Friday, October 13, 2023

Los Angeles Rams Week 6 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 6 roundup for the Los Angeles Rams in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 20

Fantasy surprise: WR Puka Nacua

This is an easy answer for the Rams, as Nacua may be one of the biggest fantasy surprises around the league. The fifth-round pick took advantage of Cooper Kupp's absence in the first four games and has averaged 23.9 fantasy points per game, which is tied for seventh in the NFL. Even better news for Nacua? In Kupp's return, he still had six catches for 57 yards and a touchdown. -- Sarah Barshop -- Rank: 22

Perhaps we allowed the Rams' surprisingly strong performances in Weeks 1 and 2 to color our view of their potential, but they've been somewhat of a disappointment in recent games, despite an OT road win and two close losses to teams that entered the season as legit Super Bowl contenders. It feels like Los Angeles has not put together a complete game since Week 1, even with spurts of good football. Matthew Stafford has battled, the receiving corps looks to be in great shape and the defense routinely keeps opponents' scores under control. So why can't the Rams finish more drives and win more of these close games?

CBS Sports -- Rank: 21

They competed against the Eagles, which they've done all season. They have a winnable home division game this week against the Cardinals to get to 3-3.

USA Today -- Rank: 11

Sure, they're 2-3, but they've hung tough against the league's top teams, San Francisco and Philadelphia. Appears WRs Cooper Kupp and Puka Nacua will complement each other nicely, each getting at least 11 targets Sunday, Kupp's 2023 debut.

The Athletic -- Rank: 14

Wide receiver Puka Nacua is the King of All Rookies. After being taken with pick No. 177 out of BYU, Nacua is second in the league with 572 receiving yards. Davante Adams and A.J. Brown are the only players in the league who have a higher team target percentage than Nacua's 32.5, according to TruMedia. He had more catches and yards in his first four games than any player in NFL history, and he had seven catches for 71 yards Sunday with Cooper Kupp back in the lineup.

FOX -- Rank: 19

My lasting memory from this Eagles-Rams game is going to be that the Rams hardly had the ball in the second half. They couldn't stay on the field, and when the Eagles had the ball they just bled the clock dry. Smart strategy by Philly. This Rams offense is so fun to watch, and I'm excited to see what they can do against lesser opposition.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 19

It was good to see Cooper Kupp back and put up a 100-yard game. It wasn't enough against the Eagles, one of the NFL's best teams, but the Rams are going to beat plenty of teams the rest of the season. They're way better than expected.

PFT -- Rank: 19

They'll be up and down all year long.

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