Rams coach Jeff Fisher said No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff will get some first-team reps over the bye week.
"Jared’s going to get some reps, which is a by-product of the bye week," Fisher said. "I don’t feel like Case [Keenum] needs the reps Wednesday and early next week, so Jared will get those reps, which is good." Fisher did say he is sticking with Keenum as his starter, but it looks like the Rams are ramping up Goff's progression. It is just a matter of when Goff will take over the starting job, and it would be surprising if it is not in the next month.
Jeff Fisher reiterated he will stick with Case Keenum as the starting quarterback through the bye week.
"I’ve not changed my mindset whatsoever with respect to Case and Jared [Goff]," Fisher said. "Jared’s going to be our starter, but we’re just going to continue with Case." Fisher does plan to give Goff some reps with the first-team offense over the bye week, but he is sticking with Keenum, for now. Goff should find himself under center sometime in the next month.
Virgil Green wasn't targeted in the Broncos' Week 7 win over the Texans.
Green played roughly half the snaps, but did most of his work as a blocker. He's yet to see more than four targets in a game this season and isn't on the streaming radar at tight end ahead of a Week 8 date with the Chargers.
Will Fuller caught 4-of-7 targets for 22 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Broncos.
After not playing last week due to a hamstring injury, Fuller was back in the mix playing every snap for Houston. His seven targets were tied for second-most on the team, but when the quarterback throws for just 131 yards it's hard to accumulate stats. Fuller couldn't get loose for any big plays against this strong secondary. He'll be a WR3 next week at home against Detroit.
Emmanuel Sanders caught 4-of-8 targets for 86 yards in the Broncos' Week 7 win over the Texans.
After banging his hip in Week 7, Sanders looked 100 percent in this one. He beat Kareem Jackson deep for a 31-yard gain and also had a sizable pickup on a crossing pattern. Sanders was tackled inside the five-yard line on three of his grabs, and helped set up each of the Broncos' three short touchdowns. Sanders will be a WR2 next week at home against the Chargers.
C.J. Fiedorowicz caught 5-of-7 targets for 35 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Broncos.
He again out-targeted Ryan Griffin 7-5 and has emerged as the Texans' go-to tight end in the pass game. Fiedorowicz has now caught at least four passes in four-straight games and is averaging 6.25 targets per game in that span. But in an offense that isn't scoring touchdowns, Fiedorowicz is hard to get excited about. He does get a luscious spot at home against the Lions in Week 8. The Lions entered Week 7 having surrendered the most fantasy points to tight ends.
Demaryius Thomas caught 6-of-10 targets for 40 yards and one touchdown in the Broncos' Week 7 win over the Texans.
He's now seen double-digit targets in back-to-back games after not seeing any more than seven in the previous five contests. Thomas could have had a much bigger night, but had one catch called back on a holding penalty and then dropped another pass that would have gone for 20-plus yards. His four-yard touchdown was a simple back-shoulder play against Kareem Jackson. Thomas gets the Chargers in Week 8. He posted a 5-35 line against them in Week 6.
DeAndre Hopkins caught 5-of-12 targets for 36 yards in the Texans' Week 7 loss to the Broncos.
Just a nightmare performance from Brock Osweiler. The quarterback play has been the single thing holding Hopkins back this season. This was also a horrible matchup for Hopkins against the Broncos' league-best secondary, but Osweiler didn't give him a chance on a couple deeper shots. Hopkins has seen at least eight targets in all but one game this season, but he's catching just 55.4 percent of them and is well off his pace of 198 targets from last year. Hopkins gets a plus draw with the Lions at home in Week 8, but he needs Osweiler to play much better. It's hard to trust in that. Consider Hopkins more of a WR2/3 moving forward.