The Worksheet, a fantasy football overview by Rich Hribar, breaking down everything you need to know for the Week 5 Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks Thursday Night Football game.

LA RamsRank@SeattleRank
28.3Implied Total26.3
24.818Points All./Gm2519
7029Opp. Plays/Gm74.832
6.64Off. Yards/Play6.62
5.718Def. Yards/Play5.924
37.50%6Opp. Rush %44.48%23
62.50%27Opp. Pass %55.52%10
  • Seattle is the only team in the league that has yet to run 60 offensive plays in a game this season. 
  • The Seahawks have run just four offensive plays inside of the opponent’s 10-yard line, the fewest in the league.
  • Seattle has 32 fewer first downs than their opponent, ahead of only the Texans (-36).
  • The Rams are allowing a league-low 1.8 sacks plus turnovers per game.
  • The Rams have a +9 sack differential, the largest in the league.
  • Matthew Stafford has a 5.1 average depth of target versus the blitz as opposed to 9.7 yards when not blitzed. That 4.6-yard differential is the largest among all quarterbacks.
  • Seattle is allowing a league-high 462.8 yards from scrimmage for fantasy per game. 

Trust = spike production for that player
Bust = down-week production for that player’s standards


Matthew Stafford (TRUST): Stafford is coming off his worst game of the season last week versus Arizona. After passing for 9.3 yards per pass attempt or more in each of the opening three weeks, Stafford passed for 6.8 Y/A. He still backed into a decent fantasy game of 19.3 points (QB16) with a late score. Despite the speed bump, Stafford is still third in the league in passing points per attempt (.658). 

This week, he and the Rams passing game will square up with a Seattle pass defense that is not pressuring the quarterback a lot (22nd) and is allowing 19.9 passing points per game (29th) to open the season. 

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