Training camp starts August 3rd, and we are now a little bit more than a month away from the start of Football and the Rams’ home opener in SoFi Stadium against the Dallas Cowboys.
While we sit and watch all of the training camp coverage across the league and get ready for another season of football, it’s also time to start our fantasy football drafts. Here are the Ram’s players to look at or stay away from to draft your fantasy team.
These recommendations will be based on a 10-team PPR league.
The big thing with Rams players this year in fantasy is that they aren’t going to be your big first-round players. Only one player made it to the top ten in their position.
Most of the Rams players are going to be sleepers or players you put in because the match-up is more in their favor.
TE Tyler Higbee // Pos. 7 – Overall: 88
Tight ends are hard to come by in fantasy, once you get past the top three, it doesn’t really matter who you pick. Outside of the top three, I think Higbee is going to have a great year. If Travis Kelce, George Kittle, and Zach Ertz are gone, he is next on my list.
He had a lackluster season averaging 5.32 points through his first 10 games but after the bye week, once his targets went up, he averaged 21.4 points per game over the last five games of the season. He is likely to see that success spread over a whole season putting up between 750 and 800 yards and six touchdowns
Draft him in the 8th round at the earliest he should still be there.
QB Jared Goff // Pos. 18 – Overall: 163
Goff has his usual receivers to throw to and should be an average season for him. There might be a slight uptick for him if Higbee is utilized more in the passing game. I put Goff at a fringe QB1. He’s going to get the job done, but I don’t see him thrilling us in fantasy points. He isn’t a rushing Quarterback, so you don’t gain anything outside his arm, and the offensive line is not the strongest in the league.
He’ll be impressive on the field with about 4300 passing yards and 23 touchdowns but will only average you about 16 points a game in fantasy. The top 10 quarterbacks average over 20 points per game. If you want to draft Goff as your starter, I would make sure to draft an all-star running back that is active in the passing game as well.
Draft him in the ninth round.
RB Darrell Henderson Jr. // Pos. 31 – Overall: 69
I’m not to keen on the running back room for the Rams this year. It’s the first season without Todd Gurley, so all three backs will be fighting for that spot. I think there is a lot of questions about which back to go with, but I would choose Henderson over Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown.
Henderson was underutilized behind Gurley, only receiving 18% of snaps for the eight games he played. Expect Henderson to be the bigger contributor in the passing game compared to Akers and Brown and should be viewed as a nice flex option. I see him getting over 800 combined yards and six touchdowns this season.
Draft him in the sixth or seventh round.
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