Los Angeles Rams football is finally back. With the season underway, fantasy football is a great way for Rams fans to pick their favorite players and potentially win money on the backs of L.A.’s stars.
There’s no better way to do that than playing daily fantasy football on sites like DraftKings. Here’s how much Rams players are costing this week if you want to use them against the Cardinals, as well as our top pick for the week down at the bottom:
Following a solid debut from a fantasy perspective, Goff will be Week 2’s 10th-highest priced quarterback on DraftKings. That’s probably decent value considering the Cardinals’ defense just got shredded by Alex Smith last week. At one point, Smith completed 13 consecutive passes, and Sean McVay should have enough cooked up to let Goff have a pretty good day. One thing that could harm Goff is that if the Rams get up big early, they might play ball control and take less shots down the field in the second half.
Gurley is the second-highest priced player at any position, coming in only slightly behind Alvin Kamara. Gurley put up 26.7 fantasy points and it wasn’t even a crazy game by his standards. It was a relatively normal night for Gurley as he racked up 147 total yards and a touchdown. Gurley’s pass-catching prowess and role as the engine of one of the league’s best offenses should keep him in the discussion for best fantasy player in any given week. If you want to shell out a lot of cash for one of the top players on the slate, Gurley is a pretty good bet against a defense that just got ran all over by Adrian Peterson.
Woods had the most disappointing opener of the receivers, but his night could’ve been much bigger. He was targeted nine times, but was only able to haul in three catches for 37 yards. Still the nine targets are encouraging, and show that Goff will still be feeding him the ball with regularity. Although I’d probably prefer Cooper Kupp at their current prices, Woods should be in for a bounce back game and is always a touchdown threat.
Despite Kupp’s big Week 1, he’s still the lowest-priced Rams receiver. Kupp once again operated as Goff’s safety blanket, pulling in five catches for 52 yards and a touchdown on nine targets. He also added two rushes for 16 yards. Kupp’s volume should remain consistent and as such he should make a good daily fantasy play. The Rams’ stacked pass catchers should be hard to predict on a week-to-week basis, but Kupp’s PPR upside should have you feeling good about him at only $5,500.
Cooks finished with 14.3 points on DraftKings last week, and his night could’ve been significantly better. He was Goff’s target on a pair of deep balls on which the Raiders were flagged for pass interference. The flags had a massive impact on the game, but didn’t show up for Cooks in the box score. Despite that, he still finished with 87 yards and a touchdown. He’ll be the primary deep threat in the game and should build on his strong debut as his chemistry with Goff continues to develop. He could have a huge day even if he winds up seeing lots of Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson. If Monday night is any indication, Cooks could also get the ball on some jet sweeps, further increasing his fantasy value.