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Free agent receiver Wes Welker signs with Rams, but he's not worth adding in fantasy football

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Fantasy owners shouldn't rush to add Wes Welker.

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Wes Welker's NFL career will continue.

The 34-year-old receiver is working out final details and "expected to sign" with the Rams, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Welker's Monday workout for St. Louis was first reported by ESPN's Adam Caplan.

(Update: The Rams have since confirmed the signing.)

Welker spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons with Denver after an historic six-year run with the Patriots. After he suffered three concussions during a ten-month span, some believed that he should retire from football.

This offseason, Welker remained adamant that he could still play.

He'll now have a chance to prove it.

Fantasy implications

Welker's not worth adding to your fantasy football team.

Nick Foles ranks 29th among quarterbacks with just 72 fantasy points this season. Rams rookie running back Todd Gurley has been hogging all of the fantasy points in St. Louis, and there's little reason to believe that won't continue.

Welker will join receivers including Tavon Austin and Kenny Britt in St. Louis. Of those tree, Austin has the most fantasy upside, but even his performance has been spotty and year.

Welker may be able to make a real life impact on the Rams' woeful passing attack (they rank dead last with 177.1 passing yards per game), but he's unlikely to have a fantasy impact.

Last season in Denver, Welker averaged just 3.5 catches per game for 33 yards with one touchdown every seven games. You're in rough shape if that's any better than what you already have.