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Which Rams returning player will have biggest impact vs Seahawks?

There are quite a few options

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The Los Angeles Rams lost left tackle Andrew Whitworth midway through their first game against the Seattle Seahawks. They lost quarterback Jared Goff at the end of their second game against the Seahawks. The last time Cooper Kupp or Michael Brockers played was against the Seahawks. The last time Micah Kiser finished a contest was against the Seahawks.

All five could return this Saturday against the Seahawks.

Whitworth, Kupp and Brockers appear ready to go. Sean McVay has said that Jared Goff will be a gametime decision, or at least a gametime announcement. Kiser played in his first practice in over a month on Wednesday.

We can’t really judge the Rams based on how they played in Week 17 because that team didn’t have Goff, Whitworth, Kupp, Brockers or Kiser. If Goff remains out, he was a limited participant in the latest practice, then perhaps they will be close to what they were in Week 17. They might also be a lot better since John Wolford will have Whitworth and Kupp.

Defensively, the Rams could return Kiser and have him as an option alongside or instead of Troy Reeder, and it can’t hurt to have options. Brockers returns after missing one game and it’s probably rare that rookie Terrell Lewis has been able to share the field with all of these players together. Los Angeles might actually be as healthy as they’ve been all season, save the Darrell Henderson injury.

I can’t keep Goff in this poll without expecting it to lean heavily Goff, so I’ll make several polls to choose from.

Poll

Which returning player would have the biggest POSITIVE impact in Saturday’s wild card game?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Jared Goff
    (53 votes)
  • 46%
    Andrew Whitworth
    (174 votes)
  • 35%
    Cooper Kupp
    (133 votes)
  • 2%
    Michael Brockers
    (8 votes)
  • 2%
    Micah Kiser
    (10 votes)
378 votes total Vote Now

And what if Goff does not return?

Poll

Which returning player would have the biggest POSITIVE impact against the Seahawks?

This poll is closed

  • 54%
    Andrew Whitworth
    (154 votes)
  • 37%
    Cooper Kupp
    (107 votes)
  • 4%
    Michael Brockers
    (14 votes)
  • 3%
    Micah Kiser
    (9 votes)
284 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Should a healthy Micah Kiser start over Troy Reeder?

This poll is closed

  • 49%
    Yes
    (135 votes)
  • 24%
    No
    (68 votes)
  • 25%
    Both on field
    (70 votes)
273 votes total Vote Now