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Mike Clay today on twitter put out a tweet saying that the Rams rookie WR Brian Quick played just three snaps in Week 1 versus the Lions. Brandon Gibson (46-of-58 snaps) was the surprise starter opposite Danny Amendola, pushing Steve Smith (23 snaps) into the third receiver role. Rookie Chris Givens was on the field for 18 snaps as the designated deep threat. Outside of Amendola in PPR leagues, there’s no reliable fantasy value among the Rams receivers. That is not a great statistic for a 2nd round pick.
When coming out of college Quick was a very productive wide out at Appalachian State, but people have to remember that he had really only played one year of organized football his entire life before entering college. He was a basketball player who many believed had tons of upside. Well he obviously is not learning as fast as the Rams want him too. We shall see if he gets more snaps next week.
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And here’s the other half of the controversial prediction. On one hand, I nailed the Rams/Lions game. The Rams showed they were a better team than last year on both sides of the ball. On the other hand, my prediction of the Rams in the playoff only makes sense if the 49ers don’t prove me wrong. If Alex Smith improbably becomes a true franchise quarterback...
Titus Young is a player who many have said has breakout potential this season, but that will all depend on his attitude. The second-year receiver caught only one pass for 14 yards against the Rams on Sunday, but his lack of production was due in large part to the fact that Young only played in the first half.
Detroit head coach Jim Schwartz benched Young at the end of the first...
Rams C Scott Wells suffered a fractured foot and will be placed on the "designated for return" injured reserve, head coach Jeff Fisher said Monday.
Wells started in Sundays loss to the Lions in his first game with St. Louis. Robert Turner replaced Wells at center. The new I.R. designated to return rule for players with major injuries allows Wells to return to a...
Rams receiver Danny Amendola led the team in Week 1 with five catches and 70 yards receiving.Fantasy Spin:Amendola caught 85 passes in 2010 but he missed all but one game last season with an injury. He'll be relevant all season in PPR leagues since he's Sam Bradford's favorite target.
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