Rams WR Chris Givens will start alongside WR Brandon Gibson


Rams WR Chris Givens will start alongside WR Brandon Gibson

Due to the dislocated collarbone injury sustained by St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola @DannyAmendola, rookie receiver Chris Givens @CG1three will now start alongside Brandon Gibson @Bgibson04. Givens has four receptions for 112 yards and a TD through five games. Two of his receptions have gone for long gains of 51 and 52 yards, respectively. Behind him, former Philadelphia Eagles receiver Steve Smith and second-year receiver Austin Pettis @Austin_Pettis will compete to be the team's slot option.

Fantasy Analysis:

Opportunities like this are rare for rookie wideouts. Givens will see a big jump in snaps and targets although he has a long way to go to replace Amendola's production. Gibson is the obvious choice for fantasy owners. He is a Top 50 fantasy WR although it's premature to consider anything more than a bye-week replacement. Gibson has 13 receptions for 184 yards and two TDs, which means he is on pace for a career-best season.

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