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Austin Davis completed 18-of-21 passes for 152 yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Seahawks.

Davis dinked and dunked his way down the field all afternoon, settling for short passes to his running backs and tight ends. It wasn't flashy by any means, but successful after struggling badly in Week 6 against San Francisco. The lone shot he took downfield was a 30-yard completion to Chris Givens. Davis completed 86 percent of his passes and hooked up with Benny Cunningham and Lance Kendricks for five- and four-yard scores, respectively. Davis is a back-end QB2 with a dreadful schedule (at KC, at SF, at ARZ, vs. DEN, at SD) ahead.
Oct 20 - 3:16 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

Tre Mason led Rams running backs by playing on 27-of-51 snaps in Sunday's win over the Seahawks.

Benny Cunningham played 19 snaps and Zac Stacy got one. It's clear that Mason has surged to the front of the pile here as the most talented natural runner and is a must-add, but there are major concerns -- most notably in the form of game flow. Mason is a zero in the pass game, which we know is a red flag when a team gets behind. See Andre Williams, Alfred Morris and even Marshawn Lynch for evidence of that. The Rams next five games are at KC, at SF, at ARZ, vs. DEN, at SD.
Oct 20 - 12:15 PM

Tavon Austin caught three passes for six yards and rushed for 16 yards on five carries in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Seahawks.

Austin was given five carries, second only behind Tre Mason's 18, as a traditional running back. He hits the hole hard, but is too small/fragile to make charging linebackers and linemen miss. As a receiver, we've just about given up hope on Austin. He doesn't do anything near the line of scrimmage with the ball in his hands. His jukes are rendered useless. Austin is simply a gadget player.
Oct 20 - 12:22 AM

Kenny Britt caught two passes for four yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over Seattle.

Britt is the outside complement to No. 1 receiver Brian Quick, and the third option in a weak passing game behind both Quick and Jared Cook. Britt hurt his ankle early, but quickly returned. He'll be a WR5/6 against the Chiefs next week.
Oct 19 - 5:40 PM

Jared Cook caught three passes for 25 yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over Seattle.

Cook was targeted just three times in what was a promising matchup on paper. He lost a red-zone look to No. 2 TE Lance Kendricks, who turned it into a four-yard touchdown. That's become the norm for Cook. He's a mid-range TE2, even as Austin Davis' No. 2 option in the pass game.
Oct 19 - 5:38 PM

Brian Quick caught two passes for 33 yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Seahawks.

He caught the only two targets that came his direction. The Rams leaned on their running game and special teams creativity to pull off the upset. Quick has had a down past two games, but has a plus matchup in K.C. next week.
Oct 19 - 5:29 PM

Benny Cunningham rushed two times for three yards in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Seahawks, adding five catches for 46 yards and one touchdown.

Cunningham got the start for the Rams, playing two plays on the opening-series three-and-out. It was then Tre Mason on early downs the rest of the afternoon, with Cunningham playing passing downs. Zac Stacy played just one snap. Cunningham is the best pass protector in the Rams' backfield, so he's going to have a weekly role as the No. 2. Mason is the new No. 1. Stacy can be dropped.
Oct 19 - 5:05 PM
Zac Stacy - RB - Rams

Zac Stacy didn't register a single touch in the Rams' Week 7 win over the Seahawks.

Benny Cunningham got the start for the Rams, with Stacy playing just one snap all afternoon. But it was Tre Mason who took control of the backfield by out-touching Cunningham 18-7. Stacy isn't injured, as he was seen on the sideline just waiting to see if he'd play. He simply hasn't been effective all season, and the Rams are making a switch. Stacy can now safely be dropped in 12- and 14-team leagues as the Rams' No. 3 running back. He's a slow mover who doesn't do anything in the pass game. He's Matt Asiata and Shonn Greene's child.
Oct 19 - 4:42 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

Tre Mason rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown on 18 carries in the Rams' 28-26, Week 7 win over the Seahawks.

After shining last Monday night on nine snaps, Mason was handed the reins against Seattle, out-touching Benny Cunningham 18-7, while Zac Stacy rode the bench, playing one snap and not registering a touch. It sure looks like a changing of the guard. After picking up 24 yards on his first NFL carry last week, Mason ripped off a 28-yarder Sunday. He found the end zone from six yards out in the first quarter. The Rams are going to ride the "hot hand," and Mason has it. Coach Jeff Fisher likes to ride one back. Mason needs to be owned in all formats.
Oct 19 - 4:18 PM

Rams RCB Janoris Jenkins was forced from Week 7 against the Seahawks with a right knee injury.

Jenkins made a tackle on TE Cooper Helfet before the pile of other players landed on him, bending both of his knees awkwardly. His right knee looked like it took the worst of it. Jenkins had to be helped off the field with tears rolling down his face. The Rams are already down LCB Trumaine Johnson (knee).
Oct 19 - 2:20 PM
Zac Stacy - RB - Rams

Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer confirmed the team is using a "hot hand" approach at running back.

"Early in the game, we try to get guys multiple touches," Schottenheimer said, "then we try to go with the hot hand late in the game." The approach explains why Zac Stacy has averaged 12.2 carries this season after seeing 20.8 carries a start last season. With Tre Mason now in the mix, Stacy should see his share of the workload fall even farther. He is not worth a start against the Seahawks this week, and could be playing himself out of fantasy relevancy.
Oct 18 - 10:52 AM
Zac Stacy - RB - Rams

Zac Stacy (ankle) is listed as probable for Week 7.

After almost single-handedly giving St. Louis a competitive offense in 2013, Stacy has been reduced to a timeshare back in 2014. He is practicing in full and will play against Seattle, but may not get more than ten touches.
Oct 17 - 2:27 PM
Zac Stacy - RB - Rams

Zac Stacy (ankle) returned to Rams practice Thursday, getting in a full session.

Wednesday was just a day of rest for the Rams' theoretical No. 1 back. Stacy's health is not a concern, but his increasing rotation with Benny Cunningham and Tre Mason is. Stacy can't be trusted as more than a low-end RB3 for Week 7.
Oct 16 - 7:40 PM
Zac Stacy - RB - Rams

Zac Stacy (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Coach Jeff Fisher said there were "no physical issues" with Stacy in Monday's loss to the 49ers, but he's now apparently dealing with an ankle injury. Benny Cunningham led the Rams' backfield in snaps in Week 6, with Tre Mason also mixing in. Stacy's status will be updated again on Thursday.
Oct 15 - 7:05 PM
Zac Stacy - RB - Rams

Speaking Tuesday, Rams coach Jeff Fisher confirmed there were "no physical issues" with Zac Stacy in Monday's loss to the 49ers.

Fisher said the team simply wanted to use three running backs, and has "no problem" using a committee going forward. Stacy was the Rams' least-successful runner against the 49ers, managing only 17 yards on eight carries. Benny Cunningham went 7/21, while rookie Tre Mason took the rock five times for 40 yards. We wouldn't call Stacy outright droppable in 12-team leagues, but this situation promises to be a mess for weeks to come, especially against the Seahawks' elite run defense in Week 7.
Oct 14 - 7:31 PM


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