Friday, August 27, 2021

2021 Fantasy Football Projections: Los Angeles Rams

Our 2021 Fantasy Football Projections will be viewable by both position and team.

Below you will find our 2021 fantasy football projections for the Los Angeles Rams.

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Matthew Stafford594.1389.14485.529.4111.2937.6131.60.94293.28
John Wolford41.324.9268.51.451.034.719.70.0916.99

Matthew Stafford: Battling a laundry list of injuries, Stafford still managed to play a full 16-game slate. Without his No. 1 target (Kenny Golladay) for most of the season, Stafford's per-game numbers dropped considerably year over year from 312.4 yards and 2.4 touchdowns per game in 2019 to 255.3/1.6 in 2020. Traded to L.A. to play for a more creative offensive mind, Stafford is poised to bounce back assuming good health in 2021.


Darrell Henderson162.1713.25.2736.2287.61.9161.2
Sony Michel172.7742.65.4419.9171.11.1140.56
Xavier Jones47202.11.416.247.50.338.32
Jake Funk14.161.30.394.

Darrell Henderson: After the injury to Cam Akers (Achilles) and prior to the trade for Sony Michel, Henderson seemed destined for large workloads and was a viable mid-tier RB2 in fantasy football. With Michel added to the mix, however, it likely puts a significant dent into the workload that would have been allocated to Henderson, which makes him more of an RB3/flex option for the 2021 season.

Sony Michel: Michel may have been surprised that he was traded to the Rams, but the landing spot is ideal for his 2021 fantasy outlook. Given the season-ending injury to Akers and the team's possible preference to utilize Henderson more as a change-of-pace option, Michel is likely to lead the Rams in carries and it's not out of the question that he out-touches Henderson overall. Michel moves from a fantasy draft afterthought to a viable flex option following his trade.

Xavier Jones: A popular sleeper pick before the Sony Michel trade, Jones will now likely need an injury to one of Michel or Henderson during the season for a fantasy-relevant role in 2021.


Robert Woods87.11029.26.418.8124.10.99203.22
Cooper Kupp86.91012.66.64.729.10.14188.06
DeSean Jackson40.4608.
Van Jefferson32.1387.
Tutu Atwell21.7275.71.95.428.40.1653.62

Robert Woods: It was a relatively disappointing season for Woods and the Rams offense in general. Woods tied a career high in receptions (90), but his receiving yardage (936) and yards from scrimmage (1,091) were three-year lows. Replacing Jared Goff with Matthew Stafford generates some optimism for all of the skill-position players.

Cooper Kupp: While Kupp averaged a career-high 6.1 receptions per game, he set career lows with 10.6 Y/R and only three touchdowns. As noted with Woods, however, the upgrade at quarterback should provide a boost to Kupp, Woods and the offense overall.

DeSean Jackson: Unlikely to be drafted outside of deep non-PPR leagues, Jackson may have the occasional big game, but consistent useful fantasy production is likely to elude him. Playing only eight games over the past two seasons combined, Jackson has a total of 23 catches for 395 yards and three touchdowns during that span.

Van Jefferson: Even though Josh Reynolds signed with the Titans, the addition of DeSean Jackson in free agency and Tutu Atwell in the draft eliminates much of the breakout potential that Jefferson might have had in 2021, barring injury.


Tyler Higbee59665.64.3000121.86
Jacob Harris12.4156.91.100028.49
Brycen Hopkins4.852.30.700011.83
Johnny Mundt3.130.90.30006.44

Tyler Higbee: Following his breakout season -- or breakout month (December 2019), 2020 was disappointing for Higbee's fantasy managers. The fifth-year tight end saw a year-over-year dip in targets (60), receptions (44) and yards (521), but he did set a career high in touchdowns (five), though three were caught in one game. That led to inconsistency as Higbee finished as a top-10 fantasy tight end in only two weeks last season.

With Gerald Everett signing with Seattle and the team trading for Matthew Stafford, there is optimism for improved numbers from Higbee.

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