Los Angeles
Rams
Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
5-4-0 Overall | 0-2 NFC WEST 3rd
TEAM STATSRUSHINGPASSINGPTS/G
Offense96.2292.625.1
Defense90.8258.721.2
Schedule
Preseason
Week 2Sat  8/10
@
Raiders
L3-14
Week 3Sat  8/17
vs
Cowboys
L10-14
Week 4Sat  8/24
vs
Broncos
W10-6
Week 5Thu  8/29
@
Texans
W22-10
Regular season
Week 1Sun  9/8
@
Panthers
W30-27
Week 2Sun  9/15
vs
Saints
W27-9
Week 3Sun  9/22
@
Browns
W20-13
Week 4Sun  9/29
vs
Buccaneers
L40-55
Week 5Thu  10/3
@
Seahawks
L29-30
Week 6Sun  10/13
vs
49ers
L7-20
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Even if Todd Gurley is 80% the player he was a year ago, the return of Cooper Kupp keeps the Rams in solid contention. They are one of 4 teams with 12/1, 7.7% odds to win the Super Bowl. Even with the juice, the Rams are a good betting value. Their 10.5% chance to win the Super Bowl (based on simulations) is #4 in the league. They are also a good bet to win the NFC at 5/1, 16.7%. Their sim chance is 21.2%. Our projection is leaning on them to win under 10.5 games. The Rams are averaging 10.1 wins per sim. At -300 the Rams are a good value to make the playoffs with a 78.2% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 4/7, 63.6%. They win the division in 62.3% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #2 in the NFC.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

With a 13-3 record they managed to beat the high expectations that oddsmakers had of them (expected win percentage = 74%). They went 7-7-2 against the spread (-70 loss). They went over 8 times and came in under 8 times. They are favored in their upcoming game vs the Carolina Panthers. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE STATS WITH LEAGUE RANKINGS

They are an elite scoring team based on points per game, which make sense given their strong yards per play rank. They are a below average scoring defense based on points per game and below average in yards per play allowed.

TEAM OFFENSE (League Rank):

TEAM DEFENSE:

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Jared Goff who is projected to be the #6 QB. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
55 Allen, Brian C6-230310/11/19952Michigan State
66 Blythe, Austin G6-329806/16/19924Iowa
5 Bortles, Blake QB6-523604/28/19926UCF
90 Brockers, Michael DE6-530512/21/19908LSU
34 Brown, Malcolm RB5-1122205/15/19934Texas
26 Christian, Marqui DB5-1120710/27/19944Midwestern State
12 Cooks, Brandin WR5-1018309/25/19936Oregon State
63 Corbett, Austin G6-430609/05/19952Nevada
64 Demby, Jamil G6-532106/20/19961Maine
99 Donald, Aaron DT6-128005/23/19916Pittsburgh
50 Ebukam, Samson OLB6-324505/09/19953Eastern Washington
73 Edwards, David G6-630803/20/19970Wisconsin
71 Evans, Bobby T6-431203/24/19970Oklahoma
81 Everett, Gerald TE6-324006/25/19943South Alabama
56 Fowler, Dante DE6-325508/03/19945Florida
97 Fox, Morgan DE6-327509/12/19943Colorado State-Pueblo
91 Gaines, Greg DT6-131205/06/19960Washington
39 Gervase, Jake DB6-121209/18/19950Iowa
16 Goff, Jared QB6-422210/14/19944California
30 Gurley, Todd RB6-122408/03/19945Georgia
54 Hager, Bryce LB6-123705/04/19925Baylor
79 Havenstein, Rob T6-833005/13/19925Wisconsin
6 Hekker, Johnny P6-524102/08/19908Oregon State
27 Henderson, Darrell RB5-820808/19/19970Memphis
89 Higbee, Tyler TE6-625501/01/19934Western Kentucky
22 Hill, Troy CB5-1118308/29/19914Oregon
48 Howard, Travin LB6-121905/10/19961TCU
69 Joseph-Day, Sebastian DT6-431003/21/19952Rutgers
42 Kelly, John RB5-1020510/04/19962Tennessee
18 Kupp, Cooper WR6-220806/15/19933Eastern Washington
58 Littleton, Cory ILB6-322811/18/19934Washington
25 Long, David DB5-1119602/06/19980Michigan
52 Matthews, Clay OLB6-325505/14/198611USC
44 McQuaide, Jake LS6-223512/07/19879Ohio State
82 Mundt, Johnny TE6-423311/23/19942Oregon
19 Natson, JoJo WR5-715302/01/19943Akron
45 Okoronkwo, Obo LB6-225304/24/19952Oklahoma
57 Patrick, Natrez ILB6-324207/09/19970Georgia
20 Ramsey, Jalen CB6-120810/24/19944Florida State
24 Rapp, Taylor SAF6-020812/22/19970Washington
51 Reeder, Troy LB6-324509/13/19940Delaware
83 Reynolds, Josh WR6-319602/16/19953Texas A&M
23 Robey-Coleman, Nickell DB5-818001/17/19927USC
33 Scott, Nick DB5-1120005/17/19950Penn State
65 Shelton, Coleman C6-529907/28/19951Washington
92 Smart, Tanzel DT6-129511/06/19943Tulane
88 Thomas, Mike WR6-118908/16/19944Southern Miss
32 Weddle, Eric FS5-1119501/04/198513Utah
77 Whitworth, Andrew T6-733012/12/198114LSU
31 Williams, Darious DB5-918703/15/19932UAB
17 Woods, Robert WR6-019504/10/19927USC
41 Young, Kenny ILB6-123411/15/19942UCLA
4 Zuerlein, Greg K6-019112/27/19878Missouri Western State