Jared Goff Fantasy Football News 2021

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is told that there will be an "open competition" this offseason between Rams QBs Jared Goff and John Wolford. Goff has been far too inconsistent from game to game in 4 seasons under Sean McVay -- but it'd frankly be a major surprise if he lost a battle to Wolford, a former undrafted free agent who didn't even complete 60% of his passes at Wake Forest. The takeaway here, though, is that Goff is on thin ice in Los Angeles. We'll see if the Rams add any additional competition this offseason.

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Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) is inactive for today's Divisional Round game vs. the Packers. It's a significant loss. WRs Josh Reynolds and Van Jefferson will take on bigger roles with Kupp out, but WR Robert Woods is a good bet to lead the way in targets.

Rams QB John Wolford (neck) has been ruled out for the Divisional Round. We'll never know if HC Sean McVay would have opted for Wolford over QB Jared Goff in this one. Goff put in a full week of practice and will be under center in Green Bay on Saturday afternoon.

Rams QB Jared Goff (thumb) was a full-go in Tuesday's practice, while QB John Wolford (stinger) was sidelined. HC Sean McVay wouldn't say who will start vs. the Packers on Saturday, but it's seemingly trending toward Goff. We'll continue to monitor the situation.

Rams QB John Wolford returned to L.A. with the team after Saturday night's win over Seattle despite sustaining a neck injury that landed him a trip to the hospital. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Wolford and Jared Goff (thumb) both "should be OK" for next weekend's Divisional Round game.

Rams QB John Wolford left in the 1st quarter against the Seahawks after taking a shot to the head. He's officially questionable to return, which could mean a neck issue or an incomplete concussion check. That pushed Jared Goff and his repaired right thumb into the game.

FOX's Jay Glazer reports that QB John Wolford will start for the Rams today, with Jared Goff serving as his backup. Adjust your fantasy football lineups accordingly.

Rams QB Jared Goff (thumb) is active for today's game against the Seahawks. "No word yet on if he's starting or if he's the emergency QB," NFL Network's Ian Rapoport tweeted. We'll see whether Goff's actually starting this game or if it's John Wolford. You shouldn't be using him in fantasy either way.

Rams QB John Wolford "took the majority of snaps" in practice this week and is "prepared to start," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jared Goff reportedly threw well this week despite his injured thumb and is "pushing to play." HC Sean McVay has yet to decide which guy will start, per Rapoport. We'll see about this situation on Saturday.

Rams QB Jared Goff (thumb) is listed as questionable for Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the Seahawks after a limited week of practice. HC Sean McVay has been non-committal on Goff's status, but The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue notes that Goff had "good velocity" on short- and medium-range passes on Thursday. Goff said afterward that he's "progressing well." It seems like he has a legitimate chance to start this weekend. We'll find out for sure around 3 pm ET on Saturday.

Rams QB Jared Goff (thumb) put in his 2nd straight limited practice on Wednesday. The team is clearly holding out hope that he can make it back for Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the Seahawks, although NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said earlier this week that it'd be "challenging." We'll continue to monitor Goff's progress over the next couple of days.

Rams QB Jared Goff (thumb) hasn't been ruled out for Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the Seahawks, but "it's expected to be challenging for him to play," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Goff was able to throw yesterday, but "12 days after thumb surgery, in the cold, it'll be difficult," Rapoport adds. So it looks like QB John Wolford will make his 2nd career start this weekend. He wasn't a complete disaster in the win over Arizona, completing 22 of 38 passes (58%) for 231 yards (6.1 YPA), 0 TDs and 1 INT. Wolford also ran for 56 yards on 6 carries.

Rams QB Jared Goff had surgery Monday on his broken and dislocated right thumb, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That almost definitely means he'll miss Sunday's regular-season finale against Arizona, but Goff hopes to be back for the playoffs -- if his team gets in. John Wolford will start in his place Sunday. He's basically an unknown with no NFL snaps behind him. Downgrade Rams pass-catchers for Week 17.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Rams QB Jared Goff could wait until after the season to have surgery on the right thumb he dislocated and fractured in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. He reports that Goff is "adamant about attempting to play through" the injury. The QB will have more tests on the area Monday and will need to see how the thumb handles the practice week. If Goff can't go, John Wolford would step in. Given that a healthy Goff hasn't been particularly good lately, we're certainly not planning to trust him in fantasy if we don't have to.

Rams QB Jared Goff hurt his right thumb in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Rams have some concern he might not be able to play in the regular-season finale. Goff suffered a dislocation, and the team fears it might be broken -- even though Goff returned against Seattle after getting the thumb popped back in. His backup is John Wolford, who has yet to take a snap in the NFL. An undrafted rookie signed by the Jets in 2018, Wolford had a nice half-season in the AAF in 2019 before the league disbanded. We'll watch for updates after Goff undergoes further evaluation back in L.A.

Update: NFL Network's Michael Silver reports that the thumb is broken. That figures to mean no Goff for Week 17.

The Browns could be without their entire starting secondary for Sunday night's game against the Rams. They've already ruled out FS Damarious Randall for the 2nd straight game with a concussion. SS Morgan Burnett is questionable with the quad injury that knocked him out of last Monday's game. He missed practice all week. Starting CBs Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams each got added to the injury report Thursday with hamstring issues that kept them out of Friday's practice. IDP owners should plan on using none of these players for Week 3. The whole situation, meanwhile, can only improve the fantasy outlook for Rams QB Jared Goff and his receivers. Eric Murray and Jermaine Whitehead would be the starting safeties here, while Terrance Mitchell, T.J. Carrie and Tavierre Thomas look like the top 3 corners if Ward and Williams sit.

The Rams and QB Jared Goff have agreed to a 4-year, $134 million extension. That $33.5 million average annual salary is the 3rd highest in the league, behind only Russell Wilson and Ben Roethlisberger. Goff is receiving an NFL-record $110 million in guarantees. It's a huge investment in a guy with just 2 quality seasons under his belt. But HC Sean McVay and the Rams clearly view Goff as their guy. The extension stabilizes Goff as a top 10 dynasty QB.

QB Blake Bortles has inked a 1-year deal with the Rams. After an up-but-mostly-down 5 seasons in Jacksonville, he'll spend at least 1 year backing up Jared Goff in Los Angeles. Perhaps spending some time under offensive whiz kid Sean McVay will be good for Bortles. He'll obviously hold no 2019 fantasy value barring a Goff injury.

Monday night's Chiefs-Rams game has been moved to Los Angeles. The game was originally scheduled for Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, but there were concerns about the field conditions there. Consider the move back to U.S. soil good news for both offenses -- especially the Rams playing at home.

The forecast for today's Rams-Broncos game calls for 1-3 inches of snow and temperatures in the 20s. It sounds like much of the snow will come before kickoff, though, and winds will be just 5-10 mph. We're not altering our projections for this game.

 
 
 

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