Because of that, Rams coach Sean McVay will hold out some starters for Sunday’s regular-season finale against the 49ers. After saying Tuesday he was pondering whether or not to rest quarterback Jared Goff and Todd Gurley, among others, McVay said Wednesday Goff and Gurley would not play on Sunday.
McVay’s decision centers around left tackle Andrew Whitworth, who NBA Basketball Jerseys has been dealing with a knee injury. But right tackle Rob Havenstein had a minor MCL injury earlier this month and starting center John Sullivan has missed practices this month with an illness. Whitworth and Sullivan, as well as defensive tackle Aaron Donald, will also be held out on Sunday.
That’s something that we definitely discussed, McVay said Tuesday. The thing that is unique about it though, different than the preseason — you still have 53 guys on your active roster — how do you get to those 46? Now, fortunately for us we are fairly healthy, but how we determine as far as getting to that 46 and then if you do go with a Whitworth and a Sullivan, then how does that affect Jared or Todd? Those things are all definitely connected and those will be things that we’re going to continue to discuss as the week progresses.
Centering the Canucks’ hottest line at present with wingers Brock Boeser and Thomas Vanek, Gagner has three goals and four assists in seven recent contests. Remember how surprising Gagner’s eruption for 50 points was with the Columbus Blue Jackets last season? That included an utterly arid February. Fantasy managers in deeper leagues might consider employing the center’s services as an injury substitute as long as he’s producing.
Ryan Spooner, C, Boston Bruins (3.6 percent)
The pending restricted free agent-to-be is on a roll with 10 points in 11 games, including two goals against the Ottawa Senators this past Saturday. Skating on a second scoring line and power play with David Krejci and rookie Jake DeBrusk, Spooner qualifies as a deeper-league asset as long as this productive streak endures.
Devante Smith-Pelly, RW, Washington Capitals (0.4 percent)
As long as he remains on a Capitals top line with Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom, Smith-Pelly can’t be ignored as an intriguing outside-the-box fantasy asset. Filling that role, the 25-year-old notched an assist (plus-one) on four shots while seeing 16:25 of ice time in Saturday’s Wholesale Jerseys All win over the New Jersey Devils.