NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – NFL On Fox Sideline Reporter Jen Hale shares three things fantasy owners need to know about Sunday's Saints vs. the L.A. Rams game.
1) Jared Goff
This week the Saints (and the crowd inside the Dome) will give the NFL's #1 draft pick his first start in hostile territory. Jared Goff debuted for the Rams this past Sunday in L.A. Coach Jeff Fisher crafted a conservative game plan for the rookie, partially because of rainy weather. Will Fisher take the handcuffs off Goff? And, if he does, can the young pro handle the Dome?
2) The Rams defense is legit.
Especially the front four. They present a steep challenge for the Saints offensive line. Last week, the Rams D was the 5th most lucrative fantasy D accounting for 9 points.
3) The Ground Game
Todd Gurley is the Rams go-to running back. He scored L.A.'s only touchdown last week and earned 13 fantasy points. Gurley will likely be a key safety net for Goff again this week. Meanwhile, for the Saints, will ten days off be enough for Mark Ingram to clear concussion protocol? Ingram had 75 yards before exiting the game in Charlotte. Tim Hightower stepped up again, running for 69 yards--good for 11 points and a Top 10 ranking among running backs.