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Wes Welker | Wide Receiver | #19

Team: Los Angeles Rams
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/1/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
College: Texas Tech
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Wes Welker caught 2-of-3 targets for 16 yards in the Rams' Week 17 loss to San Francisco.
Signed off the street on November 9, Welker wound up appearing in eight games with St. Louis, catching 13 passes for 102 yards. Welker looked like a JAG on his opportunities and turns 35 in May. He'll be a free agent. Jan 3 - 9:02 PM

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Wes Welker (calf) is probable for Week 14 against the Lions.

He practiced on a limited basis this week. Welker's season-high in yards is 32. His days of fantasy relevance are long gone.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 03:42:00 PM

Wes Welker (calf) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

The limited practice suggests it's a minor injury. Welker has 16 targets over the last four weeks.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 06:31:00 PM

Wes Welker secured two of three targets for 12 yards in the Rams' Week 12 loss to the Bengals.

The Rams have been using him as a third-down specialist. That role hasn’t led to much fantasy success. Welker should continue to be a non-factor next week against the Cardinals.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015 05:37:00 PM

Wes Welker caught 2-of-4 targets for 13 yards in the Rams' Week 11 loss to the Ravens.

Welker is being thrust into a role on third downs, but the Rams are so bad at them that Welker isn't a real contributor. This pass offense is beyond horrific.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015 05:29:00 PM

Wes Welker caught 3-of-6 targets for 32 yards in the Rams' Week 10 loss to the Bears.

Making his Rams debut, Welker finished second on the team in targets behind Brian Quick (7) and tied for the team lead in catches. It was clear the Rams wanted to use Welker on third downs, but Nick Foles missed him badly on a couple passes. The two don't have much chemistry after less than a week of work, and Foles doesn't have the football sense to make Welker an asset.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 06:46:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Wes Welker will be active Sunday against the Bears.

He'll be making his 2015 debut. Even with Peyton Manning throwing to him last year, Welker was mostly a non-factor, hauling in just 49 catches for 464 yards, his lowest totals since 2005. Rapoport suggested Welker could play a role on third downs but in the Rams' run-dominated scheme, he offers very little fantasy appeal.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 09:12:00 AM

ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner said coach Jeff Fisher dropped hints Wes Welker will be active this week.

Welker was just signed on Monday. Even if he is active, Welker will play a limited role in an extremely limited passing offense. He does not need to be rostered in any leagues.
Fri, Nov 13, 2015 03:51:00 PM

Coach Jeff Fisher wouldn’t commit to Wes Welker playing this week.

The Rams plan to use the entire week before making a decision on Welker. Even if active, Welker isn’t a Week 10 fantasy option.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 06:45:00 PM

Rams agreed to terms with WR Wes Welker on a one-year contract.

Albeit a low-volume one, Welker could have a meaningful role quickly in St. Louis after Stedman Bailey was slapped with a four-game suspension on Monday. Welker's prime years came with Tom Brady and later Peyton Manning at quarterback. Now 34, Welker will be playing with Nick Foles in a run-devoted Rams offense. It also doesn't help that Foles is completely inept as a short-to-intermediate passer where Welker runs all his routes. Welker is not even worth grabbing in 16-team fantasy leagues.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 05:58:00 PM

The Rams will work out free agent WRs Wes Welker, Hakeem Nicks, and Vincent Brown on Monday.

It feels like Nicks has worked out for every team in the NFL at this point, but he has yet to find a job. Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Welker looked "quick" at his workout with the team in September, but they decided to stick with Dwayne Harris as their slot receiver. Even if any of this trio signs with St. Louis, they will not be worth fantasy consideration. Nick Foles has not thrown for more than 200 yards since Week 1.
Mon, Nov 9, 2015 12:31:00 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reported the Giants are working out Wes Welker and Hakeem Nicks on Tuesday.

The Giants are likely just updating their emergency list. This is the first reported workout for Welker since the spring. Welker has said he is healthy and wants to continue playing, but he has a concerning concussion history and was ineffective with the Broncos last season. Hakeem Nicks has worked out for several teams since being released by the Titans at final cuts.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 09:50:00 AM

ESPN Boston doesn’t expect the Patriots to sign free agent Wes Welker.

Welker wants to continue his career, but hasn’t received any interest. The Patriots don’t have a spot for Welker behind Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. Miami is Welker's only known free-agent visit.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 05:33:00 PM

Free agent Wes Welker said he's healthy and wants to keep playing.

Welker is 34 years old, a major health risk thanks to his concussion history and was ineffective when he played for the Broncos last season. Interest has been and will be very scant, but he sounds desperate. Welker even said he'd be willing to play for the Patriots, the team that essentially chose Danny Amendola over him in 2013 free agency. That's an unlikely landing spot with Amendola and Julian Edelman manning the inside receiver positions.
Tue, Jun 2, 2015 09:16:00 AM

NBC Denver reports "one of the country's leading concussion experts" has cleared free agent Wes Welker to continue playing.

Welker was cleared by Dr. Stanley Herring, the Seahawks' team doctor and a member of the NFL's Head, Neck and Spine Committee. "For me, everything came out all good," Welker said. "My cognitive tests were good." To date, Welker's lone visit in free agency was to the Dolphins. He'll find a home if he's serious about playing, but he'll be more of a flier than anything else.
Source: NBC Denver
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 01:19:00 PM

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