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Raiders HC Josh McDaniels said Monday that QB Jimmy Garoppolo “dodged a big bullet” with regard to internal injuries, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. “The prognosis is a lot better than it might otherwise have been,” McDaniels added. Garoppolo is still undergoing further testing, and his status for Sunday's game vs. the Bears is uncertain.

The Rams believe RB Ronnie Rivers has a PCL sprain that "could keep him out a few weeks," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's particularly noteworthy with RB Kyren Williams dealing with an ankle injury. Rookie Zach Evans is the only healthy RB on the Rams' active roster. RB Royce Freeman is on the practice squad.

Update: Rivers has a Grade 3 PCL sprain and is expected to miss 4-5 weeks, according to Rapoport. Rivers figures to land on short-term IR.

Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 14 of 22 attempts for 162 yards with 1 TD and 1 INT apiece in the first half of Week 6 vs. the Patriots. Unfortunately, the veteran was ruled out at halftime after sustaining a back injury. QB Brian Hoyer came in relief to finish the contest. Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Garoppolo was taken to a local hospital for precautionary tests on his back. It’ll be crucial to follow the injury reports this week to determine if Garoppolo will be healthy enough to suit up in Week 7 vs. the Bears.

Rams RB Kyren Williams tweaked an ankle late in Sunday's win over the Cardinals. HC Sean McVay said afterward that he thinks Williams "is gonna be good,” per The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue. We'll keep an eye on Williams this coming week. RBs Ronnie Rivers and Zach Evans saw carries behind Williams vs. Arizona.

Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo left Sunday’s game in the first half with a back injury. He’s doubtful to return. With Aidan O'Connell inactive, Brian Hoyer will play the second half for Vegas.

Rams LB Ernest Jones (knee) is active for today's game against the Cardinals. Use him as planned in your IDP lineups.

Rams LB Ernest Jones is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals. Knee swelling cost him the first two practices of the week. Jones returned for a limited Friday workout, and HC Sean McVay expects the LB to play, according to Rams Wire. We'll check Jones' status Sunday.

Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo completed 22 of 31 attempts for 208 passing yards with 1 TD and INT apiece in Week 5 vs. the Packers. He did just enough in the contest to crack double-digit fantasy points but was otherwise his typical boring, game-manager self. Next up on the agenda is a Week 6 matchup vs. the Patriots.

Rams WR Tutu Atwell saw a season-low 5 targets in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, the first game with Cooper Kupp back from his hamstring injury. Atwell's 13.5% target share also marked a season low and a significant dip vs. the past two weeks. Atwell's target shares by week before Sunday went: 21%, 16.4%, 27.3%, and 22.5%. We'll see whether he can rebound going forward. But it'll be tough to feel good about starting him a week after Atwell trailed well behind both Kupp (12) and Puka Nacua (11) in targets.

Cooper Kupp returned against the Eagles on Sunday, and yet Puka Nacua didn't vanish. The Rams rookie WR trailed Kupp by just one target (12-11), snagging 7 receptions for 71 yards and a TD. His score came from 22 yards out late in the second quarter. Nacua drew a target on 29.7% of QB Matthew Stafford's attempts. No other Ram exceeded 5 targets. Consider Nacua a weekly fantasy starter until something changes. A Week 6 meeting with the Cardinals looks good for the whole L.A. offense.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp grabbed 8 receptions for 118 yards on a team-high 12 targets Sunday against the Eagles, his first game back from the hamstring injury. Kupp could have had an even bigger day. He and Matthew Stafford narrowly missed a pair of deep connections. Anyone who held Kupp through the injury -- or acquired him during that time -- should be thrilled with the production. Start Kupp weekly going forward.

Rams RB Kyren Williams managed just 53 yards rushing and 4 receiving in Sunday's loss to the Eagles. It wasn't a particularly bad performance, though. Williams got just 13 carries, so his 4.1 yards per rush were solid vs. a defense that arrived ranked No. 1 in DVOA against the run. And he garnered just 2 targets (catching both). Williams still claimed 15 of the team's 16 RB opportunities. So there's nothing to worry about if you have Williams rostered. He'll get a much better matchup in Week 6 against the Cardinals. The only other RB opportunity Sunday went to Ronnie Rivers: a 1-yard carry.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp (hamstring) is officially active for today’s game vs. the Eagles. HC Sean McVay said Friday that he’s not planning to limit Kupp’s snaps in his 2023 debut. See where he sits in the Week 5 WR Rankings.

ESPN's Adam Schefter tweets that there will be "no expected limitations" for Rams WR Cooper Kupp vs. the Eagles today. It's confirmation that Kupp will be a full-go after HC Sean McVay said Friday that he's not planning to limit Kupp's snaps in his 2023 debut. See where Kupp sits in the Week 5 WR Rankings.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp (hamstring) has been activated from IR. He's set to make his 2023 debut vs. the Eagles tomorrow. Kupp sits a bit lower than usual in our Week 5 WR Rankings but is pretty much a must-start.

Raiders QB Jimmy Garoppolo has cleared concussion protocol. He was a full participant in Friday's practice and is on track to return for Monday night's game vs. the Packers.

Rams RB Kyren Williams (hip) is not listed on the final Week 5 injury report. He put in a full practice on Friday and should be ready for his usual workhorse role vs. the Eagles on Sunday.

Rams HC Sean McVay said Friday that he's not currently planning to limit WR Cooper Kupp's snaps vs. the Eagles this weekend. But he hedged a little. “I think we’ll see how it goes," McVay said. "I think what you do know is (that) once he gets going, you want to be smart about it. I also know that once a game gets going, you’re kind of in that moment. … It’ll be something that we’ll want to be careful about, but I think there will be a lot of that communication in terms of how he’s feeling as well because he has such a good ability to do that with myself and the rest of our coaches.” Kupp certainly comes with elevated risk in Week 5 fantasy lineups. But his upside is too big to bench in most cases.

Rams HC Sean McVay confirmed on Friday that WR Cooper Kupp (hamstring) will play vs. the Eagles this weekend. The team has seemingly played it safe with Kupp's return from his recurring hamstring injury, so we'd expect him to be at least close to 100%. It's still possible that he's on some type of snap count on Sunday, but Kupp would be tough to leave out of Week 5 fantasy lineups considering his dominance since 2021. His return is an obvious threat to WR Puka Nacua and WR Tutu Atwell's volume -- although Nacua would also be nearly impossible to bench. See where all those guys sit in the Week 5 WR Rankings.

The Athletic's Dianna Russini confirms that Rams WR Cooper Kupp (hamstring) is expected to play vs. the Eagles on Sunday, barring a setback. Russini adds that Kupp has been on a snap count at practice, so it's certainly possible that he's on a snap count this weekend. Still, an active Kupp will be tough to keep out of fantasy lineups -- especially in what figures to be a pass-heavy game from the Rams.

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