Friday, August 21, 2020

Los Angeles Rams Fantasy Football Projections 2020

In addition to viewing our 2020 Fantasy Football Projections by position, we will post our preseason projections per team.

Below you will find our 2020 fantasy football projections for the Los Angeles Rams.

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Jared Goff577.6367.6433225.9913.8634.860.91.57265.03
Goff posted the worst non-rookie ratios of his career in 2019 in Y/A (7.4), TD% (3.5) and INT% (2.6), but he closed the season on a positive note. Over his final five games, Goff threw multiple touchdowns every week, averaged 328.6 passing yards per game and compiled an 11-to-four TD-INT ratio.
John Wolford2112.6148.10.680.615.


Cam Akers169.8730.15.5231.1251.90.93136.9
With Todd Gurley gone (and now in Atlanta), Akers appears to be the Rams back to own even though Sean McVay has talked up the hot-hand committee approach that the 49ers used last season. Despite running behind a terrible offensive line at Florida State, the former five-star recruit became just the third back in school history to reach the 1,000-yard mark in back-to-back seasons and 3.9 yards of his 4.9 YPC came after contact, per PFF.
Darrell Henderson101.3415.32.5325.3212.50.7682.52
As a rookie, Henderson had 43 touches -- 39 carries and four receptions -- in 13 games and 25 (58.1%) of those touches came in back-to-back games in October. Even though Todd Gurley is now in Atlanta, the Rams used a second-round pick on a (more) talented back (Cam Akers), which implies the coaching staff may not give Henderson the significant boost in workload that some may have hoped and/or expected when Gurley was released.
Malcolm Brown61.4242.52.468.4680.2947.55
Last year, most assumed that Henderson (43 touches) would out-touch Brown (71), but that wasn't the case. Is the fantasy community underestimating Brown's role in the backfield once again?
John Kelly9.231.30.1418.50.024.94

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Robert Woods80.11053.34.8118.4132.50.55150.74
Woods scored only three touchdowns -- two receiving and one rushing -- in 2019, but he posted very similar numbers in other categories -- 9.3 targets per game (8.1 in 2018), 6.0 receptions (5.4) and 75.6 yards (76.2) last season. After the team's bye (Week 9), Woods had a minimum of nine targets every week and averaged 11.3 per game to yield 7.4/94.7/0.3 receiving per game. Woods is one of my favorite WR targets in fantasy drafts this year.
Cooper Kupp78994.56.8328.80.02141.43
Kupp posted career-best numbers in targets (134), receptions (94), yards (1,161), yards per game (72.6) and touchdowns (10) in 2019. With the spike in targets to tight end Tyler Higbee over the final month of the season, Kupp saw his per-game targets drop to 6.0 over the final five games compared to 9.45 per game from Weeks 1-12. Trading Brandin Cooks to Houston should help both Kupp and Woods, however.
Josh Reynolds32.1436.63.376.127.50.1267.35
The Rams used a second-round pick on Van Jefferson, a polished route-runner and the son of former NFL receiver and current Jets receivers coach Shawn Jefferson. That said, Reynolds appears to be the early favorite over Jefferson for snaps in three-wide sets with Brandin Cooks now in Houston.
Van Jefferson27.3305.81.6400040.42
Trishton Jackson3.3380.20005
Greg Dortch0.88.20.0415.50.011.67


Tyler Higbee59.4665.34.1600091.49
Dominant as it gets in December, Higbee had a 43/522/2 (12.14 Y/R) receiving line on 56 targets over the final five games of the season. Higbee's late-season breakout was aided by an injury to Gerald Everett, who played just four offensive snaps in that stretch, but he's easily a top-10 option heading into 2020.
Gerald Everett34.2379.62.7400054.4
With Everett essentially sidelined for December, Higbee broke out and enters 2020 as a top-10 option. Before December, however, Everett had three 10-target games and a 7/136 outburst in Week 5. Sean McVay has talked about doing a "better job of utilizing Everett's skill set. Trading Brandin Cooks to Houston allow McVay to employ more two-TE sets with Higbee and Everett on the field together.
Johnny Mundt3.725.20.150003.42
Brycen Hopkins1.7190.090002.44

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