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Tavon Austin (knee) returned to a limited practice Wednesday.

He was officially limited. It puts him on track to return for Sunday's game against the Eagles. Austin will play the slot in three-wide sets, with Austin Pettis also mixing in.
Oct 1 - 4:46 PM

Coach Jeff Fisher announced that Austin Davis will be the Rams' starting quarterback moving forward.

Fisher says there will be "no short hook." After initially claiming Shaun Hill would resume the starting job once 100 percent healthy from a Week 1 thigh injury, Fisher has changed course. Rightfully so. Among quarterbacks with at least 90 pass attempts, Davis is tops in the league with his 72.3 completion percentage. He's averaging a healthy 8.0 YPA with a 3:3 TD:INT ratio. He's had a couple back-breaking turnovers, but Davis has generally moved the offense pretty well. Davis has a plus matchup against the Eagles this week, but is still a QB2. Davis isn't the long-term option past 2014. The Rams should know that.
Oct 1 - 3:31 PM

Stedman Bailey played 10-of-76 offensive snaps in his season debut last week against the Cowboys.

Bailey was reinstated from suspension early, but wasn't targeted in the passing game. Coach Jeff Fisher said he planned to have Bailey play more, but it didn't happen because of game flow. Bailey was arguably the Rams' best receiver during training camp outside of Brian Quick. He could push for increased snaps in Week 5 after the Rams' bye. Bailey has the best set of hands on the team.
Sep 26 - 10:57 AM

Jeff Fisher said Shaun Hill (thigh) remains his starter once healthy.

Hill, 34, got some work in during Wednesday's bye week practice and believes he's on track to play against the Eagles in Week 5. Backup Austin Davis has shown well by completing 72.3 percent of his passes through three weeks, but has been pick-sixed twice.
Sep 25 - 8:26 AM

Kenny Britt caught five passes for 69 yards in Sunday's Week 3 loss to Dallas.

He had seven targets, behind only Jared Cook. Britt briefly exited with a shoulder issue, but was able to return. This could go down as one of his better games of the season, as the Rams were facing an injury-filled Cowboys defense. Britt can continue to go unrostered in fantasy leagues.
Sep 21 - 6:35 PM

Jared Cook had seven catches for 75 yards in Sunday's Week 3 loss to Dallas.

Cook had a team-high nine targets and remains the clear No. 2 option behind Brian Quick. He dropped a wide open touchdown in the fourth quarter that likely cost the Rams the game. Cook has been more consistent this season, but remains a middling TE2. He isn't a must-hold with St. Louis on a bye in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 6:31 PM

Brian Quick had two catches for 62 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Cowboys.

Quick got behind Morris Claiborne for a 51-yard touchdown in the second quarter. It was his only notable play of the game, but he continues to show well as the clear No. 1 option in the offense. Quick has at least 60 yards or a touchdown in all three games this season. He'll be a strong WR3 when the Rams come out of their bye in Week 5.
Sep 21 - 6:10 PM

Benny Cunningham had nine carries for 29 yards in Week 3 against the Cowboys.

He added one catch for five yards. Cunningham saw fewer carries than Zac Stacy, and lost snaps to Trey Watts this week. He remains the preferred option on pass downs, but has no real standalone value and is strictly a handcuff. Cunningham can be dropped for higher upside options.
Sep 21 - 6:02 PM
Zac Stacy - RB - Rams

Zac Stacy rushed 12 times for 67 yards in Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Cowboys.

Stacy did most of his damage in the first quarter, and continued to lose snaps to Benny Cunningham on passing downs. The Rams went with a three-back committee this week, with Trey Watts also getting five carries as a change-of-pace. Stacy added five catches for 54 yards on six targets, giving him over 100 total yards for the first time this season. He remains the Rams' lead back and favorite for goal-line work. St. Louis is on a bye in Week 4.
Sep 21 - 5:53 PM

Austin Davis completed 30-of-42 passes for 327 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 3 loss to the Cowboys.

Davis got the Rams out to a three-score lead before throwing two interceptions in the second half -- including a pick-six to Cowboys LB Bruce Carter. He connected with Brian Quick for a 51-yard strike against blown coverage, with his other two touchdowns coming on short throws inside the red-zone. Davis took advantage of a matchup with a Cowboys defense that was playing without two of its starting linebackers. He'll remain the Rams starter coming out of their Week 4 bye.
Sep 21 - 4:36 PM

Shaun Hill was working with the first-team offense in pre-game warmups.

The expectation is that Austin Davis will get the start after taking the vast majority of first-team snaps in practice this week, but coach Jeff Fisher is keeping this thing under wraps as long as possible. Neither Hill nor Davis should be in fantasy lineups outside of deeper two-quarterback leagues. It's going to be the Zac Stacy show on offense for the Rams, with Hill or Davis "game-managing."
Sep 21 - 12:38 PM

Shaun Hill (thigh) is active for Week 3 against the Cowboys.

The Rams don't plan to announce their starter until game-time. Austin Davis is expected to start.
Sep 21 - 11:50 AM

Tavon Austin (knee) is inactive for Week 3 against the Cowboys.

Austin practiced on a limited basis Friday and will be held out until after the Rams' Week 4 bye. Stedman Bailey should see time in three-wide sets. Also inactive for St. Louis are RB Tre Mason, QB Case Keenum, CB Trumaine Johnson, S Maurice Alexander, CB Brandon McGee, and C/G Barrett Jones.
Sep 21 - 11:46 AM

Tavon Austin (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Cowboys.

Despite practicing on a limited basis Friday, Austin remains unlikely to play through his MCL sprain. Stedman Bailey should see time in the slot.
Sep 19 - 4:33 PM

Shaun Hill (thigh) was limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Cowboys.

He was limited on Wednesday and Thursday, as well. Although coach Jeff Fisher has deemed Hill the Rams' starter when healthy, the expectation is that Austin Davis gets the first-string nod this week versus Dallas.
Sep 19 - 2:40 PM

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