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Rams WR Van Jefferson (knee) is active for tonight's NFC Championship game vs. the 49ers. He only got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, so don't expect Jefferson to be operating at 100%.

Rams WR Van Jefferson (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC Championship vs. the 49ers. He only got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. Jefferson has just 3 catches on 4 targets over the past 2 weeks and will carry added risk if he suits up this weekend.

Rams WR Van Jefferson (shoulder) is active for tonight's Wild Card game vs. the Cardinals. He was listed as questionable after going from full participation in Thursday's practice to limited on Friday and Saturday. Jefferson carries some extra risk in fantasy lineups tonight.

Rams WR Van Jefferson (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Monday night's Wild Card game vs. the Cardinals. He went from full participation in Thursday's practice to limited on Friday and Saturday. We're expecting Jefferson to suit up, but he'd be a risky fantasy bet at less than 100%.

Rams WR Van Jefferson (shoulder) went from a full practice on Thursday to limited on Friday. He either suffered a setback or just took some reps off. We'll learn more when the Rams release their final injury report on Saturday afternoon.

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.

ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that WR Odell Beckham Jr. will make his Rams debut in Monday night's game against the 49ers. HC Sean McVay had hedged on whether Beckham would see game action right away, but Robert Woods' ACL tear obviously applies a big change to the offense. Of course, it's tough to know exactly how much usage we can expect for OBJ in his 1st game. The whole scenario adds upside to Van Jefferson as a deeper WR play.

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Rams WR Robert Woods is done for the season after suffering an ACL tear in Friday's practice. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Woods got up and finished practice and even talked with reporters afterward, unaware of the injury's severity. Woods' injury obviously gives a big boost to Odell Beckham Jr.'s upside and keeps Van Jefferson relevant. We're not adjusting our outlook for QB Matthew Stafford, thanks to Beckham's arrival.

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.

Rams WR Robert Woods (foot) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. HC Sean McVay said earlier this week that he expects Woods to play vs. the Titans on Sunday night, but his status is definitely worth checking back on tomorrow. WR Van Jefferson would turn into a strong fantasy play if Woods is out.

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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 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.

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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