Reynolds emerged from preseason Week 1 with an ankle injury that kept him out the rest of exhibition season. Although he's returned to full health, he's stuck as the No. 4 wide receiver in an offense with three more than steady options in Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. Like last year, Reynolds likely will need an absence from one of the trio to make an impact in the box score.
Reynolds (ankle) will remain out until at least Week 1, according to head coach Sean McVay. "He is making good, positive progress, but we know that he won't be available on Thursday and the goal is Oakland for him," said McVay.
The ankle injury that Reynolds sufferend on Aug. 9. seems to be more serious than initially indicated. Reynolds is poised to fill the No. 4 wide receiver position behind Brandin Cooks, Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. In 2017, Reynolds saw 24 targets, catching 11 of them for 104 yards and a touchdown.
Reynolds (shoulder) participated in team drills during Sunday's practice, Joe Curley of the Venture County Star reports.
Reynolds underwent shoulder surgery in February, but it sounds like the receiver has put that issue behind him given his full participation in training camp. However, Reynolds is still a fantasy afterthought at present time, as he's buried behind the established trio of Brandin Cooks, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp.
Reynolds had surgery in early February to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder, Joe Curley of The Ventura County Times reports.
A fourth-round pick last year, Reynolds suffered the shoulder injury on special teams in a playoff loss to the Falcons. While not quite back to 100 percent strength, he was healthy enough to take the field for the start of OTAs, putting him on track for full participation at the beginning of training camp. With Brandin Cooks replacing Sammy Watkins in the starting lineup, Reynolds profiles as the likely No. 4 receiver for a second straight year. The same role led to a nice opportunity when Robert Woods missed time last season, but Reynolds finished his rookie campaign with only 11 catches for 104 yards and a touchdown on 24 targets across 16 games and 279 offensive snaps. The Rams didn't draft any wideouts and haven't signed any noteworthy veterans at the position in free agency.
Reynolds played just two offensive snaps during Saturday's 26-13 loss to Atlanta in the wild-card round.
While Reynolds was buried on the depth chart for the majority of his rookie season, he did see a fleeting uptick in opportunity when Robert Woods was out of action. Reynolds collected eight receptions for 60 yards and a touchdown during a three-game span, which could be a sign of things to come, if he's ever provided a legitimate opportunity. With Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp locked in as the top two receivers entering the 2018 campaign, Reynolds will likely have another uphill battle for playing time and fantasy relevance. However, keeping tabs on how the Rams handle their receiving corps during the offseason is advised, particularly as it pertains to unrestricted free agent Sammy Watkins. The Texas A&M alum could have a shot at beginning the year No. 3 on the depth chart.
|5||10/7/18||@ SEA||4:25 pm|
|6||10/14/18||@ DEN||4:05 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ SF||8:20 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||16||1||11||104||9.5||28||1||1||0||7|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||2||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2017||Los Angeles Rams||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2018||Los Angeles Rams||2||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|