Woods caught seven of 10 targets for 109 yards during Sunday's 23-20 victory over the Broncos. He also rushed once for 12 yards.
Woods, who topped the century mark for the third time in four contests, is now averaging over 87 receiving yards per game this season despite splitting targets with the likes of Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp. However, the fact he shares an offense with two other quality receivers -- along with stud running back Todd Gurley, who leads the league with 11 touchdowns in 2018 -- naturally limits the amount of attention Woods sees near the painted area. Woods is more of a possession receiver anyway, but the fact he's gone without a red-zone target in four of six games this season is nonetheless a concern for his fantasy outlook. Next up for the USC product is a Week 7 matchup against a 49ers defense allowing 11.7 yards per reception this year.
Woods caught five of seven targets for 92 yards and had two rushes for 53 yards in Sunday's 33-31 win at Seattle.
After failing to do much in the Rams' season debut, Woods has caught 26 of 32 targets for 378 yards and three touchdowns in four games since, acting as one of the main cogs in the Rams' explosive offense. He nearly scored on a 56-yard rush in the second half, but was tracked down from behind in the red zone. Cooper Kupp and Brandin Cooks left Sunday's game with concussions, so Woods will be in line for extra looks In Week 6 if either or both misses the Rams' matchup with the Broncos.
Woods agreed Thursday to restructure his contract for the 2018 season, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
The wideout will convert approximately $4.7 million of salary into a bonus, thereby allowing the Rams to free up cap space. Offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth also agreed to restructure his deal in a similar fashion, which should help the Rams' efforts to reach a long-term extension with star defensive lineman Aaron Donald, who has been holding out all summer. Woods enjoyed a career season in 2017 while serving as quarterback Jared Goff's go-to target, finishing with 56 receptions for 781 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games. The 26-year-old's production could take a hit during the upcoming campaign, however, after the Rams replaced downfield threat Sammy Watkins with Brandin Cooks, who has turned in three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons.
The Rams went worst-to-first in scoring from 2016 to 2017, and Woods believes the offense can be even better after another full offseason working with Jared Goff. The 26-year-old unexpectedly emerged as Goff's top option last year, catching 47 of 70 targets for 703 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games before a shoulder injury limited his late-season impact. Woods bounced back with nine catches for 142 yards in a playoff loss to the Falcons, and he's subsequently been healthy throughout the offseason. Brandin Cooks figures to get more looks than Sammy Watkins did, but it won't come as a total surprise if Woods challenges for the team lead in targets. Cooper Kupp and Todd Gurley are also viable candidates for triple-digit targets, considering tight ends accounted for only 17 percent of the team total last year.
Woods caught nine of 14 targets for 142 yards during Saturday's 26-13 loss to Atlanta in the wild-card round.
The California native and three-year standout at USC had his best professional season in 2017 with the Rams, and he also impressed in Saturday's unfortunate playoff loss. Woods became quarterback Jared Goff's primary target this season, as the fifth-year receiver recorded 56 receptions, 781 yards and five touchdowns through just 12 games. With Sammy Watkins headed for unrestricted free agency, there's potential for even more targets to be available for Woods next season. He owns the potential to be a PPR star with head coach Sean McVay having another year to fine-tune his offensive attack.
|7||10/21/18||@ SF||4:25 pm|
|9||11/4/18||@ NO||4:25 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
|13||12/2/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|14||12/9/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ ARI||4:05 pm|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||12||11||56||781||13.9||94||5||12||2||36|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||6||6||36||524||14.6||36||3||10||0||28|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||12||11||2||12||6.0||8||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||6||6||7||84||12.0||56||0||1||3|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||12||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||6||1||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||12||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||6||0||1||0||---||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||12||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||Los Angeles Rams||12||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||6||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|