The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 12 matchup between the Cardinals and Rams.

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LA RamsRank@ArizonaRank
-1.0 Spread1.0
22.75 Implied Total21.75
19.522Points/Gm17.525
22.020Points All./Gm25.827
63.017Plays/Gm60.725
63.315Opp. Plays/Gm65.026
5.214Off. Yards/Play4.924
5.319Def. Yards/Play5.423
41.43%18Rush%43.41%11
58.57%15Pass%56.59%22
44.71%22Opp. Rush %48.11%30
55.29%11Opp. Pass %51.89%3

  • The Rams are 12-2 (11-2-1 ATS) against the Cardinals under Sean McVay.
  • Arizona home games are 4-0-1 towards the over this season, the highest rate in the league.
  • The Rams have had two drives start on the opponent’s side of the field, the fewest in the league.
  • Arizona is allowing a league-high 2.27 points per drive on drives that start in the opponent’s territory.
  • The Cardinals have allowed a touchdown on 27.1% of opponent drives, 31st in the league.
  • Both Arizona and Los Angeles have had 47.4% (9-of-19) of their touchdowns come via passing, tied for 28th in the league.
  • The Rams are averaging 66.4 PPR points per game as an offense over their past four games, the fewest in the league.
  • Arizona is a league-worst 6-of-22 (27.3%) on fourth down conversions this season.

Trust = spike production for that player

Quarterback

Kyler Murray: Murray has returned to the lineup with QB12 (17.3 points) and QB7 (21.7 points) scoring weeks.

The question surrounding his return was what kind of rushing output we would get.

Well, he has had 9.3 and 11.1 rushing points in those games.

That has been massive because Murray has been the QB19 and QB20 in passing points the past two weeks.

Murray has a rushing touchdown in each game but also has 33 and 51 rushing yards. He has shown no signs of losing step at all.

The rushing touchdowns and yardage are enough to put Murray in play as a back-end QB1, but there is still some fragility here through the air.

We are not going to get a rushing touchdown every game, and each score has boosted him to back-end QB1 production.

The other concern for Murray was would his vertical passing ability return.

He did connect on a beautiful deep ball to Rondale Moore to kick things off last week, but over the past two weeks, Murray is 8-of-24 passing (33.3%) on throws 10 yards or further downfield. The only quarterbacks to start both of those weeks with a lower rate have been Kenny Pickett and Will Levis.

The positive news here is that the Rams have been at their worst versus mobile quarterbacks this season.

They have allowed only three QB1 scorers this season while they have allowed multiple passing touchdowns just twice.

But two of the QB1 scorers were Anthony Richardson (11.6 rushing points) and Jalen Hurts (13.2 rushing points). They also allowed 47 rushing yards to Josh Dobbs.

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