Tampa Bay Buccaneers versus St Louis Rams Thursday Night Football Real Money Fantasy Picks 12-17-2015

Thursday Night Football on December 17th will feature the St Louis Rams at home to battle the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. NFL fantasy draft GM’s can tune to NFL Network at 8:25PM Eastern Time to track the scoring results of their DFS one day league picks.

 

Tampa Bay took a serious hit to their playoff chances after the team dropped a 24-17 home decision to the New Orleans Saints. They have been held to under 20 points in four of their past six games. The Buccaneers are 11th in total offense and defense this year as they have shown improvement on both sides of the line of scrimmage. On the injury front the team will be without Vincent Jackson as he is suffering a knee injury. The Bucs have ran the football extremely well as they sit fourth in the NFL at 141 yards on the ground per game.

 

The St Louis Rams are a 5-8 football team and are coming off a 21-14 home victory to Detroit which broke a four game losing streak. It has been a struggle for St Louis on offense as the team is moving the football for just 297 yards and scoring only 16 points per contest. They rank 31st and second to last in the NFL in both areas. The Rams have a good defense but has struggled in recent games against good passing teams like the Cardinals, Bengals and Bears. Their past three wins have come against losing teams in the Browns, 49ers and Lions. Prior to putting up 21 points on the Lions last week the Rams had been held to total of 36 points over their past four games all resulting in losses. In those four games their point total did not go over 13 points.

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB:

 

Jameis Winston

 

The rookie quarterback for the Buccaneers is showing signs that he may stick in the NFL as a starting quarterback. Winston is completing 58.4% of his throws for 3059 yards with 18 touchdowns and 11 picks. He has a touchdown completion in four straight games including five touchdown passes back in Week 11 at Philadelphia He has a touchdown completion in every road game this year.

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB:

 

Doug Martin

 

After a slow start to the season Martin has kicked it into gear for Tampa Bay. He has rushed for 1214 yards in 2015 with five touchdowns. He posts a career high 5.1 yards per catch on the season. Doug Martin has a rushing touchdown in two straight games. In his past two road games he had 97 rushing yards at the Colts and 235 yards at the Eagles. He rushed for 6.9 yards a carry at Indianapolis and 8.7 yards per attempt at Philadelphia.

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR:

 

Mike Evans

 

Evans leads Tampa Bay with 57 catches for 889 yards with three touchdowns. He is averaging 15.6 yards per catch on the year which is on pace for his totals in in rookie campaign in 2014.

 

St Louis Rams QB:

 

Case Keenum

 

The four year veteran journeyman saw action last week and hit on 63% of his passes for 124 yards with a pick. He has started a total of 12 games during his career as he spent the first 2 ½ years of his career with the Houston Texans.

 

St Louis Rams RB:

 

Todd Gurley

 

One of the few bright spots for the Rams in 2015 has been the play of their rookie running back Todd Gurley. He is coming off a nice performance last week in the win against Detroit where he rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. That amounted to 8.8 yards per attempt. The concern heading into Thursday night is that the rookie running back has a knee injury and has been listed as probable for this quick turnaround since their win on Sunday.

 

St Louis Rams WR:

 

Kenny Britt

 

Britt has been banged up with a shoulder injury but is expected to play against Tampa Bay He leads the team with 28 catches for 480 yards with a touchdown and a very good 17.1 yards per catch average.

 

NFL Thursday Night Football Fantasy League Picks

 

 

QB: Jameis Winston (Buccaneers)

RB: Doug Martin (Buccaneers)

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NFL Fantasy Football News 10-7-2015

St Louis Rams versus Green Bay Packers NFL Fantasy Preview 10-11-2015

The Green Bay Packers will return home from the west coast as they battle the St Louis Rams from the NFL on Sunday afternoon. Fantasy football cash league draft GM’s can tune to FOX TV on October 11th at 1PM Eastern Time to follow the results of their roster picks.

The St Louis Rams are a 2-2 team. They have battled the NFC West division very well this year with a 2-0 record. They have a home 34-31 overtime victory to the Seattle Seahawks and a road 24-22 road win last week at the Arizona Cardinals. In their victory against the Cardinals it was a bend don’t break effort by the Rams defense. St Louis gave up 447 yards to the Arizona offense but the Cardinals couldn’t separate from the Rams because St Louis held them to just 1 of 5 inside the red zone. St Louis got a great performance from their ground attack as they rushed for 164 yards on 26 carries. The Rams have had issues on the offensive side of the football by ranking 32nd and last in total yards as they gain just 287 yards per game.

Green Bay is off to a hot start with a record of 4-0. They were held to a season low in points last week in their 17-3 road win last week to the San Francisco 49ers. The Packers got contributions from their run game with 162 yards in the victory. Green Bay had a good defensive effort holding the 49ers to 196 yards with just 119 coming from their passing attack. The Packers are sixth best in the NFL in scoring by averaging 28.2 points per game.

St Louis Rams QB:

Nick Foles

The Rams signal caller has hit on 63% of his throws for 815 yards with five touchdowns and one pick. In the victory against the Cardinals he completed 16 of 24 throws for 171 yard with three touchdowns and no picks.

St Louis Rams RB:

Todd Gurley

The rookie running back was huge in his second NFL game on Sunday. Gurley had 19 carries for 146 yards averaging 7.7 yards per carry.

Benjamin Cunningham

Cunningham has seen his carries diminished after week one. In the opener he had 16 carries for 45 yards. Since that game he has just four carries in his past three games.

St Louis Rams WR:

Kenny Britt

The seventh year wide out has caught eleven passes for 183 yards with a touchdown. He was not targeted on Sunday with no receptions in the win against the Cardinals.

Green Bay Packers QB:

Aaron Rodgers

It’s another good year for Rodgers as he is completing 72% of his throws for 995 yards with eleven touchdowns and no picks. He had 224 yards passing at San Francisco with one touchdown because the Green Bay run game was working on Sunday.

Green Bay Packers RB:

Eddie Lacy

Lacy has 50 carries on the ground for 230 yards and a touchdown. He had 18 carries against the 49ers on a short week and rushed for 90 yards for five yards per carry.

James Starks

With Lacy having health issues the sixth year back has 48 carries on the year for 157 yards. He has not been productive over his past two games against the Chiefs and 49ers by combining for 60 yards on 26 carries.

Green Bay Packers WR:

James Jones

Jones was cut by the Giants coming off training camp and returned to the Packers. The ninth year veteran leads the Packers with 17 receptions for 317 yards and four touchdowns.

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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:

Carson Palmer

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

Chris Johnson

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:

Larry Fitzgerald

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:

Nick Foles

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:

Ben Cunningham

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:

Kenny Britt

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.

Tavon Austin

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.

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