Seems crazy to call a receiver in one of the worst offenses in football a “must-add” but Rams WR Kenny Britt is on a mission this year.
Case Keenum is under center for the Los Angeles Rams so why should we all scramble to pick up Britt in fantasy leagues? For starters Britt has all the chemistry in the world with Keenum. Britt in two games has been targeted 16 times, he has caught 10 of those for 161 yards receiving which puts him ahead of his total through two games last year when he had 81 yards on four catches. Of course Keenum didn’t start last year, that was ex-Ram Nick Foles.
Again, why should you pick up Britt? Well if those stats aren’t impressive to you think about what he is doing right now in a such a lackluster offense that has yet to score a touchdown. Those are Britt’s stats with out star RB Todd Gurley running the ball effectively and with Keenum as his QB. Keenum’s wife Kimberly said on Hard Knocks that Case had spent some serious time in the offseason working out with Britt and TE Lance Kendricks. Those two were coincidentally the two leading receivers.
Britt is going to not only be the reliable receiver over the middle and deep threat over the top. No, Britt is going to be the red zone threat too with his ideal 6-foot-3 frame. Britt is the best Wide receiver on the Rams and it’s not close. Britt will continue to get open and Keenum with his chemistry built with Britt will lead to more trust and more looks Britt’s way.
This upcoming week the Rams head to Tampa Bay where the Cardinals just shredded their defense for 40 points. Here is the perfect opportunity for Britt to torch some of these Buccaneer CB’s. Britt also doesn’t seem like a WR that will be slowed down by who is on him because he is going to get his targets no matter what. With the lack of a depth chart it makes Britt and Tavon Austin the WR’s starting by default. Britt and fantasy owners know Brian Quick, Bradley Marquez and Mike Thomas won’t cut into Britt’s touches.
Bottom line is as long as Keenum is there under center Britt has a tremendous amount of fantasy value. Even if Jared Goff or Sean Mannion become the starting QB for whatever reason, Britt is still the no.1 WR on a team that hasn’t spread the ball out much.