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 Tuesday, November 27th about your Los Angeles Rams.
TOUGHEST REMAINING GAME
ESPN's Lindsey Thiry tabbed Sunday Night Football in Chicago as the Rams' toughest remaining game this season. Thiry points to the Bears' stout defense led by outside linebacker Khalil Mack and Soldier Field's December conditions as potential trouble for L.A.
Week 14 at Chicago. The Rams are 10-1, and after a big win over the Chiefs, it seems improbable that they'll drop a game the rest of the way. However, the Bears -- who have won five straight -- will present a challenge. Their defense ranks fourth in yards allowed per game with 316 and is third in points allowed with an average of 19.2. The Rams proved that they could win in cold weather when they defeated the Broncos in October. However, that might not compare to Soldier Field in December in a prime-time game.
For each team's toughest remaining game, click here.
2019 DRAFT NEEDS
NFL.com's Dan Parr is already looking ahead to next year's NFL Draft. Parr's updated projected draft order has the Rams picking No. 32 overall and in need of some defensive firepower given who could leave L.A. in free agency.
Here's what Parr had to say about the Rams' 2019 Draft:
Record: 10-1 (.504)
Previous week: No. 32
Remaining games: at DET, at CHI, vs. PHI, at ARI, vs. SF
Biggest needs: OLB, DB, DT
Dante Fowler, acquired at the trade deadline, is in a walk year, but the Rams could use more heat off the edge even if he returns. It's time to add some young talent to the secondary, with Lamarcus Joyner playing on the franchise tag, and Aqib Talib and Marcus Peters just one season away from free agency. Remember, Ndamukong Suh is in a contract year, too.
To view the full article, click here.
DEFENSE & SPECIAL TEAMS
Walton Spurlin of Pro Football Focus suggests fantasy football owners play L.A.'s defense and special teams Week 13 against the Lions.
Spurlin says that despite the Rams' defense giving up points Week 11 against Kansas City, big plays against the Chiefs and a favorable matchup against the Lions could lead to fantasy points come Sunday.
The last time we saw the Rams DST unit was in their Week 11 shootout with the Kansas City Chiefs, when they allowed 51 points. They were also the top-scoring fantasy DST unit in most formats, putting up three sacks, five turnovers, and two defensive touchdowns. The Lions offense continues to give up big numbers to opposing DST as the Bears had two sacks and a pair of interceptions, with one returned for a touchdown, on Thanksgiving. Detroit has allowed double-digit fantasy numbers to the opposing DST in three of the last four games. Look for a banged-up Lions offense (Marvin Jones has been placed on IR) to be dominated by Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh this week.
To view Spurlin's full article, click here.