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This week's Seahawks-Rams game has been moved from Sunday to Tuesday, according to multiple reports, as the Rams deal with a rash of COVID positives. This game won't be on the DFS main slate but will still count for Week 15 in season-long leagues. We'll see if RB Darrell Henderson, WR Odell Beckham and WR Tyler Lockett are able to clear COVID protocols in time for the game.

Update: This game will kick off at 7 pm ET on Tuesday.

The Rams have announced that they've agreed to terms with WR Odell Beckham Jr. That should make OBJ a top-3 wideout in 1 of the league's strongest offenses the rest of the way. Beckham's arrival effectively kills Van Jefferson's fantasy relevance. We'll see about the impact on fantasy outlooks for WRs Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods, as well as TE Tyler Higbee. Beckham will have a hard time delivering regular fantasy-starter production in such a crowded offense, but he'll present weekly upside at least into WR3 range.

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Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) is inactive for today's Divisional Round game vs. the Packers. It's a significant loss. WRs Josh Reynolds and Van Jefferson will take on bigger roles with Kupp out, but WR Robert Woods is a good bet to lead the way in targets.

Rams QB Cooper Kupp (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's Divisional Round game vs. the Packers. He missed all 3 practices, but HC Sean McVay said Kupp could still play without getting any work in during the week. We'll get his game status around 3 pm ET on Saturday. Kupp's absence would leave Robert Woods, Josh Reynolds and Van Jefferson as the Rams' top 3 WRs.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. HC Sean McVay did say that Kupp is "progressing" and could play vs. the Packers on Saturday without practicing. We'll continue to monitor his status.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) did not practice on Tuesday. The Rams have been non-committal on his availability for Saturday's game vs. the Packers, but we're guessing that he'll gut it out. We'll get another update Wednesday night.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp has been diagnosed with knee bursitis, HC Sean McVay said Monday. That's inflammation of a small, fluid-filled sack near the knee joint. McVay said the "hope" is that Kupp will be able to play through the issue in Green Bay on Saturday. We'll keep an eye on him this week.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo hears that Rams WR Cooper Kupp "should be fine" after exiting late in Saturday's Wild Card win over the Seahawks with a right knee injury. He's reportedly just dealing with a contusion. We'll look for further updates on his status and keep an eye on his practice participation this coming week.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp (COVID) is expected to return to practice on Wednesday, according to The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue. That puts Kupp on track to play in this weekend's Wild Card game against the Seahawks. His fantasy outlook in that one will depend heavily on whether QB Jared Goff is able to return from his thumb injury.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp is out for Week 17 after testing positive for COVID, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. We're expecting WR Robert Woods to play more snaps in the slot and get a boost in target share vs. the Cardinals. WRs Josh Reynolds and Van Jefferson should also get more playing time. Of course, the upside is capped on this passing game with QB John Wolford under center.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp has been placed on the COVID list. We'll see whether he tested positive for the virus or if he was merely deemed a close contact. We'll also see if any of Los Angeles' other WRs land on the list. Stay tuned.

The Rams and WR Cooper Kupp agreed to a 3-year extension worth "up to" $48 million, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Kupp is now signed through the 2023 campaign. His playing time shrunk over the 2nd half of last season, when L.A. moved to more 2-TE sets. But this deal is a sure sign that Kupp remains a big part of the Rams' offense.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirmed that Rams WR Cooper Kupp is expected to be available for the season opener. Rapoport also clarified that Kupp is dealing with a muscle strain in his lower leg, rather than the previously reported sprained ankle. We'll keep an eye on Kupp but haven't moved him in the WR rankings.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp suffered an ankle sprain in Saturday's scrimmage. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that it's a low-ankle issue, "described as minor," and isn't expected to affect his availability for Week 1. Kupp "likely won't practice much this week, if at all." But it doesn't sound like you need to adjust your fantasy outlook for the wideout.

The Rams selected Florida WR Van Jefferson in the 2nd round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Scouts consider Jefferson 1 of the top route runners in this class. “He’s got size, really good quickness and route savvy,” an anonymous scout told The Athletic’s Bob McGinn. “He can separate. He’s going to be a really good pro.” Jefferson’s college career got off to a strong start when he ranked top 3 on Ole Miss in catches (49), yards (543) and TDs (3) as a redshirt freshman — notably finishing ahead of A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf. He flattened out from there, though. Jefferson posted a 42-456-1 line in 2017 before transferring to Florida, where he totaled 84 catches, 1,160 yard and 12 TDs over the past 2 seasons. He posted weak market shares in 2019 and ranked 24th in yards per route run among 30 of this year’s top WR prospects. Jefferson is also already 23 years old and is currently sidelined after undergoing surgery to repair a Jones Fracture in his right foot. He joins Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds in Los Angeles. Kupp and Reynolds are both set to be free agents after this season, while Woods is only signed through 2021.

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