Donald Brown left Week 5 with a concussion. Branden Oliver dropped 182 total yards and 2TDs in Week 5, and he now becomes a must-own in all leagues and this week’s top waiver wire grab.
Montee Ball suffered a groin injury in Week 5 and is getting an MRI. He is looking very questionable for the next couple games. Ronnie Hillman is a must grab this week.
Calvin Johnson suffered a setback in Week 5; his week 6 status is in question.
Rashad Jennings left Week 5 with a knee injury and will undergo an MRI. Andre Williams is not likely available in any leagues, but do check. If Jennings is out, Williams could produce fantasy RB2 numbers if getting starter carries.
Jimmy Graham injured his shoulder in Week 5, but early word is that it isn’t serious. Stay tuned.
Reggie Bush left Week 5 with an ankle injury. It is not though to be serious, but stay tuned. Hopefully Joique Bell will be back in the next contest.
Drew Stanton suffered a concussion in Week 5; Carson Palmer could be back next week, so keep tabs on this one. Palmer back would be good for Floyd, Fitz and Ellington.
Zac Stacy exited Week 5 with a calf injury. He did not return to the game, so there is concern here. Benny Cunningham is a must-grab if for some reason he is available. It’s not likely, though, but check waivers.
According to reports, Rams QB Shaun Hill (quad) is still the team’s starter if healthy. Austin Davis replaced the injured Hill in Week 2.
SMITTY: Honestly, does it matter? The Rams look awful, and unless they can find a way to pass the ball even a little bit (maybe the answer is Case Keenum?), Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham can’t accomplish anything from a fantasy perspective. Stacy owners have to hope things change quickly in St. Louis. Be sure to sign-up for our Smart Alerts in order to stay on top of this situation, which is directly connected to the fantasy production of Stacy/Cunningham.
According to ESPN, Rams RB Zac Stacy is slotted to be the Rams’ RB1 heading into Week 1.
SMITTY: While Benny Cunningham is a talented rusher, and the same can be said about Tre Mason, the starting gig in St. Louis is Zac Stacy’s to lose, and he isn’t on a short leash or anything… Cunningham starting the last preseason game sure caused some rumors to surface – We fully expect Stacy to have a strong 2014 just as long as he is healthy. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?
Rams RB Benny Cunningham got the start in Saturday’s preseason game; Zac Stacy came off the bench.
SMITTY: The only reason we’re reporting on this is because it’s out there and needs to be addressed. Is Benny Cunningham good and could he be the team’s No. 2 rusher this year? Yes and yes. No question, he is a talented rusher. But, this ‘coming off the bench’ situation is preseason football and Jeff Fisher wanted to see Cunningham roll with the first unit. Unless Stacy falters, or gets hurt, early on in 2014, the job is his to lose. Cunningham might have the edge on Tre Mason for the team’s top backup job, though, which is something I hate to admit given how much I love Mason. For now, Benny appears to be Stacy’s handcuff, but that could change in a snap. Looking for Week 1 Power Rankings?
In Friday night’s preseason opener, Rams RB Tre Mason ran the ball 15 times for 51 yards against the Saints.
SMITTY: Zac Stacy will enter 2014 as the uncontested starter, and that’s the way it should be, he proved himself last year. But, crafty fantasy owners, as well as all Stacy dynasty owners, will take advantage of the worn-off buzz that is Tre Mason. He sits behind Benny Cunningham right now on the team’s depth chart, and there have been all kinds of “he’s a change of pace back” reports surfacing all off-season. Look, he’s a risk, as there is that chance that St. Louis doesn’t see him as an every-down back. That we can’t control as fantasy football owners. All we can do is evaluate talent first off, then try to anticipate what coaches are thinking and hope that they see gems like we do (the fantasy football owners of the world). Mason is a gem, and while there is no guarantee he will ever rise to the starting line-up in St. Louis, I’m buying low everywhere I can, because he is super-cheap right now. I just drafted him in the 11th-round in an expert keeper league draft (that is still ongoing). The 11th! That’s just about zero-risk territory right there, and he has the skill set to be elite. He just needs the chance. Looking for Full-Season Zac Stacy Projections?
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