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How to watch, what to watch for Rams vs. Washington in Week 5

The Los Angeles Rams and Washington Football Team face off in Week 5 of the 2020 NFL season. We break down how to watch the game, odds for the matchup, key injuries, and notable fantasy football start/sit considerations.

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) moves out to pass against the New York Giants during the first half at SoFi Stadium.  Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, Oct. 11
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Channel: FOX
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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

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Rams: -7.5
Washington: +7.5
Total: 45

Injury report

Rams

OUT: T Bobby Evans (shoulder)

QUESTIONABLE: CB Troy Hill (ankle), LB Micah Kiser (groin)

Washington

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

Rams

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.

Washington

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.