Reynolds is expected to start against Kansas City in Week 11 with Cooper Kupp (knee) out for the season, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Los Angeles leans heavily on three-receiver sets, so Reynolds is positioned to see a significant uptick in offensive snaps and targets. He recorded four receptions for 61 yards and two touchdowns in the two games Kupp missed earlier this season, and Reynolds also posted an 8-60-1 line over a three-week stretch in 2017 when Robert Woods was out with a shoulder injury. Being attached to a prolific offense is a huge plus for the second-year receiver out of Texas A&M, and he projects to be a popular waiver-wire add with a favorable Week 11 matchup against the Chiefs on tap.
Reynolds played just two of 60 offensive snaps and wasn't targeted during Sunday's 45-35 loss to New Orleans.
With Cooper Kupp back from a knee injury, Reynolds' field time was predictably limited in Week 9. The sophomore out of Texas A&M is clearly not a viable fantasy asset when the Rams are at full health, but Reynolds also proved last week against the Packers that he's capable of climbing the depth chart and contributing if given the opportunity.
Reynolds collected three receptions for 42 yards and two touchdowns during Sunday's 29-27 win against the Packers.
Reynolds accumulated a season-high five targets as Cooper Kupp (knee) missed his second consecutive start Sunday, The 23-year-old seemed to inherit Kupp's red-zone target share, scoring touchdowns from one and 19 yards out against a Packers defense that entered Week 8 allowing the second-most receiving touchdowns to opposing wideouts in 2018 (12). A potential NFC Championship preview against New Orleans awaits Sunday, as Reynolds aims to capitalize on a matchup against a Saints secondary that's been picked apart to the tune of 315 passing yards per game this season.
Reynolds caught his only target for 19 yards during Sunday's 39-10 win over San Francisco.
The sophomore receiver made his second career start and played 51 of 61 offensive snaps Sunday. His lone reception almost resulted in a touchdown, as Reynolds was brought down at the 49ers' 1-yard line to set up a Todd Gurley rushing score on the next play. With Cooper Kupp (knee) out of action, Reynolds projects to continue receiving significant playing time, and while he's far from a reliable fantasy asset, being attached to a prolific offense offers fleeting potential.
Reynolds (hand) was a full practice participant Thursday, Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
Coach Sean McVay told Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com that Reynolds injured his hand during the Rams' Week 6 win at Denver. Reynolds logged a limited practice Wednesday as a result, but it won't stop him from entering the starting lineup Sunday in San Francisco. He'll be tasked with keeping the Rams' vaunted passing attack running on all cylinders sans Cooper Kupp, who has been ruled out for at least this weekend due to an MCL sprain.
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