QB Jared Goff - Los Angeles Rams
|6-4, 215||Born: 10-14-1994||College: California||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2016|
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Jared Goff's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 17 vs ARI (29 / 45 / 319 / 3 / 0 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush - 28.16 points, $6200)
Goff was downright surgical at times during his clean game and home win over the Cardinals to close the season. Goff had three missteps with two near interceptions and overthrowing a wide-open Robert Woods, but otherwise was sharp on his way to more than 300 yards and three touchdowns. Goff's highlights included extending a play, rolling out, and delivering a strike to Robert Woods on third-and-long and later executing a perfect throw over a defensive back down the sideline for a chunk gain to Cooper Kupp.
2019 Week 16 vs SF (27 / 46 / 323 / 2 / 1 pass, 4 / 12 / 0 rush - 24.12 points, $5800)
Goff played one of his best games of the season, nearly pulling off a road upset of the 49ers in the NFC West showdown. Goff was consistently used in the rollout and play-action passing game and the 49ers' pass rush was minimized as a result, especially in the first half. Goff's lone slip up in the first half was a quizzical pick-six interception on a flat route to Malcolm Brown to tarnish an otherwise strong opening to the game. Pressure was the theme of the third quarter for Goff as the Rams struggled on offense. The team (and Goff) rebounded later in the game, however, as Goff made a handful of highlight throws to the deeper parts of the field to Robert Woods twice, Tyler Higbee twice, and Brandin Cooks on one occasion. Goff should have had a second interception as he was hit during his motion and a defender dropped the pass in the closing minutes.
2019 Week 15 vs DAL (33 / 51 / 284 / 2 / 1 pass, 3 / 2 / 0 rush - 18.56 points, $6100)
Goff's forgettable second half of the season continued in Dallas with a blowout loss and lackluster game. This was despite his full complement of wide receivers healthy and open windows for completions. Goff was inaccurate until the fourth quarter garbage time drives, however, missing Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods, and later Brandin Cooks again on fourth down of note with wild throws. When Goff was not misfiring receivers, sacks ended multiple drives and Goff should have had a second interception over the middle. Goff's lone impressive throw when the game was quasi-competitive was a stick throw on a goal-line out route to Todd Gurley into a small window for the score. Goff piled up production late in the game on multiple touchdown drives as he surged past 50 passes for the game, peppering Tyler Higbee and Cooper Kupp with a handful of receptions each.
2019 Week 14 vs SEA (22 / 31 / 293 / 2 / 2 pass, 2 / 4 / 0 rush - 18.12 points, $6000)
Goff consistently won with play-action and rollout designs to the Rams passing game, securing a needed divisional win over Seattle. Goff jumped out to a hot start with more than 100 yards and a touchdown drive in the first quarter, featuring a strike down the sideline against the blitz to Tyler Higbee for more than 30 yards. Of Goff's two interceptions, one was caused by Robert Woods stopping his crossing route and significant pocket pressure turned into an interception returned for a touchdown. The other was Goff overthrowing Brandin Cooks on a deep route. Whether to the left or right, Goff was sharp on rollout throws and fueled after-the-catch yardage. Goff's highlight throws included a laser deep in-cut to Cooper Kupp for a touchdown as the Rams jumped to a significant halftime lead and later another 30+ yard rollout to Tyler Higbee.
2019 Week 13 vs ARI (32 / 43 / 424 / 2 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush - 27.96 points, $6000)
After zero touchdowns over the past three games of tough matchups, Goff and the Rams passing game got their groove back in Arizona. Goff was well-protected, and the Rams' quick game was firing on all cylinders. One of Goff's few drop backs with pressure resulted in a strike to Robert Woods while rolling left. Goff delivered key throws to Cooper Kupp for a deep out touchdown, a deep middle route to Josh Reynolds, and a full extension grab to Tyler Higbee of note. Seattle is another exploitable matchup next week for the Rams to stay hot.
2019 Week 12 vs BAL (26 / 37 / 212 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / -1 / 0 rush - 6.38 points, $5500)
Goff's struggles continued in Week 12 in the blowout loss to Baltimore. Goff has not thrown a touchdown pass since Week 8, spanning five interceptions with two more this week. An early deficit did not soften the Ravens defense as Goff aggregated some garbage time production but nothing meaningful. Goff did have a few quality throws, two specifically on deep in-cut routes to Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks sprinkled across the otherwise muted performance. Goff was stripped in the pocket on a scoring drive, stalling to a field goal, and his two interceptions were in the fourth quarter, one being a drop by Cooper Kupp, who also had a forgettable game. The Cardinals offer a bounce-back matchup next week for the struggling Rams offense with their season slipping away.
2019 Week 11 vs CHI (11 / 18 / 173 / 0 / 1 pass, 3 / 3 / 0 rush - 6.22 points, $5900)
The air came out of the Rams' offense in the defensive-minded win over the Bears. Goff threw just 18 passes as the offense was without Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods of note. Goff derailed a promising opening drive with a rollout touchdown and had a near-interception on another early throw, late on a sideline target. Goff also missed a wide-open Josh Reynolds on a deeper crossing route of note. Goff did have his moments with quality throws, however, especially later in the game. Goff broke the game open with a deep post touchdown to Josh Reynolds, but it was called back by penalty. In the closing minutes, Goff had a big time throw to Gerald Everett on his back shoulder with perfect timing and accuracy, the pair's lone connection (and target) of the game. The schedule softens with the Ravens, Cardinals, and Seahawks next for the Rams offense. Getting weapons back will be key for Goff to rebound after two games of no touchdown and three total interceptions of late.
2019 Week 10 vs PIT (22 / 41 / 243 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush - 6.72 points, $6200)
Goff struggled to the tune of three turnovers and averaging less than six yards-per-attempt in the road loss to the Steelers. The Rams never sniffed the end zone on offense and the passing game was invisible for much of the first half. In addition to losing a fumble which was returned for a Steelers touchdown, Goff also ended the game with a clunky sequence of a strip fumble, which the Rams recovered, and an interception to end the Rams' comeback hopes. Goff and the Rams struggled on third down all game and Goff was not comfortable for many of his drop backs.
2019 Week 8 vs CIN (17 / 31 / 372 / 2 / 0 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush - 25.88 points, $6800)
Goff played a second straight clean game, avoiding turnovers and notching a needed win over a struggling (Cincinnati) opponent. Goff regularly saw open receivers, many times Cooper Kupp, and benefitted from substantial yards after the catch to boost his gaudy stat line of 372 yards on just 31 attempts. Brandin Cooks was lost to a concussion early in the game with Josh Reynolds elevating into the starting lineup and posted a strong game in relief. Goff delivered accurate passes to Cooper Kupp on a reverse throw-back design for a 65-yard touchdown and hit a smaller window to Kupp later with a perfect deep ball. Goff's clean stat line did benefit from three potential interceptions not being converted by the Bengals as Goff was late on a deep out on one occasion and threw into traffic over the middle of the field on another of note. Goff after a promising schedule over the second half of the season after their Week 9 bye.
2019 Week 7 vs ATL (22 / 37 / 268 / 2 / 0 pass, 3 / 3 / 1 rush - 25.02 points, $6200)
A clean game was in order for Goff against the Falcons after a clunky stretch of five touchdowns and six interceptions over the previous four games. The Falcons defense obliged, and Goff avoided mistakes for the comfortable road win. Goff made several stick throws including a deep in-cut to Cooper Kupp on third and long and another on a deep crosser to Robert Woods. Goff also showed touch to drop it in the bucket with a wheel route touchdown to Todd Gurley and a sideline route to Gerald Everett. Goff is rarely active as a runner but added a goal line rushing touchdown on a rollout and a third-and-short sneak conversion. In terms of missed opportunities, Goff overthrew Gerald Everett on a fade route and did the same to Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks on three passes in particular. the Bengals offer a similar matchup to exploit in Week 8.
2019 Week 6 vs SF (13 / 24 / 78 / 0 / 0 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush - 2.12 points, $6100)
Goff had a non-game against the stout 49ers defense in the sound divisional defeat. Everything was short for the Rams passing game and pressure was the theme as Goff was rarely comfortable in the pocket. After the first scoring drive of the game, the Rams totaled 55 yards on offense spanning more than two quarters of play after that as a macro view of the offense's performance. While Goff did not throw an interception in the game he had a near interception on a comeback route towards Brandin Cooks, was stripped in the pocket (but the Rams recovered), and missed a wide open Gerald Everett on a long fourth-down pass with two minutes to play, the final dagger in a forgettable performance. Goff is in a prime bounce-back spot, however, with the suspect Falcons and Bengals defenses the next two weeks.
2019 Week 5 vs SEA (29 / 49 / 395 / 1 / 1 pass, 1 / 1 / 0 rush - 21.9 points, $6100)
Goff has thrown 117 passes over the past two weeks as their back-and-forth slugfest in Seattle centered around the passing game in Week 5. Goff made a number of high-quality throws with pressure in his face at the intermediate level on deep out routes and down the seam in critical moments. Goff's interception, his seventh of the season, came on a drop by Gerald Everett which was tipped into the air for a roving defensive back to corral. Goff nearly scored on a quarterback draw two-point conversion attempt, stopped just short of the goal line. Goff, down by a point, drove the team into field goal range in the closing seconds, only to have the field goal attempt fade wide for the divisional road loss.
2019 Week 4 vs TB (45 / 68 / 517 / 2 / 3 pass, 0 / 0 / 0 rush - 27.68 points, $6300)
Goff stuffed the stat sheet with an unreal 68 pass attempts against the Buccaneers, a mark not seen since Jon Kitna's 68 passes all the way back in 2001. Goff was in constant comeback mode as the Rams defense struggled to stop Tampa Bay throughout and the Rams abandoned the run game to the tune of a mere 10 running back carries. Goff made several big-time throws, especially on intermediate routes, but trailed most of the game by multiple scores. Goff tallied three interceptions with one a result of his arm being hit and a fourth being a near interception late in the game. Goff delivered timely laser throws at times, including a red zone touchdown to Gerald Everett and an impressive deep out to Robert Woods for nearly 40 yards. However, the turnovers and two long touchdown misfired throws to Brandin Cooks and Gerald Everett were missed opportunities in a game where the Rams offense had minimal margin for error as the defense struggled to make a stop.
2019 Week 3 vs CLE (24 / 38 / 269 / 2 / 2 pass, 4 / 14 / 0 rush - 17.16 points, $6100)
Goff had his best game of the season in terms of accuracy despite three turnovers against the Browns. Goff was accurate on most of his throws, allowing his three strong receivers to create yards after the catch regularly. Despite their passing game successes, the Rams failed to separate from Cleveland for a strong lead as Goff was stripped late in the first half to set up Cleveland in scoring range via the fumble. Goff was also stuffed on a goal line sneak. Goff was notably late on an interception towards Brandin Cooks and beyond his two logged interceptions, there were two more tipped passes which could have translated into turnovers.
2019 Week 2 vs NO (19 / 28 / 283 / 1 / 0 pass, 4 / -2 / 1 rush - 20.12 points, $5900)
The 2-0 start for the Rams has been despite an up-and-down season start for Jared Goff and the passing game. Week 2 provided upward promise against New Orleans as Goff was more accurate than a week ago but sprinkled in a handful of quizzical decisions and inaccurate passes. Goff missed Cooper Kupp down the seam, nearly added a second interception into double coverage towards Tyler Higbee, and lost a fumble in the red zone, a play which was (incorrectly) fortunately blown dead by the officials as the Saints raced for the sure-fire defensive touchdown. Goff rebounded to pull away for the home win with a laser goal-line slant touchdown to Brandin Cooks and a sneak rushing touchdown, but the Rams are still finding their way on offense through two weeks of the season. The Browns and Buccaneers are up next, both challenges for the Rams.
2019 Week 1 vs CAR (23 / 39 / 186 / 1 / 1 pass, 4 / 0 / 0 rush - 10.44 points, $6200)
The Rams escaped with a narrow road win, depending on their defense and running game than their prolific passing attack from 2018. Jared Goff struggled overall despite Cooper Kupp returning from injury to reform the Rams' strong trio of receivers and Todd Gurley surpassing 100 total yards on 15 touches. Malcolm Brown was the clear No.2 running back and impressed with two red zone touchdowns as Darrell Henderson barely saw the field.
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