FBG says: Good matchup. Jared Goff was held to a pedestrian fantasy outing last week with just 201 passing yards, no touchdowns, and one interception while completing only 50 percent of his passes. This was Goff's worst game of the season, but it primarily was due to how effective the Rams were rushing the ball. Goff had passed for over 320 yards per game with 10 passing touchdowns over his last four games leading into Week 6, so there is little reason to be concerned based on one subdued outing. Cooper Kupp had an injury scare in last week's game as he left with what could have been a serious knee injury. Kupp ended up returning to the game, but has since been diagnosed with an MCL sprain and is doubtful leading into this week's outing. With Kupp absent, this will lead to an opportunity for Josh Reynolds to see some increased playing time. Reynolds will still at the back of the line for targets behind Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks. Cooks had a big play last week in his return from a concussion scare but was underutilized otherwise with only two targets. Woods stole the show with a team-leading 10 targets as he now leads the Rams for the season in target share and has over 80 receiving yards in five straight games, including three 100+ yard outings over that span.
The 49ers have given up multiple passing touchdowns in five of six games, with three passing touchdowns coughed up in three of those outings. Opposing quarterbacks are scoring the sixth-most fantasy points per game against this defense despite very solid play from Richard Sherman on the outside. The rest of this secondary simply is not getting it done as Ahkello Witherspoon is losing playing time from poor play while Jimmie Ward looked silly on multiple plays last week against the Packers. This secondary also has just one interception on the season. Combine that with only two fumbles forced, and this defense is the worst in the league at taking the ball away. The pass rush has been nothing to write home about either--but even if it were strong, they would be in for a tough test against the top tier Rams offensive line. Look for all Rams offensive weapons to be in a good spot here.