I just had an idea: why don't each one of us who follows a team in our hometown give a brief, objective overview of what's going on with that team. There are bound to be details about system/personnel, etc., that escape the national headlines but have fantasy implications. Feel free to post on your favorite team.
Here's what I see going on with the Rams:
The focus of the Rams seems to be on their O-line. Kyle Turley, their right tackle, and Dave Wohlobaugh, their center are done for the year. This has some speculating that their offense will fall apart. I'd look at it this way: the Rams line was overrated before the start of the year, and is probably underrated now.
Wohlobaugh was a liability last season, as teams exploited the Rams weak interior lineman. This year Adam Timmerman moves to center, and Chris Dishman comes out of retirement to play left guard. He is a big dude and might give the Rams line the push they lacked in the running game last year. Grant Williams moves into Turley's spot at RT. He's adaquate, not great, but Turley was somewhat overrated to begin with.
Some Fantasy notes: Last year was not a fluke for Torry Holt. He put up those yards because he is Bulger's favorite target in a Mike Martz (read: pass heavy) offense. Don't expect that to change.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT expect the same numbers out of the Ram's defense this year. LOVIE SMITH "WHEN IN DOUBT, BLITZ" SYSTEM IS GONE! There is a new, albeit similar, system in place. However, the Rams are without their best corner, Travis Fischer, who scored 2 touchdowns last year, and relying on defensive tackles who have not lived up to their potential.