As LA Rams fans, of course you want to draft a player or two from your favorite team so you have a little more reason to root for them this season. I’m sure plenty of you did it with Todd Gurley the past few years and now you have to navigate some murkier waters with him gone.
The Rams didn’t necessarily have the best “fantasy” game against the Cowboys, bu everyone will take the real-life victory over a fantasy one any day of the week.
That said, here are the top fantasy scorers for the Rams from their matchup with the Cowboys.
(Note: Points are for full PPR leagues)
1.) RB Malcolm Brown - 24.5 points
Heading into last night’s game, the jury was still out on Brown potentially becoming the most valuable Rams running back to own in fantasy football. After last night’s performance, the veteran left no doubt that he is the guy to not only own, but to start.
Brown finished with 79 rushing yards and a pair of touchdowns - including the first scored in SoFi Stadium - and hauled in three passes for an additional 31 yards. Rookie Cam Akers, who technically started the game for the Rams, finished with just 39 yards on 14 carries and a lone catch for three yards.
2.) WR Robert Woods - 14.9 points
Woods started super hot out of the gate with multiple catches on the Rams’ opening drive of the night. He cooled off a bit as the night went on, but he finished with a very encouraging 105 yards on six catches and he also took a single carry for 14 more yards on the ground. Yes, it would have been nice to see Woods catch a touchdown, but no one else caught a touchdown either, so there’s something?
Woods, along with Cooper Kupp, should both continue to produce WR1 numbers throughout the season, especially as the offense continues to gel going forward.
3.) QB Jared Goff - 10.5 points
Goff’s placement in the top three fantasy scorers for the Rams might seem a little odd, but he technically was one of the best, so here we go!
He finished 20-of-31 for 275 yards and a single interception while adding 15 yards on the ground. While that yardage would normally be a-okay, the lack of scores with a turnover hurt him badly. Coming into the year, Goff was a sneaky late-round/waiver wire pickup because the Rams were expected to throw a lot since they weren’t considered to have a solidified backfield situation. Unfortunately for Goff owners, the opposite came to life in Sunday’s game.
Looking ahead, I expect Goff to have some positive regression in the coming weeks.