It’s hard to call any game this early in the NFL season a “must-win,” but the Rams week two contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers was about as close as they come. Luckily for the Rams and their fans alike they left Florida with a 1-1 record and a fresh take on the season heading into week three. What’s more, only the Arizona Cardinals stand unbeaten in the NFC West. So for now, the division is still wide open and the week one loss to the Vikings can be fully forgotten. Week three bring with it another familiar foe, and one that has given the Rams fits in recent matchups. But the Dallas Cowboys, despite the high profile, appear to be a very beatable team, and the Rams find themselves in a position to head into their early bye week with a winning record.
The Fantasy Files: 10 Things I Know, I Think, I Doubt
I’m in Dallas this week to do a some pre-game scouting, but before the games get underway, here’s some Week 3 fantasy advice from The Fantasy Files.
1. Keenan Allen’s stock will never be lower this season. Buy low now before he puts up huge numbers against Buffalo.
2. Antonio Gates isn’t going to score 3 TDs every game, but Philip Rivers still trusts him and loves him. With so many TEs getting hurt, Gates is a serviceable starting option.
3. Darren Sproles isn’t going to damage LeSean McCoy’s value. They complement each other well, and if I’m lucky enough to own both of them in my league, I’m starting both, especially in a PPR format. Continue reading
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Game number two looked better than game one, but still the Rams had to ride Greg Zuerlein’s kicks to victory. The first drive of the game for the Bucs looked like the Rams were doomed to have a repeat performance of what they did against the Vikings. They extended the drive with multiple penalties and ended up letting the Bucs get a touchdown. In fact, one of the penalties even nullified a Rams defensive touchdown. Continue reading
It’s been a tough week for Rams fans. After yet another offseason full of positive camp reports and optimism from many in the media, week one proved to be all too familiar. The Minnesota Vikings, just 5-10-1 a year ago, came in and dismantled all our hopes and dreams for the 2014 season. I’ll admit, I came away from that game more dejected than I can remember feeling as a Rams fan. But nearly a week removed, I’ve gained some perspective, and the truth of it is, it’s a long season. No matter how clichéd it may sound, there’s a lot of football left to play. Continue reading