Rams wideouts leave much to be desired

Los Angeles Rams receivers were last in the league in yards and touchdowns this past season, and barring a drastic change in scheme, it's hard to envision that department faring much better in 2016. It's just not how the Rams are built, especially when you consider that a rookie quarterback will start most, if not all, of their games.

Tavon Austin

ESPN Fantasy Projection: 801.4 combined yards, 3.5 combined TDs

Over or under: Let's go over on both, primarily because of the versatility Austin's speed and elusiveness provide. The fourth-year pro amassed 907 yards from scrimmage in a breakout season last year -- 473 through the air, 434 on the ground -- and reached the end zone nine times. Rob Boras, in his first full season as essentially the offensive coordinator, and new passing game coordinator Mike Groh promise to open up the offense and get a talent like Austin even more involved.

Kenny Britt

ESPN Fantasy Projection: 751.7 yards, 3.4 TDs

Over or under: Under on the yardage, over on the touchdowns. The Rams' offense will already be relying heavily on star running back Todd Gurley. And when Case Keenum or Jared Goff step back to throw, a lot of it promises to be for short yardage. That leaves very little on the outside for someone like Britt, who strives to stretch the field for an offense that hasn't done a whole lot of that.

Pharoh Cooper

ESPN Fantasy Projection: 405.1 yards, 1.3 TDs

Over or under: Under on the yards and on the touchdowns. Cooper has impressed during organized team activities and in training camp, drawing comparisons to a younger Austin. But he will probably be more involved in special teams and will have to fight off a fair share of competition to become the No. 3 receiver.

Who else could see time: Bradley Marquez and Brian Quick will get their chances, but Keenum doesn't throw down the field very often and Goff will have a lot of growing to do. There just doesn't seem to be enough catches to go around. Nelson Spruce, nursing a knee injury, is an undrafted free agent worth monitoring.