|ADP:||Round: 10, Pick: 8|
|Team:||Los Angeles Rams|
|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 215 lb.|
|Born:||October 14, 1994|
|Drafted:||2016 / Rd. 1 (1)|
Goff agreed Friday to restructure his contract with the Rams by converting approximately $8.8 million of his $10 million base salary into future bonuses, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The restructuring is expected to save the Rams $7 million against the salary cap while having no impact on Goff's overall compensation, so it's a win-win move for both sides. The savings should come in handy for Los Angeles as it looks to potentially extend the likes of Jalen Ramsey and Cooper Kupp, who are both entering the final years of their rookie deals.
Goff will be working without running back Todd Gurley and wide receiver Brandin Cooks in 2020, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The Rams released Gurley, who eventually signed with the Falcons, and traded Cooks to the Texans this offseason. Out of the backfield, Malcolm Brown and Darrell Henderson (ankle) figure to serve as 1A and 1B in some order. Meanwhile, barring another transaction this offseason, Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods and Josh Reynolds will be the team's WR trio, while Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett handle TE duties. Goff himself has put up at least 4,600 yards both of the past two seasons while compiling a 54:28 TD:INT during that stretch. No matter how the skill positions look in the fall, Goff figures to succeed in an offense put together by coach Sean McVay.
Goff completed 29 of 45 pass attempts for 319 yards and three touchdowns during Sunday's 31-24 win against the Cardinals.
Analysis: The 2016 No. 1 overall draft choice struggled with giveaways as his 22:16 TD:INT paled in comparison to the 32:12 mark he established last season, but Goff still proved capable of exceeding 4,600 passing yards for a second consecutive campaign. Though sitting home during the postseason is undeniably a disappointment result for the reigning NFC champions, Los Angeles still managed to finish as a winning team for a third straight year, while Goff's record as a starter under coach Sean McVay grew to 35-16 in the wake of a miserable 0-7 rookie campaign under Jeff Fisher. With McVay still in place and a cast of explosive playmakers at his disposal, Goff seems poised for another solid year in 2020. The main concern would be Los Angeles' offensive line, as the Rams' front ranked second best in the NFL with just 1.4 sacks surrendered per game, but has contracts expiring for starters Andrew Whitworth and Austin Blythe over the upcoming offseason.
Goff completed 27 of 46 passes for 323 yards with two touchdowns and one interception in the Rams' 34-31 loss to the 49ers on Saturday. He also rushed four times for 12 yards
Analysis: Goff and the Rams gave everything they had in an effort to stave off elimination from the playoffs, but despite a strong performance from the fourth-year quarterback, Los Angeles ultimately came up short. Goff connected with Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp from 10 and 22 yards out in the first and third quarters, respectively, for his pair of passing scores, and he also spearheaded an eight-play, 41-yard drive late in the fourth quarter that included clutch completions to Cooks and Tyler Higbee and culminated in a Greg Zuerlein game-tying 52-yard field goal. While the Rams' defense ultimately failed to prevent the 49ers' game-winning march, Goff's fantasy managers certainly benefited from his fifth 300-yard effort of the season. Now officially eliminated from the postseason a year after serving as the NFC representative in the Super Bowl, Goff and the Rams will nevertheless try to close out the season on a positive note against the Cardinals in Week 17.
Goff (thumb) doesn't have a designation for Saturday's contest in San Francisco, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports.
Analysis: The Rams added Goff to the injury report Wednesday with a bruised thumb on his throwing hand, but the quarterback handled every rep placed on front of him in the last two practices of Week 16 prep. With Gerald Everett (knee) back in the fold for the first time since Week 12, Goff will have his full allotment of weapons available against a 49ers defense that has given up a 12:1 TD:INT to quarterbacks over the last six games.
Goff, who is tending to a bruise on his right thumb, practiced in full Wednesday, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Considering the bruise is on Goff's throwing hand, it's notable for the impact it may play on the Rams' passing attack. Having said that, Thiry noted Goff didn't seem to be affected by the issue during the part of Wednesday's session open to the media. In the end, Goff didn't have any limitations and will have his entire array of weapons Saturday at San Francisco after tight end Gerald Everett (knee) was able to log a full practice Wednesday.
Goff completed 33 of 51 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in Sunday's 44-21 loss to the Cowboys.
Analysis: The quarterback was frankly awful to begin the game, consistently under or overthrowing his targets as the Rams fell into a 28-7 hole heading into halftime, but Goff was able to pile up some yards and an extra TD in the fourth quarter when the game was out of reach. He also banged his thumb off a helmet in the second quarter and appeared to be in some pain, but he stayed in the game and the issue didn't seem to make his accuracy any worse. Goff has tossed multiple TDs in three straight games and now sits only four yards shy of his second straight 4,000-yard campaign, but with the team all but eliminated from the postseason with this loss, personal milestones and the chance to play spoiler will be all he has to play for in next Saturday's road clash with the 49ers.
Goff completed 22 of 31 pass attempts for 293 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 28-12 win over Seattle.
Analysis: The two interceptions look bad on paper, but Goff was actually on the mark with most of his passes in this crucial NFC West battle. The 25-year-old completed 70-plus percent of his pass attempts for the third consecutive week, but his 4:4 TD:INT ratio over that span is a microcosm of his poor 15:14 season mark. Goff is on pace to reach the 4,000-yard plateau for the second consecutive year, but barring an astronomical finish to the year, the signal caller will fall well short of the 31.5 touchdown average he posted over the past two campaigns. The inconsistent Goff won't be a sexy play against Dallas' above-average pass defense in Week 15.
Goff completed 32 of his 43 pass attempts for 424 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the team's Week 13 win over the Cardinals.
Analysis: The Rams prioritized getting Goff on track early, as he had 31 pass attempts and 323 passing yards through the first two quarters. Though his volume was limited thereafter due to game context, Goff put together his most accurate performance of the season, completing 74 percent of his passes while averaging 9.9 yards per attempt. He also posted his first multi-touchdown game since Week 8 against Cincinnati. Though this was a positive matchup that Goff should have capitalized on, he should be in position to put together another positive performance in Week 14 against Seattle.
Goff completed 26 of 37 passes for 212 yards and two interceptions in Monday night's 45-6 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: Goff saw his team fall behind by 14 points early, and although that demanded he pass the ball more often, he could hardly make anything happen. That came despite starting wideouts Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods both returning to the fold, and top target Cooper Kupp actually hurt Goff by dropping a pass that was then intercepted on his final attempt of the night. With another pick thrown to former teammate Marcus Peters earlier, Goff now sports five interceptions versus zero touchdowns over his last three games. That horrible stretch puts his stock at a low ahead of Week 13's trip to play the Cardinals.
Goff completed 11 of 18 pass attempts for 173 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in Sunday's 17-7 win over the Bears.
Analysis: Sunday's primetime matchup featured two teams committed to running the ball to quash the opposition's pass rush, and while the Rams were far more successful in achieving that goal, it led to an unsavory fantasy line for Goff. The 25-year-old has really struggled since coming out of the bye week, completing just 55.9 percent of his passes with no touchdowns and three picks over a two-game span. In Goff's defense, the Steelers and Rams are two of the tougher teams to throw on this season, and he should have a far easier go of things against a Ravens defense on Monday Night Football that ranks in the bottom third of the league in terms of limiting opposing quarterbacks.
Goff completed 13 of 24 pass attempts for 78 yards and lost a fumble during Sunday's 20-7 loss to the 49ers.
Analysis: Goff struggled mightily against a ferocious San Francisco defense, completing 54 percent of his passes while averaging an abysmal 3.3 yards per attempt. He was unfortunate to be credited with a fumble on a botched exchange with one of his running backs, but he endured a miserable performance regardless. This was especially surprising given that he totaled 913 passing yards over the previous two games combined, making him a bounce-back candidate for next week's more favorable matchup in Atlanta.
Goff completed 29 of 49 passes for 395 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the Rams' 30-29 loss to the Seahawks on Thursday. He also gained a yard on his only rush.
Analysis: For the second time in four days, Goff's right arm put in plenty of overtime. The fourth-year quarterback now has 117 pass attempts in the last pair of contests following Thursday's hefty workload, one once again largely necessitated by the stumbles of the Rams' defense. Goff connected with seven different pass catchers on the night and showed outstanding chemistry with tight end Gerald Everett, who racked up a game-high 136 yards. Goff also had to endure the early exit of Brandin Cooks, who left the game for good in the second half to be evaluated for a concussion. Ultimately, Goff put the Rams in position for a narrow win by spearheading a 10-play, 67-yard drive that set Greg Zuerlein for a would-be game-winning 44-yard field goal that went wide right with 11 seconds remaining. In the wake of back-to-back crushing losses, Goff and his teammates will look to regroup ahead of a Week 6 divisional clash versus the 49ers a week from Sunday.
Goff completed 45 of 68 passes for 517 yards and two touchdowns with three interceptions in Sunday's 55-40 loss to the Buccaneers.
Analysis: The Rams fell behind 21-0 early in the second quarter, forcing Goff to sling it the rest of the way and eventually leading to the 23rd 500-yard passing game in NFL history. Despite the huge volume and yardage, however, this loss largely rests on the QB's shoulders -- his threw two early picks that led to two of Tampa's first three TDs, and he ended the Rams' last comeback attempt by fumbling, leading to a Ndamukong Suh return for the game's final score. Goff has tossed five INTs in his last two games, and he won't get much time to shake them out of his system with the Rams playing in Seattle on Thursday.
Goff completed 24 of 38 pass attempts for 269 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's 20-13 victory over the Browns.
Analysis: Goff struggled to get things going against the Browns' tough front four, but he was able to find his rhythm in the second half with a pair of key touchdown drives. The 24-year-old had to improvise at times behind shoddy offensive line play, and that unit is going to have to improve drastically if we are going to see the elite passing numbers fantasy owners became accustomed to last season. Luckily for Goff's owners, the signal caller gets a favorable matchup this Sunday against a Buccaneers secondary that was just torched for 300-plus yards by rookie Daniel Jones.
Goff completed 19 of 28 passes for 283 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Rams' 27-9 win over the Saints on Sunday. He also netted minus-2 yards on four carries but scored a rushing touchdown and lost a fumble.
Analysis: Goff still wasn't hitting on all cylinders in the 2018 sense, but his overall production represented a nice boost from his lackluster Week 1, sub-200-yard effort. The highlight of the quarterback's afternoon was a spectacular, fourth-quarter 66-yard connection with Cooper Kupp, who broke multiple tackles on the play to get the ball inside the one-yard line. Goff also had a 57-yard completion to Brandin Cooks, particularly encouraging considering the speedster was held to 39 yards by the Panthers in Week 1. Goff will now look to eclipse the 300-yard mark for the first time this season against the Browns in a Week 3 road matchup.
Goff completed 23 of 39 passes for 186 yards, a touchdown and an interception during Sunday's 30-27 win over Carolina. He also fumbled a ball during the matchup, but it was recovered by the offense.
Analysis: Goff was silent for most of the game entering the fourth quarter with the Rams nursing a three-point lead. Looking for Robert Woods downfield, Goff threw just behind his tightly covered target and into the arms of corner James Bradberry for a pick. Fortunately, his defense game him the ball right back and he punctuated a seven-play drive with a five-yard dart to Tyler Higbee for a score. Goff and many of the Rams' starters might have just been shaking off some rust after not playing in the preseason, but fans will sure to be following any struggle closely after the way Goff's 2018 ended.
Goff and the Rams agreed to a four-year contract extension Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Analysis: Although the official terms and money were unknown, the deal will keep the signal caller with the team for the next six seasons. Goff is fresh off a Super Bowl appearance with new head coach Sean McVay, and a career-best year in which he threw for 4,688 yards and 32 touchdowns. Heading into his fourth NFL season, big things will be expected of the 24-year-old, especially with the talent around him and new contract signed.
Goff won't travel with the Rams to Honolulu for Saturday's preseason game against the Cowboys, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Goff, Todd Gurley and the majority of Rams starters will stay behind in Los Angeles, leaving the reserves to vie for potential roles on the 53-man roster. In Goff's place, backup Blake Bortles should get the starting nod, but it wouldn't surprise if Brandon Allen and John Wolford get most of the work under center. As for the rest of the exhibition slate, Goff isn't expected to make an appearance until the regular season.
The Rams have elected to pick up the fifth-year option for Goff, Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: While the Rams aren't expected to extend Goff this offseason, the team will have him under contract through at least the 2020 campaign. The team has spent a bunch of money recently on the likes of Aaron Donald, Brandin Cooks and Todd Gurley, so they will sit on Goff's cheaper rookie deal for the time being. Coming off a 32-touchdown campaign and a Super Bowl appearance in 2018, Goff has the weapons around him in Cooks, Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp (knee) and Todd Gurley to post another healthy statistical season under center.
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