While the LA Rams absolutely have no shortage of targets for the passing game, the fact that the team invested three draft picks into new targets for the passing game pointed everyone’s attention towards the passing game.
One of the most intriguing players from the class of 2021 is their rookie tight end/wide receiver, Jacob Harris, Blessed with a height of 6-foot-5 and blazing speed of 4.39-seconds in the 40-yard dash, Harris got a lot of attention from the fans from the moment that he was drafted, and from the coaching staff from the moment that OTAs began. But excitement isn’t production. So far, Harris has the same coverage role that Jake Funk has, and that comes with the same double-edged sword. I believe Harris will eventually find his way into the offense. I just don’t see how he contributes through the first eight games.
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is likely the one player on this list who could breakout against the Indianapolis Colts in week two. He was only used in a very light role in week one, but he has the blinding speed that the Seattle Seahawks used to devastating effect in their victory over the Indianapolis Colts in week one. Now, the LA Rams have the chance to amplify Jackson’s production this week.
Week two will not follow the same script as week one. The Indianapolis Colts are a different team with different tendencies. That means that the Rams game plan will need to have a new strategy to leverage the matchups to give the Rams offense the advantage. I wouldn’t start any of the Rams rookies in your fantasy football league this week. But if you are in need of a running back? Sony Michel appears to be good for some yardage on the ground, and maybe even a touchdown. As for DeSean Jackson? This could be a huge game for him.
The Rams cannot look past the Colts, but they can prepare some players who will be instrumental to challenge the following week’s opponent. With that in mind, look for Sony Michel and DeSean Jackson to have an increased role this week.