The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 2 matchup between the Rams and 49ers.

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San FranciscoRank@LA RamsRank
-8.5 Spread8.5
26.5 Implied Total18.0
30.06Points/Gm30.06
7.03Points All./Gm13.06
66.013Plays/Gm78.01
61.012Opp. Plays/Gm46.01
5.92Off. Yards/Play5.57
3.99Def. Yards/Play3.98
51.52%9Rush%51.28%10
48.48%24Pass%48.72%23
16.39%1Opp. Rush %39.13%12
83.61%32Opp. Pass %60.87%21

  • Over Brock Purdy’s eight full games as a starter, the 49ers have now averaged 32.3 points per game, scoring 30 or more points in six of those games.
  • The 49ers have won 11 consecutive regular-season games, the longest active streak in the league.
  • Under Kyle Shanahan, the 49ers are 9-4 against the Rams (10-3 ATS) with eight consecutive regular season wins.
  • The Rams converted a league-high 64.7% (11-of-17) of their third downs in Week 1.
  • The Rams averaged 5.4 more yards per passing play than their opponent in Week 1, the most in the league.
  • 37.5% of the Los Angeles rushing attempts failed to gain yardage in Week 1, the highest rate in the league.
  • 55.6% of the runs against Los Angeles gained five or more yards, the highest rate in the league for Week 1.
  • Christian McCaffrey led the league with 10 runs of five or more yards and yardage on those runs (141) in Week 1.

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Quarterback

Brock Purdy: Purdy picked up where he left off for fantasy gamers a year ago, closing Week 1 as QB9 (16.8 points).

If the Steelers provided some push, Purdy could have been better as he threw just eight passes in the second half.

Purdy just keeps extending the sample size that he was a true find for this system.

Purdy has now thrown multiple touchdown passes in seven of his eight full games as a starting quarterback.

He was once again impacted by pressure (going 6-of-12 for 5.5 Y/A), but his passing stats from a clean pocket are so incredible that it hardly matters at this stage.

Without pressure, Purdy was 13-of-17 (76.5%) for 154 yards (9.1 Y/A) with two touchdowns and a league-high 142.8 rating.

He even sprinkled in 20 rushing yards to counter a lost fumble.

I said last week that if Purdy picked right back up on the road against Pittsburgh, we had to treat him as a fantasy QB1 and here we are.

The surrounding playmakers and the offensive system are too strong to ignore when the team is pushing 30-plus points every week.

The Rams’ defense was a surprise in Week 1, limiting the Seahawks to just 13 points and generating pressure on 44.8% of dropbacks (seventh). We will find out much truth there was in that performance this week.

Shanahan has consistently been in his bag in this matchup without Purdy. Over the ongoing streak of eight consecutive regular season wins over the Rams, San Francisco quarterbacks have averaged a gaudy 8.8 yards per pass attempt.

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