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Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals: Stock Report

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Who’s on the way up, and who’s on the way down? Let’s take a look.

Arizona Cardinals v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Stock Down

OLB Robert Quinn

For a guy who once registered a 19-sack season, Robert Quinn’s performance this season has been extremely minuscule. Quinn had a near sack against Carson Palmer though he narrowly missed (luckily Aaron Donald cleaned up and finished the play). Quinn now has 2.5 sacks on the season, and looks to be a shell of his former self.

TE Gerald Everett

Gerald Everett has one catch for four yards in his past two games. He’s sort of fallen in the pecking order in terms of targets. Everett is still getting some run in terms of snaps, as he’s still out there running routes and blocking at times, but it’d be ideal to see such a dangerous weapon in the passing game get some more work as a receiver.

WR Mike Thomas

This isn’t so much of what Thomas hasn’t done, but he just happens to be a part of an extremely deep WR corps. Thomas was active against Jacksonville, and actually had a key block that sprung Pharoh Cooper his long kickoff return TD, though he was inactive on Sunday against the Cardinals. As long as the WR’s stay healthy, I see next to no contribution from Mike Thomas this season.

Stock Up

DE Aaron Donald

The Rams star is finally starting to heat up. AD now has a sack in back-to-back games, and that brings his tally on the season up to three. Not only that, he’s also been living in the backfield against offenses and has been an absolute terror in terms of pressures and TFL’s. For a guy who missed a ton of practice this season, AD finally seems like he’s becoming himself again, and that’s a terrifying thing for opposing offenses.

RB Todd Gurley

Todd Gurley did not have a single 100-yard rushing game last season. In seven weeks, he already has four. Incredible. He’s regularly been churning for five and six yard gains, and it shows. Through seven weeks, Gurley now has 920 yards from scrimmage with an NFL-leading eight touchdowns. Todd looks like he’s primed for another pro-bowl campaign.

WR Robert Woods

Robert Woods is tied for the team lead with 27-receptions for a team-leading 381 receiving yards. Game after game, Woods makes clutch receptions for the offense while moving the chains effectively. He’s been a terrific intermediate weapon for a team that hasn’t had one in a long time. Woods has yet to find the endzone, but outside of that, he’s been absolutely lights out for a developing Jared Goff.