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Rams DE William Hayes (ankle) and CB Trumaine Johnson (ankle) are active for today's game against the Panthers. Johnson returns after missing the past 2 games. Hayes has played the past 2 games after losing 2 to his own ankle sprain. Neither is a strong IDP option.

Rams DE William Hayes (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. He has played each of the past 2 games but missed the 1st 2 days of practice this week. That's despite the team coming off a Week 8 bye and Hayes going limited-limited-full in the practice week leading up to the Week 7 meeting with the Giants. Don't count on Hayes for your IDP lineup this week. CB Trumaine Johnson, meanwhile, put in limited practices every day and said he hopes to play Sunday. Johnson missed the past 3 games but could be in for plenty of tackle opportunities if he's active.

Rams DEs Robert Quinn and William Hayes are active for today's game against the Giants in London. Hayes returned last week from his ankle injury, but this will be the 1st game back for Quinn after 2 weeks down with a shoulder injury. He'll still carry attractive upside against a Giants offense with issues at OT. The Rams will miss DT Michael Brockers again, however, after he returned for Week 6.

Rams DEs Robert Quinn (shoulder) and William Hayes (ankle) are questionable once again for Sunday's game against the Giants. Both put in full practices Friday, however, and seem likely to play. Hayes returned from his injury last week. Quinn was said to be on track to play but was inactive at Detroit. Having both would help an upside team D in fantasy football, while a healthy Quinn delivers his own high ceiling for IDP owners.

Buffalo
12:08pm EDT 10/16/16

Well, forget about that positive report on Rams DE Robert Quinn. He's inactive for today's game against the Lions with the shoulder injury that kept him out in Week 5. DE William Hayes (ankle) is active, however, as is DT Michael Brockers. The Rams still look like a risky team-D play without their top pass rusher, though.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Rams DE Robert Quinn (shoulder) is expected to play at Detroit today. He missed last week's game but practiced this week and should be in IDP lineups. DE William Hayes (ankle) is expected to miss another game, however, while DT Michael Brockers (hip) will be a game-time decision. All 3 entered the day questionable. Quinn's return certainly helps the team D, though the overall injury picture -- including top CB Trumaine Johnson being out with an ankle injury -- makes the Rams a boom/bust fantasy option.

The Rams got DEs Robert Quinn (shoulder) and William Hayes (ankle) and DT Michael Brockers (hip) back for a limited practice Friday. That's progress after all 3 missed practice all last week and then Wednesday and Thursday of this week. All 3 are questionable for Sunday's game at Detroit. The Rams D will carry much more upside if this trio returns to action.

The Rams will be without 3 of their 4 starting D-linemen for today's game against the Bills. DT Michael Brockers (hip), DE Robert Quinn (shoulder) and William Hayes (ankle) are all inactive for Week 5. That leaves DT Aaron Donald as the only healthy starter. There remains upside against the Bills in L.A., but the Rams look much riskier as a team D than they would have otherwise.

Rams DEs Robert Quinn (shoulder) and William Hayes (ankle) are questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills after they each missed all 3 practices this week. That sure doesn't make them look likely to play against Buffalo. And if they do, there's always the risk of re-injury and/or limited snaps. Try to avoid both in your IDP league if you can. Losing both players would hurt the L.A. team D, though it remains a solid unit for fantasy purposes. Going without Quinn -- and, to a lesser extent, Hayes -- would lower both the ceiling and floor.

The Rams practiced Wednesday without either of their starting DEs. Robert Quinn sat out with a shoulder injury, while William Hayes continued to deal with an ankle injury. Hayes missed last week's game. We'll keep an eye on both players this week. Obviously, missing both would ding the L.A. team D's upside at least a bit against Buffalo this Sunday.

Rams DE William Hayes is doubtful for Sunday's game at Arizona after an ankle injury kept him out of practice all week. Eugene Sims would likely start in his place. CB Lamarcus Joyner is officially questionable once again but has been playing through his broken toe since the injury occurred.

The Rams on Wednesday reached deals with OLB Mark Barron and DE William Hayes that make them look like 2016 starters. Barron got $45 million on a 5-year deal, with $20 million guaranteed. HC Jeff Fisher said after releasing MLB James Laurinaitis last month that he planned to move OLB Alec Ogletree inside and keep Barron at the weak-side spot he played after Ogletree got hurt last year. Barron should be an IDP stud in any league that keeps a DB designation on him. He should see a switch to LB in many cases, though, which will ding his value a bit. Hayes got a $17.5 million, 3-year deal with $10 million guaranteed and another $3.5 million available in incentives. He'll turn 31 in May and thus might not work as a long-term starter, but he's the favorite to take over Chris Long's vacated left DE job. Look for Hayes to at least match his career high of 7 sacks from 2012, his 1st season with the Rams.

Buffalo
10:56am EST 11/22/15

Rams DE Chris Long is active for today's game against the Ravens. He missed the past 4 contests with a broken bone in his right knee. We'll see if he's ready for a full snap allotment. The uncertainty on that front -- combined with the solid play of DE William Hayes in Long's absence -- makes Long a poor IDP play this week, especially against a Ravens team that protects the passer well.

The Rams have deemed S T.J. McDonald and DE Robert Quinn questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears. McDonald returned for a limited practice Friday from a foot injury he suffered in practice the week before. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, McDonald lobbied coaches to let him play in Week 9. It didn't work, but there might be reason for optimism this week. Quinn also put in limited practices the past 2 days after missing Week 9 with a knee injury. We'll see if either is able to return Sunday. DE Chris Long will likely miss his 4th straight game. He's doubtful with a knee injury, leaving DE William Hayes to start again.

The Rams have ruled out DE Robert Quinn and S T.J. McDonald for today's game at Minnesota. They join DE Chris Long on the sideline. The lost pass-rushing production dings the fantasy upside of the St. Louis D a bit, though the unit remains usable. DE William Hayes is active and will start at 1 end spot. He played in place of Long the past 2 weeks but can play either side. Hayes carries nice IDP upside for Week 9.

The Rams have ruled out DE Chris Long once again with the knee injury he suffered back in Week 5. This will mark his 3rd straight game out. That'll clear the way for William Hayes to start again at left DE, assuming he's ready to go. Hayes is questionable again with a thigh injury that he played through last week. He missed Wednesday and Thursday workouts but returned for a limited Friday practice. We'll check his Sunday status. DE Robert Quinn is also questionable with the same knee injury that made him questionable last week. He played through it last week but put in a full practice Friday after sitting out the 1st 2 days. Quinn missed all 3 days this week. That makes him look more iffy for Sunday. Make sure you have a replacement available. S T.J. McDonald is questionable as well after missing practice all 3 days. You should not have him in your IDP plans. Quinn's situation hurts the upside for the team D a bit as well.

The Rams will have DE William Hayes, S T.J. McDonald and DE Robert Quinn in the lineup today. All had been questionable but should be fine to use as you normally would in your IDP league. Quinn's a must-start pretty much every week, while Hayes carries upside with DE Chris Long out. The matchup is less good for McDonald.

Buffalo
8:55pm EDT 10/23/15

Rams DE Chris Long has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Browns. He left the Week 5 game at Green Bay with a knee injury and apparently isn't yet ready for action. The team originally announced the injury as a hyperextension that could cost Long a week or 2. We'll see if he can get back for Week 8. He didn't practice at all this week. DE William Hayes will start in his place and carry some sneaky IDP value against a poorly performing Cleveland O-line.

Buffalo
9:09pm EDT 10/11/15

Rams DE Chris Long left in the 1st half of Sunday's loss to the Packers with a right knee injury and did not return. We'll see how serious the injury is. William Hayes stepped in after Long left and would carry some IDP appeal if Long misses further time. The Rams get a Week 6 bye, though.

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