Rams WR Brandin Cooks left in the 4th quarter of Thursday night's game against the Seahawks to get checked for a concussion and didn't return. We haven't yet seen confirmation that Cooks was concussed, but it looked like he was briefly knocked out on the field. We'll look for updates on his status. Cooks has 10 days to get cleared for Week 5's meeting with the 49ers. His absence would elevate WR Josh Reynolds to #3 on the depth chart.
ESPN's Adam Schefter confirms that Rams WR Cooper Kupp tore his left ACL in Sunday's win over the Seahawks. That ends his season and gives him about 10 months to get ready for the start of the 2019 campaign. Kupp's absence moves Josh Reynolds back into the #3 WR role and puts him on the WR4 radar in fantasy football. He posted 1-19 and 3-42-2 lines while seeing 6 total targets in the 2 games Kupp missed earlier this season. We could also see expanded roles for TEs Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee -- although neither guy is a reliable fantasy option yet.
Former NFL head team Dr. David Chao believes Rams WR Cooper Kupp tore his left ACL in Sunday's game against the Seahawks. That’d be a season-ender. We should get confirmation within the next 24 hours. Josh Reynolds, who will step into the #3 WR role in 1 of the league's best offenses, is worth adding in most fantasy leagues. He posted 1-19 and 3-42-2 lines in the 2 games Kupp missed earlier this season.
Rams WR Cooper Kupp injured his left knee in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Seahawks. It's the same knee that he hurt back in Week 6. Kupp was in obvious pain this time and limped gingerly off the field with the help of a trainer. Josh Reynolds will step back into the #3 WR role if Kupp misses more time. Reynolds posted 1-19 and 3-42-2 lines in the 2 games Kupp missed earlier this year.
The Rams have listed WR Cooper Kupp (knee) as doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Packers. He didn’t practice all week and isn’t expected to play. That’ll again leave Robert Woods, Brandin Cooks and Josh Reynolds as Los Angeles’ top 3 WRs.
Rams HC Sean McVay labeled WR Cooper Kupp (knee) "doubtful" for Week 8 on Wednesday. McVay added that Kupp is making "good progress," so a return for a big Week 9 game against the Saints seems possible. WR Josh Reynolds played 84% of the offensive snaps with Kupp sidelined last week but saw just 1 target.
Niners CB Richard Sherman (calf) is inactive for today's game against the Rams. That has no impact on IDP owners, and no one should have been considering using the San Francisco team D. The biggest effect here is that the Niners secondary now presents no real challenges for any L.A. wideouts. Josh Reynolds -- who joins the lineup with Cooper Kupp out -- gets an upside boost with Sherman's absence.
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.
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 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.
Rams WR Brandin Cooks sustained a concussion on a big hit near the end of the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Seahawks. It's the 3rd documented concussion of his career. We'll track Cooks' progress through the protocol. WR Josh Reynolds has stepped into Cooks' role in the offense.
Rams WR Josh Reynolds revealed Monday that he had surgery after the season to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. The injury occurred on a punt return in the 4th quarter of L.A.'s playoff loss to the Saints. He's spent most of the offseason rehabbing but is able to participate in this week's OTAs. "I can’t really press block with all the special teams stuff. Other than that, it’s healed," Reynolds said. "I’ll be about 100 percent (by training camp.)" Reynolds caught just 11 balls as a rookie, buried behind Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp and Sammy Watkins on the depth chart. He'll again be the #4 WR this season, with Brandin Cooks stepping into Watkins' role. Reynolds remains a dynasty "hold" but will need an injury to 1 of the Rams' top 3 WRs to have a shot at 2018 fantasy value.
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 selected Texas A&M WR Josh Reynolds in the 4th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. After spending 2013 at Tyler Junior College, Reynolds arrived at A&M and immediately set the school’s single-season TD record with 13 TDs. He posted a 51-907-5 line in 2015 and a career-best 61-1,039-12 this past year. Reynolds left school with a 17.0 yards-per-catch average and projects as a downfield weapon at the next level. He’s a 6’3, 194-pounder with 4.5 speed and a 37-inch vertical. Reynolds joins 3rd-rounder Cooper Kupp in Los Angeles’ unsettled WR corps.
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