Danny Amendola: Which Rams WR Will Step Up in Star's Possible Absence?

Brandon AlisogluCorrespondent IDecember 6, 2012

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 25:  Wide receiver Danny Amendola #16 of the St. Louis Rams catches a 38 yard reception past cornerback William Gay #22 of the Arizona Cardinals during the second quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 25, 2012 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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St. Louis Rams fans have to be sick of hearing this, but Danny Amendola isn't looking good for this week. He spent the bulk of practice pacing the sidelines in a walking boot.

But one man's unfortunate circumstance can be another's big break. So who will the Rams turn to as they look to continue their recent stretch of solid play?

St. Louis, as always, will rely heavily on their running backs. The Rams rack up 114.5 yards per game on the ground and will continue to give the ball to Steven Jackson and Daryl Richardson. And with good cause.

However, Sam Bradford must have somebody who can catch a pass. So which wide receiver can turn in a solid performance to aid the Rams and, more importantly, your fantasy football team in the playoffs?

 

Brandon Gibson

He always seems to be lurking around, grabbing a stray pass or two and leading you to wonder if this week will be his breakthrough performance. If it were my team, I wouldn't trust that this will occur.

I know what you're thinking.

"He grabbed two touchdowns against the New York Jets. What if he does it again and I leave him on the bench?"

Relax. That's highly unlikely. Every week is a gamble, but your job is to reduce the risk in order to generate the most points possible. 

Or, as it is otherwise known, win.

 

Chris Givens

Now we're onto something. 

Givens has gained the confidence of Bradford and isn't letting go anytime soon. Even when Amendola finally returns, Givens may have worked his way deep enough into the offense to justify starting.

He had 11 catches on 14 targets for 92 yards against the San Francisco 49ers.

The week before? He grabbed five passes for 115 yards and a score against the Arizona Cardinals.

The common denominator? Both of those teams have good defenses.

Yup, Givens is the guy.