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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 19:25:32 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens will have a bigger role in 2013, as the team saw WRs Danny Amendola (Patriots) and Brandon Gibson (Dolphins) leave via free agency. Givens was more comfortable running short and intermediate routes as the season progressed last season, rather than just being a downfield threat. "He improved weekly," head coach Jeff Fisher said. "We were able to do more and more with him as he got more familiar. I think he knows that this is his opportunity."
Fantasy Tip: Givens had several long touchdowns last season, and fantasy owners were very familiar with him. However, he should be targeted even more frequently this season, making him a nice low-end WR2 or flex fantasy play. Look for a lot more consistency in terms of fantasy production in 2013, as last season he was mostly all or nothing.
Sun, 17 Feb 2013 17:49:14 -0800
If impending free-agent WRs Danny Amendola (Rams) and Brandon Gibson (Rams) are not brought back, that would leave St. Louis Rams WRs Chris Givens, Austin Pettis and Brian Quick as the only wideouts under contract with the team in 2013. However, head coach Jeff Fisher doesn't sound concerned either way, noting the team could look for help outside the organization. "Not a concern whatsoever," Fisher said. "There's options out there. The free-agent market, there's options out there, and it's a great draft for a receiver this year."
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 08:35:42 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) is inactive for the team's Week 14 contest at the Buffalo Bills.
Fantasy Tip: Chris Givens has benefited in recent weeks with Amendola unavailable or severely limited, so that should continue. He's a solid WR3 or flex player against Buffalo.
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 16:13:04 -0800
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher hinted that WR Chris Givens could have an expanded role the last four games of the season now that he's improving his short game. "Yeah, we've been talking about that. He's got to bring his game from the long touchdown passes back closer to the line of scrimmage and be more proficient in the short and intermediate passing game, and he's doing that. He's getting to where he needs to get to. He's making the quick catches. It's also very helpful when you have an accurate quarterback to put the ball where he needs to put it. He's a guy that, hopefully, as we push through the rest of the season, will have more plays. What we're looking for is the run after catch opportunities for him, but he's improving," Fisher said.
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 18:14:54 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens posted a career-best 11 receptions for 92 yards in the Week 13 game against the San Francisco 49ers.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 21:25:48 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens finished with five receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown in the Week 12 win against the Arizona Cardinals.
Fantasy Tip: It was Givens' first career 100-yard game, and his five catches were also a career best. He has found the end zone three times in the past six games. He has emerged as a dependable WR3/4 or flex play in leagues of 12 or more teams.
Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:09:07 -0800
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said WR Chris Givens and CB Janoris Jenkins will play Week 11 but would not say if they will start. Neither player was active in Week 10 because they violated team rules last week.
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:05:27 -0800
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher said Monday, Nov. 12, that WR Chris Givens and CB Janoris Jenkins, inactive for the Week 10 game due to disciplinary reasons, will practice Wednesday, Nov. 14.
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:55:31 -0800
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens and CB Janoris Jenkins missed curfew, and coach Jeff Fisher made them run stairs before the game in Week 10.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 12:10:12 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens and CB Janoris Jenkins are inactive for Week 10 because they violated team rules.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 11:56:39 -0800
The St. Louis Rams have declared QB Austin Davis, OG Chris Williams, WR Chris Givens, FS Darian Stewart, DL Eugene Sims, CB Janoris Jenkins inactive for Week 10.
Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:03:30 -0800
St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens had a 50-yard touchdown in the Week 8 game against the New England Patriots, giving him a fifth straight week with a catch of at least 50 yards or more. That moved him past former Chicago Bears WR Willie Gault for the NFL rookie record. Head coach Jeff Fisher said opposing defenses respect Givens' speed, and he could have some more opportunities in the short and immediate passing game.
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 16:31:36 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens caught three passes for 63 yards and one touchdown in Week 8 against the New England Patriots. Givens set an NFL rookie record by catching a pass of at least 50 yards in his fifth straight game.
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 11:17:22 -0700
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens (toe) returned to the game in the second quarter of the Week 8 game against the New England Patriots after leaving earlier with a toe injury.
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 10:33:18 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens (toe) left the Week 8 game in the first quarter against the New England Patriots due to a toe injury. He is questionable to return. Givens posted a 50-yard touchdown reception before departing.
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 13:54:21 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens (illness), OT Wayne Hunter (back), OT Rodger Saffold (knee), DE Eugene Sims (knee) and LB Mario Haggan (thigh) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 24.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 20:08:53 -0700
St. Louis Rams rookie WR Chris Givens played in the Week 1 game against the Detroit Lions, but he did not post any offensive statistics. He was targeted just once in the passing game.
Tue, 28 Aug 2012 19:14:17 -0700
St. Louis Rams head coach Jeff Fisher wants to get WRs Chris Givens and Brian Quick time with the first-team offense in the preseason finale, although he also admitted WR Steve E. Smith hasn't had much chance to work with QB Sam Bradford either. "Yes, there's a chance I'll move them up. I'd like to see Givens and Quick in there, but they're all young receivers," Fisher said. "You take, for example, Steve Smith's case. He hasn't really had an opportunity to work with Sam. We'll play as many as we can earlier in the game and with the numbers down, they'll be playing throughout the game."
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:10:06 -0700
St. Louis Rams rookie WRs Brian Quick and Chris Givens will both see action for the team. The straight ahead speed Givens brings to the table may allow him to see a bit more time than Quick, who has had some dropped balls and is still learning to use his size in the NFL.
Sat, 04 Aug 2012 18:12:26 -0700
St. Louis Rams WR Chris Givens appears to be slightly ahead in his development than WR Brian Quick. Givens is a deep threat from the flanker position, while Quick has been a bit inconsistent early on. The coaches are working with Quick to get him to show more flashes as a big receiver at the split-end position.
Sun, 29 Jul 2012 20:19:20 -0700
St. Louis Rams WRs Danny Amendola, Chris Givens and Brian Quick are considered locks for the final roster.
Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:41:29 -0700
The St. Louis Rams have signed fourth-round draft choice WR Chris Givens and seventh-round draft choice Aaron X. Brown to four-year deals. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Mon, 14 May 2012 10:50:17 -0700
St. Louis Rams WRs Brian Quick, Chris Givens and Danny Amendola appear to be the only receivers that are locks to make the final roster if the team decides to keep six receivers.
Sun, 29 Apr 2012 13:11:13 -0700
St. Louis Rams WRs Brian Quick and Chris Givens could receive significant playing time this season and could be two of the team's top three receivers.
Sat, 28 Apr 2012 15:59:54 -0700
St. Louis Rams rookie WRs Brian Quick and Chris Givens complement each other well. Quick is 6-foot-3 and 222 pounds and his skill set is a nice complement to Givens, who is 5-foot-11 and 198 pounds and known for having straight-line speed. "We're going to come in and work hard and try to get the Greatest Show on Turf back," Givens said.
Sat, 28 Apr 2012 15:40:15 -0700
St. Louis Rams rookie WR Chris Givens, a fourth-round draft choice, can help the Rams in the return game as well as playing receiver. Givens, who had some injury problems while at Wake Forest, had 83 receptions for 1,330 yards in 2011.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:38:37 -0700
The St. Louis Rams are expected to take a wide receiver with the 33rd overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and likely will consider Appalachian State WR Brian Quick, Louisiana State Rueben Randle and Wake Forest WR Chris Givens.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 01:11:58 -0700
The St. Louis Rams currently hold three second-round draft choices, picks No. 33, 39 and 45 overall in the 2012 NFL Draft. After not landing a wide receiver in the first round, the Rams are almost a lock to take one early in the second round. Options for the team appear to be WRs Brian Quick (Appalachian State), Rueben Randle (Louisiana State) and Chris Givens (Wake Forest). The team is likely to use one of their other second-round selections on a linebacker and adding a guard is also a possibility.
Sun, 15 Apr 2012 10:21:22 -0700
The St. Louis Rams met Wake Forest WR Chris Givens and Appalachian State WR Brian Quick Friday, April 13.
Sun, 26 Feb 2012 22:21:22 -0800
Wake Forest WR Chris Givens recorded 40-yard dash times under 4.4 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine Sunday, Feb. 26. Givens also had soft, consistent hands in pass-catching drills, and he displayed good balance.
Sat, 31 Dec 2011 12:38:26 -0800
Wake Forest WR Chris Givens will forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL Draft.