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Five Bold Predictions for the Los Angeles Rams

MJ Hurley | May 22nd, 2020

After dominating the NFC West division in 2017 and 2018, the Los Angeles Rams took a step back in 2019 with a 9-7 record, finishing third in the division. Although the Rams lost in disappointing fashion to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII, they had high hopes for 2019 and beyond. Unfortunately, those hopes spiraled into a lackluster offense and a dysfunctional defense. After letting fan favorites Clay Matthews III and Todd Gurley walk in free agency, the Rams look to re-tool and reload for a return to the top of the NFC West. With this in mind, let’s check out five bold predictions for the Rams in the 2020 NFL Season. 

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Early 2020 Wins and Losses Projections: NFC West

Brady Podloski, Chris Gallagher, Mason Thompson | May 10th, 2020

The NFC West is one of the most difficult divisions to predict. Last year, the fast rise of the 49ers took the league by storm, whereas in 2018 the Rams were able to maintain their dominant streak. Will there be another change at the top of the division? With the 2020 schedule set, there are some significant games each NFC West team will play. With that said, this is an eight-part series where our Scorecrow NFL analysts do an early prediction of the wins and losses of each team. We projected all 256 games and have the winners and losers of each division!

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Los Angeles Rams Draft Review

Joey Ricotta | May 1st, 2020

Without a first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, general manager Les Snead and the Los Angeles Rams seemed to have their work cut out for them. Then, the draft took place, and many first-round worthy selections slipped to the second round, where the Rams had two picks. They wound up with nine picks in total, including two third-round picks and three seventh-rounders. But did they make the right moves? Let’s take a look under the hood at the engine that drives this Rams team and what his thought process was like behind each choice.

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Los Angeles Rams Post Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Joey Ricotta | April 19th, 2020

Well, the Los Angeles Rams offseason started out rather uneventful. Then, they decided to make some splashes, including a somewhat surprising decision to release running back Todd Gurley before he ever played a down of football under his contract extension. Clay Matthews was also cut. Cory Littleton and Dante Fowler Jr. are the two big names that walked in free agency. With Littleton, Fowler, and Matthews all gone, that opens a big gap in the linebacker core, both inside and outside. They did, however, address the defensive line a little, by bringing back Michael Brockers and signing A’Shawn Robinson. The latest move was trading Brandin Cooks and a future fourth-round pick to the Houston Texans for a second-round pick this year.

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Brandin Cooks’ Fantasy Value in Houston

J.R. Duren | April 10th, 2020  

Brandin Cooks is switching uniforms, again. The question is, what does the trade to the Houston Texans do to his fantasy value? Is he a borderline WR2/WR3 or a top-10 sleeper? Say what you will about the Texans personnel decisions, the key for fantasy managers is how Cooks will affect the Texans’ offense and how the Texans’ offense will affect Cooks.

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Best Fantasy Landing Spot For Top Remaining Free Agents

Mike Fanelli | March 21st, 2020

Every year free agency is full of surprises but this year has been extra wild. Tom Brady is now a Buccaneer, DeAndre Hopkins was traded to the Cardinals without the Texans getting back a first-round pick, and the Colts gave up a top 15 pick and a boatload of money for DeForest Buckner while also signing Philip Rivers to a one year deal. We are almost a week into free agency, yet a lot of players haven’t signed new deals.

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The Rams Cap Mishandling Has Come Full Circle

Mason Thompson   | March 20th, 2020

$94,000,000. That is the dead cap figure for Jared Goff this year if he were to be released. Thursday, Goff was awarded another $43,000,000 in guarantees from the Rams. This is just one of the blunders in a terrible series of mishandlings of multiple contracts. The biggest now is the Todd Gurley deal with his release Thursday afternoon. Let’s take a look at the long line of contracts handed out by General Manager, Les Snead as well as some trades that have drastically altered the Rams projections for years to come.

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Los Angeles Rams Pre Free Agency Seven Round Mock Draft

Brendan Abban | February 29th, 2020 

It is the best time of the year, NFL Draft season. Where fans and analysts alike debate about what players will best improve their team in the pursuit of a championship. Some teams have more needs than others. While some are just looking to add depth wherever they can. The Los Angeles Rams are no different.

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Was 2018 the end of Todd Gurley’s Prime?

Brendan Abban | January 31st, 2020 

This season was an up and down year for Los Angeles Rams’ running back Todd Gurley, to say the least. Gurley in recent years has always been in the conversation of best running back in the NFL. Particularly, because of his multi-faceted game and skillset. However, this season such chatter diminished for quite a few reasons.

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Los Angeles Rams 2019 Season Recap

Mason Thompson | January 18th, 2020 

Following a trip to the Super Bowl in 2018, the Rams were set to make another deep playoff push in 2019, or so they thought. The Rams have tried milking all the opportunity they have out of the team that took them to the Super Bowl, while also pushing them against the salary cap barrier.

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Saturday NFL DFS Slate Week 16

Brandon Braasch | December 20th, 2019 

This is a special slate as it is the only Saturday this season with NFL regular season games on. There are three games on this slate. The first game is going to be an offensive masterpiece with the Houston Texans going into Tampa Bay to face the Buccaneers. The second game is going to be a defensive masterpiece with the Buffalo Bills heading into Foxboro to take on the New England Patriots. Last but not least the third game is an NFC West battle between the Los Angeles Rams and the San Francisco 49ers. Below are my top players and game predictions for all three games.

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Week 15 NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Mike Fanelli & Givanni Damico | December 14th, 2019

With three weeks to go in the 2019 NFL season, a few teams have locked in a playoff spot while a few more can clinch a playoff berth with a win this weekend. There are six games this weekend where both teams are mathematically still involved in the playoff picture, either fighting for a first-round bye, division title, or a wild-card spot. This includes the Sunday night game between the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers, where both teams enter the weekend in the two wild-card spots in the AFC playoff picture. With so many critical games this weekend, expect a lot of entertaining games with close outcomes.

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Los Angeles Rams Pummel Seattle Seahawks in 28-12 win

Brendan Abban | December 9th, 2019

The Los Angeles Rams are still clinging to life in hopes of making the playoffs. They came out Sunday night and played like they had something on the line throughout the whole game. That sense of urgency was the driving force behind their 28-12 win over the Seattle Seahawks.

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Monday Night Football Week 12

Brandon Braasch | November 25th, 2019

Tonight’s game features a potential MVP and Defensive Player of the year candidate. This will be one of the best matchups we will see all year. Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens head into Los Angeles to face off against Aaron Donald and the Rams. Which side will prevail? Here are my top players and game predictions for tonight’s matchup. 

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NFL DFS – GPP Plays for Week 10

Joey Ricotta | November 10th, 2019

Welcome into the GPP/Tournament plays article for Week 10. Let’s start by saying, any picks used or mentioned for cash games can be played in tournaments. I think that’s an important thing to know and can sometimes get confused whenever the two are mentioned separately. For that reason, I’ve tried to avoid mentioning my cash game plays for this article. There’s merit to using or fading certain players in tournaments, whether it be ownership expectations, bust potential, etc. But, as I said earlier, just about all of the cash game plays are viable for tournaments. If you’d like to see who I like for those types of contests, you can check that out here. With that said, let’s get to some other picks I like for tournaments.

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Los Angeles Rams’ Jared Goff says Jalen Ramsey Brings a Spark to the Team

Brendan Abban | October 25th, 2019 

The Los Angeles Rams came out looking solid this season starting out 3-0. However, they did experience some turbulence dropping three straight afterward. It was a turn of events that led to them landing star cornerback Jalen Ramsey and reigniting their team.

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Los Angeles Rams New-Look Defense Shines in Win over Atlanta Falcons

Brendan Abban | October 23rd, 2019

The Los Angeles Rams finally broke their streak of three consecutive losses with a resounding win over the Atlanta Falcons. It was a win they got on the strength of their new-look defense. The 37-10 win in Atlanta was the first for the Rams dating back to 2001.

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NFL Power Rankings: Week Seven

Raul Vazquez | October 22nd, 2019 

There was a ton of movement in the weekly rankings this week. The one constant in the NFL seems to be the Patriots while the 49ers are legit and the Ravens might be the biggest threat to the Patriots in the AFC.

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Week Seven NFL Picks: Spreads, Props and More

Mike Fanelli & Givanni Damico | October 19th, 2019

The entire NFL world was silent as reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes suffered a dislocated knee cap Thursday night against the Denver Broncos. Thankfully, the MRI results yesterday reportedly show no further damage and Mahomes should return later this season. With Mahomes out of the game, everyone who bet the Broncos +3 was feeling great about their odds to cash their ticket. However, the Broncos’ offense fell apart after the opening drive and the Chiefs went on to easily win 30-6.

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Los Angeles Rams Retool defense with Jalen Ramsey Trade

Brendan Abban | October 16th, 2019 

The Los Angeles Rams land Jalen Ramsey in a huge deal that could revitalize their defense. Los Angeles trades two first-round picks in 2020 and 2021, and a fourth-round pick in 2021 to land Ramsey. This comes just a few days after the Rams lost their third straight game and drop to 3-3.

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Woz’s NFL Notebook: Russell Wilson emerges as the MVP favorite

John Woz, Jr.  | October 15th, 2019

There’s no shortage of talking points from Week 6 of the NFL.  This edition of my notebook features several quarterbacks making the headlines for different reasons. The Los Angeles Chargers stink, Dan Quinn’s seat is hot and the Carolina Panthers pound the ground in London. Russell Wilson is an MVP candidate, and a brilliant San Francisco 49ers performance concludes this edition of Woz’s NFL notebook. Continue reading

NFL Power Rankings: Week Five

Raul Vazquez | October 8th, 2019 

Week five was a weird week with a ton of close games and some unexpected winners. The Patriots still hold the top spot but there was a ton of movement throughout the rankings.

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NFL Roundtable: 2019 First Quarter Edition

Mike Fanelli, Ethan Hewett, Daniel Corrigan, Frank Ammirante, Michael Pallas | October 3rd, 2019 

The 2019 NFL season is already a quarter of the way finished and team’s identity are starting to shape into form. At this point, there are only three undefeated teams left in the New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs and surprisingly the San Francisco 49ers. Meanwhile, there are six winless teams and almost half the league is sitting at 2-2. If this course continues, the playoff race will be as exciting as ever, but what have we learned over the first quarter of the season? The Scorecrow family has put together another roundtable giving you their opinions on five NFL questions. Be sure to follow all the writers on twitter and ask any questions you may have regarding their answers. Without any further ado, let’s get into it.

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TNF Fantasy Preview: Los Angeles Rams vs Seattle Seahawks

Mike Fanelli | October 3rd, 2019 

Last week’s Thursday night game was a good one, with the Eagles defeating the Packers 34-27 thanks to a tipped Aaron Rodgers pass that turned into the game ending interception. After the first few Thursday night games which being boring, we get another great matchup as the Los Angeles Rams travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks.

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NFL Power Rankings: Week Three

Raul Vazquez | September 24th, 2019 

There was a lot movement in my rankings this week but that is a result of it still being early in the season and still finding out the identity of teams. The Giants are the biggest movers this week as they moved up nine spots with the play of Daniel Jones.

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Jared Goff Happy with how his New Extension Got Done

Brendan Abban | September 5th, 2019 

The Los Angeles Rams and franchise quarterback Jared Goff came to terms on an extension Tuesday that will keep him with the team through the 2024 season. It is a deal that will pay him $110 million in guarantees, the most in NFL history. The deal has a total value of $134 million. Which is why it is so impressive that they kept it quiet.

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Los Angeles Rams Sign Jared Goff to Most Guaranteed Money in NFL History

Brendan Abban | September 4th, 2019

The Los Angeles Rams have officially locked in their franchise quarterback for the next half-decade. This new deal will pay Goff the most guaranteed dollars in NFL history. They have agreed on a four-year extension with quarterback Jared Goff for a total of $134 million with $110 million guaranteed per Adam Schefter.

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Los Angeles Rams 2019 Team Preview

Mike Fanelli | Aug 20th, 2019 

In their second year under Sean McVay, the Rams finished tied for the best record in the league at 13-3. The offense averaged 32.9 points per game, second in the league, while star defensive lineman Aaron Donald won the Defensive Player of the Year award. With a great balance on offense and a forceful defense, the Rams made it to Super Bowl 53 verse the New England Patriots, but the journey didn’t come without controversy. In the NFC Championship game verse the New Orleans Saints, there was a clear no called passing interference late in the game that potentially impacted the outcome of the game. However, the Rams won that game but lost to the Patriots 13-3 in Super Bowl 53.

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Los Angeles Rams extend Head Coach Sean McVay and GM Les Snead

Brendan Abban | July 27th, 2019

The Los Angeles Rams extend two of the pillars of the organization in head coach Sean McVay and general manager Les Snead. As a result, both will be with the Rams through the 2023 season. A level of security both men deserve at this point.

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Three years later did the Los Angeles Rams make the right choice

Brendan Abban| June 8th, 2019

Three years ago, the Los Angeles Rams took Jared Goff with the number one overall pick. It was a draft choice that came down to Goff and Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz. Both have had success at this point in their careers but with the Eagles signing Wentz to a four-year, $128 million extension. It warrants the question of whether or not the Rams took the right quarterback. Continue reading

Los Angeles Rams 7 Round Mock Draft: Early Help for Jared Goff and the Offense

Mike Fanelli | April 15th, 2019

The 2019 NFL draft is less than a month away and teams are putting the finishing touches on their player evaluations. Every year we see several surprising picks that come out of nowhere like when the Seattle Seahawks drafted Rashaad Penny in the first last year. Everyone loves mock drafts so here is a seven round mock draft predicting every Los Angeles Rams’ pick. Continue reading