Cooper Kupp Fantasy Football News 2018

Rams HC Sean McVay conceded that WR Cooper Kupp will "most likely" miss Sunday's game vs. the 49ers with his sprained MCL. "And then dependent on how he responds it will just kind of be on a week-to-week basis," McVay added. It's worth noting that the Rams' bye isn't until Week 12. Josh Reynolds will step in as the #3 WR for however long Kupp is out.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp has been diagnosed with a sprained MCL, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. A source tells Schefty that Kupp "could miss some time, but not sure yet." We'll keep a close eye on him this week, but fantasy owners should be making backup plans. If Kupp can't play against the 49ers on Sunday, Josh Reynolds would step in as the Rams' #3 WR and be a low-end fantasy option.

5:10pm EDT 10/14/18

Rams WR Cooper Kupp was carted off the field with a left leg injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Broncos. We'll pass along an update when we get one, but this obviously has the looks of a serious injury. Kupp's absence elevates WR Josh Reynolds into a top 3 role.

UPDATE: Kupp, somewhat miraculously, returned for the 2nd half.

Rams WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp are active for today’s game against the Broncos after sustaining concussions last week.Both guys should play their usual roles today and are strong fantasy options.

The forecast for today's Rams-Broncos game calls for 1-3 inches of snow and temperatures in the 20s. It sounds like much of the snow will come before kickoff, though, and winds will be just 5-10 mph. We're not altering our projections for this game.

Rams WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp have cleared the concussion protocol and will play vs. the Broncos on Sunday, the team announced. Both guys are WR2s with upside against a struggling defense.

Rams WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp put in full practices on Friday. HC Sean McVay said that both guys are expected to receive full clearance from their concussions on Saturday. We'll continue to monitor this situation, but Cooks and Kupp can both be penciled into fantasy lineups for now against a struggling Broncos pass defense.

Rams HC Sean McVay said Thursday that WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp have been cleared for individual drills. The team is hoping they'll progress to full practices on Friday. “Things are looking good," McVay said. Concussions are unpredictable, but both guys certainly have a shot to be ready for this weekend's game against the Broncos. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Rams WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp took part in Wednesday's walkthrough, according to insider Rich Hammond. Both guys remain in the concussion protocol, but HC Sean McVay said he "feels good" about their chances of being cleared in time for Sunday's game against the Broncos. We'll get another update on their progress tomorrow.

Rams HC Sean McVay said Monday that he's "hopeful" that WRs Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp will be cleared from their concussions for this weekend's game against the Broncos. “They felt good today. They didn’t have any symptoms or things like that,” McVay said. “We’ll go through the standard operating procedure, and if everything checks out — with our guys and with the doctors that are part of that process — then we’re hopeful to get those guys this week, get them back for this game this week.” We'll keep an eye on Cooks and Kupp's progress this week. Josh Reynolds and KhaDarel Hodge are next in line if either or both of those guys can't play on Sunday.

6:10pm EDT 10/7/18

Rams WR Cooper Kupp was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Seahawks in the 3rd quarter with a concussion. That was shortly after WR Brandin Cooks was concussed. The Rams are now down to WRs Robert Woods, Josh Reynolds and KhaDarel Hodge.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) is out for Sunday’s finale against the 49ers. His injury isn’t believed to be serious, but we’ll monitor his status throughout next week. Pharoh Cooper is a candidate to pick up Kupp’s slot snaps, but he’s just a flier with Sean Mannion under center.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. We've seen nothing to suggest the knee issue is serious, but Kupp is unlikely to play in this weekend's finale against the 49ers.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp (groin) is not listed on the final Week 1 injury report. He missed the final 2 games of the preseason but practiced in full all week. He’ll handle slot duties for Los Angeles and is an intriguing flier in PPR leagues.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp will miss Saturday’s game vs. the Chargers with a groin injury. Don't expect an extended absence, though, as HC Sean McVay called the injury "minor." The rookie remains in play as a late-round flier in PPR drafts.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp hauled in 6 balls for 70 yards and a score in the team's 2nd preseason game. All that work came with QB Jared Goff and the 1st-team offense. Kupp has had an impressive start to the preseason and appears to have locked up the slot job. The rookie is worth a look near the end of your fantasy drafts.

Rams insider Joe Curley expects TE Tyler Higbee to be 2nd in line for targets this season, behind only the newly acquired Sammy Watkins. Higbee caught just 11 balls as a rookie last year but was an intriguing prospect coming out of Western Kentucky. The converted WR goes 6'6, 249 pounds and averaged 15.5 yards per catch in 4 college seasons. Higbee has been buzzing early in training camp and has some upside in new Rams HC Sean McVay's TE-friendly offense. Curley, by the way, has rookie WR Cooper Kupp 3rd on the target totem pole and WR Robert Woods 4th.

The Rams finally have themselves a true #1 WR. They traded CB E.J. Gaines and a 2018 2nd-round pick to Buffalo in exchange for WR Sammy Watkins. It's an aggressive move by a team that has poured resources into its offense this offseason. Watkins joins a WR group that includes free-agent signee (and former teammate) Robert Woods, rookies Cooper Kupp and Josh Reynolds and holdover Tavon Austin. A heathy Watkins is clearly the top dog here, though. Of course, he'll also be dealing with a QB downgrade from Tyrod Taylor to Jared Goff. Watkins' fantasy stock takes a bit of a hit with this move.

The Rams added Eastern Washington WR Cooper Kupp in the 3rd round of the 2017 draft. Kupp sure would have been a nice player to own in college fantasy leagues. He posted a huge 93-1,691-21 line as a freshman and didn’t slow down from there. Kupp hauled in 104+ balls in each of the next 3 years, averaging 1,591 yards and 17.3 TDs per. The majority of that production came against Big Sky Conference foes like Cal Poly, Southern Utah and Idaho State. But he did compile 40 catches, 716 yards and 11 scores in 4 career games against Pac-12 schools. Kupp looks plenty athletic on film, especially after the catch. But he tested as a 39th percentile athlete for his position. He’s also an older prospect, turning 24 in June. (He’s a year older than Amari Cooper!) Throw in the fact that he’s making a huge jump up in competition, and there’s clear bust potential here. Landing with the Rams certainly doesn’t make him a safer dynasty bet. There’s a chance for immediate playing time in a weak WR corps, but the Rams literally haven’t hit at WR in the draft since Torry Holt in 1999.

 
 
 

Dominate Your Fantasy Football Draft

Turn your phone into a draft weapon with our FREE APP

Download on the App Store Download on Google Play