NFL Fantasy Football News 10-2-2015
St Louis Rams versus Arizona Cardinals NFL Daily League Fantasy Football Preview 10-2-2015
Two NFC West sound defensive teams meet when the Arizona Cardinals face the St Louis Rams. The teams play from Arizona on Sunday October 4th at 4:25PM Eastern Time and NFL draft GMs can tune to FOX TV.
The Arizona Cardinals won the two meetings with the Rams in their 2014 season. The game held in Arizona was won by the Cardinals 31-14 with the team throwing for 307 yards in the victory. The Cardinals enter play with a record of 3-0 and has been impressive on both ends of the field. They have piled up over 40 points in their past two games with a road win at Chicago and last week to San Francisco. Some are pointing to a weak schedule for the Cardinals for the reasons for their 3-0 record and very good lines in the stat sheets. Arizona is the top scoring team in the NFL as they push across 42 points a game. They gain 391 yards which is fifth best in the league. Over on defense Arizona is fifth in yards allowed (299) and sit third in points allowed (16.3).
The St Louis Rams enter play with a record of 1-2. They are 1-0 against the NFC West division with a 34-31 home victory in week one in overtime to the Seattle Seahawks. They then have consecutive losses at Washington and last week at home to Pittsburgh. The Rams have combined for just 16 points in their past two games. The Rams defend well this year as they sit tenth best in yards allowed (325) and are 12th in points allowed per game (22.3). The offensive numbers like for many years have been poor. St Louis is 32nd and last in the NFL in total yards gained per game (274) and sit 29th in both passing and rushing yardage per contest.
Arizona Cardinals QB:
The veteran quarterback has been playing very well as he is completing 63% of his throws for 803 yard with nine touchdowns and two picks. Last week in the blowout home win to San Francisco Palmer hit on 20 of 32 throws for 311 yards with two touchdowns and one pick. He had four touchdown throws in week two at Chicago.
Arizona Cardinals RB
Johnson has bounced around since leaving the Tennessee Titans. He has run for 219 yards on the season as he leads the Cardinals in carries with 52. Chris Johnson has two rushing touchdowns and running for 4.2 yards per carry.
Arizona Cardinals WR:
The veteran wide out leads the club in targets with 28 and he has caught 23 passes for 333 yards with five touchdowns. Fitzgerald has eight catches for over 20 yards.
St Louis Rams QB:
The former Eagle has hit on 62% of his throws for 644 yards with two touchdowns and one pick. He does not have much talent to throw too as the Rams have done a terrible job with drafting playmakers in the receiving position.
St Louis Rams RB:
The third year running back has carried the ball 16 times for 45 yards. He has been productive in the passing game catching four balls for 77 yards.
St Louis Rams WR:
Britt has been listed as questionable with a shoulder issue. He has been targeted 17 times with 11 catches for 183 yards and a touchdown.
The first round draft pick for the Rams in 2013 has not had a successful NFL career. This year he has been targeted 12 times with eight catches for 42 yards and no touchdowns. Austin is averaging just 5.3 yards per catch.