Welcome to the Sunday Night Showdown Slate for NFL Week 6!

Another wild, high-scoring Sunday Funday for us today and it should continue as such with the Rams visiting the 49ers tonight. San Francisco is in dire need of a rebound after last week’s home loss to the Dolphins and the Rams are looking to push their record to 5-1 as they battle the Seahawks for NFC West supremacy. Las Vegas is saying it’ll be a close one tonight, but also a bit of a barn-burner so let’s try and get some on the Showdown slate.

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OK, lecture over. Let’s get to tonight’s action.

Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers

Spread: Rams -2.5

O/U: 51.5

Betting Facts:

Money line: Rams -136; 49ers +120

The Rams are 5-1 against the spread in its last six after accumulating more than 350 yards in its previous game and 4-1 ATS in their last five after allowing fewer than 250 yards in their previous game.

San Francisco is 5-1 against the spread in its last six as an underdog

Weather: Mid to high 70’s, clear skies; wind NW 8 mph

Last 5 Match-Ups:

49ers lead 3-2

Average margin of victory of all games: 16.4

Last Match-Up: 49ers beat the Rams 34-31 in San Francisco on 12/21/2019

Notable Injuries:


Jeff Wilson (calf – questionable)



Defensive Rankings (Using DVOA):


vs Pass: 23rd  

vs Run: 6th


vs Pass: 3rd  

vs Run: 24th


Jared Goff , QB LAR – The 49ers aren’t giving up a world of passing yards, but their coverage in the secondary continues to lag at times, as evidenced by Ryan Fitzpatrick taking them to the woodshed for 350 yards and three touchdowns last week. The passing game in L.A. is much more fine-tuned and Goff knows how to utilize his weapons.

Raheem Mostert , RB SF – The Rams are allowing 106.4 rushing yards per game and have coughed up five rushing touchdowns on the season. What’s worse is they rank 19th in DVOA against running back pass plays and give up almost 60 yards per game to them. Mostert got his feet wet last week and is looking for a strong breakout tonight.

George Kittle , TE SF – He is the bread & butter of this offense and once Mostert helps establish the run, things should open up even more for Kittle in the passing attack. The Rams are allowing the 13th-most fantasy points per game to the TE position with an average of 42.5 receiving yards in each. Kittle should eclipse that mark. As the Rams try to cover him with linebacker Kenny Young


Robert Woods , WR LAR – Woods has only seen about six targets per game, but he has found the end zone in two of his last three games. He’ll match up with Ahkello Witherspoon which grades out well on paper, so look for Goff to get him involved quickly in this one.

Cooper Kupp , WR LAR – Slot corner Jamar Taylor has routinely been burnt this season and Kupp is going to be a very difficult match-up for him. Kupp has found the end zone twice in his last three games and has one 100-yard effort in that span. He’ll see his usual dose of targets in this one and be a worthwhile play.

Darrell Henderson, RB LAR –  Yes, it’s a crowded backfield, but Henderson has led the team in red zone carries over the last three games (14 in total) and after hitting paydirt twice last week, he’s got four scores in his last four games. He’s also averaged just over 14 carries per game in that span so while yes, they want to see more Akers, Henderson will continue to see a similar workload.

Dart Throws

Brandon Aiyuk, WR SF – We expect to see Jalen Ramsey work over Deebo Samuel for most of the time which should free up Aiyuk and pit him against Troy Hill . We’ve seen just how athletic and acrobatic he can be, so with that talent and a size advantage over Hill, Aiyuk could fare well tonight.

Gerald Everett , TE LAR – He’s taken over the target share from Tyler Higbee and the Rams are using him downfield even more. The Niners do rank 6th against the TE in DVOA but they are allowing just over 50 yards per game to them. And hey, if Adam Shaheen can find the end zone against them, Everett should be able to as well.

Robbie Gould , K SF – There’s always the chance that Jimmy Garoppolo continues to struggle and the 49ers defense stalls out. The veteran kicker could have a nice day should that be the case.

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