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 Nov 11): Goff had no chance against the Steelers pressure and the coaches did little to help him. He'll face another good pass rushing team vs Chicago this week and should only be used against the Seahawks and Cardinals in Weeks 13 and 14.
General News (Mon Nov 11): was not injured in the third quarter of the Rams' Week 10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers as previously thought when Blake Bortles came on to replace him for a play. Instead, head coach Sean McVay told reporters Monday, Nov. 11, that Bortles' third-and-2 run was designed for Bortles.
Week 11: vs Chicago Bears
FBG says: Tough matchup. The Los Angeles Rams' passing game has struggled in 2019 due to horrific performance along the offensive line. Jared Goff's passing totals have taken a dive from his sky-high levels of yesteryear, but his efficiency numbers from either a clean pocket or while under pressure are nearly identical to what they were in 2018. The primary difference in his totals is how often he has been under pressure this year. Last week, against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Goff was under pressure on nearly half of his pass attempts. An already-horrific offensive line suffered two significant injuries last week, losing center Brian Allen and right tackle Rob Havenstein to injury. The Rams shuffled players around the offensive line following the injuries, making it unclear who will fill in for the injured starters; however, there will almost certainly be a drop-off in production with the reserves entering the fold. Wide receiver Brandin Cooks will also miss out once again in week 11 due to a concussion. Last week, without Cooks, the Steelers focused their efforts on shutting down Cooper Kupp. Kupp finished the game without a catch for the first time this season, and as one of the most-targeted pass-catchers in the league, he will surely bounceback this week. Robert Woods and Gerald Everett filled the void left by Cooks last weekend, and they are primed for sizable roles in the Rams' offense once again this weekend. The Chicago Bears' defense ranks fifth in the NFL this season, allowing only 5.7 adjusted yards per pass attempt. Headlining the Bears' impressive pass defense is edge-rusher Khalil Mack. Mack has been as advertised since the Bears made a blockbuster trade to acquire him one season ago, as he leads the team with 44 total pressure on opposing quarterbacks this season, more than twice as much as any other Bears defender. Nick Williams has also enjoyed a breakout season in 2019. Williams leads the team with six sacks this year, one of the highest totals of any interior defensive linemen in the NFL. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix headlines Chicago's secondary at the safety position. The offseason acquisition has filled the hole left by Adrian Amos' departure, grading as the team's number-one pass-defender. The weakness of the Bears' pass defense is over the middle of the field, where their slot cornerback, Buster Skrine, along with their linebacking unit grade as the weakest pass defenders. This weakness sets up well for another high-volume game for Gerald Everett at the tight end position along with a rebound performance from Cooper Kupp at wide receiver for the Rams. Overall, the Bears should dominate in the trenches against a horrific Rams' offensive line, holding the Rams' passing attack in-check on Sunday night. However, if the Rams do muster any success through the air, it will likely come over the middle of the field with players like Gerald Everett and Cooper Kupp.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs QB 1, QB 12, QB 24
Jared Goff's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2019 Week 10 vs PIT (22 / 41 / 243 / 0 / 2 pass, 1 / 0 / 0 rush)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 | Blake Bortles' Week 10 play part of the plan (Mon Nov 11, 01:46 PM) - Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff was not injured in the third quarter of the Rams' Week 10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers as previously thought when Blake Bortles came on to replace him for a play. Instead, head coach Sean McVay told reporters Monday, Nov. 11, that Bortles' third-and-2 run was designed for Bortles. link to story Rams | Road struggles continued for Jared Goff (Mon Nov 11, 12:06 AM) - Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff finished 22-of-41 for 243 yards and two interceptions in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. link to story
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