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WR Kenny Britt - Los Angeles Rams

6-3, 218Born: 9-19-1988College: RutgersDrafted: Round 1, pick 30

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 5): Britt did nothing for most of the game, but came through with a long catch and score in garbage time against the Patriots. He should be seeing a similar game script against the Falcons this week.

Week 14: vs Atlanta Falcons

All WR vs ATL

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. So far during his career, Jared Goff has thrown 51/95 for 509 yards passing, four TDs and three interceptions over three NFL starts. Honestly, this is not a horrible effort for a rookie early in his first stint as a starting quarterback. However, from a fantasy owner's perspective last week's 14/32 for 161 yards passing, on TD and two interceptions thrown was a horrid outing. Taking four sacks for -35 yards isn't a good sign either. As has been usual this year, Kenny Britt (six targets for 2/67/1 receiving) was the best fantasy receiver, while Brian Quick was the other guy over 20 yards receiving (eight for 5/48/0). Goff did without $40 million-dollar-man Tavon Austin (chest injury) - we'll see if he can get back in the mix and add to his grand total of 44/401/3 receiving (with 19/91/0 rushing) this season. Atlanta's pass defense handed over 21/25 for 266 net yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions, with one sack of Alex Smith for -4 yards last weekend - the Falcons' pass defense coughed up 25/45 for 274 net yards, two TDs and one interception with two sacks generated for -15 yards to the Cardinals' passing attack two games ago. As you can see, they are not shutting down opposing quarterbacks. From Week 10 to Week 13 of the 2016 season (over the last four weeks, but includes 10 teams on bye during that time span - each team has at least three games played in the last four weeks), Atlanta has averaged 17.1 fantasy points allowed per game to opposing quarterbacks (fifth-least in the NFL); and 15.7 fantasy points per game allowed to wide receivers (third-least); with 10.2 fantasy points given up per game to tight ends (seventh-most). Back in Week 10 Atlanta gave up 25/36 for 221 net yards passing, zero TDs or interceptions and notched two sacks of Carson Wentz for -10 yards - that performance is lowering their recent averages artificially low. For the season, Atlanta averages a league-worst 280.8 passing yards allowed per game, with a gigantic 26 passing scores given out (tied for second-most in the NFL), while claiming a mere seven interceptions (tied for 19th in the NFL) and 25 sacks (tied for 21st) generated. This looks like a neutral matchup this week.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
10 at NYJ 57 0 0 0 10 7 109 0 0 10.9
11 vs MIA 60 0 0 0 7 5 43 0 0 4.3
12 at NO 47 0 0 0 10 5 52 1 0 11.2
13 at NE 49 0 0 0 6 2 67 1 0 12.7
14 vs ATL PROJ-Dodds * 0 * * 4 * * * *
14 vs ATL PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 5 * * * *
14 vs ATL PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 4 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 13 vs NE (6 / 2 / 67 / 1 rec)

Britt was the only highlight of the day for a Rams team that was totally overmatched by and underperforming Patriots team. The big wide receiver pulled in a 66-yard reception down the right side where he burned the zone coverage corner and caught the ball right in front of the safety who was late getting to the sideline. Britt was tackled on the one but then converted the 1-yard touchdown two plays later. These were the only two catches on the day for Britt with a very inaccurate Jared Goff at quarterback.

2016 Week 12 vs NO (10 / 5 / 52 / 1 rec)

Britt continues to be Goffís favorite target in the early going as the big receiver was targeted 10 times. Britt has a very nice 17-yard catch down the left sideline on the first drive of the game to help set up a touchdown for the early lead. Britt also took a 6-yard quick slant in for a touchdown to give the Rams a 14-7 lead. Things quickly went south in the second half as Goff was constantly pressured and did not look like the same quarterback. Most throws in the second half were hurried and never quite let Britt get out of his break to make a play on the ball. Goff pushed the ball down the field much better than his first start and should have more time to build chemistry with his big receiver for the rest of the year.

2016 Week 11 vs MIA (7 / 5 / 43 / 0 rec)

Britt tied Lance Kendricks for the most targets on the team this week but was unable to do very much with them. Goff was not willing to push the ball down the field and mostly found Britt on quick slants and short 5-yard stop routes. The lone highlight came on a 19-yard catch and run, but the big receiver was held out of the end zone again. Britt should be able to find room to run against a poor Saints' secondary, but he will need his rookie quarterback to get up to speed quickly and play much better next week.

2016 Week 10 vs NYJ (10 / 7 / 109 / 0 rec)

Britt was the most heavily targeted receiver again this week and managed to rack up over 100 yards. The big receiver was held out of the end zone, but so was the rest of the team. Britt's big play came on a 46-yard reception deep down the left side against Darrelle Revis. He was also flagged for delay of game on the same play after spiking the ball into the ground. Britt set up nicely on Revis island today but did not manage to get into the end zone.

2016 Week 9 vs CAR (6 / 4 / 49 / 1 rec)

The big receiver provided the lone fireworks late in the game with a 10-yard strike from Keenum, but never really found room to run today. Britt was expected to have a much bigger game, but the Carolina defense that had been torched all year long found a way to bottle him up. Britt was never able to break away and only managed one catch of more than 10 yards today.

2016 Week 7 vs NYG (8 / 3 / 43 / 0 rec)

Kenny Britt's performances so far this season are inversely correlated with Tavon Austin. When teams commit to stopping Austin, Britt has a good game. Unfortunately for Britt this week Austin had a career-high in receptions and targets. Britt still was targeted eight times this week, but outside of a deep pass over the middle for 27 yards, Britt was unable to get much going. Britt drew a tough matchup in most of this game as he faced up against the former Ram Janoris Jenkins for most of the day.

2016 Week 6 vs DET (8 / 7 / 136 / 2 rec)

We had been waiting this week for most of the season, as Britt finally showed some of that potential that he showed in little spurts this season. Britt showed that he can do it with speed and power by both outrunning his defender and then breaking three tackles on his second touchdown of the game. Kenny Britt was able to make one of the best catches of the year on a diving one-handed 47 yard reception. Britt had a very difficult matchup against Darius Slay, but was able to dominate this matchup and has shown that he has the ability to be matchup proof so far this season.

2016 Week 5 vs BUF (6 / 5 / 75 / 0 rec)

Britt continues to be a big threat on the outside for the Rams, pulling in 5 of 6 targets for a team-high 75 yards. He was unable to find the end zone but did make several big catches to keep drives going. Britt has the ability to stretch the field and is going to need more consistent play from the quarterback position if he is really going to contribute on a weekly basis. Britt has yet to score a touchdown this season but has 75+ yards receiving in three of his five games so if he starts finding the end zone he will be very intriguing from a fantasy perspective.

2016 Week 4 vs ARI (4 / 4 / 82 / 0 rec)

Kenny Britt continues to be the number one option in the offense, as was shown by drawing Patrick Peterson in a tough matchup. Britt caught each ball that he was targeted including a 34-yard reception where Marcus Cooper was defending him which seemed to be the trend of this game to throw towards Cooper as he allowed both of Brian Quick's touchdowns as well. Britt is a player who has shown he can be a nice wide receiver between the 20's but so far this season has yet to score a touchdown which is starting to be concerning as they look in different directions when they get into the end zone as he just has one red zone target and only had 4 last season which is surprising for a wide receiver who is 6'3'' 225 lbs.

2016 Week 3 vs TB (6 / 4 / 38 / 0 rec)

Kenny Britt continues to be a consistent target for Case Keenum as he now has 21 targets in his first three games that the Rams have played. This game however Britt took a back seat as he had a tough matchup against Brent Grimes. The Rams were content picking on Vernon Hargreaves most of the day which limited Britt's upside in this game as Grimes at 33 years old is still a Pro Bowl caliber talent. Britt fumbled one of his receptions, which is never something that you want to see from a wide receiver as he was fighting for extra yards Lavonte David was able to come in from behind and strip the ball for the turnover.

2016 Week 2 vs SEA (10 / 6 / 94 / 0 rec)

Kenny Britt is quietly emerging as the top receiver for the Rams this season. In his second straight game, he was able to be one of the few bright spots in the Rams offense as he ran past DeShawn Shead along the sideline for a 36-yard reception. Britt has all of the tools to become a great wide receiver, but as teams start realizing that he is the top guy on this team the question will become whether or not he can continue this pace that he is currently on.

2016 Week 1 vs SF (6 / 4 / 67 / 0 rec)

Kenny Britt was the one bright spot in this anemic this week, as he looks to be the only consistent deep threat that the Rams have on this roster. He used his size and speed on a slant route to turn up field for a 22 yard gain. He later connected with Keenum on a deep route also for 22 yards. Britt looks as if he can continue to utilize his size and speed combo and is one of the most talented wide receiver on this team which while it is not saying much considering the lack of talent on this team at the wide receiver position.

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Latest News

Rams | Kenny Britt gets into end zone (Sun Dec 4, 07:20 PM) - Los Angeles Rams WR Kenny Britt posted two receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Week 13 game against the New England Patriots. He was targeted six times.

Our View: Britt's catches came in garbage time. He bailed out his owners at the last second. He'll be a better start against the Falcons next week.
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