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How to watch, what to watch for Rams vs. Seahawks in Week 16

The Rams and Seahawks face off in Week 16 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.

Wide receiver DK Metcalf #14 of the Seattle Seahawks in action against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on December 20, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Rams have been jumped by the Seattle Seahawks in the NFC West standings after suffering an embarrassing loss to the New York Jets in Week 15 but will get a chance to go head to head with their divisional rivals in Week 16.

Jared Goff was subpar in his last outing and threw for just 209 against the Jets. He didn’t get much help from Week 14 standout Cam Akers, as the rookie totaled just 63 rushing yards on 15 carries after breaking the century mark after crossing the century mark against the New England Patriots. The Rams’ passing attack could bounce back in a big way against the Seahawks’ porous secondary.

Russell Wilson had yet another mediocre outing against the Washington Football Team on Sunday and threw for just 121 yards with a touchdown and a pick. Below-average outings from DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett contributed to Wilson’s lackluster performance. Wilson is facing a defense that he threw two picks against without a touchdown earlier this year, so his outlook isn’t great ahead of this matchup.

TV Info

Date: Sunday, Dec. 27
Time: 4:25 p.m. ET
Channel: FOX
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Notable Statistical rankings (Football Outsiders)

Rams: #6 Overall — #7 offense, #4 defense, #30 special teams
Seahawks: #9 Overall — #4 offense, #20 defense, #3 special teams

DraftKings Sportsbook odds

Rams: +1, +100
Seahawks: -1, -114
Total: 47.5

Fantasy football start/sit advice

Rams

Cooper Kupp, WR, $6,600

Seattle has still given up more passing yards than any team in the NFL so the time for Kupp to strike is now. He’s been relatively quiet since torching the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for 145 yards on 11 catches and I can’t see him busting against a bottom-five pass defense in back-to-back weeks.

Jared Goff, QB, $5,900

It's understandable if your faith in Goff has is wavering after his latest showing, but his ceiling games make him worth the risk. He threw for 302 yards the last time he faced the Seahawks and has eclipsed 300 passing yards six times this season.

Seahawks

Chris Carson, RB, $6,400

Seattle didn’t have Carson available the last time it faced Los Angeles so Alex Collins filled in as the Seahawks’ feature back. Carson is back in business now and should be instrumental in establishing the run against a strong pass defense. Carson has tallied at least 15 touches in three straight games.

Tyler Lockett, WR, $6,500

Metcalf was locked up the last time he faced the top pass defense in the NFL so I like the player who won’t draw as much attention from Jalen Ramsey in this game. Lockett has flown under the radar in recent weeks but has caught three or more passes in every game but one. Paying up for Metcalf here ruin your entire lineup if he doesn’t explode.