WR Kenny Britt - St. Louis Rams
|6-3, 218||Born: 9-19-1988||College: Rutgers||Drafted: Round 1, pick 30|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Nov 17): Britt had a good thing going with Shaun Hill early against the Broncos, and that gives him at least "what the heck flex" value for an offense that will run a lot and take a few deep shots to keep the defense honest. Britt showed the ability to get behind a defense and could be rehabilitating his dynasty value.
General News (Thu Nov 20): has not had any contract talks with the team, nor there have been communications about negotiations. Britt has said he wants to stick with St. Louls. "Hopefully I can stay here after this season and be in this locker room," Britt said. "It's hard to put a team together like this in the locker room, with this chemistry."
Week 12: at San Diego Chargers
Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Shaun Hill beat Peyton Manning last week, with 20/29 for 220 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions thrown (three sacks for -14 yards taken by Hill). The win was a big improvement over the Austin Davis era of losing - Hill relied on Kenny Britt heavily (seven targets for 4/128/1 receiving) in his return to action. Benny Cunningham handled four receptions for 41 yards as the second-highest receiver on the team last week; Stedman Bailey (five for 3/26/0) and Jared Cook (three for 3/19/0) helped keep the chains moving for Hill. The Chargers' pass D kept the Raiders out of the end zone last week, holding them to 16/34 for 162 net yards passing, zero TDs or interceptions thrown, with two sacks taken for -10 yards. It was a big improvement over the debacle in Miami (24/34 for 288 net yards, three TDs and zero interceptions with zero sacks of Ryan Tannehill, and 309 net yards allowed to Miami's quarterbacks as a duo) To date, the Chargers are ranked sixth in the NFL averaging 222.4 net yards passing, 17 TDs given up vs. a mere four interceptions (next-to-last in the NFL) and only 17 sacks (tied for 25th) generated. This is a neutral matchup for Hill and company, who may not pile up passing/receiving yards but have a good shot at a couple of TDs with little risk of throwing multiple interceptions.
Recent Stats and Projections
Recent Game Summaries
2014 Week 9 vs SF (4 / 2 / 32 / 1 rec)
Britt was the intended receiver on one of the INT's, although the ball was thrown 5-10 yards in front of him. On the positive side of things, Britt did score the game's only TD. Britt immediately ran a shallow crossing route, and Davis hit him over the middle. Britt streaked toward the sideline and into the endzone untouched for a 21 yard TD. Aside from that, Britt's only reception was a short comeback route for an 11 yard first down. Britt's strengths as a WR are down the field, and Austin Davis just isn't getting enough time for these deep routes to open up. It might be a good idea for the Rams to look at some of the shorter routes, such as the one that Britt scored on. Britt is the biggest playmaker on offense right now, and the Rams need to manufacture ways to get him the ball.
2014 Week 10 vs ARI (5 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Britt was both the most targeted, and most productive of the Rams receivers, as clear an indication as any that Davis struggled getting the ball outside on Sunday. Britt never attempted to challenge the Cardinals deep on Sunday, and simply put drives were just not sustained well enough to get him involved consistently on short-intermediate routes. Between an unproductive run game and a quarterback who was looking primarily at his tight ends on passing plays, the opportunities for Britt and the Rams wide receivers simply were not there on Sunday. Credit the Cardinals secondary too, Cromartie has been consistent all year and Patrick Peterson had arguably the best game of his career. That will make it difficult on any receiving corps, but especially one that's underperformed all season.
2014 Week 11 vs DEN (7 / 4 / 128 / 1 rec)
In Shaun Hill's first game as the main QB, Kenny Britt finally got his opportunity to shine. Britt got the Rams into the endzone on a beautiful 63 yard Td. Britt had some nifty hipwork and got his rookie CB turned around, resulting in Britt sailing past him, hauling in the pass and streaking for the endzone. Britt wasn't done, as he then ran a crossing route, found himself in the middle of the defense and caught a 21 yard strike from Hill. He followd that up with an 11 yard catch on a slant route, where he showed his physicality after the catch. There was a time when Britt was considered one of the rising stars at WR in the league. He certainly looks the part, but has been plagued with off-the-field issues and injuries. The Austin Davis era didn't do Britt many favors, either. But Shaun Hill seemed to give Britt the same opportunities that he gave Calvin Johnson once upon a time, and it resulted in a big game for Britt. If Britt is available on waivers, he needs to be added quickly. He has the talent to dominate, but things just haven't fallen into place for him. If Hill's first game is any indication, that could change over the final portion of this season.
Latest NewsRams | No contract talks with Kenny Britt (Thu Nov 20, 03:40 AM) - St. Louis Rams WR Kenny Britt has not had any contract talks with the team, nor there have been communications about negotiations. Britt has said he wants to stick with St. Louls. “Hopefully I can stay here after this season and be in this locker room,” Britt said. “It’s hard to put a team together like this in the locker room, with this chemistry.” link to story Rams | Kenny Britt has big game in win (Sun Nov 16, 09:01 PM) - St. Louis Rams WR Kenny Britt posted four receptions for 128 yards and a 63-yard touchdown in the Week 11 game against the Denver Broncos. link to story Rams | Kenny Britt has big first half (Sun Nov 16, 02:27 PM) - St. Louis Rams WR Kenny Britt caught four passes for 128 yards and one touchdown in the first half of the team's Week 11 game. Our View: Britt got open deep against a Broncos defense that might not be respecting Shaun Hill. They will now. We'll watch this hookup for the rest of the day to see if it has the potential to give Britt value down the stretch.
link to story Rams | Kenny Britt catches long TD (Sun Nov 16, 01:33 PM) - St. Louis Rams WR Kenny Britt caught a 63-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter of the team's Week 11 game. link to story
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