WR Cooper Kupp - Los Angeles Rams
|6-2, 204||Born: 6-15-1993||College: Eastern Washington||Drafted: Round 3, pick 2017|
News you need to know
From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 15): Kupp did return to the game after a scary leg injury on a horse collar tackle, although he wasn't effective or used as much. We'll be watching his practice participation.
General News (Tue Oct 16): probably will not be able to play in Week 7 and is considered week-to-week because of a knee sprain, according to head coach Sean McVay.
General News (Mon Oct 15): has a sprained medial collateral ligament that could cause him to miss some time, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
General News (Mon Oct 15): was carted off the field following a horse-collar tackle in the team's Week 6 game. Kupp returned to the game after halftime.
Week 7: at San Francisco 49ers
FBG says: matchup.
Recent Stats and Projections
Weekly Performance vs WR 1, WR 12, WR 24, WR 36
Cooper Kupp's percentile rank in each category, among WR with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 6 vs DEN (1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / 12 / 0 rush)
Kupp was left the game with an injury for the second straight week. He injured his knee on a Jet Sweep for a 10 yard gain in the second quarter. He was horsecollar tackled by the defender, who was penalized.
2018 Week 5 vs SEA (9 / 6 / 90 / 1 rec)
Kupp was tearing the Seahawks defense up in the first half - running into wide open voids in the middle of the field and in underneath zones. He did have a drop that was popped up into the air on a tip drill after Kupp got hit during the catch attempt - and was bailed out by Higbee catching it off the deflection. His TD reception came off of PA Boot, where he faked as the backside slice blocker before releasing into the flat as he often does. He broke a diving tackle attempt at the 5 and scampered into the endzone. Did not play during the second half because of an apparent concussion sustained during the 2 minute drill to close out the first half. He was hit making a catch over the middle, but finished the drive.
2018 Week 4 vs MIN (11 / 9 / 162 / 2 rec)
Kupp actually got some vertical usage in this game instead of just being the Rams' de-facto tight end. He had a huge 70 yard catch and run touchdown reception on the second play of the second drive. He lined up slot left to the Field and ran a drag that converted to a wheel once he got to the numbers on the Boundary side. As he came across the field on the drag, he got matched up on Anthony Barr and just ran right past him as he turned the drag into a wheel. He was wide open by the time he made the catch. His second TD reception came on a 20 yard throw where he split double coverage on a Deep Cross, and Goff led him perfectly into the endzone where only Kupp could make the catch.
2018 Week 3 vs LAC (6 / 4 / 71 / 1 rec, 1 / -3 / 0 rush)
Kupp continues to work as a chain mover and underneath target in the Rams passing game. He had his biggest play of the season so far on the third play of Los Angeles' opening drive of the second half. He ran an Out route on 3rd and 8, and broke off upfield when he was Jared Goff started to scramble. Goff evaded pressure and hit Kupp downfield, He broke his man's tackle attempt and ran to the endzone for a 53 yard catch-and-run touchdown.
2018 Week 2 vs ARI (6 / 6 / 63 / 0 rec)
Kupp continues his role as a hybrid slot WR/tight end for the rams. His first major value target came late in 3rd quarter, a drag from inside the 10. He made the reception, but was tackled short of endzone. Gurley converted for easy TD on the next play. His biggest play of the game was a 3rd down conversion, a double move inside for a catch-and-run of 29 yards. He and Higbee's willingness to be involved as a blockers really make the Rams' offense go.
2018 Week 1 vs OAK (9 / 5 / 52 / 1 rec, 2 / 16 / 0 rush)
He is the de-facto tight end for this offense, and you can see it by his alignment, routes run, and use as a blocker in the run game. His opening target was dropped (a PA Drag that turned into a Wheel Route from Bunch). He had another drop again on a quick out that was thrown behind. He was targeted heavily in the redzone, although Goff almost had potential turnovers throwing to him. On one of the throws, he won on a inside-breaking double move that should have been his first receiving touchdown, but Goff threw it slightly behind him, allowing the defensive back to almost intercept it. On his touchdown, he faked a seal block on the CB before releasing to the flat off Play Action. The run block fake really helped sell the route.
Latest NewsRams | Cooper Kupp ruled out (Wed Oct 17, 05:27 PM) - Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) was officially ruled out for Week 8 Wednesday, Oct. 17. Our View: Kupp was dragged down by a horse-collar tackle in the game against Denver. He did come back in the game but was taken out after that. Without Kupp on the field, the Rams could use Josh Reynolds a bit more.
link to story Rams | Cooper Kupp likely out for Week 7 (Mon Oct 15, 08:16 PM) - Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) probably will not be able to play in Week 7 and is considered week-to-week because of a knee sprain, according to head coach Sean McVay. link to story Rams | Cooper Kupp has MCL sprain (Mon Oct 15, 05:57 PM) - Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) has a sprained medial collateral ligament that could cause him to miss some time, according to a source. Our View: Kupp was brought down by Broncos safety Darian Stewart with a horse collar tackle and the play looked painful. The Rams craft receiver left the game only to come back later...then only to exit permanently after that. While Kupp is out, we'll see if the Rams mix in more from Josh Reynolds.
link to story Rams | Cooper Kupp injury update (Mon Oct 15, 02:44 AM) - Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (knee) returned to the game after halftime, despite being carted off the field following a horse-collar tackle. Our View: This looked like an ankle injury during the replay but it's classified as a knee issue. Kupp played the first offensive series of the third quarter but was held out the rest of the way. After the game, Kupp indicated he was feeling 'alright' and believed he'd be good going forward, though he's expected to undergo further tests on Monday, Oct. 15.
link to story Rams | Cooper Kupp injured in first half (Sun Oct 14, 05:09 PM) - Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp (leg) suffered an apparent left leg injury in the first half of the Week 6 game against the Denver Broncos and he was carted off. link to story More News
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