The Los Angeles Rams enter the 2021-22 season having moved on from supposed franchise QB Jared Goff in favor of Matthew Stafford. Head coach Sean McVay has praised Stafford’s veteran presence and many players say the vibe around training camp is different with him under center. The Rams continue to burn draft capital in the push to win a championship and hope Stafford can take them there. Receivers Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and DeSean Jackson hope to benefit from Stafford’s addition.
995.5 receiving yards: Over (-115) or Under (-115)
Our pick: Over
Woods is the top receiver in Los Angeles’ offense and put up 936 yards in 16 games last season. McVay will find a way to get him the ball in different situations and most importantly, he has an upgrade at quarterback in Stafford. Having an extra game doesn’t hurt either. The over is the play here.
6.5 receiving TDs: Over (-115) or Under (-115)
Our pick: Over
Woods has five or more touchdowns in three of the four seasons he has played for the Rams. Expect him to get to a similar point this upcoming season. With the addition of Stafford and the extra game, the over seems to be the better pick. One or two big games could break this line completely.
92.5 receptions: Over (-115) or Under (-115)
Our pick: Under
It seems uncharacteristic to take the over for yards and touchdowns, but the under for Woods on receptions. The wide receiver has 90 catches in back-to-back years and should get enough looks with Stafford in the fold. However, the Rams will also use Kupp, Jackson and TE Tyler Higbee heavily. Woods may get more yards and touchdowns, but he’ll likely do it on less receptions. Even with a better quarterback, 92.5 is a high line. Take the under.
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