The Los Angeles Rams will take on its second NFC East opponent in as many weeks Sunday when they pay a visit to the Washington Football Team. The Rams got past the winless New York Giants in Week 4 despite a surprisingly conservative game plan in which only one skill player gained more than 60 yards from scrimmage.
The Football Team was dominated by the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, although rookie running back Antonio Gibson was a bright spot. He accumulated 128 yards from scrimmage and a score on 17 touches, including four receptions from 82 yards.
Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)
Rams: #11 Overall — #2 offense, #15 defense, #31 special teams
Washington: #27 Overall — #29 offense, #4 defense, #24 special teams
OUT: T Bobby Evans (shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Troy Hill (ankle), LB Micah Kiser (groin)
OUT: TE Marcus Baugh (not injury related), CB Greg Stroman (foot)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Cole Holcomb (knee), C Chase Roullier (knee), G Wes Schweitzer (elbow), DE Chase Young (groin)
Fantasy football start/sit advice
Robert Woods, WR, $6,500
Woods’ performance against the Giants left a lot to be desired as he recorded just 35 yards on six catches. It was the first time all season in which Woods didn’t reach double-digit points in PPR formats. Woods doesn’t have the highest ceiling as a possession receiver, but Washington provides another nice matchup, and he has been productive enough already to believe that Week 4 was an anomaly.
Cooper Kupp, WR, $6,500
Kupp was on track to be even more of a fantasy letdown in Woods on Sunday before breaking free over the middle of the field and outrunning the Giants’ safeties for a 55-yard touchdown. Before that big play, he had just four catches for 14 yards. Kupp has proven that he is the Rams’ No. 1 wideout and is a strong play in season-long leagues and DFS this week.
Antonio Gibson, RB, $5,000
Gibson is still playing fewer snaps than J.D. McKissic — the spread was 39-31 in Week 4 — but there is no doubt that he is the Football Team’s best running back. He has scored in three consecutive games and should become a bigger threat in the passing game.
Terry McLaurin, WR, $6,100
McLaurin has continued on his road to stardom through the season’s first month, catching 26 balls for 387 yards. He has only scored once, but you have to love his involvement with 39 targets in four games. He might see Jalen Ramsey often this week and his DraftKings price is a season-high, but McLaurin has been consistent and productive all year long.