Cooper Kupp is a bounce-back candidate after posting a three-year low in Fantasy points per game in 2020 (13.5 in PPR, 7.3 in non-PPR). Getting Matthew Stafford at quarterback is an upgrade for the Rams, but his downfield nature may work against Kupp, who was Jared Goff's security blanket in the slot for four years. Kupp has averaged north of eight targets per game over the past two seasons -- any fluctuation with that would impact him greatly as 45.5% of his 2020 PPR production came from receptions, fourth-most of any receiver who scored at least 80 PPR points. Kupp will remain a regular in the Rams offense, but there is some concern about him rejoining the ranks of No. 2 receivers. The safer plan is to view him as a top-shelf No. 3 choice. Aggressive drafters may opt to take him by Round 4, but the safer spot is Round 5 in PPR formats and maybe even early Round 6 in non-PPR formats.
While Kupp's position on the depth chart is secure, Los Angeles could select a wide receiver in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports. With the expected quarterback upgrade following the offseason acquisition of Matthew Stafford, Kupp projects to have another rock-solid fantasy showing. He's recorded 186 receptions, 2,135 yards and 13 touchdowns through 31 games over the past two years and should again be one of the most reliable fantasy receivers in 2021.
Kupp (knee) is inactive for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game versus the Packers, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports. With Kupp (who led the Rams with 92 catches for 974 yards in 15 games this past season) unavailable against Green Bay, look for Josh Reynolds and Van Jefferson to see added opportunities in the team's passing attack Saturday alongside Robert Woods.
Kupp (knee) is considered a "true game-time decision" for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game in Green Bay, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Schefter notes that Kupp, who didn't practice this past week, is dealing with bursitis in his knee and a call on the receiver's status for the contest isn't expected to be made until pre-game warmups in advance of Saturday's 4:35 ET kickoff. Stu Jackson of the Rams' official site previously reported that coach Sean McVay indicated Wednesday that Kupp could still suit up against Green Bay without practicing.
Kupp (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff game in Green Bay, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports. Kupp played through the same injury last week, catching four of nine targets for 78 yards while playing 86 percent of offensive snaps in the 30-20 win over Seattle. He appears on track to play again, with coach Sean McVay noting Wednesday that he expects the wide receiver to be ready by Sunday.
Rams head coach Sean McVay said Kupp is "progressing" through bursitis in his knee, and while the wide receiver may not practice this week, there's a good chance he's "ready" for Saturday's divisional-round game in Green Bay, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic reports. Kupp picked up the injury in Saturday's wild-card round win at Seattle and hasn't stepped foot on the field this week. McVay implied that Kupp may not have to practice in order to suit up Saturday, but he still has one more chance to get some work in before the Rams give him a designation for the game.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/26||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|6||10/17||@New York Giants||9||20.38|
|10||11/15||@San Francisco 49ers||15||21.50|
|12||11/28||@Green Bay Packers||6||19.56|
|18||01/09||San Francisco 49ers||15||21.50|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||105||75||900||6||40||12.00||128|