Edward Jones Dome | Sunday, October 31 | 1:00 p.m. EST (FOX)
Pick: Rams 20, Panthers 10
120 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 1 INTMoore started for the first time since losing the job in Week 3, leading the Panthers in a comeback win over the 49ers. He isn't a very good weekly fantasy option, but Carolina is clearly a better offense with Moore at the helm.
1 rec, 10 rec yards, 45 rush yardsDouble check the status on his foot sprain before game time, but Williams has become a risky start even when healthy. He has yet to crack 20 carries or 100 yards this season, and has just one touchdown on the year.
2 rec, 20 rec yards, 45 rush yardsKeep an eye on the status of DeAngelo Williams' foot sprain. Should he miss Sunday's game, Stewart would get a major boost to his fantasy value. As thing's stand now, he is still the lesser part of a timeshare in a middling run game.
3 rec, 45 yards, 1 TDSteve Smith's three best games this season, as well as his only two scores, have come in the three games that Matt Moore has started. He has more value going forward. However, Smith has lost the must-start status he used to enjoy.
3 rec, 35 yardsGettis may have seized the No. 2 receiver role last week with his 8-catch, 125-yard performance. Wait for more evidence from the rookie before moving him into your starting lineup, but he is worth targeting on waivers this week.
2 rec, 10 yardsRosario's five receptions were a nice bonus to fantasy owners who had the foresight to start Rosario in PPR formats this week, but his 28 yards and no touchdowns did little for anyone else. He's a poor play, even as bye week filler.
1 PAT, 1 FGKasay has six field-goal attempts in the three games started by Matt Moore, compared to just three in the four games started by Jimmy Clausen. Kasay should have more value going forward, but he's still near the bottom of the league in attempts.
2 sacks, 2 INTThe Panthers are third in the league giving up just 6.1 yards per pass, but are letting up 128.5 yards per game rushing, spelling big things for Steven Jackson. The matchup is essentially a wash, meaning there should be better fantasy options this week.
150 pass yards, 1 pass TD, 2 INTAs is understandable with any rookie, the Rams feel more comfortable letting Bradford hand the ball off rather than open up down field. Unfortunately, that means his fantasy value will remain on the low end, even for a reserve.
4 rec, 40 rec yards, 85 rush yards, 1 rush TDDouble check Jackson's status this week -- he had two pins inserted into his left ring finger -- but if he can play he's a safe start against a Carolina defense giving up 128.5 yards per game on the ground.
4 rec, 50 yards, 1 TDAmendola somehow led the Rams' receiving corps with three receptions and 29 yards last week. He is the only Rams receiver worth owning, though he doesn't have much value as long as the coaching staff keeps Sam Bradford muzzled.
2 rec, 15 yardsThe Rams are crowded at tight end. Though Fells is nominally the starter, not much really separates him from Billy Bajema or Michael Hoomanawanui, none of whom should be considered fantasy starters.
2 PATs, 2 FGsBrown is 7-for-7 on field goal attempts since Week 3. A conservative offense won't put the ball in the end zone often, which should set him up for a fair number of kicking opportunities. Brown's ceiling is low, however.
3 sacks, 1 INTThe Rams are strictly middle-of-the-pack on defense, making them an OK option against a bad offense, though there are better matchups.
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