Saturday, August 7, 2021

Fantasy Football Projections 2021: 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 Stafford601394.34567.629.7511.4236.7128.50.92297.23
John Wolford45.226.2280.21.581.134.619.30.0917.74

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 Henderson217.8958.36.5343.13662.3206.96
Xavier Jones80.2344.92.4113113.90.972.24
Jake Funk64.2279.31.619.582.40.553.58
Raymond Calais22.9950.29970.30.626.37

Darrell Henderson: With Cam Akers (Achilles) injured and Malcolm Brown now longer in L.A., the Rams will turn to Henderson, by default, for large workloads. It's possible that they add a veteran free agent before the start of the season as Henderson has dealt with his own share of injuries over the past year. That said, he has massive upside in what should be a much-improved offense with Matthew Stafford under center.

MORE: Darrell Henderson 2021 Fantasy Football Outlook

Xavier Jones: The injury to Akers has opened the door for Jones to carve out a fantasy-relevant role behind Henderson. The 2020 UDFA eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark in his final two seasons at SMU and will compete with a pair of recent seventh-rounders -- Jake Funk (2021) and Raymond Calais (2020) -- and UDFA Otis Anderson to be the team's No. 2 running back.

Jake Funk: Like Jones, Funk has some sleeper appeal given the team's lack of a clear RB2 currently on the roster.


Robert Woods89.41059.26.619.5128.71.07209.51
Cooper Kupp88.31032.66.74.628.50.14191.3
DeSean Jackson37.8584.
Van Jefferson32.6395.
Tutu Atwell22.1276.31.95.327.80.1653.82

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.

MORE: Woods is one of three Rams on our list of 10 Undervalued Players in Fantasy Football Drafts

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, the upgrade at quarterback should provide a boost to Kupp, Woods and the offense overall.

DeSean Jackson: Outside of deeper non-PPR leagues, Jackson is off the fantasy radar although he will likely have the occasional big game. D-Jax has played eight games over the past two seasons and totaled 23/395/3 over 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 he might have had in 2021, barring injury.


Tyler Higbee59.9678.74.4000124.22
Jacob Harris8.4116.30.800020.63
Brycen Hopkins4.243.60.30008.26
Johnny Mundt3.229.10.30006.31

Tyler Higbee: Following his breakout season -- correction: breakout month (December 2019), it was a disappointing 2020 for Higbee and his 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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