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 October 17th about your Los Angeles Rams.
L.A.'s PROMISING YOUNGSTER
Paul Kasabian of the Bleacher Report picked the most promising player under the age of 23 for each NFL team. For the Rams, Kasabian picked second-year safety John Johnson, with second-year linebacker Samson Ebukam as runner-up.
Here's what Kasabian had to say about the pair:
Johnson has been all over the field through six games, making 41 tackles, defending six passes, intercepting two more and forcing one fumble.
The Rams have allowed the seventh-fewest points per game through six weeks, and they're off to a 6-0 start. However, Johnson isn't the only young player making an impact on that end of the field.
Linebacker Samson Ebukam has started every game and has four tackles for a loss and a sack. While Ebukam started only two games as a rookie, he's just 23 years old. He has plenty of time to develop on a team that isn't overly reliant on him right now.
To view the entire article, click here.
Running back Todd Gurley was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 6, following his career-performance against the Broncos.
This is is Gurley's fourth NFC Offensive Player of the Week award since 2017.
In his weekly advice to fantasy football owners, NFL.com's Michael Fabiano included a handful of Rams in his 'Start 'Em, Sit 'Em' feature. Fabiano suggests starting quarterback Jared Goff, receiver Robert Woods, and the Rams defense against the turnover-prone San Francisco 49ers.
Here's what he had to say about each:
Jared Goff vs. San Francisco 49ers
Goff has put up two straight stinkers in the stat sheets, scoring a combined 21.78 fantasy points with just one touchdown. I'd expect him to bounce back this week, however, as a favorable matchup against the 49ers is next on the slate. Their defense has allowed over 21 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks in 2018.
Robert Woods vs. San Francisco 49ers
Woods has been on fire in recent weeks, scoring at least 19 PPR points in each of his last four games. Fantasy fans should keep him in their lineups against the Niners, who have allowed seven touchdowns to receivers lined up out wide this season. Woods could also see more targets in the offense with Cooper Kupp (knee) out of action.
Los Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers
The Rams defense has been on a fantasy cold streak, scoring a combined 11 points over the last three weeks. Still, I'd start this unit for a road game against the 49ers. Opposing defenses have averaged 10 fantasy points per game against them, and the Niners have committed 11 turnovers and allowed 17 sacks so far this season.
For Fabiano's full 'Start 'Em, Sit 'Em' for Week 7, click here.