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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Los Angeles Rams

Throughout the 2021 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Los Angeles Rams rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 6 roundup for the Rams in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 3

Most improved player: WR Van Jefferson

How they've improved: The second-year receiver admitted after his rookie season, despite displaying great maturity, that his head was spinning at times in the offense. But this season, Jefferson has proved to be a steady target for quarterback Matthew Stafford. He caught a 67-yard touchdown pass to ignite the offense in Week 1 and has seen his targets steadily increase -- which is no easy feat when surrounded by other pass-catchers in Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, DeSean Jackson and Tyler Higbee. Jefferson has caught 14 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns. -- Lindsey Thiry

NFL.com -- Rank: 8

Welcome back to the offense, Robert Woods. The veteran wide receiver is one of the Rams' top weapons, but forming a connection with Matthew Stafford was more difficult than expected in the season's first four weeks. That changed against the Seahawks on Thursday night, when Woods turned a whopping 14 targets into 12 catches for 150 yards in a 26-17 win over their division rivals. The Los Angeles passing attack is imposing when Cooper Kupp, DeSean Jackson and Tyler Higbee are on the field at the same. Add Woods' reliable presence into the mix, and it can be overwhelming.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 4

They dominated the Seahawks on the road, winning a key division game. Bouncing back after a tough loss the way they did is a good sign.

USA Today -- Rank: 2

Their next three opponents (Giants, Detroit, Houston) are a combined 2-13. Golden opportunity to keep pace with Cardinals, the only team to beat Los Angeles this season, while padding their cushion on the rest of the NFC field.

The Athletic -- Rank: 4

Breakout player: The Rams have one of the NFL's highest-performing offenses (No. 2 in EPA per play, according to TruMedia). One reason why? They lead the NFL in sack percentage, at just 2.3. Center Brian Allen has been the surprise standout on the offensive line. Allen, who started nine games in 2019 before suffering a season-ending knee injury, didn't play a snap in 2020 and didn't move into a starting role until training camp, but he has been a rock for new Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford.

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