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Random Ramsdom: Fade Rams players in fantasy this week

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ESPN Senior Fantasy Analyst Matthew Berry published his latest edition of “Love/Hate” this week, and there’s a pair of Rams players on the wrong side of the fence for Week 7.

According to Berry, fantasy owners will want to shy away from starting quarterback Jared Goff and wide receiver Cooper Kupp this week as they go up against a stingy Bears defense that has played a huge role in the team going 5-1 to begin 2020.

Here’s what Berry had to say about both players:

QB Jared Goff - Hate

“The Bears are allowing a league-low 11.7 fantasy points per game to quarterbacks this season. If quarterbacks facing the Bears were a single player, that quarterback would be QB33 on the season on a per-game basis. Do you want to start QB33 on your fantasy team? No, you do not. Hashtag: analysis. You’re welcome, America.”

WR Cooper Kupp - Hate

“This pains me to do. But while the Rams allow the second-fewest fantasy points to wide receivers, Chicago is right behind them in third. The Bears also have given up just one touchdown to a wideout so far this year and allow a league-low 56% catch rate to the position. The Kupp will not runneth over with fantasy points in Week 7. What’s more painful, you think? Kupp’s matchup or that last line? Toss-up for me.”

All of the stats listed above are pretty damning. I don’t know how you start either one. However, since Robert Woods is not listed, maybe he’s worth a shot given his propensity to possible get a short carry for a score. Otherwise, I’ll need to adjust my team, as well.

Happy Friday, everyone. Enjoy today’s links.

Rams News:

The Rams announced their uniform combination they’ll don against the Bears (The Rams Wire)

Robert Woods isn’t bothered by his lack of targets (The Rams Wire)

Bret Stuter wonders if the Rams will extend S John Johnson III (Ramblin’ Fan)

Here are five options at LB for the Rams to poach from other teams (Ramblin’ Fan)

NFL News:

Bill Barnwell talks which teams have seen their playoff chances drop the most (ESPN)

The Vikings traded DE Yannick Ngakoue to the Ravens (ESPN)

Tom Fornelli talks Week 7 odds (CBS Sports)

Josh Edwards published a new 2021 mock draft (CBS Sports)

Vikings Danielle Hunter is out for the year after opting to have surgery (Pro Football Talk)

The Ravens are expected to sign WR Dez Bryant to their practice squad (Bleacher Report)