Fantasy Player Projections

 
St. Louis Rams
Raymond James Stadium | Sunday, October 24 | 1:00 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Rams 24, Buccaneers 14
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBSam Bradford
170 pass yards, 2 pass TD
While Bradford has performed well at times in his rookie campaign, he still has seven touchdowns to eight interceptions thrown. He isn?t a consistent fantasy option at this early stage in his career.
RBSteven Jackson
3 rec, 30 rec yards, 1 rec TD, 110 rush yards, 1 rush TD
If he was still bothered by his groin injury, Jackson didn't show it last week in rushing 29 times for 109 yards and a touchdown against San Diego. Tampa Bay is giving up 157 yards per game on the ground, making Jackson a must start.
WRDanny Amendola
5 rec, 60 yards, 1 TD
Coming off a 12-catch performance in Week 5, Amendola was held to just three against San Diego. That should improve against the Bucs' defense, but keep in mind that defenses will be keying in on him as the Rams' top receiver.
WRBrandon Gibson
3 rec, 30 yards
Gibson was expected to take on a much larger role after Mark Clayton landed on IR. His production has not improved in any way, however, and with tight end Billy Bajema returning, it doesn't look like it will improve any time soon.
WRLaurent Robinson
2 rec, 20 yards
Outside of Danny Amendola, nobody currently active in the Rams? receiving corps, Robinson especially, has proven he can be a reliable option. Robinson should be avoided in all fantasy formats.
TEDaniel Fells
3 rec, 30 yards
Fells is fighting for targets with Billy Bajema, so find better options elsewhere.
KJosh Brown
3 PATs, 1 FG
Brown is a perfect 6-for-6 in his last three games and is an OK starting option in deep leagues, though there should be better options out there.
Defense
3 sacks, 1 INT, 2 Fumbles
A mediocre defense should not be started in any week, even if it is against an even more mediocre offense like Tampa Bay's.
Pos.PlayerProjection
QBJosh Freeman
155 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 15 rush yards
Freeman has significantly limited his mistakes in his second season as a starter, with three interceptions so far. There isn't enough positive production to warrant fantasy consideration at this point, however. Still, keep an eye on his development.
RBCarnell Williams
2 rec, 20 rec yards, 30 rush yards
Williams' 2.5 yards per carry is pretty bad, but with Kareem Huggins landing on IR this week with a torn ACL, the Bucs don't have an alternative. Williams is the nominal starter, but remains a poor fantasy option.
RBLeGarrette Blount
20 rush yards, 1 rush TD
Blount should see an expanded role with Kareem Huggins landing on IR and Earnest Graham nursing a hamstring injury. Still, he is behind Cadillac Williams on the depth chart and can only hope for a goal-line TD at best.
WRMike Williams
4 rec, 60 yards
Williams has three touchdowns in five games played, and should be a decent WR2/3 going forward. Keep in mind that he and his supporting cast is still very young, so while Williams has so far been consistent, there could be a few duds in the near future.
WRSammie Stroughter
2 rec, 25 yards
Stroughter had just three catches last week, but was targeted nine times which suggests an expanded role in the offense.
TEKellen Winslow
5 rec, 50 yards, 1 TD
Winslow had seven receptions for 43 yards last week, but once again was held without a touchdown. He is the team's top pass catcher, but until he finds the end zone his upside is limited.
KConnor Barth
2 PATs
Barth missed both of his field-goal attempts last week from 40 and 47 yards. He is normally a very reliable kicker, but with the Bucs' offense giving him so few kicking opportunities, Barth is better left on waivers.
Defense
1 sack, 1 Fumble
The Buccaneers are seventh-worst in the league allowing 367 total yards of offense per game. While the Rams shouldn't strike fear into anyone on offense, there is still no reason to start Tamp Bay's defense this week.
 
 
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