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St. Louis Rams
Jacksonville Stadium | Sunday, October 18 | 1:00 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Jaguars 13, Rams 10
Jacksonville Jaguars
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBMarc Bulger
165 pass yards, 1 INT
Bulger could be worth a desperation play as a bye-week replacement since the Jaguars' pass defense is that bad. Otherwise, avoid like the plague.
RBSteven Jackson
2 rec, 20 rec yards, 110 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Somehow, Jackson has yet to find the end zone in 2009. Don't expect the one-man offensive show to be shut out much longer. (Though, we did say that last week.)
WRDonnie Avery
6 rec, 60 yards
Avery blew up last week for 87 yards receiving and a touchdown. The beginning of something special or a fantasy fluke? We're leaning towards the latter.
WRKeenan Burton
4 rec, 40 yards
Not worth a play in any fantasy format thanks to the Rams' anemic offense.
WRDanny Amendola
1 rec, 15 yards
The rookie out of Texas Tech caught five passes for 43 yards in his first substantial action. But it's too soon to count on him for anything substantial on a weekly basis.
TERandy McMichael
4 rec, 30 yards
Nothing more than a bye-week replacement.
KJosh Brown
1 PAT, 1 FG
The sorry state of the Rams undercuts whatever fantasy value Brown has.
Defense
1 sack
In most standard scoring leagues, the Rams' defense ranks No. 32 out of 32. Yeah, so stay away.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBDavid Garrard
160 pass yards
The last time Garrard went up against a bottom feeder like the Rams -- Week 4 against the Titans -- the quarterback threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns. This week, he's a solid fantasy QB2.
RBMaurice Jones-Drew
3 rec, 40 rec yards, 75 rush yards, 1 rush TD
MJD should deliver in the wake of consecutive tepid performances. The fourth-year tailback must be licking his chops about going against the lowly Rams.
WRTorry Holt
4 rec, 55 yards
He's been consistent -- with 22 catches for 306 yards -- but still hasn't managed to score a touchdown in five games.
WRMike Sims-Walker
4 rec, 40 yards
Sims-Walker missed Sunday's game for violating a team rule. He's presumably back in the lineup for the St. Louis game.
TEMarcedes Lewis
3 rec, 25 yards
Awful game. Good game. Awful game. Good game. Awful game. If you believe in patterns, start Lewis on Sunday.
KJosh Scobee
1 PAT, 2 FGs
You're not going to get many kicking opportunities on the wrong end of a 41-0 blowout. Start him against the Rams, when the opportunities should be more available.
Defense
2 sacks, 1 INT
The third-worst pass defense and a lower-end rush defense might not be a smart play against most NFL teams. But against the Rams? Go for it!
 
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