The Rams have released K Cairo Santos and will get K Greg Zuerlein back from his groin injury for Week 7. Zuerlein drilled 4 FGs and 3 XPs in his lone appearance this year after finishing 1st at his position in fantasy points in 2017. He's right back to being an elite fantasy option.
The Rams have released K Sam Ficken, who made just 1 of 3 FGs over the past 2 weeks. K Greg Zuerlein isn't ready to return from his groin injury, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, so we'll see who the Rams sign.
UPDATE: The Rams have signed K Cairo Santos. With a career 84.1% FG conversion rate, he'll be a viable spot starter for however long Zuerlein remains out.
Rams K Greg Zuerlein suffered a groin injury during warmups prior to Sunday's game against the Rams and is questionable to return. The Rams went for 2 after their 1st TD and might be forced to do the same the rest of the way.
Rams K Greg Zuerlein has been placed on IR with a back injury. It's a significant blow to a Super Bowl contender. Zuerlein has arguably been the best K in the league this year, connecting on 38 of 40 FG attempts, including 6 from 50+ yards. He'll be replaced by K Sam Ficken, who's never attempted a regular-season kick. He's gone 5 of 6 on FGs over the past 2 preseasons but connected on just 72% of his attempts at Penn State. We wouldn't mess with Ficken in Week 16 fantasy lineups.
Rams K Greg Zuerlein was added to Friday’s injury report as limited with a groin. He’s officially questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bengals. We’ll see if St. Louis adds a kicker, but avoid Zuerlein in fantasy lineups regardless.