Jeff Samardzija fell to 0-3 on the season with the loss to the Reds on Tuesday where he allowed three runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out four over 5.2 innings.
Samardzija is now winless in his last 12 starts dating back to last season, it the third longest active streak in the majors behind Erik Bedard (15 starts) and Jacob Turner (13). His last win came on August 24th, 2013.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Kenneth Faried will start Monday against the Bucks.
Faried should be started in all fantasy formats, now that he has been given the green light to start by both the coaching and medical staffs. He proved off the bench in his last outing that he can post fantasy worthy production in even limited minutes, so his prospects should be good as a starter on Monday night against the Bucks. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Robert Quinn is making progress from his back issue.
After missing Sunday's game, Quinn seems to be making steps toward's returning. Quinn is one of the game's elite pass rushers but has been slowed down by injuries all season long. Quinn is two years removed from a 19 sack season and the Rams are hoping he returns to that when he gets back on the field. Analysis: James Grande