Danny Amendola injury: Rams receiver likely out this week

David Welker

So this probably isn't the week the Rams offense and Sam Bradford break out for a big game. Or is it?

Danny Amendola spent his Thanksgiving week dragging around a walking boot attached to his leg. It may not have kept him from turkey, but it did keep him from practicing all week. It will also probably keep him sidelined in this week's game against the Cardinals.

The Rams have survived, though not thrived, without Amendola this season. He dislocated his clavicle in Week 5 against the Cardinals. The Rams still won that game, thanks in part to an incredible defensive performance.

Amendola is officially listed as doubtful, so there is a faint sliver of hope that he plays. It's not likely though. Jeff Fisher hasn't been prone to push his players, and it's a smart strategy in a three-win season.

In his place, Brandon Gibson has taken the bulk of receiver snaps, though not necessarily targets. Sam Bradford has divided the passes between Gibson, Chris Givens, and Lance Kendricks. Keep an eye on Austin Pettis, whose role in the passing game is quietly expanding.

If you've stumbled upon this post seeking fantasy football advice, I can't recommend any of these options. One could very well have a solid game, but it's next to impossible to tell with this offense.

It's not too late to get St. Louis Rams tickets this week.

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