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What to do with Jared Goff in Week 16 fantasy football

Can Jared Goff help the Rams bounce back after a tough Week 15 loss to the Cowboys? We break down the Week 16 start/sit considerations.

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff throws a pass in the first quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Jared Goff and the Rams are coming off of an embarrassing loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15. In that game, the Rams scored only seven points through the first three quarters of play. Goff completed 33 of 51 passes throughout the game for 284 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. This is actually an improvement in play for Goff, as he has struggled with turnovers this year. Goff has thrown six touchdown passes in his past six games while throwing eight interceptions. He has been a disappointment this year for fans of the LA Rams and fantasy owners alike. Can Goff turn things around against the 49ers in Week 16? We break down fantasy implications below.

Fantasy football analysis, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff

If you were a struggling quarterback who was looking to get back on track, the 49ers defense is about the last opponent you would want to see on your schedule. San Francisco is currently the top rated pass defense in the NFL. They are allowing an average of only 154.1 passing yards/game on the season and have allowed only 19 passing touchdowns while recording 11 interceptions. They have also recorded 47 sacks on the year.

The 49ers showed that they can be vulnerable, as Matt Ryan torched them through the air while peppering Julio Jones with 20 targets for 134 yards and two TDs last week. However, is important to keep in mind that Matt Ryan is historically a better quarterback than Jared Goff, and the 49ers were missing Richard Sherman and Jaquiski Tartt in their secondary. Tartt has yet to practice this week, but Sherman has logged two full practices and should provide a boost to the defense. When all angles are considered, this seems to be a match-up to avoid.

Start/Sit Recommendation:

Sit Jared Goff