Daily Dose: The 'Most Fascinating' Rams in the NFL

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 August 29th about your Los Angeles Rams:

ESPN's 'MOST FASCINATING'

Three members of the Rams were included in ESPN's 'The NFL's 50 Most Fascinating People: Players, Coaches, GMs to watch in 2018'. The list is broken down into eight groups from the 'Now-or-Nevers' to the 'The Wild Cards'.

Here is where members of the Rams wound up:

Group V: The Breakout Stars of 2017 (and 2018)

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40. Sean McVay, coach, Rams

"In Year 1 as coach of the Rams, McVay was blessed with good health. The Rams' offense suffered from the fewest adjusted games lost in the league in 2017, as Los Angeles' offensive starters combined to miss more games by sitting out a meaningless matchup in Week 17 than they did due to injury over the previous 16 weeks."

Group VI: One More Ride

44. Andrew Whitworth, OT, Rams

"Talking about Whitworth is difficult. The 36-year-old LSU product is probably the most underrated football player of the past decade, given that he played extremely well at a premium position for an extended period of time. His 2017 season was also somehow overrated, given that he took a step backward as a pass protector after leaving Cincinnati for Los Angeles. Even more paradoxically, Whitworth was simultaneously a massive upgrade at a position the Rams have spent nearly a full decade trying to solve. Appraising offensive linemen is hard."

Group VII: The Wild Cards Who Could Decide the Season

49. Samson Ebukam, OLB, Rams

"In a league that values edge rushers as the most valuable non-quarterback entities available on the market, the Rams are placing a huge bet in their defensive coordinator and a 2017 fourth-round pick with two sacks to his name."

For the entire list and an in-depth breakdown of each name, click here.

WHAT TO WATCH

The Rams are headed to New Orleans on Wednesday for their final game of the preseason against the Saints.

Here is what NFL.com's Austin Knoblauch says to watch in preseason Week 4:

Get ready for a big dose of Brandon Allen and Luis Perez at quarterback even though both are longshots to make the team. The focus on offense should be on the running game as Justin Davis does everything he can to try to secure a roster spot. John Kelly has outperformed him most of the preseason, but a big game Thursday could save him from practice squad purgatory.

For what to watch across the entire league in preseason Week 4, click here.

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POWER RANKINGS

The Rams fell one spot in the Bleacher Report's NFL Power Rankings. L.A. is No. 2, behind the Vikings who sit at the top spot following preseason Week 3. BR's NFL staff said the Rams' good week could get even better if No. 99 Aaron Donald reports sooner rather than later.

"Donald's absence was the one negative hanging over the Rams after an offseason of positives. As soon as the ink's dry on his contract, the narrative around the team will flip to four simple words. The reason this "dream team" was assembled.

"Super Bowl or bust."

The New Orleans Saints are ranked No. 3 in the latest edition of power rankings.

For the entire power rankings, click here.

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