Sack-happy Robert Quinn leads charge in Week 16 victory
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/16/13) Rams blossoming defensive end Robert Quinn continued to show Defensive Player of the Year credentials on Sunday. He was a one-man wrecking crew in a surprisingly easy win over New Orleans.
Qunn had just five tackles, but two of them were sacks, giving him 15 on the season. His fourth-quarter takedown of Drew Brees was also forced fumble that Quinn recovered himself. He added a TFL and quarterback hit.
Rams DST surprisingly strong play on Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/16/13) The Rams DST didn't seem like much of a Fantasy play heading into their Sunday game against the explosive Saints. But they turned out to be a decent one.
They did not score a touchdown, but they did record four sacks, hold New Orleans to 16 points, pick off two interceptions and recover a fumble.
Rams release Sunday injury report
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/15/13) Wideout Tavon Austin (ankle) and guard Harvey Dahl (knee) highlight the injury report produced Sunday by the Rams. Also among the injured on the list is running back Daryl Richardson (thigh).
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/15/13) Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins is set for action Sunday against New Orleans. He has been given the green light despite a back injury that had him deemed questionable.
Rams DST not bad - but not good against explosive Saints
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com (12/13/13) There have been some positives achieved by the Rams defense this season. They rank in the top half of the league in points allowed (308), rushing yards given up (1,415), passing touchdowns surrendered (19) and rushing YPC (3.9). They have also been on a turnover tear with 12 in their last five games and rank seventh in sacks with 38, led by Robert Quinn.
But there is one fact that should keep Fantasy owners from putting the Rams DST in their Week 15 lineups. That is, they are hosting the Saints. They are hosting an offense that ranks fifth in the NFL in points scored (343) and passing touchdowns (33) and third in passing yards (3,938). The Rams rank 30th in the NFL in passing yards per attempt (7.1).
It's playoff time and Fantasy owners can't take the chance that Saints quarterback Drew Brees will experience one of his rare off-days. It would be wise to find another option, even if you have to scour the waiver wire for a more favorable matchup.