomes, 3. QB Jared Goff, 4. RB Todd Gurley, 5. RB Alvin Kamara
To view the full Week 13 offensive player rankings, click here.
McVAY'S JOB SECURITY
NFL Nation reporters determined head coach Sean McVay's job to be one of the most secure in the league. McVay is considered to be in 'The Cold Seat' along with 14 other coaches, including Kansas City's Andy Reid, New England's Bill Belichick, Seattle's Pete Carroll, and several others.
Here's what ESPN's Lindsey Thiry had to say about L.A.'s second-year head coach:
Coach: Sean McVay (21-6 over two seasons)
Cold seat. In less than two seasons, McVay has established himself as a model hire. After winning the NFC West in his first season, McVay has the Rams one win away from clinching a second consecutive division title and poised to make a Super Bowl run. McVay is the mastermind behind one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL, and he has proven himself as a leader despite being the league's youngest coach at 32.
To view the entire article, click here.
A DT FOR MVP?
On Wednesday, @ESPNNFL tweeted out defensive tackle Aaron Donald's case for MVP so far in 2018.
Defensive tackle Alan Paige won the award in 1971, and in 1986, linebacker Lawrence Taylor took home the award.
START OF THE WEEK
NFL.com's Michael Fabiano picked the Rams' defense as his 'Start of the Week' in his weekly 'Start 'Em, Sit 'Em' fantasy football column. Fabiano points to both L.A.'s defensive playmaking performance against Kansas City in Week 11 and Detroit's struggling offense as reasons to start the defense against the Lions.
"The Rams defense is coming off a 21-fantasy point performance before their bye week, and an upcoming game in Detroit makes them a virtual must-start once again. Enemy defenses have averaged more than 12 fantasy points per game when facing the Lions over the last four weeks, and their offense will be without Marvin Jones (knee, IR)."
Fabiano's 'Sit of the Week' is Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford's offense has taken a hit in the injury department and Fabiano thinks it might be reflected in Stafford's production.
"Stafford's value has taken a massive hit in recent weeks, as he's scored fewer than 18 fantasy points in his last seven games. He's also lost two of his top options in the pass attack in Golden Tate (trade) and Marvin Jones (knee), and this weekend's matchup against the Rams isn't as favorable as it might look on paper."
To view Fabiano's full 'Start 'Em, Sit 'Em' for Week 13, click here.