QB Jared Goff - Los Angeles Rams
|6-4, 215||Born: 10-14-1994||College: California||Drafted: Round 1, pick 2016|
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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Dec 2): Goff reminded us that he can crush the easy matchups against Arizona. He has the Seahawks and Cowboys up next and should be trusted in lineups again.
Week 14: vs Seattle Seahawks - $6000
FBG says: Tough matchup. The Los Angeles Rams' struggling passing attack got back on track last weekend in a soft matchup against the Arizona Cardinals. Jared Goff shredded the Cardinals for over 400 yards and 2 scores, well above his 2019 averages. On the season, the Rams rank 6th in total passing volume, while posting just 13 passing touchdowns to 13 interceptions. The team's poor offensive line is at the root of most of the offensive struggles, but given the team's high-volume passing attack, there is no shortage of opportunity for Rams' pass-catchers. Robert Woods has posted at least 9 targets and 95 receiving yards in 3 straight, including a monstrous 19-target, 13-catch, 172-yard performance last weekend. He has yet to find the end zone, which is unbelievable given his volume this season, making him well overdue for some positive regression in this area. Elsewhere, Cooper Kupp's receiving numbers have tailed off recently, posting just 1 100-yard receiving day in his last 7 outings to go along with reduced volume over that stretch of games. Expect the Rams to continue to air it out, primarily to these two receivers, down the stretch as they push for a wild card berth in the playoffs this season. The Seahawks have had to defend the second-most pass attempts in the league this season, leading to a plethora of high-yardage games from opposing quarterbacks and wide receivers this season. On a per-play basis, the Seahawks have struggled as well, allowing 6.5 net yards per attempt, ranking 23rd in the NFL this season. In the trenches, Jadeveon Clowney shoulders the load as the team's only impactful pass-rusher. The Seahawks will need a big game out of the likes of Quinton Jefferson and other average pass-rushers this weekend to capitalize on Los Angeles' weakness along the offensive line. Then, at the second-level, the Seahawks field one of the league's weakest groups of coverage-linebackers. Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright both struggle against the pass, allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. In the secondary, Shaquill Griffin is one of the league's best young corners, locking down his half of the field with 13 pass breakups this season. Elsewhere, however, the Seahawks' secondary struggles against the pass, fostering a fantasy-friendly environment for opposing offenses. This weekend, against one of the league's most pass-happy offenses, the Seattle Seahawks will be put to the test, as their numbers throughout the first 12 games of the season have been uninspiring.
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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 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.
Latest NewsRams | Jared Goff tops 400 yards (Sun Dec 1, 10:27 PM) - Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff completed 32 of his 43 passes for 424 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 13. link to story Rams | Jared Goff as another ugly outing (Tue Nov 26, 12:32 AM) - Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff completed 26-of-37 passes for 212 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens. He was sacked twice and fumbled, although his team got it back. link to story
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