St. Louis Rams 6, Chicago Bears 23
In terms of passing, this game was very ugly for both Sam Bradford (166 total yards, 2 INT) and Jay Cutler (201 total yards, 1 INT), as neither quarterback could get much going. In Cutler’s case, at least he didn’t have to, because his defense was on point and knocking Bradford around the entire game. Against solid physical defenses, Bradford and the Rams will likely have trouble; and unfortunately for them, the Seahawks defense is up next.
Danny Amendola (5-66) had a decent game PPR-wise, but he was the only one worth anything. These types of days are more likely for Amendola, and not so much the anomaly of the 15 catch explosion in Week 2.
Brandon Marshall (5-71) had a decent bounce back effort this week, and even Alshon Jeffery (5-45) got back into the swing of things with several catches. Right now, only those two are worth owning in leagues and Jeffery only as bench depth for the time being.
Steven Jackson (11 car., 29 yards; 2 rec., 5 yards) ended up playing in this game, but it really didn’t matter. Against a buzzsaw defense like the Bears, the Rams might have been better off letting Jackson rest and going with rookie backup Daryl Richardson (4 car., 16 yards; 1 rec., 4 yards) for the day.
As expected, Michael Bush (18 car., 55 yards, 1 TD; 2 rec., 18 yards) took over the rushing duties with Matt Forte out with an ankle injury; however, he wasn’t the complete bell cow. Bush ceded about 30% of the touches to Kahlil Bell (10 car., 20 yards; 1 rec., 11 yards), which was a little surprising. Expect a similar split between the two as long as Forte is out. Remember, the coaching staff really liked Bell the past couple of years, so he’ll get a chance to play too.