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Rams HC Sean McVay said Monday that RB Malcolm Brown "could miss some time" with a clavicle injury suffered in Sunday's win in Detroit. Brown has served as Los Angeles' #2 RB all season. His absence would leave rookie John Kelly and Justin Davis behind Todd Gurley on the depth chart. Kelly is the preferred handcuff.

Update: Brown will miss the rest of the regular season, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.

Monday night's Chiefs-Rams game has been moved to Los Angeles. The game was originally scheduled for Azteca Stadium in Mexico City, but there were concerns about the field conditions there. Consider the move back to U.S. soil good news for both offenses -- especially the Rams playing at home.

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.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) practiced all week and isn't listed on the final injury report. He'll return for Sunday's game against the Saints and is a high-upside WR2 in that matchup.

Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. HC Sean McVay said earlier this week that Kupp has a "good chance" to return for Sunday's showdown with the Saints. We'll continue to monitor his status.

Rams HC Sean McVay said Monday that there's a "good chance" WR Cooper Kupp (knee) returns for this weekend's showdown with the Saints. He didn't practice last week but was listed as doubtful, rather than out. We'll track his progress this week. If he plays, Kupp will be right back to WR2 status in a plus matchup. He averaged 6 catches, 88 yards and 1 TD across the first 5 weeks of the season.

3:10pm EDT 10/28/18

As expected, Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) is inactive for today’s game against the Packers. He was listed as doubtful, so he might have a shot to be back for Week 9. Robert Woods and Brandin Cooks will dominate Rams targets today and are strong fantasy plays. Josh Reynolds should again be close to an every-down player as the #3 WR and is an intriguing fantasy flier in a likely shootout.

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.

The Rams have released K Cairo Santos and will get K Greg Zuerlein back from his groin injury for Week 7. Zuerlein drilled 4 FGs and 3 XPs in his lone appearance this year after finishing 1st at his position in fantasy points in 2017. He's right back to being an elite fantasy option.

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.

 
 
 

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