Works more underneath
Jefferson caught six passes for 41 yards and one touchdown on eight targets against Jacksonville on Sunday.
To begin the year Jefferson operated as the Rams' by-default deep threat while Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods worked more underneath, but in light of Woods' season-ending injury and the addition of the more big-play oriented Odell Beckham it makes sense for the Rams to give Jefferson the old Woods role while Beckham takes up more of the downfield responsibilities. If that continues going forward then it could allow Jefferson to draw targets and thus receptions more reliably than he did to begin the year, even if he's generally regarded as the WR3 behind Kupp and Beckham.
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Jefferson was estimated as a non-participant on Wednesday's practice report due to a knee injury, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.
Blanton caught both of his targets for 18 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 30-27 win over Tampa Bay. He played just eight of 71 offensive snaps.
Michel rushed once for four yards and caught two passes for minus-4 yards during Sunday's 30-27 win over Tampa Bay.
Jefferson caught two of his three targets for 29 yards and also had a 15-yard rush during Sunday's 30-27 win over Tampa Bay.
Higbee hauled in four of seven targets for 51 yards in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Buccaneers.
Beckham corralled six of eight targets for 69 yards in Sunday's 30-27 win over Tampa Bay.
Stafford completed 28 of 38 pass attempts for 366 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for six yards and another score on four attempts in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Buccaneers.
Akers ran 24 times for 48 yards and caught all three targets for 20 yards Sunday. He also lost two fumbles in a 30-27 win over the Bucs.
Kupp finished with nine receptions (11 targets) for 183 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 30-27 win over the Buccaneers.
Skowronek (back) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.