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Russ Yeast

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24 yrs


5'10'' / 195 lbs


Kansas State


Loses starting role mid-season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-02-04

Yeast recorded 61 tackles (37 solo) and five passes defended during the 2023 regular season over 17 games played.

Yeast was relegated mostly to special teams in 2022, but had a strong training camp and earned a role as a starting safety to begin 2023. Despite beginning the year as a starter, Yeast reverted to a backup behind Jordan Fuller and Quentin Lake after the bye week, failing to eclipse a 45 percent snap share in all but two games the rest of the way. Fuller is an unrestricted free agent after the season, so Yeast, who still has two years left on his rookie deal, may get another chance to earn a role as a starter if Fuller doesn't return.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2022 to 2022

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Will play Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-17

Yeast (knee) is active Sunday against the 49ers.

Yeast didn't show up on the injury report until Friday after logging a limited practice. However, the second-year pro is good to go and should get the start at free safety against San Francisco.

Considered questionable

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-09-16

Yeast is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the 49ers due to a knee injury, Stu Jackson of the team's official website reports.

Yeast popped up on the injury report after practicing in limited fashion Friday. His knee issue presumably occurred at practice at some point during the week. John Johnson would likely be in line to fill in at free safety if he is ultimately unable to go.

Back at minicamp

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-06-14

Yeast (chest) was spotted participating in Los Angeles' minicamp Tuesday, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports.

Yeast suffered a pulmonary contusion to his chest on January 8 during the Rams' season finale, but he has since had the offseason to move past the issue. The 2022 seventh-round pick was working alongside fellow safeties Jordan Fuller and Quentin Lake throughout minicamp. In his rookie campaign, Yeast tallied 20 tackles in 15 appearances. The Kansas State product will compete with Lake for the second starting safety position alongside Fuller in L.A. ahead of this upcoming season.

OK after hospitalization

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-08

Yeast (chest) went to the hospital for a pulmonary contusion after Sunday's game against the Seahawks, but he is in stable condition and expected to be okay, Gilbert Manzano of the Orange County Register reports.

Yeast exited in the first half due to a chest injury. The rookie safety was making his first NFL start in the season finale. He will have plenty of time to recover over the offseason.

Ruled out of Sunday's game

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-08

Yeast (chest) won't return to Sunday's game at Seattle.

Prior to his departure in the first half, Yeast racked up three tackles while working in place of typical starting free safety Nick Scott (shoulder). Quentin Lake will take on more reps at the position alongside Taylor Rapp for the rest of Week 18

Exits with injury

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-08

Yeast (chest) is questionable to return Sunday against the Seahawks, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Yeast was expected to take on a bigger role Week 18 with Nick Scott (shoulder) out. However, the injury could end the day early for the rookie. While he is out, Quentin Lake should take on a bigger role.

Set for expanded role in Week 18

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-06

Yeast is likely to draw the start at free safety in Week 18 against the Seahawks, Greg Beacham of The Associated Press reports.

With Nick Scott (shoulder) unavailable for the season finale, Yeast is likely to take over and replace him in the secondary. Yeast has appeared in 14 of the Rams' games this season, recording 17 tackles while operating mostly as a special-teams option.

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