Kupp caught eight of 13 targets for 69 yards and a touchdown during Saturday's 26-13 loss to Atlanta in the wild-card round. The rookie finished the regular season with 62 receptions, 869 yards and five touchdowns, and he was heavily involved in the passing attack again Saturday. Los Angeles turned the ball over twice on returns in the first quarter, so the offensive gameplan was disrupted early, and Kupp benefited from head coach Sean McVay leaning on the passing attack in an attempt to keep this game close. Kupp showcased upside as both a possession receiver and a red-zone target throughout his debut campaign, and he projects to remain a key cog in the offense heading into the 2018 season.
Kupp (knee) is listed as active Sunday versus the 49ers, Kristen Lago of the Rams' official site reports. The Rams didn't give any indication they'd risk the health of one of their starting wideouts, especially in a game in which Jared Goff and Todd Gurley (coach's decision - inactive) aren't taking the field. Meanwhile, Robert Woods and Sammy Watkins also didn't land on the inactive list, but the snap counts for the trio are expected to be minimal, at best. Such a reality should allow Josh Reynolds, Tavon Austin, Pharoh Cooper and perhaps even Mike Thomas to get in the act with backup QB Sean Mannion.
Kupp (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Kupp might actually be healthy enough to play, but the Rams obviously aren't going to take the risk when they already plan to rest a number of key players. Josh Reynolds and Pharoh Cooper are primed for significant playing time alongside Sean Mannion on Sunday, while Kupp should be ready to return for the wild-card round of the playoffs.
Kupp missed Wednesday's practice with a sore knee, Lindsey Thiry of the Los Angeles Times reports. Though he wasn't listed on the injury report until this week, Kupp apparently has been bothered by his knee for a while. He aggravated it on a touchdown catch in Sunday's 27-23 win over the Titans, yet still managed to play a season-high 94 percent of the snaps on offense. Rams head coach Sean McVay didn't mention Kupp when listing the players who will be held out for Sunday's game against the 49ers, but it's safe to assume the rookie wideout is in some danger of missing the contest. Given that Jared Goff and Todd Gurley already have been ruled out, Kupp figures to handle a limited workload even if he ends up playing. McVay clearly doesn't care about the difference between the Nos. 3 and 4 seeds.
Kupp caught four of six targets for 65 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 27-23 win over the Titans. Kupp came alive on a fourth-quarter drive with his team trailing 23-20, drawing a 31-yard pass interference penalty, then getting his knee down in the end zone for a 14-yard, diving touchdown. The rookie slot receiver continues to be a major cog in Los Angeles' high-octane offense, even with all the team's other skill position players at full health.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/23||Los Angeles Chargers||7||17.00|
|7||10/22||@San Francisco 49ers||23||20.38|
|8||10/28||Green Bay Packers||32||24.13|
|9||11/04||@New Orleans Saints||20||20.00|
|11||11/20||Kansas City Chiefs||30||23.35|
|17||12/30||San Francisco 49ers||23||20.38|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||95||62||869||5||42||14.02||114|