The Worksheet, a comprehensive fantasy football preview by Rich Hribar, breaks down everything you need to know about the Week 17 matchup between the Giants and Rams.

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LA RamsRank@NY GiantsRank
-6.5 Spread6.5
24.25 Implied Total17.75
22.119Points All./Gm24.727
63.513Opp. Plays/Gm64.320
5.66Off. Yards/Play4.331
5.319Def. Yards/Play5.727
40.29%10Opp. Rush %44.35%24
59.71%23Opp. Pass %55.65%9

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Matthew Stafford: Stafford stayed hot on Thursday night. Closing Week 16 as QB10 (20.7 points), Stafford has strung together five straight QB1 scoring weeks.

He has thrown multiple passing touchdowns in all five of those games, tossing 14 touchdowns over that stretch. He threw just nine touchdown passes over his first nine games this season.

If you have been riding Stafford over this period, he still is in the conversation as a back-end QB1.

The way this offense is clicking, we are not going to back down.

With all of Kyren Williams, Cooper Kupp, and Puka Nacua on the field this season, the Rams are averaging 6.8 yards per offensive play.

The 49ers lead the NFL with 6.8 yards per play on the season.

Stafford is averaging 8.2 yards per pass attempt with 15 touchdowns and just one interception on 191 dropbacks with all three of those players on the field this season.

We also have a massive rest advantage for the Rams here, playing last Thursday and the Giants playing this past Monday.

This will be an interesting spot for him overall, however.

We know the Giants are going to blitz. They are second in the NFL in blitz rate (43.9%) again this season under Wink Martindale.

Against the blitz this season, Stafford is completing just 53.9% of his passes (27th) for 6.2 Y/A (25th) with only three touchdowns.

The Giants have also been better at home this season, allowing a 55.7% completion rate (second), and 5.7 Y/A (third) with three touchdowns and five interceptions in six games in New York.

Those stats have largely been opponent-driven but are some food for thought.

Tyrod Taylor: The Giants are going back to Taylor to potentially close out the season.

Taylor started and finished two games earlier in the season, finishing as QB20 (10.4 points) against the Bills and QB6 (21.7 points) versus a Commanders defense we have targeted all season.

Taylor has 135 dropbacks this season, averaging 0.38 fantasy points per dropback.

Tommy DeVito was averaging 0.42 points per dropback while Daniel Jones posted 0.31 points per dropback in this offense.

Taylor has some rushing ability, posting 24, 25, 33, and 21 yards on the ground over his past four appearances.

That said, he is only an option as a punt-play in DFS and for 2QB gamers handicapped at the position.

The Giants have a minuscule team total, but the Rams have shown some vulnerability defensively to close the season.

Los Angeles has allowed 18.9 passing points per game over their past five games after 12.2 per game prior.

The Rams are also allowing 4.1 rushing points per game to quarterbacks (27th) to provide some light in the darkness for gamers using Taylor here.

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