News: New Orleans linebacker Chris Chamberlain will miss the 2012 season after injuring his ACL during Friday's preseason game against the Jaguars. Saints coach Joe Vitt told reporters Saturday that he won't be able to fill Chamberlain's void right away. Its a work in progress. We will step back and take a look at everything, said Vitt.
Analysis: Chamberlain was scheduled to start come Week 1 after coming off his best season in the league with the Rams. New Orleans will now have to rely on a combination of Scott Shanle, David Hawthorne, Will Herring and Jonathan Casillas on the outside, with Curtis Lofton as the middle linebacker. Chamberlain is not a worthwhile Fantasy option at this point as he recovers from his knee injury.
News: New Orleans signed linebacker Chris Chamberlain to a three-year deal on Friday. The former Ram recorded 80 tackles, two sacks and one interception in his 16 games last season.
Analysis: Chamberlain is coming off his best season in the NFL. He's missed just five games over his four seasons with the Rams. He's durable and should get a lot of action in New Orleans as they may be missing some key players to start the season. Fantasy owners should keep tabs on any suspensions handed out as it could affect Chamberlain's stock. For now consider him a low-end option in deeper IDP formats.
News: Rams LB Chris Chamberlain led St. Louis with seven total tackles and six solo on Sunday of Week 12 in a loss to Arizona. Chamberlain left the game with a hamstring injury that was not considered serious.
Analysis: The 26-year-old Chamberlain tied a season high with his seven tackles and could have had more had he not been injured. The good news is the injury does not appear to be serious. Chamberlain has a sack and an interception this season for the Rams. That said, he's just a low-end Fantasy option in IDP formats.
News: Rams LB Chris Chamberlain made his first interception of the year in Week 11 versus the Seahawks. He finished the game with four solo tackles.
Analysis: Chamberlain has registered 41 tackles, one sack and one interception on the year for the Rams. Fantasy owners in IDP leagues can continue to ignore him.
News: The Rams signed restricted free agent LB Chris Chamberlain to a contract, allowing him to participate in training camp.
Analysis: Chamberlain had calcium deposits cleaned out of his ankle following the 2010 season. He has not been a great source for tackles throughout his career and is not somebody worth owning in IDP formats.
News: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Rams LB Chris Chamberlain had calcium deposits cleaned out of his ankle following the 2010 season.
Analysis: Chamberlain has minimal Fantasy value when healthy. Ignore him in all leagues on Draft Day in 2011.
News: Rams LB Chris Chamberlain will likely wear a cast on his injured wrist, but its not broken. He fought through a pretty painful injury, which happened early in the game, coach Steve Spagnuolo said. Chamberlain suffered the injury in Week 13 against the Cardinals. He had four tackles in the game
Analysis: Chamberlain has just 18 tackles on the year and poses minimal Fantasy value, even when healthy. Continue to ignore the 25-year-old in all IDP formats.
News: Rams LB Chris Chamberlain suffered a hand injury in Week 13 against the Cardinals. There was no indication on how he sustained the injury but after the game coach Steve Spagnuolo said Chamberlain would be evaluated this week and may miss some time.
Analysis: Chamberlain is primarily used on special teams and has just 14 tackles this season. He is not worth using in any IDP formats even when healthy.
News: Rams linebacker Chris Chamberlain will be sidelined six to eight weeks with turf toe on his left foot, an injury that left him wearing a cast. Chamberlain is one of the team's top special teams players, and he was hurt in the first half of Sunday's season-opening 17-13 loss to Arizona. Coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday that Chamberlain, who has already seen a foot specialist, may be placed on injured reserve. "They call it turf toe, it's a little bit more than that," Spagnuolo said. "We've got a decision to make there."
Analysis: Chamberlain was a longshot to be a helpful Fantasy LB in the first place. Continue to keep him off of rosters.
News: Rams LB Chris Chamberlain left the game against the Cardinals in Week 1 with an ankle injury and was in a walking boot after the game. Coach Steve Spagnuolo said Chamberlain's injury could be serious.
Analysis: Chamberlain did not record any stats against the Cardinals and has no Fantasy value at this point, especially since he is injured.