Bulger completed 19-of-36 passes for 227 yards and a TD in the 17-16 loss to San Francisco last week and has passed for 200+ yards and a TD in each of his last three games. He will have limited success this week in Atlanta, however, as the Falcons will be gunning for a division title and will bring the blitz package early and often against Bulger and the Rams. This won't be pretty.
Jackson is finally over his quad and hamstring injuries and on Sunday against the Niners he carried the ball a season-high 32 times for 108 yards. He also caught two passes for 11 yards, but he again failed to score a touchdown and now has just one TD since Week 7. He will carry the load again this week on the road, but the results will continue to be mixed as the Rams' disastrous season will end with another loss.
Second-year RB Darby caught five passes for 57 yards and added 15 yards on five rushes last week against San Francisco as he backs up Steven Jackson. The Rams like what they see of this young back and he has a chance at a backup role next year.
His ninth season in St. Louis could be his last as it's definitely his worst. Holt has made it known that he's frustrated with the losing and he's faced double-coverage most of this season because the Rams lack a second option. He was held to just four catches for 55 yards last week against San Francisco and will likely finish the season with three TD passes. He's been a bust for fantasy owners, no two ways about it.
Avery has been a bigger part of the offense down the stretch, but that hasn't parlayed into fantasy success. He hasn't caught a TD pass since Week 8 and last week against San Francisco he was limited to five catches for 56 yards. He has good potential as a playmaker, but potential isn't getting it done now.
K Josh Brown topped the 100-point mark for the sixth straight season last week by scoring 10 points against San Francisco. Brown has converted 29-of-34 FG tries this year for 103 points, but isn't a highly recommended play this week on the road.
The Rams picked off three passes last week and recovered a fumble and still found a way to blow a fourth quarter lead and lose to the Niners. This defense won't duplicate those totals this week at Atlanta as the Falcons know how to protect the ball.
Ryan is a front-runner for Offensive Rookie of the Year honors as he has led the Falcons to the playoffs and possibly a division title. He has 15 TDs and only 9 INTs in 15 starts as the Falcons have gone 10-5 and last week he managed the game perfectly at Minnesota, completing 13-of-24 passes for 134 yards and a TD. He's not a worthy starting fantasy QB at this point in his career, but that time will come soon enough. Expect a solid finish against the Rams this week at home.
Turner has been one of the best free agent signings of 2008 as he has become a dominating rusher in Atlanta. He gained 70 yards last week at Minnesota and scored his 16th rushing TD of the season. He now has 1,491 yards and should cap off this season with a monstrous game against a Rams' defense that ranks 28th in the NFL vs. the run.
Norwood scored his fourth touchdown of the season last week at Minnesota on an 8-yard TD toss from Matt Ryan. He's been a more tentative runner since suffering a rib injury in Week 11 and isn't fantasy worthy at this point, but he's a solid backup for Michael Turner nonetheless.
White had his least productive game of the season last week at Minnesota and it happened during Championship Week for most fantasy teams. He was held to three catches on 24 yards as the Falcons controlled the game on the ground, but he will bounce back this week and torch a Rams' pass defense that ranks 23rd in the NFL.
Jenkins led Atlanta last week at Minnesota with four catches for 61 yards as he's set a new career high with 705 yards receiving. He hasn't scored a touchdown since Week 9, but that will change this week as the Falcons close out the year with a win.
The Falcons have won games on the strength of their defense this year, but it hasn't been a real strong fantasy defense. They have 31 sacks, but only 10 INTs and 10 forced fumbles. Look for better numbers this week against a weak Rams' offense.