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Monday, September 2, 2013

Team Talk: St. Louis Rams

There is definitely a revived fantasy landscape in St. Louis this year, and Adam Filadelfo is here to tell you all about it.  (You can follow him on Twitter: @Frostt24.)


Not since the days of "The Greatest show on turf" have the Rams looked this good on offense. They could very well end up having multiple fantasy studs this season. You just may want to own a few of them come draft time.

Sam Bradford
- All expectations are Bradford is ready to have a breakout season. As of now, he still needs to be considered a backup fantasy quarterback. Even though he has some serious weapons at his disposal, he still can't be considered a fantasy superstar until he proves he can play with the elite signal callers.

Tavon Austin - He was Geno Smith's favorite weapon at West Virginia and he could easily help Bradford become a fantasy stud in 2013. While has has much to prove as a rookie, he has all the necessary tools to become a fantasy star right away. He should garner a lot of attention in PPR formats and looks to also return kicks and punts. Austin may very  well be the top fantasy rookie this season and should help fantasy owners that are lucky enough to draft him.

Chris Givens - Givens could end up being Bradford's favorite target but seems to be more of a deep threat which could end up leading to a lot of boom or bust weeks. He may not get enough touches to warrant playing him each week but he could end up being a late round flier worth taking a chance on. If the Rams offense gets going this year, Givens should be a major reason why.

Darryl Richardson - Even after the one game suspension to Pead, Richardson should continue to be the lead back in St.Louis. He played well enough with limited touches last year to be the bell cow again this year now that Steven Jackson is in Atlanta. Richardson will continue to get a majority of the touches when Pead returns week two making him safe to draft in the middle rounds.

Jared Cook - Cook is receiving a lot of love this year. He's an athletic tight end capable of being a fantasy starter. While he has the tools to dominate at his position, he leaves owners with a problem. He hasn't proven he can be a fantasy starter every week yet. He never lived up to his hype in Tennessee and there is a chance he's nothing more than a bust this year in St. Louis also. He does provide plenty of upside and should warrant serious consideration in PPR formats since Bradford will rely heavily on him.

Greg Zuerlein - Greg the Leg is one of the few kickers that deserves fantasy consideration. In leagues that reward long field goals, Zuerlein should help owners as well as provide plenty of points in every kicking category possible. Come draft day, Greg the Leg will be one of the first kickers off the board. This is one of the few times a kicker should get some love.

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